The web sites and services covered by this Policy
We currently operate the following web sites (the “Site” or “Sites”) Sportfunder.com, and others collectively (“Services”):
From time to time, we may add new Services that may not be listed above, but they will provide a link to this Policy and will be governed by its terms.
Our policies concerning children
Sportfunder.com complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and all other applicable laws and regulations concerning children and the Internet.
Children under the age of 13
If you are under the age of 13, you may not create an account on the Site. You may not sign up for any subscription service or buy anything through our Services.
Sportfunder.com will not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose any personal information from children under the age of 13.
Youth between the ages of 13 and 18
If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, please have your parent or guardian read this Policy and get his or her permission before you give us any of your personal identifiable information, before you use any of our message board or chat features, before you sign up for any Services, and before you buy anything from the Sites. Do not post your real name on a web site or message board, and never tell anyone online anything private about yourself or your family, including your phone number and address. Use screen names at all times. Some areas of the Services may have special rules for children under the age of 18. When you are in those areas, you must follow those rules.
Information for Parents/Guardians
Sportfunder.com encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to become familiar with the types of content available on the Internet. Parents and guardians should regularly oversee their children’s use of e-mail and other online communications and transactional features. Control tools are available from online services and software manufacturers that can help provide a safe online environment for kids. We encourage parents to familiarize themselves with those tools and use them to customize the web experience of their children to their own parental standards.
If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child has submitted his or her personal information without your permission or consent, Sportfunder.com will take reasonable steps to remove that information from the Sportfunder.com database at your request. To request removal of your child’s information, please send an e-mail to us at and be sure to include your contact information in your message.
What personal information we collect from you
We do not collect any personal information from you, unless you provide it to us in one of the ways discussed in this Policy. You may provide us this information directly through our Services. If you decide to provide us your personal information (e.g., name, email address, and mailing address), we will collect only the personal information which is needed to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. If you have an account with our Site, your username will be your email address. If you refuse to divulge your personal information when requested, you may not be able to access certain areas as part of the Services (such as chat rooms and message boards).
We may also collect information from you related to your performance or use of our Services. As an example, we may share information about your performance, including statistics, scores, or similar accomplishments on a “leader board” or other similar posting comparing your performance to other user’s of our Services.
Memberships and Registration
In order for you to register for our Services, we may require you to provide us with information such as a name, email address, state and country of residence, zip/postal code, birth date and gender. Some areas of the Services may allow you to visit as a guest and remain anonymous, but you may not be able to access all the content and features of those areas without registering (in order to participate in our Site, additional information, such as your real name and billing information, may be required). You may be asked to choose a user or member name and password. Please do not use your real name or the real name of another person when selecting a user name.
Please note that your user name will be available to the Internet’s general public while you participate in some Services, like our Site, chat rooms or message boards, so you should exercise discretion when using these Services. Personal information disclosed by you within our chat areas, instant message service, or message boards, can be collected by other users of such Services and may result in unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for protecting such information that you may disclose to third parties through our Services (e.g. sending your telephone number to another user through the chat service). To the extent that you create a public profile that may be available to others on our Services, you are solely responsible for its content and accuracy at all times. To edit, change, or delete such information, follow the instructions provided on our Services.
As part of your participation in the Services, we may send you email. You must have a an account and have given us your email address in order to receive emails from us. You may be asked for additional personal information when you ask to receive email. You can opt out of receiving future emailing from us by following the directions contained in the email to “unsubscribe.”
What non-personal information we collect from you
General, aggregated, demographic, and non-personal information may be collected by Sportfunder.com . It will not be linked to any of your personal information, through cookies or other means, without your consent. This type of anonymous, aggregated profiling and session data may include information that you have provided to us through surveys, polls, etc., but will not be tied to any personal information, without your consent. It may also include aggregated anonymous information about Site usage and the customer base.
As part of the registration process for some Services, you may be asked to provide information that does not personally identify you. For example, you may be asked to provide information concerning your entertainment preferences, purchasing habits, and the like. This information is generally optional. This preference information may be tied to personal information. Sportfunder.com requests this information to understand you better and to also bring to your attention new services, programs, or offers that may be of interest to you.
Information on cookies and related technology
Sportfunder.com Services and advertisements on such sites, may contain “cookies.”
A cookie is a piece of data that is sent to your browser, which will store the cookie on your computer if your browser is enabled to accept cookies.
Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You should refer to your browser instructions or “Help” screen to learn more about how to manage cookies. Please note, however, that if you block cookies, some portions of the Sportfunder.com Services may not function properly.
How we use and share the information that we collect from you
Personal information which we collect for a particular purpose will be saved and used for that purpose, unless you have agreed to allow us to use it for some other purpose, as described in this Policy. Except as discussed in this policy, we will not sell, rent, or otherwise use your personal information for a commercial purpose unless approved by you.
When you have provided personal information to us for a particular purpose, we may disclose your information to other companies that we have engaged to assist us in fulfilling your request. This may include, but is not limited to, fulfillment houses, billing services, transaction managers, credit verification services, and other third party service providers. We may also disclose any of your personal information to law enforcement or other appropriate third parties in connection with criminal investigations, investigation of fraud, infringement of intellectual property rights, or other suspected illegal activities, or as otherwise may be required by applicable law, or, as we deem necessary in our sole discretion, in order to protect the legitimate legal and business interests of Sportfunder.com.
We may use the information we collect from you for the purpose of providing you with technical support, customer service, and account maintenance. We use the information we collect to learn what you like, tailor your experience accordingly, and to improve web sites and our other products. We will sometimes send promotional or community e-mail to our members and to the general public who want to receive e-mail from us. However, if you want to stop receiving e-mail from us, you can “opt out” of receiving it by following the unsubscribe instructions listed in each e-mail.
So, long as you give your consent, we may also share your personal information with certain marketing partners to bring you products and services you may be interested in. In addition, we sometimes share general, demographic, or aggregated (not personal) information with third parties about our user base, but that information does not include any personal information.
You will be deemed to have consented to the disclosure to, and use by, a subsequent owner or operator of the Sites, of any personal information contained in the Sportfunder.com database for such site, if Sportfunder.com assigns all of its rights and obligations regarding the use of your personal information at the time of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, sale of all or substantially all of Sportfunder.com ’ assets to a subsequent owner or operator, or similar event.
How you may access or change the information you have provided to us
If you would like to modify any personal information you have provided to us, or have us no longer use this information, please follow the instructions associated with the Services. If you have any questions or would like to access or change your information via email, please contact us at
Other important agreements that govern your use of our sites and Services
In addition to this Policy, your rights and obligations concerning our Services are governed by the applicable web site terms of service, the applicable Site’s end user license agreement, and other applicable policies, guidelines, and requirements including those associated with third-party websites necessary to participate in our Services. When you sign up to use our Services, please review each such agreement carefully, as you must agree to be bound by each such agreement before you may use the service.
Information for persons outside Canada
By consenting to this Policy, you confirm that your command and knowledge of English is sufficient to understand the terms and conditions set forth herein.
For persons in European Union countries, as used herein, terms such as “personal information” refer to “personal data” as defined by the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (“Directive”). We will not collect any personal data from you unless you provide it under the terms of this Policy. By using Sportfunder.com Services, you agree that we may transfer your personal information outside the European Union in connection with the purposes stated in this Policy. Your personal data will be transferred to the United States (and/or other non-EU jurisdictions, as applicable).
Our commitment to secure the personal information we have collected
While Sportfunder.com takes precautions against possible breaches in its web sites and customer databases, no web site or Internet transmission is completely secure. Consequently, Sportfunder.com cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. Your use of the Sportfunder.com sites and Services is at your own risk. Sportfunder.com urges you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by memorizing your password or keeping it in a safe place (separate from your account information), logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser whenever you finish your session or leave your computer in a public area.
Sportfunder.com employs a security technology known as a secure-socket-layer (“SSL”) to protect the transmission of critical account information, such as credit card transmissions, through the Services. Unless otherwise specified, credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.
Notice of changes to the Policy
Sportfunder.com reserves the right to change this Policy at any time by notifying registered users via e-mail of the existence of a new Policy and/or posting the new Policy on the associated Services. All changes to the Policy will be effective when posted, and your continued use of any Sportfunder.com Services after the posting will constitute your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.