Terms of Use and Privacy


Soccer Association for Youth, USA Terms of Use and Privacy
LAST MODIFIED: 4-13-15



STATEMENT
This Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (collectively, the "Policy”) describes The Soccer Association for Youth, USA (SAY Soccer) practices for collecting, maintaining, protecting and disclosing information.

SAY Soccer aims to provide a fun safe environment for all ages to learn and enjoy the game of soccer. With this come policies to assure a safe interactive online experience where you can feel comfortable with our process of gathering information from users. Additionally, SAY Soccer would like to be completely transparent in how that information is used, along with a clear understanding of what your rights are in regards to said information.

The information found in the SAY Soccer Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is committed to full compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), as well as, educating users about our overall communication policy. Any parent of a child who provides information to SAY Soccer online or via hard copy has the right to review the child’s personal information, order its deletion, and refuse to allow further collection or use of the child’s information.


CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

No one under age 13 may provide any information to the SAY Soccer Website.
Protecting the privacy of children is extremely important to SAY Soccer. The SAY Soccer Website is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age without the supervision of a parent. SAY Soccer does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If a potential user is under the age of 13, the potential user should not use or submit any personal data (including information about the potential user, including but not limited to: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or username) on or through the SAY Soccer Website. If SAY Soccer learns personal information from a child under 13 has been collected or received without verification of parental consent, SAY Soccer will delete that information.

SAY Soccer encourages parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal data through the SAY Soccer Website without parental consent. If the user has reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal data to SAY Soccer through the SAY Soccer Website without parental consent, please contact SAY Soccer at sayusa@saysoccer.org or 800-233-7291.

Please use the following information to contact SAY Soccer regarding Policy-related inquiries or requests:

Soccer Association for Youth, USA
Attn: National Executive Director
2812 East Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241


INFORMATION COLLECTION AND SUBSCRIPTION
SAY Soccer collects member information from a variety of different points and only information that pertains to SAY Soccer activities will be sought. Additionally, this Policy applies to information collected on or via player, coach and administrator forms and documentation; www.saysoccer.org ("SAY Soccer Website”); e-mail, text and other electronic messages to or from SAY Soccer; third-party SAY Soccer Websites and services when data collected is used by SAY Soccer as part of its normal course of business; or through any other means, online or offline.

Any information presented on or through the SAY Soccer Website is made available solely for general information purposes. SAY Soccer disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the SAY Soccer Website. Information generally includes, but is not limited to; first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, date of birth, email, phone number, and gender.

All statements and/or opinions expressed in content not provided directly by SAY Soccer are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of SAY Soccer.


INFORMATION SHARING
SAY Soccer will not share, sell or rent personal information collected or received by our members. The information however, may be used to contact members through SAY Soccer with third party for communications such as sales, opportunities and announcements. SAY Soccer will seek parental consent prior to using information in any way that differs materially from the practices described herein. The collected information will be provided to SAY Soccer voluntarily and may be shared with third parties as an aggregate report.

SAY Soccer does not control and is not responsible for third parties’ collection or use of the user’s information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide the user with ways to choose not to have the user’s information collected or used in this way. Please see third parties’ privacy policies and terms of use for guidance.
SAY Soccer may also disclose the user’s personal information to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request; to enforce or apply this Policy and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes; or if SAY Soccer believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of SAY Soccer, its customers or others.

SAY Soccer strives to provide the user with control over their personal information.

•    Tracking Technologies and Advertising. The user can set the user’s browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert the user
      when cookies are being sent. If the user disables or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or
      not function properly.

•    Where required by law, a user may opt-out of receiving promotional distributions and news from SAY Soccer and affiliated third parties by
     sending SAY Soccer an e-mail stating the user’s request to sayusa@saysoccer.org.
•    Where required by law, a user may request deletion of any personal information submitted to SAY Soccer online by sending a request
     sayusa@saysoccer.org

California Notice:
In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1798.83, users of the SAY Soccer Website who are California residents may request certain information regarding SAY Soccer’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. SAY Soccer will comply with reasonable requests, provided such requests are made to SAY Soccer in writing at sayusa@saysoccer.org


SURVEYS AND CONTESTS
SAY Soccer occasionally will hold contests and conduct surveys. This information may be entered directly through our website, via mail or other typical means of interaction with SAY Soccer. The collected non-contact information will be provided to SAY Soccer voluntarily and may be shared with third parties as an aggregate report.


USER SUBMISSIONS
SAY Soccer may solicit articles, pictures, information, experiences, tutorials, photographs from our membership for SAY Soccer Publications and general communication with the general public. Full names and identity from the submissions will not be used in any form or fashion unless permission is granted by the submitter.


MODIFICATIONS
SAY Soccer reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time by posting modifications on the SAY Soccer Website. Continued use of the SAY Soccer Website or submission of information to SAY Soccer, whether online or offline, following modifications is deemed to be an acceptance of the modifications.
The date the Policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page. The user has the right to terminate the user’s registration on the SAY Soccer Website, to cease providing information to SAY Soccer, or to cease using SAY Soccer services both online and offline if the user does not agree to any changes made to the Policy


SAY SOCCER WEBSITE SECURITY
SAY Soccer reserves the right to withdraw or amend this SAY Soccer Website and any service or material provided by SAY Soccer, in its sole discretion without notice.

To access resources and services SAY Soccer offers, the user may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information online or offline. It is a condition of use of SAY Soccer services that all the information provided to SAY Soccer is correct, current and complete. The user agrees that all information he or she provides to register with SAY Soccer is governed by this Policy, and consents to all actions SAY Soccer takes with respect to the user’s information consistent with this Policy.

SAY Soccer has the right to disable any username, password or other identifier used on the SAY Soccer Website, whether chosen by the user or provided by SAY Soccer, at any time in its sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in SAY Soccer’s opinion, the user has violated any provision of this Policy.

SAY Soccer is committed to the protection of personal data and has implemented measures designed to protect the user’s personal data from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure.  Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although SAY Soccer does do its best to protect the user’s personal information, SAY Soccer cannot guarantee the security of the user’s personal information transmitted to the SAY Soccer Website. Any transmission of personal information is at the user’s own risk. SAY Soccer is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the SAY Soccer Website or the actions of third parties.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The SAY Soccer name and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of SAY Soccer. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this SAY Soccer Website are the trademarks of their respective owners. The user must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the respective owner.

The SAY Soccer Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof) are owned by SAY Soccer, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

This Policy permits the user to use the SAY Soccer content for the user’s personal, non-commercial use only, or for commercial purposes permitted by SAY Soccer. No right, title or interest in or to the SAY Soccer Website or any content on the SAY Soccer Website is transferred to the user, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by SAY Soccer.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice:
If the user believes that any SAY Soccer Website content violates the user’s copyright, the user should send SAY Soccer a notice of copyright infringement by e-mailing sayusa@saysoccer.org. It is the policy of SAY Soccer to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, SAY Soccer designates the agent below to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. If the user reasonably believes that the user’s work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide to SAY Soccer’s designated agent the following information:

•    an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
•    a description of the copyrighted work that the user claims has been infringed;
•    a description of where the material that the user claims is infringing is located on the SAY Soccer Website;
•    the user’s address, telephone number, and email address;
•    a statement by the user that the user has a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the
     law; and

•    a statement by the user, made under penalty of perjury, that the information included in the user’s notification is accurate and that the user
     is the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.



SAY Soccer’s designated agent for notification may be contacted at:

Soccer Association for Youth, USA
Attn: Doug Wood, National Executive Director
2812 East Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Phone: 800-233-7291
Email: sayusa@saysoccer.org

SAY Soccer has the right to disclose, and the user consents to SAY Soccer’s disclosure of, the user’s identity or other information about the user to any third party who claims that material posted by the user violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy; and take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the SAY Soccer Website. Without limiting the foregoing, SAY Soccer has the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing it to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the SAY Soccer Website. The user waives and holds harmless SAY Soccer from any claims resulting from any action taken by SAY Soccer during or as a result of its investigations and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either SAY Soccer or law enforcement authorities. 


SAY SOCCER WEBSITE PROHIBITED USES
The user may use the SAY Soccer Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this Policy. The user agrees not to use the SAY

Soccer Website:
•    In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding
     the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).

•    For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking
     for personally identifiable information or otherwise.

•    To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with this Policy.
•    To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without SAY Soccer's prior written consent, including any
     "junk mail”, "chain letter”,  "spam” or any other similar solicitation.

•    To impersonate or attempt to impersonate SAY Soccer, a SAY Soccer employee, another user or any other person or entity (including,
      without limitation, by using e-mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).

•    To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the SAY Soccer Website, or which, as determined by
      us, may harm SAY Soccer or users of the SAY Soccer Website or expose them to liability.


Additionally, the user agrees not to:

•    Use the SAY Soccer Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s
     use of the SAY Soccer Website, including their ability to engage in real-time activities through the SAY Soccer Website.

•    Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the SAY Soccer Website for any purpose, including
     monitoring or copying any of the material on the SAY Soccer Website.

•    Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the SAY Soccer Website or for any other unauthorized purpose without
     SAY Soccer prior written consent.

•    Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the SAY Soccer Website.
•    Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
•    Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the SAY Soccer Website, the server on which the
     SAY Soccer Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the SAY Soccer Website.

•    Attack the SAY Soccer Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
•    Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the SAY Soccer Website


THIRD PARTIES
Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the SAY Soccer Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers and application providers. SAY Soccer has no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from the user’s use of them. These third parties may use cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about the user when the user uses the SAY Soccer Website. The information they collect may be associated with the user’s personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about the user’s online activities over time and across different SAY Soccer Websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide the user with interest-based advertising or other targeted content. SAY Soccer does not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If the user has any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, the user should contact the responsible provider directly.


SAY SOCCER WEBSITE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The user understands that SAY Soccer cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the SAY Soccer Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. The user is responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy the user’s particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the SAY Soccer Website for any reconstruction of any lost data.

SAY Soccer will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect the user's computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to the user's use of the SAY Soccer Website or any services or items obtained through the SAY Soccer Website or to the user's downloading of any material posted on it, or on any SAY Soccer Website linked to it. 
The user's use of the SAY Soccer Website, its content and any services or items obtained through the SAY Soccer Website is at the user's own risk.  The services, the SAY Soccer Website and the materials on the SAY Soccer Website are provided on an "as in" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, SAY Soccer disclaims all warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.  SAY Soccer does not represent or warrant that functions contained in the SAY Soccer Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this SAY Soccer Website or the server that makes the SAY Soccer Website available are free of viruses or other harmful components.  SAY Soccer does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this SAY Soccer Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.  The forgoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. 


LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
In no event will SAY Soccer, its employees, agents, officers or directors be liable for any consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the user's use of, or the inability to use, SAY Soccer services, the SAY Soccer Website or any SAY Soccer Websites linked to it or any content on the SAY Soccer Website or such other SAY Soccer Websites, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. In no event shall SAY Soccer's total liability to the user for any claims, damages, losses, fees and expenses (including attorneys' fees) exceed the greater of the fees the user paid to SAY Soccer for the particular services from which any claims arise.  The foregoing does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. 


INDEMNIFICATION
The user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SAY Soccer, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to the user’s violation of this Policy or the user’s use of the SAY Soccer Website or SAY Soccer content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in this Policy.


MISCELLANEOUS
This Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, USA, without regard to conflicts of law principles, and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of this Policy shall be the state courts or federal courts located in Ohio.  No waiver by SAY Soccer of any term or condition set forth in this Policy shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of SAY Soccer to assert a right or provision under this Policy shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of this Policy is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Policy will continue in full force and effect.