PRIVACY POLICY

At the USSSF we believe that visitors to our website have a right to know how information about them is used. Please review this Privacy Policy for a summary of our information gathering and dissemination policies and our response to some of what we believe are the most common concerns of website visitors.

Please note that this privacy statement may be changed at any time. Any changes to USSSF’s privacy policy will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact:

United State Synchronized Swimming Foundation, Inc.
9365 Counselors Row Ste 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240-6418
info@synchrofoundation.org

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Donor Privacy Policy
  2. Children Under 13 Years Old
  3. Use and Disclosure of Information You Provide
  4. Opting In to Disclosure to Third Parties
  5. IP Addresses and Other Automatically Logged Information; Aggregated and Anonymous Information
  6. Cookies
  7. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties
  8. Security
  9. Other Appropriate Disclosure
  10. Updating Your Contact Information
  11. Contacting the Foundation
  1. Donor Privacy Policy

All personal information from donors to USSSF, both online and offline, through any vehicle, be it written, verbal or electronic, will be held private and not shared with any organizations other than USA Synchro, unless the donor gives explicit written permission to do so.  Communications from USSSF to our donors will be based on their specifications when their donation is made; donors may receive some or all regular communications from the USSSF, based on their own preferences which the USSSF will honor with the utmost respect. The USSSF will not sell, share or trade donor contact information, including names and any other personal information to any other private or public entity.  Additionally, mailings will not be sent by us to our donors on behalf of any organization other than USA Synchro. Information associated with donations that are collected and processed by a third-party service provider, such as online and event donations, will be used solely for the purpose of completing that transaction and processing the gift to USSSF. Questions should be directed to info@synchrofoundation.org.  

  1. Children Under 13 Years Old

We will not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a person tells us that he or she is less than 13 years old, we will not retain any personally identifiable information provided by that person. If we later become aware that a person less than 13 years old has provided personally identifiable information, we will delete that information.

Because we do not knowingly save personally identifiable information from any person less than 13 years old, we do not knowingly distribute that information to third parties.

If you are a parent or guardian of a person less than 13 years old, and believe that he or she has provided personally identifiable information on our website, you may send us an email at info@synchrofoundation.org asking us to delete that information.

  1. Use and Disclosure of Information You Provide

Certain features of our website may require or ask you to provide personally identifiable information. These features may include membership applications, members’ only areas, donor information requests, donor submissions, requests to receive our email newsletter or other updates or information, or other activities.

We will use the information you provide in connection with the activity for which you provide it. We also may use that information on an aggregated, anonymous basis as discussed in more detail in Section 4 below.

We also may use that information to add you to our e-mail or regular mail lists, so that we may send you newsletters, updates, special offers or other information about us, USA Synchro, sponsors or others.

We also may disclose personally identifiable information to USA Synchro or other third parties. As described in Section 4 below, you may elect to have that information disclosed to third parties.

In some cases, you may be asked to provide payment information, such as credit card numbers and expiration dates. We will not disclose that information to any third party except processors or providers for purposes of payment, billing or collection.

Different policies may apply to personally identifiable information provided by grant applicants. Please review the grant application rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

Different policies also may apply to online sweepstakes or contests. Please review the sweepstakes or contest rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

Please review Section 1 for our policies on persons less than 13 years old.

All content that you submit to USSSF becomes our property. Please review our Terms of Use for more information about making content submissions to us.

  1. Opting In to Disclosure to Third Parties

USSSF provides you the opportunity to opt in to disclosure of personally identifiable information to sponsors, or other third parties. You may opt-in by sending us an email at info@synchrofoundation.org and stating in the e-mail that you want your personally identifiable information to be disclosed to third parties.

Different policies may apply to personally identifiable information provided by grant applicants. Please review the grant application rules for any specific statements about the use of personally identifiable information. Different policies also may apply to online sweepstakes or contests. Please review the sweepstakes or contest rules for any specific statements about the use of personally identifiable information.

  1. IP Addresses and Other Automatically Logged Information; Aggregated and Anonymous Information

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the website. It performs a function for individual computers much like a Post Office Box number serves Postal Service customers. Website servers, which host website pages that you may visit, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you visit pages on our website, our servers automatically save – “log” – your IP address. We also may log other information about your visits to our website.

The IP addresses and other logged information may be used to assist in your navigation and use of our website. They may help us better serve you on your visits to our website, such as by tracking your preferences and tailoring your visits to your interests.

This information also allows us to better understand the visitor traffic to our websites. We may use it to create statistical or other studies that aggregate the information on an anonymous basis. We may use that information internally, for system administration and improvement, or to assess or analyze other issues relating to our mission.

We may share this aggregated, anonymous information with third parties. However, we do not disclose IP addresses or other automatically logged information to third parties in a way that personally identifies any visitor. We may use or disclose such information to identify a visitor, however, to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect USSSF or others.

The USSSF will occasionally ask users to complete surveys or questionnaires. These surveys are always optional and you do not have to answer any survey question. Please only participate in those surveys that involve the disclosure of information you are comfortable with sharing.

  1. Cookies

Cookies are small computer files that a website transfers to a user’s computer hard drive for informational and record-keeping purposes. The file keeps information that identifies you as a unique user. Cookies make website use easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at a website, like the automatically logged information described in Section 4. Although we think it important that you understand about cookies, our website at this time does not use cookies.

  1. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties

USSSF’s Privacy Policy addresses only information USSSF collects from you on synchrofoundation.org. Icons, pop-up screens, banners and other information about third parties also appear on our website. When you click on them, you may be transferring to a website, website page or other computer file controlled by a third party. USSSF does not control the collection, use or disclosure of information by those third parties. Your use of those websites, website pages and computer files will be subject to the privacy policies, if any, of those third parties. Those policies may differ from USSSF’s Privacy Policy.

  1. Security

We institute various electronic and administrative safeguards that are reasonably designed to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, including firewall technologies to help protect your data from hackers and other unwanted visitors. Your preferences are password protected for your privacy and security, and we employ industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology in an effort to protect data transmissions

Also, access to the Profile Information contained in your account is protected by use of a password, so you should keep your password private and secure. Despite use of these safeguards, NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET IS COMPLETELY SECURE. INTERNET TRANSMISSIONS YOU MAKE MAY BE UNLAWFULLY INTERCEPTED BY THIRD PARTIES. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION STORED ON COMPUTERS LINKED TO THE INTERNET ARE SUBJECT TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS BY “HACKERS” AND OTHERS WHO MAY MISAPPROPRIATE THAT DATA. WHILE WE TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, WE DO NOT WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, OR WE STORE. YOU PROVIDE US INFORMATION AND USE OUR WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES.

  1. Other Appropriate Disclosures

We may disclose information to law enforcement or other government officials if we determine such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate. We also may disclose information in response to legal process, such as a subpoena, court orders, or as otherwise required by law.

  1. Updating Your Personal Information

To maintain the accuracy of your personal information, please notify us when you change your address, telephone number or email address. Please contact us with both your old and new contact information either via email at info@synchrofoundation.org or by postal mail at:

United State Synchronized Swimming Foundation,Inc

9365 Counselors Row Ste 200

Indianapolis, IN 46240-6418

info@synchrofoundation.org

  1. Contact Information

This website is owned and operated by USSSF. Please feel free to contact the USSSF for more information at the following address:

United State Synchronized Swimming Foundation, Inc.

9365 Counselors Row Ste 200

Indianapolis, IN 46240-6418

info@synchrofoundation.org