This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data and keep it safe.
There’s a lot of information here, but we want you to be fully informed about your rights, and how Liverpool Football Club Foundation (“LFC Foundation”) uses your data; for example, we will explain how we analyse and combine all the data we hold about you to ensure communications are personalised and relevant.
We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.
We collect and process personal data about you when you register to use this or our other websites, purchase or express an interest in receiving products or services from us, sign up or express an interest in participating in, or volunteering for, a LFC Foundation programme, session and/or fundraising activity or when you subscribe to our communications. This includes:
Your contact details including your name, postal and email address and telephone number, which we may use to:
In addition to the above, we may also receive this information from:
Identity details including your title, name, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, user name, social media handles or other similar identifier.
Financial information including bank account and payment card details.
We may and/or may use third parties to take payment details from you, including bank account details and/or payment card details, in order to process any payment required for our products, programmes and/or sessions, any donations you may make from time to time or any debts which are owed by you to the Foundation.
Details of payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us including any feedback.
Your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us and any third parties (including any consents you have given us) and confirmation of whether or not we should contact you.
Technical data about your access to and use of the website.
Information relating to any access, health, disability and/or dietary requirements you may have.
Information required by law.
Copies of identity documents where you are a volunteer (in which case we may collect details including your place of birth and residential address) which may include a photograph.
Images, video and audio recordings of you
We evaluate, categorise and profile personal data to help us tailor materials, services and communications on our platforms and on third party platforms such as social media. This also helps prevent unwanted communications from filling up your inbox. This also helps us understand and provide a better experience to our fans, improve and protect our organisation and carry out research connected to our aims.
Internal research and analysis: We carry out research and analysis on our supporters, members and stakeholders, to determine the success of campaigns, programmes, sessions and appeals, better understand behaviour and responses and identify patterns and trends and to evaluate the success of our programmes, sessions and/or appeals. This research and analysis may include use of data which you provide to us in advance of participating in any programme and/or session, any information which we may collect during the programme/session (including but not limited to health information) and any information which we collect (either directly or through self-reporting techniques) before, during and/or following the programme/session’s conclusion. This helps inform our approach and make LFC Foundation stronger and more effective, as well as helping to improve the programmes and/or sessions which we offer to Stakeholders and other participants. Understanding our Stakeholders, their interests and what they care about also helps us provide a better experience.
Analysis and grouping: We analyse the data we collect about Stakeholders to identify common characteristics and preferences. We do this by assessing various types of information including behaviour, for example, previous activity or demographic information, such as age or location. This allows us to ensure you receive the communications, products and information which are most important to you.
Our legal basis for collecting and using your personal data will depend on the personal data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
If we ask you to provide personal data to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you or with your explicit consent, we can provide details of this to you on request. We will advise you at the time whether the provision of your personal data is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal data).
If we collect and use your personal data in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), you may request that we provide with you information about what those legitimate interests are by contacting us using the details at 'How do I get in touch with you?' below.
Data will be shared with third party service providers, who will process it on behalf of LFC Foundation for the purposes identified above. Such third parties include providers of social media platforms and search engines, providers of services to the club such as website hosting, app developers, software providers, maintenance providers, payment providers, identity verification providers, video streaming companies, mailing companies and marketing services.
Data collected or received from participants in our programmes, sessions and/or campaign may also be shared, in an anonymised format (except where we have a legitimate interest to share in an deanonymized format and inform you as such), with other third parties from time to time, such third parties to include but not be limited to funders and/or research partners, for the research and analytical purposes set out above.
Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.
We will only share your data with a third party for the purpose of them directly marketing to you where you have consented to such data sharing (for example, when entering into a specific competition for which we have partnered with that third party).
We may need to store or transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), some of which do not protect privacy rights as extensively as in the United Kingdom. However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Notice. Further details of these safeguards can be provided for your review on request by contracting our Data Protection Officer using the contact information set out under the heading ‘How do I get in touch with you or your data protection officer?’ below.
In the event that the business is sold or integrated with another business, your details will be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s adviser and will be passed to the new owners of the business.
You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format.
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).
Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above. In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling we carry out for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, or by contacting us using the details set out below:
These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.
To exercise any of these rights, you can get in touch with us or our data protection officer using the details set out below. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to an EU data protection authority where you live, work or where you believe a breach may have occurred. This likely to be the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.
We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your data. You can get in touch with LFC's Data Protection Officer if you have any concerns or queries about how we process your data at DPO@liverpoolfc.com or by writing to the following address:
FAO: Data Protection Officer
The Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Limited
20 Chapel Street
There are several ways you can stop receiving direct marketing communications from us:
Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while all our systems are fully updated.
We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.