SICKSPORTS Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 19, 2015

SICKSPORTS is brought to you by Gutc Brands Inc. ("we" or "SICKSPORTS"). We developed this Privacy Policy to explain the way we collect, store, use and protect information we receive from you or that you may provide when you visit http://www.sicksports.com and any subdomains (“Website”) or use our SICKSPORTS mobile application ("App"). We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a revised version on our Website. By visiting our Website or using our App, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. You are also agreeing to our Terms of Use which can be found at http://sicksports.com/tos.

We take your privacy seriously. We respect the confidentiality of your personal information and treat that information responsibly. If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, or if you would like more information, please contact us at info@gutcbrands.com.

By using our Website, our App or any of our other products or services, you represent and warrant that (a) you are 13 years of age or older; and (b) your use of our products and services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. If you are under 18 years of age, then you affirm that you are either an emancipated minor or possess parent or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to agree to this Privacy Policy. Your account may be deleted and your relationship with us terminated without warning, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that you are under 13 years of age or do not meet the above conditions.

1. What personal information do we collect?

We collect the personal information that our users provide to us when they contact us, sign up for our services or use any of our products, contact us via the internet, Website or our App, or purchase merchandise from us. When you request information from us or sign up for any of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, date of birth, the name of the school you attend, the names and locations of the clubs or teams where you are a member, the name of a parent or legal guardian, as well as your address with zip code, telephone number and email address. We may also collect some or all of this same information for your parent or legal guardian. If you purchase a product or service from us, we will ask you for financial information, such as a credit card number, and a shipping address and a billing address.

From time to time we may offer contests and you may complete an entry form and, in these case, we may collect additional information about you.

2. What other kinds of personal information do we collect?

We also collect information to provide better products and services to our users. For example, we determine which language you speak and where you are located. We also collect information about what content you might like, which ads you might find the most useful, or what people you might want to know.

Our system may also identify which browser and internet service provider you use to access our Website or the App and device-specific information such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number. We may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your SICKSPORTS account.

In addition, to help us understand the use of our Website and our App by our visitors and improve your browsing and shopping experiences, we automatically collect information about how you were directed to the Website, how you navigate around it, what you browse, comments you make, things you like or dislike, connections you make on the Website and the App, as well as information about your purchasing activities.

3. How do we collect personal information from you?

We collect information in two ways:

  1. Information you provide to us. For example, many of our products and services require you to sign up for a SICKSPORTS account. When you do, we may ask for personal information including your name, address, email address, Facebook or Twitter user name or account information, and telephone number. If you are under 18 years old, we may also ask for the name, address, email address and telephone number of your parent or guardian. We also may ask for your credit card information. And, if you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible SICKSPORTS profile, which may include your name and photo. We may also ask and you choose to provide us with information that distinguishes your location in the settings of your profile, including your zip code and phone number.
  2. Information we collect from your use of our services. Our systems will automatically collect information about the products and services that you use and how you use them, such as which content and advertisements you view and how you interact with them.

When you use our products and services or view content provided by us, our systems may automatically collect and store the following information in server logs:

  • details of how you used our products and services, such as your search queries;
  • telephony log information like your phone number;
  • internet protocol address;
  • geolocation data;
  • device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL; and
  • cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your SICKSPORTS Account.
  • Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to SICKSPORTS when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.

4. Do we use "cookies" or other technologies to collect information?

SICKSPORTS collects certain information from your browser using small data files called "cookies." We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. This type of cookie helps us recognize a user if he or she visits multiple pages on our Website during the same session, so that we do not need to require a password to access each page. These cookies terminate once the user closes their browser. Further, we use a persistent cookie that stores user login ID (but not password) to make it easier for users to login when returning to our Website. We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. You may remove or block this cookie using your browser settings to disable the feature.

Our Website contains electronic images known as "web beacons" (also sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our website is used. Web beacons may also be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links recipients have opened, allowing us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Your mobile device or computer may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. We use this information to distinguish requests, not to identify you. You may enable or disable your computer or mobile device to identify and share geolocation with our Website, App and our other products and services.

5. How do we use the information we collect?

Our primary purpose in collecting customer information is to establish a safe, efficient and customized experience and allow our users to take full advantage of our products and services. SICKSPORTS uses customer information to: (a) provide products, services and support; (b) process transactions and send notifications regarding general operation of our products and services; (c) resolve disputes, collect fees and troubleshoot problems; (d) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; (d) customize, measure and improve our products and services; (e) enforce our rights; and (f) update the content and layout of our Website and App such by sending you e-newsletters or other promotional notices.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our products and services. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to have our products and services appear in the language you prefer.

If other users already have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible SICKSPORTS profile information, such as your name, photo, Facebook or Twitter user name, school you attend and clubs and/or teams you play for.

We use your personal information to process your orders or requests for goods. This includes contacting you to confirm your order, filling the order and shipping it to you. We may also contact you if we want to communicate with you about your order.

When you contact SICKSPORTS, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be experiencing. We may use your email address to inform you about our products and services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

If you choose to participate in a contest or sweepstakes, we will use your personal information to administer and manage those features.

We process personal information on our servers which may be located in the United States or in other countries around the world. Accordingly, you hereby grant your consent to us sending your personnel information outside your country of your residence and processing that information on servers located outside our country of residence.

6. How do we share our user's personal information with third parties?

We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of SICKSPORTS when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

In order to process your orders and requests, we make your name, address, and sometimes your e-mail address or telephone number available to other entities such as credit card companies and package delivery services (for example, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, UPS, and the United States Postal Service).

We may use third party agents, consultants and contractors to perform business functions on our behalf, including customer service, account servicing, customer research, marketing, provision of IT services and records maintenance. We give these entities access to our user's personal information to perform these functions for us and do not authorize them to use that information for any other purpose.

Additionally, we share personal information about you when you voluntarily elect to use certain optional features of our site. For example, if you choose to link one of your other social media accounts with your SICKSPORTS account, the information in your other social media accounts will be shared. Similarly, if you choose to start or join a conversation on SICKSPORTS, the content you contribute to that conversation (including any personal information you include) will be shared.

We reserve the right to share personal information about you with our affiliates in the course of our business operations. We also reserve the right to share personal information about you as required by law or in cooperation with legal authorities and to enforce our Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy or to protect the rights, property, or safety of SICKSPORTS and its users. We reserve the right to use any non-confidential information in any manner we feel appropriate.

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers, marketers, other vendors, or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our products and services.

Many of our products and services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines including SICKSPORTS.

We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of SICKSPORTS if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • enforce our Terms of Service including investigation of potential violations.
  • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of SICKSPORTS, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

SICKSPORTS is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third-party websites including, without limitation, any websites to which we link, or any websites that are linked to the Website. Further, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any products and services offered by any third party including any products, services or sites that may be displayed to you, sites that may include our products and services, or other sites linked from our services. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our products and services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

It is possible that SICKSPORTS or part of its business or one of its affiliates could merge with, acquire or be acquired by another business entity and your personal information could be among the assets transferred. If this occurs, you will be notified of the change by email or notice on the Website.

7. How do we protect and store personal information collected from you?

We work hard to protect SICKSPORTS and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:

  • We encrypt many of our products and services using SSL.
  • We periodically review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
  • We restrict access to personal information to SICKSPORTS employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

We may store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.

All of your personal information is encrypted by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software when it is transmitted to us via the internet. Our servers are owned and managed by a third party in a secure facility with restricted access. We also truncate your credit card number to the last four digits when we communicate with you about anything you might order on our site only.

8. How can visitors to our Website check or change information we collect about them?

You can opt out of SICKSPORTS’s use of cookies to recall information about you by setting your browser not to accept cookies or to disable cookies. However, it’s important to remember that many of our products and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences.

You may send us updated information via email. You can also change personal information such as your shipping address or payment method when ordering. You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from e-newsletters and other promotional notices by sending us an email with your instructions.

Our customer service representatives are also ready to assist you in checking or changing your personal profile or removing your name from our contact lists. To do so, you may contact SICKSPORTS by telephone at 415-795-1685. You may also send us instructions by postal service or electronic mail to:

Customer Support

Gutc Brands Inc.

250 Columbus Avenue, Suite 200

San Francisco, California 94133

team@sicksports.com

9. How do I access and update my personal information?

Whenever you use our products and services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our products and services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our products and services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

10. What happens if we change this Privacy Policy?

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post the latest version of this Privacy Policy on our Website, which is accessible using the following link: http://sicksports.com/privacy. Further, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain products and services, email notification of privacy policy changes).