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MANCHESTER UNITED SOCCER SCHOOLS PRIVACY POLICY

 

About Us

Manchester United Soccer Schools is a trading division of Manchester United Merchandising Limited (“we” or “us”). www.manutdsoccerschools.com is the official website of Manchester United Soccer Schools.

 

Your Privacy

This document explains our policy regarding any personal information you might supply to us when you visit this site. Our goal is to protect your information.

 

Please note that this web site contains links to other websites, which are provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of this site. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website that you visit.

 

Consent

By registering on our website, you indicate your consent to us collecting and using your personal information in accordance with the terms set out in this policy, including by passing your information to the Manchester United (“MU”) Group (being all companies with the MU name) and the other MU Commercial Partners. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not register on this site.

 

Details of MU’s Commercial Partners are set out below.

 

Collection of Personal Information

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering, or entering competitions, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may require that you provide us with personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and other personal identifying information. In some instances, you may also be asked to provide a credit or debit card number.

 

We may supplement the information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you or which we receive from other organisations, for example, our commercial partners.

 

How Will We Use Your Information?

When you submit personal information to us you understand and agree that we and our subsidiaries and affiliates may record, transfer, store, and process your customer profile in any of the countries in which we and our subsidiaries or affiliates maintain offices, including without limitation, the United Kingdom. All personal information submitted will be protected by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this privacy policy.

 

We collect this information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you participate in a Soccer Schools, for example, the information is used to mail to you about the Soccer Schools and any future Soccer Schools. If you enter a contest, information is collected to qualify the entry and contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. We also use information that you provide:

 

as part of our effort to keep you informed via mail, email, phone or fax about special offers, and other products and services we offer for record keeping purposes to improve the quality of our service for market research to track activity on our website to understand your preferences so that we can improve the products or services we offer

We recognise and appreciate the importance of responsible use of this information. If you do not want the information you provide to us to be used to inform you of other products and special offers from us, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to us, we will honour your preference.

 

In addition, we may selectively provide certain information to other companies or organisations that have products or services we think may interest you, including without limitation Manchester United plc. If you do not want the information you provide to us to be shared with other companies, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to us, we will honour your preference.

 

Your personal information is password-protected to prevent unauthorised access to it. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.

 

Disclosure of your Information

 

In addition to the disclosure to MU and its commercial partners, we may need to appoint other organisations to carry out some of the processing activities on our behalf in order to provide our products and services to you. These will include, for example, delivery organisations and mailing houses. In these circumstances, we will ensure that your information is properly protected and that it is only used in accordance with this policy.

 

Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new partners or owners.

 

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

 

Offers and Opportunities

MU teams up with a selection of carefully chosen commercial partners such as:

our sponsors, for example American International Group (AIG) and Nike

MU Finance participating organisations (currently Britannia Building Society, MBNA, Endsleigh and Barclaycard)

MUTV

For a full list of companies in the Manchester United Group please click here www.manutd.com or request from the address given below.

 

MU’s commercial partner programme is designed to support the Club and also to bring customers, fans and website users a diverse range of MU associated and MU branded offers (including MU Finance offers) at competitive prices. We and/or MU and/or these commercial partners would like to contact you to tell you about the offers available to you and also about a range of other MU initiatives in a number of ways, including by post, telephone, text/picture/video message, digital television, fax or by email. If you express an interest in an offer from one MU’s commercial partners, that partner may let us know. This enables MU to take your views and interests into account when choosing its commercial partners and developing the programme.

 

If you do not wish for your personal information to be passed on in this way, please contact us as specified below.

 

What to do if you do not want to receive details of offers

 

Please be assured, you are under no obligation to buy anything. However, if you prefer not to be contacted either by us or MU or any of its commercial partners, you can opt out of receiving these details by ticking that the relevant boxes on the screen on which you provide information or by writing to us by mail or email (see the section “How to contact us” below). You can change your mind at any time by contacting us by any of the methods shown below or by following the instructions set out with each offer you receive.

 

Please note, if you do opt out of receiving information, us, MU and/or its commercial partners will be unable to keep you informed of new services, products, events or special offers that may interest you.

 

Use of your information outside the European Union

 

Some of the organisations to which we may disclose your personal information are situated outside of the European Union. In order to provide you with the products and services you require, we may need to transfer your personal information to these countries some of which do not have laws that protect privacy rights as extensively as in the United Kingdom. If we do transfer your personal information to other territories, we will take proper steps to ensure that your information is properly protected.

 

Use of Cookies

 

You can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. However, in order to provide a better service, we may use “cookies” to track your visit, which make it easier for you to log on during future visits. A cookie is a small piece of information that the web site stores on your web browser and can later retrieve. We use cookies for a number of administrative purposes, such as recording your log in status so you do not have to log in to the site at every visit (unless you wish to).

 

The cookie cannot be read by a Web site other than the one that sent the cookie.

 

While we use cookies to track your visit, most cookies last only through a single session or visit. Similarly this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided us with personal information. Please note that it is possible to set up your web browser to inform you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

 

For further information on cookies and how to switch them off see www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Data Protection

We are registered in accordance with United Kingdom Data Protection Legislation and will hold and use your personal data strictly in accordance with UK data protection legislation.

 

How do we protect visitors information?

We have a committed security policy. We will retain copies of the information provided when you register on the website, via our application forms, or enter into any competitions. We implement a number of sophisticated security measures to ensure the safety of any personal information provided. The information is contained on a secure server, which is accessible only by a limited number of employees who have authorised access rights to such information.

 

In addition, we have security procedures in place to protect our paper based systems and computerised databases from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage, and only allow access to them when it is absolutely necessary to do so, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of the personal information contained within them.

 

Policy for Children

We realise and understand that many children will visit our website but encourage all persons under 13 to consult with their parents or legal guardian before submitting any information to this web site and indeed any other web site. However, we believe that ultimately it is the responsibility of parents or legal guardian to supervise children when online and recommend that parental control tools be put in place. Although anyone under the age of 13 is able to participate in competitions and promotions, notification of a win or prize will be sent directly to the parent or legal guardian identified in the initial registration process. Any publication of a competition winner’s personal details for visitors under 18 will require parental or legal guardian consent during registration.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change our security and privacy policies. Accordingly we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies.

 

Updating and Correcting Information

You may correct your personal information by emailing us at muss@muml.co.uk. Please include your name, address and/or email address when you contact us as this helps us to ensure that we accept amendments only from the correct person. We encourage you to update your personal information promptly if it changes.

 

Your Rights to Access Your Personal Information

You have the right to see a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that this information is accurate and kept up to date. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request you make. The current fee is £10.00.

 

You may ask us to make any necessary changes to your personal information to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date.

Use With Mollom

We process your personal data on the request of, and for the purposes of, the website you try to contribute to.
We are bound by the strict rules of Belgian and European data protection. We take all appropriate means to protect your data against unauthorised access and damaging.
We screen your message and identity (name, nickname, IP address, user ID, OpenID, email address and URL of your website) by making comparisons with other elements in our database, to determine the quality of the content of your message and to find out whether your message is spam.
Your message may be rejected by our service, and may subsequently also be rejected by the website you want to contribute to.
We store the content of your messages and other information about your identity during a period of two months. Afterwards, we store the same information in anonymized form for a period of two years, in order to provide our service to other websites.
We hate spam as much as you do. We will never provide your email address to third parties, or send spam ourselves.
We sometimes provide anonymous (statistical) information to third parties.
We can provide access to your personal data in case of illegal use, or when we receive orders from legal authorities.
You can gain access to, correct and/or remove all personal data we store about you – free of charge – by contacting us.

 

How to Contact Us

If you would like any further information or have any comments about our use of your information, our privacy policy or any other aspect of our website or service, please contact our Data Protection Officer by any of the methods shown below:

 

Telephone: 0161 868 8564

Email: muss@muml.co.uk

Mail: The Data Protection Officer, MUML, PO Box 263, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0WD, UK.

Fax: 0161 868 8569