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Copyright © 1978 - 2014 American Youth Soccer Organization - Region 149 P.O. Box 516 Philomath, OR 97370 USA

The AYSO 149 Website (AYSO 149) is an online information and communications service provided by the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below.

Please read this document carefully before accessing or using the AYSO 149. By accessing or using the AYSO 149, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the AYSO 149. AYSO may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the AYSO 149 shall be deemed your conclusive agreement of the modified agreement.

Copyright & Trademark Information

  • Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Use of the Website

You understand that, except for information and services clearly identified as being supplied by AYSO, AYSO does not operate, control, or endorse any information, products, or services on the internet in any way.

Except for AYSO identified information and services, all information, products and services offered on the internet generally are offered by third parties that are not affiliated with AYSO. Additionally, affiliates of AYSO are autonomous and any information, services, or products they may offer on their own internet sites may or may not be endorsed by AYSO.
External links offered are strictly for the informational purposes and the enjoyment of viewers, no endorsement is implied or inferred.

AYSO makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through the website. You understand further that the internet contains unedited materials some of which are sexually explicit or may be offensive to you. You access such materials at your own risk. AYSO has no control over and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for such materials.

Warranties

THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL AYSO OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMTED TO, LOST DATA OR PROFITS), OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS INFORMATION.

THIS INFORMATION COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES MAY BE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN.

Privacy Policy

AYSO Privacy Principles

To provide you (players, parents, and volunteers) with quality service, AYSO must collect, process, and use some of your personal information. At the same time, we want to protect the personal information you provide to us. To underscore AYSO's commitment to protecting your privacy and the value we place on your relationship with us, AYSO has adopted the following privacy principles applicable to our handling of your personal information:

  • Recognition of Your Expectation of Privacy: We recognize and respect your expectation of privacy and security for your personal information. We understand the need to safeguard the sensitive information about you within AYSO.
  • Use, Collection and Retention of Your Information: AYSO collects, uses, and retains information about you to help in the development and enhancement of our services; to understand which services will best meet your needs; to provide you with product and service opportunities that we deem interesting or beneficial to you; and to help administer our core business and programs. In addition, certain laws and regulations require us to collect information about you.
  • Our Maintenance of Accurate Information: Through our procedures and technology, we strive to maintain information about you that is accurate and complete. We will respond to your requests to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner should the need arise, but we reserve the right to ensure that the request to make changes is coming from you.
  • Limiting Access to Information: We have procedures and security measures that limit access to and disclosure of personally identifiable information to those individuals in our organization with a business reason to know such information. We educate our volunteers about the importance of the confidentiality and privacy of information.
  • Security Procedures to Protect Information: We maintain security standards and procedures to deter unauthorized access to confidential information about you. We update and test our technology to continually improve the protection of our information about you and to assure the integrity of our information.
  • Disclosing Information: We will share your information only (1) with reputable reporting agencies; (2) when necessary to administer our business; (3) when you request it; (4) when the disclosure is required, or allowed by law; or (5) to make available through AYSO's licensees as well as our relationship with other soccer organizations.
  • Maintaining Your Privacy in Our Business Relationships with Outside Third Parties: It is sometimes necessary to provide personally identifiable information about you to a third party, such as to a vendor to prepare customer communications. In efforts to ensure the safety and security of the AYSO players and volunteers, AYSO has developed privacy policies to define the methods by which personal information and information that is protected by independent agreements are protected and secure. It is understood that as technology advances, these policies will be updated accordingly.

Use of Photographs

  • The use of photographs: The permission to use photographs of AYSO players and volunteers is covered by authorization on the AYSO registration forms. Therefore, release forms are not required.
  • The use of photographs for sponsor programs: Even though the registration form covers the use of photos of AYSO players and volunteers by sponsors or commercial entities, AYSO does not give player or volunteer photos to sponsors for commercial use unless authorized to do so by the individual (or parent in the case of a minor child). AYSO suggests that sponsors acquire the photos on their own and have release forms signed by the photo subject.
  • The use of photographs on the website: If the photographs were taken at a game or practice that took place on public property, photographs may be used without consent.

Volunteer or Player Registration Forms

AYSO is dedicated to protecting personal information and will make every reasonable effort to handle collected information appropriately. All information collected, as well as related requests, will be handled as carefully and efficiently as possible in accordance with AYSO standards for integrity and objectivity. Look to the AYSO national website for the handling procedures related to eAYSO and Registration forms.

Overview of Policy

The American Youth Soccer Organization is very concerned about the privacy of our kids and members and this concern extends to our web site. Our goal is to always protect the personal identity of all users who interact with our website, children and adults. This policy outlines how we collect and use the data collected. It also provides a current listing of all third parties AYSO is collaborating with concerning online activities.

We strongly encourage parents or guardians to go online with their children and participate with them in their online activities. For guidelines on how to protect children's privacy online, please review the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) “How to Protect Kids' Privacy Online”.

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA; effective date 21 April 2000) establishes mandated disclosures, parental notifications and options for all online activities where information is requested from a child under 13 years of age. Currently, the Act establishes that web site producers who collect personally identifiable data from children under 13 years of age are required to obtain verifiable parental consent in advance unless the data collected is an e-mail address for a one-time request, such as a contest entry, electronic postcard, etc.

This policy covers the following topics pertaining to AYSO's online interactivity with visitors:

  • Definitions
  • Privacy Policy Statement
  • Third Party Sharing
  • Parental Consent & Options
  • Use of IP Address
  • Use of Cookies
  • Links to Non-AYSO Sites
  • Form Security
  • Your Acceptance of Terms

Definitions

Personally Identifiable Data: Refers to any information, which could be readily associated with the individual to whom it pertains, e.g. addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. Personally identifiable information, under this definition, does not include information that is collected solely in the aggregate (such as IP Addresses, browser versions, etc.) nor does it include information that an individual publicly releases or intends for public dissemination. Domain names, for instance, are not included as personally identifiable information; however, e-mail addresses are. This definition also includes other types of information that are related to the person specifically, such as hobbies, interests, etc.

Aggregate Data: Refers to any data that is not personally identifiable. This data would include IP addresses, browser versions, etc. as well as quantifying data such as total number of entrants, age group disbursement, etc.
Publicly Available: Refers to information maintained as a public record, or that an individual publicly releases, intends for public dissemination, or should reasonably understand should become public.

Verifiable Parental Consent: Refers to substantiated assent from a child's parent or guardian for the child's data to be accepted by AYSO for the specific reasons for which it is collected. The veracity of the confirmation must be from reliable sources and may include postal mail, facsimile, e-mail with digital signature, etc.
Third Parties: Refers to a person, group, organization, company or authorized agent (or more than one of these) whom AYSO deems should receive data obtained via the website for marketing or other purposes.

Privacy Policy Statement

When data is collected from children under 18 years of age, AYSO will require at minimum the e-mail address of the parent or guardian for that child. At minimum, an e-mail will be sent to the parent or guardian announcing to them that their child has supplied AYSO with personally identifiable data, what that data is, and will point them to this section of the web site for further details.

Exception to this policy: A one-time use of the data for such events as contests, e-postcards, etc., however, the exception will cover only the requirement of parent or guardian e-mail addresses prior to inclusion in the event. (Example: A child enters a contest to win a soccer ball and is asked for a first name; age; and an e-mail contact address. If the child is chosen, as a winner, verifiable parent, or guardian consent will be required before, the physical address is obtained and the premium is sent to the child.)

Third Party Sharing

Up to 18 years of age
Our organizational policy is to NEVER supply any third party with any personally identifiable information when that data is associated with children up to the age of 18. When warranted, we may supply third parties with aggregate data collected.

18 years of age and older
AYSO may provide personally identifiable information to third parties collected from those 18 years of age and older. Any data sharing will be announced at the collection point on the web site with all details in the section Current Web Marketing Partners and Details.

Parental Consent & Options

At any time, a parent or guardian may request a Parental Consent Verification form in order to receive any information AYSO has obtained concerning their child via the national web site Upon completion and return of this form, you may receive all personally identifiable information AYSO has obtained concerning your child through online means from the national web site, if such exists. This form will ask for information from you that will identify you as the parent or guardian of the child. You may request the Parental Consent Verification form by mail only.

Your options as a parent or guardian in reference to collection of your child's personally identifiable information are as follows:

  • You may refuse consent or revoke any previous consent
  • Refuse any further collection of data from your child
  • Ask for deletion of your child's data either totally or in part
  • Any alterations to or deletions of the personally identifiable information AYSO has obtained concerning your child via the web site must be accompanied by a Parental Consent Verification form (see details at the beginning of this section).
  • AYSO, may, if it deems necessary, terminate any service provided to the child if the information at issue is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in the event. (Example: if you request deletion of the child's address, but that information is necessary for delivery of a prize or newsletter, etc., then AYSO may refuse to allow the child to participate in that activity, however, other activities that do not require this information would remain available to the child)

Use of IP Addresses

Used for internal web site purposes only.

Use of Cookies

AYSO currently uses cookies for security purposes.

Links to Non-AYSO Sites

AYSO supplies links to other web sites outside of its control for the information and entertainment of viewers to its site. Although every effort is made to offer only web sites that meet our organizational mandates concerning children and uphold our organizational ethical precepts, we in no way, either implied or explicit, endorse or control the content of external sites or any offered links from these external sites. By using this web site, you agree to the terms of use policy herein.

Forms Security

Each online form is processed differently, most, but not all forms, are handled in two ways: (In some cases you can find the handling method near the submit button of the form.)

Emailing a Form: The form is e-mailed to a third party service that delivers the email to the destination server. We secure part of the transmission process, but cannot guarantee a secure transmission to the final destination email address.

Recording of Form Data: Each form is recorded in a database for a limited period, to accommodate operational need. The data is subject to the security policies and handling procedures outlined above.

Information such as credit card numbers, etc. will not be requested via any online form on the site.

Your Acceptance of Terms

By using this site and the forms contained herein, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy and of the terms of use policy of this web site