Welcome to FutbolMarkt website (the “Site”) that operates a social media-inspired customer-to-customer marketplace. We offer a platform that allows users to (i) list football (soccer) equipment, apparel and other items for sale by posting photos and other content relating to such items, (ii) browse, search, discuss and purchase such items, (iii) participate in an online community focused on soccer and (iv) and engage in other activity relating to the foregoing (the “Service”).
The Service is operated by FutbolMarkt Ltd, incorporated and registered in England and Wales under company number 12782053 and with registered office at 71-75 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom (“we”, “our, or “us”).
This privacy notice aims to inform you about how we collect and process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information. It tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. Our policy is not just an exercise in complying with the law, but a continuation of our respect for you and your personal information.
We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.
The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regard to the processing and control of your personal data.
Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.
Data We Collect and Process
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you when you voluntarily submit it to us and when you use the Site and Service. This can include information you provide when you register to use the Service, complete a form, list an item, subscribe to our mailing lists or other marketing communications or take an action on the Service (such as when you comment on or like an item, perform a search, communicate with other users of the Service, or engage in a transaction). We also collect information about the pages you look at on our Site and Service and/or the device you use to access the Site and Service.
We have collated these into groups as identified below. Unless we specifically state below that we are relying on your consent, our legitimate interests or a legal obligation to process your personal information, the lawful basis we are relying on to process your personal information is to perform a contract with you.
Contact and identity details: When you open an account with us you will be asked to provide us with your contact and identity information. We may also ask you to provide copies of identification documents which we will also use along with other contact information you provide for the legitimate interests of verifying your details and helping prevent fraudulent access to the Service or use of your account.
Your identity includes information such as first name, last name, title, date of birth, and other identifiers that you may have provided at some time.
Your contact information includes information such as billing address, delivery address, email address, telephone numbers and any other information you have given to us for the purpose of communication.
Payment and transaction information: We keep records of the products you buy, sell or trade though the Service and the payment method you use for the transaction. We will use payment and transaction information to assist in the payment process for any product you purchase through the Service. We will use your payment and transaction information and history to determine products and services that may be of interest to you and send you marketing. We will provide your contact details to the seller of any item you purchase including your username and the name, delivery address, email address and phone number you provide at the checkout.
Messages: If you choose to use our messaging functionality to message other users of the Service, we may access and review your messages to assist in the fulfilment of orders made through the Service, to respond to any query, issue, concern or dispute users raise and to resolve such disputes and if we have reason to believe the messages may contain evidence that you have breached our Terms of Service.
Comments and opinions: When you contact us directly, e.g. by email, phone, post or by completing an online form we will record your comments and opinions. We will also record comments and opinions you express when responding to surveys, entering competitions, taking part in promotions we run or that you post on our community boards or other message areas. We will use your comments and opinions to in the legitimate interests of addressing your queries, issues and concerns and improving our products and services. We will also use comments and opinions you express when posting on our community boards or other message areas, responding to surveys, entering competitions or taking part in other promotions, to determine products and services that may be of interest to you and to send you marketing communications.
Information about how you connect to and use our Site and Service: We collect information about how you use our Site and Service such as the pages you view on our Site and Service, the time you access our Site and Service and how long you use it for, the website from where you came to our Site or go to after leaving our Site (if applicable) and any selections and choices you make when using our Site and Service. We also collect information about any items you have searched for, listed, purchased, sold, bookmarked, liked or shared on the Site and Service.
Site login details: Where you create an account with us, we will hold your username and password details in the legitimate interests of keeping your account secure. Where you are provided with the option to log-in using a social network, for example through Facebook sign in, we will not be provided with your password or other account login details for those accounts. We will also collect device ID (Android ID, Apple ID, or your browser “fingerprint”). Browser “fingerprints” are based on your device type and browser type (including settings and version). FutbolMarkt will only use the above information in the legitimate interests of keeping your account secure.
You are responsible for all actions taken with your username and password, and we recommend that you do not disclose your username and password to any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf, so you should change such a password immediately and notify us of any unauthorised access to your account.
Your preferences: We hold information about the preferences you set for notifications, marketing communications and how our site is displayed or what content is displayed to you through our Service. We will use your preference settings for the purpose of providing notifications, sending marketing communications and displaying our Service in accordance with your choices.
Information about your device and technical data: We may collect information about the computer, tablet, smartphone or other electronic device you use to connect to our Service. This information can include details about the type of device, unique device identifying numbers, operating systems, browsers and applications connected to our Service through the device, your Internet service provider or mobile network, your IP address and your device’s telephone number (if it has one).
Typically, the information we collect about how you use or connect to our Service is associated with your device and not you as a named individual. However, if you are logged into a registered account you have with us this information may also be associated with you directly.
Information about your location: Where you give us consent, we may collect and use information about your location, sometimes together with other personal information, to provide features of the Service that are relevant to you and your location. For example, this can include allowing you to search for items that are for sale in your local area.
Information provided by other users: Sometimes, other users of our Service provide information that is associated with you. Other users can provide information that is associated with you such as comments, feedback relating to your items and messages they send to you. Other users may also share information relating to an item they have bought from you on the Service on other social media channels which link to the Service, but this will not result in any information that was not already public, being made public. Where users of our Service want to invite you to use our Service or to share information with you about our services we will use personal information that they provide about you to assist them in doing this; we will only do this where they indicate that you have provided your consent for them to communicate with you in this way.
Information about fraudulent activity relating to your account: We will use information about fraudulent activity relating to your use of our Service for the legitimate interests of detecting and preventing fraud or counterfeiting and to comply with our legal obligations. We may monitor, including by means of AI, the information you provide to detect potential fraud or breach of our Terms of Service.
We may aggregate anonymous data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Anonymous data is data that does not identify you as an individual. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal information in law because it does not reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate profile data to assess interest in a product or service.
Special personal information
We shall not request from you any personal information, which is deemed sensitive data, including without limitation, information regarding religious or other beliefs, physical and mental health details, sexual life, racial or ethnic origin, trade union membership and/or offences, and we ask users of the Service not to supply us or any other user with any sensitive personal information, given the nature of the Service and that user profiles and comments are visible by other users. Where you do provide sensitive personal information to us on the Service you hereby confirm that you are deliberately making this information public of your own volition and accept that we may request that you remove such data from the Service
If you do not provide personal information we need
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform that contract. In that case, we may have to stop providing a service to you. If so, we will notify you of this at the time.
The Bases On Which We Process Information About You
The law requires us to determine under which of the defined bases we process different categories of your personal information and to notify you of the basis for each category.
If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.
If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.
Because we have a contractual obligation with you: When you create an account on our Site and use our Service, or otherwise agree to our Terms of Service, a contract is formed between you and us.
In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information. We may use it in order to:
a. verify your identity for security purposes;
b. provide you with our services;
c. provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using our Site.
We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.
We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
Information we process with your consent: Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our Site or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including our Service, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.
If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services or products you would find useful.
We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us via email at email@example.com. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our Site or our Service further.
For the purposes of legitimate interests: We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so. Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:
a. whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
b. whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm
c. whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so.
For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
a. record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our business;
b. responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response;
c. protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party;
d. insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage business risk;
e. protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so.
Because we have a legal obligation: Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.
For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.
This may include your personal information.
Specific Uses of Information You Provide to Us
Information available to other users through the service
The Service is designed to help you interact with other users of the Service. As a result of this some of the information generated through the Service is shared with other users of the Service. Examples include:
User profile: When you create an account on the Service a user profile will be generated for you that makes the following information publicly available: user name, country and city location, your followers and who you are following, details about the items you are selling. If you add any of the following information to your profile this will also be made publicly available: profile picture, profile description and website address. We will not directly reveal user email addresses to other users, however we may pass your email address to a seller where you have purchased an item.
Item listings: When you list an item for sale on the Service information you add to the listing will be made publicly available such as the item photograph, price, item description and delivery options. Any comments or likes other users add to your item listing will also be made publicly available as well as any reply comments or images you post. Other users may also share a link to an item they have bought from you via the Service on other social media channels which link to the Service, but this will not result in any information that was not already public, being made public.
Information about your activity on the Service: Some of your activities on the Services are public by default. These activities are when you follow a user, or a user follows you, when you comment on or like an item, when you list an item for sale, when your item is sold, or when you purchase an item.
Social networks you connect to the Service: Where you have chosen to do so we will post updates about your use of the Service to social networks you connect to the Service on your behalf.
We do store this information, and we reserve a right to use it in the future in any way we decide.
Once your information enters the public domain, we have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.
Information we share with third parties
We may share your personal information with the following parties:
- Law enforcement, regulators and other parties for legal reasons – third parties who we are under a legal obligation to disclose your personal information to or who we need to disclose your personal information to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of others, detect and investigate illegal activities and breaches of any agreement we have with you.
- Buyers of our business – buyers of FutbolMarkt Ltd or any of its assets may have your personal information disclosed or transferred to them as part of the sale.
We will not sell or rent your personal information to a third party for marketing or other purposes without your consent.
Complaints regarding content on our site
We attempt to moderate user generated content, but we are not always able to do so as soon as that content is published.
If you complain about any of the content on our Site, we shall investigate your complaint. If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.
Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.
If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.
Information relating to your method of payment
Payment information is never taken by us or transferred to us either through our website or otherwise. Our employees and contractors never have access to it.
At the point of payment, you are transferred to a secure page on the website of PayPal or other reputable payment service provider. That page may be branded to look like a page on our website, but it is not controlled by us.
Communications with us
When you contact us, whether by telephone, through our website or by e-mail, we collect the data you have given to us in order to reply with the information you need.
We record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our business.
We keep personally identifiable information associated with your messages, such as your name/username and email address so as to be able to track our communications with you to provide a high-quality service.
When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us.
We use that information to resolve your complaint.
If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is.
We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.
Use of Information We Collect Through Automated Systems When You Visit Our Site
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.
Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.
Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
a. to track how you use our Site;
b. to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our Site;
c. to keep you signed in to our Site;
d. to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our Site while you complete them;
e. to record the conversation thread during a live chat with our support team.
Our use of re-marketing
Re-marketing involves placing a cookie on your computer when you browse our Site in order to be able to serve to you an advert for our products or services when you visit some other website.
Control Over Your Information
Your duty to inform us of changes
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes.
Access to your personal information
At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by signing in to your account on our Site.
To obtain a copy of any information that is not provided on our website you should contact us to make that request.
After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we require any fee for providing it to you.
Removal of your information
If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our Site, you should contact us to make your request.
This may limit the service we can provide to you.
Verification of your information
When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.
Use of our site and service by children
The Service is not directed to persons under 18 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. Children under 18 years of age are prohibited from providing any personal information to the Site. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, then please contact us using the details below so that we can take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.
Encryption of data sent between us
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and to encrypt any data you give us.
Whenever information is transferred between us, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser’s URL bar or toolbar.
Do Not Track
We currently do not honour browser-based Do-Not-Track signals.
Retention period for personal data
a. to provide you with the services you have requested;
b. to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by our tax authorities;
c. to support a claim or defence in court.
Changes to this policy
Notice to you
If a dispute is not settled then we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.
If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.
We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your concern before you approach the ICO.
Last Updated: February 20, 2021