Who we are
We are Huge Rugby News, an online news publication.
If you have any questions about how we look after your personal data, you can contact us:
In writing, at the address found on our contact page. Please mark your letter for the attention of the Data Protection Officer or alternatively you can email [email protected] marking the email FAO Data Protection Officer.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you browse our website or carry out actions such as the following:
Create an account.
Place an order.
Sign up to our mailing list or subscribe to any other services that we offer
Enter any competition, promotion or prize draw.
Correspond with us, whether by phone, email, pop ups or live chat
Then, we may collect your personal information, including:
Date of birth
Phone or mobile number
Encrypted password and payment information
Customer Service correspondence records
Technical information about how you access and use our websites, including your IP address, browser type, referring URL and operating system.
Cookies – for more information see below.
What is done with this information?
We use your information for the following:
To process orders if applicable. We use relevant personal information described above (including your name, address and payment details) to process and deliver your order, add payments or refunds and to notify you of the status of your order.
To provide Customer Support. If you contact our Customer Service (or vice versa), we will use your identification information to identify you and other personal information such as your order information and contact history to process your request and provide you with the best service possible. We’ll use your personal information to keep a record of when and why you contact us and to keep your contact details up-to-date.
To improve our website and services. We use your personal information to help analyse and understand how you use our products and services, to develop more interesting and relevant products and services, to improve our website, as well as to personalise the products and services we offer you.
Fraud Prevention. To prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our sites.
Marketing. If you consent, we will use your information to notify you of products or special offers or stories that may be of interest to you. We will send direct marketing communications to you via the channel you choose, such as email, phone, direct mail or social media. We ask for your consent, where required by applicable law, in order to use the contact details you have provided to us to send personalised marketing or retargeting communications. Please see below for more information on third parties and cookies used to provide these services.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
From 26th May 2012 and in line with EU Cookie Directive, you can view details of types of Cookies that may be used on our website. To view details of these cookies please click here.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Every time a user visits our site, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. Unless you are signed in to the Solution, these cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.
Who we share your data with
We may process & share your personal information for carefully considered and specific purposes which are in our legitimate interests and enable us to enhance our business and the services we provide, but which we believe also benefit you the customer.
We may share your personal information with carefully selected third parties. These are mainly service providers and other organisations who provide us with support services or that help market our services. We provide these third party service providers or organisations with such information as some may need your information to allow them to perform their functions.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider other legal obligations may be placed upon them by the laws of their jurisdiction.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy other businesses, assets or services. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise).
We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors with clients, partners, investors and advisors, so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to HugeRugby.news and how those visitors use our site. Such aggregated data does not identify users individually.
When you click on links on our site, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if required to fulfil our obligations under our agreement with you.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, if you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent to marketing communications. Marketing will be terminated and any data specifically used for marketing purposes alone will be deleted. All marketing emails contain an ‘unsubscribe link’ should you wish to opt out of receiving marketing emails.
You may opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link on our newsletter emails, contacting us at [email protected]
If our store or part of our business is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that our products or related services can still be offered to you.
Questions and contact information
In compliance with The EU GDPR Directive 25th May 2018, if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact our Privacy Compliance Officer by email or post at the address given in the ‘Who We Are’ section above.