1. ONLINE PRIVACY PRACTICES
1.1 We at Sportsglobal our affiliated companies (“we, us, our”) are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from the internet and other products and services we may be able to offer to you. The www.footballtradedirectory.com website (“the Site”) links to many different sites connected with Sport some of which have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies of which you should be aware and accept prior to accessing and using the relevant site.
1.3 We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) and to ensure we comply with all protection the Act affords to you we have set out below how we intend to utilise the information provided by you when you register via the Site homepage. Further information on the Act is on the internet at www.dataprotection.gov.uk.
1.4 When you access the site, we ask you to give us your name, email address and other information that will be needed to supply the services to you. You can ‘unsubscribe’ at any time. We may use your personal data for contacting you via the phone or e-mail for support, notification of new products, general correspondence regarding the Site and correspondence which may relate you. If you would rather not receive future marketing emails from us once you have registered please tick the link on the email.
1.5 The information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be passed on to external companies if you have opted in to permit Sportsglobal to give your contact information to selected companies, business partners, sponsors and advertisers. If you opt out of permitting Sportsglobal to pass on your information, it will be used only to support your customer relationship with us (i.e. e-mails only from Sportsglobal) and to provide the specified service. We do not disclose or sell your information outside our company except if we sell the whole or part of our business.
1.7 In accordance with statutory obligations we only collect personal information from you which are necessary for us to supply the services to you. You have the option at any time to request that we:
1.7.1 Remove details from our database;
1.7.2 Update the information we hold about you;
1.7.3 Request a copy of the information that we hold subject to the payment of a request fee; or
1.7.4 Stop receiving data.
1.8 All you need to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and in each case quote your name and leave a telephone number so that we may contact you. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity.
2. TRADING FROM OUR SITE
2.1 Making sure you can buy safely on line is a priority for us and certain links accessible from our Site offer goods online. We have made strenuous efforts to ensure that security is one of our highest priorities and we have devoted a great deal of effort to ensure that our online security measures help to safeguard your information. Where possible we use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of:
2.1.1 Potentially sensitive information such as your name and address; and
2.1.2 critically-sensitive information like your credit card number.
2.2 If concerned only about the privacy of your credit card information we encourage you to use an alternative payment method if available.
2.3 We hope that once you understand the measures we take to help ensure secure transactions and privacy, and the steps you can take yourself, you will be as happy about the safety of your online transaction and order information as we are.
3.1 A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.
3.2 A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
3.3 Two types of cookies are used on this website:
3.3.1 Session Cookies: which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site;
3.3.2 Persistent cookies: which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).
4.1 Session Cookies:
4.1.1 To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information.
4.1.2 To allow you to maintain a shopping basket.
4.1.3 Within registration to allow you to access stored information.
4.2 Persistent Cookies:
4.2.1 To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly.
4.2.2 To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
4.2.3 Within research surveys to ensure you are not invited to complete a questionnaire too often or after you have already done so.