Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Kicker gathers information from you when you visit the gokicker.com website (the “Kicker Site” or the “Site”), and how Kicker may use and share that information. By visiting the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Data Collection

Kicker may collect non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. This log information may include but is not limited to your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Kicker uses this information to operate, develop and improve its services.

Some of the Kicker services may require you to register for an account. Kicker asks you for some personally identifying information in order to create an account (your name, email address and a password for your account, etc.) and will use that information to provide the service. Kicker may also collect information relating to your activity on the Website.

Kicker does not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13 through this Site. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal identifying information to Kicker through this Site, please contact us, and we will make best efforts to efficiently delete that information from our databases.

Cookies

Kicker uses standard “cookie” technology to collect non-personal information to enhance your experience on the Site. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on a user’s computer’s hard drive so that their computer will remember information about their visit. Kicker’s cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help Kicker analyze Site usage more accurately. Kicker recommends that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site's features.

Information Sharing

Kicker reserves the right to share your information with other companies or individuals. Additionally, Kicker may share your information in the following limited circumstances:

  • Kicker may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf. Such third-party service providers have access to personally identifying information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Kicker may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Kicker's rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.
  • Kicker may transfer your personally identifying information to another entity that has acquired all or substantially all of the assets of Kicker or one of its operating divisions, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, or reorganization, insolvency, dissolution or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring entity's use of your personally identifying information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Newsletters and Kicker Emails

Kicker reserves the right to offer content subscription by email. We use email to notify you about new content and send you general information about Kicker. If you wish to receive the newsletter or other Kicker emails, we will need your e-mail address. We will store and use your e-mail address for purposes of sending out the newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

Information Security

Kicker takes reasonable security measures intended to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. It is the user’s responsibility to keep their password secure.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

Kicker may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Site. These third parties use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Kicker's Privacy Policy does not apply to, and Kicker cannot control, the activities of other advertisers or websites. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers subsequently shared with Kicker is maintained and dealt with by Kicker in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may periodically modify, alter, or update this Privacy Policy. We will alert readers to any material changes to this policy by posting the revised information here. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of Kicker constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Children’s Privacy

Our services are marketed for and directed towards young adults or with the consent of adults. Individuals under the age of 18 are advised not to use the Kicker Site without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not allowed to register for or use Kicker. We never knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 13. If we learn that we have any information or content from anyone under the age of 13, we will take commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information in a timely manner.

User Created Content

By default, all sharing through the Kicker Site is public, and when you provide Kicker with content it is published so that anyone can view it. Content published and shared publicly is accessible to everyone and you may lose any privacy rights you have regarding that content. In addition, information shared publicly may be copied and shared throughout the Internet, including through features native to the Kicker. While you are free to delete your account with Kicker, content may remain and copies of that content may exist elsewhere and be retained indefinitely, including in our systems. (Please refer to the Terms of Service for further information about the submission of User Created Content.)

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices, or your dealings with the Kicker Site, you can contact us at go@gokicker.com.

Effective Date

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 18, 2012.