Zen Golf understands your concerns as to how your information is used and shared, and we wish, by providing you with this Privacy Statement, to gain your trust and confidence in how we care for your personal information.
DOES ZEN GOLF COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Information provided by users
Zen Golf collects personally identifiable information when individuals provide the information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from registering with Zen Golf, or from submitting the information on the Zen Golf website. Zen Golf may also gather information through a contest or sweepstakes registration, the registration process for subscription or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., chat and forums), suggestions, voting/polling activities and transactional areas, and referrals from members and others. Individual members may also submit personally identifiable information about other individuals (not members of a Zen Golf ) potentially interested in meeting or networking with other members. This information may include name, employer, business market segment, phone and fax and fax numbers, and e-mail address. members are not to upload confidential or non-public information about other persons.
We use this information for such purposes as responding to members’ requests or inquiries, improving our services, informing you of activities and offers of our business partners, communicating with you regarding your account status, and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.
Upon request, Zen Golf will use reasonable efforts to allow Zen Golf members or website users to update or correct personal information previously submitted by them to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. If you are not a Zen Golf member and your contact information has been submitted to Zen Golf by another person, and you would like it removed, please contact Zen Golf. Upon the request for your contact information to be deleted from the Zen Golf website, Zen Golf will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information being retained by Zen Golf because of the nature in which backups of data are maintained. Requests for updating, correcting, or deletion of your information should be submitted to Zen Golf.
Information automatically provided
We track user behavior on our website automatically. That information may include your IP address, your domain server, your type of computer, your type of web browser and statistical information regarding the pages you visit. We use this information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners.
DOES ZEN GOLF SHARE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
Companies offering promotions, products or services
Except as noted below, personally identifiable information pertaining to an individual user will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to "opt out" of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from Zen Golf and/or any third parties. In addition, Zen Golf may occasionally send e-mail promotions out to its members on behalf of third-party sponsors. In this instance, unless you have given us your permission to do so, we will not send these types of promotions to you and we don't share your personally identifiable information with these third parties. Upon request, Zen Golf will allow any user to opt out of promotional contacts at any time.
Zen Golf may disclose information about individuals in its system to third parties who provide services to Zen Golf and who agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. These third parties may provide a variety of services to Zen Golf, including, without limitation, fulfilling product orders, managing or hosting the website, helping create new content and promotions for the site, and sending or coordinating the sending of marketing communications to users who have consented to receive such materials. In situations where a user has supplied his or her information in connection with a question or request for information about a product or service offered by one of our business partners, we may also send the information he or she has supplied to the business partners that offer such products or services.
We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base as well as aggregated user behavior data with third parties, such as potential advertisers. We do not link, however, this data with personally identifiable information.
Content, partners and links to other websites
We may provide or link to content that is created by a third-party partner website that offers products and services. Such third-party sites may collect information in order to facilitate that transaction process or make the use of the content more productive and efficient. In these circumstances, the information collected may be shared between Zen Golf and these third parties. Users should consult the privacy policies posted on these third party websites as well. In addition, our website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Zen Golf does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy polices on these third party websites.
Other subscription and/or registration-based services
Information you publicly post
Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the Zen Golf website section that is open to the general public (for example, any public forums, classifieds or chat areas that may be provided on the Zen Golf website, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Zen Golf. Please do not post any personal information on any public section of the Zen Golf website that you expect to keep private.
Disclosures required by law
Zen Golf will disclose information to governmental or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes. Further, Zen Golf may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud, or to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of this Statement.
To the extent that we may collect personally identifiable financial information, such as credit card information, that you have volunteered to us in order to conduct a transaction through our website, such financial information would only be shared with either the government, if we are so required by law (see above), or third party service providers or partners who are assisting Zen Golf in processing your requested transaction, which transaction requires the use of your financial information, such as a sale or license of products. Under the latter circumstance, such third parties would only receive your personally identifiable financial information upon agreeing to maintain its confidentiality and to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
With your consent
Other than as explained above, Zen Golf will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing.
WHAT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
This website incorporates appropriate safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information we have collected, and we have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss, misuse and alteration. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as required and only authorized individuals have access to the information you provide us. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement.
You hereby acknowledge that Zen Golf is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
This website is not directed to children, and Zen Golf does not knowingly solicit information from any person under the age of 18. Should a child whom we know to be under 18 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or a parent or guardian) to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.
TERMS AND MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
By using the website, you signify your agreement to the terms of our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use the site. Zen Golf may modify this Privacy Statement at any time. If a material change is made to this Privacy Statement and/or the way we use our users' personally identifiable information, then we will post prominent notice of the nature of such change on the first page of this Privacy Statement and also on our home page. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Statement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it. Your continued use of the site indicates your assent to any changes to this Privacy Statement.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the privacy practices of this website, or if you want to exercise any of the rights that you are given under this Privacy Statement, contact us today.
This Privacy Statement took effect September 10, 2008 .