Privacy Policy Statement

Effective Date: June 1 2011
Last Updated: May 2 2014

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information collected directly through or from the Web sites (the “Site”) owned by Soccermetrics Research, LLC (“Soccermetrics”). The following outlines our privacy policy.

(1) Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors

Soccermetrics may collect or track:

  1. the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of client computer, files downloaded, pages visited, duration of page visits, search engine used, operating system, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site,
  2. the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Soccermetrics via e-mail,
  3. information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms, surveys, e-mail, contest entries, and other online avenues (including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data), and
  4. aggregate and user-specific information regarding which pages Site visitors access.

Soccermetrics may place Internet “cookies” on visitors’ hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitor’s name, password, user-name, shopping cart, screen preferences, and the pages of the Site viewed by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, Soccermetrics may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitor’s experience accordingly, for example, in pre-filling forms. Visitors may decline or remove Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available.

Soccermetrics also may use Web bugs, to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site. A Web bug is a file object, which can be a graphic image such as a transparent one pixel-by-one pixel graphics file, which is placed on a Web page or in an e-mail message to monitor user activity. A Web bug can gather, for example, the IP address of your computer, the time the Web page was viewed, and the type of browser used.

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that Soccermetrics uses to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You may read more about their security and privacy policies at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

When a visitor performs a search within the Site, Soccermetrics may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. Soccermetrics may also record limited information for every search request and use that information to solve technical problems with the services available directly or indirectly in connection with the Site, and to calculate overall usage statistics.

(2) Payment Information

We use third-party payment service providers such as PayPal™ to handle any monetary transactions. Soccermetrics does not store any of your private payment information provided by you directly to these service providers.

(3) Comments and Notices

Comments posted to any of our Web pages are public. All other notices sent to Soccermetrics should use the following address or contact information:

Soccermetrics Research LLC
7211 Renaissance Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone +1 (404) 860-2002
[email protected]

(4) Use of Personal Data Collected

Personal data collected by Soccermetrics may be used by Soccermetrics for many reasons, for example, for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users’ behavior, for product development, for content improvement, for fulfillment of a requested transaction or record-keeping, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data on visitors’ home servers may be used for internal purposes.  No personally identifiable information is included in the aggregated reporting.

With respect to visitor e-mail addresses, we allow users to post their e-mail address on comments, in the event that they wish to allow others to reach them easily. Visitor e-mail addresses from comments are not used by Soccermetrics to generate mailing lists.

All activity related to data collected by Google Analytics falls within the guidelines of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Soccermetrics also may use Site visitor data to contact the Site visitors regarding account status and changes to the Terms and Conditions, any subscriber agreement, this Privacy Statement, and any other policies or agreements relevant to Site visitors.

(5) Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

Identifiable and non-identifiable visitor information and data which visitors provide to Soccermetrics are not provided to third parties for sales purposes.

Identifiable or non-identifiable data may be disclosed or distributed to another party with which Soccermetrics enters or reasonably may enter into a corporate transaction, such as, for example, a merger, consolidation, acquisition, or asset purchase, or to a third party pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, in response to a request by or on behalf of any local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body, whether or not pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or if determined by Soccermetrics in its sole judgment that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect the life, health, security, or property of Soccermetrics or any other person or entity.

This Site may contain links to other World Wide Web sites or advertisements for or placed by third parties. Soccermetrics is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Web sites, advertisers, or third parties, or for the content of such sites or advertisements. It is possible that these links or advertisements, themselves, may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about Site visitors. It is solely the visitor’s obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other Web sites and of these advertisers and third parties.

(6) Security Measures

Soccermetrics has implemented numerous security features to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. For example, Soccermetrics undertakes all efforts to maintain a secure server; does not store any user credit card information; and requires employees and service providers who work for or with Soccermetrics to sign confidentiality and security contracts restricting their use of any data related to user information. Please be advised, however, that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from Soccermetrics via this Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Soccermetrics is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with Soccermetrics via e-mail or the Internet, visitors can contact Soccermetrics by mail, phone, or facsimile, as provided in Paragraph 3 of the Privacy Policy.

(7) Opt-Out Right

Except as necessary for Soccermetrics to provide the services, information, or products requested by a visitor, the visitor may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to Soccermetrics through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription, prospectively retained by Soccermetrics, used by Soccermetrics for secondary purposes, or disclosed by Soccermetrics to third parties by contacting Soccermetrics via postal mail, e-mail, or facsimile at the addresses set out above. (This does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the visitor to the Site or to information provided or collected that does not meet the above description.) By way of illustration, you have the option to remove your name from any of our mailing lists at any time.

You may also opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.

(8) Children

Soccermetrics does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Soccermetrics has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us.

(9) Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data

Upon a visitor’s request via postal mail, e-mail, or facsimile, Soccermetrics will provide to the visitor a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by Soccermetrics regarding the visitor, which information has been voluntarily provided to Soccermetrics through an account registration, customer order, or electronic news or information subscription. A visitor may modify, correct, change or update their personally identifiable information by contacting Soccermetrics via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone as
provided in Paragraph 3 of the Privacy Policy.

(10) Right to Change Privacy Policy

Soccermetrics may change this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any new or revised Privacy Policy, as well as the location of the new or revised statement, will be posted on the Site for at least 60 days after the change. It is the obligation of users visiting the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Policy since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Policy shall be effective as to all visitors once instituted, including as to any visitor who previously visited the Site before the change was made.