Like many websites, we gather information about how visitors use our website. In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track your visit for trends and statistics, but you will remain anonymous unless you tell us who you are. Once you choose to give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. For more information, see the "Cookies and Pixel Tags" section below.
We request information from you (which may include first name, last name, address, telephone number, email address, age, gender, team, club, video footage and when necessary, credit card information) when you:
Request to receive communications
Participate in a promotion, challenge, competition or other website feature
We may use the information we collect to:
Customize and/or personalize your communications and shopping experience
Better respond to your customer service inquiries
Communicate with you about your purchase, account information, or customer service needs
Communicate with you about our products and events, and for other promotional purposes
Improve our business
Administer challenges, competitions, contests, promotions, surveys or other website features
Post rankings or competition results on our site
Compare rankings and results of users
For the purpose of operating our business, we may transfer information between Techne Futbol and our preferred service providers who use that information only to conduct Techne Futbol business. For example, they may handle but are not limited to, Techne Futbol’s credit card processing, shipping, data management, email distribution, market research, information analysis, and promotions management. We provide our preferred service providers with the information they need to perform their services and work with them to respect and protect your information.
From time to time we might establish a business relationship with carefully selected persons or companies whom we believe trustworthy. These are known as our Select Partners. In such cases we might share and cross-reference information, including personally identifiable information about you that will enable such persons or entities to contact you regarding products and services that may be of interest to you.
We may provide your information to Techne Soccer, LLC's, wholly-owned companies and affiliates, which may be outside the U.S. We may provide information to other companies for purposes such as reporting and marketing.
On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.
Protecting Your Information
We use a variety of security measures, including sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secure networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All credit card information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be accessed only as stated above. Regardless of these efforts, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Cookies and Pixel Tags
A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies allow you to place an order on our website and allow us to enhance and personalize your online browsing and shopping experience.
Remember the items in your Shopping Cart
Recognize you when you return to our website
Enable you to use Express Checkout
Analyze visitor behavior
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings.
We also use pixel tags - tiny graphic images - to help us analyze your online behavior. Pixel tags also allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us.
We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.
We also work with other companies who use tracking technologies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our website and your interaction with our communications, including advertising. If you would like to opt-out of third party companies collecting non-personally identifiable information during your visits, please click here to update your privacy settings.
Unsubscribing, Removing or Modifying Your Information
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive information from Techne Futbol or would like to update or change your personal information or preferences, follow the instructions below.
Registration Information, Email and Other Subscriptions
To modify the information you have provided during registration, please login and update your personal profile.
To unsubscribe from an email, please follow the instructions provided in any email you receive.
Also, if you request your registration information be deleted or if you unsubscribe from communications, we may maintain information about sales transactions or service inquiries for future service and record keeping purposes.
We want to inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age; and how we obtain the consent of parents and guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use our Site. Below we explain how we do that for these "children." Also, when we use the term "parent" below, we mean to include legal guardians.
1. What types of personal information do we collect about children?
A. Children can surf the Sites and view content without any personal information being collected. We do not collect personal information from children unless they register on the Sites.
B. Children will be required to register in order to participate in some of the Techne Futbol Services. The information we may collect from children during our registration process is a child's name, parent's e-mail address, child's birth date, user name, gender, city, state, team, club and password. We collect birth dates to validate the ages of our guests, including children. We collect city, state, team and club to foster online competition and motivation. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information from children during our registration process. Note that we have a policy against conditioning a child's participation in an online activity on the child's providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary.
C. After registration, parents should be aware that a child may provide additional information to fully participate in the Services. This feature includes uploading video footage of themselves performing various soccer exercises to help develop their soccer ability, to compare with other users or to challenge other users.
2. What information do we publish and what information do we not publish about any registered child?
To foster competition and to motivate children, we may publish a child's user name, first name, team, club, video footage, city, and/or state on our Site.
We do not publish a child's last name. We also do not allow any child to participate in open forums, message boards or chat rooms.
3. How do we notify and obtain consent from parents for the collection of information from their children?
A. We send an e-mail to the address provided when a child registers. We also have the child indicate that they have a parent's permission to participate if they are under the age of 13. If a parent refuses to allow the child's registration and entry, that parent can contact us within 48 hours of registration and we delete the child's information from our database. If we don't hear back from the parent, we assume it is acceptable for the child to be registered. After 48 hours, please reference Section 4 to modify or delete your child's account.
4. How can parents access, change or delete personally identifiable information about their children?
At any time parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their child and can request that any personal information we have collected be deleted from our records. We use two methods to allow parents to access, change, or delete the personally identifiable information that we have collected from their children.
A. A parent can access, change, or delete his or her child's personal information by logging on to the child's profile page. The parent will need to have their child's username and password. To retrieve a lost or forgotten password, click here.
B. A parent can contact our customer service department to access, change, or delete the personal information that we have collected from his or her child by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the child's username, parent's e-mail address, city and state in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.
If you need further assistance, please e-mail us with your questions or comments to: