Effective Date: April 1st, 2014
HOTBOX SPORTS VENTURES INC (“HOTBOX SPORTS”) is an online sports-related service that among many other features, offers competitive fantasy sports games, which allow you and/or your team to take part in many different tournaments and leagues. For instance, you have the option of joining a private or public league, or creating a private league of your own.
Taking part in any online experience (whether initiated via your personal computer, mobile device or any other interactive device capable of accessing the internet) may very well affect your (hereinafter also referred to herein as “you,” “user,” and “guest”) privacy. HOTBOX SPORTS is committed to safeguarding your privacy online.
Goal of Collecting Information
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on the Website. We use information to develop content targeted to users’ interests and to better the overall Website user experience. We are committed to your privacy and, other than as provided herein or after receiving your specific consent, we will not share any personal information with any third party at any time, unless required by law as discussed more fully below.
How Information is Gathered, Shared and Uses
Information You Provide To Us
We do not collect personally identifying information about a Website user except when knowingly provided by such individual. “Personally identifiable information” or “personal information” is information that is directly associated with a specific person including, but not limited to, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and postal address information, and any other information that is not otherwise publicly available. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, zip code, and the country in which you are viewing the Website when you register to become a member of the Website. You may also provide information to us in other contexts, including, for example, in order to enter into a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. In the event that you order something from the Website or from one of our sponsors on the Website, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number, and credit card information, in order to complete the purchase. Please be aware that when you provide personal information to us we may need to provide third parties with such information, including without limitation, in order assist with the operation of the Website, send a prize to a contest or sweepstakes winner or to fill an order from our merchandize section.
You always have the option not to provide the information we request, however, if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to access certain options and services on the Website.
Information Collected Automatically in the Normal Operation of the Website. We may receive and store certain types of web site usage information whenever you visit or interact with the Website. Such information is not considered personally identifiable information, including but not limited to:
(i) User client hostname. The hostname or Internet Protocol address of the user requesting access to a state agency website;
(ii) HTTP header, "user agent." The user agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which the browser is running;
(iii) HTTP header, "referrer." The referrer specifies the web page from which the user accessed the current web page;
(iv) System date. The date and time of the user’s request;
(v) Full request. The exact request the user made;
(vi) Status. The status code the server returned to the user;
(vii) Content length. The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user;
(viii) Method. The request method used;
(ix) Universal Resource Identifier (URI). The location of a resource on the server;
(x) Query string of the URI. Anything after the question mark in a URI; and
(xi) Protocol. The transport protocol and the version used;
Our business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for the Website, as well as advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements on the Website, may set their own unique cookies on your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. If you would like more information about this practice and about your option not to accept cookies placed by these companies, please click here.
Please be aware if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Website, you may not be able to use certain features of the Website. Visit www.aboutcookies.org to learn about how to delete and control cookies using the mail browser types.
Browser Level Information
The web servers operating the Website automatically collect information about a site-user’s IP address, browser type, operating system, and the date and time a user accesses the Website. Additionally, if you arrived at the Website via a link from another website, the server retains the URL of the linking page, and the URL of the website you visit next by reading this information from the user’s browser (information provided by every user’s browser). This information may be used in an aggregated, anonymous manner, for example to provide an analysis of traffic patterns within the Website. This information is automatically logged by most websites.
We also collect information through the use of “web beacons”. Web beacons (such as single-pixel “.gif” images) allow us and third parties to monitor and collect certain information about the view of a web page, web-based document, email message or other similar communication, generally what type of device was used to view the web beacon and at what time the web beacon was viewed. We use this information to monitor traffic patterns and transactions through our various products (such as clicks on links in our merchandise section and subsequent shopping cart transactions) to better determine what type of communications should be sent to you.
Information from Other Sources
Send To A Friend
In you send a friend a communication from the Website, the information you provide such as names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc. is used on a one-time basis to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose, unless we obtain additional consent.
Use of Information
As stated above, our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on the Website. Your personal information enables us to provide you with the information you have requested, fulfill your purchases, and provide you with information regarding future products and services that may suit your particular interests. We also use your personal information to help identify you if you lose your password and to help you quickly find information on the Website.
For those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile, other uses may be:
-To provide interactive communications from us such as electronic newsletters
– To provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions, contests or sweepstakes on the Website to those users.
Sharing of Information
When you are on an area of the Website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with us as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting, age verification, payment processing, prize fulfillment and other services for the Website. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service. In addition, any personally identifiable information provided by our users as part of an advertiser promotion online may be provided directly to advertisers.
Aggregate, Anonymous Information with Advertisers
We derive the majority of our revenue from advertising, and sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users. In order to attract and retain advertisers we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather, as well as information from third-party market researchers, to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally identifying information about our users to these parties.
As Necessary to Provide Services to You
On occasion, we hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting or operating our Website, handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings and/or emailing or other communication, providing wireless services, processing transactions, prize fulfillment, performing statistical analysis of our services, or marketing assistance. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. In some instances, one of these companies may collect information directly from you (including but not limited to credit card processing, subscription services and prize fulfillment). In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the external service provider. In all cases, these companies are subject to agreements that require them to maintain the confidentiality of your information and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Products and Services Offered with Co-Branded Sites and Links to Other Websites
Certain features on the Website may be provided to you in partnership with third party(s), which are called “Co Branded Sites”. These Co-Branded Sites will identify the third party partners and may require that you disclose personal information in order to register for and access products and/or services on such Co-Branded Sites. In the event that you register for such products and services on these sites, you may be providing personal information to both the third party and us. Please read the posted privacy policies on these Co-Branded Sites to understand how your personal information is being collected and used by third parties, which may not be under our control.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and/or other promotions on the Website that may require registering personal information and/or your agreement to official rules that govern the sweepstake, contest or promotion. For example the official rules may allow, except where prohibited by law, the sponsors of the promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the promotion. Also, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties in connection with administering such sweepstake, contest or promotion including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law, such as on a winners list.
Control of Your Information
Users may change their user profile to stop receiving newsletters or marketing material from us or on behalf of external third-party business partners. Users may choose to stop receiving such communications at any time by visiting the "edit my profile" page at Edit Info, or by following instructions at the end of any e-mail.
Transfers and In the Event of Sale, Merger or Bankruptcy
As Required By Law
We respond to subpoenas, court orders and/or legal process. We may disclose your personal information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to exercise our legal rights protect and defend our legal rights or our property and that of our subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, and partners. We may also disclose your personal information to enforce the Website Terms and Conditions of Use and in the event that we find that your actions on the Website violate any laws, the Website Terms and Conditions of Use, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.
We may also have a good faith belief to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities or to protect the safety of our users.
Transfer of Data Overseas
We are an international business that communicates and transmits data via the internet between the United States and other countries. By using the Website, you acknowledge and agree to the transfer of information outside of your country.
Data Retention, Confidentiality and Security
In compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, we shall retain your information for use as described herein. Information concerning records retention and disposition schedules may be obtained through the privacy statement contact listed in this policy.
We limit access to personal information about you to our employees who we believe reasonably need to come in contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to perform their job.
We have procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. Your information is stored on either our or our partner’s servers located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, "firewalls," and Secure Socket Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, please be advised that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
Chat Rooms, Forums, and Message Boards
The Website may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to its users. As with any website chat room, forums and/or message boards, if you post personal information online it will be publicly available to anyone that visits that particular webpage. We cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy and you may receive contact from third parties. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these areas. Your use of chat rooms, forums and message boards is subject to our Terms and Conditions of Use.
Privacy of Children
Children 13 and under: We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.
Children 14-17: Children (under the age of 18) may not use the Website without the continued supervision of his/her parents or guardians.
If you fall within either of the foregoing age guidelines, please do not submit any personal information to us.
The information provided in this privacy statement should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through this Website.
We reserve the right to modify the terms of this Privacy Statement at any time and in our sole discretion by posting a change notice on this page. If we are going to be using the information collected from users in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will send affected users written notice of the change by e-mail. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to keep informed of how we are protecting your privacy and information. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at [email protected] . We read every message submitted and received and will try to reply promptly to everyone.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
The Website may contain web pages through which you can change your subscriptions or correct or update the personal information you have provided to us through a registration process. With regard to such subscriptions, you also may cancel (or modify if applicable) your subscriptions by following the instructions provided to you.
SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits visitors to the Website who are California residents the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to: [email protected]
Or write us at:
HOTBOX SPORTS VENTURES INC
Legal Department – California Privacy Compliance
50 South Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446