Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 5, 2016

SportsPay Partners, LLC (“we”, “us”, or “our”) recognizes the importance of privacy. In this Privacy Policy, we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information that we obtain about users of our website www.ground.work and online application app.ground.work (collectively, the “Site”) and the services available through our Site (collectively, the “Services”). By visiting our Site or using any of our Services, you agree that any information that we collect from or about you through our Site or Services, including personal information, anonymous information, and aggregate information, will be handled as described in this Privacy Policy. We define “personal information” to mean personally identifiable information about an individual, such as a name, address, email address, phone number, or other identifier that permits direct or indirect identification of a specific individual, or as otherwise defined by applicable privacy and data security laws. Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use , including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Policy.
 

Information We Collect

We collect information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your use of our Site or Services. We may combine information automatically collected with other information that we have collected about you.

  • Information We Collect Directly From You. The information we collect from you depends on your interaction with our Site and may include personal information. From team owners, we will collect name, email address, password, organization name, and phone number. From parents or payers, we will collect name, email address, and phone number. We will also collect any information that you provide through our Site, such as your name, email address, and message contents if you Contact Us through our Site.
You may also provide through our Site financial account information, such as bank account information or credit card number, so that we can facilitate payment processing. We use a third-party service provider to process payments. Information that you provide through that third-party service provider’s platform is subject to their privacy policy. Please see our Third-Party Links section below for more information.
  • Information We Collect About You from Third Parties. We collect certain information about you from third parties. For example, when an owner adds a new player to a team, we may collect that player’s name and the player’s parent’s email address. We may also collect from an owner or parent the date of birth of his or her player for purposes of helping determine the player’s United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) age. If you are an owner, parent, or payer, we encourage you to provide us with only that player information necessary for us to provide our Services to you (i.e., name and date of birth if you want to assess the player’s USSSA age) and not to provide us with player contact information. Please see our Children section below for more about how we handle information about children under 13.
When a parent registers his or her player, that parent may also provide us with an alternate parent and his or her contact information.
  • Information We Collect Automatically Through Our Site. We automatically collect information through your use of our Site. This information may include, without limitation, including but not limited to, your IP address, the type of browser you are using, domain name, the website that led you to our Site, the website to which you go after leaving our Site, your location, dates and times you access our Site, and other web logging data.

Children

Our Site and Services are not targeted to children under thirteen (13) years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will promptly delete such personal information from our systems.

In order to provide our Services, we collect information about players of all ages from team owners, parents, and payers. We do not knowingly collect player contact information. If you are an owner, parent, or payer, we encourage you to provide us with only that player information necessary for us to provide our Services to you (i.e., name and date of birth if you want to assess the player’s USSSA age) and not to provide us with player contact information.

How We Use Your Information

We may use your information, including personal information, for the following purposes:
  • Providing and Improving Our Services. To facilitate payments; provide our Site and Services to you; to improve our Site and Services; to respond to your inquires; and for other customer service and support purposes.
  • Marketing and Communications. To communicate with you about your account and use of our Site and Services; to provide you with news and newsletters, special offers, promotions and other information we think may interest you; and for other informational, marketing, or promotional purposes.  Please note that we do not intentionally send communications to players, including children under 13, and we require that coaches not provide us with a player’s email address. If you are a parent and you believe that we have collected your child’s email address and/or contacted them directly, you may contact us at the contact information below.
  • Research and Analytics. To analyze how you interact with our Site and Services; to analyze sports team trends; and for other research, analytical, and statistical purposes.
  • Protecting Rights and Interests. To protect our rights and interests as well as the rights and interests of our users and any other person, as well as to enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.
  • Legal Compliance. To comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including informal requests from law enforcement or other governmental authorities.

How We Disclose Your Information

We may disclose your information, including personal information, to the following entities:
  • Affiliates. We may disclose your information to current or future affiliates or subsidiaries for research, marketing, and other purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • Service Providers. We may disclose your information to our vendors, service providers, agents, or others who perform functions on our behalf. For example, we use a third-party service provider to process payments on our behalf. We may also use a third-party service to facilitate live chat conversations between us and our users.
  • Other Unaffiliated Third Parties.  We may disclose your information to third parties, including so that those third parties may send marketing information to you. If we do this, we will only disclose information that we know to be about coaches, parents, or payers – but not information that we know to be player information.
We may also disclose your information, including personal information, in the following ways:
  • Business Transfers. We may disclose your information to another entity if we are acquired by or merged with another company, if we sell or transfer a business unit or assets to another company, as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, or as part of any other similar business transfer. 
  • Protecting Rights and Interests. We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  • Legal Compliance. We may disclose your information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; in response to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a government official.
  • Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may disclose aggregate, anonymous, or de-identified information about users for marketing, advertising, research, compliance, or other purposes.

Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

We and our service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site or Services. We or our service providers may combine this information with other personal information we collect about you.

For example, we or our service providers may use cookies to track visitor activity on our Site. A cookie is a text file that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We or our service providers may use cookies to track user activities on our Site, such as the pages visited and time spent on our Site. Most browsers allow users to refuse cookies. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies may not be able to browse certain areas of the Site.

We may also use Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer's hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.

Third-Party Analytics

We may use third-party analytics companies, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate use of our Site and Services. We or our service providers use these tools to help us understand use of, and to improve, our Site, Services, performance, and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies, such as web beacons or local storage objects (LSOs), to perform their services.

Do Not Track Disclosure

Our Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals. For more information about Do Not Track signals, please click here.

Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites and applications. Any access to and use of such linked websites and applications is not governed by this Privacy Policy but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third-party websites or applications.

For example, we use PayStand to process payments through our Site. PayStand may collect your financial account information and other billing information. The information that you provide to PayStand is subject to their privacy policy.

Security

We have taken steps to help protect the personal information we collect. However, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your device and account by, among other things, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

Your Choices

You may modify the personal information that you have submitted by logging into your account settings or emailing us at support@ground.work.

We may send you promotional email messages and a newsletter if you request to receive information from us via email. You may stop receiving promotional email messages by following the a link contained in the email itself. Please note that it may take up to ten (10) days to process your request. Please also note that if you opt out of receiving marketing communications from us, we may continue to communicate with you regarding service related issues.

Your California Privacy Rights  

If you are a California resident then under Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83 you may request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us at the contact information provided below. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the privacy aspects of our Site or Services, please contact us at:

 

SportsPay Partners, LLC
177 E Colorado Blvd Ste 200
Pasadena CA 91105
support@ground.work

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on our Site.