|SportsMD Media Inc. |
Effective Date: June 22, 2007
Where more detailed information is needed to explain our privacy practices, we may post separate privacy notices to describe how particular services collect, use and share information; such privacy notices are incorporated herein by this reference. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing information with us.
Information Collection and Use
We collect personal and non-personal information to customize the content and advertising you see, fulfill your requests for products or services, improve our services, and for purposes of contacting you. We will also use your information to pre-fill fields to save you from entering the same information over and over again. By knowing about you, we can deliver more helpful information, programs and tools, and offer you the most relevant services.
There are many aspects of our Services that can be enjoyed as a visitor, but you need to register in order to take advantage of certain Services.
Information You Provide
You may be asked to provide personal information in certain fields on the Services. We collect personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us or when you authorize us to collect it on your behalf. The following personal information may become available to GMD when accessing or using the Services:
• First and last name
• Company, home, postal or other physical address
• Other contact information, including your telephone number, fax number, email address, other online contact information, such as an instant messaging user identifier or a screen name that reveals an individual’s email address, a persistent identifier, such as a customer number held in a cookie or processor serial number, that is combined with other available data that identifies an individual, account information (user name and password), and any other information from or about an individual that is combined with any of the above
• Title or position in a company or an organization
• Personal health information
• Golf handicap
• Personal interests
• Date of birth
• Customer service information
• Transaction-related information, including, credit card or other preferred means of payment, billing or shipping information, or a history of products or services purchased
• Any other information needed to provide you with a service that you have requested
Examples of scenarios where our visitors and subscribers provide their personal information include, but may not be limited, to:
• Emailing, calling, accessing, using or communicating with GMD or the Services
• Posting a question or comment through the Services
• Requesting literature or Content
• Customer service
• Participating in an online survey
• Requesting inclusion in an email or other mailing list
• Submitting an entry for a contest or other promotions
• Logging in to the Services, thus requiring a user name and/or a password
• Any other business-related reason
GMD will allow you to either agree or decline to give your personal information via the Internet. GMD will inform you of the purpose for the collection and GMD does not intend to transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described below. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, GMD may communicate with you at the contact information you have provided and we may transfer that information, within GMD or to a third party service provider as necessary.
Domain Information Collection
GMD may collect domain information to enable us to analyze how our visitors use our Services. This data enables us to become more familiar with which people visit our Services, how often they visit, and what parts of the Services they visit most often. GMD uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part. Our Web advertising partners may use your IP address to determine your approximate geographic location in order to provide you with location-relevant advertising.
Special Note for Parents
The Services are a general audience Services and not designed or intended to attract children younger than 13. We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is younger than 13, without parental or such person’s legal guardian’s consent. Provided that, such parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor's use of the Services. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the minor’s information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through the Services for the minor.
Some pages on the Services may use “cookies”—small files that the Services place on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. These files are used for Services registration and customization the next time you visit us.
Our Web advertising partners may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to control the sequence of advertisements you see and to make sure you do not see the same ad too many times. To turn off Web advertising partners cookies, please visit the web advertiser’s Web site. If you opt out of cookies, you will still see advertisements on our Services. These ads will be targeted only on the basis of the non-personal information that is automatically transmitted on the Internet, such as information collected in our Web logs and the approximate geographic location of your computer.
We and our advertisers also use Web beacons, sometimes called single-pixel GIFs, that momentarily direct your browser to a server other than GMD in a way that may not be apparent to you. Web beacons are used to count users who visited specific pages and determine which emails were opened and/or acted upon when we send HTML-formatted email messages. We do not link any identifying information to Web beacons.
Information That We Obtain From Third Parties
We will use third party information, combined with information you provide to us and information collected by our systems, to better understand the characteristics of the visitors to and uses of our Services and to develop new products, services and content areas. This information will also allow us to tailor content, advertising and offers to your specific interests and needs.
Information Disclosure to Third Parties
We know how important it is to keep the information you have entrusted to us confidential. We will not share personal information about you with third parties except to provide you with a product or service you request or under certain circumstances as described herein. In all other cases, we will ask for your permission before we disclose your personal information.
Disclosure for Legal Reasons
GMD will disclose your personal information or any other information collected or provided if required to do so by law, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our Services.
Agents and Contractors
Aggregated, Non-Personal Information
We may share aggregated information about you with third parties. This is information that is combined with the non-personal information of other users and does not allow you to be identified or contacted. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this aggregated information. We also may not limit the third parties’ use of the aggregated information.
Contests and Sweepstakes
GMD will offer or co-sponsor sweepstakes and contests. Any information submitted by the user for purposes of participation in these promotions, may be shared publicly and with any affiliates of the promotion. This information may be necessary for contacting you with regard to status of the promotion or prizes awarded. All contests and sweepstakes will specifically inform the participants whether their information will be shared.
Changes in Our Corporate Structure
Updating Personal Information
If you wish to change the personal information GMD has about you, please email us at the contact information on the Services.
The Services feature community areas such as message boards, blogs, chat rooms and other public forums where people with similar interests can share information or where users can post questions for experts to answer, which includes, online discussions moderated by medical, healthcare and sport experts (all of the foregoing, individually and collectively “Public Areas”). Please remember that any information that you post in Public Areas is, by design, open to the public and is not a private, secure service. You should think carefully before disclosing any personally identifiable or personal health information in any Public Areas. What you have written and or posted may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any Web site, this information may also appear in third-party search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc.
Links to Third Party Web Sites
Confidentiality and Security
GMD has implemented reasonable security measures in order to protect both personal and non-personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. For any additional information about the security measures we use on certain Services, please see the Secure Shopping section immediately below or feel free to email us at the contact information on the Services.
When you place orders on our Services, all of your order information, including your card number and delivery address, is transmitted through the Internet using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology. SSL technology causes your browser to encrypt your order information before transmitting it. SSL technology, an industry standard, is designed to prevent someone other than operators of our Services from capturing and viewing your personal information. Since any order information you provide to us on our Services will be transmitted using a secure connection, if your Web browser cannot support this level of security, you will not be able to order products through our Services. The most recent versions of Netscape Navigator™ and Microsoft Internet Explorer® can support a secure connection and can be downloaded for free from the Netscape and Microsoft web site respectively.
Notice to All Members
Questions or Concerns