Privacy Policy

Who Are We – Jim Stynes Foundation

Your privacy is important to the Jim Stynes Foundation (ABN: 98 256 326 040) and the Melbourne Football Club. This Privacy Policy provides information about the personal information that the Jim Stynes Foundation and the Melbourne Football Club collect and the ways in which they may use, hold and disclose this personal information.

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION may disclose your personal information to the Melbourne Football Club in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

When used in this document, depending on the context, "we," "our" and "us" refers to JIM STYNES FOUNDATION and/or the Melbourne Football Club

1 JIM STYNES FOUNDATION and Melbourne Football Club Privacy Policy.

Protecting personal information is fundamental to the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION and Melbourne Football Clubs’ relationship with our supporters, employees, players and business partners. All personal information received in connection with an JIM STYNES FOUNDATION product or service, or in the conduct of the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION business, is therefore treated seriously, having regard to the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION legal obligations.

Personal information is information that identifies you or could identify you. The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles.

2 Information Collected

Generally, the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION collect personal information directly from you via your use of the products, services and (or) donations of the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online (defined in paragraph 9 of this Privacy Policy below), if you apply for a position with the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION or any registration you make to participate with or receive information from, the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION including via email. The personal information which the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION may collect and hold includes:

your name, age, billing and/or shipping address, email address, gender, occupation, telephone number(s), information about dealings with the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION, including donation history, and subscriptions for JIM STYNES FOUNDATION.

Opinions and beliefs provided via surveys and questionnaires.

In addition, you may also provide to us and we may collect and hold additional personal information, such as:

your credit card information; and

details of the items ordered, monies donated, or product purchased from us.

We also may collect additional non-personally identifiable information (for example, browser version, IP address), including that will provide information regarding the general use of JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online.

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

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

We may also collect information about you which is considered sensitive under applicable privacy and data protection laws. Generally, we will ask for your consent to handle your health or other sensitive information or, in certain circumstances, you will consent to our collection by providing your health or other sensitive information to us.

Where we engage with you multiple times over a short period in relation to the same matter, we may not provide you with a separate notice about privacy each time we engage with you however we will provide you with an opportunity to opt–out of receiving communications about that matter within each of those communications.

3 Opt-Out/Unsubscribe

You can easily unsubscribe at any time you want to our communications by contacting us using the contact details specified in paragraph 12 of this Privacy Policy or by following the instructions contained in an e-mail.

It may take some time to put an opt-out or an unsubscribe in effect so you may still receive communications from us for several weeks after your request is received.

For the avoidance of doubt, by opting–out or unsubscribing yourself from a mailing list of an JIM STYNES FOUNDATION product or service this will ensure your removal from that particular mailing list but will not guarantee your removal from other mailing lists that the Melbourne Football Club may store your details in as a result of your engagement with a different service or product. Please refer to, for more information.

4 Information from Third Parties

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION will not intentionally solicit personal information that is unintentionally disclosed.

We may also receive information about you from third parties in relation to other websites. For example, you may choose to participate in a third party application or feature as part of our services (such as logging in through Facebook Connect or Google+ or otherwise linking to the services from another website or interactive service) or on a third party website or service (such as a Facebook application or a similar application or feature) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including personal information. When you choose to participate, you may be opting to link your activity on JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online services with that third party website or service, which may then collect information about your visits to JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online and may publish that activity as you request to your "profile" or similar feature with that third party (such as if you choose to share content you find on JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online with your "connections" on the third party's website or service).

The information we collect is subject to this Privacy Policy. However, the information collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party's privacy practices, including whether the third party continues to share information with us or with other third parties, the types of information shared, and your choices with regard to what is visible to others on that third party's website or service. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party website or service give us access to their profiles and you are one of their "connections" or information about you is otherwise accessible through your "connections'" web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party website or interactive service.

5 Storage of Personal Information

Wherever reasonably practicable, the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION will store personal information on data servers that are owned and controlled by the Melbourne Football Club and are located within the geographical borders of Australia.

6 Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for purposes including, without limitation:

to verify your identity;

to improve JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online;

to facilitate community competitions and programs;

to provide, and to assist us with providing products and services to you, to manage and account for the products and services, and to improve the products and services;

to manage JIM STYNES FOUNDATION relationship(s) with you;

to provide you with information about events, products and/or services that may interest you;

to facilitate the internal business operations of the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION

to promote and market JIM STYNES FOUNDATION events, products or services;

to undertake research;

to enable corporate partners and sponsors of the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION and the digital rights partner Telstra, as well as their related bodies corporate, to market and promote their products and services to you;

to provide to our third party service providers in connection with any of the above;

to identify risk and implement appropriate controls to prevent or manage public health responses to pandemics or similar occurrences, including by providing personal information to relevant Government and health authorities, upon request, to assist with contact tracing and take reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and others, and the security of our sites; and

our sites and events.

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Clubs may also disclose personal information where it is otherwise permitted to do so by law.

Where you provide your personal information directly to JIM STYNES FOUNDATION, although it may be disclosed to the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION , that personal information will not ordinarily be shared with a different JIM STYNES FOUNDATION. However, there may be some circumstances where this personal information is shared. For example, if in a transaction or donation you purchase is relating to the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION , that transaction may be disclosed to both JIM STYNES FOUNDATION and the Melbourne Football Club.

You consent to the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION and the Melbourne Football Clubs’ using your personal information for sending you information, including promotional material, about the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION and or Melbourne Football Clubs’ products and services, as well as the products and services of selected third parties, now and in the future. You also consent to us contacting you with such information by means of direct mail, email, SMS, MMS messages, social media and via telephone.


“JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online” refers to the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION website with its top-level domain located at http://www.Jim Stynes Foundation, all related sub-domains and any other JIM STYNES FOUNDATION website (including any JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Club website) which provides an JIM STYNES FOUNDATION product, JIM STYNES FOUNDATION service or JIM STYNES FOUNDATION -related product or service including related mobile applications. You need not disclose your identity to the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION in order to visit JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online, except where personal information is voluntarily supplied, however the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION internet server may automatically record details about any computer used to access the website (such as the IP address, domain name and browser type), the date and time of access, and details of the information downloaded. This information is used for internal statistical purposes and to improve JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online.

8. Cookies

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION may use “cookies” on JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online. A cookie is a small text file that JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online may place on your computer. Usually, cookies are used as a means for our websites to remember your preferences and are thus designed to improve your experience of JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online. Cookies may collect and store personal information about you.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

If you disable the use of cookies on your web browser or remove or reject specific cookies from our website or linked sites then you may not be able to gain access to all of the content and facilities on JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online.

9. Website Analytics

When you visit and browse JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online, our website host and some third party service providers may collect information for statistical, reporting and maintenance purposes.

Subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, this information is used to administer and improve the performance of JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online and will not be used to identify you. The information may include:

the number of users visiting our website and the number of pages viewed;

the date, time and duration of a visit;

visiting patterns of individuals accessing JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online;

the IP address of your computer; and

the path taken through our website.

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION use website analytic services to help analyse how you use JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online (Website Analytics). Website Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means including but not limited to cookies which are stored on users' computers. The information generated is used to create reports about the use of JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online. Our third party providers of these services may store this information. The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION will not (and will not allow any third party to) use Website Analytics to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online. The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION will not associate any data gathered from JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online with any personally identifying information from any source as part of the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION 's rse of Website Analytics.

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION treat personal information that may be obtained through cookies and any other information supplied to us (for example if you send us an email) in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

10. Links

JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party website and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any third party website. Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.

11. Children’s Privacy

If you are under 18, you should only use JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online with involvement of a parent or guardian. For their protection, we ask that anyone under 18 years of age does not attempt to register with JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Online or otherwise provide us with any personal information without the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

12 Information Security

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION will take reasonable steps to protect all personal information within their direct control from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION Clubs will take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords.

13 Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

In the event of any loss, or unauthorised access or disclosure of your personal information that is likely to result in serious harm to you, the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION will investigate and notify you and the Australian Information Commissioner as soon as practicable, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

14 Contacting Us Regarding Access, Correction and Privacy Complaints

The privacy laws of some jurisdictions give individuals the right to access, amend or delete their personal information or, in some circumstances, to restrict or object to the processing of their personal information.

Information we hold about you should be up-to-date and accurate. Please advise of any changes to your information using the contact details set out in this paragraph 12.

An individual may:

request access to and seek the correction of their personal information held by the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION at any time;

make a complaint in relation to an alleged breach of privacy; or

submit a query or concern about this Privacy Policy or the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION information handling processes,

by contacting the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION by email at


Christopher Kearon

Chief Commercial Officer

Melbourne Football Club


You will be required to provide proof of identity in order to obtain access to your personal information. If you would like to request a copy of your data, or would like to take steps to exercise your rights, please contact us as set out in this paragraph 12. The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION may charge an administration fee where access is provided. The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION may refuse to provide access if permitted to do so by law. The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION aims to provide access to your personal information within 30 days of a valid request.


At all times, privacy complaints:

will be treated seriously;

will be dealt with promptly;

will be dealt with in a confidential manner; and

will not affect your existing obligations or affect the commercial arrangements between you and the JIM STYNES FOUNDATION .

The JIM STYNES FOUNDATION ’s Privacy Officer will commence an investigation into your complaint. You will be informed of the outcome of your complaint within a reasonable period of time following completion of the investigation.