Children Under 13
The Smith Baseball Academy site is not directed to children under 13 years of age. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personal identifying information. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet. We encourage parents to become involved in their kids’ online experience and to share their interest in our site with their children.
Personally identifying information (“PII”) is information about you as an identifiable individual. Smith Baseball Academy may collect PII from you offline when you communicate with us by email, mail, web form, telephone or in person. We collect personal information with you online when you visit our website(s), through e-mail, and through the use of our website. We also collect PII during transactions and events that sometimes appear on our social media pages. PII may include but is not limited to your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone and cell phone numbers, wireless service provider, and all other information that identifies you or that is subject to personal information protection legislation.
We collect information about your interaction with the Smith Baseball Academy site, products and services. For example, we use website analytics tools on our site to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, your browser add-ons, and your browser’s width and height. We also use technologies, such as cookies and web beacons (described below), to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our sites and services. Additionally, we 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.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from Smith Baseball Academy, we may use web beacons (described below), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies.
How We Use Your Information
We use your PII to provide you with the products (including print and online versions of our products), services and information that you have requested from us and to respond to your inquiries. The information we collect allows us to customize the content and/or layout of our sites for you and each other visitor. We also use your PII to notify you about updates to our websites, contact you with special offers of interest, surveys and contests, and to customize your experience.
In addition, Smith Baseball Academy makes certain PII and other information available to trusted third parties that work with us to provide products and services to our customers, that help us with marketing campaigns, or that intend to market products and services to you directly. These companies are obligated to protect the information they receive.
We retain your PII for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, to satisfy our legal obligations and to protect our legitimate interests. We may also aggregate your information with other people’s information or de-identify your information. We use this information in order to understand trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of our business. We may retain aggregated and de-identified information indefinitely.
By using the Smith Baseball Academy site, products and services, you consent to our collection of PII. When you register for an account, purchase a product or service, enter a contest or promotion, communicate with us, or use interactive portions of our sites, blogs, directories or forums, you consent to our collection of the PII in accordance with this policy that you disclose or make available to us during those activities. In some cases, we may also ask you to confirm your knowledge of the terms of this policy; however, we are not obligated to do so.
Updating Your Contact Information
If you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from Smith Baseball Academy and wish to update your email address, please click the “Manage Your Subscription” link at the bottom of any email communication.
What If I Don’t Want To Receive E-Mail From Smith Baseball Academy?
If you do not wish to receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from Smith Baseball Academy, simply click the “Manage Your Subscription” link at the bottom of any email communication.
Transfers of Information for Legal Purposes
Smith Baseball Academy may need to disclose certain information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, or search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding. Smith Baseball Academy may also disclose information to assert or defend its legal rights or in response to a law enforcement agency request. If there is a change of control in the Smith Baseball Academy business (whether by merger, sale, or otherwise) or a sale or transfer of its assets, your information could be sold or transferred as part of that transaction and your PII and other information potentially used by the Purchaser or other recipient of said information.
You acknowledge that Smith Baseball Academy is located in the United States of America (“U.S.”) and will process and store your information in the U.S., and that as a result, U.S. governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through the laws of the U.S. In addition, Smith Baseball Academy may use service providers which are be located outside of the U.S. or which may process or store information on behalf of Smith Baseball Academy outside of the U.S. If transferred to those service providers, your PII will also be subject to the laws of those other jurisdictions.
What are “Cookies” and “Web Beacons” and what do they do for me?
“Cookies” are tiny pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are also used to ensure that you are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads and to customize webpage content based on your browser type (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Explorer, for example). Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies.
Web Beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs or clear gifs – are used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We include Web Beacons in our newsletters and promotional e-mail messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
If you want to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in most Internet browsers that allows you to turn off cookies. You can also use plug-ins for your browser to see alerts for Web Beacons or to block Web Beacons when using certain browsers. You can also prevent some Web Beacons from loading by not downloading images in email messages. Please remember, however, that cookies may be required to allow you to use certain features of our sites.
Do Not Track/Third Party Advertising
We may use third-party advertising, data analytics and online targeting companies to serve ads when you visit our sites or use our products and services. We may also provide certain PII and other information to these third-parties to allow them to more effectively target advertising to you. These companies are obligated to protect your information.
When advertisements are displayed to you on our sites, products or services, one or more persistent cookies will be placed on your computer or device by us or a third party. Some of these third parties may use information (including PII) about your visits to this site and other websites and usage of applications in order to provide data and targeting recommendations based on which you may receive advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. To opt out of this practice and active Do Not Track, please click here.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings orpermanently using a browser plugin.
The Smith Baseball Academy site contains links to other sites with information gathering practices different from our own. Visitors should always consult privacy policies for all other sites, as Smith Baseball Academy has no control over information submitted to or collected by such third parties.
The Smith Baseball Academy site might offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions sponsored or co-sponsored by third parties. These third parties may obtain PII that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. Smith Baseball Academy has no control over the third-party sponsor’s use of this information. The Smith Baseball Academy site will notify you at the time of requesting PII if third-party sponsors will be provided with such information.
What about data security?
Smith Baseball Academy uses third-party websites and services to process credit cards and industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving data such as your address or credit card information exchanged with our site. You can check whether your connection is using encryption technologies by using the functions in your browser, such as whether our page is showing has having been delivered by “https”. We have also implemented other technical, physical and administrative security measures that protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you. Please note, however, that the security of your data is a shared responsibility. Our security precautions will not be effective if you access the Smith Baseball Academy site over an insecure WIFI connection or with a browser that has been compromised, do not clear your computer’s cache or that of a public computer, or if you share or choose an easy to guess password.
Additionally, you may contact your state or local consumer protection office, The Direct Marketing Association’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices, the Better Business Bureau, or The Federal Trade Commission by phone at (202) FTC-HELP (202/382-4357) and online at www.ftc.gov.
Smith Baseball Academy complies with all the stringent standards of ethical conduct set forth by the Direct Marketing Association.
Updated: October 20, 2015