privacy policy

January 1, 2010

Information Collection and Use by PlayerMania.com
PlayerMania.com collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the PlayerMania.com service. PlayerMania.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, and sport information in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.

Cookies
When you enter PlayerMania.com, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all PlayerMania.com visitors. 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. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser.

Personal Information
User Profile information including members' pictures and full names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the PlayerMania.com social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join PlayerMania.com, 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 within a personal network communicate on PlayerMania.com with each other through the PlayerMania.com service, without disclosing their email addresses. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, PlayerMania.com allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address, and teams where users may have played.

Email Choice
We may also use a user's email address to send notifications, updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by un-checking the notifications checkboxes in Account Settings.

From time to time, PlayerMania.com or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on PlayerMania.com. 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.

Links
PlayerMania.com may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by PlayerMania.com.

Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on PlayerMania.com is readily available through the profile editing tools. PlayerMania.com 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 PlayerMania.com account may do so in the Account Settings. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of PlayerMania.com.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions
A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's effective date. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.