USA Swimming is a general audience website. As an interactive website, we collect certain personal information, which is more fully outlined below.
While we encourage children to engage in our interactive website, we also wish to educate parents and kids about issues of privacy when visiting our site.
As a result, we are committed to full compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). We collect from children only that information which is necessary for participation. In addition, we have provided parents with the ability to review the type of personal information currently collected about their children, to have that information deleted, and to request that no further personal information be collected by USA Swimming.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
To enable visitors to participate in some of our online activities, we may ask them to provide personal information including name, e-mail address, telephone number and date of birth. Here are some of the ways we collect personally identifying information from our visitors:
- during contest registrations
- online surveys
- online purchasing
- forums registration
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION
This information may be used for internal marketing purposes and helps us determine how to continually improve our site. We do not sell, distribute, trade or otherwise transfer personally identifiable information obtained from a user to any third party, either within our own organization or outside it, unless the user has provided his or her consent. We never share children's personal information with third parties.
THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS
Our site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, which may differ from ours.
COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM
Cookies are used to gather basic tracking information and to monitor the presentation of advertisements and are placed on your hard drive by many major websites. They are especially necessary when ordering a product online. Cookies allow websites to determine the type of computer operating system and browser that you and other viewers are using, which enables websites to improve access to content.
We do not link the information collected through cookies to personally identifiable information provided by users from participating in our activities. Cookies do not contain any information that is, in itself, personally identifying.