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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston

We receive, collect, and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. We collect your Internet protocol (IP) address, which is used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information, including but not limited to your operating system type, browser type, and Internet service provider; and session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

 

We also collect personally identifiable information, including name, email, phone number, and any messages or comments you leave on our site.

 

While our website does not process payment transactions, if you engage in activities such as submitting forms or signing up for newsletters or other updates, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address, and email address.

 

Your personal information will be used only for the specific reasons stated herein:

 

1. To provide and operate our Services;

2. To provide ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

3. To contact our visitors with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;

5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

Data Retention Policy

We retain your personal data for as long as necessary in relation to the purpose for which they were collected. This includes information such as your name, email address, phone number, address, and any messages submitted through forms on our website.

 

This data is stored on our Wix.com platform and within our email system, and will be kept for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide services, comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.

 

Generally, we retain your personal data for a period of 7 years from the date of your last interaction with us, allowing us to use the information for business reporting, compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations, and for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

 

In certain circumstances, we may hold your data for a longer or shorter period, influenced by factors such as legal obligations and the nature of your interaction with us. After the retention period, your personal information will be securely deleted or anonymized.

 

For any queries about our Data Retention Policy, please contact us at MemorialFSCH@gmail.com.

 

Financial Security

We do not gather, retain, or handle any personal financial data including, but not limited to, credit card details, bank account information, social security numbers, or driver’s license numbers through this website.

Cookies Policy 

We may collect non-personal identification information through the use of: "Cookie" technology: A "cookie" is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. "IP address tracking": An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from our Sites, our servers log your IP address.

 

Non-personal identification information that we collect might include: the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information about your means of connection to our Site-such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information. We may also collect information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on our sites and about the links you may select from within our site to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.

Managing Cookies

 

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, your overall user experience may be impacted. In some cases, the services we offer may not function properly if you disable cookies. If you would like more information about cookies, including how to control and manage them, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:

 

Please note that your consent can be withdrawn at any time by adjusting your browser settings. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Obtaining Consent

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

Data Security

We take the security of your data very seriously at Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston. While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect your information against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so.

Data Subject Rights You have certain rights with respect to your personal data, including those set forth in the GDPR. These may include the right to request access to the data we hold about you, the right to correct inaccurate data, the right to request deletion of your data, the right to object to our use of your data, the right to request that we limit certain uses of your data, and the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at MemorialFSCH@gmail.com.

Data Protection Responsibilities

Please note that Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston is a small, volunteer-run organization. As such, we do not have a specific Data Protection Officer. However, we take our responsibility to protect your data seriously. All data protection matters and privacy-related queries are overseen by our dedicated team of volunteers who are committed to maintaining the privacy and safety of your personal information. If you have any concerns or inquiries about our use of your Personal Data, please contact us directly at MemorialFSCH@gmail.com. We will make every effort to address and resolve your concerns promptly and in accordance with any applicable data protection laws.

International Transfers

We may transfer your personal information to countries other than the one in which you live. We implement safeguards to ensure that your personal data is protected. These include adherence to contractual clauses and monitoring regulatory developments to ensure our compliance with various privacy regulations worldwide.

Third-Party Sharing

We value your privacy and do not sell your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your personal information with third-party companies, such as website hosting, email services, marketing services, who help us deliver our services effectively.

 

We may also disclose your personal information if required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, your safety, or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

 

Child Safety Policy

Our website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13 in the US, or under the age of 16 in the EU. We do not knowingly collect or use personal information from such children. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information.

Links To Other Sites

Links to Other Sites is adapted from U.S. Figure Skating. Users may find content on our Sites that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the contents or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

Choice/Opt-Out

Choice/Opt-Out is adapted from U.S. Figure Skating. If you "opt-in" to receive information from us or others, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information or opt-out of a feature, you can let us know by sending an e-mail stating your preference to MemorialFSCH@gmail.com. To help us address your request, please specify the feature from which you wish to opt out. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.

Consent to Transfer

Consent to Transfer is adapted from U.S. Figure Skating. The Sites are created and operated in the United States, however, data may be stored on servers that are not within the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

Photo and Video Policy

Individuals may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by an employee or contract photographer at an event, competition, or learn to skate session. If you are uncomfortable being photographed by a staff member or contract photographer, you may ask to not be photographed. We expect all photographers to respect the wishes of our members, clients, competitors, skaters, and families. Please contact us at MemorialFSCH@gmail.com if you would like an image removed from one of our online platforms.

Limitations on Activity, Unauthorized Use and Distribution

The following Photo and Video Policy of Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston is adapted from U.S. Figure Skating. It has been adopted for the safety of all skaters appearing in Club events, and for the enjoyment of all spectators in attendance.

  • No video recording of any kind is allowed during any portion of the event. This includes recording on phones, tablets and all other devices with video recording capabilities.

  • Personal photography is allowed from spectator seating areas so as not to interfere with nor disrupt [i] any portion of the event; [ii] event participants and their performance; [iii] the intended use of public areas; [iv] and/or the viewing ability and enjoyment of others in the audience.

  • All photos taken during the event are for personal use only.

  • Flash photography is not allowed at any time. It is a serious hazard to the skaters and does not improve the quality of photos in a darkened arena.

  • The following equipment is prohibited because of its interference with the enjoyment of other spectators in the arena:

    • Monopods

    • Tripods

    • Telephoto lenses greater than 6 inches or 200mm

  • The unauthorized commercial use, sale or third party distribution of photos and videos from the event is strictly prohibited without prior written consent from the management of Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston.

  • Violators of any photo or video policy will be subject to immediate revocation of the seating license and removal from the event with no refund of purchase price.

  • Violators may be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by violation off this policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

 

Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any updates. For significant changes, we may choose to notify you by email or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

 

Contact Information

For any inquiries, concerns, or complaints about our privacy practices, please contact us via:

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using any of the Sites, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Sites. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

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