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.
– Athlete Web Services, Inc.
Website” or “Website” –
owns, operates, and/or solely manages and maintains.
– 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.
– A client of AWS or a visitor to an AWS Website.
Information” – names, addresses, telephone
numbers, email addresses, credit card information, or other
contact information and personally identifiable data
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
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.
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
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.
Specifically Relating to AWS Website Visitors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
may be used.
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.
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
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
any time and without notice.
Updated: February 11, 2003