Golf Pigeon Privacy Policy

Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. Golf Pigeon (golfpigeon.com and companies owned by golf pigeon) takes your privacy seriously. By using or accessing golfpigeon.com, you agree to our privacy practices that are outlined below.

Golf Pigeon Privacy and Use Commandments
Do not post anything that you do not want the whole world to see! (Golf Pigeon’s social network system has been created to allow golfers to discuss golf with each other.  Golf Pigeon is not a typical social network where you discuss your intimate personal life with friends (Golf Pigeon is not Facebook or MySpace).  Golf Pigeon is an open network where everyone has the capability to see anything that you post or share.).  Do not post content, pictures or videos that you do not want the whole world to see!)

Do not curse, use bad language or post anything with sexual content (verbiage, pictures, video, etc) on Golf Pigeon. (Golf Pigeon reserves the right to cancel anyone’s account for any reason at anytime).

Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the access to everything golf!

Obsessed!  We are too!
 
What This Privacy Policy Covers
This policy covers how golfpigeon.com treats information that golfpigeon.com collects and receives, including information related to your past use of golfpigeon.com products and services. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that golfpigeon.com does not own or control (including, but not limited to, sponsors, advertisers, third party applications, etc.), or to people that golfpigeon.com does not employ or pay.

Who can use golfpigeon.com
Golfpigeon.com is a social media, search engine and information site for golfers.  Golf Pigeon is about everything golf. Anyone over the age of 13 and who is not a convicted sex offender is allowed to use golfpigeon.com.  Please see the additional information below:

 Minors under the age of 13
Please do not attempt to register on golfpigeon.com if you are under age 13.  If you are under the age of 13 do not provide personal information to us.  If we learn that you are under the age of 13 we will delete your information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through help@golfpigeon.com.

Minors over the age of 13
If you are a minor over the age of 13 we strongly suggest that you ask your parents for permission to use golfpigeon.com before sending any information about yourself to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach your children about the safe use of the internet.  Remember the basic rule; everyone can see everything that is posted on Golf Pigeon.

General Safety Information
Please remember to be careful of what type of information you post on the internet.  Remember that whatever you post online is on the internet forever.  Do not post anything that you do not want everyone to see.  Do not say anything online that you would not say in person.  Protect your privacy and your friend’s privacy and be careful not to post anything that may put you or your friends at risks.
 
Information You Provide Us and Information We Collection and Use

Information You Provide
You do not have to have an account to use Golf Pigeon.  However you will need a free account to use some of the features of Golf Pigeon.  Do not create an account if you have any concern about your privacy.  When you sign up for golfpigeon.com you provide us with your name, email, gender, and birth date. During the registration process we give you the opportunity to provide additional information for security reasons and/or to provide additional or better services to you.  Your information connects with your friends. You will also be able to add a picture of yourself. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you. Once you register you can provide other information about yourself by connecting with, for example, your current city, golf course you play, your friends, etc.  One of the primary reasons people use Golf Pigeon is to share their golfing information and content with others. Examples include when you update your status, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, create an event or a group, make a comment, write something on someone’s Wall, write a note, or send someone a message. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on Golf Pigeon (such as photos) do not post the photo or content.

Information we collect when you interact with Golf Pigeon:

Site activity information
We keep track of all of the actions you take on Golf Pigeon, such as adding connections (including joining a group or adding a friend), creating a photo album, sandbagging another user, indicating you “like” a post, attending an event, products you look at, news your read, or connecting with an application.   In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you share a video, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we will log the fact that you shared it.
 
Access Device and Browser Information
When you access Golf Pigeon from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit, the products that you look at, the news your read, etc.


Cookie Information
We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make Golf Pigeon easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Golf Pigeon. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to Golf Pigeon. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into Golf Pigeon, and to know when you are interacting with Golf Pigeon Platform applications and websites, our widgets and Share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Golf Pigeon.

Golfpigeon.com collects information when you register with golfpigeon.com, when you use golfpigeon.com products or services, and when you visit golfpigeon.com pages or the pages of certain golfpigeon.com affiliates, vendors, or advertisers. Golfpigeon.com may collect information about you and your use of the website that is both personal and non-personal. For purposes of this policy, "personal information" is information about you that can be used to personally identify you, such as your email address, and that is not otherwise publicly available. "Non-personal" information is everything else. When you register to use golfpigeon.com we ask for information such as your email address, birth date, gender, etc. Once you register with golfpigeon.com and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

Golfpigeon.com may also collect information about your transactions with us and your transactions with our business affiliates, vendors, and advertisers, including information about your use of products offered through the website. Golfpigeon.com may also collect information about you from other sources, such as blogs and instant messaging services, and other users of golfpigeon.com services. Golfpigeon.com automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, golfpigeon.com cookie information (including without limitation cookies, flash cookies, and beacons), and the pages you request. Golfpigeon.com may use some or all of your information for the following general purposes:

To customize your experience
To customize advertising and content you see
To fulfill your requests for products and services
To offer customized features
To improve our services
To contact you
To conduct research
These activities, in part, help to underwrite the cost of the content and services made available to you online. Note that, in general, tracking of a user's online activities over time -- including the searches conducted, the web pages visited, and the content viewed -- in order to deliver targeted advertising is considered online behavioral advertising.


Information Sharing and Disclosure
Golfpigeon.com may share with or sell to affiliates, vendors, advertisers, and other non-related third parties your non-personal information for commercial purposes. Golfpigeon.com may also share with affiliates, vendors, advertisers, and other non-related third parties your non-personal information in order to allow golfpigeon.com and its affiliates, vendors, advertisers and other non-related third parties to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience. However, golfpigeon.com does not sell, rent or otherwise provide your personal information to any third parties without your permission, other than as specified below:

Golfpigeon.com may share your personal and/or non-personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes, or, when necessary, to establish or exercise golfpigeon.com's legal rights or defend against legal claims;
golfpigeon.com may share your personal and/or non-personal information with appropriate authorities when golfpigeon.com, in its sole discretion, believes that it is necessary to share such information in order to facilitate an investigation, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or in similar situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations or suspected violations of golfpigeon.com's Terms of Use related to personal safety, or as otherwise required by law. Notwithstanding any of the aforementioned, be aware that posting personal information on golfpigeon.com (via Profile, Forums, Blogs, etc.) will make your information publicly available. Do not post information that you want to keep private. Also, be aware that certain information you post or share with third parties like your friends or members of your network about yourself may be shared with other users and all such sharing of information is done at your own risk.

 
Links
Golfpigeon.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that may be linked to golfpigeon.com pages. You are solely responsible for reviewing third party privacy policy terms. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by golfpigeon.com.

Cookies
Golfpigeon.com may set and access golfpigeon.com cookies on your computer to, among other things, customize the user experience. These files help more precisely target advertising to you based on your activity, but such files do not access or use information by which you can be personally identified. You may realize certain losses of functionality if you turn your cookies off in your browser, or otherwise disable them.

Affiliates, vendors, advertisers, and other non-related third parties displayed on golfpigeon.com may also contain cookies or tag your computer with cookies. Golfpigeon.com does not control these third party cookies and, for your own benefit, you should check the privacy policy of such third parties. Third party ads displayed on golfpigeon.com may also include tags enabling such third parties to collect information about the user's interaction with such ads. For instance, by way of illustration and not limitation, such third party tags may record the date, time, user's geographical location based on the user's IP address, as well as the website to which the ad was delivered, the operating system which the browser was using, and so on. You can visit these third party websites to opt out of cookies (if the vendor or the ad network offers this capability).  You may be able to opt out of some, but not all of these cookies in one location at the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website at: www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Some of the third party companies that may, from time to time provide advertising on golfpigeon.com include Google (www.google.com/adsense), Commission Junction (www.cj.com), Pepperjam Network (www.pepperjam.com) and others.  Google uses the DART cookie to enable it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to golfpigeon.com and/or other sites on the internet.  You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page at www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. Note that if you choose to block some or all cookies you may not have access to certain golfpigeon.com features and you may adversely affect your experience of golfpigeon.coms website.  

For more information about cookies, web beacons, and related tools that may be used by golfpigeon.com and non-related third parties, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

 
Changes to this Privacy Policy
Golfpigeon.com reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy and/or its Terms of Use at any time. All updates and changes to this Privacy Policy and/or its Terms of Use shall take effect immediately. Although golfpigeon.com shall announce significant changes by posting a notice prominently on the website for your convenience, you assume the responsibility of periodically reviewing this Privacy Policy and golfpigeon.com encourages you to refer to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand the current Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, the most current Privacy Policy applies.

Also note that your use of golfpigeon.com, along with disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. Golf Pigeon.com shall comply with all applicable laws.