Privacy Policy

HockeyIndependent.com Privacy Policy

[Last updated September 16,2009]

This privacy statement (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to all personally identifiable information (collectively, “Personal Data”) and other information that is collected by HockeyIndependent.com through its website, including www.hockeyindependent.com and www.hockeyindependent.com, (collectively, the “Site”).
Please review this Privacy Policy carefully before using the Site.

HockeyIndependent.com takes online privacy very seriously. If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at bd@hockeyindependent.com

HockeyIndependent.com Registered Users – Collection of Personal Data
To support the provision of certain features on this Site, Hockeyindependent..com may collect Personal Data should you choose to register on this Site (“HockeyIndependent.com Registered User”).

If you become a HockeyIndependent.com Registered User, from time to time
HockeyIndependent.com may request information, including Personal Data about you such as your name and email addresses. Providing Personal Data is entirely optional, although some Site features may not work without it. Wherever we request Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to us via the Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Quantcast and the authorized third parties referred to herein for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Using “Cookie” Technology
HockeyIndependent.com and certain HockeyIndependent.com Partners use a software technology called “cookies” to collect non-personal information about Internet visitors. Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify the browser you use to access the Internet. We use cookies to understand your use of Internet sites, remember your preferences and improve your experience when using the Services. Most browsers come pre-configured to accept cookies, but you can adjust your browser settings to refuse all cookies or to specify the conditions under which it will allow a cookie to be set. Some HockeyIndependent.com features may not function correctly if cookies are disabled.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, and gather broad Internet usage and demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to Personal Data and are not themselves considered Personal Data. We may also collect other Log File information such as the type of browser software a visitor uses to access the Internet (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox , Netscape, etc.); type of operating system (i.e. Windows, OS X, etc.); or the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider and referring web site address.

Visitors From Outside of the US
The Site and the servers upon which the Site are hosted are located in the United States. All matters and material related to the site is governed by the laws of the State of New York in the United States. Any Personal Data that users outside of the U.S. provide via the Site will be transferred to the United States, and by visiting the Site and submitting Personal Data, you authorize this transfer.

Sharing and Disclosing Your Personal Data
In addition to the disclosures of Personal Data described above, there are certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Sale of HockeyIndependent.com: In the event of a sale or transfer of the assets of our business we may transfer information, including Personal Data to the acquiring entity. We will include provisions in any selling agreement that the purchaser treat Personal Data in the same manner required by this Privacy Policy, inclusive of any amendments to this Privacy Policy. All information, including Personal Data, collected through our Site is considered a trade secret of HockeyIndependent.com. As the owner of such information, we may disclose or sell such information as an asset of the company in conjunction with the sale to a third party of our company or a portion of our assets.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties:
HockeyIndependent.com sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we endeavor to provide them only with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements:
HockeyIndependent.com reserves the right to use or disclose any Personal Data without notice or consent as needed to comply with federal and state law; to conduct investigations of complaints; to protect the integrity of our Site; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; and to cooperate in any legal investigation.

Linked Sites
Our Site may contain links to other Sites. Please be aware that HockeyIndependent.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave any of our Sites and to read the privacy policies of every website that collects Personal Data. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by our Site.

Exclusions
This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information (such as comments and feedback) you provide to HockeyIndependent.com through the Site and/or that you post to any public areas of the Site, such as comments, blogs and discussion boards (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All such Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and HockeyIndependent.com shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution. You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Unsolicited Information online, that Unsolicited Information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address in comments sections or online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from others.

HockeyIndependent.com has no control over the use of Personal Data that you voluntarily post in public forums. HockeyIndependent.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or communication (including email) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

Security
We take security seriously. It is our top priority to ensure that all current and future information collected from our users is secure and we use commercial best practices to protect our systems.

Notification of Changes
From time to time we may make changes to our Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will post them on the Site so users will always understand what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any changes to the policy when she or he uses the Site after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use users’ Personal Data in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will post a notice on our Site for 30 days.