SportsChatter is committed to respecting the privacy rights of users of the site. SportsChatter created this Privacy Policy to give You confidence as You visit and use the site, and to demonstrate its commitment to fair information practices and to the protection of privacy. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to the Website and not to any websites of third parties ("Third-Party Websites"), which may have data collection, storage and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Privacy Policy. For additional information, see the section concerning Third-Party Websites, below. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF, THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE WEBSITE. Each time You use the Website, the then-current version of this Privacy Policy will apply. Accordingly, each time You use the Website You should check the date of this Privacy Policy (which appears at the end) and review any changes since the last time You used the Website. For additional information, see the section concerning Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy, below. 1. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY SportsChatter does not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If SportsChatter obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will immediately delete such information from its database. Because SportsChatter does not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, SportsChatter has no such information to use or disclose to third parties. SportsChatter has designed this Privacy Policy in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES a. Traffic Data. SportsChatter may automatically gather information of the sort that browsers automatically make available, including: (i) IP addresses; (ii) domain servers; (iii) types of computers accessing the Website; and (iv) types of Web browsers accessing the Website (collectively "Traffic Data"). b. "Cookies" are text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails that you open. A Cookie acts as a string of information that a website stores on a user’s computer, and that the user’s browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the website. The purpose of a Cookie is to identify the user as a unique user of the Website. SportsChatter uses Cookies. SportsChatter uses cookies on the Website for the following purposes: to customize your experience on the Website to your interests to ensure that you do not see the same advertisements or informational messages repeatedly, and to store your session identifier so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Website. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO HAVE COOKIES PLACED ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU SHOULD SET YOUR BROWSERS TO REFUSE COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN OF THE SERVICES AND CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE WEBSITE MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF COOKIES. IF YOU REFUSE COOKIES, YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY. You can learn more about how to delete or control cookies at c. Ad Serving. SportsChatter uses third-parties for advertising and analytics for pages that we host. These third-parties may place cookies on Your machine, use web beacons, gather IP addresses and log data to collect traffic and activity data in order to deliver relevant metrics, content, and advertising. Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, we or a data provider we have engaged may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads or content. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. Some ad networks that are a part of the Network Advertising Initiative provide an easy way to opt out of behavioral targeting by utilizing the NAI Opt Out page. You can also visit for more information and to opt-out. d. Personal Information. In order for You to use certain of the Website services, You will be asked to provide SportsChatter certain information that personally identifies You ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes, without limitation: (1) "Contact Data" (such as Your e-mail address, website URLs, and instant messaging screen names); and (2) "Demographic Data" (such as Your date of birth and gender). In each case, You will be asked to provide Personal Information; the Website will not gather it surreptitiously. ProBoards may supplement the Personal Information You provide with additional Personal Information gathered from public sources or from third-parties (e.g., consumer reporting agencies) who may lawfully provide such information to SportsChatter You are under no obligation to provide Personal Information, with the caveat that Your refusal to do so may prevent You from using certain of the Services. e. Information You Make Public. By registering with the Website, You are required to create a personal profile, which may include Personal Information. Personal Information contained in personal profiles is available and accessible to all visitors of the Website. The Website contains features that permit You to upload, post, transmit, display, perform or distribute content, information or other, including Your Personal Information. Any information that You choose to disclose by means of such features becomes public information over which SportsChatter is unable to exercise control. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose Your Personal Information by means of such features, and You agree to assume all responsibility for doing so. 3. INFORMATION USE AND DISCLOSURE PRACTICES a. Traffic Data and Information Gathered Using Cookies SportsChatter analyzes Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies to help SportsChatter better understand who is using the Website and how they are using it. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, SportsChatter is able to better design the Website to improve Your experience, and to serve You more relevant and interesting content and advertisements. SportsChatter does not attempt to link information gathered using Cookies to Personal Information. b. Personal Information i. Generally. SportsChatter uses Your Contact Data to send You information about SportsChatter and SportsChatter products and services, and to contact You when necessary in connection with the Services. SportsChatter uses Your Demographic Data to customize and tailor Your experience on the Website. In addition, SportsChatter shares Demographic Data with its advertisers and marketing partners so that such third-parties may provide You with advertisements tailored to Your interests. ii. Disclosure Practices. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, and under the following circumstances, SportsChatter will keep Your Personal Information private, and will not share it with third parties.