Witness Football

PRIVACY POLICY

This Policy applies between you, the User of this Web Site and witnessfootball.com the owner and provider of this Web Site.  This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and our Services. This Policy was last updated on the 09 October 2020.

The Regulation

This Data Protection Policy applies to the services of witnessfootball.com and we apply  the European Economic Area, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) to all of our services.

The Controller

witnessfootball.com of www.witnessfootball.com is the Controller of your personal data.

Accuracy

It is important that the data we hold about you is accurate and current, therefore please keep us informed of any changes to your personal data.

Children Data

Our website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

What is personal data?

Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Personal Data”).

What data do we collect?

We may collect data or ask you to provide certain data when you use our website and services. The sources from which we collect Personal Data are:

Information you provide to us

When you participate in, access or sign up to any of our services, activities or online content, such as newsletters, surveys or online events, we receive personal information about you which we use to provide these services. This may consist of data such as your Name, Primary e-mail, Slug (to be used as a unique identifier across the website), Country, Social Media handles for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Photograph. You will be able to select how we use your information for marketing purposes and you can update your marketing preferences at any time.

When you are signing up as a writer or an affiliate and a user from outside of India, you need to provide the following additional information: PayPal account registered name, PayPal registered e-mail and Tax identification number relevant to country of residence.

When you are signing up as a writer or an affiliate and a user from India, you need to provide the following additional information: Beneficiary Name, Address, City, Pincode, State, Country, Phone, E-mail ID, Bank Name, Bank Address, Bank Account Number, Bank Account Type, IFSC Code, PAN, GSTIN (if applicable)

Content you share with us

When you choose to share comments, photos, videos and other content with, us we may receive personal information about you.

Information collected online

We automatically collect personal data (technical and usage) when you browse or interact with our website, by using cookies, and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about you if you visit other websites which use our cookies.

Affiliate Marketing and eCommerce

Some of our websites contain links to products and services offered by third party websites. If you click on those links we will use data collected about your activity on our site to direct you to the third party site. We and the third party may collect data to show us that you have clicked on the link and whether you purchased any products and services. We may receive a commission from the third party if you link to their site from a Future site and purchase goods and services from them.

Email communications

We use web beacons in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns. If you open an email from us, we can see which of the pages of our website you visited. Our web beacons don’t store any information on your computer but communicate with our cookies and tell us when you have opened an email from us.

Data collected that is linked, for example if you have used our service and later choose us again, we will link your data and treat that linked data as Personal Data.

How personal data is collected

We collect personal data in the following ways:

direct interactions  you may provide personal data when you complete online forms, subscribe to our services, create a user account, join our mailing list, use our feedback form or otherwise or correspond with us.
automated technologywe automatically collect personal data (technical and usage) when you browse or interact with our website, by using cookies, and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about you if you visit other websites which use our cookies.

On what grounds do we use Personal Data?

We use your Personal Data for the following purposes and on the following grounds:

On the basis of fulfilling our contract (when you use our service)

On the basis of your consent (when you subscribe to our newsletter)

On the basis of legal obligations (for obligations such as tax, accounting, anti-money laundering, or when a court or other authority asks us to)

On the basis of our legitimate interest (for communications about security, privacy and performance improvements of our services. Or for establishing, exercising or defending our legal rights.)

Of course, before relying on any of those legitimate interests we balance them against your interests and make sure they are compelling enough and will not cause any unwarranted harm.

When do we disclose your Personal Data?

We disclose your Personal Data in response to your business enquiry or your request for information within our Company in order to provide the best service possible and within our legitimate interest.

We may share your information with organisations that help us provide the services described in this Data Protection Policy and who may process such data on our behalf and in accordance with this Data Protection Policy, to support this website and our services. For example, with our legal other professional advisors.

In relation to information obtained about you from your use of our website, we may share a cookie identifier and IP data with analytic and advertising network services providers to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website which is subject to our Cookies Policy.

We may disclose personal information in other circumstances such as when you agree to it or if the law, a Court order, a legal obligation or regulatory authority ask us to. If the purpose is the prevention of fraud or crime or if it is necessary to protect and defend our right, property or personal safety of our staff, the website and its users.

Data retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • information about the processing of your personal data
  • obtain access to the personal data held about you
  • ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected
  • request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful
  • object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation
  • request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases
  • receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’)
  • request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision
  • Where the processing of your personal information is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent without detriment at any time through our contact form.

How do we protect your Personal Data?

We protect your data using state of the art technical, and physical safeguards and operate a firm system of policies, confidentiality agreements, digital safeguards and procedures to ensure the highest level of administrative protection.

In more detail to access our database the user must be authorised, is challenged through a two-way authentication system and use an encrypted VPN. Also, the removal of Personal Data from our location is forbidden and made by using a complex encryption system very difficult. We use cutting edge antivirus and anti-malware software and up-to-date firewall protection. Moreover, authorised personnel must have a legitimate need to know interest such as being your point of contact or service your user account.

The data we collect from you may be stored, with appropriate technical and organisational security measures applied to it, on our servers in the USA. In all cases, we follow generally high data protection standards and advanced security measures to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any questions or complaints about our use of your Personal Data and this policy, please contact us using our contact form.

Automated decision-making and profiling

We do not use automation for decision-making and profiling

Changes

This Data Protection Policy and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal data can result in changes to this Data Protection Policy. Please regularly review this Data Protection Policy to keep up to date with any changes.

Queries and Complaints

Any comments or queries on this policy should be directed to us using the following contact details.

www.witnessfootball.com

info@witnessfootball.com

If you believe that we have not complied with this policy or acted otherwise than in accordance with data protection law, then you should notify us.