This Your Privacy and Covid-19 Notice was last updated on August 11, 2021.
As the current circumstances and the needs of our community evolve, this Privacy Notice may be modified or updated in Equinox’s sole discretion. If we make any changes to this Privacy Notice, we will post the revised document here and such changes will be effective immediately upon that posting. Please review this Privacy Notice periodically to ensure you are aware of any changes.
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The types of personal information we collect include:
In many cases, we will collect the personal information described above directly from you. In some cases, however, we will collect the information from other sources, such as:
When you interact with our Sites, or when you connect to our Wi-Fi network at one of our Clubs, we obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other technologies. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.
We use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, devices, internet connection, browsing actions, and usage patterns. The information we obtain in this manner may include your IP address, identifiers associated with your devices, types of devices connected to our services, web browser characteristics, browsing history, device characteristics, language preferences, referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and dates and times of visits to our Sites. We may also obtain information about how you interact with the Sites, such as features and pages you visit, search queries, and download errors. These technologies help us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with our products and services; (3) tailor the products and services around your preferences; (4) measure the usability of our products and services and the effectiveness of our communications; and (5) otherwise manage and enhance our products and services.
Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Sites. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.
Information about our cookie practices and how to change your cookie settings is available in our “Cookies Policy” below. To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before using cookies or similar tools.
Certain web browsers allow you to instruct your browser to send Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals to websites you visit, informing those sites that you do not want your online activities to be tracked. At this time, our Sites are not designed to respond to DNT signals or similar mechanisms from browsers. For information about Do Not Track, please visit: www.allaboutdnt.org
We use the personal information we obtain about you to perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you, including to:
We also use the information we obtain based on our legitimate interests and business purposes, including to:
We use your personal information for these purposes because we have a legitimate business interest in providing services to our members, guests and other interested individuals that is not overridden by your interests, rights and freedoms to protect personal information about you.
Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (e.g., to process your payment). In this case, we may not be able to provide you with the product or service you have requested but we will endeavor to notify you if this is the case.
We also may use the information we collect about you in other ways for which we will provide specific notice at the time of collection and obtain your consent if required by applicable law.
We use third-party web analytics services on our Sites, such as Google Analytics and ContentSquare. The service providers that administer these services use automated technologies to collect data (such as IP addresses) to evaluate use of the Sites. To learn more about these analytics services, please see our “Cookies Policy” below.
To learn how to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You may see certain ads on other websites because we engage third-party ad buying networks (such as Google Ads and Facebook). Through such ad networks, we can target our messaging to users through demographic, interest-based and contextual means. These networks track your online activities over time and across multiple websites by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of third-party cookies, web server logs, pixels and web beacons. The networks use this information to show you ads that may be tailored to your individual interests. The information our ad networks may collect on our behalf includes data about your visits to websites that serve Equinox advertisements, such as the pages or advertisements you view and the actions you take on the websites. This data collection takes place both on our Sites and on third-party websites that participate in these ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
To learn how to opt out of ad network interest-based advertising in the U.S., please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices and http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices. In the European Union, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu. To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before using your information for interest-based advertising.
We share your personal information with our vendors and other advisors such as law firms and auditors, who perform services or functions on our behalf, such as vendors who assist Equinox in maintaining the Sites, sending postal mail and email, managing and updating member lists and records, analyzing data, and facilitating customer service. In accordance with applicable law, we have entered into appropriate written agreements with our vendors and we do not authorize our vendors to retain, use or disclose the information for any purpose other than the specific purpose of performing services on our behalf or complying with legal requirements. However, in certain instances vendors may use aggregated, de-identified information for their reasonable business purposes such as improving their products or services or for statistical reporting.
We may share your personal information with our affiliates, subsidiaries and parent companies, including Furthermore LLC, EQX Hotel Management, LLC, Precision Run LLC, SoulCycle Inc., Equinox Media Inc., and The Related Companies L.P. In addition, we may share your personal information with other businesses with which we partner to provide you with products, services or offers we believe may be of interest to you, including on-premises businesses and charitable organizations we partner with.
In accordance with applicable law, we may disclose information about you:
We may otherwise disclose information where we have obtained your consent to do so. We also reserve the right to assign or transfer any information we have about you in the event of any merger, acquisition, sale of assets, sale of our business, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution, liquidation or other corporate transaction, involving us or any of our parent companies or affiliates.
Social Media and Third Party Apps: We may share information with social networks when you interact with the Sites (e.g., clicking a Facebook “like” button) or connect your social media accounts to a Site. If you elect to connect Third Party Apps to the Sites, your information may also be shared with these third parties. Please see below for more information on this, as we do not control these third parties or their privacy practices.
Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent to send you marketing communications. If you do not wish to receive any marketing emails, you can opt out of future mailings by clicking on the unsubscribe link located on the bottom of the relevant email. If you are a member and have an account on the Sites, you can unsubscribe at any time by logging in and adjusting your communications preferences. If you are a member, please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional emails, you will continue to receive administrative and operational communications regarding your membership, such as notices regarding billing, session reminders or club closures.
This section describes certain rights available to you if you are a California resident (the “California Notice”) and is effective as of January 1, 2020. When we refer to personal information in this California Notice, we mean any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual that interacts with us, through use of our Sites or otherwise.
CCPA: Beginning January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides California residents with certain rights and choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information, as described below:
For more details about the personal information we may have collected about you over the last 12 months, including categories of sources of personal information, please see the “Information We Collect” section above. We collect and use your personal information for the reasons described in the “How We Use Your Information” section above. We also may use your personal information for the following business purposes specified in the CCPA:
We share personal information with the categories of third parties described in “How We Share Your Information” above. We may have disclosed to third parties the following categories of personal information for a business purpose. Please see the “Information We Collect” section above for more detailed descriptions of these categories.
Equinox does not sell your personal information for monetary compensation. We may allow certain third parties such as advertising partners to collect your personal information via automated technologies like “cookies” and “web beacons” on our Sites, or share your personal information with certain affiliated companies or promotional partners, in exchange for non-monetary consideration such as an enhanced ability to serve you content and advertisements that may be of interest to you. These disclosures may be considered a “sale” under California law. You have the right to opt out of this disclosure of your information, as detailed in this California Notice.
During the twelve (12) month period prior to the effective date of this California Notice, we may have “sold” the following categories of personal information.
How to Submit a CCPA Request: To submit an access or deletion request, please click visit and complete our privacy request web form at https://www.equinox.com/privacyrequest. To opt-out of the sale of your personal information visit https://www.equinox.com/dnsrequest.
We encourage you to use these web forms to submit your request, but you may also make a request using our toll-free number at (866) 275-5678 or in one of our California Clubs. You may submit your request through an authorized agent; however, if you designate an authorized agent to make an access, deletion or opt-out of sale request on your behalf, we will require you and/or the authorized agent to provide to us written proof of their authorization to act on your behalf.
California Right to Non-Discrimination: If you choose to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, you have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment by us.
Verifying Requests: To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request. In order to verify your identity when you request access to or deletion of your personal information, we may require you to provide certain information we are likely to already have on-file about you based on the type of relationship you have with us, such as your member ID and date of last check-in if you are an Equinox member, or your email address and Equinox Club visited if you are a guest or non-member.
In addition, if you exercise your right to request specific pieces of your personal information, we will require you to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request.
Shine the Light Requests: You also have a right to request that we provide you with (a) a list of certain categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year and (b) the identity of those third parties. You may make one request per calendar year, and the information may be provided in a standardized format which is not specific to you individually. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response. You may request this information in writing by contacting us at: Equinox Holdings, Inc., 31 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, Attention: Legal Department, California Privacy Rights or at email@example.com with the subject line: California Privacy Rights. Please allow up to thirty (30) days for a response.
Erasure Requests: If you are a California resident under the age of 18 and an Equinox member with a digital account, you may request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted on the Sites. To make this request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a detailed description of the specific content or information you would like to remove. Please note that this removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted on the Sites by you as there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal.
Data Controller: When you visit, interact with, or request information about Equinox Clubs in the United Kingdom, the data controller is Equinox Fitness Holdings UK Limited, a subsidiary of Equinox Holdings, Inc. with a registered office at 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW (company number 10256500) (“Equinox UK”). For all other interactions with Equinox, Equinox Holdings, Inc. is considered the data controller. Equinox UK does not use personal information to make decisions based solely on automatic processing in any way that would produce legal effects concerning you or otherwise similarly significantly affect you.
Your Rights: If you are located in the EEA, the following rights apply to you. Subject to applicable law, you have the right to request access to and rectification of the personal data Equinox UK maintains about you, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data or to object to that processing on grounds relating to your situation. Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent to send you marketing communications. As described under “How We Use Your Information” above, you have a right to unsubscribe from any marketing communications we may send to you. In addition, you may have the right to request erasure of your personal data from Equinox UK’s systems in certain circumstances provided by applicable law. Subject to applicable law, where technically feasible and following your written request and verifiable identification, we will provide you with a copy of your EEA personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine readable format.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact Equinox as indicated below. Please allow us a reasonable period of time one (1) month to respond to your request. You may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority if you are not satisfied with our response.
In certain instances, the Sites may allow you to elect to communicate with Equinox by using text message, including in connection with scheduling a visit to one of our Equinox locations. By electing to receive text messages, you are expressly consenting to receiving text messages made using an automatic telephone dialing system from Equinox or its service providers, and you also understand and agree that data rates and charges may apply and that you are solely responsible for all associated costs assessed by your telecommunication carrier or provider. Providing this consent is not a condition of becoming a member of Equinox or receiving any goods or services from Equinox.
You may opt out from receiving text message at any time by either replying STOP or END to a text you have from Equinox or by texting STOP or END to (646) 357-9500 at any time. Please note that you may receive a confirmation text acknowledging you have unsubscribed. Please allow five (5) business days to process your request.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NATURE AND CONTENTS OF ANY FOR THE PRACTICES OF, OR THE COLLECTION, USE OR SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY, ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES OR CONNECTED ACCOUNTS.
Equinox maintains administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
The Sites are intended for use by adults, and you may use the Sites only if you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or, consistent with our membership policies, have parental consent if you are sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years old. The Sites are not intended for or directed to children under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13).
Strictly Necessary: These cookies are necessary for the Sites to operate properly and facilitate your use of its features. Without these cookies, certain services cannot be provided. These cookies help us understand information, such as your session ID and other server authentication information. This category of cookies should not be disabled. If you use your browser settings to block them, we cannot guarantee your security or predict how the Sites will perform during your visit. Examples of our strictly necessary cookies include:
Functional: These cookies allow the Sites to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features. They can also be used to make sure the content we show is relevant to you – for example, if you are logged in as a member, we use a cookie to make sure we don’t show you a promotion for non-members. They can also be used to remember changes made to parts of our website that you can customized. Examples of our functional cookies include:
Performance and Analytics: These cookies collect information about how you interact with the Sites, such as what pages you visit and if any errors have occurred. Information is used to improve how the Sites function. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you, but generate statistical data about your use of our Sites. Examples of our analytics cookies include:
Targeting and Advertising: These help customize the content and information you receive on the site and to help deliver ads that we believe are relevant to your interests. Advertising cookies may be placed on the Sites by a third party with our consent, which then enables us to determine whether or not to show you an Equinox ad when you are browsing other sites. Third-party cookies we have allowed to be placed on the Sites for advertising purposes are listed below. Please visit the relevant third party’s site for more information on these cookies and how you can opt out of them.
Your Choices: In addition to visiting the third-party sites above, you can manage cookies through your web browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note, however, that if you disable cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all features and functionalities of the Sites. The following external links will explain how to manage cookies for the most common browsers: