At FINA, Fédération Internationale de Natation, we attach great importance to your privacy and undertake to protect all personal information that we collect and process in relation with your use of the www.fina.org website (the “Site”) in accordance with our Terms of Use. The present Privacy Policy, as updated by FINA from time to time, defines the conditions in which you authorize FINA to collect and process your personal information.

1. Collect and processing of personal data

The use of certain functionalities of the Site requires that you register with FINA and provide FINA with certain information about yourself, including personal data within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Law of June 19, 1992.

In order to register with FINA, you may be invited to provide the following information:

1. Full Name
2. Address
3. Email address
4. Age
5. Other information, as requested in the sign-up process.

BY PROVIDING FINA WITH YOUR PERSONAL DATA, YOU EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZE FINA TO COLLECT AND SUBSEQUENTLY PROCESS SUCH DATA.

You also agree that FINA may implement an automatic tracking process (cookie) gathering anonymous information, such as browser type, operating systems and the date and time of access when you use the Site to help improve the content of the Site, to customize the Site for our visitors and to learn more about them and how they use the Site. You may block cookies by changing your browser settings.
FINA commits to collect and process of your personal data always in a transparent, lawful and proportional manner.

2. Right of access
At all time, you may request access to your personal data and to request a correction of any erroneous or incomplete data about you by contacting FINA at the following address: publications@fina.org. It is your responsibility to verify that your personal data are accurate and updated. In case, you notice that some of your personal data are inaccurate or obsolete, it is your responsibility to notify FINA.

3. Purpose of the collect and processing of personal data
FINA collects and processes your personal data solely for the following purposes:

1. Participation in the challenges and competitions organized by FINA on the Site
2. Registration for the use of the Site
3. Maintenance and development of the Site
4. Compilation of statistics in order to improve the quality of the services offered to users.

4. Hosting and transfer of your personal data
FINA is based in Switzerland and all personal data you submit to FINA will be hosted in that State. As a matter of principle, FINA will never transmit your personal data to third parties without your prior consent.

FINA’s activities are international and by registering with FINA, you acknowledge and agree accept that FINA may transmit your personal data to other entities of FINA, or its subcontractors, including outside Switzerland or European Union, if FINA deems it necessary for the purposes mentioned in Section 3. We will ensure that the receiving entity has agreed to keep your data confidential and secure, outside of your country of residence. If the level of privacy protection in a country does not comply with internationally recognized standards, we will ensure that data transfers to databases in that country are equally protected and that a transfer of data to third parties in such countries does not occur. FINA reserves the right to release your personal data if FINA is required under law to do so, or in the good-faith believes that such release is necessary to comply with applicable legislation.

5. Data security
FINA is committed to ensure the best possible level of security of your personal data, and will take adequate technical and organizational measures to protect your data against the risks of damage, destruction, loss or unauthorized access.

6. Data retention
FINA will retain your personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes set forth under Section 3 above. Please note that data may be kept for a longer period of time exclusively for mere statistical purposes and FINA shall use anonymous data wherever possible.

7. Age limitation
Registration is not open to users under the age of 13. By registering with FINA, you warrant that you are 13 years of age or older. If you are under 18, you must obtain the authorization of your parents or legal guardian before using the Site and registering with FINA.

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a minor under the age of 18, and that minor has somehow registered with FINA without your authorization, please contact FINA and we will provide you with full instructions on how to cancel your child’s registration.

8. Spamming
FINA will not engage in spamming and will not authorize the use of your personal information for commercial or advertising purposes by third parties, except with your express consent. Where we believe that certain information about FINA’s activities is of importance to you, we inform you by e-mail whilst giving you the choice of opting out of such service.

9. Amendment of this Privacy Policy
FINA reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the present Privacy policy, at any time and in its sole discretion. When we make changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of the Site Terms. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review the Site Terms and Privacy Policy whenever you visit one of our websites.

If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact FINA at: publications@fina.org

Last Update made on March 2016.