IWRF Privacy Statement


The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation ("IWRF", “us”, “our”, or “we”) have created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following is a full description of our information gathering and dissemination practices for www.iwrf.com and www.wheelchairrugbyready.com ("the site"). It sets out the way in which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1988 (as amended), the data controller is the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation having its principal place of business at Suite 250, 3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2, Canada.



Collection of information

Information is typically requested when you wish to take part in certain activities available on the site or otherwise use the site (such as when you contact us, request particular information or subscribe to our newsletter services or other services) that may be available on the site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

The personal information collected may include, but is not limited to the following: name, age, country of residence, nationality, gender and email address. In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on the site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We only use cookies for one purpose: to store a number which uniquely identifies your browsing session and allows us to provide content tailored for you. When you quit your browser, this session is destroyed and is no longer linked with the cookie stored on your computer. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. However, if you adjust your browser setting in this way, you may be unable to access certain parts of the site.

Please note that third parties advertising on our site may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

When you submit personal information to IWRF through the site, you agree that your information may be stored and processed by and/or on behalf of the IWRF.

IWRF may collect information about your interaction with the site and the services on the site. This may include information about your computer and, where available, your IP address operating system and browser type. In particular, IWRF reserves the right to perform statistical analysis of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to ascertain the number of users that have visited particular web pages. In performing statistical analysis, parts of the site use Google Analytics (a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.) to capture and analyze site statistics. Google Analytics is a cookie-based analytics program that uses cookies to track internet website activity. Google Analytics typically collects, at least temporarily, information about your use of the site, including IP address, network location, hostname, web pages requested, referring web page, browser used and date and time. No personal information is stored within the cookies. Cookies can be disabled within a browser’s preference or option menu. For more information about Google Analytics, see Google’s Privacy Policy and Google Analytics Terms of Services, accessible via www.google.com. IWRF will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties and this statistical information does not identify any individual.

IWRF confirms that in general it will only use the personal information you provide within IWRF. Where we want to pass your personal information on to someone else, unless you have already and/or previously given us your permission to do so, we will tell you. The option will then be yours to submit your personal information or not.



How we use the information

We collect and use your information in order to give you a better service, to provide you with information you request, including information about the IWRF, its events and the game of Wheelchair Rugby. Your information is also used to fulfil your requests for certain services and/or to participate in certain activities and/or to make the site more useful to you.

The personal information you provide may be used by us or our associated organisations to deliver the information you request. Your personal information is also used to contact you when necessary. In order to access some services or parts of the site, you may be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and to choose a password. In this case your chosen password and other information (including email address) are collected and used to create a unique logon for you to access the services or a particular part of the site.

IWRF will only disclose your personal information without notice when it believes disclosure to be required by law or regulation, or necessary to protect or defend the rights or property of IRB, the safety of the public or the users of the site.



Electronic communications

  • We will not send you unsolicited communications unless you have consented to receiving them;
  • Communications we do send you will always give you an address which you may contact to opt out of receiving further communications.

Please understand that where you have opted out of receiving further communications, it may take us a few days to process your request.



Children under 16

If you are under 16, you must obtain the approval of a parent or guardian before you send us any of your personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, home address, date of birth etc).



Changes to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change our security and privacy policies at any time. Accordingly, we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies.


Links to other sites

The site may contain links to other websites whose privacy and information practices may be different to ours. You should consult the other websites' privacy statements and/or notices. IWRF is not responsible or liable for the content or privacy policies of websites other than the IWRF website.




We use physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard the information we collect from you online. We urge you to take precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet. Keep any passwords safe and make sure you use a secure browser.



Your rights to access, correct, modify and/or remove your personal information

You have the right to receive a copy of and/or access, correct, modify and/or remove the personal information that we hold about you.

If you wish to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, you shall make a request in writing to the contact details set out below. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any particular request you make for a copy of such personal information.

If you wish to access, correct or modify any personal information you have provided to us, you have the right to have such information corrected and/or modified. The appropriate method(s) for accessing, correcting and/or modifying your personal information are set out below:

(a) depending on the sites or service you have used, you may have the ability to access, correct and/or modify your personal information online. In order to prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you will be required to sign and/or log in with your credentials (for example, e-mail address and password);

or, alternatively

(b) any request(s) to access, correct and/or modify your personal information shall be in writing and shall be directed to the contact details as set out below and shall include enough information to enable us to satisfy ourselves as to your identity and to process your request.

If you wish to have the personal information you provided to us removed and/or if you no longer wish for your personal information to be processed, stored and/or used, your request shall be in writing and shall be directed to the contact details as set out below and shall include enough information to enable us to satisfy ourselves as to your identity and to determine the personal information you request to be removed.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the site or your dealings with the site, you can contact us at the contact details as set out below.


Contacting the site

You can contact us by emailing us at info@iwrf.com or by writing to the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation at the address set out below.

This privacy statement is subject to change without notice.

This privacy statement was last updated on 31 March 2012.

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation
Suite 250, 3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC V7B 0A2

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