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FAU Owl Access Privacy Policy

FAUOwlAccess.com ("FAUOwlAccess.com") takes your privacy seriously. Earning and maintaining your trust is important to us. We want you to understand what information we gather from you, how this information is used and protected, and what choices you have about how your information is used.
 
This Privacy Policy and Agreement ("Privacy Policy") discloses the privacy practices of the FAUOwlAccess.com  or A1AInteractive.com (Website). By using the Website, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by FAUOwlAccess.com  online.
 
We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, and therefore encourage you to revisit this page periodically or when you notice new features on the Website.
 
Please know that any information you reveal in a Website public forum (such as a message board, posting, chat room/event, or similar electronic public venues) is not protected by this Privacy Policy. Such postings will be seen by Website members and/or guests and third parties not related to FAUOwlAccess.com . What you write could be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.
 
Also, if you access a third party website from a link on the Website, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should consult the privacy policy of each website you visit.
 
SECTION I
INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU
A. Information Collected by FAUOwlAccess.com  or on Behalf of FAUOwlAccess.com
 
1. In General.
FAUOwlAccess.com  collects two kinds of information: (1) Personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") voluntarily provided by visitors through optional registration or other methods and (2) non-personally identifiable information routinely gathered as visitors navigate through our Website.
 
2. Personal Information.
You are free to visit and use our Website without providing any Personal Information. However, FAUOwlAccess.com  offers services on our Website that require registration and/or submission of Personal Information. In order to register or otherwise take advantage of the products and personalized services that we offer on our Website, you will have to provide Personal Information. The Personal Information we might request from you may include your name, address, email address, phone number and, if you are making a purchase of goods or services, your billing and credit card information. Providing FAUOwlAccess.com  with your Personal Information is strictly voluntary.
 
By way of example only, some situations in which we may request Personal Information include: when you register to become a Member of our Website and/or when you update your Member Profile on our Website; when you register to receive our informational Newsletter(s); when you purchase a product or service from our Online Store; when you enter a contest, sweepstakes or promotion on our Website; when you participate in a survey on our Website; or to when you wish to participate in one of our interactive forums, including chat rooms or posting boards. The ways in which we collect Personal Information are described in more details below.
 
In some cases, we must share your Personal Information in order to fulfill your request(s). For example, we may use third party credit card processing companies and shipping fulfillment companies to fulfill your order. Additionally, from time to time we offer products or services on our Websites that are provided by a third party. Also, sometimes we offer contests and sweepstakes with another party. If you do not wish for us to share your Personal Information in this manner, please do not place orders on our Website or participate in contests or sweepstakes.
 
Registration & Member Profile.
In order to obtain access to certain products, services, and/or content available on our Website (e.g., message boards, newsletters or subscription content), you must complete a registration form. Our Registration Form and Member Profile pages request that you submit the following information: your name, a selected username and password, email address, mailing address, zip code and credit card information (if you are making a purchase of goods or services). We use the Personal Information you provide through registration to allow access to premium content; bill you and conduct other billing and account activity; and respond to any questions that you submit. From time to time we might need to update you about your account, contact you regarding a billing question, notify you about changes to our services, or otherwise send you service-related announcements. For example, if a service to which you have subscribed is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email to notify you of the service suspension. Or, we may need to contact you with respect to a billing matter. You will not be able to unsubscribe from these transactional emails. You will be permitted to unsubscribe from all other emails that are not transactional in nature.
 
In those circumstances, we will use your Personal Information to contact to you. By registering for our services, you consent to FAUOwlAccess.com  contacting you about your account. Based upon the Personal Information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We may also call you at the telephone number that you provide in your registration to welcome you to FAUOwlAccess.com. If you do you not wish FAUOwlAccess.com  to contact you regarding your account or your progress, please do not register on our Website. You are of course free to unsubscribe to any other emails that you receive from us.
See the section entitled "Your Privacy Choices” below for more details about opting-out from non-transactional email subscriptions and newsletters.
 
Emails & Newsletters
You may register to receive email subscriptions and newsletters from FAUOwlAccess.com  by visiting your Account page and opting in to receive the subscriptions or newsletters of your choosing. To receive emails and newsletters from FAUOwlAccess.com  you must provide your email address. FAUOwlAccess.com  also offers a "Tell a Friend" (a.k.a. "Refer a Friend") feature that enables you to send articles and other content to your friends. When you use FAUOwlAccess.com 's "Tell a Friend" feature, we do not store your friend's email address. We use your friend's email address only for the purpose of sending your friend the article or content you requested and for no other purpose, unless otherwise disclosed to you at the time you send the email.
 
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests, sweepstakes, promotions or surveys on or through our Website. If you participate, we will request certain Personal Information from you. Participation in these contests, sweepstakes, or surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, email, and/or shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
 
Sometimes we may offer these contests or sweepstakes together with another party, or we may use a third party service provider to help us conduct the promotion. In order to administer the promotion and/or provide the winner(s) with a prize, we may need to share your Personal Information with a third party who is helping us conduct the promotion or co-sponsoring the promotion with us. We will notify you within the Official Rules of promotions if another party is co-sponsoring the promotion with us. If we are using a third party service provider, the third party service provider will be prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purpose.
 
Editorial/Interview Requests
A member of the FAUOwlAccess.com  editorial team may contact members via email, telephone or postal mail for potential interviews and feature stories. Participation in editorial or interview requests is strictly voluntary and you are free to refuse to participate. If you do choose to participate, however, you should be aware that we may use your name, likeness, statements, quotes, and other Personal Information.
 
3. Non-personally Identifiable Information
You may use our Website without registering or submitting any Personal Information. In that case, the only information we will collect from you is general, aggregated, demographic, or other non-personal information.
 
We use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies and log files to track non-personal information about visitors to our Website in the aggregate. We may also share non-personal information with third parties such as advertisers and partners. This non-personal, aggregate data is used to analyze trends, to track user movement around the Website, and to gather demographic information about how members, subscribers, and/or visitors use our Website.
 
In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an email or newsletter you may receive from us, your browser may be momentarily directed to the site of a third party which, acting on FAUOwlAccess.com 's behalf (see  Section III below), notes or "counts" your response to the email or newsletter before re-directing your browser to its proper destination. This re-direction process will not be apparent to you. Your Personal Information will not be recorded by this third party.
 
Cookies
A cookie is a small text file stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on our Website to determine the number of unique visitors, to personalize your online experience, to identify returning visitors, and to provide you with advertisements and messages of interest to you. FAUOwlAccess.com  does not store any Personal Information in any cookies on your computer. However, we do link the non-personal information we store in cookies to your Personal Information.
Also, companies offering products or services through our Website may use their own cookies. This Privacy Policy covers the use and placement of cookies by FAUOwlAccess.com  only, and does not cover the use or placement of cookies by any third party.
 
Your browser may be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookie(s), you will be restricted to certain free areas of our Website and will be unable to access areas of the Website available to paid members.
 
We also use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Web site. This company may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by this company visit the company section of this site.
 
Web Beacons
Our third party advertising partners employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs) that help us to validate sales on our Website. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the non-personal information gathered by clear gifs to your Personal Information, and we do not use web beacons to collect any Personal Information from or about you or to track your activities across websites generally.
 
Log Files
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information (which does not identify individual users) to analyze trends, to administer the Website, and to identify and solve hardware and software problems as they arise. We may link this automatically-collected data to your Personal Information for the purpose of determining your interests and to offer you goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
 
4. Tracking and Merging Information from Other Sources.
If you register on our Website and provide us with Personal Information, we may link non-personal, aggregated tracking data with your online Personal Information through use of cookies, log files and other non-personal information collection.
 
We may also supplement the Personal Information we collect from you with non-personal or personal information from other, third party sources (e.g., Experian Information Solutions, Inc.). We will merge this third party information with Personal Information you have provided to us. The composite information about you will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
 
We perform this tracking and merging to assist us in evaluating and improving our Website, products, and services; to determine your preferences so that we can tailor our Website, products, and services to your needs; to provide you with targeted marketing offers that we think may be of interest to you.
 
B. Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on Behalf of FAUOwlAccess.com
Sponsors, partners or advertisers on the Website or in emails, special promotions, or newsletters we send you may also use their own cookies or web beacons when you click on their advertisement or link to their website or service, or even if the advertisement simply appears on a page or in an email that you are viewing.
 
We do not control third parties' use of cookies or web beacons, or how they manage the non-personal information they gather through them. Please review the privacy policy of other sites you visit or link to from our site to understand how these other sites use cookies and how they use the information they collect through the use of cookies or web beacons on their own sites.
 
C. Children
 
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. This Website is not designed for, nor is it intended to attract, children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information directly from any person under the age of 13, and if we do inadvertently collect information from a person under the age of 13, we delete it as soon as we discover it.

D. Public Forums
As mentioned above, this Privacy Policy does not protect you when you use FAUOwlAccess.com  public forums. As a service to our users, FAUOwlAccess.com  features chat rooms and bulletin boards where users can share FAU sports information.  In addition, we occasionally offer online discussions on a variety of topics moderated by experts. You should be aware that any information shared in a chat room, bulletin board, or online discussion is public information and may be seen, disclosed to, or collected by third parties that do not adhere to our Privacy Policy. You should think carefully before disclosing any personal information in any public forum.
 
E. Emails to FAUOwlAccess.com
This Privacy Policy does not protect you when you send business information, ideas, concepts or inventions to FAUOwlAccess.com  by email to the contacts listed on the "Contact Us" link on our Website. If you want to keep business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to FAUOwlAccess.com .
 
SECTION II
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
 
Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, FAUOwlAccess.com  will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you on our Website without your prior permission. Except as set forth herein, you will have the opportunity to opt-in to FAUOwlAccess.com  sharing your Personal Information with third parties, and you can withdraw your consent to FAUOwlAccess.com  sharing your information at any time.

In some circumstances, we must disclose your Personal Information to third parties who help us administer our Website or our services. These third parties are required to keep your information confidential and do not use your information for any purpose other than the purpose under which your information was collected. See Section III (C), Disclosure to Outside Contractors for more information. Additionally, we offer the goods or services of third parties in our Online Store, and in other places on our Website. If you should make a purchase, we will have to disclose your information to these third parties so that your order can be placed and processed. See Section II (D), Disclosure to Third Party Sellers for more information. We also disclose your information to our Affiliates (defined below).
We may also release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, court order, or legal process; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, or to protect the rights and/or property of FAUOwlAccess.com . Additionally, in the unlikely event that the entirety of our business is sold, liquidated, merged, or transferred to a third party, we may transfer all personal and non-personal information to the party purchasing or merging with us. See Section II (G), Other Disclosures for more information.
 
A. Disclosure to FAUOwlAccess.com  Affiliates
We may disclose information (including Personal Information) about you to our Affiliates. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Affiliates" means any person or entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with FAUOwlAccess.com , whether by ownership or otherwise. Any information relating to you that we provide to our Affiliates will be treated by those Affiliates in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.
 
B. Disclosure to Third Parties Generally
Occasionally we may invite you to be contacted by third parties whose goods or services may be of interest to you. We will only share your Personal Information with these third parties if you grant us permission to do so.
 
We may provide third parties with non-personal information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we provide our advertisers and other third parties with aggregate, non-personal information about our Website users, including the number of unique users who visit our Website, the demographic breakdown of the registered users of our Website, or the activities that visitors to our Website engage in while on our Website.
 
C. Disclosure to Outside Contractors
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, "Outside Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to our Website, including but not limited to maintaining an email suppression list as required by state and/or federal law; hosting and maintaining our chat rooms and message boards; providing credit card processing and shipping fulfillment; fraud screening; testing and implementation of special services; and developing applications for our Website and email services. These Outside Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected on our Website, including your Personal Information, in the course of providing products or services to us. Access to your Personal Information by these Outside Contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the Outside Contractors to perform their limited function for us.
 
D. Disclosure to Third Party Sellers
Through our Website, you may be given the opportunity to purchase (or to obtain more information) regarding certain content, products or services which are sold through a person or company other than us or our Affiliates (collectively, "Third Party Sellers"). In addition, if you purchase a product or service through one of our co-branded stores (rather than through our Online Store), you will likely be purchasing the product through a Third Party Seller, not from us. We will attempt to notify you when you are dealing with a Third Party Seller by opening a new browser or otherwise notifying you that you are leaving our Website. For example, if you see a phrase such as "powered by" or "brought to you by" followed by the name of a person or company other than FAUOwlAccess.com , then you are likely on, or about to enter, a website hosted or operated by a person or company other than us. Third Party Sellers may request that you submit certain Personal Information (e.g., name and address for shipment purposes) to them in order to purchase their products or services or to obtain additional information from them. Alternatively, we may offer the products or services of these Third Party Sellers in our Online Store or elsewhere through our Website. If you should make a purchase of these products or services, we will transmit your purchase data and your Personal Information to the Third Party Seller so that the transaction can be processed.
 
If you do not wish for a Third Party Seller to have access to your Personal Information, please do not make a purchase in our Online Store (or elsewhere on our Website). By submitting the requested information, you affirmatively consent to have that information shared with the Third Party Seller. This information is used by the Third Party Seller and may be subject to a different privacy policy. We do not otherwise share or disclose your Personal Information to Third Party Sellers unless you give us permission to do so.
 
E. Disclosure to or by Co-branded Channel Partners
FAUOwlAccess.com  is a contractor and provides co-branded content and services to websites hosted and operated by companies other than FAUOwlAccess.com  ("Channel Partner Websites"). You can only access these co-branded content and services through the Channel Partner Website.  The co-branded FAUOwlAccess.com  pages that you may access through a Channel Partner Website have different registration processes and opportunities for information collection, and Personal Information that you provide on these pages may be shared with the Channel Partners. Each of these co-branded FAUOwlAccess.com  websites has its own privacy policy posted on that site, which explains what information is disclosed by and between the hosting parties. If you visit one of these co-branded FAUOwlAccess.com  websites, please read the privacy policy that is posted on that website, as well as the individual privacy policy of the Channel Partner Website.
 
F. Disclosure to Linked Sites
In addition to the third party websites that you may access as described above, for your convenience there are links to websites operated by companies other than FAUOwlAccess.com  ("Third Party Websites") that are not contractors who provide content or services through our Website. These links may be found in advertisements, referenced within content, or placed beside the names or logos of sponsors. FAUOwlAccess.com  does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Websites without obtaining your consent. In addition, FAUOwlAccess.com  does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites. If you choose to link to one of these Third party Websites, you should review the privacy policy posted on the other site to understand how that Third Party Website collects and uses your Personal Information.
 
G. Other Disclosures
We reserve the right to transfer information to a third party in the event of a sale, liquidation, merger, or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of FAUOwlAccess.com . We will endeavor, in good faith, to gain the third party's agreement and adherence to the terms of this Privacy Policy. In addition, we will notify users of any such transfer through notice on our Website and through email.
 
SECTION III
HOW FAUOWLACCESS.COM  HANDLES SECURITY
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link www.verisign.com.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
 
If you have any questions about security on our Website, please email us at
 
SECTION IV
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will only use Personal Information for the purposes described above or as otherwise disclosed at the time we request such information from you. You may also change your preference and "opt-out" of receiving voluntary, non-transactional communications by changing that option in your Member Profile and/or Subscription Profile feature of our Website, following the directions provided in association with the communication, or by contacting privacy@FAUOwlAccess.com . You may also change your mind as to whether FAUOwlAccess.com  may share your information with third parties by changing the option in your Member Profile and/or Subscription Profile, or sending an email to privacy@FAUOwlAccess.com .
 
Except as otherwise stated herein, users of our Website are notified when Personal Information is being collected by third parties on our Website.

Please know too that you may always choose not to provide information, though it might be needed to take advantage of offers or Website features. You can add or update certain information you provide to us through your Member Account or by contacting help@FAUOwlAccess.com .
 
SECTION V
UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CONTACTING FAUOWLACCESS.COM
You can always contact us in order to (1) update or correct your Personal Information, (2) change your preferences with respect to communications and other information you receive from us or third parties, or (3) delete the Personal Information maintained about you on our systems, by accessing your Account page or by contacting privacy@FAUOwlAccess.com . Such updates, corrections, changes and deletions will not have an effect on other information that we maintain, or information that we have provided to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy prior to such update, correction, change, or deletion.
 
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to FAUOwlAccess.com  from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, we promise that upon receiving your request, all Personal Information stored in the databases we actively use for research and daily business activities, and other readily searchable media, will be disabled.
 
SECTION VI
CONTACT US WITH PRIVACY-RELATED QUESTIONS
If you have a complaint or problem, you may email us at help@FAUOwlAccess.com  and we will forward your complaint to the appropriate internal FAUOwlAccess.com  department for a response or resolution. We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or feel that we are not abiding by the terms of our posted Privacy Policy, please contact us in any of the following ways:
 
Send an email to:
privacy@FAUOwlAccess.com
Or, send a letter to:
FAUOwlAccess.com
15 East Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Attn: Privacy / Legal
Or, send a fax to:
(561) 908-2047
Attn: Privacy / Legal
 
BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT USE OUR WEBSITE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEBSITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL MEAN THAT YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES.
 
Effective Date: This policy was last updated on August 10, 2009.