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Website Privacy Policy

The website owners, BeTheBeast, Inc. (the "Company," "BeTheBeast," "We" or "Us") believe your privacy is important. Thus, this Privacy Policy is designed to inform users of and visitors to this website ("You" or "User") about the Company's practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that may be collected from and about You. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this site.

This site is intended for use by residents of the United States of America, and it is governed by the laws of the United States. While this site may comply with many of the rules, policies and laws of the European Union or other countries or jurisdictions, We do not guarantee that this website is or will be in compliance with the rules, policies or laws of any countries other than the United States or of any jurisdictions outside of the United States. Thus, please note that We do not guarantee that this website is in compliance with the European Union's European Directive on Data Protection, the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Privacy Principles or any other laws, rules or principles governing non-U.S. residents or websites or transactions or communications with non-U.S. residents or websites. This Privacy Policy applies to any and all visitors to and users of this site. 

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.

Consent And Terms Of Use

This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use for this website. By accessing or using this website or registering for or using any of the services available on this site, You agree that You will be bound by and subject to the terms of the Terms of Use, including this Privacy Policy. If You do not agree to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, You must not use this website. Whenever You submit information to this website or through any of its services, You consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use and any specific provisions of this website that may be presented at the time the information is collected. Moreover, any information that You submit via this website may be stored and processed in the United States or in any other country in which the Company, its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents operate or maintain facilities, and, by using this website and its services and by submitting any information, You consent to any such transfer of information outside of the country of origin.

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

We have determined that only persons aged thirteen (13) or older may use this website and its Services, including claiming a player profile. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, YOU MAY NOT CLAIM A PLAYER PROFILE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. IN ADDITION, PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY PERSONS AGED 13 YEARS OR OVER MAY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THIS PRIVACY POLICY. PERSONS YOUNGER THAN 13 YEARS OF AGE MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

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 support@bethebeast.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.

Purchases, License Agreements And/Or Other Transactions Involving Credit Cards:  When You pay any fees required to claim and maintain Your player profile or to register as a coach, administrator or recruiter or to purchase any other products or services from the BeTheBeast website, You may be required to provide additional information, some of which may be confidential or private. If You enter into any transactions involving the payment by credit card, You may be entering information into a website controlled and operated by a service provider on Our behalf or on behalf of any of our partners, affiliates, sponsors, advertisers or other third parties. If that is the case, You will be informed of such a situation, and, for that transaction, You will be interacting directly with that service provider. That service provider may collect and use information about You in a way that is different from what is set forth within this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read the service provider's privacy statement. The service provider may provide Us with information about You, in which case Our use of that information will be subject to this Privacy Policy. Also, if You purchase products or services from websites that are accessed from links on Our website (including links posted by Members or by any other third parties), You could be directed to other websites that are completely beyond the control of BeTheBeast. That website may collect and use information about You in a way that is different from what is set forth in this Privacy Policy. BeTheBeast is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or policies of these other websites. When linking to another website, a User or Member should read carefully that website's privacy policy as stated on that website. Our Privacy Policy governs only the information that is collected by BeTheBeast on this website.  Please rest assured, though, that, to the extent You make any purchases directly from BeTheBeast on this website, this website is a safe and secure environment for making purchases online. If You make a purchase or payment directly through BeTheBeast using Your credit card, the transactional information, including the credit card number, is stored on our secure server for archival purposes only. Your information is encoded and protected using Secure Sockets Layering ("SSL") technology, and our secure server is accessible only to persons expressly authorized by the Company.  However, 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.

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.

Cookies:  This site may use certain software technology known as "cookies." Cookies are small pieces of data (text files) that are stored by a User's web browser on the User's hard drive. These pieces of data take up very little room on Your system. Cookies are used to store certain information about the User, such as the User's preferences. Cookies can remember what information a User accesses on a web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website. Thus, cookies help Us to customize and personalize Our website for You and to make its navigation easier. They also help Us to track information so that We can, for example, estimate the number of persons that use Our website and determine which areas of the website are the most popular. Cookies make it easier for a User to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies themselves do not necessarily contain personal information. Cookies may be used to enable a website to link a User's use of the website with personal information provided by a User. Thus, unless You Sign Up with Us, the cookie will not provide us with any personally identifiable information about You, such as Your name or address. Third party advertisers, service providers, or websites that are accessed from links on this website may also place cookies on Your computer. We do not have control over these cookies or responsibility for information collected through them. We advise You to read the privacy policies of these third party advertisers, service providers or websites to learn their respective privacy policy and practices regarding cookies and other matters. Most Web browsers are set up so that they will initially accept cookies, but You may be able to modify the browser preferences to issue an alert to You when a cookie is downloaded. Some Web browsers provide You with the ability to turn off or refuse cookies. However, if You turn off, reject or refuse cookies, some of the features of this website (or other websites) may not function properly.

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.

We also may disclose personal information when We have reason to believe that disclosing it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating BeTheBeast's Terms of Use and/or Privacy Policy, violating the law or otherwise to protect the rights, property or safety of members of the public, the Company, Our employees, Users of the Services, Members or to protect the security of Our systems or services. We reserve the right to disclose Your personal information, in our sole discretion and judgment, as We believe appropriate or necessary in connection with an investigation for fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or in connection with any other activity that it illegal or that otherwise may expose Us to legal liability. Finally, We may be required by law or legal process to disclose certain personally identifiable information about You to attorneys, parties or others in connection with litigation or other disputes, to law enforcement personnel for the administration of justice, and/or in the event of a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event. By way of example, We may be required by law to disclose personally identifiable information about You, without Your consent and without notice, to comply with a valid legal process, such as a subpoena, court order, or search warrant.

Other than what is expressly stated above, We do not currently share any personal information with any other entities, including affiliated organizations, business partners, etc. However, in the future, We may use personal information collected online through this website to share with affiliated organizations, business partners or to others who work for Us, such as service providers and vendors, when necessary to render or conduct a legitimate business activity related to the services We provide to You. In the future, We also may provide personal information to third party business partners that are engaged in retailing or marketing, who use this information to provide special opportunities or offers to You.  To the extent we engage in any such sharing of personal information, We will make certain that Our affiliates and business partners agree to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they receive from Us. To the extent We decide to share information with other entities or for reasons other than what already is expressly stated in this Privacy Policy, WE, where appropriate and in Our judgment, may notify You of an "opt out" for Members/Users who do not want BeTheBeast to share any such information with other affiliated organizations, business partners, or other entities. Continue to check this Privacy Policy for further information on any sharing of personal information that BeTheBeast undertakes in the future, any available "opt-out" options, and other related information; We will post such information here.

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 support@bethebeast.com (and, in such an e-mail, please be sure to provide applicable information about Your account, including Your account username).

Also, if You ask for information to be removed or deleted (including Your entire account), please note that, in some circumstances, We may choose to retain in Our files certain information about You or Your account for various reasons, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems or enforce Our Terms of Use; thus, although we may endeavor to delete information about You or Your school from Our records, We reserve the right to maintain such information. Be assured, however, that We will continue to protect personally identifiable information about You, Your school or Your account in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Furthermore, realize information is never completely removed from Our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that We back up Our systems. Therefore, You should not expect that all Your personal information will be completely removed from Our databases in response to Your request.

If You discontinue using Our website and services, We will continue to treat and protect personally identifiable information about You in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Although We may delete such information from Our records after a period of time, We reserve the right to maintain such information.

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  support@bethebeast.com.

Links To Other Websites

This website may contain links to other websites, including those of affiliated entities or third-party content providers. When You click on a hyperlink or on a banner ad of a third party linked to Our website, for example, You will leave our website and will be interacting directly with that third party. That party may collect and use information about You that is different from what is set forth in this Privacy Policy. Please remember that this Privacy Policy applies only to this website. These other websites to which Our website is linked have their own policies regarding privacy and the collection and use of information. We encourage You to read the privacy statement of every website that You visit to learn how that website collects and uses information. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked websites.

Although, unless otherwise stated within this Privacy Policy, the third party will not receive personally identifiable information about You from Us without Your consent, it may know that You meet the criteria it sets for the distribution of its offers/advertisements/promotions on Our website. Also, You should be aware that whenever You click on a link (on Our website or on any other website), the website to which You are directed may be able to determine the website from which You came.

Services And Offers, Advertisements And Promotions From Third Parties

Companies other than Us may provide some services or offers, advertisements or promotions on this website. If You provide those companies with information, their use of that information will be subject to their privacy policy, if any, and will not be subject to or governed by our Privacy Policy. If You use such a service or accept such an offer or make a purchase involving a third party (i.e., a company other than Us), the third party may be able to identify that You have a relationship with Us (for instance, the third party may only have the offer available through Us).

Security

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.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to, and may, add to, delete from, update, or change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify Users of and visitors to this website of any changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the modified policy on the website. When We make such changes or revisions, We will revised the "last updated" date at the bottom of the Privacy Policy to reflect the date of the change or revision. With regard to certain types of changes (e.g., changes regarding Our policies concerning Our use of a Member's personally identifiable information), We may, in certain limited circumstances, choose to notify You of the changes by mail or e-mail, but We do not intend to provide direct notice of changes or revisions in this manner for most changes. By continuing to use this website following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy, You will constitute Your acceptance of and agreement to the revised or modified Privacy Policy. Accordingly, please check this Privacy Policy regularly for modifications, changes or revisions.

Miscellaneous

Other than as expressly stated, this Privacy Policy is not intended to, and does not, create any contractual rights in or on behalf of any party.

We regularly review Our practices regarding privacy, the collection and protection of personally identifiable information, and this Privacy Policy. If You have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website, please feel free to contact Us at:

P.O. Box 3494,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
USA
support@bethebeast.com

Effective Sep 1, 2011. Last updated Sep 1, 2011.