Athlete Web Services, Inc. Privacy Policy:


Introduction

The purpose of this Athlete Web Services, Inc. Privacy Policy is to inform you, as a welcome visitor to an AWS Website, what kinds of information we may gather about you and how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.


Definitions

“AWS” – Athlete Web Services, Inc.

“AWS Website” or “Website” – Websites that display this Privacy Policy and in which AWS owns, operates, and/or solely manages and maintains.

“Affiliate” – A legal entity that AWS owns or which are under common ownership with AWS, in which AWS has a legal contractual agreement with, or in which AWS utilizes as a subcontractor of Software and Service.

“Consumer” – A client of AWS or a visitor to an AWS Website.

“Personal Information” – names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, credit card information, or other contact information and personally identifiable data


Overview

AWS is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its Consumers that utilize its interactive products and services. Since inception, AWS has pledged never to sell or otherwise misuse client information including (but not limited to) names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses or other personal data of those it collects (Personal Information). AWS only collects this information knowingly to its Consumer, and will never collect personal data by any means unless specifically submitted by Consumer. AWS considers all Consumer Personal Information to be private and confidential, and this information will not be distributed in any manner unless permitted by Consumer.

AWS has a policy against using third party Internet advertising solution providers and free email services that collect and sell private data from our users. To protect your information, all advertising programs for banner ads, databases and software applications that require Consumer Personal Information reside exclusively on the AWS internal servers and databases. AWS will not release any Personal Information to any party regarding Consumers or prospective clients.

Many AWS Websites link to other websites, and other websites link to AWS Websites. AWS is not responsible for the privacy practices of other companies or the content of websites not owned, operated, and/or solely managed and maintained by AWS. Other organizations may have their own privacy policies, in which you should review when you access and/or utilize their services.


Disclosure

We do not use or disclose Personal Information about you or your individual visits to AWS Websites, or information that you may submit to us through AWS Websites, to any outside companies. AWS may share such information in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others. And, as discussed in detail below, we may share collective statistical information with our Affiliates about the use of AWS Websites.


Information Specifically Relating to AWS Website Visitors

Whenever a file is accessed or is attempted access on an AWS server, the relevant AWS Website server automatically gathers certain usage information about that visit (including, without limitation, the numbers and frequency of its visitors and its specific areas, pages, and miscellaneous files or applications). The data collected is not Personal Information, and cannot distinguish an individual user’s identity. We use this data to help us determine how much our Consumers use parts of the Website, so we can improve our Website to assure that it is functioning properly and appealing to our Consumers. We may provide statistical information of Website usage to our Affiliates about how Consumers collectively use an AWS Website. We do this so they too can understand how many people, including various demographics, use specific Website areas (including areas they may be providing services for) and our Website as a whole in order for them to help provide you with a positive Internet experience.

Many AWS Websites include various online forms, in which a visitor may fill out in part or in whole, and submit to AWS through the Website server. Depending on the particular online form, the information submitted may or may not include Personal Information. As previously stated, AWS considers all Consumer information to be private and confidential, and this information will not be distributed in any manner unless permitted by Consumer. In addition, AWS will not distribute any information of a prospective client or any other contact person that may be submitted through means of an online form without that person’s written consent.

Some AWS Websites may use a technology nicknamed "cookies". These cookies do not collect Personal Information and we do not combine information collected through these cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are. AWS advertisers may also use cookies, as well as small pieces of code called "web beacons" or "clear gifs," to determine on an anonymous basis which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them, but do not use these technologies to collect Personal Information unless you give written permission to do so.

AWS may specifically ask for information about you when you sign up to use a service, fill out an online form, or when you order a product. We may need to obtain certain information, including Personal Information, so we may provide that service or product to you. We may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services about which you might be interested in through an AWS Newsletter. You can choose not to receive such information if you do not want to by letting us know on the applicable screen when you sign up for the product or service, or when you fill out an online form. You will never automatically be included in the AWS Newsletter recipient database unless you specifically opt-in and request it. Even if you choose to opt-in, you may opt-out of this information at any time by contacting us.

AWS does not control the privacy policies of our advertisers, sponsors or other sites or businesses to which we provide hyperlinks or access. Please visit the sites of these businesses to review their privacy policies. Advertisers or websites that have links on an AWS Website may also collect Personal Information directly from you. The information practices of other companies collecting data on an AWS Website or companies linked to an AWS Website are not covered by the Athlete Web Services, Inc. Privacy Policy. Be aware that some online forms may reside on non-AWS Websites (if linked off of an AWS Website or of which is noted within that form), in which AWS is not responsible for their privacy practices.

Promotions that run on AWS Websites may be sponsored by companies other than AWS or may be co-sponsored by AWS and another company. Some or all Personal Information provided by you during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If information will be shared, we will disclose such sharing prior to the transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you do not want your Personal Information to be shared. In certain circumstances, you may not be able to participate in a particular promotion if you chose not to share certain Personal Information.

Certain AWS Websites run competitions or contests through the Website, and you may be required to provide Personal Information if you wish to participate. The exact rules may vary in each case but the specific rules for any contest, if different from this Privacy Policy, will state how that information may be used.

Consumers should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose Personal Information in bulletin boards, chat rooms, derivations of fan bio/info lists, etc., that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.

It is possible that AWS may ask you for information about your interests so that both you and we can take advantage of the interactivity of the online medium, but you may always choose whether or not you want to respond to these questions.


Information Specifically Relating to AWS Clients

All AWS clients are required to supply certain Personal Information to AWS for its records and to help deliver certain features of service that contain Personal Information, such as, but not limited to e-mail and login applications; and to authenticate your access to your Personal Information. AWS considers all client Personal Information to be private and confidential, and this information will not be distributed in any manner unless permitted in writing by client.


Protecting Our Youth

Given the nature of and content included in many AWS Websites, children may be inclined to visit and interact with our Websites. To help protect the privacy of children, any individual under the age of thirteen (13) should not send any Personal Information about themselves without parental consent to AWS or through any AWS Website. In general, AWS does not knowingly collect and store Personal Information of children under the age of thirteen without their parental consent.

There are only a few circumstances for which AWS would knowingly collect a child’s Personal Information that is under the age of thirteen, WITH PARENTAL CONSENT:

1.) Necessary behind-the-scenes account and/or necessary service-related information for the following features and services: Fan clubs, contests, public message boards, public chat rooms, newsletters, product purchases (online or offline), and special access or subscription areas (e.g. Kids Zone). UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL AWS ALLOW ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN TO KNOWINGLY HAVE ACCESS TO ANY PRIVATE CHAT ROOM OR SESSION.

2.) Posting on AWS Websites for the following services and features: Derivations of “fan lists”, contest submissions, contest winners, article submissions, image or graphic submissions, story or poetry submissions, fan club member lists, public message boards, public chat rooms and newsletters. For these features and services, AWS or its Affiliate may post (but no more than) a child’s name, age, city and state of residence. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL AWS KNOWINGLY POST OR ALLOW POSTING OF ANY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN, OR KNOWINGLY ALLOW SUCH CHILD TO HAVE ACCESS TO ANY PRIVATE CHAT ROOM OR SESSION.

AWS will use any knowingly collected Personal Information of a child under the age of thirteen for only the means described within the “Protecting Our Youth” section, and will use this information only for necessary and official AWS and AWS Affiliate use for the service the information was specifically collected for. No Personal Information of any child under the age of thirteen will be distributed to any other third party under any circumstance.

AWS reserves the right, by law, to send a one-time response to an email (with appropriate and ethical content) sent by a child under the age of thirteen if that child sent an email to AWS with or without parental consent. Given that, immediately following the one-time response if there was no parental consent, AWS will delete the child’s email address and any additional Personal Information acquired through the email from its contact database. We strive to help youth enjoy positive online experiences, and enjoy answering questions or concerns they have regarding any Website-related issue if and when appropriate.

In the event we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from a child under the age of thirteen without parental consent (beside the one exception mentioned above), we will delete that information from our database immediately. In addition, if at any time you as a parent would like to request the removal of any information of your child from an AWS Website and/or any relevant database, please contact us immediately and we will gladly honor your request.

AWS takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of young individuals using our services, and encourages you to participate in your child's online experience. We stress the fact that you speak to your child about internet safety. You can obtain additional information about safe surfing and internet guidelines through the Federal Trade Commission’s website. For the specific link, click here. You can also learn about child privacy laws relating to the internet through the Federal Trade Commission’s website. For the specific link, click here. If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding AWS child privacy practices, please contact Brett Maresca.


Data Security

AWS has in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. Given that, to date and to the best of our knowledge, no AWS database has ever been “hacked” into or compromised in any way.


Athlete Web Services, Inc. Privacy Policy Updates

Technology on the Internet is developing at a rapid pace. If we need to change our policy in the future, we will post these changes as soon as they go into effect. We reserve the right to update the Athlete Web Services, Inc. Privacy Policy at any time and without notice.

Last Updated: February 11, 2003



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