Runner’s World Magazine Australia & New Zealand (Runner’s World) and The Run Fit Group are committed to respecting our users’ privacy and security.

Personal Data

Privacy Policy

Runner’s World Magazine Australia & New Zealand (Runner’s World) and The Run Fit Group are committed to respecting our users’ privacy and security.

However, we do collect and use various bits of information about you through your use of the site, to enhance your enjoyment of our service:

1. Personal Data – (names and addresses etc) through which it is possible to identify you. You will always know when this data is being collected.
2. Aggregated Statistical Data – all other non-personal information that relates purely to generic statistics such as traffic flow and demographics. It is not possible to identify you through this data.

 Personal Data

Runner’s World will only collect, use and transfer your Personal Data if you have consented to that collection, use and transfer, except in circumstances where it is necessary to conform to legal requirements; protect and defend our rights or property; or to protect the interests of other users.

This data is collected through Online Shop. On purchasing | subscribing via the Online Shop you give your consent to Runner’s World:

– collecting the information that is on the Online Shop Checkout and/or Your Account, and information about your movements around and use of the site;
– using that information to contact you with regarding your purchase | subscription; and transferring that information to other companies (subsidiaries or affiliates).

On occasion we may collect Personal Data in other ways – e.g. through competition entry forms or other occasional services.

 Aggregated Data

Other non-personal information will be collected and used by Start to Finish and may be transferred to third parties.

In addition to non-personal information given on your Registration Form, information is automatically collected about traffic around the site. This is also only used in aggregate form and no individual user will be identified.


Runner’s World uses “cookies” to speed up access to the site (it bypasses checking the registered user database) and to enhance your experience of the site by customising it according to your interests. A cookie is a small piece of information sent from Runner’s World to your computer to help us to identify you quickly. It is possible for you to disable these cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may slow down or prohibit access to parts of the site.

 Advertising Agencies

The adverts you see on the Runner’s World website are served to the site on our behalf by agents. The agent may use cookies for statistical purposes and to ensure that you do not see the same adverts all the time, and to try and make sure that you see adverts that will be of interest to you.


Security is paramount to Runner’s World with respect of your data. We use a variety of software to ensure appropriate security and encryption.