Last revised: July 27, 2002
FantasySharks.com shares your concern about the protection of your personal information online. This is our policy regarding the privacy of information we collect on our web sites.
Information Gathered and Tracked by Sharks Fantasy Sports, LLC.
Sharks Fantasy Sports, LLC gathers two types of data about users: (a) personal information, which individual users provide (i) when registering as a member of FantasySharks.com, our free flagship site, and (ii) voluntarily at certain other points, such as contests or surveys; and (b) tracking information, which is automatically collected about all visitors to our sites.
Personal information is gathered in several places on our web sites. We will always provide a secure area of our sites for you to enter your information.
Currently, we do not require users to become members of FantasySharks.com in order to have access to our free commentary, analysis and news, but if you’d like to receive one or more of our free email newsletters, or become a paid subscriber to our service, we require you to register to become a member. In order to register, you’ll have to supply us with your email address.
Message Boards and Chats
We provide message boards and chats for discussion of various topics. Although any user of FantasySharks.com may read messages posted to the boards, only FantasySharks.com registered users are permitted to post on the boards. No additional personal information is required to post on the boards. Please note that information you post to a message board or chat will be available for any user of that service to read, and is no longer private.
At certain times, you may be asked to participate in surveys, which are generally aimed at obtaining general information. Because information obtained in these surveys is connected with individual subscribers and is used internally to better market our services, participation is voluntary. In addition, some columnists will on occasion take polls of their readers. Such polls are solely for the editorial use of the individual columnists, and participation is voluntary.
Contests and Purchases
We sometimes offer contests in which certain personal information is required for registration, for purposes of verifying the entrants’ identities and notifying the winners. If the contest is being administered by a third party, this information will be disclosed to that third party. We also require shipping and billing information in order to fulfill online purchases of tangible items, such as books and videos.
Tracking data consists of both individual and aggregated tracking information and is automatically gathered using “cookies”.
What is a “cookie”?
A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a user’s login name, that is written to the user’s hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited. The individual information gathered in this manner is used for internal purposes only, such as accessing a member’s account information. We also use the information on an aggregate basis, to track the readership of stories and analyze traffic patterns on our site.
Tracking by our Advertisers
In addition to cookies placed by FantasySharks.com, advertisers and advertising vendors that serve ads onto our web sites may use their own cookies or other tracking technologies. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any such advertisers and vendors.
Use of the Information
If you partake, or we reasonably suspect that you are partaking, in any illegal activity, we may disclose your personal information without a subpoena, warrant or other court order to the extent we feel is necessary to cooperate with appropriate authorities.
We reserve the right to transfer any personal information or tracking information that we have collected to a third party in the event that we sell or otherwise transfer substantially all of our assets related to any web site that we own or operate and any product or service that we offer.
Sharks Fantasy Sports, LLC uses reasonable security methods to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers, nor can we guarantee that information that users supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
FantasySharks.com reserves the right to modify this policy effective seven (7) days after the posting of the revised policy.