Privacy Policy
INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY FEDERATION
PRIVACY POLICY
 
The International Ice Hockey Federation (hereinafter referred to as “IIHF”) takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following Privacy Policy carefully to learn more about the IIHF’s use of your personal identifying information that the IIHF collects when You visit the IIHF Official Website at www.iihf.com and/or any linked Website controlled by the IIHF Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “Website”). The IIHF is committed to undertaking reasonable measure to protect the privacy and security of all the personal information that is provided to it. Please read the following description of our policies and practices regarding your personal information. The IIHF reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. You are, therefore, responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy.
 
What this Privacy Policy Covers
This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that is collected when You are on this Website, and when You use the Services of the Website, as described in this Website’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.
 
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies or entities that the IIHF does not own or control, or to people that the IIHF does not employ or manage, including without limitation third-party advertisers or sponsors to whom You provide information. The IIHF is not responsible for privacy policies or practices of other websites to which You choose to link from the Website, and the IIHF encourages You to review the privacy policies of those other websites so You can understand how they collect, use and share information.
 
International Transfer
YOUR INFORMATION IS PROCESSED IN SWITZERLAND, AND MAY BE STORED AND USED ELSEWHERE DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF AFFILIATES, BUSINESS PARTNERS, AND OTHER ENTITES WHO ARE PERMITTED TO ACCESS SUCH INFORMAITON UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY (AND SUCH LOCATIONS MAY INCLUDE COUNTRIES WHICH MAY NOT AFFORD THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION OF SUCH DATA AS THE COUNTRY FROM WHICH YOUR PROVIDED THE INFORMAITON). BY ACCESSING OR USING THE IIHF DIGITAL PLATFORMS OR SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE IIHF (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO THAT TRANSFER AND ANY RELATED PURPOSE.
 
Information Collection
The IIHF, and its agents and representatives, collects information when You register for an account; when You enter into transactions, promotions, or sweepstakes that are sponsored and/or offered by the IIHF or its Partners (hereinafter as defined in the IIHF Legal Terms) from time to time and when You register for the IIHF Ice Times or similar and IIHF social media pages. The information collected may include but is not limited to the following personal information: email address, last name, first name, country of residence, date of birth, gender, screen name, password, and opt-in for game and IIHF content preferences. In order to process some of Your transactions through the IIHF Digital Platforms, the IIHF may also ask for Your credit card number and billing information.
 
Once You register with the IIHF and/or sign in to our products/Services You are not anonymous to the IIHF and are consenting to the IIHF’s collection of your personal information for IIHF’s use as defined herein.
 
Cookies
When You visit the IIHF Digital Platforms, the IIHF will use “cookies” to collect information. Cookies are small data files, which are transferred to a computer’s hard disk to memorize information like registration IDs and passwords. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie and various values.
 
The IIHF uses “first party cookies – ID cookies” to enable certain features on the IIHF Digital Platforms, to better understand how You interact with the IIHF Digital Platforms and to monitor aggregate usage by IIHF Digital Platforms’ users and web traffic routing on the IIHF Digital Platforms. Session ID cookies are, unlike persistent cookies, deleted from Your computer when You log off from the IIHF Digital Platforms and close Your browner or IIHF App.
 
You can always block cookies by updating Your Web browser privacy settings. To do so, You will have to access the “Help” menu in Your browser’s menu bar and search for the term “cookies”. If You decline acceptance of cookies or block cookies, please note that You may experience less than optimal performance on this Website.
 
Automatic Information
When accessing this Website, the IIHF does automatically receive and record certain information on its server logs from your browser including, but not limited to, your Internet Protocol address (IP address) and the page You requested. Further, the IIHF may also collect information about Your location or Your online activity on the IIHF Digital Platforms. Collecting this information allows the IIHF to customize Your user experience and to monitor and analyze Your use of the IIHF Digital Platform and Services. This information is also used for the IIHF Digital Platforms’ technical administration and for the optimization of the IIHF Digital Platforms’ usability and functionalities.  
 
IIHF Partner Websites
Additionally, IIHF Partner websites may also collect personal information from you. The IIHF Partners websites contain privacy policies (sometimes referred to as privacy statements) that You should review to understand how the applicable IIHF Partners may use your personal information. The IIHF Partners, and not the IIHF, are responsible for the treatment of your personal information when the IIHF Partners utilize such. If You choose to register for an IIHF Partner’s websites at the same your register with the IIHF Website, the terms of the Privacy Policy of the IIHF Partner is incorporated herein by reference.
 
Further, You have the opportunity to purchase IIHF Championship merchandise via a link to the IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner’s websites and the opportunity to purchase IIHF Championship tickets via a link to IIHF Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers. The IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner and IIHF Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers will collect personal information when You visit their websites in connection with processing your transaction. The IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner and IIHF Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers’ websites contain a privacy policy that You should review to understand how they may use your personal information. If You chose to provide the IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner and IIHF Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers with personal information in connection with the purchase of IIHF Championship merchandize or IIHF Championship Tickets, the IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner and the IIHF Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers, and not the IIHF, are responsible for the treatment of your personal information.
 
In addition, if You visit the IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner’s Website or the IIHF Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers, the IIHF and/or the IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner or IIHF Championship Authorized Ticket Brokers may also use cookies to collect information such as purchase history, clickstream to, through and from the IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner/ IIHF Official Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers’ Websites including products viewed or searched for.
 
Information Use
The IIHF uses and processes the data collected to customize the content You see on this Website; for research, development and analytical purposes; to fulfill Your requests for certain products and/or services, and to contact You if You opt-in to receive certain types information from the IIHF. If You opt-in to receive information from the IIHF, and/or the IIHF Commercial Partner, You are agreeing to allow the IIHF to use your personal information, such as your name, home address and email address, to send You certain communications, including but not limited to, marketing information and information about IIHF championships. While most IIHF fans appreciate receiving marketing communications, we respect the right of each fan to control how his or her personal information is being used. If You do not wish to receive marketing communications from the IIHF, please do not opt-in when asked if the IIHF can use Your personal information in the future for marketing communications. In addition, if You are receiving marketing communications from the IIHF and wish to unsubscribe, You can do so by following the opt-out instructions contained in the marketing communications.
 
The IIHF may send personally identifiable information about You to other companies or people when the IIHF: (a) has your consent to share the information; (b) needs to share your information to provide the product or service You have requested; (c) provides the information to companies who work on behalf of the IIHF under confidentiality agreements; (d) responds to subpoenas, court orders or legal processes; or (e) believes it is necessary, as determined in its sole discretion, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergency situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the IIHF’s Legal Terms, or as otherwise required by law.
 
In using the IIHF Digital Platforms, You expressly entitle the IIHF, and the IIHF Partners and Service Providers, to collect and process Your information in particular for customization of the Services; for research, development and analytical purposes and to fulfill Your requests for certain products and/or services.
 
Children’s Privacy
The IIHF does not knowingly collect personal data from Children. The IIHF does not take specific steps to protect the privacy of children who disclose their personal information to the IIHF.
 
Phishing
Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to the IIHF. Safeguarding information to help protect You from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request Your credit card information, Your account ID, login password or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication.
 
Security
The IIHF has adopted reasonable security measures, appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information, against unauthorized access, disclosure, loss or destruction of personal information. These measures may include technological, physical and organization methods of security. However, the Internet is an open system and the IIHF cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or sue your personal information for improper purposes.
 
If You communicate with the IIHF by email, You should note that the secrecy of Internet email is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential email messages or information which is not encrypted You accept the risk of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.
 
Privacy Compliance
The IIHF is subject to Swiss data protection laws when collecting and processing personal identifying information.
 
Access, Correction and Contacting the IIHF
The IIHF maintains a file of the personal information that You provide. Only authorized IIHF employees and IIHF agents who need access to your personal information in the course of their duties will have access to the information. Upon written request, You have the right to access your file and to change or request correction of any erroneous or out-of-date personal information about You that is in the IIHF’s possession or control. In some limited circumstances, the IIHF may not be able to grant You access to your information, for example, if doing so would threaten the security of another individual. If You wish to access your personal information in the possession/control of the IIHF or make corrections to it, or if You have comments, complaints or questions about this Website, please email [email protected].
 
Changes to this Privacy Policy
The IIHF reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If this Privacy Policy is modified, the IIHF will post the modified Privacy Policy and the date of the modification on this Website. Please review this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure your familiarity with its terms. Your continued use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of the terms in this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. This Privacy Policy relates to all online and offline activities of the IIHF.
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