Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our privacy statement explains how we collect, use and disclose information that you provide through the 2013 World Police and Fire Games website.

When you use this site, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of that information, in accordance with this privacy statement.

We are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information about us and our website

This site is owned, managed and run by 2013 World Police and Fire Games Ltd. Our address is:

77-79 Garnerville Road
Belfast
BT4 2NX

If you have any queries about the site, contact us at communications@2013wpfg.com.

Ways we collect information

Some areas of this site require you to actively submit information in order for you to benefit from specific features, such as our range of online services, for example, email or online forms.

Some of this information may be personal data (information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name and email address or phone number). We only collect such information when you choose to supply it to us and it is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The information you provide as a volunteer applying for the 2013 World Police & Fire Games will be held by our partner Volunteer Squared in Canada.  Volunteer Now and 2013 WPFG are satisfied that Volunteer Squared has the adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
 
Information is also gathered without you actively providing it, through the use of various technologies and methods such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and cookies. These methods do not collect or store personal information.

IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you can access the internet. Our analytics service collects IP addresses for the purposes of auditing the use of our site.

Each time you log onto our site and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address.

Although we may log your session with us, this is not permanent and we will not normally link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, users or others.

Cookies

Information about our use of cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

How are cookie used?

Cookies perform several functions, such as remembering who you are on a particular site (your welcome message), to keeping you logged in to your account screen on an ecommerce site (however, you should always log out if you are using a public computer). Advertising agencies also use cookies to find out if they have served you an advert from a particular brand on a site, or if you have seen a particular advert before. Website owners will use cookies to follow which pages that you've read so that they can see what parts of the site are popular or not. In short, cookies are a way of providing statistics on site visits as well as some limited functionality that makes your site visit easier. When used properly cookies are an asset to a site visitor and a site owner. They are not viruses, but some unscrupulous outfits will use them maliciously - we follow best practice for cookie use.
A list of all the cookies used on this website by us, and our technology partners can be found below:

World Police & Fire Games

  • WPFG_AcceptCookie

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the World Police & Fire Games website.

Google.com

  • _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google »

youtube.com

  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and PREF

This cookie is used by YouTube to store user preferences when viewing pages containing video content.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Web statistics

We use log Google Analytics to analyse site usage and statistics but the files do not identify any personal information. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

This helps us to understand usage patterns on our website and to make improvements to our service.

Disclosure of information

We may use information you provide through this site to improve the content, to customise the site to your preferences, for research, to communicate information to you or for marketing purposes, if you have requested it, and for the purposes specified in this privacy statement.

We do not disclose any information you provide through the site to any other individuals or organisations (third parties), except where:

  • such disclosures are necessary to fulfil our service obligations to you, in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this privacy statement
  • required by applicable laws, courts orders or government regulations (for example, to prevent or detect crime) or
  • you give us permission to do so

Access to your personal information

We will take all reasonable steps in accordance with our legal obligations to update or correct your personal information in our possession that you submit through this site. You have a right to ask to see details of any personal information that we hold about you.

To do this, contact us at communications@2013wpfg.com.

Security

We have a legal duty to protect your privacy. We take all appropriate steps to protect any information you submit through our website, in accordance with legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998.

We take care to protect your personal information as you transmit it from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We use leading technologies and software to safeguard your data and operate strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

Where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, you also have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to safeguard them.

Links to other websites

This site contains links and references to other websites. This privacy statement does not apply to those websites and we encourage you to read the privacy statement of every website you visit.

Notification of changes to our privacy statement

We will post details of any changes to our privacy statement on this website to help make sure you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and in what circumstances, if any, we share it with other parties.

This privacy statement was last updated in July 2012 to include information on cookies.

Privacy and data protection

2013 World Police and Fire Games is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998. It is a registered data controller and takes appropriate steps to protect your privacy and information.

The personal information you choose to provide, such as your name, address and other contact details, will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act. It will only be used to communicate with you about a service or information you have requested.

Your personal information will only be made available to the appropriate WPFG staff involved in the provision of this service and our IT service providers.

Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other individual or organisation without your consent, except where it is necessary for us to do so to comply with the law or provide this service.