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Protecting Your Privacy
We do not resell or share your information, including your email address, with third parties for commercial marketing purposes.
We do not engage in cross-marketing or link-referral programs with other sites.
We employ some tracking devices such as cookies and single-pixel gifs for analytics tracking and our own social media marketing purposes.
Account information is password-protected. Keep your password safe.
The USBGF, or people who post on the website, may provide links to third-party websites, which may have different privacy practices. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies of those third-party website, and encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited.
Data We Collect
As part of the registration and enrollment process, we collect personal information, including your name, username, email address, and password (“Personal Information”). You may also choose to submit your mailing address, telephone number, gender, year of birth, and backgammon club affiliation. We may use any Personal Information that you submit to disseminate mailings related to the USBGF or the website and to ascertain your eligibility for USBGF benefits, such as added money at ABT tournaments. We may also use Personal Information to identify and prevent unlawful or inappropriate use of the website.
Our web logs collect standard web log entries for each page served, including your IP address, page URL, and timestamp.
Use of Data
We use your membership data (name, email address and/or postal address) only for the purposes of administration of membership. This includes adding you to the circulation list of our e-alerts. You may choose to unsubscribe from our e-alerts at any time.
We provide membership information to tournament directors of USBGF-affiliated events such as directors of the American Backgammon Tour and directors of local backgammon clubs. This information is provided for directors to determine your eligibility to compete in those events and receive added money or benefits. We do not provide membership data to other individuals or organizations.
No data is transferred between our membership and ratings databases, except to indicate current membership status of rated players. You should be aware that most tournament directors will submit their results to the USBGF for ratings purposes, and that these results will be published online and remain indefinitely as an historical record.
Data We Store
All Personal Information entered as part of the registration and enrollment process is stored in our database.
Our web logs and other records are stored indefinitely.
Although we make good faith efforts to store the information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security.
Circumstances in which the USBGF may release information
The USBGF may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use the website, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
E-Alert Content and Unsubscribing
The USBGF sends e-alerts about backgammon news and analysis. You can unsubscribe from our email lists at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your alert.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for a period of time. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is the USBGF’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between the USBGF and an individual.