Malta Football Association

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

About Us
 
The Malta Football Association (MFA)  takes the privacy of all its fans, customers and website users very seriously and takes great care to protect your information.

 

This privacy policy explains what information we collect about you, how we may use it, and the steps we take to ensure that it is kept secure. We also explain your rights and how to contact us.

 

Please note, this website contains links to other websites which are provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of this site. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website that you visit.

 

By using this website and giving your information to us, you indicate your consent to us and our commercial partners and our sponsors collecting and using your personal information in accordance with the terms set out in this policy.

 

What information do we collect?
 
In order to provide you with services, we may collect personal information about you from our website, telephone conversations, emails and written and verbal communications. We may, for example, keep a record of your name, address, delivery address, email address, telephone number and credit card details. We may also record details of any disability or health needs you may have at the time of booking an event or service which will take place at the stadium or any of our other premises to help to ensure your safety.

 

We may supplement the information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you or which we receive from other organisations, for example, our commercial partners and sponsors.
 
How will we use your information?
 
All personal information that we obtain about you will be recorded, used, and protected by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this privacy policy. We will primarily use your personal information to provide our products and services to you and, for example:

- to administer and provide products and services you request
- to communicate with you in the event that any products or services you have requested are unavailable 
- for fraud screening and prevention purposes (see below for further details)
- for record keeping purposes 
- to carry out market research so that we can improve the products and services we offer 
- to track activity on our website 
- to create an individual profile for you so that we can understand and respect your preferences and to calculate the level of any loyalty

 

Disclosure of your information
 
In order to provide our products and services to you, we may need to appoint other organisations to carry out some of the processing activities on our behalf. These will include, for example, delivery organisations, fraud screening companies (see below) and mailing houses. In these circumstances, we will ensure that your information is properly protected.
 
Fraud Prevention and Screening

 

In order to combat credit and debit card (payment card) fraud, MFA uses XXXX Limited to provide payment card fraud screening services.

 

In order to do this, MFA provides XXXX with details of all transactions made using a payment card.  This information includes:

- name, address and contact details of the purchaser;
- details of products/services purchased; and
- financial/payment details (including credit card details).

 

XXXX will then analyse and (if applicable) match this data with details of other transactions provided to it by other retailers/service providers in order to assess if there is a fraud risk associated with the purchase.  On completion of this analysis, XXXX will provide MFA with a risk assessment for that particular purchase and we may cancel any transaction if we reasonably consider that it presents a fraud risk to MFA.  In such circumstances, MFA will act in good faith in attempting to contact any purchaser of goods or services to allow them the opportunity to pay using cleared funds.

If you have any further queries as to the details of this service, please contact us at the address set out below.

Please note that while the information disclosed to XXXX and the results of any assessment will not be directly disclosed to any other third party, they may be used by XXXX to make risk assessments on behalf of other customers.

Where we do provide XXXX with this information we will ensure that your information is properly protected.

 

MFA commercial partner programme

 

MFA teams up with a selection of carefully chosen commercial partners such as:

- our sponsors, for example Bank of Valletta, Maltco Lotteries, Givova, FXDDand CISK

- other commercial partners include General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd, Teamsport, Montekristo Wines
 and Grand Hotel Excelsior etc.

 

An up-to-date list of our commercial partners is available by clicking here or from the address below.

 

Offers and opportunities
 
Our commercial partner programme is designed to support the MFA and also to bring customers, fans and website users a diverse range of MFA associated and MFA branded offers at competitive prices. MFA and/or these commercial partners would like to contact you to tell you more about the offers available to you and about a range of other MFA initiatives in a number of ways, including by post, telephone, text/picture/video message, digital television, fax or by email. If you express an interest in an offer from one of our commercial partners, that partner may let us know. This enables us to take your views and interests into account when choosing our commercial partners and developing the programme.
 
What to do if you do not want to receive details of offers
 
Please be assured, you are under no obligation to buy anything or to participate in any MFA initiatives, however, if you prefer not to be contacted either by us or any of our commercial partners, you can opt out by clicking the relevant box or boxes on the screen upon which you provide information or by writing to us by mail or email (see the section "How to contact us" below). You can change your mind at any time.

 

Please note, if you do opt out of receiving information, we and/or our commercial partners will be unable to keep you informed of new services, products, events or special offers that may interest you and our ability to inform you of ticketing opportunities may be affected.
 
Use of your information outside the European Union
 
Some of the organisations to which we may disclose your personal information are situated outside of the European Union. In order to provide you with the products and services you require, we may need to transfer your personal information to these countries some of which do not have laws that protect privacy rights as extensively as in Malta. If we do transfer your personal information to other territories, we will take proper steps to ensure that your information is protected in accordance with this privacy policy.
 
Cookies
 
In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on this site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive and they are used to record how you navigate this website on each visit.

 

Our cookies are used to enable us to develop our website to reflect our fans and customers interests and by noting who has seen which pages and advertisements, how frequently particular pages are visited and determining the most popular areas of our website. We may use cookies to enrich your experience of using the website by allowing us to tailor what you see to what we have learned about your preferences during your visits to the site.

 

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience.

 

For further information on cookies and how to switch them off see www.allaboutcookies.org.
 
Security of information
 
We take the security of your personal information seriously. When you submit your credit card details to us, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to guard your information. In addition, we have security procedures in place to protect our paper based systems and computerised databases from loss and misuse, and only allow access to them when it is absolutely necessary to do so, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of the personal information contained within them.
 
Monitoring

 

We may monitor or record telephone calls for security purposes and to improve the quality of services that we provide to you.
 
Changes to this privacy policy
 
We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change our security and privacy policies. Accordingly we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies.
 
Updating and correcting information
 
You may correct your personal information by emailing us at info@mfa.com.mt  or by changing your profile on our website. Please include your name, address and/or email address when you contact us as this helps us to ensure that we accept amendments only from the correct person. And remember include WEBSITE PERSONAL INFO in the e-mail subject titel. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes.
 
Your rights to access your personal information

 

You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request you make. The current fee is €0.

 

How to contact us

 

Telephone: (+356) 2338 6000

Email:  info@mfa.com.mt

Mail:

Data Protection Officer
Malta Football Association
Floor 2, Millennium Stand,

National Stadium,

Ta’ Qali

ATD4000

Malta

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Commercial Partners