BallparkMe Privacy Policy

How BallparkMe Collects and Uses Information

This Privacy Policy covers your use of the BallparkMe mobile application and associated website at www.ballparkme.com (collectively, “Website”), including how BallparkMe treats personal information.  BallparkMe gathers personally identifying information about Website users (“Personal Information”) only when a user provides Personal Information on a voluntary basis such as by registering an Account, posting information on the Website, participating in Website forums, chat rooms and the like and using the hashtag #BallparkMe in public posts.  BallparkMe will not sell, rent or lease your Personal Information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this Privacy Policy and within our Terms and Conditions. BallparkMe also collects, stores and analyzes log files, including IP addresses and Website usage data, from its servers.  For example, BallparkMe collects information on what Content users post and types of projects uploaded, or bids being placed. BallparkMe collects information to assist BallparkMe in the maintenance, administration and improvement of the Website. BallparkMe may share information with technology and business partners or may use information for research purposes, but BallparkMe will refer only to aggregate data, and specific user identifying information. BallparkMe occasionally may share information with its affiliates and related technology affiliates. In addition, BallparkMe may combine your information with information that BallparkMe collects from other companies to enhance and personalize the Website, Content and Website advertising. BallparkMe uses “cookie” technology that allows its servers to deposit codes on a user’s computer. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.  You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.  If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website.  BallparkMe uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: access your information when you "sign in;" keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the Website; display the most appropriate advertising banners, based on your interests and activity on the Website; estimate and report BallparkMe’s total audience size and traffic; and conduct research to improve the Website and Content.  This information also is used for research purposes in the course of providing and enhancing the Website’s features and functions.  BallparkMe’s cookies do not collect Personal Information and BallparkMe does not combine information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your User Name or email address is. The use of cookies by our third-party tracking partners is not covered by this Privacy Policy.  BallparkMe does not have access or control over these cookies. BallparkMe’s partners may use session ID cookies to support the Website’s functionality such as web analytics reporting. BallparkMe also employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that helps BallparkMe better manage the Website by informing us what Content is effective or popular.  Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.  BallparkMe does not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to your Personal Information.

Security of Your Personal Information

BallparkMe implements physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information it collects. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer.  BallparkMe follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once BallparkMe receives it.  No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while BallparkMe strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, BallparkMe cannot guarantee its absolute security.  Under no circumstances will BallparkMe be responsible or liable for any loss or damages, pecuniary or otherwise, caused by a third party’s unauthorized access to or use of your Personal Information. If you have any questions about security on the Website, you can email BallparkMe at support@ballparkme.com

Children’s Privacy

BallparkMe does not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under 13. We are not responsible for the data collection and use practices of third party websites to which to which this Website may link.  For more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit www.ftc.gov.

Opting Out

You may choose not to provide BallparkMe with any Personal Information.  If you do not provide Personal Information, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website.  If you do not wish to receive information or promotional materials from BallparkMe or from our partners or affiliates, you may unsubscribe from our mailing list on any one of the promotions or other materials we send to you.

Sharing Personal Information

If you post Personal Information on the Website (including in a forum or chat room), you should be aware that any Personal Information you submit there can be read, collected or used by others or could be used to send you unsolicited messages.

Disclosing Personal Information

BallparkMe may disclose Personal Information to parties in compliance with BallparkMe’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, as in BallparkMe's sole discretion believes necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity.  In such events, BallparkMe may disclose a user’s name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email address and company name. It may be necessary for BallparkMe to share Personal Information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of BallparkMe's Terms & Conditions, as specified in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by law.  In some cases, BallparkMe may choose to buy or sell assets.  In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred.  BallparkMe will transfer your Personal Information if BallparkMe is acquired by or merged with another company or its assets acquired.  In this event, BallparkMe will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Website before your Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. BallparkMe employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and needs to share your information with them to improve and enhance the Website and Content.  Examples include, but are not limited to, analyzing data, completing services listed within the website, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. Our advertising partners may collect information about your visits to the BallparkMe Website, such as the date, duration and number of visits, but will not use any personal identifying information like your name, address, email address or phone number. BallparkMe Service Providers: We may provide access to your information to select third parties who perform services on our behalf. These third parties provide a variety of services to us including without limitation billing, sales, marketing, market research, fulfillment, data storage, analysis and processing, identity verification, fraud and safety protection, installation and completion of services requested, and legal services. As we retain new service providers, we generally seek contractual assurances from these service providers that they will not use your information in any manner other than to help us provide you with the services and products available from BallparkMe. Affiliates: We may share your information with any BallparkMe affiliates. As part of using the Website, you may obtain another BallparkMe Website user's email address, postal address and/or other information.  You have only a limited license to use this information. This information should only be used for Website-related communications. BallparkMe has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the BallparkMe Website user, you are prohibited from adding any BallparkMe Website user to your email or physical mail list. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and BallparkMe’s ability to keep the community and its Website free from bad actors, BallparkMe will not otherwise disclose your Personal Information to law enforcement, other government officials or other third parties without a subpoena, court order, legal process or substantially similar legal procedure, except when BallparkMe believes in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to protect BallparkMe's rights, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

Third Parties

Except as otherwise stated, this Privacy Policy addresses only the use and disclosure of information BallparkMe collects from and in connection with this Website.  If you disclose your information to others, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them.  BallparkMe does not control the privacy policies of third parties and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. BallparkMe is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from this Website. BallparkMe strongly encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your Personal Information to others.