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What information do we collect?

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

Information is typically requested when you wish to take part in certain activities available on the site, or otherwise to facilitate access to and/or use of certain parts of the site (such as when you contact us, request particular information, or subscribe to our newsletter services, or enter a competition and/or subscribe for or make use of other services (for example, subscription services) available on the site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

In addition, in order to access some services or parts of the site or to access and/or take advantage of certain services available on the site (e.g. to receive newsletters or receive information about volunteering and/or tickets or to access personalised content or localised content based on your geographical location), you may be asked to register, or sign in with an e-mail address and to choose a password.

Where we request you to provide information in the above circumstances, the personal information we collect includes the following: name, involvement in Rugby, age, country of residence, country supported, nationality, gender, your geographical location and/or your confirmation that you have read and agree with the Terms and Conditions applicable to the site. Where you register with the site, your chosen password and other information (including e-mail address and the details of which you have indicated are your interests for the purposes of receiving future information) are collected, retained and used to create a unique logon for you to access the services or a particular part of the site.

We also collect and publish statistics and photos regarding past and future international rugby matches and tournaments on the site. We do this on the basis of our legitimate interests in maintaining comprehensive records of international rugby matches and to make these records available to the public. These statistics and photos may contain personal data relating to you to the extent that you participated, or were present at, relevant matches and tournaments.

We may collect information about your interaction with the site and the services on the site. This may include information about your computer and, where available, your IP address operating system and browser type. We may perform statistical analysis of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to ascertain the number of users that have visited particular web pages. (“statistical data”). This is done on an aggregated and anonymous basis. In performing statistical analysis, parts of the sites use Google Analytics (a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.) to capture and analyze sites statistics. For more information on Google Analytics please see www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. World Rugby Limited will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties and this statistical information does not identify any individual. 

Any personal information collected, is retained only for as long as it is required. For example, we will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the required service to be provided to you, or otherwise until such time as you choose to unsubscribe from hearing from us or you wish to correct, modify and/or remove your personal information.

How 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. Your information is also used to fulfil your requests for certain information and/or services from us or our associated organisations (e.g. subscription to our newsletters, to participate in polls, and/or to set language preferences), to participate in certain activities (e.g. to facilitate access to and/or use of parts of the site content,) and/or to make the site more useful to you (e.g. where you express interest in volunteering and/or tickets for the World Rugby tournaments and/or events and for us to provide you with relevant information). Your personal information may be used to contact you when necessary.

The legal basis on which we process this information is our legitimate interests in providing 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 and enabling you to obtain additional information or participate in optional activities that are of interest to you.

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We use statistical data collected from your use of the site to make ongoing improvements to the structure and content of the site, to give you a better service, and to provide you with information you request






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