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PlayerLink Privacy Policy
Last updated: May 3, 2017

This Policy describes the information we collect from you and how we use that information as well as how you can control access to that information. It applies to any of the Services that PLAYER LINK or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates provides.

This Privacy Policy governs your use of the Site, use of the membership services, and your receipt of PLAYER LINK's emails. We respect the privacy of all those who visit our Web Site and use our services. We do collect online information from site visitors and our customers Except as set forth within this Privacy Policy and in our Terms of Service.

This Privacy Policy covers the following areas:

The information that we collect through the Web Site
How we Use this Information
Information that is Shared
Information that is NOT shared publicly
How you can change or remove your personal information or what we collect
Information about systems in place to protect your information
Other issues regarding your privacy

We review our privacy policy from time to time, and these items are subject to change. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy. To contact us about privacy issues, to report a violation of our Privacy Policy or for any questions, please email us at support @ PLAYER LINK.com

The information that we collect through the Web Site:



In order for you to create an account on PLAYER LINK and use our Services, we need to collect and process some information. Depending on your use of the Services, that may include:

Information that you provide by completing forms on PLAYER LINK - your name, email and postal addresses, phone number, country of residence, city, state, and password details. We will ask for this information if you register as a user of the services, subscribe to our newsletters, upload or submit any material through PLAYER LINK, or request any information;
Details of any requests or transactions you make through the Services
Information about your activity on and interaction with PLAYER LINK (such as your IP address, the type of device or browser you use, geolocation and your actions on the site); Communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem); and Information that you submit to PLAYER LINK in the form of comments, contributions to discussions, or messages to other users.
Information that you grant use from third party services such as Facebook and google maps.
PLAYER LINK does NOT store your payment information on our server ALL PAYMENTS of any kind for ANY services beyond the free services are handled by paypal or direct mail. However, Membership for our website is FREE.



How we Use this Information:



We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

To keep your account secure;
To allow the calulation and showing of google maps on golf course pages
To enable us to provide you with our Services, and to improve, promote, and protect our Services; To set up and administer your account, contact you, and customize your experience on PLAYER LINK and
To track use of the Services so that we can improve PLAYER LINK.

Use of cookies

We use cookies to store your application and design settings, and to log visits to the Website be it in anonymous form (via Google Analytics). Read more about how we use cookies.

Google Analytics

We track usage on our website via Google Analytics. The analytics.js JavaScript library is part of Google?s Universal Analytics and uses first-party cookies to distinguish unique users and throttle the request rate. Read more how Google Analytics cookies work.

MailChimp Newsletter

We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to send newsletters. We also gather statistics around the opening of emails, link clicks etc., to help us monitor and improve our newsletter service. For more information, please see MailChimp?s privacy policy.


Information that is Shared:



When you create an account, we create a basic profile page for you on PLAYER LINK, containing your account name, the date the account was created, and a list of golf courses you have played rounds on. Whenever your account name appears on PLAYER LINK (for instance, when you post comments, send messages, or back projects), people can click your account name to see your profile. Here are some of the things that will be publicly viewable on your profile, or elsewhere on PLAYER LINK:

The account name, and the date it was created;

Any information you choose to add to your profile (like a picture, bio, or your location);

games you have played on golf courses.
Any comments you have posted on PLAYER LINK;
Please note that each profile page has PRIVACY SETTINGS that allow you to LIMIT access to this profile page from limiting the information shown such as setting it to not show your personal information and can be configured to only show your score card.

Information that is NOT shared publicly:



The following data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:


Any payment information you provide;
Your password details;
Your IP address;
Your Facebook information (if given);
Your Geolocation information (if given).
Your Communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem).
We never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party accounts without your permission. We do not and will not sell your data.

Information that is shared with trusted third-party services

We may share your information with certain trusted third-party services to help us provide, improve, promote, or protect PLAYER LINK's Services (like when we partner with payment processors, or use services that help us manage our ads on other sites). When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the PLAYER LINK Services, we require that they use your information only for the purposes we've authorized, and that they protect your personal information at least to the same standards we do. We may also share information that's aggregated and made anonymous in a way that it doesn't directly identify you.


We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect PLAYER LINK's legal rights.

Email
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out of any marketing communications we send.



How you can change or remove your personal information or what we collect:


To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.

We retain your personally identifiable information so that we can provide you with meaningful customer service. If at any time you would like to have the rest of your personally identifiable information removed from PLAYER LINKs database, please contact us and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. However, there will be technical information that remains in our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. This information will not be used for commercial purposes although we may, from time to time, communicate with former customers of PLAYER LINK.

On request, we will give you a copy of all the personal information about you that we hold. This information is subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law. Wrap-up
People under 18 (or the legal age in your jurisdiction) are not permitted to use PLAYER LINK on their own, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of the site.


People under 18 (or the legal age in your jurisdiction) are not permitted to use PLAYER LINK on their own, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of the site.

Information that you submit through the services may be transferred to countries other than where you reside (for example, to our servers in the United States). We will protect all information we receive in accordance with this Privacy Policy. When browsing our site, you are not required to provide any personally identifiable information, such as your street address, phone number or email address, unless and until such time as you choose to sign up for a service such as the golf handicap service or an email newsletter or contest, as described below. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children (meaning minors younger than thirteen years of age).

Receiving Requested Email Messages.

You may choose to sign up for our feature email newsletters, which contain news of PLAYER LINK special offers and discounts. In order to receive the PLAYER LINK newsletters, you must provide us with your name, email address and your zip code. WE HIGHLY ADVISE HOWEVER THAT IN EVENT YOU DO RECIEVE AN EMAIL SAYING IT IS FROM US TO NOT FOLLOW ANY LINKS IN THAT EMAIL BUT GO DIRECTLY TO HTTP://WWW.PLAYERLINK.COM AND CHECK THE MESSAGES IN YOUR PROFILE.

Signing up for member services..
You may choose to sign up for our free handicap service and membership pages. In order to have a PLAYER LINK account, you must provide us with your name, email address and your zip code. This information is not given to any third party.
Facebook account access optional
Members of the Playerlink website can OPT to connect their Playerlink membership account with their Facebook account. This allows them to "Log in using Facebook" for quick authentication and also allows quick access to list the Friends that you have on Facebook that have Playerlink accounts so that you can easily connect to them on Playerlink and log games played together etc..

None of this third party information is used for anything other then helping sign in quickly and connect with existing friends. This service allows this application to connect with the users account on the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook, Inc
GOOGLE MAPS access optional
Members of the Playerlink website can OPT to connect their Playerlink membership account with Google maps. This allows them to show what golf courses are physically close to you for easy logging and also provides the player with a Google satellite map of each of the holes played on most of the gold courses that they log.
None of this third party information is used for anything other then helping draw maps and show close by golf courses. This feature is OPTIONAL in your profile page and can be disabled.

Automatic Logging of Session Information.
We do automatically log technical information about your computers connection to the Internet, which we call "session information", that is anonymous and not linked to any personally identifiable information. Session information consists of things such as your IP address, operating system and browser software and the travel through the Site. Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send you information such as the pages of the Web Site you wish to view. We collect viewers session information because it helps us analyze such thing as the way visitors are traveling through the Site, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the Site, how long visitors to the Web Site are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better our servers. Although such information does not identify any visitor personally, we can determine from an IP address a visitors Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of access.

Cookies
A "cookie" is a small file containing a unique series of numbers or letters that is placed on an Internet users browser. One of the ways that we collect session information is through the use of cookies. We also use cookies for other technical reasons. Essentially, cookies are a visitors identification for the PLAYER LINK computers, or the visitors servers that placed them there. There is much misinformation circulating about cookies, but you should know that cookies are only read by the server that placed them, and are unable to do such things as run programs on your computer, plant viruses or obtain your personally identifiable information. Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience at PLAYER LINKs web site. By changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. However, doing so may disable some features on this and other web sites.

Blogs and Reviews
We cannot and do not control the acts of our customers or visitors. All customers and visitors should be aware that, when they disclose personally identifiable information in our reviews section or other areas on the Site, the information may be viewed and used by others to send that person unsolicited email. In the event that you encounter any person who you believe is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact us.



If you sign up to receive our PLAYER LINK newsletter, we use the personally identifiable information that you provided at sign up to personalize the email that we send you. Such emails are sent on infrequently, and they will clearly provide you with a method of cancelling, if you decide you no longer wish to receive them. In addition, we may on occasion send you an email regarding an important announcement or policy change that may affect you.

If you sign up as a PLAYER LINK HANDICAP MEMBER we use the personally identifiable information that you provided at sign up to personalize the website for you and also provide a profile page that can be accessed at the url of http://www.playerlink.com/USERNAME

Non-personally Identifiable Information.

We use non-personally identifiable information in a summary form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our customers and visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Site. We provide statistical information based on this data to suppliers, advertisers, affiliates and other current and potential business partners. We may also use the aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their web sites.


Information about systems in place to protect your information



We take reasonable precautions to protect our customers information from unauthorized third parties. When you are prompted by the Web Site to enter sensitive information (such as your credit card number), that information is encrypted with the industry-standard encryption technology known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator becomes locked. The servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. However, no method of encryption or security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers, nor can we guarantee that information that customers supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.


Other Important Matters Regarding your Privacy


Links to Other Web Sites The Web Site contains links to other Internet web sites, including affiliated web sites that may or may not be owned or operated by us. We cannot and do not review all of the web sites that are linked to the Site, and we have no control over such sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy or other practices of such sites, and the fact that we offer such links does not indicate any approval or endorsement of any material contained on any linked site. We are providing these links to you only as a convenience. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the terms of use and practices of any linked site.

Promotions and Contests If and when we sponsor promotions or contests, or third parties sponsor promotions or contests in conjunction with us, either we or the third party will post relevant privacy information in the official rules and/or registration area for the promotion or contests. That privacy information will govern that particular promotion or contest.

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publishers website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end users browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy Google Privacy

Other issues regarding your privacy

Notwithstanding anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, we reserve the right to release information contained within our access logs concerning any visitor or customer when that visitor or customer is in violation of our Terms of Service or other published guidelines, or engages (or is reasonably suspected of engaging) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant or other court order, and to release such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and as otherwise required by law. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement individuals or entities for investigation or prosecution. Please note that if we receive a formal request to disclose your personally identifiable information in connection with legal action, we will attempt to tell you about it before we respond to such request, if permitted by law, via the email address you provided to us.





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