Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is applicable to the BasketballCommission.org Web site (the "Site"). The Commission on College Basketball (“Commission”, “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. By using this Site, you consent to the policies and practices described in this statement. The purpose of this privacy policy is to disclose to you what information we may collect, how we may collect it, with whom we may share it, and certain other matters related to such information, including the choices you have regarding our collection of information and our use and disclosure to other parties of information we may have collected from you. This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the Site, and does not apply to information collected in any other fashion.

Types Of Information That May Be Collected

Personal Information:

In some areas of the Site, you may provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, social security number, contact information, billing information and any other information from which your identity is discernible In other areas, demographic information that is not unique to you may be collected, such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, and gender. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information.

The Commission may afford you the opportunity to provide comments, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, suggestions, opinions, votes, content, or other materials for consideration, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Statement and the Site’s Terms of Use.

Site Usage Information:

We also may gather information about your use of the Site, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.

How Information May Be Collected

Comments, Surveys, or Voting:

We may request personally identifiable information from you before submitting any comments, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, suggestions, opinions, votes, content, or other materials for consideration, which may be via survey or voting poll. Submission by you, and participation in any survey or voting poll, is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether to provide such information. At times, we may require you to register to vote or to take part in a survey.

Cookies:

As with many Web sites, the Site may use standard technology called "cookies," which are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you allow your browser to accept cookies. Cookies automatically identify your Web browser to the Site whenever you visit the Site, and make using the Site easier for you. By tracking how and when you use the Site, cookies help us evaluate the Site. Many improvements and updates to the Site may be based on data obtained from cookies. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you generally can opt out of providing this information by turning the cookies off in your browser; however, some areas of the Site may not provide you with a personalized experience if you have disabled the use of cookies.

IP Addresses, Click-stream Data, and Web Beacons:

We may log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data for purposes of system administration. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. Our computers identify your computer by its IP address. When you request Web pages from the Site, our computers log your IP address.

Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Site. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Site, what type of content is most popular, and what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content.

The Site may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.

How We Use The Information Collected

The information you provide to us may be used to:

  • Contact you about the Site;
  • Confirm your submission of feedback or information to us through the Site;
  • Monitor or improve the use of the Site;
  • Customize the content you see; or
  • Monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Site
 

With Whom The Information May Be Shared

We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the Site, except as set forth in the following subparagraphs.

  • Consent: We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. If you do choose to have your information shared, in an effort to protect you, third parties who have access to personally identifiable information must abide by the current Site privacy policy and may not use your personally identifiable information beyond what is reasonably necessary to deliver your requested product or service.
  • Agents: We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, and reviewing your comments or feedback. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
  • Legal Process: We may disclose such information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: We may disclose and transfer such information to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and its member institutions, which may use or share your information in furtherance of evaluating or implementing any Commission recommendations on legislative, policy, or structural changes to the NCAA.
  • Partnerships, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates: We also may share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the Site with our partners and their subsidiaries so that they may understand the kinds of visitors using the Site.

Links To Other Web Sites

When you are on the Site, you could be directed to other sites beyond our control. For example, if you "click" on a link, the "click" may take you off the Site onto a different Web site. These other Web sites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. If you visit a Web site that is linked to our Site, you should consult that site's privacy policy before providing any personal information.

Security

This Site has implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information that we may collect. We have put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse and alteration. Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

A Special Note For Parents Concerning Privacy

The Site is a general audience site. We do not currently collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the Site. If in the future, the Site collects personally identifiable information from children, it will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.).

Notification Of Changes And Acceptance Of The Privacy Policy

By using this Site, you signify your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy. Changes and updates to this privacy policy will be made from time-to-time and you should check the Site for such changes. Your continued use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of such revised privacy policy.

Updating Personal Information

If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if you no longer desire to access our Site, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided to us. These corrections will be accomplished by making changes to your profile. Such changes will be made upon receipt of an opt-out message via e-mail.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the privacy practices of this Site, contact the Commission here