Privacy Policy

[Last updated January 2019]

Your privacy is important to SANFL. We comply with Australian privacy legislation and this privacy policy sets out how we handle your personal information.

We do not trade, sell or rent your personal information.

Personal information is information that identifies you or could be used to identify you.

By providing us with personal information, you consent to that information being collected, used, disclosed and stored in accordance with this privacy policy.

1. Staying Anonymous

You can browse our website anonymously. However, if you would like to become a member of SANFL or use any of our services, you will need to identify yourself to us, and at that point we will collect your personal information.

If you do not give personal information to us, it may affect our ability to provide you with products and/or services.

2. Information partners

As a football league, we don’t work in isolation. Your personal information is likely to be accessible by any one or more of SANFL Member or Licensed Clubs, clubs in any South Australian Affiliated League, Association or Club as part of our delivery of services to you. We require all of these organisations to do their best to comply with Australian privacy legislation as well.

  • Your SANFL club – Central District, Glenelg, North Adelaide, Norwood, South Adelaide, Sturt, West Adelaide and Woodville-West Torrens, will have access to the information contained in your SANFL Account, which is covered by this privacy policy.
  • Your SANFL Account is made available through Sportsubs. See for more information.
  • Any service provided by the AFL or AFL Communities, including FootyFirst is covered by the Australian Football Bodies privacy policy. See for more information.
  • Your AUSKICK registration and other AFL information and resources are made available by SportsTG Pty Ltd. See for more information.
  • Expressions of interest to try women’s’ competitions may be provided to the Women’s’ Football League, the South East Women’s Football League, the North Eastern Football League or the Riverland Football League and are collected by the relevant associated club using Survey Monkey forms.
  • Other associations supporting participation in football.

3. Collecting personal information

At all times we aim to only collect the information we need for the services we are providing.  The kind of information that we collect from users and members may include:

  • your name, street address, contact details – phone, email, social media profiles
  • your role or title, photograph or likeness
  • your date of birth, age, gender, religion, cultural background or heritage
  • whether you identify as Indigenous and the land you come from
  • your school, your right to work in Australia,
  • sport you have played previously, fitness level, physical or intellectual disability
  • your availability, your qualifications to coach, train or umpire
  • criminal history check, Working with Children check
  • your association with any charity that requests a donation from SANFL
  • details of game tickets or merchandise ordered or purchased
  • opinions and beliefs provided via surveys and questionnaires

The main way we collect personal information about you is when you give it to us, for example:

  • when you complete an expression of interest
  • when you complete an application or registration form
  • when you become a member
  • when you build a profile in your SANFL Account
  • when you use the contact form on our website
  • when you call us, or contact us via social media
  • when you ask for access to information we hold about you
  • when you request to download from our website

We do not collect financial information such as bank card details. Online payments for our services are processed remotely through a secure payment gateway provided by Sportsubs. Please see the Sportsubs terms and conditions regarding management of your payment information.

4. Collecting information from Third Parties

We may also collect personal information that is given to us by a third party (for example, a school, corporate partner or information that is on a publicly maintained record). This information forms part of the personal information described in this policy. We will not intentionally collect personal information that is unintentionally disclosed.

5. Collecting sensitive information

SANFL does actively collect sensitive information such as information about health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or criminal history. This information is used to help make available appropriate programs and services to players, coaches, umpires, volunteers and supporters.  We do take steps to appropriately protect any sensitive information we collect and to obtain your permission before making that information public.

6. Children’s privacy

SANFL provides information and services for all age groups. Any person under the age of 18 years must not create a SANFL account or register for any services without the involvement of a parent or legal guardian. Any information collected about a child will not be accepted without also requiring personal information about at least one parent or legal guardian.

7. Social Networking Services and links to other websites

You can connect with us via our social media pages on Facebook @SANFLofficial, Twitter @SANFL, Instagram @SANFL_official and Youtube @SANFL.

Your SANFL club will also have its own social media accounts.

We may provide links to other websites or use our social networking pages to communicate with the public about SANFL and related topics. These sites have their own privacy policies. When you communicate with us using these services we may collect your personal information. We will only use it to help us to communicate with you and the public. Each social networking platform will also handle your personal information for its own purposes. You should become familiar with the privacy policies of any service you use.

8. How we use Cookies and other identifiers

We use a range of tools provided by third parties including our website host, third party service providers and search engine browsers to collect or view access and traffic information for statistical, reporting and maintenance purposes. Third party providers have their own privacy policies. We also may also use tracking pixels, cookies and session tools to improve your experience when accessing our online services.

The data collected by cookies does not usually identify you, but may be combined with other information to identify you. If we identify you using information from cookies, we may use that information to track how you use our online services and send you information more specific to your needs, or to invite you to purchase our services.

The kind of information that can be collected includes:

  • device specific information such as mobile network information
  • server logs including your IP address, the times you use our services and system activity
  • location information including IP address, GPS, and Wi-Fi access points
  • local storage availability

We use the information to help to track your use of our online services to improve your user experience and the quality of our services.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Some features of our online services may not function properly without cookies. To find out how to opt out of tailored advertising and Google tracking please check the options available here – and

9. Security and overseas recipients

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. SANFL will take reasonable steps to protect all personal information within our direct control from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we use respected hosting services, firewall and other electronic security procedures and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.

We take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form in access-controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. Our internal procedures may include risk assessment of misuse, interference, loss, and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure of your information, background tracking and records of changes made to your personal information.

None of the personal information collected via our online services is knowingly sent overseas through our services.  Your information will be stored in our customer relationship management system, provided by Sport Subs or SportsTG Pty Ltd.

You agree that, for compliance purposes, we may retain any of your personal information for a period of seven years, although we are not obliged to do so.

10. Use and disclosure of personal information

The information that we collect about you is used:

  • to verify your identity,
  • to provide you with services,
  • to improve our services,
  • to provide you with information about events, products and services that may interest you,
  • to facilitate the internal business operations of SANFL and its associated clubs.

We do not make your personal information available to any party that is not involved in football related activities.

We provide access to your personal information in accordance with Australian privacy law, and may share your personal information with our professional advisors for the purpose of obtaining advice, or for compliance with our accounting or regulatory obligations.

11. Opt-out/ unsubscribe

Our online services include facilities to enable you to opt-out of different types of communications. Opting out of one type of communication does not necessarily mean you will stop receiving all communications. Please check the communication settings on your account and the unsubscribe features of emails received from SANFL.

If you continue to receive communications you have unsubscribed from, please contact us as [email protected] and we will remedy the problem.

12. The Official SANFL App

By downloading and using the Official SANFL App, you agree that the App has access to:

  • your device details, identity, status, call information and history of app usage
  • your personal identity and contacts
  • the accounts you have on your device for accessing the App and stores for purchasing apps
  • your calendar events, which may include access to confidential information
  • add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without your knowledge or involvement
  • your location services including network location and precise GPS location
  • your USB storage contents to read, modify or delete the contents including photos, media and files
  • receive data from the internet, view your network connections, control vibration on your device, prevent your device from sleeping
  • read service configuration for you suppliers like Google and Apple.

Updates to the Official SANFL App may automatically add or remove capabilities.

13. Accessing and correcting your personal information

You may request copies of the information we hold about you, which will only be provided electronically. You have the ability to make a request to amend or correct that information. If we do not agree with your requested change, we will keep a copy of your request with our information.

14. Mandatory data reporting

If any of your personal information is lost, accessed or disclosed by us, whether intentionally, unintentionally or through no fault of SANFL we will comply with mandatory data breach notification requirements.

We are required to notify any affected person within 30 days if the loss or disclosure of data is likely to result in serious harm to that person.

15. Feedback, comments or complaints

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]  and let us know what the problem is. We will acknowledge receipt and then respond to your privacy concerns within 30 days.

At all times privacy complaints:

  • be treated seriously,
  • dealt with promptly,
  • dealt with confidentially and
  • not affect your existing obligations or agreements with SANFL or any associated club.

If you are not happy with how we manage your concerns, you can contact the Australian Privacy Commission, available at





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