What information do we collect and for what purpose?
We collect a variety of personal information about our users so that we can provide our Online Service. We do our best to be as transparent as possible about our data practices and to provide you choices about how your data is used when possible. The categories of information we collect can include:
- Registration and profile information collected when you join our Service. We may collect personal information such as a username, first and last name, birth date, phone number, email address, and other contact information when you register for a StatMonsters.com account or if you correspond with us. We may collect billing information when you sign up for premium services or if you make an online payment with us.
- Information we collect from social networks. We may receive information about you when you interact with our sites through various social media outlets including logging in or liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. Always review and adjust your privacy settings accordingly on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to StatMonsters.com.
We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features of the Service. We may use this information to communicate with you via messages, opt-in text messages, and push notifications, and to permit other users of the Service to contact you. You can control your receipt of email and other messaging by visiting the “Settings” page on our website. We may also send you Service-related emails or messages such as account verification, payment confirmations, change or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices. You may not opt-out of these Service-related emails.
We automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our website or use our Service. For instance, when you visit our website, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, how frequently you access the Service, and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us to track your usage of the Service over time. We may collect log file information about your browser each time you access the Service. Log file information may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, information about your mobile device, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service. We may also collect analytic data, or use third-party analytic tools to measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third-party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Service. When you access our Service through a mobile device, we may receive or collect and store a unique identification number associated with your device (“Device ID”), mobile carrier, device type and manufacturer, phone number, and depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device.
We may use the data collected through cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including advertising; (c) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website and our Service; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Service.
Third-Party Tracking and Online Advertising.
We may permit third-party ad networks, social media companies, and other third-party services to collect information about browsing behavior from visitors to our Service through cookies, social plug-ins, or other tracking technology. We may permit third-party online advertising networks to collect information about your use of our websites over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our Service as well as on other websites or services. Typically, the information is collected through cookies or similar tracking technologies. You can “opt out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology by managing the settings on your browser or mobile device.
Sharing your information.
We may share your personal information in the instances described below. Remember, our Service allows you to connect with others and share information about yourself with other individuals and organizations. Your profile information, including your name and other personal information, may be available publicly to other members of the Service and may be searchable by search engines which may display certain of your information publicly. Also, remember that StatMonsters, LLC provides some of its Services for third parties such as Organizations and tournament organizers. These third parties have their own data collection and use policies that StatMonsters, LLC does not control. Please review the privacy policies of any third-party organization before sharing your personal information with them.
We may also share your personal information with:
- Third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services on our behalf which may include identifying and serving targeted advertisements, billing, payment processing, content or service fulfillment, or providing analytic services
- Business partners who offer a service to you jointly with us
- The public. Any information that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service is viewable by other users and the public. You can control some elements of data sharing through your Privacy Settings.
- Other parties in connection with a company transaction, such as a merger, sale of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party or in the event of a bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings
How to control your account information and communications preferences: You can update your account information and communication preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your account settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests.
Privacy Settings: Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any information that you make public is searchable by other Users and may be accessible via API(s) and viewable on search engines. You may be able to restrict some of this public sharing by visiting your privacy settings on the Service or by limiting the type of data in your profile. Changing your privacy settings will not have any effect on information that was previously shared through the Service. Remember that even if you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information.
How long we keep your Information: Following termination or deactivation of your User account, StatMonsters, LLC may retain your profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Please be aware that we will not be able to delete any content you have shared with others on the Service or with social media sites. Please also be aware that we may be able to delete data that you provided to the Service, but we may not be able to delete data about you that was provided by another user or by an Organization (for example, if an Organization lists your name and player statistics on a team roster, that will not be deleted). If you are an Organization, we are not able to delete information you provided about other users, such as statistics or records, once that information has been shared with other users on the Service.
Keeping your information safe: StatMonsters, LLC cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, StatMonsters, LLC will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
StatMonsters, LLC does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 without parent/guardian approval or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. While StatMonsters, LLC may collect certain information about children under 13 that a parent and/or organization provide to our Service, the Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us.