This policy tells you how we collect information from you on the ESPN Player
website (the Site), how we protect it and how we use it. ESPN (EUROPE, MIDDLE
EAST, AFRICA) LTD ("ESPN"), a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 06565173, controls all personal information which you
provide on the Site. ESPN (including its subsidiaries) is a member of the ESPN
"us", "our" and "ourselves".
What type of information we collect about you
We will collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of
ways including when you register on the Site. We will also notify you at the
point of collection when information is being retained and display the relevant
collect, record and use information about you and the choices you can make
about how the information is collected and used. The clicking of the "Register"
button during your initial registration with our website will indicate your
What we do with Personally Identifiable information
We will only pass on your information to third parties in the following
- if this was clearly
stated at the time of collection or registration and, where required, if
you have given permission for this;
- If we employ
another organisation to perform tasks on our behalf - such as hosting the
Site. In this case, the organisations may only use your information to
fulfil this specific task;
- If we sell the
business of some of the ESPN Group of companies to another organisation or
merge with other businesses. In this case, the buyer will only be able to
- If we have reason
to believe that disclosing this information is necessary for legal
proceedings. We may also disclose member information when we believe in
good faith that applicable law or regulation requires it.
- If we use third party
processors to administer and process for the purposes notified in the
auditors or legal advisors) to obtain advice. Any such processing will be
governed by an agreement in the form required by law, preserving any
statutory data protection rights.
As the ESPN Group operates globally, it may be necessary to transfer your
information internationally, and in particular, your information may be
transferred to and processed in the United States. The data protection and
other laws of other countries, such as the U.S., may not be as comprehensive as
those of the European Union. Please be assured that we take all reasonable
steps to ensure that your privacy is protected.
We collect information through technology to make our websites more interesting
and useful to you. For instance, when you come to one of our websites, we
collect your IP address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through
which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your
company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally
identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information
regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our
websites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable
sends to your computer while you are viewing the website. We and other
to one of our websites after logging in, cookies provide information to the
website so that the website will remember who you are. You can choose to have
your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to
turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator
or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at
your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you
turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your Web
experience smoother, like the features mentioned above, and some of our
services will not function properly.
Our websites use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes,
including Web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded
in images on the pages of websites. We also use these technical methods to
analyse the traffic patterns on our websites, such as the frequency with which
our users visit various parts of our websites. These technical methods may
involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another
party authorised by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use these
technical methods in HTML e-mails that we send our guests to determine whether
our guests have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails.
The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form
that is personally identifiable.
Links to other websites
You should be aware that when you are on our websites you could be directed to
other websites where the personal information collected is outside the control
of ESPN. Examples of such websites include the ESPN Soccernet website.
For example, if you click on a banner advertisement the click may take you off
obtained from you on such website.
Changes to this policy
We may change this policy and our terms and conditions from time to time and
to use your personal information in a way which is incompatible with the
If you have queries about our use of personal information, you can write to us
at ESPN (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Ltd, Business & Legal Affairs Dept, 3 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9PE, United Kingdom.