Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice


Why should you read this document?

During the course of dealing with us, we will ask you to provide us with detailed personal information (Your Personal Data). This document is important as it allows us to explain to you what we will need to do with Your Personal Data, and the various rights you have in relation to Your Personal Data.


What do we mean by "Your Personal Data"?

Personal data is any information relating to an identifiable person, who can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to such data. Such information includes, name, email address, mailing address. The personal information we hold about you is information;
• You have directly provided to us electronically, written or verbally via the website, email, telephone;
• We receive from trusted third parties.

We may also obtain information about you from third parties, such as credit reference agencies, ticketing agencies, event promoters and Venue sponsors. Please be aware that our website and social media platforms may contain links to third party websites and social media platforms. We are not responsible for the security or privacy policies of those third party sites, and recommend that you review those parties' privacy notices before sharing your personal data on those platforms.


Why we hold personal data?

We need this information so that we can:

• Provide supporters with clear information about ticketing and other events associated to Huddersfield Giants Limited
• Provide supporters with information about events that are taking place at the John Smiths Stadium which may be of interest to you
• Provide supporters with information and promotions from our Prime Sponsors


Data retention

We will retain your personal data in accordance with the applicable law. We may also retain certain information in order to conduct audits, comply with our legal obligations (and to demonstrate compliance) and to resolve disputes. However, we will not retain your personal data for longer than reasonably necessary.


Information about third parties
Information we process, as described in this notice, may also include information about third parties such as your spouse or children or employees, directors and other officers whose details you supply to us. If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has agreed that you can:

Give consent on his/ her behalf to the processing of his/ her personal data;

Give consent to the processing of his/ her potentially sensitive personal data (e.g. any health issues relating to accessibility or dietary requirements).


Systems used to process data

We gather information directly from you and via our website and other systems. These may include, for example:
• Our computer networks and connections;
• Our email and instant messaging systems;
• Internet facilities;
• Our telephones, voicemail, mobile phone records;
• Third party systems including Ticketmaster

 

Cookies

When you use our websites, we may gather information about you through Internet access logs, cookies and other technical means. 'Cookies' are text files placed on your computer to collect Internet log information and user behaviour information. These are used to track website usage and monitor website activity and for other data processing reasons set out below.

You will see a cookie notice when you access our websites. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.

The majority of web browsers (including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device, or delete selected or all cookies currently installed on your device, via your browsing settings. Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following websites: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera or Safari. Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block or delete cookies using their mobile browser. Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies may affect the functionality of our website.


Reasons for processing

We process information about you for the following reasons:
• providing services to you;
• marketing our clubs and service and those of our partners which we believe will be of interest to you;
• operational reasons, such as recording transactions, training and quality control;
• improving our services
• providing customer service;
• analysing customer feedback;
• investigating complaints;
• tracking activity on our website and social media channels;
• to contact you in the event any products or services you requested are unavailable or to notify you in the event of any changes to an event;
• to personalise and improve your experience on our website and social media channels;
• to personalise any communications to you;
• compliance with legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations and good practice; and
gathering information as part of investigations by regulatory bodies or in connection with legal proceedings or requests.

When you use our website and social media channels we may also collect certain information about you and your visit to help us to improve your experiences on those platforms. This may include:
• your journey through our website and social media channels;
• what content you like or share;

We may also collect personal information when you purchase a ticket for any of our events from our ticketing partner in order to assist us with event planning activities and to enable us to contact you with details of any changes to the scheduled event. We may keep a record of your name address, delivery details, e-mail address, telephone number and bank details.

 

Disclosures and exchange of information

We may disclose and exchange information with credit reference agencies, ticketing agencies, promoters, service providers, representatives and agents, as well as with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies for the above reasons.
Information may be held at our offices and those of our ticketing agents, promoters and third party credit reference agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above.
Some of the third parties with whom we share your data may be based outside the United Kingdom or European Union. If we do transfer your personal data outside the EU, we will take proper steps to ensure your personal data is transferred and held securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


Children

On occasion, we may collect limited personal data relating to children under the age of 16, for instance season ticket holders or the names of attendees or participants at events organised by Huddersfield Giants Limited. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 16 and think that, we may have information relating to that child, please contact us. We will ask you to prove your relationship to the child but if you do so you may (subject to applicable law) request access to and deletion of that child's personal data.


Sensitive personal data

You may also supply us with sensitive personal data relating to your physical health, which is gathered for the purposes of ensuring easy access to our venue (in the case of people with accessibility requirements) or compliance with food safety (in the case of strict dietary requirements).

 

Keeping your data Secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent your personal information being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We also limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Some of the technical and organisational measures we use to safeguard your personal data are:
• storing your personal data, in all forms, in a secure environment;
• training our staff on the importance of data protection measures;
• employing SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption on every domain owned by us – this allows us to encrypt any passwords and debit/ credit card
• information to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure;
• securing our network by an advanced firewall supported by world leading anti-virus software.

We also have policies and procedures in place to deal with any suspected data breach so that we can act quickly to minimise any potential damage.


Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you have a number of important rights. Those include:
• Right to fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your personal information - we are required to inform you why we want to gather your personal information, what we will do with it, who it will be shared with and how long it will be kept for.  That information is set out in this privacy notice, but if you require any further information please don't hesitate to contact us.
• Right to request a copy of your information – you can request a copy of your information which we hold (this is known as a 'subject access request'). If you would like a copy of some or all of this information please contact us with proof of your identity and let us know what information you would like. We must provide this information to you in a format you request, this may include machine readable format.
• Right to require us to correct any mistakes in your information – you can require us to correct any information, which we hold. If you would like to do this, please contact us to let us know the information that is incorrect and what is should be replaced with.
• Right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing – you can ask us to stop contacting you for direct marketing purposes at any time. If you would like to do this, please contact us and let us know what method of contact (one or all) you are not happy with.
• Right to restrict processing – you can ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, for example, if you have notified us there is a mistake in the information we hold about you, you may ask us to suspend processing until that mistake is rectified.
• Right to erasure – otherwise known as 'the right to be forgotten' – you can ask us to delete or remove your personal data from our systems where there is no compelling reason for us to continue processing it.

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please write to us at the venue, using the details provided below, and provide us with enough information to enable us to confirm your identity. We may also require proof of your identity, such as a copy of your driving license, passport and a recent utility bill or bank statement, to be sure that we are not releasing any of your personal data to anyone other than you.

This privacy notice was first published on 24 May 2018 and last updated on that date.

Your privacy is important to us and we are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to ensure we are meeting the high standards we set ourselves. As a result, we may amend this privacy notice from time to time, and we recommend that you check this page periodically to review any changes that may have been made.

 

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you, please do not hesitate to contact us by one of the following methods:
By post: Privacy Enquiries, Huddersfield Giants Limited, The John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
By e-mail: enquiries@giantsrl.com
By phone: +44 (0)1484 484100

If you have a complaint, we hope that we can resolve any issues you have by contacting us via one of the methods above. However, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or via the helpline: 0303 123 1113.