Privacy Policy

Football Burp is committed to taking your privacy seriously and is compliant with GDPR and DPA 2018 requirements. This policy covers your use of the Football Burp website, what data will be collected and how that data is stored and processed.

We only handle people’s data in ways they would reasonably expect. We are open and honest and comply with the transparency obligations of the right to be informed.

If you are concerned about your privacy, we urge you to read the policy carefully and contact us with any questions you may have about our privacy practices.

Who we are

Football Burp is published by Sinton Media Limited, the controller for the personal information we process, unless otherwise stated.

You can contact us by email (team@footballburp.com) or post. Our postal address is:

Sinton Media Limited
20-22 Wenlock Road
N1 7GU
United Kingdom

What information we collect

When we run competitions on our social media channels, we will collect the usernames of all entrants.

If you submit a message via our contact form, your IP address, user agent, name (if provided), email address (if provided), website (if provided) and message may be submitted to the Akismet service (owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the Football Burp database and is emailed directly to us. This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name (if provided), email address (if provided), website (if provided), and message.

If you email Football Burp then all data associated with that email will be collected and stored by Google’s Gmail service.

We do not collect any data from third parties or process any sensitive personal data.

Use of cookies and other technologies

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to collect and analyse anonymous traffic statistics.

This website makes use of an infinite scroll feature. Each time this is loaded, a new page view event may be sent to Google’s Analytics service.

You can find out how they collect data:


Prevent your data from being used with this browser add-on:


Google AdSense

Football Burp uses Google AdSense to display advertisements on its webpages.

Find out how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services, details on ad personalisation and how you can control the information collected:



We also use a service from Automattic to gain your consent for the use of cookies.

You can find out more about the cookie Automattic sets to do this:



The comment system on this site is operated by Disqus.

When you become a Disqus user and/or post a comment, they will collect information about you in accordance with their own privacy policy:


Facebook Ads

We sometimes promote content on Facebook.

We may use information that you have already provided us with, such as your email addresses or phone numbers, first and last name, city, state, postal code and gender to match website visitors to people who are on Facebook.

To do this we use a ‘Facebook pixel’, details about the cookies used and the data collected can be found in the detailed table in Facebook’s Cookie Policy.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service.

The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Website searches

All searches performed using the internal site search are logged in the database, including the following information: the search query, the number of hits found, user ID for users who are logged in, date and time and the IP address. The IP address is stored for security and auditing purposes.

The search logs are stored for 90 days before they are automatically removed.

Linking to other websites / third party content

Some webpages may include third party content such as associated video or audio content, these embedded resources may collect data associated with the page view. Details of how the data is used can be found in the relevant organisation’s own privacy policy.

There may also be links to other external sites. A link to an external site does not constitute an endorsement and Sinton Media Limited cannot take responsibility for their content and/or data collected by any other organisation.

How we use personal information

The usernames of entrants to any competitions will only be used for the purposes of drawing a winner. The winner will be contacted via a private message on the relevant platform and these messages may be stored by its provider (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.). A list of all entrants and the winner will be kept for reference may influence future marketing decisions.

Any information provided either by email or via a contact form will solely be used for the purposes of responding to you.

Post and post meta data associated with a contact form submission will be synced with Automattic’s servers, as well as the IP address and user agent if Akismet is enabled.

Google Analytics data is for internal research purposes and may influence future business decisions.

Disqus comments enhance the user’s experience of the website and may also influence future marketing decisions.

What legal basis we have for processing your personal data

If you get in touch with us directly, either by entering a competition, emailing us or using the contact form, you are providing consent for us to use the personal information provided with that contact.

A notice asking for consent for cookies to be used will also be shown to you upon your first visit to this website.

When we share personal data

We will not share your data with any third parties other than in the ways described above.

No other organisations have access to any personal data.

Where we store and process personal data

Data may be stored and/or processed outside of the EEA by Google and/or Automattic but will not be accesible by any other third parties.

How we secure personal data

Any personal data held on our website as a result of a contact form submission is stored in our website database and we have taken numerous security measures to prevent unauthorised access to this.

We ensure that any data processor we use also implements appropriate technical and organisational measures.

Any collected data is only accessible by senior staff members at Sinton Media Limited.

How long we keep your personal data for

No data will be retained for longer than the maximum time allowed by local laws and will be securely erased when it is no longer needed.

Your rights in relation to personal data

We know how to recognise a subject access request and we understand when the right of access applies.

You can obtain a copy of your personal data as well as any other supplementary information by contacting us in one of the ways described above.

You may also request to have this data amended, erased in accordance with the law, restrict its processing, request a portable copy or object to its processing.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, your personal information or if you wish to file a complaint, you can either email or write to us using the addresses detailed above.