We respect the privacy of all Users of this site. We are concerned about privacy issues, and we take appropriate measures to safeguard any personal information we may collect about You. We comply in all respects with all applicable U.S. laws. We are committed to safeguarding personal privacy online, and, accordingly, this site has been designed with Your privacy in mind.
For data protection purposes, BeTheBeast is the controller, and, unless otherwise noted, the processor of data and information transmitted to or collected on this website. Please be aware that such information or data may be retained indefinitely, and may be stored, processed, accessed or used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws and rules may be different from and more or less than protective than those of Your home jurisdiction.
To Children And Parents
We strongly advise children to obtain their parents' or guardian's permission before submitting personal information of any kind over the Internet. We urge parents and guardians to be very clear with their children regarding the dangers of giving out personal information online, in person or otherwise to anyone whom they don't know. We also encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the activities offered on the sites they visit.
Children Under The Age Of 13
Because We expressly forbid persons under 13 years of age from accessing or using this website, We do not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13), nor do We knowingly allow such persons to register with this website. If You are under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to register on this website or to send any information about Yourself to Us, including Your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on this website. If We learn that We have collected personal information from a child under the age 13 (whether with or without parental consent), We will delete that information as quickly as possible. If You believe that We might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact Us immediately at email@example.com
How We Obtain And Use Information
Collection of information by BeTheBeast in connection with this website falls into two principal categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to and Users of this website, and (2) tracking information recorded as visitors and Users navigate through the website. Some of this information is personally identifiable information in that it is information that may identify a particular person, but much of the information collected is not personally identifiable.
(1) Voluntarily Supplied Information
Registration/Sign Up: To claim Your player profile, to generate, create or customize that profile, to upload content or information to that profile, or otherwise to access or utilize certain services or to participate in certain activities on the website, We ask Users to register ("Sign Up") with Us and become members ("Members"). If You are registering with this website as a high school or college coach or administrator or as a recruiter, You also must Sign Up as a Member. When You Sign Up as a Member, We ask that You provide certain personal information about Yourself ("Registration Information"), such as, for example, name, e-mail address, street address, as well as information about Your sport, Your performance, Your grades (GPA), Your test scores (SAT, ACT, etc.), Your school, etc. and, for coaches, administrators and recruiters, additional information about the school You represent, its teams and players, types of players Your school may be looking for during that year's recruiting season, etc. and other information about Your team and recruitment.
Optional Information: In addition to the Registration Information, We may collect certain optional information ("Additional Information") that Users or Members elect to tell us about themselves, including certain preferences for products and services, occupation, television viewing habits, etc. We use some of this Additional Information for billing and internal tracking purposes, to respond to Your requests for Services, to communicate with You, to determine what goods and services may be of interest to You, and to make Your use of Our Services more rewarding. Also, the Additional Information may be collected for certain other online activities, such as, for example, e-mail newsletters, sweepstakes, contests, online games, question/comment submissions, surveys, polls, story or article submissions, etc.
Passwords: In order to access some of this site's services, including claiming a player profile or registering as a coach, administrator or recruiter, You must Sign Up as a Member, requiring You to provide identifying information in the form of a password. You are solely and entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and for any and all use of Your account. Do not divulge Your password to anyone. We will never ask You for Your password in an unsolicited telephone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. To increase your privacy, be sure to log off Your user account and close Your browser when You have completed Your use of the site and its Services, particularly if you share a computer with someone else or use a computer in a public place, so that no one else can gain access to Your account or to the website Services through Your account. If You lose control of Your password, You may lose control over some of Your personal information, and Your personal information may be subject to legally binding actions taken on Your behalf. Therefore, if You suspect that there has been any unauthorized use of Your account or access to Your password or if You believe the confidentiality of Your password has been compromised in any manner, You should change Your password and notify BeTheBeast immediately.
Surveys, Promotions, Contests, etc.: You may be asked to supply Additional Information from time to time in connection with a promotion, survey, poll, contest, sweepstake or special offer sponsored by Us or by a BeTheBeast partner or affiliate. Your participation in these activities is completely voluntary and optional. The Additional Information requested may include contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address, etc.), demographic information, preferences and interests or other information. We may use this information to fulfill Your requests for Services, to contact You, and/or to identify promotions by third parties that You may find of interest.
We wish to assure Users and Members that the information that We require upon registration or any other information requested in connection with other activities or services on this website is necessary. We do not condition a User's participation in any activity or service on the User's disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity or service.
Supplying information to this website through the registration process or otherwise is voluntary, but, if You choose not to supply the information, We may be unable to provide You with the services or products that We make available. You may not be able to engage in certain Services available only to Members, participate in sweepstakes or contests, order selected products or services, or automate payments over this website unless You provide certain personally identifiable information about Yourself. When a User submits any personally identifiable information over this website, the Company will use the information only for the purposes described at the time of submission.
(2) Tracking Information
User's IP Address And Other Similar Information: When a computer User visits Our website, We may note and store that User's IP address. An "IP address" is a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer when You use the Internet. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use IP addresses to administer our site, analyze trends, track User movements, gather broad demographic information for marketing purposes, and related uses. In addition to IP addresses, We also use technology to collect other information of a similar nature, including the name of Your Internet service provider, Your operating system (e.g., Windows, Macintosh, Unix, etc.), Your browser type (e.g., Internet Explorer, AOL, Firefox, Chrome, etc.), and aggregate user data. We may use this information to compile statistics about the technology used by visitors to Our website. These statistics and data help Us to improve Our website and to make it more compatible with the technology used by Our visitors.
Web Beacons And Click-Stream Data: Web pages on our website, including third party advertisements and/or offers may contain non-visible electronic images (called "web beacons" or "single-pixel GIFs") that allow the website to access cookies or to count users who have visited particular pages on this website. HTML-formatted e-mail messages (messages that include graphics) also may contain web beacons that allow Us to determine which e-mail messages were opened and whether a message was acted upon, as well as to access cookies and count users. Information that We use from a technology that tells Us how visitors use this website (for example, which pages they view, which links they use, and which search terms they put in) is called "click-stream data." Click-stream data helps Us to determine what is important to You and what is not. It helps Us to decide what content and features to add and what to discard. It also helps Us to determine whether Our website is easy to use or whether We need to redesign certain pages or links. While click-stream data does not typically identify a User personally, We may combine navigational information that We collect during Your visit to this site with personal information that you provide.
HOW WE USE AND PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
BECAUSE YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO US, WE DO NOT RENT, SELL, GIVE, SHARE, TRADE OR PROVIDE IN ANY WAY THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, INCLUDING E-MAIL LISTS, THAT WE OBTAIN ABOUT YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE TO THIRD PARTIES UNLESS YOU REQUEST OR PERMIT US TO DO SO OR THE DISCLOSURE IS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW.
We utilize a number of operational functions to protect the confidentiality of Your personal information. For example, We store personal information that We collect about You on computer systems with limited access that are located in secured facilities. Our employees and service providers are given access to personally identifiable information only to the extent they have a need to know such information. Also, as mentioned above, We use SSL encryption technologies to transmit sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, to Our servers. In short, We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. However, there is no such thing as perfect security, and BeTheBeast does not represent or warrant that its website is impenetrable or invulnerable to hackers. Thus, as mentioned above, We cannot guarantee the complete security of Our server, nor can We guarantee that information You supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Us over the Internet.
We use personal information collected from You to provide information, offerings and services requested by You. For example, We need to use personal information to complete Your registration as a Member and to create Your account. In addition, We may need to use personal information to process and complete transactions that You choose to enter into on or in connection with this site, to provide customer service, to conduct credit inquiries, to perform research and analysis aimed at improving Our services and technologies, and to display content that is customized to Your interests and preferences in connection with Your player profile or school information. We also may use personal information to register You for certain sweepstakes or contests. We may use e-mail addresses or other personal information to respond to User comments and questions, to send newsletters or other information, to notify You about recent transactions, to contact contest or sweepstakes winners or to send any other communications. In addition, We may use personal information to contact Users with offers and information about events, offerings and services from other organizations We believe may be of interest to Users. We also may use personal information collected from You to improve content and functionality of this website, to better understand Our visitors, to improve Our offerings and services, to market Our events, offerings and services to Users, or to personalize this website to meet the specific needs of the User. With these various goals in mind, BeTheBeast also may compile data in an aggregate form that allows Us to understand Our Users better. Such aggregate data is anonymous and does not contain any personally identifiable information about the Users. By way of example, compiling aggregate data will allow Us to produce reports, if We choose, on a variety of things, including the most popular search terms by collecting general search term data from individual User searches.
This website allows You options as to types of information or communications You may want to receive from Us or others, including colleges. In addition, there are different privacy options. By claiming a player profile on this website, You automatically are "opting in" to receive certain communications from Us and/or allowing Your profile to be searchable by others, including by colleges.
We may share information collected online through this website with third party vendors who act for Us or on Our behalf, for example, to help Us to manage and handle the processing and delivery of communications, to host websites, to provide customer support, to process transactions (including the processing of payments), to provide data storage, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in direct marketing, to conduct audits, to perform statistical analysis of Our services, to run promotions or sweepstakes or contests, or to provide other support services. We will provide personally identifiable information to these third party vendors only to the extent they have a need to know such information, and it will be only the information they need to deliver the services for which they were retained. Our affiliates or business partners also may share personal information with vendors who provide support services to them. These vendors may need information about the User to perform their functions. These vendors are not authorized to use the information We share with them (or that Our affiliates or business partners share with them) for any purpose other than to provide services to Us, Our affiliates, or Our business partners.
Our employees and service providers are given access to personally identifiable information only to the extent they have a need to know such information. Likewise, Your information may be disclosed, as required, as part of any merger, acquisition, or sale of the Company and/or its assets, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as a business asset of the Company. BeTheBeast reserves the right to transfer personal information of Users or Members to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale to that successor in interest of the Company, of this website, or of substantially all of the Company's assets.
Change Of Address Or Contact Information Or Removal Of Your Account
If Your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire Our Services, You may correct, update, or change Your information, in whole or in part. Or you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (and, in such an e-mail, please be sure to provide applicable information about Your account, including Your account username).
While registered as a Member, You may review and access Your information at any time in the Account > Resume Editor section of the website. If You need additional assistance, You may contact Us at email@example.com.
Links To Other Websites
Services And Offers, Advertisements And Promotions From Third Parties
BeTheBeast Member accounts are secured by Member-created passwords. BeTheBeast takes reasonable precautions to insure that Member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect Member information that is stored within Our database, and We restrict access to Member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as Our customer service personnel or Our technical staff. Please be aware that We cannot guarantee the security of Member account information. Unauthorized access or use, hardware or software failure, viruses, and other circumstances may compromise the security of this website and of Member information at any time.
P.O. Box 3494,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Effective Sep 1, 2011. Last updated Sep 1, 2011.