Who we are
We are the UKFSA – UK Freestyle Skateboarding Association – and our website address is: freestyleuk.org. Yes, you’re already on it. We are the governing body for freestyle skateboarding in the United Kingdom, and are run entirely by professional freestyle skateboarders.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Data and information entered into a contact form is sent via email to the relevant members of the UKFSA board. You can see who they are at any given time at https://freestyleuk.org/about.
All email is handled securely through industry standard SSL.
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We use traffic log cookies via Google Analytics to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your specific needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
If you set up an account and log in to this site, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We will never sell or give your information to anyone for marketing or research purposes.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible using the form on our contact page. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
As mentioned previously, we also use Google Analytics to track data on page views and usage of the website. All IP addresses are anonymised and you can opt out of this procedure at any time.
How we protect your data
We protect your data mostly by minimising the amount we retain.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We’re using industry-standard SSL and CMS software. Staff access to member data is restricted only to management and all computer terminals and software are physically and electronically secure.
You can head over to our contact page if you need to get in touch with us.