This policy describes the way the Australian Football Bodies, hold and disclose personal information. Personal information is information that identifies you or could identify you. The Australian Football Bodies are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles. The Australian Football Bodies may vary this policy from time to time, by posting an updated policy accessible via http://www.aflcommunity.com.au/index.php?id=189. Protecting personal information is fundamental to the Australian Football Bodies’ relationship with their members. All personal information received in connection with an Australian Football Bodys’ product or service, or in the conduct of the Australian Football Bodys’ business, is therefore treated seriously, having regard to the Australian Football Bodys’ legal obligations.
“AFL Online” refers to the Australian Football League website with its top-level domain located at http://www.afl.com.au/, all related sub-domains including the AFL Community website. You need not disclose your identity to the AFL or AFL Club in order to visit AFL Online, except where personal information is voluntarily supplied, The Australian Football Bodies internet server may automatically record details about any computer used to access the website (such as the IP address, domain name and browser type), the date and time of access, and details of the information downloaded. This information is used for internal statistical purposes and to improve AFL Online.
The AFL or AFL Clubs may use “cookies” on AFL Online. A cookie is a small text file that AFL Online may place on your computer. Usually, cookies are used as a means for our websites to remember your preferences and are thus designed to improve your experience of AFL Online. Cookies may collect and store personal information about you.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
When you visit and browse AFL Online, our website host and some third party service providers may collect information for statistical, reporting and maintenance purposes.
The AFL or AFL Clubs use website analytic services to help analyse how you use AFL Online (Website Analytics). Website Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means including but not limited to cookies which are stored on users' computers. The information generated is used to create reports about the use of AFL Online. Our third party providers of these services may store this information. The AFL or AFL Clubs will not (and will not allow any third party to) use Website Analytics to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to AFL Online. The AFL or AFL Clubs will not associate any data gathered from AFL Online with any personally identifying information from any source as part of the AFL's or AFL Clubs' use of Website Analytics.
Generally, the Australian Football Bodies collect personal information directly from your use of the the Fox Sports Pulse and any registration you make to receive information, including via email. The personal information which the Australian Football Bodies collect and hold includes:
In addition, you may also provide to us and we may collect and hold additional personal information, such as:
If you do not give personal information to the Australian Football Bodies, it may affect the ability of the Australian Football Bodies to provide you with products and/or services.
Where we engage with you multiple times over a short period in relation to the same matter, we may not provide you with a separate notice about privacy each time we engage with you.
During the course of business, the Australian Football Bodies may also collect personal information that is given to them by a third party (for example, a corporate partner of an Australian Football Body or information that is on a publicly maintained record). This information forms part of the personal information described in this policy. The Australian Football Bodies will not intentionally solicit personal information that is unintentionally disclosed.
This may happen if our service providers are located overseas, or if transactions, information, services or products have an overseas connection. Where such parties are located overseas, you may have rights to enforce such parties' compliance with applicable data protection laws, but you may not have recourse against those parties under the Australian Privacy Act in relation to how those parties treat your personal information.
The Australian Football Bodies collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for purposes including, without limitation:
The Australian Football Bodies may also disclose personal information where it is otherwise permitted to do so by law.
Where you provide your personal information directly to one Australian Football Body, although it may be disclosed to the AFL, that personal information will not ordinarily be shared with a different Australian Football Body. However, there may be some circumstances where this personal information is shared between Australian Football Bodies.
You consent to the Australian Football Bodies using your personal Information for sending you information, including promotional material, about the Australian Football Bodies, or Australian Football Bodys' products and services, as well as the products and services of third parties, now and in the future. You also consent to us sending you such information by means of direct mail, email, SMS and MMS messages. You can contact us using the contact details specified in paragraph 9 if you do not want to receive marketing information from us.
The Australian Football Bodies do not otherwise disclose personal information without your permission, unless the disclosure is:
The Australian Football Bodies will take reasonable steps to protect all personal information within their direct control from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The Australian Football Bodies will take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords.
An individual may:
by contacting the AFL’s Privacy Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be required to provide proof of identity in order to obtain access to your personal information. The Australian Football Bodies may charge a fee where access is provided. The Australian Football Bodies may refuse to provide access if permitted to do so by law. The Australian Football Bodies aims to provide access to your personal information within 30 days of a valid request.
At all times, privacy complaints:
The AFL’s Privacy Officer will commence an investigation into your complaint. You will be informed of the outcome of your complaint within a reasonable period of time following completion of the investigation.
For the purpose of this policy, “Australian Football Bodies” means all Australian football clubs and leagues affiliated with the AFL or AFL State Bodies, that being: