Privacy Policy

LFE takes your privacy very seriously. Please read this Policy carefully to see how we will treat the personal information that you provide to us either when using our Site or in other circumstances when we collect data from you. We will take reasonable care to keep your information secure and to prevent any unauthorised access or use of it. We process all information in accordance with the applicable UK data protection legislation. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and the change will take effect once the revised Privacy Policy is available on our homepage. Please refer to this policy each time you submit your personal information.

The information you provide:

We may ask you to provide information to us or collect data from you on different occasions, including at a number of points on the Site, such as when you:

  1. e-mail enquiries, contributions or your views to us;
  2. enter competitions;
  3. register to receive information; or
  4. purchase goods or services from us.

The information that you are asked to provide will vary depending on the reason for the collection. In some instances, for example, if you purchase goods or services from us, the provision of certain information will be mandatory.

Please note that if you choose to participate in any discussion forum on the Site you may disclose personal information about yourself to other participants. If you do so this is at your own risk.

How LFE uses the information

We will use your personal information to:

  1. respond to your enquiry;
  2. acknowledge any contribution that you may make;
  3. administer the relevant competition;
  4. send information to you;
  5. fulfil any contract that we may enter into with you; or
  6. send marketing information to you in accordance with the provisions set out below.

If you become a customer of ours by purchasing goods or services from us we may send you further information by post or e-mail that is related to your purchase by post or e-mail or contact you by telephone. If you do not wish to receive this information or be contacted please contact

LFE and selected third parties (such as our commercial partners & progression partners) would like to send you information, by post, e-mail, or SMS. We will only do this if you have indicated that you are happy to receive such information when you submit your details to us. Persons who do not want their information to be given to third parties should indicate this when completing the contact/enquiry/registration forms on the site or by e-mailing specifying their full name and e-mail address.

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our Site and to supply our services and to contact you where necessary. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business, which may include contacting you to notify you of our current or future services.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the Site or our services. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about other services which we offer which may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by e-mail.

Sharing information

We will share your information with our third party service providers if this is necessary. Such third party service providers are not entitled to use your information for their own purposes. We will also share your information with our commercial/progression partners for marketing purposes (in accordance with the last paragraph) if you have indicated that you are happy to receive such information.


Our Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements applicable on those sites. This privacy policy does not apply to information collected on third parties Sites.

Your right to access the information

You have the right to access the information that LFE holds about you. In order to do this please make a written application to LFE may require you to provide verification of your identity and to pay an administrative fee to provide a copy of the information that it holds. Please note that in certain circumstances LFE may withhold access to your information where it has the right to do so under current data protection legislation.

Updating your information

In the event that there is a change to your personal information for example your contact details, please let us know of this by writing to , so that we can keep your information up to date and accurate.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy, or you wish to access or update your information please e-mail or write to League Football Education, EFL House, 10-12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU.


What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which contain a small amount of visitor specific and website specific data. Cookies are stored temporarily on your computer while you browse our website and are necessary for certain features of the site to work. LFE use cookies for a number of reasons;

  • To track website visitor behaviour and statistics such as number of site visits as well as to identify effective and popular content and develop ways to improve the website’s content and user experience.
  • To implement Twitter ‘Tweet’ buttons in our news articles, as well as Google+ buttons.
  • To add Google maps to our contact page.
  • To make use of the embedded social sharing platform ShareThis within our Progression news section.

Please note that none of the cookies on our website can cause harm to your computer and no personally identifiable data is stored within them.

Currently we employ an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume that you are happy with the usage of cookies. If you are not happy with this, you should either delete LFE cookies after using our website or use your browsers anonymous browsing settings (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

If you decide to disable cookies on our website then some of its features may not function correctly and this may have a negative effect on your browsing experience.

The following table’s list the various essential and third party cookies we use on our website, along with a description of what they do.

Essential Website cookies

Essential website cookies
This cookie is required on the Progression Opportunities Board page and is used to define a new browsing session for each user of the page. The cookie expires at the end of the session.

First Party Cookies at

Google Analytics
These cookies are required by Google Analytics in order to track how our visitors use our website, the method by which they arrived at our site and how they navigate the website.
We use the data to make informed decisions in terms of changes in content and website structure.

Third Party Cookies at

Twitter Tweet Button
These cookies allow us to add the Twitter button to our news articles.
The button is used by visitors to post a link to the article on their Twitter profile.
Google Maps/Google +
These cookies allow Google Maps to record how many users are using the service as well as save user preferences. They are also used by the Google+ button in our news articles for sharing.

We do not control the settings of third party cookies, so we recommend you check their websites for further cookie information.