We care about your privacy and the security of your information. We want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information. This page describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through this website.
- Terms Modification
- Personal Information
When you use our services by among other actions, subscribing to our newsletter, browsing our Site or otherwise interacting with our Services, we gather some of your personal information.
This information is necessary for delivering you the Services or enhancing your customer experience.
Personal information is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. Several types of personal information can be are gathered when you interact with the Services.
Examples of such personal information include your name, email address, demographic data (such as age, gender and zip code) and interests.
- Collection of Personal Information
We and our service providers collect personal information in a variety of ways including when you:
- Sign up to receive emails, newsletters or other communications;
- Participate in surveys, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions offered via the Services;
- Request customer service or other assistance;
- Otherwise, communicate with us via the Services; or
- Take a survey offline or participate in an in-person reader interview.
If you disclose any personal information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with policy.
- Use of Personal Information
We collect, use or otherwise process personal information as allowed under applicable law, including where based on one or more of the following:
The legitimate interests of A Smart Golfer, a third party or yourself. “Legitimate interest” is a technical term under the regulation.
It means that there are good reasons for the processing of your personal information and measures are taken to minimize the impact on your privacy rights and interests.
“Legitimate interest” also references our use of your data in ways you would reasonably expect and that have a minimal privacy impact.
We have a legitimate interest in collecting and processing personal information, for example:
- To ensure that our networks and information are secure
- To administer and generally conduct business within A Smart Golfer
- To prevent fraud.
The compliance of a legal obligation to which we are subject; or The consent you provide to us at the point of collection of your personal information. We use personal information to:
- Provide you with content and services that you request;
- Communicate with you about changes to our policies;
- Send you newsletters and emails;
- Provide you with advertising, including advertising based on your activity;
- Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys;
- Optimize or improve our products, services, and operations;
We provide personal information collected from you to companies that provide support services to us or perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, analytics, and providing customer service.
These companies may need personal information in order to perform their functions. We may provide personal information collected from you to companies that sponsor sweepstakes, contests and similar promotion on our Services.
We will let you know at the point of collection of your personal information if we do. We may disclose personal information collected from you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Conform to applicable law or comply with legal process;
- Protect and defend our rights or property, the Services or our users.
In Addition, The Act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of any of our employees, agents or contractors, or those of any of our parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, any users of the Services or the public.
We will disclose or transfer personal information to a third party in the events of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock.
We may disclose personal information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Services so we can improve our Services and develop new product offerings.
We may provide personal information about how our users collectively use the Services in an aggregated form to our service providers and other third parties.
On comments sections, contact forms and other services to which you are able to post information and content (including, without limitation, our Social Media Pages).
Through your social sharing activity. When you connect your Services account with your social media account, you will share information with your friends associated with your social media account, with other users, and with your social media account provider.
Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comment sections or forums, or that you otherwise post, display or disseminate in an area that is viewable by other users of the Services, becomes public.
Please be careful about what you disclose and do not disclose any Personal Information that you expect to keep private.
We may collect your computer, mobile device, or other devices that you use to access the Services such as your device type and brand, operating system, MAC Address, unique device identifiers, browser, browser language, Internet Service Provider (ISP) are, etc.
Usage information about your use of our Services, such as a reading history of the pages you view;
Additional “traffic data” such as time of access, visitor ID, traffic channel, traffic source, traffic medium, campaign name, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses;
(a) Search terms and search results: Location data such as your IP address, Geo-location information,
(b) Demographic information and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity
- Using Cookies, Pixel Tags And Other Similar Technologies
Like many websites, our Services may use “cookies”, which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages and that record your preferences and actions.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.
If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, some features of the Services may not work or may not work as designed.
For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps, and online resources.
Pixel tags are used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
We may also use web beacons. A web beacon is an invisible graphic on a web page that is programmed to collect information about your use of a given website and deliver cookies.
- IP Address & Information Security
As noted above, we collect and store your device’s source IP address. Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider.
An IP address discloses the general location (i.e. city, state, country, and continent) of your device at the time you access the Services. We may use your device’s IP address to:
- Personalize offers and promotions for our Services and special events;
- Personalize the advertising that you receive;
- Optimize our products, services, and operations;
- Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
- Identify the country where you are located so that we can assess our legal obligations; and
- Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Site.
We use reasonable efforts to safeguard personal information. However, no data storage system or transmission method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information (including personal information) that we obtain.
If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us.
- Third-Party Services
The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.
- California Privacy Rights
Under the California “Shine The Light” law, California residents may opt-out of our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
As detailed above, you may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request.
Last Updated: April 20, 2019