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PROREFEREES.COM PRIVACY POLICY

This web site is made available by the Professional Referee Organization on behalf of itself. This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") governs our privacy practices and procedures with respect to the PRO web site currently located at proreferees.com. This Privacy Policy also applies to various online services and applications provided by PRO through the Web Site (the "Services").

This Privacy Policy does not apply to data collected by any means other than from users via the Web Site or Services (including, for example, through any offline means). By visiting the Web Site or using any Services, you are consenting to the practices and procedures described in this Privacy Policy and in the PRO Terms of Service, into which this Privacy Policy is incorporated.

If we have obtained your consent to share your Personally Identifiable Information (as defined herein) with third parties for such third parties’ marketing purposes (whether through “opt-in” or “opt-out” means), you may opt-out by following the directions in the “Choices” section below. 

Please note that we and certain of our third party providers and partners may also collect information from and about you and your visits to the Web Site, to use for various purposes, including to display or transmit to you advertisements and other content, on this Web Site and on other web sites you may visit, which are designed to be targeted to your interests and preferences based on such information.  Please see the “Third-Party Advertising” section of this Privacy Policy below for further information.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We will not sell, lease, or share your Personally Identifiable Information with or to anyone else, except as described in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by law

Services Providers: We may provide information (including Personally Identifiable Information and non-personally identifiable information) to our affiliates and third-party service providers, such as hosting providers, data management companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies and payment processors (collectively, “Service Providers”), who provide services on our behalf in order to facilitate our operation of the Web Site and the Services.  Our Service Providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information for their own marketing or other purposes. For further information about the manner in which our Service Providers may use and process your Personally Identifiable Information, contact the Privacy Administrator as set out in the “Contact Us” section.

Aggregated Demographic Information. We may use and share with third parties aggregated demographic information collected on or through the Web Site and Services for various purposes, but this information does not include and is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information that can identify you or another individual person (except, however, with respect to IP Addresses, in the limited case of us verifying users' locations for various purposes, such as to determine the applicability of blackout restrictions for various video/audio subscription products, as applicable).

Disclosure for Legal Purposes. The law may require that we, our affiliates, and our third party service providers provide your Personally Identifiable Information and non-personally identifiable information pursuant to judicial or governmental subpoenas, warrants or orders, or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law. If we are required to do so, we will, of course, obey the law. In addition, notwithstanding any term to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, and where required or permitted by law, we may use and share your Personally Identifiable Information and non-personally identifiable information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or the integrity of the Web Site or our Services, violations of this Web Site's Terms of Service or as otherwise required by law.

Business Transfers. As time passes, the Professional Referee Organization (or a part thereof), may be sold along with its assets, or other transactions may occur (such as a corporate reorganization, asset sale or other change in corporate control) in which customer information (including Personally Identifiable Information) is one of the business assets transferred.  In such a case, the customer information (including Personally Identifiable Information), which we have gathered, may be one of the business assets we transfer.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
The Web Site may contain links to other websites and online services. When you link to such other sites and services (including by means of clicking on hyperlinks, logos, widgets, banners or advertisements), you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policies posted thereon and/or applicable thereto. For example, these other websites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit Personally Identifiable Information directly from you on their sites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you click on a link and leave the Web Site, and to read the privacy policies of every website that collects Personally Identifiable Information from you. The Privacy Policy applies only to this Web Site.

CONSENT TO PROCESSING
By using the Web Site, you are consenting that your information (including your Personally Identifiable Information) may be collected, maintained, transferred and processed by us, our affiliates and/or other third-party Service Providers in and to the United States and other countries and territories.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
You should review this Privacy Policy periodically as we may modify it from time to time, and such changes will be effective upon our posting them to the Web Site. Where consistent with applicable law, your continued use of the Web Site and/or the Services after we have changed the Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised terms.  Under certain circumstances (e.g., with respect to certain material changes to this Privacy Policy), we may also elect to notify you through additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of the Web Site or by means of an e-mail that gives you the opportunity to indicate whether you consent to the proposed change.

SPECIAL RULES FOR CHILDREN
General Rules.  Most portions of the Web Site are directed to general audiences, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 in such areas.  At those general audience portions, if we request a date of birth that includes a birth year, we screen out children under 13 and do not collect information from them.  The Web Site, however, may include one or more portions that are directed to children under 13, and the statements in this Privacy Policy generally about our collection and use of non-personally identifiable information also apply to any such areas, with the added protection of the special rules that follow with respect to Personally Identifiable Information. 

Information Collected and Parental Rights.  If your child wants to register on or participate in certain activities in the areas of the Web Site that are directed to children under 13, and such participation requires that we collect Personally Identifiable Information from your child, we will collect from your child your and your child’s name and/or e-mail address in order to obtain your consent.  We will then send you an e-mail (which will include a link to this Privacy Policy), advising you about the portion of the Web Site in which your child has expressed interest, and request that you reply by e-mail if you consent to your child’s participation.  In the reply e-mail, we may request further Personally Identifiable Information from you (as defined in the main part of this Privacy Policy) about you and/or your child, but we will not request such information from your child.  We will then send you a confirmatory e-mail of your child’s registration.  Once your children are registered, we may request them to provide general information such as their favorite player.  You have the right to review your child’s Personally Identifiable Information, to have that information deleted, and/or to refuse to permit its further collection or use.  Parents can contact the Privacy Administrator at the address or email as  set forth at the end of this policy and we will respond to their requests.

Information Use and Disclosure.  We – and any of our Member Club(s) the child indicates interest in – may use the Personally Identifiable Information to provide the child with the special services for which he or she has registered, such as membership in a Kids Club, receipt of newsletters, or participation in contests.  We do not condition a child's participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.

Currently, the portions of our Web Site that are directed to children under 13 do not have unscreened chat rooms, blogs or other similar community functionality that would permit your child to disclose information to others or publicly.  In addition, any “postcard” or “share with a friend” feature that may be available on these portions of our Web Site will collect the recipient’s e-mail address, but not the sender’s; permit the sender to type in a first name and last initial; supply the content or allow the sender to select a pre-determined message from a menu; and be sent immediately, at which time the recipient’s e-mail address as collected from the sender is deleted from our records.

Personally Identifiable Information collected on or through any portions of our Web Site that are directed to children under 13 may be shared with Service Providers (as defined above) with whom we contract to operate this Web Site and some of our Services. These Service Providers will use such Personally Identifiable Information of Web Site visitors only for the purposes of carrying out these operations. To the extent required or permitted by law, we may also collect, use and disclose such Personal Identifiable Information in connection with security-related or law enforcement investigations or in the course of cooperating with authorities or complying with legal requirements. We may also use Web Site users’ information as permitted by law to protect our rights or property, our website, or its users and their safety.  As set forth above, we endeavor to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the Personally Identifiable Information collected from your child.  Other than our Service Providers and as described above, we will not share your child’s Personally Identifiable Information with third parties.

CONTACT US
If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Professional Referee Organization
420 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018-0223
Phone: 212-450-1200
E-mail: website@proreferees.com

Last Updated: September 3, 2010



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