(Updated as of 1 August 2019)
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.
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 were a paid subscriber to TheSportsExaminer.com (this service ended on 31 July 2019) and 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 created a personal account, which is supported by software “cookies” (as described above) to make your user experience more efficient.
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 you have requested by signing up;
C. Manage your account to ensure you are receiving the services you requested and/or paid for (paid services ended 31 July 2019);
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.
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 donation account, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account information, including the user name and password. Subscribers (for subscriptions which ended on 31 July 2019) or donors 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.
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 (through 31 July 2019) or donor, you can adjust your account settings through the “Login/MyAccount” link tab at the right side of the screen after your log in to TheSportsExaminer.com.
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.
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