The information you provide
We may ask you to provide information to us or collect data from you on different occasions, including at a number of points on the Site, such as when you:
- register with the Site;
- submit any job application;
- e-mail enquiries, contributions or your views to us; or
- or otherwise contact us via the Site;
The information that you are asked to provide will vary depending on the reason for the collection. In some instances, the provision of certain information will be mandatory. In other instances, it may be voluntary.
Please note that The FA Group may scan emails, using automated techniques, for malicious software and unsuitable material.
How The FA uses the information
We will use your personal information:
- to corroborate your identity;
- to process and respond to your enquiry or job application;
- to process and acknowledge any job application or contribution that you may make;
- to send information to you;
- for research and statistical purposes;
- for other reasonable purposes for which you have provided such information;
- otherwise as approved by you when providing your personal information.
If you do not wish to receive any of the above information or be contacted by us in accordance with the above, please update your preferences online (where this facility is available) or alternatively write to the Data Protection Officer at the address below.
We may aggregate the information you send to us with other data (so that you cannot be identified from that data) and use that aggregated data for administrative purposes and/or share it with other people.
We will share your information with our affiliates and third party service providers if this is necessary or reasonably required for any of the purposes above. Such third party service providers are not entitled to use your information for their own purposes. Some of these third parties may be located outside of the United Kingdom, including in countries where data protection laws might not exist or be of a lower standard than the EU.
We may also disclose your personal information if required by law or as a result of a lawful request by a governmental or law enforcement authority.
Protection of information
We are committed to protecting your privacy and we implement various security measures in relation to our processing and transfer of personal data. However, the nature of the Internet is such that the data may in some circumstances flow over networks without full security measures and could be accessible to unauthorised persons.
When you visit the Site, we may collect, process and use information about you which may not personally identify you but which may be helpful for improving the operation of the Site. Such information may be collected through “traffic data” and may entail the use of “cookies”, “IP Addresses” or other numeric codes used to identify your computer. You can delete cookies or configure your computer to reject them, although this may disable the Site’s ability to manage individual sessions.
Your right to access the information
You have the right to access the information that The FA holds about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. In order to do this please make a written application to the Data Protection Officer, at the address provided below. The FA may require you to provide verification of your identity and to pay an administrative fee (which is currently £10) to provide a copy of the information that it holds. Please note that in certain circumstances The FA may withhold access to your information where it has the right to do so under current data protection legislation.
Updating your information
In the event that there is a change to your personal information for example your contact details, please let us know of this by updating your details online (where this facility is available) or writing to the Data Protection Officer, at the address provided below, so that we can keep your information up to date and accurate.
What we do
The FA Group doesn’t just govern and develop the game. We are also committed to improving our reputation for innovation and excellence by using the power of football to build a better future.
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