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What is GDPR and how does it affect you?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union law relating to the use of personal data and comes into force on 25 May 2018. 
World Rugby has a duty to safely protect the storage and use of all your personal data acquired through interaction and engagement with World Rugby.

Does GDPR affect you if you live outside of the EU?

As World Rugby is headquartered within the EU, you have rights under EU law in relation to our use of your personal information irrespective of whether you live inside or outside the EU.  GDPR provides a very high standard of protection for your personal information and World Rugby is committed to ensuring that these standards apply to all personal information we collect, irrespective of where members of our rugby family are located.

What do you need to do regarding GDPR

We are asking everyone who has subscribed to receive communications and Newsletters from World Rugby to 'OPT-IN' again and advise us of your preferences on the subjects you wish to know more about. We will ensure that you then only receive communications from us that relate to these topics such as sevens rugby or Rugby World Cup ticketing etc. 

What personal data do we collect?

In general, you can visit the site without providing personal information, but we may still collect aggregated and anonymised statistical data. However, there may be times when we will request personal information in order that you may participate in the site's activities or features. 

How do we use your information?

We collect and use your information in order to give you a better service and to provide you with information you request, and (subject to the preferences that you express through the site) other information that may be of interest to you, including information about World Rugby, its tournaments, its governing structure, rugby teams and players, partner activations, other events and activities, and the Game of Rugby Union.

Will your information be transferred abroad?

Only if you have granted us permission will your data be passed onto other parties (most notably World Rugby Partners). Some of the entities to whom we may provide your information, may also be outside the European Union. In all cases World Rugby will have established data transfer agreements with these entities prior to any data being transferred to ensure your data continues to be protected to the same standards as the European legislation. 

How long do we keep your information?

Any personal information collected is retained only for as long as it is required, given the reason why we hold it. For example, World Rugby Limited will delete personal information if we have not communicated with you for a year, or if we have held your information for a year and you have not subscribed to any particular communications or services, or earlier if you ask World Rugby Limited to delete your personal information.  

What if you want to change the information you are receiving?

You can change  at any time you choose by selecting the Update your Details link on any of the communications sent to you.

You can access, review or change the information you are receiving from World Rugby by viewing your profile by clicking on the 'Update you Details' link within any communication which you receive from World Rugby

For any further information on any of the above please view our Privacy Policy


What if you don't opt in by 25 May 2018 and then change your mind?

You can sign-up to any of World Rugby's communications at any time after the 25 May 2018.

If you don't wish to receive communications from World Rugby can you opt-out at any time?

Yes, you can unsubscribe from any communication sent by or on behalf of World Rugby at any time. Simply click on the 'Unsubscribe' link located within any of the communications sent to you or contact us for assistance. (see How to contact us below).


How to contact us

If you have any queries in relation to these details or if you would like to contact World Rugby Limited in relation to your rights, please write to us at or World Rugby House, 8 – 10 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.


If you are not happy with the way that World Rugby Limited have used your information or look after your data privacy, you have the right to make a complaint to the Irish Data Protection Commission by emailing