Privacy Policy

At the U.S. Soccer Foundation we believe that visitors to our Web site have a right to know how information about them is used. Please review this Privacy Policy for a summary of our information gathering and dissemination policies and our response to some of what we believe are the most common concerns of Web site visitors.

Please note that this privacy statement may be changed at any time. Any changes to the U.S. Soccer Foundation's privacy policy will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact:

U.S. Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
email: rkaler@ussoccerfoundation.org
Phone: 202-872-6658

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Children Under 13 Years Old
  2. Use and Disclosure of Information You Provide
  3. Opting In to Disclosure to Third Parties
  4. IP Addresses and Other Automatically Logged Information; Aggregated and Anonymous Information
  5. Cookies
  6. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties
  7. Security
  8. Other Appropriate Disclosure
  9. Updating Your Contact Information
  10. Contacting the Foundation

 

1. Children Under 13 Years Old

We will not knowingly, collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a person tells us that he or she is less than 13 years old, we will not retain any personally identifiable information provided by that person. If we later become aware that a person less than 13 years old has provided personally identifiable information, we will delete that information.

Because we do not knowingly save personally identifiable information from any person less than 13 years old, we do not knowingly distribute that information to third parties.

If you are a parent or guardian of a person less than 13 years old, and believe that he or she has provided personally identifiable information on our Web site, you may send us an email at kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org asking us to delete that information.

2. Use and Disclosure of Information You Provide

Certain features of our Web site may require or ask you to provide personally identifiable information. These features may include membership applications, members' only areas, donor information requests, donor submissions, requests to receive our email newsletter or other updates or information, or other activities.

We will use the information you provide in connection with the activity for which you provide it. We also may use that information on an aggregated, anonymous basis as discussed in more detail in Section 4 below.

We also may use that information to add you to our e-mail or regular mail lists, so that we may send you newsletters, updates, special offers or other information about us or our Corporate Partners, sponsors or others.

We also may disclose personally identifiable information to our Corporate Partners, sponsors, or other third parties. As described in Section 3 below, you may elect to have that information disclosed to third parties.

In some cases, you may be asked to provide payment information, such as credit card numbers and expiration dates. We will not disclose that information to any third party except processors or providers for purposes of payment, billing or collection.

Different policies may apply to personally identifiable information provided by grant applicants. Please review the grant application rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

Different policies also may apply to online sweepstakes or contests. Please review the sweepstakes or contest rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

Please review Section 1 for our policies on persons less than 13 years old.

All content that you submit to the U.S. Soccer Foundation becomes our property. Please review our Terms of Use for more information about making content submissions to us.

 

3. Opting In to Disclosure to Third Parties

The U.S. Soccer Foundation provides you the opportunity to opt in to disclosure of personally identifiable information to our Corporate Partners, sponsors, or other third parties. You may opt-in by sending us an email at kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org and stating in the e-mail that you want your personally identifiable information to be disclosed to third parties.

Different policies may apply to personally identifiable information provided by grant applicants. Please review the grant application rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information. Different policies also may apply to online sweepstakes or contests. Please review the sweepstakes or contest rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

 

4. IP Addresses and Other Automatically Logged Information; Aggregated and Anonymous Information

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the Web. It performs a function for individual computers much like a Post Office Box number serves Postal Service customers. Web servers, which host Web pages that you may visit, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you visit pages on our Web site, our servers automatically save - "log" - your IP address. We also may log other information about your visits to our Web site.

The IP addresses and other logged information may be used to assist in your navigation and use of our Web site. They may help us better serve you on your visits to our Web site, such as by tracking your preferences and tailoring your visits to your interests.

This information also allows us to better understand the visitor traffic to our Web sites. We may use it to create statistical or other studies that aggregate the information on an anonymous basis. We may use that information internally, for system administration and improvement, or to assess or analyze other issues relating to our mission.

We may share this aggregated, anonymous information with Corporate Partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, we do not disclose IP addresses or other automatically logged information to third parties in a way that personally identifies any visitor. We may use or disclose such information to identify a visitor, however, to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect the U.S. Soccer Foundation or others.

The Foundation will occasionally ask users to complete surveys or questionnaires. These surveys are always optional and you do not have to answer any survey question to visit ussoccerfoundation.org. Please only participate in those surveys that involve the disclosure of information you are comfortable with sharing. The information we collect is used and disclosed for statistical and other research on an aggregated, anonymous basis only.

 

5. Cookies

Cookies are small computer files that a Web site transfers to a user's computer hard drive for informational and record-keeping purposes. The file keeps information that identifies you as a unique user. Cookies make Web use easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at a Web site, like the automatically logged information described in Section 4. Although we think it important that you understand about cookies, our Web site at this time does not use cookies.

 

6. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties

The U.S. Soccer Foundation's Privacy Policy addresses only information the U.S. Soccer Foundation collects from you on ussoccerfoundation.org. Icons, pop-up screens, banners and other information about third parties also appear on our Web site. When you click on them, you may be transferring to a Web site, Web page or other computer file controlled by a third party. The U.S. Soccer Foundation does not control the collection, use or disclosure of information by those third parties. Your use of those Web sites, Web pages and computer files will be subject to the privacy policies, if any, of those third parties. Those policies may differ from the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Privacy Policy.

 

7. Security

We institute various electronic and administrative safeguards that are reasonably designed to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, including firewall technologies to help protect your data from hackers and other unwanted visitors. Your preferences are password protected for your privacy and security, and we employ industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology in an effort to protect data transmissions

Also, access to the Profile Information contained in your account is protected by use of a password, so you should keep your password private and secure. Despite use of these safeguards, NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET IS COMPLETELY SECURE. INTERNET TRANSMISSIONS YOU MAKE MAY BE UNLAWFULLY INTERCEPTED BY THIRD PARTIES. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION STORED ON COMPUTERS LINKED TO THE INTERNET ARE SUBJECT TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS BY "HACKERS" AND OTHERS WHO MAY MISAPPROPRIATE THAT DATA. WHILE WE TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, WE DO NOT WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, OR WE STORE. YOU PROVIDE US INFORMATION AND USE OUR WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES. 

 

8. Other Appropriate Disclosures

We may disclose information to law enforcement or other government officials if we determine such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate. We also may disclose information in response to legal process, such as a subpoena, court orders, or as otherwise required by law.

 

9. Updating Your Personal Information

To maintain the accuracy of your personal information, please notify us when you change your address, telephone number or e-mail address. Please contact us with both your old and new contact information either via e-mail at kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org or by postal mail at:

U.S. Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

 

10. Contact Information

This Web site is owned and operated by the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Please feel free to contact the Foundation for more information at the following address.

U.S. Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
email: kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org
Phone: 202-872-9277

 

 

 

 

 

 

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