Collection Statement

NRL Collection Statement

1. Introduction

In this collection statement "we", "us" and "our" and the "NRL" means Australian Rugby League Commission Limited, National Rugby League Limited and each of its associates, related entities and subsidiaries and the States. Please read this Collection Statement and our related Privacy Policy carefully as it describes the way in which we will collect, hold, use and disclose your Personal Information. Capitalised terms in this Collection Statement have the meaning given to such terms in the NRL Privacy Policy or the Privacy Act1988 (Cth).

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Information and you may request we delete any Personal Information we hold about you at any time. We also use certain third parties, to act as our agent in our collection of your Personal Information. These third parties may use their employees, agents or contractors (or those of its related entities) to do so. These third parties aggregate your Personal Information and provide us with a copy.

In addition to collecting your Personal Information on our behalf, these third parties may also from time to time seek to collect, hold, use and disclose your Personal Information as a principal for their own business purposes. Where they propose to do so, please note that such third party uses will be governed not by the terms of the NRL Privacy Policy but by the terms of the applicable third party privacy policy which those third parties should make available to you before collecting any Personal Information from you (for example, when you are purchasing tickets to a match).  You should ensure you are given access to and understand the terms applicable to the relationship that exists between you and those third parties in relation to their separate uses of your Personal Information. 

2. Purpose of collection

The primary purpose for which we collect your Personal Information is to provide you with information about us, our upcoming events and the products and services we provide. We may also use or disclose your Personal Information for the following related secondary purposes (without limitation):

  • as part of the best practice preference centre and/or data storage architecture administered by the NRL and operated in conjunction with the Clubs, States and selected third parties;
  • for internal purposes including management reporting, trend analysis and servicing of you and your membership and/or other relationships with us;
  • to assist us with research and product development to improve your experience;
  • to provide you with news, offers and other information about the broader game of rugby league (including participation grassroots and social forms of the game); and
  • to provide our sponsors and other partners with certain non-Personal Information to assist in our work with them. 

3. Consequences of your refusal to provide personal information

The main consequence if you do not provide us or our agents with your Personal Information is that we will not be able to provide you with information about us, our upcoming events and the products and services we provide, including things such as discount offers (including from our partners), ticketing and exciting initiatives we are undertaking. In some instances, it may even mean you are not able to access the NRL Network (or parts of it).

4. Disclosure to third parties

Unless you inform the NRL otherwise, we will disclose your Personal Information to Clubs, States and other third parties such as sponsors and business partners, including as part of the Rugby League Exchange, to enable such recipients to provide you with information, materials and promotional opportunities.  The Rugby League Exchange platform provides you a single-point-of-access for your Personal Information and allows us to more effectively coordinate promotional and information sharing activities.

The type of Personal Information we may disclose to those third parties includes your name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address, favourite players and teams and all other information that we, through our agents, collect from you in the course of purchasing membership, ticketing and/or other products and services from us. Other than overseas recipients (see section 5), we ensure that any organisation to which we disclose your Personal Information implements appropriate information security safeguards and protections in accordance with the Privacy Act. In certain circumstances, we may disclose your personal information if and when required to do so by law, for example, to assist law enforcement agencies with their inquiries.

5. Disclosures of your Personal Information to overseas recipients

We may disclose your Personal Information to overseas recipients for things such as processing membership and hosting services. The most likely destinations for such activities are China, the United States and New Zealand, although countries where such recipients are located may vary. By accepting this Collection Statement and providing the NRL your Personal Information, you are providing express consent for the NRL to disclose your personal information overseas. You are aware that by providing such consent, NRL will cease to be accountable for the overseas recipient's handling of your personal information under Australian privacy law and that you will not be able to seek redress from the NRL under Australian privacy laws in relation to that use of your Personal Information overseas.

6. Contact Details

If you have any questions or comments in relation to our Collection Statement, or if you wish to correct or access your Personal Information held by the NRL or make a complaint, please contact:

The Privacy Officer

Rugby League Central

Driver Avenue

Moore Park NSW, Australia 2021

+61 9359 4000

This collection statement was last updated in October 2017.