Privacy Policy

Posted on: 11 Feb 2019

Junior Blues Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out details of the Personal Information that we (Chelsea FC Plc) collect from you and your children on the Junior Blues site. We also explain your rights and how to contact us if you have any questions about your Personal Information.

Our Junior Blues site is intended for users under 13 years of age and so we collect and process information of children under the age of 13. If you are older than 13, you should visit our main website www.chelseafc.com.

The privacy policy for our main website is available at www.chelseafc.com/privacy.

The Junior Blues registration process tells children about the personal data we collect about them and why we collect it.

This privacy policy is intended for parents/guardians to read and explain to their children.

We comply with data protection laws including the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations and COPPA. 

1.     
What Information do we collect?

Children can register for an account on the Junior Blues site. We collect the following information in order to set up your child’s Junior Blues account:

-       First name and last name

-       Country

-       Date of birth (so we can check that your child is of the right age for Junior Blues. If they’re older than 13, we’ll direct them to our main website)

-       A nickname and password for their Junior Blues account

-       An email address for a parent/guardian (so that we can email you to ask you if your child can sign up for a Junior Blues account)

Once we’ve collected this information, we immediately send you an email asking you if you consent to your child signing up for a Junior Blues account. If you don’t consent, or don’t respond within two days of getting the email, we’ll delete the information we’ve collected.

If you do approve the creation of the Junior Blues account we’ll use your and your child’s personal information in accordance with this privacy policy.

We also collect data automatically using small number of cookies (see the Cookie Notice at the bottom of this Privacy Policy), and we may also collect information about the device used to access Junior Blues.

2.     How do we use Personal Information

We use your child’s personal information in the following ways:

-       To administer and operate the Junior Blues site

-       If your child enters competitions or attends event with us, to run the competition or event

-       To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations (e.g. to comply with COPPA if you’re from the USA)

-       To analyse improve and maintain the Junior Blues site, and to monitor usage of the site

If you consent to us doing so, we’ll use your email address to send you our Junior Blues newsletter. If you do this, we’ll process your personal information in accordance with our main Chelsea FC privacy policy (www.chelseafc.com/privacy) in addition to this privacy policy.  You can opt out of this by any time by contacting the Club or using the ‘Unsubscribe’ mechanism in the newsletter.

We rely on the following legal bases, under data protection law, to process personal information:

·      Because we have obtained your consent (e.g. where you consent to your child signing up to a Junior Blues account). You are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

·      Because it is in our legitimate interests in operating the Junior Blues site 

3.     Who do we share this Personal Information with?

We may share your and your child’s personal information with the following third parties:

-       With the other companies in the Chelsea FC group, as necessary to operate our business.

-       With our suppliers and service providers working for us, e.g. certain suppliers may help us analyse usage information, or provide storage for the personal information collected on the Junior Blues site

-       With our professional and legal advisors

-       With third parties engaged in fraud prevention and detection

-       With law enforcement or other governmental authorities, e.g. to report a fraud or in response to a lawful request

-       In the event that we sell any business assets, your Personal Information may be disclosed to a potential buyer. In this event, we will make reasonable attempts to ensure the buyer will be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy

-       Otherwise where we have your consent or are legally permitted to do so

4.    
Where is your Personal Information stored, and how long is it kept?

Our servers are located in the United Kingdom. However, Chelsea FC uses service providers based around the world. Consequently, your Personal Information may be processed in countries outside of Europe, including in countries where the local laws do not provide the same level of data protection as those in Europe. If we transfer Personal Information outside the European Economic Area we will, as required by applicable law, ensure that your privacy rights are adequately protected by appropriate safeguards. These safeguards may include the EU’s standard contractual clauses or the EU-US Privacy Shield.  Please contact us if you would like more
information about these safeguards.

5.     How long do we store Personal Information?

We will keep your Personal Information for as long as we need it for the purposes set out above, and so this period will vary depending on your interactions with us.

As set out above, if you do not approve the creation of a Junior Blues account by your child, we’ll delete their personal information promptly. If at any time you close your child’s Junior Blues account, we’ll delete their information a short time after the account is closed.

We may also keep a record of correspondence with you (for example if you have made a complaint) for as long as is necessary to protect us from a legal claim. Where we no longer have a need to keep your information, we will delete it. Please note that where you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, we will keep a record of your email address to ensure we do not send you marketing emails in future.

6.    
How do we protect information?

We take the security of your Personal Information very seriously. We have put in place technical and organisational security measures to prevent the loss or unauthorised access of your Personal Information. Your Personal Information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessed when necessary. A limited number of people have special access rights to such systems and they are required to keep the information confidential.

Whilst we have used our best efforts to ensure the security of your Personal Information, please be aware that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted over the internet.

7.     
What are Cookies and how to we use them?

We use a small number of cookies to allow us to understand how our visitors navigate the Junior Blues site on each visit and remember you if you return to the Junior Blues site. We use this information to improve the Junior Blues site and to tailor their contents.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature.

These are the cookies we use:

Adobe Target - Uses cookies to give website operators the ability to test which online content and offers are more relevant to visitors (Click here for further information)

Adobe Analytics - Industry standard analytics that gives us statistics on how much traffic the website is getting (Click here for further information)

Google Analytics - Industry standard analytics thatgives us statistics on how much traffic the website is getting (Click here for further information)

 

8.     Your rights regarding your Personal Information

You have certain rights in respect of your and your child’s Personal Information, including the right to access, correct, restrict, and request the erasure of your Personal Information, and obtain a copy of it in a machine-readable format.

You also have the right to object to your Personal Information being used for certain purposes, including to send you the Junior Blues newsletter.

We will comply with any requests to exercise your rights in accordance with applicable law. Please be aware, however, that there are a number of limitations to these rights, and there may be circumstances where we are not able to comply with your request. To make any requests regarding your Personal Information, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding your Personal Information, you should contact us using the details below. You are also entitled to contact the UK Information Commissioner’s Office if you have any concerns.

At any time, you can refuse to let us collect further information from your child in relation to the Junior Blues site, and can tell us to delete the personal information we’ve collected about your child in relation to the Junior Blues site.

9.     Contact us

If you have any queries on any aspect of our Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at dataprotection@chelseafc.com.

10.  Changes to our Policy

In order to comply with the law and to meet our changing business requirements, our policies and procedures are constantly under review. From time to time, we may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy. We will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Junior Blues site, and so we encourage you to check back regularly.

This Privacy Policy was last updated in February 2019.