After at least 7 or maybe 10 years I returned to a fitness club yesterday. I need some practice and some weightloss, in short trying to keep my health and body in shape. It also adds to your mental health. So far this sounds positive. But then I arrived at the fitness club. I wanted to follow a program and measure all my exercises to see any progress. And then my Privacy Awareness was triggered by the following. I had to become a club member again.
To my surprise the receptionist of the club asked me if I had been a member earlier. I could recall it so I said yes. What is your date of birth? After typing in she found all my data in the database of their system. Well at least what she let me know: date of birth, name adddress, phone, email. I don’t know what else really. I did not ask. But it simplified the process of being authorized. All my privacy data was still there after all those years of absence. In few minutes I paid and became a full member again. So far so good you might think.