Privacy Policy

Introduction

Jobs4football.com (“we“, “us” or “Jobs4football“) operate (either for ourselves or on behalf of third-parties) or represent a number of digital sports media properties, which are either websites or mobile applications. In this notice, each of the properties is referred to as a “platform“. When we refer to the “Service” in this Privacy Notice, this means the provision of the content on the platforms to the user.

This notice explains why Jobs4football collects information concerning the users of the platforms, what type of information we collect and how we use that information. This Privacy Notice applies to any such information collected via any platform which displays it (or a link to it).

This notice has been last updated on 16 August 2021.

What data we collect

When a user interacts with Jobs4football we may collect certain data about that user. This data falls into 2 broad categories: (i) data about a user themselves, which the user gives us; and (ii) data about the user, or the way a user interacts with the platforms or Services, which is collected by us electronically.

We collect the following User Information in accordance with applicable law:

  • information that users provide to us, directly or via a third-party registration service for the purpose of registering with Jobs4football
  • information users provide to us when users interact with our customer service team;
  • information users provide relating to reviews or ratings
  • information about user interactions with our platforms, and any direct communications the user receives from us (such as emails);
  • device IDs or unique identifiers, location data, device and software characteristics (such as type and configuration), connection information, statistics on page views, referral URLs, ad data, website and app navigation, IP address and standard web log information;
  • the details of any third-party digital property (such as a website) that referred or linked a user to the platforms
  • information about how users behave on our platforms (such as the type of content they view, how frequently, at what times etc).

We may also collect personal information from a variety of third-party sources. These include social networks (subject to the user’s privacy settings and the privacy policy of the social network, and adopting a “two-click” solution where required), service providers which allow us to verify, enhance or supplement the User Information collected on our platforms, and business partners to whom we are offering a service.

How & why we use the data we collect

We use the User Information for three main purposes: (i) to operate and improve the platforms and to ensure that we can provide the Services; (ii) to optimise the content on the platforms; and (iii) send marketing and show advertising to our users.

More specifically, we will use the User Information to do one or more of the following things:

  1. administer our platforms;
  2. provide the Service requested by the user;
  3. improving the browsing experience by personalizing the Service to the user;
  4. prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, including fraud, cheating, and money laundering and enforce our terms;
  5. to notify users about changes to our Service;
  6. send out email alerts, text messages notifications or device notifications in relation to our Service;
  7. send notices and invoices to users, and collect payments from them;
  8. deal with enquiries and complaints;
  9. comply with any legal or regulatory requirements and otherwise to any respond to any relevant regulator or competent authority as required by law;
  10. understand user trends and patterns; and
  11. develop aggregate analysis in respect of our users and business intelligence that enable us to operate, protect, make informed decisions and report on the performance of our business.

Jobs4football has been designed to attract as many users as possible. In our case, our users are typically football fans or interested in football news, jobs and other sports-related content. The creation of this content, and the work that goes into ensuring that Jobs4football continue to be class-leading digital sports destinations, are funded by advertising revenues which we receive as a result of showing users advertising or other sponsored or branded content on the platforms. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that we deliver this advertising in a responsible way, and in allowing us to deliver it to the users most likely to be interested in it, and in doing so we employ User Information, such as the user’s location, how the user engages with the platforms and the content that the user views.

More specifically, in relation to advertising:

  • we employ User Information to select and deliver advertising that appears on our platforms, and to allow third-parties (such as ad servers) to do this on our behalf;
  • we may pass User Information to service providers, such as Google, to allow them to provide services on our behalf or to partner with us in selecting and serving ads for our advertising partners;
  • we will not employ User Information to make qualitative judgments about individual users, nor make automated decisions in relation to users which could have a significant or legal effect on them, nor will we knowingly engage any third-party to do so.

Cookies

Much of the User Information that we collect, and most of the information we employ in connection with advertising, is obtained via the use of cookies and similar technologies. Cookies are usually a string of numbers and/or letters that a website transfers to a User’s hard drive. Similar technologies include pixel tags and web storage and other technologies, and we refer to all these things as “cookies” in this section. The cookies enable the platforms to “remember” you, either for the duration of your visit (session cookies) or for repeat visits (persistent cookies).

On this platform, we use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential to enable the user to navigate around the platform securely and to provide the user with Services they have specifically requested.
  • Functionality cookies – These cookies enhance the functionality of the platforms by storing user preferences. For instance, they can remember your name and location, if you provide this information and the types of content you are interested in.
  • Performance cookies – These cookies improve the performance of the platforms. For instance, they help pages load quicker.
  • Analytics cookies – We may use third party analytics services such as Google Analytics and others. Your IP address and other information will be collected by automated means to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, identify user patterns and provide related services. For more information about how Google Analytics uses your information please click here. In addition, authentication and tracking logs will be used to compile user statistics.
  • Targeting/advertising – These cookies help us serving of relevant advertisements and implement frequency capping procedures.

These types of cookies may also be placed on the platform by our business partners or service providers.

If you register with us or if you continue to use our Jobs4football, you agree to our use of cookies. In some cases, when you arrive on our platform a pop-up message will appear asking for your consent to place advertising cookies on your device as required by applicable law. In order to provide your consent, please click ‘OK’. Once your consent has been provided, this message will not appear again when you revisit, unless you delete cookies via your browser settings or otherwise.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that, or opt-out as explained below. You may not be able to take full advantage of our platforms or use certain functions if you disable cookies.

Disclosure of User Information

Jobs4football may share User Information with selected third parties including:

  • advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to the user.
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the platforms.
  • if we decide to sell the business operating the Service or it is integrated with another business, we may disclose User Information to our advisers and any prospective buyer’s advisers as well as to the new owners of the business.
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share a user’s personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms;
  • in order to prevent fraud, cheating and money laundering we may disclose User Information and betting and gaming history to third parties including, but not limited to, any relevant regulator, gaming and sporting bodies, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies or any other body that deals with the investigation of alleged offences.

Where relevant, we will disclose User Information and anonymized information associated with a user’s use of and interaction with the platforms to the partner on whose behalf we operate that platform, for the purposes of marketing and advertising, and to promote their own products and services.

Your right to opt-out

If you would like us to stop sending you marketing communications you may use the unsubscribe link in our marketing communications.

If you, or another user of your device, wish to withdraw your cookies consent at any time, you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser setting. You may also go to www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are in Europe, or to www.aboutads.info/choices if you are anywhere else for instructions on how to disable cookies.

Security

We understand that the security of your User Information is important to you. When handling User Information, security is paramount and we seek to ensure that User Information is protected through appropriate technical and organisational measures.

We use reasonable administrative, logical and physical controls, including password protection, to safeguard your User Information against loss, theft and unauthorised access, use or modification. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your User Information in accordance with applicable law, we cannot guarantee the security of your User Information.

Parents and guardians

Our platforms are not directly intended for children and should not be used by them unless supervised by a parent or guardian.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected]

Changes

We reserve the right to change the practices described in this Privacy Notice at any time by posting an updated Privacy Notice. Please check here periodically. If we amend this notice, your continued use of our platforms will amount to your acknowledgement of the amended notice.

How long does Perform keep data?

Jobs4football keeps your data for only as long as required to provide you with the necessary Services and to carry out the processing set out in this notice, and in line with its obligation under applicable law. This means that we will generally not keep your personal information for longer than six years following your last interaction with us, and the retention period will often be shorter. For example, we may keep your information for marketing purposes for a period of 3 years following the termination or expiry of our relationship, or your last contact with us.

Your rights

Data subjects may ask us for a copy of their information, to correct it, erase it or to transfer it to other organisations at their request. Data subjects also have rights to object to some processing including profiling and, where we have asked for their consent to process the data subject’s data, to withdraw this consent. In particular, data subjects have the right to object to direct marketing at any time. Where a data subject withdraws their consent, this will not affect the legitimacy of the processing conducted prior to your request. Where we process data because we have a legitimate interest in doing so (as explained above), the data subject has a right to object to this. Where we make a decision based solely on automated processing which significantly affects the data subject, he or she may have the right to contest the decision, express his or her point of view and obtain human intervention.

These rights may be limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your data.

Please use the contact information set out in our Contact section above. We will aim to acknowledge your enquiries within 72 hours and respond within one month, unless otherwise required by law.

We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your data. However, if you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to your local data protection authority.

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