Effective Date: January 1, 2005
When you visit the Website, you may voluntarily provide us with personal information. We may receive information from you when you register for certain functions within the Website, request information, or participate in a promotion or other Website feature.
In addition, we collect information about how Website visitors use our Website, as further described below.
We may use the information we collect from Website visitors to:
- Operate, provide, improve and maintain the Website;
- Customize and/or personalize your communications;
- Communicate with you about our events, and for other promotional purposes;
- Improve our Website;
- Administer contests, promotions, surveys or other Website features.
U.S. Soccer has several sponsors and other business partners that can offer valuable products and services to our Website visitors. U.S. Soccer will not disclose your e-mail address to these partners unless you have indicated that you wish to receive information, special offers or promotions from third parties via e-mail. From time to time, U.S. Soccer shares aggregate information about our Website visitors with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. If you do not want your personal information shared with these parties, you may make such request by writing to U.S. Soccer, 1801 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Attn: Marketing Department or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, no website can be absolutely secure, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we will not be liable for any breaches in the security of the Website.
Cookies and Pixel Tags
U.S. Soccer receives and records information from your browser when you use the Website and may use a variety of methods, such as cookies and pixel tags, to collect this information. A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer.
We use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to help us analyze your online behavior. Pixel tags also allow us to send you e-mail in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us. We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our Website. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, username, system type, whether you have enabling software to access certain Website features, access times and referring website addresses.
We may also work with other companies who use tracking technologies with respect to ads on our Website and across the Internet. These companies may collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our Website and your interaction with our communications, including advertising. If you would like to opt-out of third party companies collecting non-personally identifiable information during your visits, please make such request by writing to U.S. Soccer, 1801 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Attn: Marketing Department or by sending an email to email@example.com.
“Google Analytics”, a service which transmits traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
No information should be submitted to or posted at the U.S. Soccer site by Website visitors under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.
Links to Third Party Sites