OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by Athletics East.
Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us and so, we want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.
INFORMATION GATHERED AND TRACKED
Athletics East gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions for requests of further information relating to our products and services, acknowledgment to receive our electronic newsletters and from participation in polls and surveys.
- Information Athletics East gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site(s). This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs.
Under no circumstances does Athletics East divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Athletics East gathers user information in the following processes:
OPTIONAL VOLUNTERY INFORMATION
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
- Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Athletics East gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users will be able to remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletter at the time of registration.
- “E-mail this to a friend” Service
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend”. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user.
Athletics East may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Athletics East may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Athletics East tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Athletics East does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
USE OF INFORMATION
Athletics East uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls and surveys. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Athletics East never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
Athletics East operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users