How do we collect information from You?The IIHF collects information when You access, use and/or register on the IIHF Digital Services, when You enter into transactions, promotions, or sweepstakes that are sponsored and/or offered by the IIHF directly or via IIHF Partners from time to time, and when You register for the IIHF Ice Times or similar. The IIHF may also collect certain information when you visit our Digital Services (as a non-registered user), through cookies, pixels and similar technologies.
What type of information is collected from You?You may provide us with information, including personally identifiable information, when you register on the Services, create a user account, communicate with us, complete certain transactions or subscribe to Digital Services such as event registration, professional online resources or media alerts.
The personal information we collect might include, but is not limited: address, email address, last name, first name, country of residence, date of birth, gender, screen name, IP address, login information, password, information regarding what pages accessed and when, and opt-in for game, IIHF content preferences and promotional communications when lawful. To access certain
business resources, the IIHF may ask you to provide additional information such as your business organization, job title, physical address, phone number and nationality.
The information requested will allow the IIHF to create and maintain Your user account and identify you as one of our users.
Automatic Information: When You visit the IIHF website or certain IIHF digital properties, 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 website or certain IIHF digital properties, to better understand how You interact with the IIHF website and digital properties and to monitor aggregate usage by IIHF website and IIHF digital properties’ users and web traffic routing. The IIHF uses either session cookies (duration of Your visit) or
persistent cookies (stays on Your computer until You clear your browser).
The IIHF also uses “third party cookies” to enable certain services to us such as analytics and advertising. For example the IIHF uses google analytics to be able to measure traffic and performance of Digital Services.
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 customized experience on this Website.
Why do You have to Register?The IIHF content is generally available on the Digital Services without the need to register as a user. However, certain personalization options, transactions or services (such as e-commerce, newsletters, professional services or event registration services) offered on IIHF Digital Services require that you register with the IIHF and provide certain information about You.
How is Your Information Used?The IIHF uses and processes Your personal information collected to:
- Customize the content You see on IIHF Digital Services
- For research, development and analytical purposes
- To fulfill Your requests for certain products and/or services
- To communicate with You
- For activities, promotions and/or campaigns of the IIHF or IIHF partners
- To send You communication when You have opted-in to receive certain types of information from the IIHF.
The IIHF reviews its retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. The IIHF is legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. The IIHF will hold Your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract You hold with us.
Who has access to Your personal information?The IIHF will not sell or rent Your personal information to third parties. The IIHF will not share Your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers working on IIHF’s behalf: the IIHF may pass Your personal information to our third-party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organizations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to You on our behalf (for example to analyze IIHF Digital Platform fan usage, infrastructure and general IT services, email communications and push notifications, accreditation, arranging travel or accommodation, etc.).
However, when the IIHF uses third party service providers, the IIHF discloses only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service. Further, we have a contract in place that ensure confidentiality and requires them to keep Your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be assured that we will not release Your personal information to third parties beyond the IIHF network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court or for the purpose of prevention of fraud or other crimes.
Third Party Product Providers the IIHF works in association with: the IIHF works closely with various other third-party product providers (for example the IIHF Official World Championship Merchandizing Partner and IIHF Championships Authorized Ticket Brokers) and various IIHF Partners (NIKE, GRAF, etc.) which have links to their website via IIHF website or digital properties. When utilizing Your information, the third-party service provider and IIHF Partner will be acting as the data controller of Your information.
How do we Protect Your Personal Information?Data 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 we cannot guarantee that
unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use 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.
The IIHF does not knowingly collect personal information from Children. The IIHF does not take specific steps to protect the privacy of children who disclose their personal information to the IIHF. If the IIHF becomes aware that a child has provided us with person
information without parental consent, we will take steps to delete this information and close the child’s account.
What is the IIHF’s Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information?The IIHF mainly processes Your personal information to perform our obligations under the Terms and Conditions but in certain cases, we also rely on other justifications:
contractual necessity applies for all users who are of age to enter into a contract by accepting our Terms and Conditions and justifies the following uses of Your personal information: (a) providing the Digital Services and personalizing your experience of the Digital Services; (b) managing registration and user accounts; (c) securing and developing the Digital Services; (d) communicating with You in relation to the Services; (e) sharing data with our partners who may offer You their services; and (f) providing You services or information that you have requested. In these cases, you have the right to port Your data.
We may process certain personal information based on explicit consent, which You can withdraw at any time, for the following activities: (a) send you certain marketing communications directly from the IIHF or its partners. In these cases, You have the right to port your data and withdraw Your consent.
We rely on our legitimate interests to provide secure and efficient Digital Services that are consistent with out Terms and Conditions so that our visitors, partners and fans may receive high quality Digital Services and may enjoy content related to their interests. Legitimate interests constitute a basis for the following activities: (a) making available through the Digital Services publicly available information related to the IIHF, IIHF Competitions, ice hockey leagues, clubs and players, ice hockey and news stories; (b) providing Digital Services and personalizing your experience of the Digital Services to Your interests; (c) managing registrations; (d) securing and developing the Digital Services; (e) communicating with you in relation to the Digital Services; (f) sharing data with our partners who may offer you their services; (g) sending you marketing communications, including via emails, if You have opted-in or can lawfully receive such communications; and (h) sharing Your Personal information with third parties including law enforcement authorities where we suspect an unlawful activity. In these cases, You have the right to object to the processing of Your personal information or ask us to restrict such processing.