Privacy

Our Services instantly connect sport people everywhere to what’s most meaningful to them. Any registered user of the Spoortu  Services can " Wire", which is a message of 250 characters or less that is public by default and can include other content like photos, videos, and links to other websites.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how and when Spoortu collects, uses and shares your information when you use our Services. Spoortu receives your information through our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, commerce services (the “Spoortu Services”), and our other covered services that link to this Policy (collectively, the “Services”) and from our partners and other third parties. 
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us here or at spoortu@spoortu.com

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how and when Spoortu collects, uses and shares your information when you use our Services. Spoortu receives your information through our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, commerce services (the “Spoortu Services”), and our other covered services that link to this Policy (collectively, the “Services”) and from our partners and other third parties. For example, you send us information when you use our Services on the web, via SMS, or from an application such as Spoortu for Mac, Spoortu for Android.  When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us  at spoortu@spoortu.com

Information Collection and Use

Basic Account Information: When you create or reconfigure an account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On the Spoortu Services, your name and username are listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. Some Spoortu Services, such as searching and viewing public user profiles, do not require registration.

Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address , to customize your account or enable Services. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications.

Additional Information: You may provide us with profile information to make public on the Spoortu Services, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture.  If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your account on our Services to your account on another service in order to cross-post between our Services and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from our Services within a few weeks of your disconnecting from our Services your account on the other service. 

Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through the Spoortu Services is information you are asking us to make public. Your public information includes the messages, the metadata provided with The Wire, such as when you post and the client application you used to post; the language, country, and time zone associated with your account; and the lists you create, people you follow,  and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Spoortu Services. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the Spoortu Services public for as long as you do not delete it, but we generally give you settings or features, like direct messages, to make the information more private if you want. Spoortu Services broadly and instantly disseminate your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.

Location Information: Spoortu may receive information about your location. You may also tell us your location when you set your trend location on spoortu.com. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services  and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow. 

Links: Sportu may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer or mobile device. Spoortu may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

Log Data: When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party website that includes a Spoortu button or widget. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications, such as when you choose to install another application through Spoortu. Spoortu uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services, to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. If not already done earlier, for example, as provided below for Widget Data, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after a maximum of 16 months.

Widget Data: We may tailor the Services for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate Spoortu buttons or widgets. When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for display, we receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser (“Widget Data”). After a maximum of 10 days, we start the process of deleting, de-identifying, or aggregating Widget Data, which is usually instantaneous but in some cases may take up to a week. We may use Widget Data to tailor content for you, such as suggestions for people to follow and other content you may be interested in. Tailored content is stored with only browser cookies or device IDs and is separated from other Widget Data such as page-visit information.

Third-Parties and Affiliates: Spoortu uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID, website URL visited, mobile device ID, or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure and tailor ads.  We may also receive information about you from our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account. Other users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they mention you, share a photo of you, or tag you in a photo. Your privacy settings control who can tag you in a photo on the Spoortu Services. If you’ve shared information, with another user who accesses the Spoortu Services through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.

Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Spoortu’s rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.

Business Transfers and Affiliates: In the event that Spoortu is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information,  the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information).

Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can download certain account information.

You can also permanently delete your Spoortu account.Your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When your account is deactivated, it is not view able on spoortu.com. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. Absent a separate arrangement between you and Spoortu to extend your deactivation period, after 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.


Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information, even after you have deleted the information from the Spoortu Services or deactivated your account. 

Our Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us spoortu@spoortu.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account. 

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://spoortu.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via  email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.


Effective: August 01, 2015

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