THESPORTSEXAMINER.com PRIVACY POLICY
(Effective: 25 May 2018)

TheSportsExaminer.com Web site is owned and operated by Perelman, Pioneer & Company,  Incorporated, a California corporation in the United States of America. This Privacy Policy outlines the ways in which we collect personal data from our users, how we use it and how you can inquire about those usages or make changes to how your information is collected and/or used.

I. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect information about our users in three ways:

A.  Automated information is collected from users who visit TheSportsExaminer.com Web site by some of our software providers. This does not include personal identification information, but may include identification of a user’s device (IP address) and related information.

The various software which operates our site compiles such information for the purposes of statistical reports and uses it for site protection and blocking against hacking and interruption-of-service threats.

This process uses software “cookies,” small files stored on your Internet browser or the hard drive of your computer that are used to gather information such as browser type, operating systems, IP address, device type, location, date and time of access, pages visited, referring sites, time spent on the site, and other information related to your visit. These “cookies” are placed on your device by our site or by third parties providing services to us, for example, for statistical reports and security.

By visiting our site, you accept the use of these “cookies.” You can change your browser settings to disable the use of “cookies” or notify you when a “cookie” is about to be placed in your browser software. Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection practices when a “Do Not Track” notice is displayed by an Internet browsing application.

B.  If you provide your personal information to us for the purpose of receiving updates from us via electronic mail, that information is maintained by our third-party provider, GetResponse Sp.z.o.o. You can reference their Privacy Policy here:

https://blog.getresponse.com/getresponse-gdpr-plan.html

In registering for this service, we ask only for your first and last name and electronic-mail address, for the purpose of sending updates to you. Your visits to our site is subject to the safety monitoring and statistical collection by “cookies” as described above.

C.  If you are a subscriber to TheSportsExaminer.com and have provided payment to us for a subscription, you will have provided information to our software service providers including, but not limited to, a user name, password, electronic-mail address and payment information, such as a credit card. This creates a personal account, which is supported by software “cookies” (as described above) to make your user experience more efficient.

If you processed your credit card payment through our site, the payment is handled by a third-party processor, PayPal, which has its own Privacy Policy,which is available here:

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Your account password and payment (credit-card) information are not visible to us. We do have access to your user name and electronic-mail address for the purposes of servicing your account. Your visits to our site are subject to the safety monitoring and statistical collection by “cookies” as described above.

Personal information submitted to us outside of the automated sign-up processes outlined above, such as by postal mail or over the telephone, is input manually into the same system as outlined above and maintained with the electronically-submitted records.

II. HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

First and foremost, we use the information you provide to operate the best-possible site to provide commentary, coverage and results of sports and events on the program of the Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games and related events.

In addition, your information is used to:

A.  Administer our site, gather usage information, and monitor its security and usability;

B.  Communicate with you, with the updates or subscriber’s issues you have requested by signing up or subscribing;

C.  Manage your account to ensure you are receiving the services you have requested and/or paid for;

D.  Provide information to you about changes to our products and services, or new products and services which may be available;

E.  Send you information about products, services, or events that we believe you should know about;

F.  Send surveys about our site about how to improve or develop new features and offerings;

G.  Review usage of the site and its component pages and issues, in the aggregate and on an individual basis;

H.  Respond to comments or questions submitted to us, whether externally or through the “Contact Us” feature of the site.

Please see below for information on how your information may be disclosed, in extra-ordinary circumstances.

III. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties if necessary to (1) comply with applicable laws and/or valid requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities; (2) to protect and defend our rights, privacy, safety or property, or (3) to protect the rights, privacy, safety, or property of other persons.

Please note that we do not barter or sell personal information to third parties.

Beyond this, our site is powered by a team of technical support entities who either themselves store some of your information, or work with it to permit our site to operate. This includes, but is not limited to our contracted information technology (IT) infrastructure providers; hosting services; Web site development, maintenance and programming services; Web analytics and measurement services; electronic mail distribution services; payment processing services and others. Each has their own Privacy Policy in place to assure the confidentiality of your information.

IV. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We employ reasonable safeguards to protect your information collected in the use of our site. We cannot guarantee that any information, transmitted over the Internet or while stored on our systems, will be absolutely safe from access by unauthorized users (such as “hackers”).

If you create a subscription account, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account information, including the user name and password.  Subscribers are responsible for activity that results from the use of your account credentials.  Please notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account, or any other breach of security.

Your information will be retained by us for the purposes and uses listed in this Privacy Policy for as long as there is a business or legal need to do so. Different retention periods will apply to different types of information depending on what services you used on our site.

V. HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS

If you are receiving electronic mail updates, you can unsubscribe from this service by clicking on the link to “unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time” at the bottom of any of our update messages.

If you are a subscriber, you can adjust your account settings through the “Welcome” link tab at the right side of the screen after your log in to TheSportsExaminer.com. You may cancel your subscription by using the “Membership Account” tab link, also on the right side of the home page after your log in. If you cancel, you may be eligible for a refund according to our terms as listed in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the site.

Under the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) requirements, European residents have the right – generally speaking – to (1) require us to change, correct or delete your personal information, or (2) receive a copy of your personal information, that we have in our possession. You can request this by sending us a message through the “Contact Us” function of the site.

VI. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time, for business or legal reasons. The issue date of each version will be noted by an “effective” date notice near the start of the document.

Your continued use of the Services past the date of any revision in this Privacy Policy will constitute your confirmation of your reading and understanding of that version.

VII. CONTACT US

For more information or questions, please use the “Contact Us” feature of our site, or you may
send a message by U.S. mail to:

Perelman, Pioneer & Company
Post Office Box 2368
Rancho Mirage, California 92270