F4F Privacy Policy

Club Footie Limited is the place where children can play football-based games, take football challenges enter competitions, win prizes and interact with friends through Avatar characters in a safe environment.

Club Footie believes in the power of children and we urge both them and their parents to use and enjoy our site. Whilst we encourage the interactive nature of online media, we strive to educate parents and children about how to appropriately safeguard their privacy when travelling on the web.

Our information collection practices are described below. We urge children to check with their parents before entering any information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don’t know.

What Information Is Collected?

At Club Footie Limited, we are committed to providing a fun, entertaining, and safe website for people of all ages all over the world. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected on the Club Footie website. We ensure that our privacy policy and our information practices adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and applicable European Union Data Protection legislation.

The data controller for the purposes of UK data protection legislation is Club Footie Limited (“we” or “us” or “our”). The ways we collect user’s (“you” or “your” or “user”) personal information and how we use it on the site are as follows:

1. Sign Up
To log into the site, we do not require any personally identifiable information. Users can play in the main Club Footie Stadium game for free to test out Club Footie. If they choose this option they would be given a guest Avatar pass and their scores would not be accumulated or saved.

If you decide to Sign Up as a member all we ask is for the user to provide a username (not your own) and password, your age, gender, the football teams you support and/or play for, choose an Avatar to represent you on the site and parental email address if the child is under 13, where we will then send an activation email to the parent which includes fields for financial data. Those children aged 13 or over are able to put in their own email address. Activated users can cancel their account at any time. To cancel, please contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

Club Footie does not disclose personal information – your online character is an Avatar and is not a real name. We take measures so that users cannot communicate personal information through messaging functions. These measures include filters and live moderation.

All such personal information collected during the Sign Up process is used only for the purpose of providing children with full access to the sites features. It is not our policy to use such information for general marketing purposes or to share such information with third parties (except in relation to competitions as set out below or where we are required to do so by law or in the context of a business transfer). Should our policy on this change, we will let you know and give you the choice to be included.

We do not obtain or require disclosure of sensitive personal data (such as ethnic origin or religion) but if you choose to provide us with such sensitive personal data, we may assume such sensitive personal data is provided with your express consent for processing by us for the purposes for which such personal data was provided by you unless otherwise notified by you to us in writing using the contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

2. Avatar Interaction
Signed Up users or members will then have access to the following features on the site:

a) Creating your own My Footie Zone Page for your Avatar – a page where your Avatar or online character resides and you can keep track of your progress on Club Footie listing the points or Footie Balls you have accumulated; where you are in the leagues; your achievements and best scores in the Divisions you have played in.

In this area you can: see how many Footie Balls you have accumulated; suggest questions for use in the Club Footie Challenges; keep a track of the leagues you are in; keep a track of the teams you play for.

Each Avatar will have a Locker Room where they keep: the Trophies they have won; the virtual merchandise they have bought with Footie Balls including Shirts, boots, sunglasses, hats, and backgrounds.

b) Avatars have the opportunity to visit other Avatar “My Footie Zones” pages and press a like button if they think the Avatar’s page is cool. The highest rated our most liked Avatar are listed in a league known as the “Players Player League”

c) Avatars can post messages on each other’s site via a message board. They have access to instant messaging, which is 24/7 monitored and safe. NB these are Avatars interacting not real profiles.

d) Avatars can invite other users to be their friends – these Avatars would be listed on a friends list on the Avatar “My Footie Stuff” page

e) We give parents and children the option to send “electronic cards” to their friends and friends parents to encourage them to sign up to Club Footie and help them raise funds for their Clubs they play for. We do not collect our visitors’ full names, but we do collect email addresses during this process in order to inform the user that their e-card has been read. We also ask users to submit their friends’ email addresses so we can send them these e-cards. We think it would be disproportionate to inform user’s friend(s) about our privacy policy and how we will be using their personal data beforehand because it would spoil the surprise of receiving the friend’s electronic card. However, we can reassure users that this data is not transferred to a third party or used for marketing purposes and it is not kept for any longer than is necessary.

f) Avatars have the ability to win real prizes for themselves. If an Avatar wins a prize this will be sent to them via the adult who registered them.

g) Avatars have the ability to win real prizes for the clubs/teams they play for (see Funds 4 Football) through competitions.

3. Policing – Club Footie Referee
Club Footie encourages users to report any behaviour that could be construed to be bad practice. It rewards members who report bad behaviour with Footie Balls (points) for their Avatar. Any member using bad behaviour will be immediately removed from the site.

4. Orders
If you purchase a product or service from the Club Footie Shop, such as T-shirts, or Mugs, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on your order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email address, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card information and expiration date).

5. Agents/Service Providers
We use other third parties such as a shipping company to fulfil orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. We use email and the telephone to assist you if you have questions while using our site or regarding your order. When you sign up for Click and Buy or PayPal, we will share your email address, country of residence, and Club Footie Account ID as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.

6. Competitions
We offer the opportunity for those children who have activated their account to enter competitions on-line. In order to run competitions and send out prizes, we will contact the person using the email address provided during the activation process. At this point, it may be necessary to gather more information in order to fulfil the prize delivery; this can include name, address and telephone number. As a matter of policy, we keep such information only for the purposes of administering the competition and do not disclose such information to third parties except where necessary to fulfil the prizes (e.g. it may be shared with fulfilment houses for processing purposes). We may from time to time offer competitions sponsored by third party businesses and may share entrant information with such businesses in order to fulfil the competition only. We will provide potential entrants with the opportunity to opt-in to such third party sponsored competitions. Once a competition is finished, we will delete any additional personal information collected.

7. Funds 4 Football
The Club Footie mission is to provide valuable funds and equipment for grass roots children’s football clubs. We do this through Funds 4 Football.
Through Club Footie children can use Footie Balls (points) accumulated to win equipment and prizes for their football club or school team.

Club Footie allows children to have fun and help their clubs at the same time – the majority of which are in desperate need of funds for kits, equipment, day to day running Funds 4 Football is primarily aimed at Clubs and School football teams i.e. to open a Funds 4 Football account a representative of the Club or School must register.

In order for children’s Footie Balls (points) accumulated through Club Footie Challenges to qualify for Funds 4 Football an adult has to register the club or school they play for.

When registering for Funds 4 Football we take: the Club/team Name; the adults name; email address; relationship with the club or school i.e. coach, manager, chairman, teacher; club logo; club address.

All social interaction on Funds 4 Football is between adults.

Children are able to see where their Club or School team is in the Funds 4 Football Leagues through the “My Footie Stuff” page and “League” pages of Club Footie.

8. Feedback
We provide children with the opportunity to email us with their opinions and comments and question suggestions. We request no personally identifiable information unless the child indicates that he or she wants us to reply. In these circumstances, we ask for a first name and email address. This information is used solely by us in order to give requested feedback and is then deleted from our system periodically.

9. Cookies and Log Data
Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit certain websites. We are able to access only the cookies that our Site places on your computer and we are only able to determine the type of computer operating system and browser that you are using. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user’s hard drive. Cookies allow websites to “remember” users activities on a website as well as users visits to a website. At clubfootie.com, cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our Site over a given period. We do not store any personal information in the cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information submitted by users when participating in our activities. We collect this information in order to improve access to our content based on our visitors’ browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many children as possible. You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser.

Log data collected on web servers within our control also supplies us with non-personally identifiable information about the number of visits to different pages on our Site. We use this information only for improving our Site. We do not link the “log data” collected to personally identifiable information submitted by users when participating in our activities.

The information collected through cookies and log data may be passed to our Research Department or to third party advertisers or business partners.
If you do not wish us to use cookies for the purposes explained above, please inform us in writing using the contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website

10. Transfer of Personal Data
We may also transfer your personal data collected to any country, including countries outside the European Economic Area, for any of the purposes described above. Your provision of personal data to us through use of this Site is understood by us to constitute consent to such transfer unless you inform us of your wish not to transfer your personal data in this manner by contacting us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

11. Monitoring of Communications
We may record or monitor your telephone conversations and email correspondence with our staff for security, compliance with the law, training purposes and to maintain and improve the quality of our services.

12. Security
We have taken steps to ensure that all personally identifiable information that we collect is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections, which guard against unauthorised access.

13. Agents
The personally identifiable information provided to clubfootie.com may be transferred, disclosed or shared with third parties who may be engaged by us as data processors to specifically to handle and deliver certain activities (e.g. message boards, competitions, e-cards) and perform other technical and processing functions, such as sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from registration lists, programming, providing services to our users, or otherwise operating our Site. They have access to personal information needed to perform their processing functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

14. Third party websites
We provide a “bumper page” when linking from our Site to an advertiser’s site, which lets children know they are going to an advertiser’s site and reminds them not to give out information online without getting permission from their parents. Children and their parents should be aware that other sites have different policies on collection of information to us, so it is important to check their Privacy Policies before submitting any personally identifiable information.

15. Business Transfers
In the event that all or substantially all of our assets are transferred or sold to another business, you agree that we may transfer any of your personally identifiable information to the acquiring business.

16. Parents
The Internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. Your efforts to instil responsible information practices will help steer your children to age-appropriate sites and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children have enriching experiences online.

17. Effective Date
The privacy policy set out above is effective as of 1st February 2012, and applies to all information previously obtained by Club Footie. We reserve the right to change the privacy policy at our sole discretion. Club Footie users will be informed of any such change by us posting a new privacy policy on the Club Footie website and the effective date of any change of privacy policy will be clearly marked. As required by law, we will not use PII in ways that are materially different from the ones described in this Privacy Policy without also providing notification of such practices and obtaining consent to any such different uses. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

17. Questions/Concerns?
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, please contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

Alternatively send an email with your questions or comments through the contact area of this siteor write to us:


Funds 4 Football
Club Footie Limited
Innovation Centre Medway
Maidstone Road

1st February 2012