SCOUT ("Scout" or "we" or "us") operates the website http://www.scout.com ("scout.com" or "Site"), which is an integrated network of websites that provides public forums and publishes exclusive content focusing on high school, college and professional team sports. The services Scout offers include any Scout-branded URL, Premium Subscriptions, which allows users to view premium online content and participate in premium forums, magazine subscriptions, public forums and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by Scout in connection with Scout’s business, including when accessed via the Internet, mobile or other device (collectively, the "Scout Services").
User Submitted Information
Membership Account Registration Information is the required information that a user must provide to us when they register as a Member with Scout.com ("Member Profile," also called a "user account"), and may include information such as an email address, password and a security question ("Required Registration Information"). When you register you will be required to register with a specific college, NFL, MLB team or high school page ("Preferred Team Website"). The Preferred Team Website may be operated or owned by a third party service provider selected by Scout
Premium Subscription Information. If you elect to purchase a Premium Subscription through the Site you will be required to provide personal financial information, including your credit card information, billing address or other payment information (collectively, "Personal Financial Information"), full name, phone number and shipping address in order to purchase such Scout Services. You must be 18 years of age or older to submit Personal Financial Information on the Site, including to place an order on the Site.
Public Forum Login Information. If you elect to post comments on any of the public forums provided on the Site you will be required to select a username and provide your email address. Your username will be public, which means it is available to everyone and will be displayed in search results on Scout.com and on external search engines. Please select your username carefully.
Site Collected Information
Third parties that support Scout.com by serving advertisements or providing Scout Services, such as allowing users to share content, view premium content, or post to the forums or tracking aggregate Site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. Scout does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies.
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Third Parties. To improve the quality of the Scout Services, we may supplement the information we collect with information that is collected or provided by third parties.
Scout’s Use and Disclosure of Information
We use the information you provide us for the following purposes:
To provide and manage the Scout Services. We use the information we collect from and about users to provide the Scout Services and features to you, to measure and improve those Scout Services and features.
To allow third party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Scout Services. Scout may make your non-public personal information available to certain third-party service providers such as contractors, vendors and agencies , who help us manage or provide Scout Services by, for example: developing or supporting the Scout Services and features; collecting, transmitting, storing and/or processing Personal Financial Information, fulfilling Premium Subscriptions orders; administering message boards, or processing data or statistics. These third-party service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to you and Scout.
To contact you. Scout may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or correspondence related to the Scout Services to the email address you provided to us at registration. If you want to stop receiving correspondence from Scout, you can change your "My HotList" Preferences settings under "My Profile," or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the Scout Services or policies.
To protect the rights of Scout and our users. There may be instances when Scout may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where Scout has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Scout, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Scout Services or members of the public including responding to emergencies where there appears to be a danger of death or injury to any person; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations ("Applicable Laws") or legal process.
To deliver relevant advertisements. We strive to make the Scout Services interesting, relevant and personalized for our users. The Site and its third-party advertising partners customize the advertising displayed to you based on non-personally identifiable information gathered via cookies or other tracking devices as well as your past activity on the Site. For example, based on your team interests, we might display an advertisement informing about the schedule for such teams games.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Scout sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Scout may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Scout uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to help safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
User Control and Account Cancellation. Through the My Profile option, you can access and edit your Required Registration Information, Member Profile Information, Premium Subscription information and "My HotList" Preferences. If you would like to deactivate your Membership Account you may email us, Subject Line: Deactivate Membership Account.
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Last Updated: November 15, 2013