Introduction

This privacy policy describes how The Professional Cricketers’ Association protects and may use the information you give to the association and wholly owned subsidiary, PCA Management Limited, (together, the “PCA”, “we” or “us”).

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data 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 data and how we will treat it.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.

Contact information

For the purpose of data protection laws, the Professional Cricketers’ Association is the data controller. If you have any questions about this policy or the ways in which we handle your personal data, please contact us at Laker Stand, Kia Oval, London, SE11 5SS.

What we collect

Depending on your interactions with us, we may collect the following personal information:

  • Details about you: including information you provide when applying for the creation of an online account or submitting any other forms or applications relating to your membership of the PCA via thepca.com (“our site”).
  • Details relating to any services that we provide specifically to you upon your request: including information you may provide if you were to require assistance in particular circumstances such as a referral to the PCA Benevolent Fund, or when seeking contractual or legal advice.
  • Events: including information you provide when registering for or attending a PCA event.
  • Correspondence: if you contact us we may also keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Job applications. if you apply for a job with us, your CV, work history, educational details and the role for which you are applying.
  • Your visits to our site: including, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communications data, and the resources that you access.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping: including maintaining an up-to-date record of our members.
  • To improve our products and services: including providing you with a more personalised service.
  • Research: we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Marketing communications: if you have indicated that you are happy to receive marketing communications from us, we may periodically send emails about new offers, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • To process your job applications: whether directly or via an agent or recruiter (speculatively or in response to any advert)

We will use your information for the purposes listed above either with your consent or to comply with a legal obligation we have (including in the field of employment). We keep your information for as long as is reasonably necessary to enable us to provide you with the services that you have requested from us, which in the case of members will be until expiry or termination of your PCA membership.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We are based within the European Economic Area (EEA). However, information that we collect about you may be sent to and held outside of the EEA where we work with suppliers and service providers that are either based outside of the EEA or have servers based outside of the EEA. Countries outside of the EEA protect information differently, and so where we do transfer your information to suppliers based outside of the EEA, we will take all steps necessary to ensure that it is adequately protected and used in accordance with this policy.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our site in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of site.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information or request to receive a copy of the personal information which we hold about you by writing to The PCA, Laker Stand, Kia Oval, London, SE11 5SS or if you are a PCA member, by emailing us at membership@thepca.co.uk.

If you believe that any of your personal information that we are holding is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You have a right to lodge a complaint in relation to this policy and how we process your personal information by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office, details for which can be found at https://ico.org.uk/.