Privacy Policy

At the Running Bug your privacy is of the up most importance to us. This statement explains the measures we take to protect your privacy. 

Protecting your information

Firstly, it’s important to understand that you don’t have to share any of your personal information with us in order to use the Running Bug. Secondly, we will not collect any of your personal information without your permission to do so. 

We collect information when you sign up to the website or when you join the Running Bug club.

If you do choose to share your personal information with us then we take various measures to make sure it’s safe and protected. These security measures include:

  • Using a secure server and encryption when transmitting the information you have shared with us.
  • The web server itself is kept in a completely secure and managed environment.

Using your information

We use the data that you provide us in two ways. 

  • So we can send you information by email such as the Running Bug newsletter.
  • So we can get a better understanding of the kind of articles, advice and information that you want to hear about.

The information that you provide us is not shared with any other third parties unless you have given us permission to do so.

What we send you

We use the information you have shared with us to communicate with you and send you things in the following ways:

  • Email – we send you emails only if you have given us permission to do. If you no longer want to receive emails from us then you can either unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link on the email, or by emailing us at
  • Post – now and again we may run promotions or competitions. If you’re one of our lucky winners then we’ll send you your prize by post. Similarly when you sign up to the Running Bug club you’ll receive your membership card and any merchandise in the post.


Cookies are small text files that we place in your web browser when you visit the Running Bug. These cookies contain records or information so that we can recognise you when you visit us. This means we can provide you with personalised information such as your favourites.

Cookies on their own do not provide us with your e-mail address or any other personal information you may have on your computer.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

We have implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. We will use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop the site and content around our users’ interests.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit


To Summarise

At all times we value your privacy and do our up most to make sure that it’s protected. We use the information that you share with us responsibly and only with your permission. We may from time to time update this policy. 
If you have any questions about our privacy policy then please put them on an email to us at