The Waterloo Black Hawks collect personally identifiable information during (i) contest or sweepstakes registration, (ii) subscription registration for sites that require a subscription, (iii) certain surveys or polls conducted on our website, and (iv) online shopping. Personal information includes, among other things, a users name, credit card number, address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, email address or other internet address. In addition, registration is required and information is collected in certain portions of the service in which guests provide content submissions and suggestions or participate in interactive online activities (e.g., community postings, chat, or bulletin boards).
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
In addition to the use of personal information to operate the Waterloo Black Hawks website, the Waterloo Black Hawks may also gather non-personally identifiable information, which may be used by the Waterloo Black Hawks. Generally, "non-personally identifiable information" means information that is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the use of "Cookies", "IP Addresses" or other numeric codes used to identify a computer or monitor how a user accesses a website.
Information We Request Directly From You
The Waterloo Black Hawks may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service or when you order a product. We require certain information (such as name, email address, billing address, credit card number) in order to provide that service or product to you. We also may ask you for information about your interests and other personal information so that both you and we can take advantage of the interactivity of the Internet, but you may always choose whether to respond or not.
Policies for Individuals Under 13
The Waterloo Black Hawks encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the sites. No information should be submitted to or posted at waterlooblackhawks.com by guests under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, the Waterloo Black Hawks do not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. In addition, when a guest under 13 registers, his/her parent or guardian receives an e-mail alerting them to that registration and providing instructions on how the parent could delete the registration if so desired. Although guests under 13 years of age are allowed to participate in contests, if such a guest wins, notification and prizes are sent to the parents or guardians identified in the initial registration process. No information collected from guests under 13 years of age is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey.
Policies for Individuals 13 Years of Age or Older
With the permission of a guest who is 13 years of age or over, information submitted at the time of registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by the Waterloo Black Hawks and may be shared with our affiliates or companies that have been prescreened by the Waterloo Black Hawks. If a guest objects to such use for any reason, he/she may stop that use by e-mail request. By registering with waterlooblackhawks.com, every effort will be made to maintain your information in a secure environment by the Waterloo Black Hawks.
About IP Addresses
The Waterloo Black Hawks collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve" up Web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When guests request pages from waterlooblackhawks.com, our servers log the guests' IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us.
A cookie lets the computers remember that you've registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites. Similarly, waterlooblackhawks.com uses a temporary cookie to track which products you've chosen to purchase while shopping. The cookie expires once you're done shopping. Letting it do the record keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. If you decline this cookie, you may have difficulty ordering your selections.
Links to Other Sites
Users should be aware that when you are on waterlooblackhawks.com you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Waterloo Black Hawks.com that take you outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement, the "click" takes you off waterlooblackhawks.com. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use the Waterloo Black Hawks logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online - for example, via message boards or chat - that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While the Waterloo Black Hawks strive to protect our user's personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our Guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers, utilizing encryption software. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed comprehensive nondisclosure agreements with Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey, which provides legal confidentiality protections. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
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