Privacy Policy

For any definition used in this Privacy Policy, please refer to the FIFA Terms of Service. Please read the following to learn more about FIFA’s Privacy Policy and the ways in which FIFA uses your information before you proceed with use of the Website.

Date of issue of this Privacy Policy: 30.07.2019

Please read this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) carefully and ensure that you understand it. By completing the Online Registration for the FIFA Medical Network and/or the Subscription Agreement for the FIFA Medical Network’s newsletter, you confirm that you have lawfully obtained the data that you have submitted and that the data is correct. You further confirm that you are authorised and instructed by the person or persons whose data you have submitted (hereinafter individually and collectively, including yourself, referred to as the “Data Subject”), to submit the data by means of the Online Registration and/or the Subscription Agreement for the FIFA Medical Network’s newsletter. You also confirm that the Data Subject has been informed about the processing of data as set forth herein and that the Data Subject desires and agrees to such processing of his/her data. By submitting the Online Registration and/or the Subscription Agreement for the FIFA Medical Network’s newsletter, you (for yourself and on behalf of the Data Subject) voluntarily permit and consent to the processing as set out in the following.


Collection of Personal Data

FIFA collects your personal data provided to FIFA by means of the Online Registration and/or the Subscription Agreement for the FIFA Medical Network’s newsletter(”Personal Data”).


Purpose of processing and use of Personal Data

Regarding the FIFA Medical Network, FIFA uses the Personal Data to:

  • send any information, communication or new content related to the FIFA Diploma in Medicine/FIFA Medical Network
  • connect with you on FIFA social media platforms when related to football medicine
  • conduct internal statistics and target content offerings

Regarding the FIFA Medical Network, FIFA uses the Personal Data to:

  • distribute the FIFA Medical Network’s newsletter
  • send information about the FIFA Medical Network’s newsletter


FIFA will comply with the obligations and safeguard the Data Subject’s rights under any Swiss, EU or EU member state laws with respect to any Personal Data in respect of which FIFA is subject to; and any other applicable law with respect to any Personal Data in respect of which FIFA is subject to (“Applicable Data Protection Laws”).

FIFA will process and store the Personal Data securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the purposes for which it was first collected.


Sharing Personal Data with third parties

In this regard, the Data Subject acknowledges and agrees that the Personal Data may be transferred to the web developer, von Grebel Motion AG Zurich, Switzerland. The Personal Data will not be used, processed, stored or transmitted by FIFA over and above the scope described herein.

Storage of Personal Data and data security

The Personal Data is stored and maintained in a database in Switzerland or in the European Economic Area (EEA) and is operated by FIFA or on FIFA’s behalf.

Some or all of the Personal Data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). If FIFA stores and processes Personal Data outside the EEA, FIFA will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the Applicable Data Protection Laws. Such measures might include the conclusion of data transfer agreements on the basis of the relevant EU model clauses.

Data security is very important to FIFA. In order to protect the Personal Data, suitable measures to safeguard and secure the Personal Data have been put into place.


The Data Subject has the following rights in accordance with, and subject to the conditions under, the Applicable Data Protection Laws, which this Privacy Policy adheres to:

(i)       the right to be informed about the collection and use of the Personal Data;

(ii)      the right of access to and receiving a copy of the Personal Data that FIFA holds about the Data Subject;

(iii)     the right to rectification if any Personal Data that FIFA holds about the Data Subject is inaccurate or incomplete;

(iv)     the right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask FIFA to delete any Personal Data that FIFA holds about the Data Subject, and/or to delete it sooner than as indicated above;

(v)      the right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of the Personal Data;

(vi)     the right to data portability (obtaining a copy of the Personal Data to re-use with another service or organisation);

(vii)     the right to object to FIFA using the Personal Data for particular purposes; and

(viii)    rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling.


Complaint and Contact

In the event of any cause for complaint about the use of the Personal Data or if the Data Subject has any questions relating to this Privacy Policy, the Data Subject shall contact FIFA as follows: Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA Data Protection Officer, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA’s representative in the EU may be contacted as follows: VGS Datenschutzpartner UG, Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany. FIFA shall apply its reasonable best efforts to solve the problem for the Data Subject. If FIFA is unable to help, the Data Subject also has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authorities.


Finally, you (for yourself and on behalf of the Data Subject) herewith unconditionally and irrevocably waive any and all claims against FIFA, its officers, directors, employees, representatives, affiliates, auxiliaries and partners resulting from any government decision, in connection with the Personal Data. The processing of the Personal Data shall not exceed the scope described or implied herein.


When you visit the Website, FIFA will use “cookies” to collect certain information about you. Cookies are small data files which are transferred to your computer’s hard disk in order to memorise information like registration IDs and passwords. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie and various values.

FIFA further utilises session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Website, to better understand how you interact with the Website and to monitor aggregate usage by Website users and web traffic routing on the Website. Session ID cookies are, unlike persistent cookies, deleted from your computer when you log off from the Website and close your browser.

Please note that you can always choose to block cookies by updating your Web browser privacy settings.

To do so, you will have to access the “Help” menu in your browser’s menu bar and search for the term “cookies”. Please note, however, that if you block cookies, you may not be able to use all sections of the Website or all functionality of the Services.

Other third parties that present advertisements on or within the Website may also set and use cookies to access your computer. Please refer specifically to each third-party website and statements of privacy to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information through their cookies.

Automatic Information

FIFA automatically asks for some information about your computer when you visit the Website, regardless of whether you have registered for an account or not by just browsing FIFA’s servers.

FIFA does not collect any data automatically.


Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to FIFA. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your account ID, login password or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited email or telephone communication.

Links to other sites

If any part of the Website links to other websites, those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. If you choose to visit an advertiser or click on another third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. FIFA does not exercise control over third-party websites and therefore recommends you examine the privacy statements posted on these other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. If FIFA amends this Privacy Policy, FIFA shall place an updated version on this page of the Website. You will have to accept and agree to be bound by any updated version in order to continue using the Website and its Services.

Applicable law and arbitration

This Privacy Policy and all matters arising out of or related to this Privacy Policy shall be governed exclusively by the substantive laws of Switzerland.

All disputes in connection with this Privacy Policy are to be promptly settled between the parties by negotiation. If no solution can be reached, such disputes shall, to the exclusion of any court or other forum, be exclusively resolved by an arbitral tribunal consisting of three (3) arbitrators under the auspices of, and pursuant to, the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce. The seat of the arbitration shall be Zurich, Switzerland, and the language of the proceedings shall be English. For the avoidance of any doubt, any determination made by the arbitral tribunal shall be final and binding on the parties.