World Taekwondo Privacy Policy (As of February 14, 2022)

The Pan-American Taekwondo Union (hereinafter referred to as “PATU”) is committed to protect your privacy and to protect all personal information that we collect and process in relation with your use of certain functionality in the PATU official website www.patutkd.org  (hereinafter referred to as “Website”). Please read this Privacy Policy to find more details about how we use your information submitted to the website. PATU website may contain hyperlinks and banners to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third parties’ websites have their own privacy notice and PATU does not accept any responsibility or liability for the practices of such third parties’ websites. The present Privacy Policy, as updated by PATU on the needs, defines the conditions in which you authorize PATU to collect and process your personal information.

1. Collection and processing of personal data

In general, you can visit the Website without providing personal data. However, data is requested when you wish to take part in certain activities available on the Website such as receiving PATU Newsletter. To subscribe to certain services, you may be invited to provide the following information: email, name and location.

Furthermore, in case you visit GMS site, you may be invited or required to provide certain information for the subscription to certain cervices. Please follow the privacy policy of GMS site for such case. PATU will inform you of any additional information needed to provide the services which you have requested.

By providing PATU with your personal data, you expressly authorize PATU, its partners, subcontractors and/or affiliates to collect and subsequently process such data in accordance with the terms defined herein to provide you the services which you have selected.

2. Use of Cookies

You also agree that PATU 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 GMS 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.

3. Purpose of the collection and processing of personal data

In GMS site, World Taekwondo (WT) collects and process your personal data solely for the following purposes:

  1. Participation in the challenges and competitions organized by WT and/or PATU 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. Your personal details will be not be given or shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

Your personal details may be only disclosed for purposes and in situations specifically required by law.

4. Right of access and Consent

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 PATU at the following address: info@panamericantaekwondounion.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 PATU. The same goes if you wish to withdraw your consent. It is your responsibility to contact PATU.

5. Hosting and transfer of your personal data

PATU headquarters is based in México and all personal data you submit to PATU will be hosted in that State. Therefore, by submitting your personal data, you acknowledge and agree accept that your personal data will be transmitted to and hosted in México.

As a matter of principle, PATU will never transmit your personal data to third parties without your prior consent. However, PATU’s activities are international and by submitting your personal data, you acknowledge and agree accept that PATU may transmit your personal data to other entities of PATU, or its subcontractors, including outside American Continent, if PATU deems it necessary for the purposes mentioned in section 2 above. 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. PATU reserves the right to release your personal data if PATU is required under law to do so, or in the good-faith believes that such release is necessary to comply with applicable legislation.

6. Data security

PATU 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.

All personal information provided by you will be held strictly confidential.

7. Date retention

PATU will retain your personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes set forth under Section 2 above. Please note that data may be kept for a longer period of time exclusively for mere statistical purposes and PATU shall use anonymous data wherever possible.

PATU periodically, but at least every (4) years, checks that no data is stored for longer than needed.

8. Spamming

PATU will not engage in spamming and will not authorize the use of your personal data for commercial or advertising purposes by third parties, except with your express consent. Any activities that PATU believes to be important for you, PATU will always give you the choice of opting out of such service.

9. Your Rights

Your principal rights under the data protection law are as follows:

Right to access: you have the right to confirmation as to whether or not PATU processes your personal data and, where PATU does, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information include details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, PATU will supply to you a copy of your personal data.

Right to rectification: you have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

Right to erasure: in some circumstances you have the right to have your personal data erased. Those circumstances are: (i) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; (ii) you withdraw the consent on which the processing is based and there is no other legal ground for the processing; (iii) you object to the processing of your data and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing; (iv) the personal data have been unlawfully processed; the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation to which PATU is subject; (v) the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services directly to a child.

Right to restrict processing: in some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: (i) you contest the accuracy of the personal data; (ii) processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; (iii) PATU no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, PATU may continue to store your personal data. However, PATU will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

Right to object to processing: you have the right to object to PATU’s processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PATU or by a third party. If you make such an objection, PATU will cease to process the personal data unless PATU can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. You have the right to object to PATU’s processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, PATU will cease to process your personal data for this purpose. You’ll be able to opt-out from emails PATU sends you by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of those emails. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

Right to data portability: to the extent that the legal basis for PATU’s processing of your personal data is: (i) consent; or (ii) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from PATU in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Right to withdraw consent: to the extent that the legal basis for PATU’s processing of your personal data is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

Automated individual decision making: PATU does not carry out this kind of decision making. However, for your information, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you unless this is necessary for our contract, is authorised under applicable law or is based on your explicit consent.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by emailing info@panamericantaekwondounion.org.

10. Amendment of this Privacy Policy

PATU 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 PATU makes changes, PATU will post the last updated version on the Website to be effective immediately. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. PATU encourages you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Website to be informed of any change.

If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact PATU at info@panamericantaekwondounion.org.