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IGF WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
The International Golf Federation (IGF) (We) take the privacy of our users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalised service. This policy explains our data processing practices and only applies to the website at www.igfgolf.org (the Site).

Please read these IGF Website Terms and Conditions of Use and the IGF Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described herein and by all terms, policies and guidelines incorporated by reference. If you do not accept all these conditions, please do not use the Site.

International Transfer
YOUR INFORMATION IS PROCESSED IN SWITZERLAND, AND MAY BE STORED AND USED ELSEWHERE DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF AFFILIATES, BUSINESS PARTNERS, AND OTHER ENTITIES WHO ARE PERMITTED TO ACCESS SUCH INFORMATION UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY (AND SUCH LOCATIONS MAY INCLUDE COUNTRIES WHICH MAY NOT AFFORD THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION OF SUCH DATA AS THE COUNTRY FROM WHICH YOU PROVIDED THE INFORMATION). BY ACCESSING OR USING THE IGF DIGITAL PLATFORMS OR SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO THAT TRANSFER AND ANY RELATED PURPOSES.

Information collected
The main reason the IGF collects information is to provide and improve the IGF Digital Platforms, Services, or IGF Content, their features, to administer Your membership, and to enable Users to enjoy and easily navigate the IGF Digital Platforms.

We may collect the following personal and non-personal information from you in connection with the Site:

  • we collect personal information from you if you sign up to receive our newsletter;
  • we collect personal information about people who provide feedback in relation to the Site;
  • we collect certain non-personal information when you visit and use the Site. For example, we may collect and store your IP address, reference site domain name, and demographic information; and
  • we may also collect information including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and usage while on the Site.

We will only collect such data in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified).

Cookies
When You visit the IGF Digital Platforms, We will use “cookies” to collect information. Cookies are small data files, which are transferred to a computer’s hard disk in order to memorise 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.

We further utilise session ID cookies to enable certain features of the IGF Digital Platforms, to better understand how You interact with the IGF Digital Platforms and to monitor aggregate usage by IGF Digital Platforms’ users and web traffic routing on the IGF Digital Platforms. Session ID cookies are, unlike persistent cookies, deleted from Your computer when You log off from the IGF Digital Platforms and close Your browser or IGF App.

Please note that You can always choose to 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”. Please however take note that, if You block cookies, You may not be able to use all sections of the IGF Digital Platforms or all functionality of the Services.

Other third parties that are presenting advertisements on or within the IGF Digital Platforms may also set and use cookies to access Your computer. Please refer specifically to each third party website and statements of privacy to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information through their cookies.

Automatic Information
IGF automatically collects some information about Your computer when You visit the IGF Digital Platforms, regardless of whether You have registered for an account or not by just browsing Our servers. For example, IGF will collect Your IP address, Web browser software, and referring website. We also may collect information about Your location or Your online activity on the IGF Digital Platforms. Collecting this information helps IGF customize Your user experience and to monitor and analyse Your use of the IGF Digital Platforms and the Services. This information is also used for the IGF Digital Platforms’ technical administration and for the optimization of the IGF Digital Platforms’ usability and functionalities.

How We use Your information
We use information about You for the following general purposes: to provide You with the Services You request; to manage Your account; to communicate with You in general; to respond to Your questions and comments; to notify You about special offers that may be of interest to You; to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; and as otherwise described to You at the point of collection.

Aggregate information shall also be used to customize the advertising. In using the IGF Digital Platforms, You expressly entitle IGF to collect and process Your information in particular for such marketing and customization of the Services. You may always revoke Your consent by deleting Your account.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

IGF may send information about You to third parties when:
a) We have Your consent to share the information; or
b) We need to share Your information to provide the product or Service You have requested; or
c) We provide the information to companies who work on behalf of IGF under confidentiality agreements; or
d) We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or
e) We believe it is necessary, as determined in Our sole discretion, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergency situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Our Terms located at http://www.igfgolf/legal-information/, or as otherwise required by law.

Security
We want You to feel confident about using the IGF Digital Platforms. For that reason, We have implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure Your information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. 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 information for improper purposes.

If You communicate with IGF by email, You should note that the secrecy of Internet email is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential email messages or information which are not encrypted You accept the risk of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.

Your right to access information
You are entitled to see the information held about You. If You wish to do this, please use the contact form at https://www.igfgolf.org/about-igf/contact-us/. We may require You to provide verification of Your identity and to pay an administration fee to provide a copy of the information we hold. Please note that in certain circumstances We may withhold access to Your information where We have the right to do so under current data protection legislation.

Updating/deleting Your information
You may review, correct, update, change or delete personal data related to If You wish to do this, please use the contact form at https://www.igfgolf.org/about-igf/contact-us/. We may require You to provide verification of Your identity and to pay an administration fee to provide a copy of the information we hold.

We will accommodate Your request for deletion, if We do not have any legal obligation to retain the record.

Links to Other Sites
If any part of the IGF Digital Platforms link to other websites, those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. If You choose to visit an advertiser or click on another third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s website. We do not exercise control over third party websites and have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The operators of other sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own data protection policy, therefore we recommend You examine the privacy statements posted on these other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

Our policy towards children
We do not on purpose collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or legal guardian becomes aware that his or her child under 13, or ward under 13, has provided Us with personal information without their consent, he or she should delete the account (refer to: Updating/deleting Your information). If We become aware that a child under 13 has provided Us with personal information without such consent, We will delete such information from Our files.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. If We amend this Privacy Policy, We shall place an updated version on this page of the IGF Website. The IGF Website may also provide notices of changes to this Privacy Policy or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to You generally on or within the IGF Digital Platforms.

Jurisdiction and applicable law
This Privacy Policy and all matters arising out of or related to this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regards to conflicts of laws and principles thereof.

Any controversy, claim or dispute between You and IGF arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Lausanne, Switzerland, and each party hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such Court.

We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. To learn more, read the relevant section of the applicable Privacy Policy. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies.