Privacy Policy

We provide this privacy policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Last change: March 1, 2023.



Thank you for visiting the website of NATIONAL MATCH PLAY (“NMP”). NMP is collectively referred to in this document as “we” or “us”. Your privacy is important to us. As such, we provide this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by this digital service which includes any online or mobile websites, applications or digital services owned, operated or offered by, on behalf of, us, including any online or mobile website, application or digital service installation through which this Privacy Policy appears (each a “Service,” collectively the “Services”). “Users” are persons that use the Services.

We note that California law requires us to provide certain information about how we collect and use the personal information of California residents and to grant those California residents certain rights with respect to their data. If you are a California resident, please see Section VII of this Policy for these disclosures and a description of your privacy rights, including a right to access, delete, or opt out of the sale of your personal information.

I. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

NMP does not sell your personal information. We use your personal information to provide Services to you and enhance your experience while using the Services. We receive both information that is directly provided to us, such as personal information you provide when you visit the Services, and information that is passively or automatically collected from you, such as anonymous information collected from your browser or device. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to all of this as the “Information”.

1. Information You Provide To Us.

At some Services, you can register, order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters or text message alerts, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. In the course of these various offerings, we often seek to collect from you various forms of information, such as: full name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. NMP does not collect your Social Security Number.

At some Services, you may also be able to submit Information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and e‑mail address to share tournament registration, send an electronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient’s name and address. This Information may include, for instance, a recipient’s name, address, e‑mail address, and telephone number.

2. Payment Information.

NMP does not collect payment information such as credit card numbers or security codes, and
does not store any such information. Any payment information will be provided by the User
directly to a payment processor, such as PayPal.

3. Information That is Passively or Automatically Collected.

We, and our “Partners” including third party service providers, and platforms, agencies, and distribution partners and other partners, may use automated means to collect various types of Information about you, your computer or other device used to access, or in connection with, our Services. A representative, non‑exhaustive list of the types of automatically collected information may include: network or Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T) and domains used by such providers, mobile network, device identifiers, device settings, device attributes, browser settings, the web pages of the Services you have visited, Services visited before and after you visit a Service, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view the Service (e.g., iOS, Android). Please see our Section titled Cookies And Other User Technologies for more information about how the foregoing Information may be collected and used.

4. Geo‑location Information.

We do not collect geo‑location information from Users.

5. Information Collected By and From Social Media Services and Other Third Party Platforms.

You also can engage with our content, such as video, games, applications, and other offerings, on or through social media services or other third‑party platforms, such as Facebook, or other third‑party social media plug‑ins, integrations and applications. When you engage with our content on or through social media services or other third‑party platforms, plug‑ins, integrations or applications, you may allow us to have access to certain Information in your profile. This may include your name, e‑mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, an ID associated with the applicable third‑party platform or social media account user files, like photos and videos, your list of friends or connections, people you follow and/or who follow you, or your posts or “likes.” For a description on how social media services and other third‑party platforms, plug‑ins, integrations or applications handle your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies and terms of use, which may permit you to modify your privacy settings.

When we interact with you through our content on third party websites, applications, integrations or platforms, we may obtain any information regarding your interaction with that content, such as content you have viewed, your game performance, and high scores.

II. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

We, along with our Partners, may use the Information to:

  1. Provide and communicate with you about the Services or your account with us;
  2. Fulfill your requests regarding the Services, including without limitation requests for newsletters and notifications;
  3. Respond to your inquiries, and notify you if you have won a contest;
  4. Communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you;
  5. Enforce the legal terms (including without limitation our policies and terms of service) that govern your use of our Services, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the Information;
  6. Provide technical support for the Services;
  7. Prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through the Services;
  8. Protect the safety of our Users;
  9. Perform analysis regarding how you use the Services or any part thereof;
  10. Send gifts, cards, invitations or emails if you use these services, to your designated recipients.

When you provide information from your social media account, it can help enable us to do things like (1) give you exclusive content, (2) personalize your online experience with us within and outside our Services, (3) contact you through the social media service or directly by sending you the latest news, special offerings, and rewards, and (4) enable you to share your experience and content via social media services. When you provide information about yourself to us through an application, through our Services, or on social media services or other third‑party platforms, it may be publicly viewed by other members of these services and we cannot prevent further use of the information by third parties.

We or a Partner may use “cookies” or similar technologies to associate certain of the Information with a unique identifier that then associates the Information with your device or browser. For information about how these technologies work and how we may use them, please go to Section IV, titled Cookies And Other User Technologies. Please also be aware that if you choose to submit Information or content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, comments sent to our television personalities, a posting to a blog or a discussion board, or a video), we may publish that Information and content, along with other Information about you (such as your name, screen name or location). Likewise, if you register and create a profile with our Service, the screen name you select as well as other content you submit to your profile (e.g., photos, comments, video, reviews) will be displayed publicly on the Service, is searchable, can be found by third parties and may be reused and redistributed by us in our sole discretion. See our Terms of Service for details on our use of content you submit.

III. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

We may disclose the Information as follows:

  • To service providers or Partners that we have engaged to perform business‑related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that: (a) conduct research and analytics; (b) create content; (c) provide customer, technical or operational support; (d) conduct or support marketing (such as email platforms); (e) fulfill orders and user requests; (f) handle payments; (g) host our Services, forums and online communities; (h) administer contests; (i) maintain databases; and (j) otherwise support our Services.
  • In response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or in response to a law enforcement or government agency’s request.
  • With third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action (in our sole discretion) regarding potentially illegal activities, suspected fraud, to protect our rights and safety and the rights and safety of others, situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or the Services, or violations of our policies, the law or our Terms of Service, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Services.

We may transfer some or all of your Information if we undergo a business transition, like a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or part of our assets, or if a substantial portion of our or of a business unit’s assets is sold or merged, so the acquiring partner can provide, improve and communicate with you about their own, or their marketing partners’ products and services.

Please note that the Services covered by this Privacy Policy may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, promotions, games, applications, or social network integrations) that is sponsored by or co‑branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain information from their visitors. We have no control over these third parties’ use of this information, which is subject to their own privacy policies.

IV. COOKIES AND OTHER USER TECHNOLOGIES.

We use cookies and other technologies to provide our Services to you. We also may work with Partners to help them perform user analytics. These technologies may also be used to learn more about our Users. We describe some of these technologies below.

Cookies. To enhance your online experience, we and our Partners use “cookies”, “web beacons” or other tracking technologies. Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. We use cookies or other tracking technologies to understand Service and Internet usage and to improve or customize the products, content, offerings, or services we offer. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our Services (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to a Service), save your password in password‑protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our Services. We also may use cookies or other tracking technologies to help us offer you products, content, offerings or services that may be of interest to you when you visit this Service, or when you visit other websites or applications. We or a third‑party platform with whom we work may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized content, offers, or services from us or other sites. These cookies contain no information intended to identify you personally. The cookies may be associated with de‑identified demographic or other data linked to or derived from data you voluntarily have submitted to us (e.g., your email address) that we may share with a service provider solely in hashed, non‑human readable form.

Syncing Cookies and Identifiers. We may work with our Partners (for instance, third party ad platforms) to synchronize unique, anonymous identifiers (such as those associated with cookies) in order to match our Partners’ uniquely coded user identifiers to our own.

Locally Stored Objects. The Services may employ locally stored objects (“LSOs”) and other client side storage tracking technologies in certain situations where they help to provide a better user experience, such as to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies, or in order to perform user, website or market analytics. In addition, some, but not all browsers, provide the ability to remove LSOs, sometimes within cookie and privacy settings.

Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You may be able to set your browser to warn you before accepting certain cookies or to refuse certain cookies. However, if you disable the use of cookies in your web browser, some features of the Services may be difficult to use or inoperable.

Web Beacons. We and our Partners may also use “web beacons” or clear GIFs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on a Service or in an email, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a Service or email. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that Service. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards, etc.).

Mobile Device Identifiers and SDKs. We also sometimes use, or partner with publishers, publisher‑facing, or app developer platforms that use mobile Software Development Kits (“SDKs”), or use an SDK with a mobile app that we offer, to collect Information, such as mobile identifiers, and Information connected to how mobile devices interact with our Services and those using our Services. A mobile SDK may include technology that is the mobile app version of a web beacon (see “Web Beacons” above). These SDKs feature computer code that app developers can include to allow data to be collected, and related services or analytics to be performed.

By visiting the Service, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Service through the technologies described above, as well as similar technologies developed in the future, and that we may use such tracking technologies in the emails we send to you.

Our unaffiliated Partners and third parties may themselves set and access their own tracking technologies when you visit our Services and they may have access to information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites or applications when you use the Service. Their use of such tracking technologies is not in our control and is subject to their own privacy policies.

V. WEBSITE ANALYTICS

We may use Google Analytics to analyze traffic. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies by visiting the Google Affiliate’s Cookie Usage site: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie‑usage. To opt out of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Sites, you can download and install the Browser Plugin available by going to the Google Analytics Opt‑out Browser add‑on page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.

VI. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY

1. Linked Services

Some of the Services contain links to or integrations with other services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media services and platforms whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult these other services’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

2. International Transfer

This Service is governed by and operated in accordance with US law. If you are located outside of the US, you use this Service at your own risk. Your Information may be transferred to and processed in the United States where many of our central databases operate. By using this Service, you acknowledge that the data protection and other laws of other countries, such as the United States, may provide a less comprehensive or protective standard of protection than those in your country, and consent to your Information being collected, processed and transferred as set forth in this Privacy Policy and US law.

3. Data Security

We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the Information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the Information that we collect and store.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of Information, we cannot assure you that Information will never be disclosed, altered or destroyed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

4. How You Can Access or Correct Information

Access to certain personal Information that is collected from our Services and that we maintain may be available to you. For example, if you created a password‑protected account within our Service, you can access that account to review certain Information you provided. You may use the automated process available for requesting access to or correcting your personal Information. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.

5. Opting Out of Marketing Communications

If you have signed up to receive our e‑mails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this Service, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing e‑mail you receive from this Service. If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may follow the instructions to stop the delivery of such messages, which may include by replying “STOP” to the received text message.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect information from children. We may sometimes ask the user to provide us with the user’s age information. If the person indicates that he or she is under 13 years old, as permitted by law, we will (i) collect no or limited personal information (e.g. persistent identifier and/or email address only) from that individual, (ii) inform the child that a parent’s verifiable consent is required, and/or (iii) collect the email address of the user’s parent in addition to the user’s email address. We may use the parent’s email address to seek the parent’s verifiable consent or notify the parent of his/her child’s online activities and enable the parent to unsubscribe his/her child from a newsletter or other similar activity. Once a parent provides consent, we may use any information collected from a child consistent with the rest of this Privacy Policy and/or the terms of the consent provided by the parent. If a user is under 13, we will not condition his/her participation in an online activity on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. If you would like to review any personal information that we have collected online from your child, have this personal information deleted from our active servers, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of your child’s personal information, or if you have questions about these information practices, you may contact us at support@nationalmatchplay.com.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

Many of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, which means Information we collect will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you use or visit our Sites from outside the United States, you consent to the collection and/or processing in the United States of Information we collect from you.

VII. CALIFORNIA AND CCPA PRIVACY RIGHTS, METRICS, AND DISCLOSURES

This California and CCPA Privacy Rights, Metrics, and Disclosure Section addresses legal obligations and rights laid out in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and other laws that apply only to California residents. These obligations and rights apply to businesses doing business in California and to California residents and information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with California consumers or households (“California Information”). It does not apply to information that has been de‑identified or aggregated as provided by CCPA.

CALIFORNIA INFORMATION WE COLLECTED AND SHARED

This section provides the information California residents need to exercise their rights over their California Information. Here is information about the California Information we have collected from and shared about consumers in the year before this section was last updated.

California Information We Collected

In the year before this section was last updated, we may have collected the following categories of California Information:

  • Address and other identifiers B such as name, phone number, postal address, zip code, email address, account name or number, date of birth, driver’s license number, payment card numbers, or other similar identifiers
  • Unique and other online identifiers B such as IP address, device IDs, or other similar identifiers that relate to your device and its operating system
  • Commercial information B such as products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information B such as information regarding your interactions with our Sites
  • Professional information or educational Information B such as your current occupation
  • Biometric information
  • Audio, visual, or similar information B such as photos, videos, or recordings you choose to post to our Sites
  • Inferences or audience segmentation B such as individual profiles, preferences, characteristics, and behaviors
  • In‑Game or online viewing activities B such videos, content, and pages viewed

We may have collected these categories of California Information for the following business or commercial purposes:

  • Performing services on behalf of the business B such as customer service, processing or fulfilling orders, providing content recommendations, and processing payments
  • Auditing customer transactions
  • Fraud and crime prevention
  • Debugging errors in systems
  • Marketing
  • Internal research, analytics and development
  • Developing, maintaining, provisioning or upgrading networks, products, services, or devices

We may have obtained California Information from a variety of sources, including:

  • Directly from you B such as technical and usage information when you use our Sites
  • Linked sites B such as Social Media Sites and third‑party platforms
  • Other users submitting information about you B such as to invite you to participate in an offering, make recommendations, or share content
  • Publicly available sources

Disclosures of California Information:

In the year before this section was last updated, and only for the below purposes, we may have disclosed the following categories of California Information to third parties:

  • Address and other identifiers B such as name, phone number, postal address, zip code, email address, account name or number, date of birth, driver’s license number, payment card numbers, or other similar identifiers
  • Commercial information B such as products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies
  • Professional information or educational Information B such as your current occupation

We may have disclosed each of these categories of California Information to the following categories of third parties:

  • Service Providers B These entities process information on our behalf for business purposes, helping us provide products or services to you B e.g., product order fulfilment or tournament registration
  • Social Media Platforms B These entities maintain networks connecting individuals and organizations B such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter
  • Analytics Partners B These entities help us collect data on how our products or services are used, so that we can improve them and better understand our consumers
  • Government Entities B These entities include law enforcement authorities, regulatory agencies, and courts

Categories of California Information sold to third parties

The CCPA defines >sale’ very broadly. It includes the sharing of California Information in exchange for anything of value. We do not sell California Information to third parties.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS TO REQUEST DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND SHARE ABOUT YOU

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information about our practices related to the disclosure of your personal information by NMP to certain third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not disclose your personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

In addition, if you are a California resident, the CCPA grants you the right to request certain information about our practices with respect to California Information. In particular, you can request the following:

  • The categories and specific pieces of your California Information that we’ve collected
  • The categories of sources from which we collected California Information
  • The business or commercial purposes for which we collected or sold California Information
  • The categories of third parties with which we shared California Information

You can submit a request to us for the following additional information:

  • The categories of third parties to whom we’ve disclosed California Information, and the category or categories of California Information disclosed to each

YOUR RIGHT TO REQUEST THE DELETION OF CALIFORNIA INFORMATION

Upon your request, we will delete the California Information we have collected about you, except for situations when that information is necessary for us to: provide you with a product or service that you requested; perform a contract we entered into with you; maintain the functionality or security of our systems; comply with or exercise rights provided by the law; or use the information internally in ways that are compatible with the context in which you provided the information to us, or that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us.

HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR CALIFORNIA RIGHTS

You may exercise your rights to request access to your California Information, or deletion of your California Information by e‑mailing us at support@nationalmatchplay.com. When you submit a request, we will usually ask you to provide an email address which we will contact to confirm the request was not fraudulently submitted.

In addition, for access and deletion requests, we may use a third‑party verification service to confirm that you are who you say you are. Our verification service does this by matching information you provide against information held about you in its records, or, if necessary, by allowing you to submit documents proving your identity.

If you are the parent of a child under 13 years of age, you may also submit a request on behalf of your child. In that event, we will ask you to provide your child’s email address, to verify your identity, and to submit a signed form authorizing us to proceed with the request regarding your child’s California Information.

OUR SUPPORT FOR THE EXERCISE YOUR DATA RIGHTS

You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment if you exercise any of the rights explained in this section of the Privacy Policy. We are committed to providing you control over your California Information, we will not disadvantage you if you choose to exercise your rights.

CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD

CCPA has specific rules regarding the use of California Information from consumers under 16 years of age. We do not sell California Information of any consumers, including those under 16 years of age.

If you would like further information on how we handle California Information from consumers under the age of 16 years of age, or if you have questions about these information practices, you may contact us at support@nationalmatchplay.com.

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy.

CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD

California consumers who are registered users of the Sites and under 18 years of age may request removal of content or information they posted on the Sites. We will remove such content or information when we are required to do so by law. To request removal of information you posted on the Sites, contact us at support@nationalmatchplay.com. We do not currently allow consumers under 18 years of age to become registered users.

However, even if we remove the content or information that you posted, we cannot completely prevent further use or disclosure of that content or information by others once you have shared it in a publicly available forum.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We will notify you about material changes by either sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to us or by posting a notice on our Service. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.


Changelog

  • March 1, 2023: Few updates and information about payments