Your PrivacyUnited States Dog Agility Association, Inc. (USDAA) and Cynosport.tv are committed to protecting your privacy. However, you must realize that by participating in USDAA-sanctioned events, you are in the public eye and all information relative to your performances, including personally identifiable information can and will be reported through this Web site and through other private and public media. You sign an agreement at the time of your enrollment in an event that you consent to such use, as further explained below in the section captioned, "How do you give your consent?"
What information do we collect on this Web site and how do we use it?An account may be required for you to utilize certain services on our Web site, such as making purchases in our Online Store, accessing the Subscriber services section or making queries from the USDAA competition database. When you create an account, we ask for personally identifiable information, that is, information which tells us specifically who you are. We need to know your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card number, security information and expiration date so that we can process and fulfill your purchase orders and notify you of your order status. We also ask for other non-personally identifiable information, such as whether you own an USDAA registered dog when subscribing to our Members area so that we make properly link your dog registration records with your account. We use the information we collect to customize your experience and to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs so that your use of our Web site is more functional and more enjoyable. We do not require that you provide us any more information than is necessary to provide you the services represented through this Web site or for participation in USDAA-sanctioned events.
When purchasing data access privileges to our Members area, we also ask for demographic information that is collected and combined with other respondents to the survey. We do not include personally identifiable information such as your name, street address, telephone number or email address with this information. This non-personal, compiled demographic information may be sent to prospective sponsors, advertisers and/or the media for business and promotional purposes.
When purchasing data access services, it is necessary for you to accept a "cookie" from our server so that we can identify you for purposes of granting you authorized access. You are not required to accept this cookie and may make adjustments in your browser software to prevent it; however, your access to exclusive areas of our server will not be possible if we cannot properly identify you through this process. Read more about "cookies" below.
In addition to creating an account with us, in the future we may ask you for personally identifiable information at other times, including when you sign up for email message groups and newsletters. We may use this information to send you the email newsletters you request, to notify you of changes to our Web site, and/or of new products in our Online Store and of other promotions.
If you send us email, we may collect and store such information. We use the information to reply to your email communication, and may retain this information until our communications related to such matter is complete. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site and new Cynosport.tv services.
How does Cynosport.tv protect customer information?When you place orders or access account financial information, we and our third party Web service vendors use a secure server. We use secure socket layer (SSL) software to encrypt all financial information you input before it is sent to us. Further, all of the customer data we collect and store is protected against unauthorized access.
We utilize Skipjack Financial Services for secure credit card processing needs. You may learn more about their certifications by visiting their Web site at Skipjack Financial Services.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. By accepting cookies from our Web site, you allow us to maintain the preferences stored in your Cynosport.tv account and to utilize our online information services. If you choose not to accept cookies from our Web site, personalization and purchasing of online information may not be possible from our Web site. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, you may be able to use other features of our Web site which do not involve personalization or making purchases.
Will Cynosport.tv disclose the information it collects on its Web site to outside parties?We will not share your personally identifiable information collected on our Web site to any third party, except as disclosed below. If Cynosport.tv decides it may be in your best interest for us to put you in touch with a third party, we will obtain your permission first. We respect your privacy.
Some of your personally identifiable information is disclosed to third party service providers, vendors or manufacturers when you order certain products or merchandise from our Online Store, or when you register dogs, subscribe or otherwise register on our Web site, enter events. We utilize third part Web hosting and an secured outside credit card payment processing service. Your personally identifiable information is disclosed so that these third parties can process and fulfill your orders. Therefore, by ordering certain products or merchandise from our Online Store or registering on our Web site, you are indicating your consent to the release of your personally identifiable information to third parties for those purposes.
All information relative to your ownership or handling of a dog in competition, or a junior handler and their dog and entering competition, and any information with respect to your dog, may be released to USDAA licensed groups, event organizers, the media for promotional purposes and others associated with the event. By registering a dog or "junior handler" with USDAA, you consent to the use and distribution of this information for any related purpose.
Cynosport.tv also will disclose personally identifiable information if legally required to do so through, for example, subpoena, search warrant or other legal process. In this instance, disclosure may take place without your consent.
How can you access, edit or delete your personally identifiable information?You may access, edit or delete some of your personally identifiable information by updating your Cynosport.tv account on our Online Store. However, you must notify USDAA in writing via certified mail to 300 South Kirby Street, Suite 101, Garland, TX 75042 to remove personally identifiable information from our records with regards to your subscription to the Subscriber Services area, registrations of dogs or registration of junior handlers. After receipt of such notice, we will deactivate your subscription and/or registrations and you will no longer be able to access the Subscriber Services area or compete under such registration in any of our events.
Further, by competing in USDAA sanctioned events, your name and other information you provide in connection with such activity is collected by us or for us by the host group of such events for purposes of recording awards and other performance results, which we also use for purposes of reporting news events, distribution of awards and other forms of public recognition. As a competitor, you have consented through the general agreement you signed as part of your entry form to grant to USDAA and its representatives, agents and assigns, all rights and permission to use or appropriate your and your dog's name, biography, likeness, photograph, voice, performing persona, or other indicia of identity for broadcast, telecast, cablecast, transmission or distribution in any format or media now known or hereafter to become known, which includes presentation of such information on our Web site. Through the agreement, all competitors thereby have consented to release USDAA and its representatives, agents and assigns from any claim or cause of action for invasion of their right privacy, right of publicity, right of personality, or any similar right in connection with that event.