Slam Dunk Investments, LLC (d/b/a DunkDog.com) a Louisiana limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Louisiana (“DunkDog”) operates a social network through its DunkDog Website located at http://www.dunkdog.com and any other DunkDog-branded services provided to you by DunkDog (the DunkDog Website and other DunkDog-branded web-based services are together referred to as the “DunkDog Website”). The DunkDog Website is an online service that connects our members with News, Events, and an Online Forum, all based around the common interest of basketball. DunkDog members can get the latest information on Youth Basketball Tournaments, Camps, Clinics, Player, Team and Positional Rankings, and connect with others in our Online Forums around shared basketball interests. DunkDog members can change their account information at any time and can control how other members and the service communicates with them.
Notice to California Residents: Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (1) a list of the categories of information, such as name, address, e-mail address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and (2) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please write to us with a reference to California Disclosure Information at: Slam Dunk Investments, LLC, 1525 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA 70001.
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
You may use the DunkDog Website as a “Visitor” (which means you are just browsing the DunkDog Website without access to certain features reserved for Registered Members (as described below)). You may also use the DunkDog Website as a “Registered Member,” “Paying Subscriber,” or “Premium Subscriber” (which means, in each such case, that you have registered as a member of the DunkDog Website. In order to become a Registered Member of the DunkDog Website, you must complete the online registration form and create a password and unique user name. During registration you are also required to give personally identifiable information including your first name, last name, email address, state, postal code and date of birth. For those under thirteen (13), we also require a valid credit card for validation and authentication at the time an account is created and a member becomes registered (note that in the case of anyone who is a minor, the credit card used for validation and authentication must be the credit card belonging to a parent or legal guardian). We use this information to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the DunkDog Website. Some of your registration information also becomes part of your Personal Profile (as explained below).
Personal Profile Information
If you are a Registered Member, you have the option to provide profile information about yourself, such as your personal interests, gender, age, educational institution, basketball team, basketball statistics, basketball interests, pictures, videos, tastes, preferences and other information, which refer to as your “Personal Profile.” We encourage you to submit relevant information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site, but you should be cautious in submitting personal information to areas viewable by the general public. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in your Personal Profile. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
If you are a Registered Member, you have the option to add one or more pictures to your Personal Profile. Each picture may be viewed by others. You also can designate one picture as your “Main Profile Picture.” Your Main Profile Picture (if you provide one) is always viewable by Visitors and Registered Members.
Promotions, Contests or Surveys
From time to time you may be offered the opportunity to participate in a promotion, contest or survey on the DunkDog Website (we will refer to all of these activities as “Promotions”). If you participate in a Promotion, we (or a third party identified by DunkDog), may request additional information from you—including personally identifiable information.
Invitations and Other Communications to Non-Members
We may offer you a referral service to tell a friend (on the DunkDog Website, “Friends” are also referred to as “Fans”) about our site. If you choose to use our referral service, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an initial email inviting him or her to visit the DunkDog Website. DunkDog will store your friend’s name and email address so that your friend may be added to your “friend’s list”, and also to send reminders of the invitations. DunkDog will not sell the email addresses you provide for referrals or use that information to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders (periodic reminders may be sent up to three (3) months per email address). Recipients of invitations from DunkDog will be able to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Facebook Profile Links/Integration with other Applications
DunkDog will allow you to integrate certain other online profiles, such as your Facebook™ profile in certain cases. In those cases, you will be subject to the privacy policies of those third party websites and/or applications. Please consult the privacy policies of any third party websites and/or applications before using them to send information to others through the DunkDog Website.
Information from Other Sources
From time to time, we may receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information. For example, we may receive confirmations or other feedback from third parties engaged in Promotions. Additionally, we may purchase demographic information about you to allow us to provide you personalized offerings. We also may obtain search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the Web search features; search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links from Google™).
DunkDog Website Traffic Information
Cookies and Pixel Tags
A cookie is a small piece of information that the DunkDog Website can send to your browser and may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive. It acts as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer, but not you personally. A pixel tag, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of the DunkDog Website but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous DunkDog Website visit and certain features of the DunkDog Website may not be available.
Third Party Advertisers
The advertisements appearing on the DunkDog Website may be delivered to users by our advertisers. We share DunkDog Website usage information about users for the purpose of targeting our advertisements on the DunkDog Website.
We may transfer personal information to certain of our advertisers that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
USE, SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Personal Information Always Shown
Certain Registered Member information is displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the DunkDog community. The following personal information is always viewable by Visitors and Registered Members: your display name, Main Profile Picture, and any of the other fields of information that you choose to complete when you create your Personal Profile. Note that you do not have the ability to share only some of that information publicly. If you do fill out the fields during the Personal Profile creation process, they will be able to be seen by the public. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service (discussed in more detail below), the DunkDog Website allows users to search for other members using criteria, such as first and last name, email address, and schools and/or teams with which users may or may have been affiliated, but only if and to the extent that you provide such information. The following sections describe additional information that may be viewable by others.
Viewing Personal Profile and Other Information
Visitors and Registered Members each by default may view all of your Personal Profile information, Registration Information, your presence online, who are your “Fans,” and your pictures (including your Main Profile Picture).
Searching Personal Profiles
The DunkDog Website includes features that may allow Visitors and Registered Members to search for your Personal Profile based on your first name, last name, display name, email address, state, city, zip code, country, date of birth, gender, and other Personal Profile Information. If your Personal Profile matches the search criteria it will be listed in the search results. (Note: certain information about you, while not displayed, may be discoverable by specific or repeated searches).
We use third parties to provide certain administrative and service-related services on our site. These third parties may have access to all of your personal information. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Providing Personalized Services to You
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We also use this information, which does not alone identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, you can do so in the “Account Settings” area of your Personal Profile.
We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
To improve the offerings and selection at the DunkDog Website, we may occasionally acquire subsidiaries or particular business units may be bought by or merged with another entity, entities, or individuals. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing privacy notice(s) (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the event that DunkDog or substantially all of DunkDog’s or the DunkDog Website’s assets are acquired, all customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets. DunkDog reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of DunkDog or substantially all of its or the DunkDog Website’s assets to that successor in interest.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our business partners (including our advertisers). When sharing this information, we do not identify individual users.
Law Enforcement; Protection of DunkDog Inc. and Others
With Your Consent
Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to elect whether or not to share the information.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE WEBSITE
Other than Service-Related Announcements and Customer Service communications (each described below), you may elect not to receive updates or notifications from DunkDog by unchecking “Send Me All Notifications” on your account’s “Account Settings” page. You also may elect to receive only specific types of notifications, by checking one or more of the options available in “Account Settings.”
Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, promotions. You can sign up for these emails from us on our registration page. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Account Settings” area of your Personal Profile.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Account Settings” area of your Personal Profile.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not administrative in nature.
Links to Other Sites
This DunkDog Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by DunkDog. Please be aware that DunkDog is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave the DunkDog Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every DunkDog Website that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this DunkDog Website.
Chat Rooms, Journals and Blogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to your chat rooms, journals, blogs, message boards, classifieds or any other public forums, that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. You have the option to securely access the DunkDog Website at https://dunkdog.com
If you have any questions about security on the DunkDog Website, you can send email us at email@example.com.
USER CHOICES WITH REGARD TO ACCESS OF INFORMATION
You may correct, update or delete your Profile information, and update your registration information (other than with respect to your username) by logging into your account and accessing the “My Home” option (available when logged in and viewing your Home Page).
All Web browsers have the ability to accept cookies, reject cookies, or to prompt the user before accepting them. The “help,” “tools” or “options” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, changing the acceptance of cookies means that you may not be able to use such important features as accelerated ordering unless you leave them turned on.
Effective Date: February 7, 2012
Last Updated: February 25, 2013