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Privacy Policy

Spikenite is an online software management tool for sports programs and hosting service provided at spikenite.com and its directly associated domains, widgets, tools, services and applications that are operated by Spikenite. (collectively, "Spikenite" or "Services"). Your privacy on the Internet is very important to us. We strive to make your online experience satisfying and safe.

This "Privacy Policy" explains what information we gather from our users and how we use it. By using or accessing our Services, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. (Capitalized terms not defined herein have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Service).

Spikenite is not intended for children under 13 years of age to be the clients admin. Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), we will never knowingly gather or use personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13, and we do not allow anyone under the age of 13 to register on Spikenite. All information for children under the age of 13 years of age is at the discretion of the clients admin(s).

What information does Spikenite gather?

Spikenite gathers and stores three types of information about users that are subject to our Privacy Policy:
  1. Information users provide to us: These are voluntary submissions made when creating an account on Spikenite or through your use of the Services, such as your name, date of birth, location and email address provided during registration, Content posted, or payment information provided during purchases. Please understand that when you sign into Spikenite or post Content, your information is not anonymous to us.
  2. Information we collect when you interact with Spikenite: We keep track of the actions you take on Spikenite, such as adding a member/player, adding an application, or posting Content. Also, when you access our Services, we may collect information about your access method (such as hardware and software attributes), location, IP address, and pages you visit. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies". (For more on cookies, please see the section "What are cookies?")
  3. Information we receive from third parties: We do not own or operate the third-party widgets/applications, user websites and other services offered that you may use or interact with through Spikenite. Whenever you visit, use or interact with an Spikenite widget/application, Spikeniteite or service, we will receive information from them, including information about actions you take and Content you post on that widget/application, Spikeniteite or service.

Why does Spikenite gather information about me?

Spikenite collects information in order to provide a safe, efficient and customized experience. This information allows us to better tailor our content to users' needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. Spikenite may use some of this information for contacting you, customizing the content and advertising your view, improving our services, conducting research, and providing anonymous reporting for clients. We only collect personally identifiable information from you because you are voluntarily submitting the information to us in order to enjoy certain Services.

How will Websites and Widgets/Applications on Spikenite treat my information?

As mentioned above, we do not own or operate all of Spikenites widgets/applications (such as facebook), websites and services. We take steps to ensure that providers of Spikenite applications, Websites and services use information that you share on Spikenite in a manner consistent with your privacy settings and the terms of this Privacy Policy, but we cannot guarantee that they will follow our rules. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the privacy settings of your account, as well as the settings and policies of the applications, Websites and services that you visit, add or use on Spikenite. Here are some specific things to remember:
  • By visiting or becoming a Member of a Website on Spikenite, the Content and information you provide during the registration process (including your email address) and other interactions with the website may be accessed by the website Creator and their authorized representatives and administrators, as well as any Application Developer whose Applications run on that website.
  • By adding or using an Application or a service provided by one of our affiliates or business partners, the information you provide in the interactions with that Application or service may be accessed by the respective Application Developer, affiliate or business partner and their authorized representatives.
  • Although certain categories of profile information (such as your birthdate) have privacy settings, others (such as your name, gender, profile photo, geographic region, list of friends, list of webistes you have joined) are considered publicly available and have no privacy settings associated with them.
  • Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings or privacy settings of the website(s) or Application(s) you used, or it was copied or stored by other users.
  • Certain types of communications you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.
  • When you post information on a website, that information is subject to that website's privacy settings and privacy policy, which may change from time to time.
  • Publicly available information may be accessed by everyone on the Internet, including third-party search engines that may index, cache and store that information.
You should always review the policies of third party websites, applications and services to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them. Any information you share with them is at your own risk. If you find an application, website or service that violates our rules, you should report the violation to us, and we reserve the right to take action as we deem appropriate without assuming any obligation or liability to do so.

What are cookies?

Spikenite may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. These cookies help us make Spikenite easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Spikenite. For example, a cookie may be used to store or "remember" your Member login information (but not your password) so that you are not required to manually log into the site at every visit. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use some of our Services.

Our advertisers and partners may also set cookies through our Services. For more information, please see the section "What about third party advertisers and links?"

What about third party advertisers and links?

In the course of serving advertisements on Spikenite, a third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Additionally, some links from Spikenite may lead to websites operated by other companies. While these websites and advertisements may be co-branded with our name or logo, they are not operated or maintained by us. We do not control these cookies and users of Spikenite Services should check the privacy policy of the relevant advertiser to understand whether and how it uses cookies. Spikenite is not responsible for websites operated by third parties that are linked to by any of our sites.

Ads appearing on this website, Spikenite, and sites hosted by Spikenite may be delivered to you by Google Ad Manager, DoubleClick, or other advertising partners. Information about your visits to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you. For more information about these partners, their cookies, and how to "opt-out," please check with the appropriate provider.

How secure is my information?

Spikenite uses commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural measures to safeguard personally identifiable information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. We limit access to personal information about you to employees whom we believe reasonably need that information to provide support, products, or services to you or to fulfill their roles within our organization.

Although we have established and maintain security procedures to protect your personally identifiable information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Spikenite will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on Spikenite. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up-to-date antivirus software.

Please report any security violations to us.

How private is the Content I upload?

Any Content uploaded or created using our Services and posted on a website are by default hosted for the public and are thus publicly accessible unless explicitly protected by the websites Creator(s) optional password protection setting.

Please note that even if you do not publish links to Content or submit links to a search engine, individuals or search engines may discover and link to your Content by data-mining, guessing the address, spidering sites, or other methods. If you are concerned about the privacy or confidentiality of Content that you produce, please take all appropriate steps to ensure that sensitive materials are password-protected. Spikenite makes no guarantee as to the reliability or security of the password protection feature.

What control do I have over my information?

As a registered member, you may modify or update your personal account information at any time by logging into your account. Should you desire to do so, you may also delete and close your Spikenite account at any time by contacting our support team. Note that removed or deleted information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.

How is information shared?

Spikenite will not share your personally identifiable information with others except as described herein with regards to sharing with Spikenite widgets/applications, websites and services and in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is reasonably necessary to offer the Services, legally required, or permitted by you. For example, we may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the Services at a co-location facility for servers, to register your domain name, to send out email updates about Spikenite, to provide you with email functionality for your domain, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time.

Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Spikenite-specified purposes. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Spikenite (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Spikenite, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Spikenite Terms of Service or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety or rights of members of the public or users of the Services. Spikenite reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Spikenite or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.

How am I notified of changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy pursuant to the procedures outlined in our Terms of Service. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information we have about you and your account. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by publication here.

Who can I contact about this Privacy Policy?

To submit an inquiry about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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