Last Updated: March 20, 2019
Information you Provide Voluntarily. We collect the information you voluntarily provide to us. For example:
Information We Collect Automatically. When you access and/or use the Services, we automatically collect certain information through cookies, web beacons and other technologies and store it in our log files. This information includes anonymous identifiers, operating system and version, your Internet protocol (IP) address, pages you view on our Site, search terms you entered to arrive at our Site and other information regarding your access to and/or use of the Services. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your username, name, and other Personal Information. Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.
Location Information. The Services may allow access to, or make available opportunities for you to view, and/or receive, certain content, products, services, information and other materials based, in whole or in part, upon your location (“Location Based Content”). In order to make Location Based Content available to you, the Services will determine your location using one or more points of data, reference and/or information associated with, among other things, the device you use to access and use the Services (a “Device”), including, without limitation, GPS, beacons, device software/features/services and other points of data, reference and information. If you have set your device to disable GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi or other location determining or assisting software, features or services, or do not authorize the Services to access your location data, the Services may not be able to determine your location and you may not be able to access, view and/or receive Location Based Content.
Address Book. We may periodically access and store your contact list and/or address book (and the information contained therein) on your Device to, among other things, find and keep track of mobile phone numbers of other users of the Services, and to allow you and us to send notifications (including, without limitation, invitations and requests) to your contacts, as well as other users of the Services, via SMS text, email and other methods. Prior to accessing your contact list or address book, we will ask for your consent to do so. If you do not consent to our access of such information, you may not be able to use certain functionality within the Service.
Information we obtain from third party sources. From time to time, we receive Personal Information about you from third party sources (including 18Birdies for Business customers), but only where we have received assurances from these third parties that they have either received your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your Personal Information to us. The types of information we may collect from third parties include your name and email address, phone number, gender and physical address. We use the information we receive from these third parties in order to provide Services to those third parties (for example, golf courses that are 18Birdies for Business customers can use the Services as a communication platform to communicate with you).
Use of Personal Information. We may use your Personal Information for, among other things, the following purposes:
Automated Decision Making. In some instances, our use of your Personal Information may result in automated decisions being taken (including profiling) that legally affect you or similarly significantly affect you. Automated decisions mean that a decision concerning you is made automatically on the basis of a computer determination (using software algorithms), without our human review. For example, we use automated decisions to match you with other users that meet criteria that you have specified to us and recommend tournaments and other events that we think may be of interest to you. We have implemented measures to safeguard the rights and interests of individuals whose Personal Information is subject to automated decision-making, including by allowing you to opt-in to features like Player Matching that utilize such decision-making. When we make an automated decision about you, you have the right to contest the decision, to express your point of view, and to require a human review of the decision. You can exercise this right by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure of User Status and Activity Information. In order to access and use the Services, you expressly acknowledge, understand and agree that the Services will automatically store, host, share, post, disseminate, disclose and/or publish certain information concerning your user account and profile (e.g., name, avatar/image, handicap, honors, achievements, user page details, etc.) and your corresponding use of the Services and related conduct, information and activities associated therewith (e.g., golf rounds played and related dates and times, golf scores, location, home courses, status updates, handicap, User Postings, etc.) in connection with the Services (collectively, “Status and Activity Information”). Status and Activity Information will be visible to all users of the Services (e.g., on golf leaderboards, your account page/profile, post and feed sections, etc.), including those users whom you have elected to follow and all other users of the Services that you have not friended and have no relationship with, unless you have disabled sharing of certain information within your account settings. However, at a minimum, your user name and profile image will be displayed to all users. Accordingly, you expressly acknowledge, understand and agree that all Status and Activity Information is public and may be globally viewed by all users of the Services.
We make certain settings available to limit the sharing, availability or public nature of certain specific Status and Activity Information, and you can properly designate your preferences using such settings, then we will honor the choices you make about who can see certain specific Status and Activity Information (e.g., the accessibility and sharing of certain information only with your friends, as opposed to all users of the Services, etc.).
Others. We may disclose your Personal Information to any other person with your consent to the disclosure.
You may change your privacy preferences (e.g., ask us not to share your Personal Information with a particular third-party) by sending an email to us at email@example.com detailing your privacy request. Other privacy preferences (e.g., limiting location services), depending on the nature of the specific feature, functionality or offering, may be designated by modifying your account privacy, permissions and/or settings on your Device (if applicable) and the Services.
Access, correct, update or request deletion. If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information that you may not access directly through the Services, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “Contact us” section below.
Object to processing, restrict processing or request portability. If you are a resident of the European Union, you can object to processing of your Personal Information, ask us to restrict processing of your Personal Information, or request portability of your Personal Information. You can exercise these rights by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opt-out. You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you or by sending an email to us at email@example.com. Please note that “opt-out” and “unsubscribe” requests may not take effect immediately and may take a reasonable amount of time to receive, process and apply, during which time your information shall remain subject to the prior privacy settings. Further, also please note that in order to keep you informed about the operation of the Services, we may still send you administrative emails, notifications and announcements that are needed for the proper functioning and administration of the Services, including, without limitation, for the purposes described in Section 3 above, in connection with your use thereof.
Withdraw consent. If we have collected and processed your Personal Information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your Personal Information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
Right to complain. You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. (Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area are available here.)
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
We and our third-party service providers may also use “cookies”, “embedded scripts”, web beacons, and other similar tracking technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) to collect information automatically as you use, access and/or otherwise interact with the Services. We may combine this information with other Personal Information we collect from you, and our third-party service providers may do so on our behalf.
Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Service, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process, to allow us to track your activities on the Services, or to otherwise enable features of the Services. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you disable cookies, some features of the Site may not function.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your Device, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with the Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We, or our service providers, may also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to you to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.
LSOs. We, or third-parties with whom we partner to provide certain features of the Service or to display advertising based upon your tracked activity, may use Local Storage Objects (“LSOs”) using technologies such as HTML5 or Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
Please be aware that that if you limit the collection of certain information, you may not be able to use the Services, whether as it pertains to some or all of the Services, content, features and/or products made available in connection therewith.
The Services may also use a variety of third-party advertising networks, data exchanges, traffic measurement service providers, marketing analytics service providers, and other third-parties (collectively, “Third-Party Advertising Service Providers”), such as Google Ad Words and Facebook. We use Third-Party Advertising Service Providers to serve advertisements on, or in connection with, the Services, facilitate targeting of advertisements and/or measure and analyze advertising effectiveness and/or traffic on or in connection with the Services and any use thereof. Third-Party Advertising Service Providers may enable us to display advertisements based on your profile and corresponding use of the Services and other websites, services and platforms you have used or visited. Targeting services enable us to, among other things, help deliver advertisements or other content to you for products and services that you might be interested in, to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you.
Users in the United States may opt out of many third-party advertising networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and choices regarding having information used by NAI members.
Users in the European Union may also opt out of many third-party advertising networks. For example, you may go to the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (“EDAA”) Your Online Choices Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and choices regarding having information used by EDAA members.
Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page, the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page or the EDAA Your Online Choices Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or advertisements to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA, NAI, or EDAA-related websites, your opt out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA’s website at www.aboutads.info, the NAI’s website at www.networkadvertising.org, and the EDAA’s website at www.youronlinechoices.com/goodpractice.
The Services are not directed toward children under 16 years of age, and we do not seek to collect Personal Information from children under 16, or knowingly allow such persons to become a registered user of the Services If we discover that we have collected Personal Information from a child under 16, we will take steps to remove that information from our systems. If you believe we inadvertently collected information from a child under 16 years of age, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a resident of the State of California, we provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options with respect to use of your Personal Information by third parties for marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to request information about how to exercise your third-party disclosure choices, please send a request by email to our Privacy Administrator at email@example.com detailing your privacy request. All requests must be labeled “Your California Privacy Rights” on the email subject line. For all requests, please clearly state that the request is related to “Your California Privacy Rights”, include your name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address (your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via email) and indicate your preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail). We will not accept requests via the telephone, postal mail or by fax. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete or legible information.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Information described above will depend on the Personal Information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect Personal Information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the Personal Information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect Personal Information from you.
If we ask you to provide Personal Information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your Personal Information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your Personal Information). Similarly, if we collect and use your Personal Information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third-party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your Personal Information for any specific processing activity, please contact us by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have implemented appropriate physical and organizational measures to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction such as storing such information using third-party data centers that are routinely and independently audited against widely accepted security standards and encrypting data at rest and in transit. Please be aware that no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password and Device by, among other things, signing off after using a shared Device, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your login and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
We retain Personal Information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with Services you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.