Privacy and Cookie Policy

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All references to “we”, “our” and “us” mean the Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees’ Society Ltd (or “the Society”).

This website is administered by the Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees’ Society Ltd and is intended to provide you with information and results relating to the refereeing of rugby union matches. We want you to feel secure when visiting our website and are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so. The following provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit.

What information do we gather? 

Information on this website is gathered in two ways:

a) Indirectly (for example, through the site technology) and

b) Directly (for example, when you submit information to the website through forms etc.)

One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access this website, your device’s IP address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways, some of which we describe here.

One way is through the use of cookies. Cookies are small files of information that save and retrieve information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered our site, how you navigated through the website, and what information was of interest to you. This is standard practice on many websites. Cookies cannot harm your computer/handheld device and are active for differing lengths of time; some are stored until you close your browser, while others may last for several weeks or more.

By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the site.

To find out more about cookies, how they work and how to manage them, please take a look at:

If you are uncomfortable regarding the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer/ device by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. Use the help facility in your browser application to find out how to disable cookies.

We may also collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for it and how it will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide such information.

How do we use this information?  

We analyse it to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor this website to make it more effective.

We may also the information for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect it.

Will we share this information with 3rd parties?  

The information we collect through this website will only be used within the Society or by our contractors. We will not directly sell this information to third parties.

What about sensitive personal data?  

We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this website. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed uses of the data. We may also collect some sensitive personal data incidentally. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law.

The references to “sensitive personal data” are to the various categories of personal data identified by the General Data Protection Regulation as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent.

Will we give you access to your information?  

Yes, you are entitled to know whether or not we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by contacting us.

What about data security?  

We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of any information you provide to us through this website. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.

If you have any questions, please contact us.