Trust is fundamental to Gridiron’s core values and we make it a significant priority that Parent/Guardian and Child trust Gridiron to do the right thing with the Parent/Guardian and Child information. Three main values guide Gridiron as Gridiron develops products and services. These values should help Parent/Guardian and Child better understand how Gridiron thinks about information and privacy.
Parent/Guardian and Child information belongs to the Parent/Guardian and Child
Gridiron carefully analyzes what types of information Gridiron needs to provide Gridiron products and services, and Gridiron tries to limit the information Gridiron collects to only what Gridiron really needs. Gridiron develops software solutions and Gridiron partners with third party software applications providers that Gridiron may utilize to provide a particular application or service. Where possible, Gridiron deletes or anonymizes this information when Gridiron no longer needs it. In all of this work Gridiron’s guiding principle is that Parent/Guardian and Child information belongs to the Parent/Guardian and Child, and Gridiron aims to only use Parent/Guardian and Child information so the Parent/Guardian and Child benefit.
We protect Parent/Guardian and Child information from others
If a third party requests Parent/Guardian and Child personal information, Gridiron will refuse to share it unless Parent/Guardian and Child gives Gridiron permission or Gridiron is legally required. When Gridiron is legally required to share Parent/Guardian and Child personal information, Gridiron will tell the Parent/Guardian and Child in advance, unless Gridiron is legally forbidden.
WHY GRIDIRON PROCESSES PARENT/GUARDIAN AND CHILD INFORMATION
Gridiron generally processes Parent/Guardian and Child information when Gridiron needs to do so to fulfill an obligation to deliver a service or product, or where Gridiron or someone Gridiron works with needs to use Parent/Guardian and Child personal information for a reason related to their business (for example, to provide Parent/Guardian and Child with a service). These “legitimate interests” include:
- Preventing risk and fraud
- Answering questions or providing other types of support
- Providing and improving our products and services
- Providing reporting and analytics
- Testing out features or additional services
- Assisting with marketing, advertising, or other communications
Gridiron only process personal information for these “legitimate interests” after considering the potential risks to Parent/Guardian and Child privacy—for example, by providing clear transparency into Gridiron privacy practices, offering Parent/Guardian and Child control over Parent/Guardian and Child personal information where appropriate, limiting the information Gridiron keeps, limiting what Gridiron does with Parent/Guardian and Child information, who Gridiron sends Parent/Guardian and Child information to, how long Gridiron keeps Parent/Guardian and Child information, or the technical measures Gridiron uses to protect Parent/Guardian and Child information.
One of the ways in which Gridiron is able to help Gridiron customers is by using software algorithms to help improve Gridiron services. When Gridiron uses software algorithms, Gridiron either: (1) still have a human being involved in the process (and so are not fully automated); or (2) use software algorithms in ways that don’t have significant privacy implications.
YOUR RIGHTS OVER PARENT/GUARDIAN AND CHILD INFORMATION
Gridiron believes the Parent/Guardian and Child should be able to access and control Parent/Guardian and Child personal information. The Parent/Guardian and Child have the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete, restrict, or object to certain uses of Parent/Guardian and Child personal information (for example, direct marketing).
Please note that if the Parent/Guardian and Child send us a request relating to Parent/Guardian and Child personal information, we have to make sure that it is the Parent/Guardian and Child before Gridiron can respond. In order to do so, we may ask to see documentation verifying Parent/Guardian and Child identity, which Gridiron will discard after verification.
WHERE GRIDIRON SENDS PARENT/GUARDIAN AND CHILD INFORMATION
To operate Gridiron’s business, Gridiron may send Parent/Guardian and Child personal information to any state, province, or country. This data may be subject to the laws of the countries where Gridiron sends it. When Gridiron sends Parent/Guardian and Child information across borders, we take steps to protect Parent/Guardian and Child information, and we try to only send Parent/Guardian and Child information to countries that have strong data protection laws.
Finally, while Gridiron seeks to protect Parent/Guardian and Child information, we may at times be legally required to disclose Parent/Guardian and Child personal information (for example, if we receive a valid court order).
HOW GRIDIRON PROTECTS PARENT/GUARDIAN AND CHILD INFORMATION
Gridiron teams work tirelessly to protect Parent/Guardian and Child information, and to ensure the security and integrity of Gridiron services. However, Gridiron acknowledges that no method of transmission over the Internet, and method of electronic storage can be 100% secure. This means Gridiron cannot guarantee the absolute security of Parent/Guardian and Child personal information.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small amount of information that’s downloaded to a Parent/Guardian and Child computer or device when a Parent/Guardian and Child visit certain websites. Gridiron uses a number of different cookies on the Gridiron website, including strictly necessary, performance, advertising, and social media or content cookies. Cookies make Parent/Guardian and Child browsing experience better by allowing the website to represent Parent/Guardian and Child actions and preferences (such as login and region selection). This means Parent/Guardian and Child doesn’t have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also provide information on how people use the website, for instance whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor.
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?
Some cookies are necessary to allow Parent/Guardian and Child to browse the Gridiron website, use its features, and access secure areas. The use of these cookies is essential for the Gridiron website to work. For example, we use user-input cookies for the duration of a session to keep track of a user’s input when filling in forms that span several pages.
Gridiron also use functional cookies to represent choices Parent/Guardian and Child have made or information you’ve provided, such as Parent/Guardian and Child username or the region you are in. This allows Gridiron to tailor Parent/Guardian and Child website experience specifically to Parent/Guardian and Child preferences. For example, authentication cookies are functional cookies that are used for the duration of a session (or persistent, if Parent/Guardian and Child agree to the “represent me” function) to allow users to authenticate themselves on subsequent visits or to gain access to authorized content across pages. The functional cookies Gridiron uses include:
- User-centric security cookies to detect authentication abuses for a limited persistent duration, like repeated failed login attempts. These cookies are set for the specific task of increasing the security of the service.
- Multimedia content player session cookies (flash cookies) are used for the duration of a session to store technical data needed to play back video or audio content (e.g., image quality, network link speed, and buffering parameters).
- Load balancing session cookies are used for the duration of the session to identify the same server in the pool in order for the load balancer to redirect user requests appropriately.
- User interface customization persistent cookies are used to store a user’s preference regarding a service across web pages.
Gridiron is dedicated to user experience and we use many tools to help us improve the Gridiron website and commerce platform. To this end, Gridiron uses reporting and analytics cookies to collect information about how Parent/Guardian and Child use the Gridiron website and how often. These cookies only gather information for statistical purposes and only use pseudonymous cookie identifiers that do not directly identify the Parent/Guardian and Child. The performance cookies we use include:
- First party analytics cookies — Gridiron uses these cookies to estimate the number of unique visitors, to improve Gridiron websites, and to detect the most searched for words in search engines that lead to a webpage. These cookies are not used to target Parent/Guardian and Child with online marketing. We use these cookies to learn how Gridiron websites are performing and make relevant improvements to improve the browsing experience.
- Third party analytics cookies — Gridiron also uses Google Analytics and other third-party analytics providers listed below to help measure how users interact with our website content. These cookies “represent” what Gridiron users have done on previous pages and how they’ve interacted with the website.
- Advertising cookies are used on Gridiron’s website to tailor marketing to Parent/Guardian and Child and provide Parent/Guardian and Child with a more personalized service in the future. These cookies represent that the Parent/Guardian and Child visited the Gridiron website and Gridiron may share this information with third-parties, such as advertisers. Although these cookies can track Parent/Guardian and Child device’s visits to Gridiron website and other sites, they typically cannot personally identify the Parent/Guardian and Child. Without these cookies, the advertisements that you see may be less relevant and interesting to the Parent/Guardian and Child.
- Finally, Social and Content cookies are placed by many social media plugins (for example the Facebook ’like’ button), and other tools meant to provide or improve the content on a website (for example services that allow the playing of video files, or that create comments sections). Gridiron integrates these modules into Gridiron’s platform to improve the experience of browsing and interacting with Gridiron websites. Please note that some of these third party services place cookies that are also used for things like behavioral advertising, analytics, and/or market research.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If the Parent/Guardian and Child is a California resident, the Parent/Guardian and Child have the right to request information from Gridiron regarding the manner in which Gridiron shares certain categories of personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, in addition to the rights set forth above. Under California law, the Parent/Guardian and Child have the right to send Gridiron a request to receive the following information:
- The categories of information Gridiron disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year;
- The names and addresses of the third parties that received the information; and
- If the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed.
If the Parent/Guardian and Child would like to ask about, make a request relating to, or complain about how Gridiron processes personal information, the Parent/Guardian and Child may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.