Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, Inc. (“WFTDA”) is the not-for-profit international governing body of women’s flat track roller derby. WFTDA’s mission is to promote and foster the sport of women’s flat track roller derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy of the WFTDA is “by the skaters, for the skaters.” The WFTDA website introduces you to the organization and member leagues and educates you about the rules of roller derby.
- What information our website gathers about you;
- How we use and with whom we share the personal information we gather;
- Your ability to opt-out of future notifications;
- What security procedures we have in place to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration; and
- How you can correct or update your personal information.
What Information our Website Gathers About You
WFTDA collects user-submitted account information such as name and email address to identify users and send notifications related to the use of the service. WFTDA also collects user-submitted profile information such as gender, age, location, etc. if you provide that information to us.
Information Explicitly Provided by You
When you become a registered user on the WFTDA website, you will be asked for some general identifying information. We gather contact information (like your email address), demographic information (like your gender and age). We will only use this information in the course of providing our service to you.
Personal Profiles, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, and Forums
You may be given the option of creating a profile with some personal, but non-identifying, information to complete your profile. This information will be viewable by other members.
Profile information as well as first name, usernames, and/or profile photos are displayed to people in a user’s personal profile. A user’s e-mail address is not shared or displayed within a user’s personal profile unless the user explicitly provides their email address in their personal profile. Users may communicate on the WFTDA website with each other without disclosing email addresses, such as on bulletin boards and discussion forums. WFTDA may use a user’s email address to send weekly updates or news, but you may opt-out of receiving email of this type (as described below).
If you use a forum, bulletin board, chat room, or other chat tool on the WFTDA website, any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. WFTDA is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. You are also responsible for using these forums in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions set forth on the relevant forum website.
Email Inquiries, Responses, and Updates
We use links throughout our website to give you the opportunity to contact us to ask questions, request information and materials, register or sign up for events, or provide comments and suggestions. We generally respond to any e-mail questions that we receive. We may retain this correspondence to improve our products, services, and website, and for other disclosed purposes. We retain contact information so that we can send individuals updates or other important information about our services and products. Occasionally these updates or other important information may be sent out by third parties on our behalf. Please be assured that any third party who contacts you on our behalf has agrees to provisions ensuring the privacy and security of any transferred information and limits the third party’s use of the shared information to sending updates or providing services on our behalf.
In situations where you have supplied your information in connection with a question or request for information about a product or service offered by a WFTDA business partner, we may also send the information you have supplied to the WFTDA business partners that offer such products or services. Please be assured that these WFTDA business partners have agreed to ensure the privacy and security of any transferred information and may only use the shared information to send you information about products or services about which you asked.
All payment information is stored in a secure server and sent to a third party intermediary for processing. This information is used to bill you for those products you choose to purchase. Before entering your financial information, you will be transferred to a secure server to ensure that your transaction is secure. This ensures that your information is encrypted and cannot be read by others when you initiate your order. You will know you are in secure mode when the tiny padlock icon — located at the bottom of your browser — appears “locked.”
From time-to-time we may conduct surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with the website, and improving our customer service and product offerings.
“Email this Page” Feature
If you use WFTDA’s “Email this page” feature to send a copy of that page to someone else, your email address will appear as the sender of the email. Both your email address and the recipient’s email address will not be used for any other purpose.
Information Implicitly Provided by You
When you visit our website and use our services, certain information we collect does not identify you personally, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the pages visted, referring domains, and browser types. This information is gathered for all users to the website and this information is used for the general administration of our website. Statistics about your visit are used for aggregation purposes only and help us improve the performance of our Website.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer. It allows our website to “remember” you and your preferences. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
Many users prefer to use persistent cookies to help them navigate a Website as seamlessly as possible. Cookies contain no more information than you volunteer, and they are not able to “invade” your hard drive and return to the sender personal or other information from your computer.
How We Use and With Whom We Share the Personal Information We Gather
As a matter of policy, except where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information unless required by law or for the protection of your membership. However, WFTDA may share profile information and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties in order to present to members more targeted advertising, products and services. In such situations we will never disclose information that will be used to personally identify you. WFTDA will use uploaded pictures of users in it’s personal advertising of the website.
Disclosure by Law and Protection of WFTDA and Others
If we are required by law to disclose certain information to local, state, federal, national or international government or law enforcement authorities, we will do so. We will also disclose information to third parties as necessary in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, WFTDA may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud.
International Data Transfer
We maintain and process personal information in the United States. Accordingly, information obtained elsewhere will be transferred to, maintained in, and processed in, and under the laws of, the United States. By subscribing to one of our Services, you must consent to such transfer and processing of your information in the United States.
Your Ability to Opt-Out of Future Notifications
How You Can Correct or Update Your Personal Information
WFTDA users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.
You can always change your registration information by selecting “account status” from the navigation bar at the bottom of the Personals. You can always change your member profile by selecting “edit profile” from the navigation bar at the bottom of any page on WFTDA.
While we do not, as a rule, moderate or monitor private exchanges, we reserve the right to do so if we suspect users of being under 18 or of using our service for the purpose of solicitation or any other violation of our Terms of Service. We reserve the right to edit or delete any communication and/or pictures on a public area of the website.
Your WFTDA account is password-protected. This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. We use industry standard measures to protect your information that is stored within our database. We limit the access to your information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 14100
Austin TX 78761