Effective Date: January 1, 2023
The Federation respects your privacy, and is committed to protecting your personal information from unauthorized use or disclosure.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Federation may collect your personal information through one or more of the following methods:
- Personal Information You Provide. The Federation may collect personal information when you provide personal information to our volunteers, register on our website, attend our events, sign up for our newsletter, donate to us, register to be a volunteer, contact us about a request to make contact, or email, call, or otherwise communicate with us. No personal information is gathered about you when you visit our website, unless you voluntarily provide information to us (through an information request or contacting us). For example, if you contact us regarding our clubs or events, we may request that you provide personal information that will enable us to respond to your inquiry. If you do not provide such information, we may not be able to respond to your inquiry, or the information we provide may be limited.
- Automatically Collected Personal Information. When you register for our clubs or events, transactional information such as the date of your registration, school, club, or event registration and your user information may be collected automatically. We treat all such automatically collected information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to other information that may identify you.
OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Federation may use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including:
- Keeping you up to date about our clubs;
- Letting you know about upcoming events;
- Keeping financial records for donors and sending receipts;
- Managing volunteers and staff;
- Providing requested support for clubs;
- Planning meetings and events;
- Responding to your comments, requests, and questions;
- Processing and completing your membership or event registration request;
- Attempting to contact you regarding website issues;
- Sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
- Verifying your identity;
- Keeping a record of our interactions with you if you deal with our representatives over the telephone or online;
- Conducting statistical and demographic analysis;
- Keeping in touch with you;
- Preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, or unauthorized access to or use of personal information, our website or data systems, or to meet legal obligations;
- Protecting and defending the Federation and its Affiliates against legal actions or claims;
- Satisfying contractual obligations;
- Evaluating your membership or event registration request;
- Cooperating with law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest or as otherwise required by law;
- Conducting market research, surveys, and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and member needs;
- Evaluating and improving your membership or event experience, online experience, or existing services, or to create new events;
- Monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities; and
When it is possible to do so, we may link personal information (such as your name or e-mail address) with non-personal information (such as the unique identifier associated with your computer or mobile device). We may also link personal information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify your preferences or interests. The information we collect may also be merged with information available from other sources such as (1) companies that match email addresses with postal addresses and other information; and (2) our Affiliates.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- With Your Consent. We may disclose your personal information to third parties with your consent. You may give your consent in several ways, such as through a written agreement that you sign or acknowledge; an online method, such as a “click-through” agreement or registration page; an oral statement, such as by way of an interactive voice response or orally authorized consent during a phone call; or through the terms and conditions under which we provide you with membership or event requests. Sometimes, your consent may be implicit.
- Service Providers. We may disclose your personal information to third parties who complete transactions or perform services on our behalf or for your benefit. We may utilize the services of third parties to verify customer data, such as mailing addresses or to supplement other information we have collected. We may also contract with third parties to host a website, retain customer data, conduct market research, or send you information regarding our activities, or those of other companies with whom we conduct activities.
- Legal Process. We may disclose your personal information to legal or government regulatory authorities in response to their requests for such information or to assist in investigations of theft, fraud, or abuse. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties in connection with claims, disputes, or litigation, or if we determine its disclosure is necessary in an emergency. This may include the disclosure of IP addresses, mobile device identifiers, or other information collected by us, with or without notice to you.
- Certain Organizational Transfers. Your personal information may be disclosed as part of an actual or proposed organizational transaction, such as a merger or dissolution of the Federation, and could be transferred to a third party as one of the organizational assets in such a transaction. It may also be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership.
INFORMATION PERTAINING TO CHILDREN
The Federation is the only operator of its website, and its contact information is listed in the “How to Contact Us” section below. The Federation does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 13, and has taken steps to avoid doing so through its website. Accordingly, the Federation does not enable children to make their personal information publicly available, knowingly or intentionally use their information in any manner, or knowingly or intentionally disclose their information to anyone. If a child under the age of 13 has or may have provided personal information to the Federation, a parent or guardian may inform us of that fact by contacting us using one of the methods listed in the “How to Contact Us” section below, and we will then review our records and delete any such information from our database. If you are under the age of 13, DO NOT provide us with any personal information either directly or indirectly (e.g., by posting personal information on our website). Any personal information that we receive from a person whom we believe is under the age of 13 will be deleted.
Users under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parent(s) or adult guardian(s) to complete the Federation’s online membership or event registration. Such users’ parent(s) or adult guardian(s) must complete the “Parent/Guardian Signature” in order to complete the Federation’s online application process.
NASEF may contract with third party service providers to manage tournaments and other events. Their collection and use of data is governed by their individual privacy policies.
ACCESS TO AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Federation does not maintain your personal information in a form that you can access or update, and some items may not be changed, unless required by applicable law. Accordingly, we will determine and may limit what may be accessed and how, subject to applicable law, and we may keep a record of changes (including deletions) and disclose them for compliance or other lawful purposes. We keep your personal information for only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which it is collected (but in no event less than one year), and we reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law. Upon our confirmation of your identity, you may request confirmation that your membership or event registration is being processed, review your personal information that is readily accessible free of charge (provided that such request is not excessive or unfounded), or request that it be updated or corrected or its use limited by contacting the Federation’s privacy officer using one of the methods listed under the “How to Contact Us” section below.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Federation uses various physical, electronic, and procedural measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized disclosure or misuse. Only authorized employees of the Federation have access to our databases where your personal information is stored. We employ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and HTTP Secure (HTTPS) technology and other security measures to encrypt and securely transfer sensitive personal information you input during transmission. However, because no data security systems are completely secure, we do not warrant that any personal information that you provide to us will be secure or safe from unauthorized access. If you provide any personal information to us, you do so at your own risk. We also use certain third party services for storage and processing of personal information. You may contact our privacy officer at [email protected] for more information or to file a complaint.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
The Federation’s website does not respond to “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms. The Federation may send you email messages, newsletters, direct mail offers, or other communications regarding events or news, unless you specifically ask us not to do so when you enroll as a member or register for an event, access our website, or change your preferences by updating any accounts you may have with us. At any time, you may elect to discontinue receiving messages from the Federation by submitting an opt-out request to the Federation’s privacy offer (see “How to Contact Us” below) or by following the instructions in the form of the communication you received, as described below.
- Emails: To opt out of receiving email messages, use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of such email.
- Printed Materials: To opt out of receiving printed marketing materials at your postal address, such as letters, flyers, or postcards, contact us at [email protected].
- Voice Messages and Texting: To opt out of receiving voice messages by telephone or text messages, you may follow the instructions stated in the pre-recorded voice message or contact us at [email protected].
Our website was created by and is controlled, operated, and administered by the World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation, which is a Georgia non-profit corporation, or its agents from offices within the United States of America utilizing servers located in the United States of America. We make no representation that materials at our website are appropriate or available for transmission to or from, or use in, locations outside of the jurisdiction stated above, and accessing our website from any jurisdiction where our website’s contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use our website or export the materials in violation of import or export laws and regulations. If you access our website from a location outside of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. Please note that the personal data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. Whenever you submit any personal data to us, you consent to this transfer.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to also be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act and Shine the Light law. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. This consent may be explicit or implicit. Please note that the California Shine the Light law does not cover all information sharing. Our disclosure only includes information covered by the law.
CANADA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Canadian users have the right under PIPEDA to access and correct their personal information held by the Federation, subject to the terms of PIPEDA. Such users may request their personal information held by the Federation and request corrections thereto by submitting a request in writing to [email protected].
MEXICO PRIVACY RIGHTS
The Federation is the entity responsible for protecting and processing your personal information. Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 36 and 37 of the LFPDPPP your personal data may be transferred to and/or shared with:
- Controller companies or subsidiaries, under the common control of the Federation, or a parent company or any company in the same group that operates under the same internal processes and policies;
- When the transfer is necessary due to an existing contract or is in the owner’s interest and is between the contracting party and a third party;
Article 28 of the LFPDPPP grants you four rights (the “ARCO Rights”) to exercise:
- The owner has the right to rectify his/her data in the event that they are inexact, incorrect, or outdated.
Article 8 of the LFPDPPP provides for the possibility of revoking the consent granted for the processing of your personal data. To revoke this consent, you may request that we do so using the same mechanism and procedure for exercising the ARCO Rights provided for herein.
To exercise your ARCO Rights or your right to revoke the consent for the processing of your personal data, you are required to complete and send the EXERCISE OF ARCO RIGHTS FORM, which you can download [here], and submit it to the Federation at the following email address: [email protected], or you can submit the form physically to the following address: 1428 Tugaloo Drive NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319 in writing and in Spanish, complying with the requirements set forth in Article 29 of the LFPDPPP. For more information, you can contact the Federation’s privacy officer directly through the email address previously mentioned.
To justify exercising your ARCO Rights, you are required to verify the possession of your ARCO Rights or the representation with respect to the owner through a copy of your identification document and the presentation of the original for comparison purposes, or the instruments indicated in Article 89 of the LFPDPPP.
“Article 29.- The access, rectification, cancellation or opposition request must contain and accompany the following:
- The name of the owner and address or other means of communicating to you the response to your request;
- The documents verifying the identity or, where appropriate, the legal representation of the owner;
- Clear and precise description of the personal data with regard to which you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, and
- Any other element or document that facilitates locating personal data.”
The Federation will monitor your request for 20 business days starting from the receipt of said form or request, with complete documentation, in order to communicate to you the justification of the request. If the request is justified, the Federation will have 15 business days to enable you to exercise your ARCO right.
To ensure that you are able to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data, we offer you the option of registration in the Public Registry to avoid Advertising (Registro Público para Evitar Publicidad or REPEP, its acronym in Spanish), of which the Federal Attorney’s Office of the Consumer (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor or PROFECO, its acronym in Spanish) is in charge, to ensure that your personal data are not used to receive promotions or advertising from goods or services companies. For more information about this registry, you may consult PROFECO’s web portal or contact PROFECO directly.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: 1428 Tugaloo Drive NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319