The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (“IWBF”, “us”, “our”, or “we”) have created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following is a full description of our information gathering and dissemination practices for (“the site”) and the IWBF Newsletter. It sets out the way in which any personal information 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 information and how we will treat

Date of issue of this Privacy Policy: May 2018

Who we are

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the governing body for wheelchair basketball around the world. is the official website of the IWBF.

International Wheelchair Basketball Federation
c/o FIBA
Route Suisse 5 – P.O. Box 29
1295 Mies – Switzerland

What this Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that is collected when you are on the website, and when you use the website services, as described in this Privacy Policy.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that IWBF does not own or control, or to people that IWBF does not employ or manage, including without limitation third-party advertisers or sponsors to whom you provide information. IWBF is not responsible for privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you choose to link from the website, and IWBF encourages you to review the privacy policies of those other websites so you can understand how they collect, use and share information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When submitting a contact form through the website, we request just your name and email, along with your query. Your information will be stored for no longer than a month for customer service purposes. The information submitted through the contact form is not used marketing purposes.


Cookies are files that are placed on your computer by our website or customer portals when you visit the site. These files store information that makes your use of this site more efficient.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics and Jetpack as web analysis services to analyse the user behaviour on the website and in our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For this analysis, the use-related information generated by the cookie (including the shortened IP address of the user) is transmitted to our servers and stored for use-analysis purposes. We use the usage analysis to optimize our own websites, customer portals, customer approach and other advertising measures.

Any user who does not agree to the storage and analysis of his anonymized user data when visiting our website can object to this storage and use at any time. An anonymous use of the customer portals is not possible.

Your visit to this website is currently recorded by Google Analytics and Jetpack.

Social Media Plug-Ins

We use social media plug-ins on our website i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google Plus. By clicking the icons, you connect to the respective webpage of the social media provider. By visiting these webpages, personal information might be collected by those social media providers. Please check their privacy policy.


You have the opportunity to register for our newsletter via our website. For sending it we only need your e-mail address, all other information is voluntary. Only after successful completion of a double opt-in process will you receive our newsletter. At any time, you have the right to view your declaration of consent or to unsubscribe from the newsletter. Corresponding links are implemented in every cover letter to our newsletter. If you unsubscribe from our newsletter, we will immediately delete your contact details from our newsletter distribution list.

The effectiveness of an electronic consent, as it is used for the registration for the newsletter, is subject to certain requirements by law. This also includes recording your declaration of consent. We therefore log the date and time of consent, the text of the declaration of consent, the fact whether the checkbox was selected, your e-mail address and all other voluntary information. We also log the date and time of the click on the confirmation link and on the link in the confirmation e-mail. We collect this information exclusively in order to comply with legal obligations

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

By subscribing to the IWBF Newsletter, your e-mail address is stored in our mailing list which is stored on MailChimp’s database server. You can unsubscribe at any time and, should you wish to ensure that your data is removed from the database, please contact us at

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

IWBF may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

  • we have your consent to share the information; or
  • we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; or
  • we provide the information to companies who work on behalf of IWBF under confidentiality agreements; or
  • we respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or
  • we believe it is necessary, as determined in our sole discretion, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergency situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of IWBF’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Transfers to third parties

We use the services of MailChimp to send out our newsletter. As such, MailChimp has access to the personal data you provided us when signing up for the IWBF Newsletter and processes this data on behalf of IWBF to send out the newsletter. MailChimp servers are located in the United States. MailChimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S Privacy Shield Framework. You can consult the MailChimp privacy policy by following this link:


IWBF has implemented reasonable technical and organisational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorised access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, the internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

If you communicate with IWBF by e-mail, you should note that the secrecy of e-mail is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages or information which are not encrypted you accept the risk of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the internet.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This policy may be amended from time to time. If we amend the privacy policy in any way we will place an updated version on this page of the website. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the website.

For any further information, please contact us at