How We Use Your Personal Information
Please note that, except for your email address and password, any information that you provide to us or post on VarVee.com (in your VARVEE profile, on discussion boards, in message areas or on other areas of the website) will be available and can be collected and used by other users on the site.
In order to protect your privacy, here are some ideas for you to consider.
VarVee.com has been designed to let your teammates, friends and fans learn more about you, along with the teams and sports you are most interested in. Thus, it's expected that you'll share information about yourself.
Invitations to Friends
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. VarVee.com stores this information to send this one-time email, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at info@VarVee.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
Report and Blocking Members
To become a member of VarVee.com, students, athletes, and coaches must validate that they are above thirteen (13) years of age. Since most of the invitations will be sent to students whose coaches have already listed them as members of a varsity team, or some other team, we are hopeful that this will be effective at providing appropriate security. Although these measures provide a layer of security that most Internet services don't have, it's still not 100% fool-proof. If you come across a member profile that looks suspicious in any way, you should notify us by using the "Report" button at the top of their profile. Never be afraid to report a user for any reason; reporting is anonymous and they will never know who alerted the VARVEE.com Team.
If you ever feel you're in real danger, you should immediately report the matter to your parents, school officials, or local law enforcement. In addition, you should report the member to the VarVee.com Team.
Occasionally people may misuse VarVee.com to promote their business, or to try to get information about you for fraudulent purposes. Don't respond to such messages and be careful about the external links you click on. You should also make sure you have adequate virus and spyware protection installed on your computer so that if you accidentally click on a harmful link, your computer will alert you.
If you see commercial postings on a personal message board or receive any such personal messages, you should also make sure to report these instances to the VarVee.com staff so that we can remove the content and prevent the person who posted it from repeating his action.
It's important to us that VarVee.com stays an entertaining, fun, inviting, and safe place for all our members. If you have any concerns, questions, or comments, always feel free to contact us.
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We will use the personal information you provide online to operate, maintain and provide the features and functionality of the VarVee.com. For example, we may send you an email notification of upcoming games in connection with your sports, or playoff information, or even if you have won a contest. We may also send you an email offering products or services which we think you may be interested in. For example, we may send to you an email regarding special merchandise offers and announcements about products or services offered by us or an affiliated company. We may also contact you offline by sending you special offers, promotions and catalogs, which we think may be of interest to you. If you want us to stop using the personal information you provided in these ways, no sweat - Just email us - email@example.com and we will remove your name from the list of people receiving these offers.
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the VarVee.com and to create new features, functionality, promotions and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like the same kinds of information. Of course, if we do this right, we believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world around you and, where there are advertisements, they're more likely to be interesting to you. For example, if you put a favorite athlete in your profile, we might serve you an advertisement highlighting information about that athlete. But we don't tell him who you are. We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, VarVee Platform developers and other users of VarVee, to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify in your privacy settings that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile (e.g., removing photo tag links). VarVee is about sharing information with others - friends and people in your networks - while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide to friends and networks through VarVee. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. For example:
Updating or Removing Your Personal Information
You may update or remove from your VARVEE profile any information you post at any time except for your high school information. Complete removal of certain information (such as your name, e-mail address or password) requires terminating your user registration. We provide links to manage your information on your VARVEE profile page. To view your profile page, click on the "My Profile" link on the navigation bar on the side of any VARVEE page.
How We Share Your Personal Information
We will not share your email address or password except (a) if you ask us to send it to you, and you can demonstrate that you are who you say you are, to the best of our reasonable abilities; (b) with your consent; (c) as may be required by law or as we think necessary to protect our company or others from injury (e.g. in response to a court order or subpoena, in response to a law enforcement agency request) ; (d) with other persons or entities with whom we contract to carry out internal site operations or our business activities (for example, sending out a product or a promotional item that you have requested); or (e) notifying you when we make changes to one of our terms of service, this policy or other user agreements.
Third Party Advertising
Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to analyze how our site is used, improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your user experience. We may also share this information with third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions or functionality on the VarVee.com.
We will send periodic updates on VARVEE to our registered users that may include updates on new functionality and the announcement of contest winners. Users who no longer wish to receive our email updates or other email notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications whenever they want to, and we will try our best to accommodate their requests. Alternatively, of course, they can terminate their registration at any time.
Collection of Information by Others
We may offer email services, contests, sweepstakes, or promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with non-affiliated companies. Based on our agreement with them, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that site visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. We have no control over the use of this information by these companies.
We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the VarVee.com. The third-party advertising technology that we use on our site uses information derived from your visits to this site to target advertising within this site. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on this site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed your browser. In addition, we may use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to the VarVee.com. To "opt-out," please click here.
Forums, Message Boards, Newsgroups and Community Tools
From time to time we may make forums, message boards, newsgroups and other community tools available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for other users to view and for us to use. For example, from time to time, we may use the content you write (including your name) for promotional purposes, in email newsletters or elsewhere. By using VARVEE and/or these forums, message boards, news groups, and other community tools, you agree that we may do so. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone - not just us - may use publicly posted information.
Our Commitment to Security
We believe we have in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online as well as offline. Whenever personal information is passed on to non-affiliated companies, to the extent practical, we require that they also have in place the appropriate safeguards. We cannot, however, guarantee that they do so.
If you are visiting VARVEE from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States and all information you provide will be processed and maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States. By using VARVEE, you authorize the export of personal information to the U.S. and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the State of Colorado and the United States of America, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the Denver, Colorado.
Special Note for Parents
If you have concerns about the VarVee.com or its services or wish to terminate your child's registration, please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org . Our site will not knowingly accept personal information from anyone under 13 years old in violation of applicable laws. If you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to our site without your permission, please email us. We have taken commercially reasonable steps to restrict use of this site to those who are at least 13 years old. We do not sell products for purchase by children and all children's products we sell are for purchase by adults only, or with adult permission.
Change of Ownership
In the event of a change in ownership, or a direct merger or acquisition with another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of VARVEE's user information, including names, and email addresses, to a separate entity. All registered users will be notified of any change in ownership, merger or acquisition of VARVEE's assets by a third party, and may choose to modify any of their registration information at that time.
Changes to this Policy
Because our business needs may change over time, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. If at any time in the future we plan to use your personally identifiable information in a way that differs from this policy, we will revise this policy as appropriate. Your continued use of VARVEE following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes. This policy is effective August 11, 2007.