Last updated on 27 July 2022.
The AIFF is committed, in the course of its activities and in compliance with the applicable laws on data protection, to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Your personal data, as well as to respect Your privacy.
The AIFF collects and processes Your personal data in order to provide You with a service sought by You, and for the purpose of publishing and sharing information including documents related to football. You can view certain portions of the Web Portals and Services without furnishing any personal data, however the remaining has restricted access. Such portions would only be visible to You after submitting personal data. Personal data (the “Personal Data”) can be inter alia:
Date of Birth
Bank Account details
Authorisation from parent(s)/ legal guardian(s)
Data relating to anti-doping process
Transfer instructions and information, including fees
Status of Player (Professional/Amateur)
For the avoidance of any doubt, it is deemed that any information including Personal Data and/or non-sensitive information submitted into the AIFF Web Portals and Services is done so either by the person themselves or someone with the necessary authorisation to do so.
The Personal Data collected is necessary for administering Your account and providing You with access to the Restricted Areas and the requested AIFF Web Portals and Services. Your Personal Data is processed on the basis that such processing is necessary in order to complete Your registration.
Other cookies may be stored to Users’ computer hard drives by external vendors when their website uses referral program, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No Personal Data is stored, saved or collected other than with Your specific consent.
If Users indicate that they do not want to furnish certain information, We do not solicit the same in any form.
The AIFF also automatically receives and records non-sensitive personal data on its technical infrastructure logs about Your computer when You visit the AIFF Web Portals and Services, regardless of whether You have registered for an account or are just browsing our servers. The AIFF may collect, including but not limited to, Your Web browser software, Your internet protocol (IP) address, the mobile device You use (in case you use our mobile application) or mobile network information. The AIFF may also collect information about Your location with your consent, and Your online activity on the AIFF Web Portals and Services.
The AIFF uses Personal Data collected to further AIFF’s legitimate business interests by:
All User information collected by us through the AIFF Web Portals and Services or the information generated by Users’ activity on the AIFF Web Portals and Services is maintained confidentially and not consciously shared with any third parties other than in the following circumstances:
If the AIFF finds that it is necessary, as determined in AIFF’s sole discretion, to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergency situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any persons, violations to Our Terms or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
The AIFF does not, as a matter of practice, retain personal data longer than necessary for the purposes stated and to comply with legal requirements, unless otherwise agreed to by You.
Data related to football players, whether professional or not (the “Players”) shall be retained by the AIFF for as long as such Players continue to play organised football.
In addition to the above, personal data shall also be retained in accordance with Clause 7 below.
You can access, review, correct, update or delete Your personal data at any time by accessing Your account on the AIFF Web Portals where it has been created, if any. In all cases, You can also send a formal request for accessing any personal data held by the AIFF through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Data of Players, for eg., date of birth of Players cannot be corrected or updated by accessing Your account on the AIFF Web Portals where it has been created. Such amendments can only be done by sending a formal request to email@example.com.
You may also opt out of receiving promotional messages, announcements etc., by following few simple steps provided in such messages.
You have the following Rights as Users of the service:
Upon withdrawal of consent as per this provision, or a refusal to provide any Personal Data, You shall no longer be able to use the AIFF Web Portals and Services.
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.
In any case of security or privacy concerns, Users can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The transmission of information via internet though, is not completely secure and so We cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted through the site; any transmission is at Your own risk. However, once We receive Your information, We use the following reasonable methods to prevent any unauthorised access of the same:
We may employ third party companies and individuals ("Service Providers") to facilitate and improve the AIFF Web Portals and Services, to perform Services-related services, or to assist us in analyzing how the AIFF Web Portals and Services are used.
These third parties have access to Your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
If any User violates the privacy of anIf any User violates the privacy of any other User by accessing or disclosing any Personal Data of any User without the prior consent of such User and on receipt of any complaint regarding such violation, the matter shall be adjudged by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee and appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken against such violator in accordance with the provisions of the AIFF Disciplinary Code.
Any complaint regarding violation of privacy of any User should be notified to the AIFF through an e-mail at email@example.com.
In any case where a separate legal proceeding under appropriate laws has been initiated against any violator by any User, the AIFF would be exempted from any kind of participation in such legal proceedings.
If any User violates the privacy of the AIFF by accessing or disclosing any data of the AIFF which otherwise is not to be disclosed without prior permission of the AIFF then such matter shall be adjudged by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee and appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken against such violator in accordance with the provisions of the AIFF Disciplinary Code
In any case, the AIFF may initiate a separate legal proceeding against the violator under appropriate laws.
If any Third-Party violates the privacy of any other User by accessing or disclosing any personal data of any User without the prior consent of such User, then the User may initiate appropriate legal proceeding against such violator under appropriate laws. In any case, AIFF would be exempted from any kind of participation in such legal proceedings.
If any Third-Party violates the privacy of AIFF by accessing or disclosing any data of AIFF which otherwise is not to be disclosed without prior permission of AIFF then the following actions can be taken against such violator:
If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us on firstname.lastname@example.org. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.
In case of any questions, discrepancies or grievances, please contact the below-mentioned grievance officer, who shall redress the issues within one month from the date of receipt of grievance:
Grievance Officer: Mr. Bineet Jha
AIFF Telephone: +91-11-25308200/201/202/203/204/205
E-mail ID: email@example.com