We, the International Judo Federation (Fédération Internationale de Judo), József Attila str. 1, 1051 Budapest, Hungary (hereinafter referred to as “IJF”) process certain information about yourself, including personal data, when you use certain functionalities of one of IJF websites (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) or take part in Certain activities and services operated by IJF on IJF Website.

This Privacy Policy applies to all digital services such as websites, Newsletters, registrations systems offered on one of IJF Websites (www.ijf.org, www.judobase.org and all subdomains). IJF Website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third parties websites have their own privacy notices and IJF encourages you to review them. IJF does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third parties websites and our use of such websites is at your own risk.

For the purposes of this privacy policy “personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person, in particular with reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location, data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


IJF collects the following personal data about you:

2.1. Personal data which you provide directly to IJF

In general, you can visit the Website without providing personal data. However, data are generally requested when you wish to take part in certain activities available on the Website, create an account, communicate with us. In such cases, you may be invited or required to provide personal data about yourself such as first name, last name, nationality, age, country of residence, home address and/or email address, phone number, business organisation, job title. Subscription to certain services may require further data. In such a case IJF will inform you of any additional information needed to provide the services which you have requested. By providing IJF with your personal data, you expressly authorize IJF, 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.

Please note that if you do not provide data required, it may prevent you from making full use of IJF services.

2.2. Personal data which IJF collects automatically when you visit the IJF Website

When you use the Website, IJF may collect personal data about you by implementing an automatic tracking process (cookies) gathering anonymous information, such as browser type, operating systems and the date and time of access to help improve the content of the Website, to customize the Website for our visitors and to learn more about them and how they use the Website. For use of cookies please see below Article 3.


IJF uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising and web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on the Website. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is set (each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). However, you must enable cookies from IJF Website in order to use some of its functions. Please note that Website might allow third party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the IJF Privacy Policy.


Pursuant to this Privacy Policy, IJF will collect and process your personal data solely for the following purposes:

(a) to contact you for services which you have subscribed to, signed up for or participate in;

(b) to manage your user account;

(c) to manage our relationship with you or comply with our contractual obligations;

(d) to fulfil subscription to the IJF Newsletter;

(e) to fulfil subscription to IJF media channels (i.e. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter);

(f) to communicate with you;

(g) to track traffic flows and make IJF Websites easier for you to use;

(h) to maintain and develop IJF’s services;

(i) to send you marketing communication to promote the services and activities of IJF.


IJF 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 marketing communication you receive from IJF will always include a clear, simple option to refuse, or ‘opt-out’ of such future communications. You may also opt-out at any time by contacting IJF (see below Article 13).


We only process your personal data in the cases permitted by law. Most frequently, the legal basis for the processing of your personal data by IJF:

(a) Contractual need: contractual necessity applies to justify the following uses of your personal data when personal data are necessary for providing the services you have subscribed for or for the performance of any other contract that we have entered into or are about to enter into with you, for communicating with you, for managing your registration and user account, for sharing data with IJF’s partners, including transferring, storing or processing data outside EU, in relation to the provision of services. Any processing contained in paragraphs (a) to (f) in Article 4 above may be justified by a contractual need;

(b) Legitimate interests of IJF or third parties, provided that your own interests do not prevail: such legitimate interest is deemed to be given when we process your data to establish, exercise or defend our legal claims, to prevent fraud, misuse of our services, to detect any dysfunction of our services and/or Websites, to ensure and improve security of your IT system and network, to process data for statistical purposes. The processing contained in paragraphs (g) to (i) in Article 4 above are necessary for the purposes of IJF’s legitimate interest;

(c) Compliance with legal obligations incumbent upon IJF, especially in the area of archiving and data retention;

(d) Consent which you have given after having been duly informed: such consent is deemed to be given in relation to the sending of advertising offers and marketing materials, such as newsletters and other promotional offers. This consent may be withdrawn at any time as described in the Article 9 below. This withdrawal will not, however, affect the lawfulness of consent-based processing prior to withdrawal.


IJF is based in Hungary and all personal data you submit to IJF will be hosted in a Member State of the European Union. As a matter of principle, IJF will never transmit your personal data to other third parties without your prior consent. However by registering to the Website, you accept that IJF may transmit your personal data to its subcontractors, including outside European Union, if IJF deems it necessary for the purposes mentioned in Article 4. IJF will take all necessary measures to ensure that the receiving entity has agreed to keep your data confidential and secure. If the level of privacy protection in a country does not comply with internationally recognized standards, IJF will ensure by contracting specific safeguards, such as standard clause or express consent, 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. IJF and its subcontractors reserve the right to release your personal data if required under law to do so, or based on the good-faith belief that such release is necessary to comply with applicable legislation.


IJF will retain your personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes set forth under Article 4 above. Please note that personal data may be kept for a longer period of time exclusively for mere statistical purposes and IJF shall use anonymous data wherever possible.

IJF periodically, but at least every 3 (three) years, checks that no data is stored for longer than needed.


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 IJF processes your personal data and, where IJF 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, IJF 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 IJF 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) IJF no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, IJF may continue to store your personal data. However, IJF will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence 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 IJF’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 IJF or by a third party. If you make such an objection, IJF will cease to process the personal data unless IJF 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 IJF’s processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, IJF will cease to process your personal data for this purpose. You’ll be able to opt-out from emails IJF 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 IJF’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 IJF 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 IJF’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: IJF 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 [email protected]. If IJF has doubts concerning your identity, IJF will require a piece of identification to prove your identity. IJF tries to respond to all legitimate request within one month. Occasionally it may take longer than a month, up to two additional months, if your request is complex or IJF has a number of requests. In this case IJF will let you know of the extended delay within one month following your request. You can also update your personal data at any time by accessing your user account.


IJF 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.


If you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the legal regulations, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent authority of the place where you have your habitual residence or place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.


12.1. Billing Cycle

The subscription and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged to your Payment Method on the specific payment date indicated on the "Subscriptions" page of https://account.ijf.org/ . The length of your billing cycle will depend on the type of subscription that you choose when you signed up for the service. In some cases, your payment date may change. For example, if your Payment Method has not successfully settled; if you change your subscription plan or if your paid membership began on a day not contained in a given month.

12.2. Subscription Type

We can choose subscription types as follows;

- Subscription per Event: You can subscribe your premium membership event by event.

In this case, subscription fee will be changed depending on the event.

- Annual Subscription: You can subscribe your premium membership annually.

- Subscription by redeeming JUDO NFTs: You can subscribe your premium membership by redeeming JUDO NFTs. Learn more about it on https://judoverse.org/

12.3. Payment Methods

To use our subscription service, you must provide your Payment Method. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the premium service until we have successfully charged a valid Payment Method. For some Payment Methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees, such as foreign transaction fees or other fees relating to the processing of your Payment Method. Local tax charges may vary depending on the Payment Method used. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details.

12.4. Updating your Payment Methods

You can update your Payment Methods by going to the "Subscriptions" page of https://account.ijf.org/. Click the “Payment” tab there. We may also update your Payment Methods using information provided by the payment service providers. Following any update, you authorize us to continue to charge the applicable Payment Method.

12.5. Cancellation and Refund

You can cancel your premium membership and your payment will be refunded as follows depending on your subscription type.

- Subscription per Event: You can cancel your subscription up until the day prior to the start of the event. If the event has started, your payment for the event is non-refundable.

- Annual Subscription: You will continue to have access to the premium service through to the end of your billing period. You can cancel your auto-renewal subscription for the next year.

-Subscription by redeeming JUDO NFTs: If you sell or transfer your activated NFT(s) to another person, your subscription will be automatically cancelled and the receiver of the NFT(s) will get premium subscription status.

To cancel, please contact IJF at: [email protected]

Refunding may take up to 30 days after your cancel your subscription.

12.6. Changes to the Price and Subscription Plans

We may change our subscription plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, you will be given advance notice of any price changes or changes to your subscription plans.

12.7. Contact

If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding cancellation or refunding, please contact IJF at: [email protected]


IJF 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 Changes are made, the last updated version will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. IJF encourages you to review the Privacy Policy periodically to be informed of any change.

14. Contacting IJF

If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact IJF at: [email protected] or International Judo Federation, József Attila str. 1, 1051 Budapest, Hungary.