Effective February 2, 2011
We built TeamPages to make it easy to share information with your teammates, coaches, parents, fans, friends and people around you. But we also understand that you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on TeamPages; that is why we give you control of your information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your profile to your networks and other reasonable community limitations that we tell you about.
TeamPages follows two core principles in personal information handling practices:
Control over your personal information.
TeamPages helps you share information with your friends and people around you. You choose what information you put in your profile, including contact and personal information, pictures, interests and groups you join.
Access to the information others want to share
There is an increasing amount of information available out there, and you may want to know what relates to you, your friends, and people around you. We want to help you easily get that information.
The Information We Collect
When you visit TeamPages you provide us with two types of information:
- personal information such as (name, email address) you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us, and
- non-personally identifiable information that is generated when you interact with our Web Site.
When you use TeamPages, you may form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service to facilitate user interaction in the TeamPages network and to offer personalized features. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join TeamPages, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, TeamPages allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address, and schools and/or companies where users may have attended or worked.
When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information/Cookies.
When you enter TeamPages, we collect non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the Web Site. This data is used to manage the Web Site, track usage and improve the Web Site ervices. This non-personally- identifiable information may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. The only personally identifiable information stored in these cookies is your email address.
Third Party Advertising
From time to time, TeamPages or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on the Site. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
TeamPages members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. TeamPages stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. TeamPages 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. TeamPages does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Children Under Age 13
TeamPages does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on TeamPages. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 and under the age of 18 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Use of Information Obtained by TeamPages
When you register with TeamPages, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on TeamPages. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by TeamPages that we think you may find valuable. If we do contact you, the email will contain a link that allows you to opt-out of further promotions.
Profile information is used by TeamPages primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it (e.g., posting a message), other TeamPages users may be able to supplement your profile.
Profile information you submit to TeamPages will be available to users of TeamPages who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy settings (e.g., teams, geography, friends of friends). Your name, network names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the TeamPages network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and send a friend request. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access your profile information unless they have a relationship to you (friend, friend of friend, member of your networks, etc.) that allows such access based on your privacy settings.
TeamPages will send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend sends you a new message, or someone posts on your message board, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
TeamPages may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like a team or sports drink and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you TeamPages. 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 movie in your profile, we might serve you an advertisement highlighting a screening of a similar one in your town. But we don't tell the movie company who you are. TeamPages will not sell, rent or trade any personally identifying information with a third party.
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 and other users of TeamPages, 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).
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
TeamPages is about sharing information with others (friends, family, your team, coaches, and other players) while providing you with controls that restrict other third parties from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide to friends and networks through TeamPages. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information.
- to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by TeamPages, whether or not a response is required by applicable law;
- to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service.
We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about TeamPages, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the TeamPages-specified purposes.
In conjunction with the use of the TeamPages Development Platform, third parties who agree to abide by the TeamPages Development Platform Terms of Service, including restrictions on access, storage and use of such data, may have limited access to your personal information. We have undertaken contractual and technical steps to restrict possible misuse of such information by such third parties, but of course cannot and do not guarantee that all third parties will abide by such agreements. Please report any suspected misuse of information through the TeamPages Development Platform firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate any such claim and take appropriate action against the third party
We occasionally provide demonstration accounts that allow non-users a glimpse into the TeamPages world. Such accounts have only limited capabilities (e.g., messaging is disabled) and passwords are changed regularly to limit possible misuse.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the TeamPages service or using the TeamPages name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
Jointly Offered Services
We may offer stores or provide services jointly with other companies on TeamPages. You can tell when another company is involved in any store or service provided on TeamPages, and we may share customer information with that company in connection with your use of that store or service.
Sale of the Company
We post testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information such as the person's name. We obtain consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.
Forums, blogs, etc
If you use a bulletin board, blog, or chat room on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Changing or Removing Information
TeamPages users may modify or remove any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their TeamPages account may do so on the My Account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of TeamPages.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on TeamPages, however, (e.g., posting a message on someone's profile) you generally cannot remove such communications.
TeamPages takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of TeamPages Web Site, please contact us at email@example.com.
Questions and Comments
If you are located in British Columbia, you may also contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia at P.O. Box 9038, Stn. Prov. Government, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 9A4, tel. (250) 387-5629, fax (250) 387-1696.