Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how FOOTY.COM® collects personal information about you and how we use it.

What information do we collect?

How do we collect the information?

What do we use the data we collect for?

Storage of your data

As users of our service, you do not have any legal obligation to provide any information or personal details to FOOTY.COM®. However, we require certain information from you in order for some of our services, such as user accounts, to function properly.

The provision of personal data (email address, first name, last name, favourite football team) and the creation of login credentials (email address and password) allow us to personalise and improve our services. We ensure your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and that all information you provide is stored on secure servers.

You hereby agree and acknowledge that any information you do provide to us is provided at your own free will, for the purposes mentioned in this privacy policy, and that we may keep such information in a database registered and kept in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

How do we keep your data secure?

We take care to maintain appropriate safeguards and security features to protect the integrity and privacy of the information you provide to us. We encrypt your information to protect it from unauthorised use, and we use pseudonymisation, information access controls, and firewalls.

All information you provide to us is hosted and stored on Microsoft Azure cloud-based services in Ireland which is compliant with ISO27001 standard. For further information on the measures taken by Azure to protect the security of their servers and your information, please see: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/windows-azure-achieves-is0-27001-certification-from-the-british-standards-institute/. If you are not satisfied with the levels of security offered by our cloud provider, you should restrict the nature and amount of information you share with us.

If you choose to create an account with FOOTY.COM®, the information within your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. It is your responsibility to ensure that there is no unauthorised access to your account by selecting and protecting your password appropriately. It is also advised that you limit access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. You are further responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access your FOOTY.COM® account, and for any activities or actions under your password. FOOTY.COM® encourages you to use “strong” passwords; these being passwords that use a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols. FOOTY.COM® cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the aforementioned requirements.

The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and we, therefore, cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Services. Unauthorised entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. Any provision of data is transmitted at your own risk.

Marketing

If you have affirmatively consented to receive email communications from us, we will send you information about product deals and news that we feel you might be interested in. However, if you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes then you can click the unsubscribe link that features in the footer of all emails we dispatch.

Alternatively, please contact us and we will unsubscribe and/or purge your data from our system(s) manually on your behalf. We will never share your information with other companies for marketing purposes.

We use MailChimp as our Email Service Provider for sending email communications. MailChimp are fully ISO27001 compliant. For more detailed information on how MailChimp securely processes personal data, please read their privacy policy and security policy.

What are your rights under data protection law?

The law gives you certain rights in respect of the information that we hold about you. The website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (http://www.ico.org.uk) has a wealth of useful information in respect of your rights over your personal data.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. You can also ask for all information we hold about you to be removed.

If you wish to update or remove your data please contact us.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of our website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. We do not use cookies to personally identify you.

You can exercise your preferences about what cookies are served on our website by visiting the TRUSTe preference center which is accessible via http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/.

You can also set your browser to not accept cookies via native browser functionality, however, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result and your experience will be affected.

For more detailed information please read our cookie policy.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor the usage of our website to provide insight into which parts of our website are being used and how users interact with it. We use IP anonymization within Google Analytics so that a user’s full IP is never stored.

Notifications

We use OneSignal to collect, manage and send push notifications to users. Notifications are only sent to users that have explicitly chosen to receive them. If you have opted in to receive push notifications and no longer want to receive notifications you can turn them off through their browser settings. If you want to find out more on how your data is used you can read OneSignal's privacy policy.

Affiliates and other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Some of the links on our website go to affiliate websites that reward us with commission when a user completes a sale. When a sale is completed we receive information about the sale but not personal data about you.

If you would like to know more about the privacy policies of the individual affiliate networks we work with then follow the relevant link below.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 20/04/2020.

How to contact us

If you wish to contact us about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you then please contact us.