RealSports is committed to
protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most
powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to
the RealSports applications/services and governs data collection and
usage. All information collected and held as a result of the use of
RealSports applications is collected and held by RealSports International
Limited, PO Box 301196, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
This statement applies to
all personal information which you provide to RealSports through your use
of a RealSports application. By using any of the RealSports
applications/services, you consent to the data practices described in this
statement. If you do not supply any or all of the personal information
requested, you may be unable to access some or all of the services
Collection of your Personal
RealSports applications may request the user to
supply personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address,
name, home or work address or telephone number. RealSports
applications may also request anonymous demographic information, which is
not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences,
interests and favourites. The exact information requested will depend on
the specific application.
Certain information about your computer
hardware and software is automatically collected by RealSports. This
information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names,
access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by
RealSports for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the
service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of RealSports
Any information you provide
will be treated in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC of the European
Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of
individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free
movement of such data (the "EU Data Protection Directive"), and any
implementing and/or amending legislation as may be adopted in EU Member
States from time to time, as well as the Swiss Data Protection Act of 19
June 1999 and the Privacy Act 1993(NZ) and any implementing and/or
amending legislation that may be adopted from time to time as well as any
regulations passed under such legislation including, in the case of New
Zealand, any applicable code of practice implemented under the Privacy Act
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally
identifiable information or personally sensitive data through RealSports
message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Note: RealSports does not read any of your online communications with
RealSports encourages you to review the privacy
statements of Web sites you choose to link to from RealSports applications
so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your
information. RealSports is not responsible for the privacy statements or
other content on Web sites outside of the RealSports applications and
RealSports family of Web sites.
Use of your
RealSports collects and uses your
personal information to operate the RealSports web based
applications/services and deliver the services you have requested.
RealSports also uses your personally identifiable information to inform
you of other products or services available from RealSports and its
affiliates. RealSports may also contact you via surveys to conduct
research about your opinion of current services or of potential new
services that may be offered.
RealSports does not sell, rent or
lease its customer lists to third parties. RealSports may, from time
to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a
particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your
unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address,
telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition,
RealSports may share data with trusted partners to help us perform
statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer
support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited
from using your personal information except to provide these services to
RealSports, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your
RealSports does not use or disclose sensitive personal
information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without
your explicit consent.
RealSports keeps track of the Web sites and
pages our customers visit within RealSports applications/services, in
order to determine what RealSports services are the most popular. This
data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within
RealSports web based applications/services to customers whose behaviour
indicates that they are interested in a particular subject
RealSports will disclose your personal information without
notice only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that
such action is necessary to: (a) comply with applicable law; (b) protect
and defend the rights or property of RealSports; and, (c) act under
exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of
RealSports applications/services, or the public.
Accessing and Correcting Personal
You have the right to access
any of your personal information held by RealSports and to check any such
information for accuracy. RealSports will, on request, confirm whether it
holds personal information about you and will, on request, correct any of
your personal information which is no longer accurate.
RealSports will check any
personal information before using it and will not hold it any longer than
is necessary to carry out the purposes described in this Privacy
The RealSports applications
use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is
a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies
cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server
in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary
purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned
to a specific page. For example, if you personalize RealSports application
pages, or register with various RealSports services, a cookie helps
RealSports applications to recall your specific information on subsequent
visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal
information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on.
When you return to the same RealSports application Web site, the
information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily
use the RealSports Portal features that you customized.
RealSports applications use
session cookies containing encrypted information to allow the system to
uniquely identify you while you are logged in. This information allows
RealSports to process your online transactions and requests. Session
cookies help us make sure you are who you say you are after you've logged
in and are required in order to use the RealSports applications.
RealSports applications use persistent cookies, which only RealSports can
read and use, to identify the fact that you are a RealSports customer or
prior RealSports Website visitor (whatever the case may be). We do not
store account numbers or passwords in persistent cookies. Users who
disable their Web browsers' ability to accept cookies will be able to
browse our Website but will not be able to successfully use our
Third Party Cookies: We may from time to time engage third
parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume
statistical information from visitors to our website to help us administer
help track visitor behaviour. Such cookies will not be used to associate
individual website visitors to any personally identifiable information.
All data collected by such third parties on behalf of RealSports is used
only to provide us with information on site usage and is not shared with
any other third parties.
You have the ability to
accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies,
but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you
prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully
experience the interactive features of the RealSports
applications/services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal
applications secures your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. RealSports applications secure the personally
identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled,
secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to
other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as
the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
RealSports utilizes some of
the most advanced technology for Internet security available today.
When you access our site using Netscape Navigator 6.0 or Microsoft
Internet Explorer versions 5.5 or higher, Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
technology protects your information using both server authentication and
data encryption, ensuring that your data is safe, secure, and available
only to registered Users in your organization. Your data will be
completely inaccessible to your competitors.
each User in your organization with a unique user name and password that
must be entered each time a User logs on. RealSports issues a
session "cookie" only to record encrypted authentication information for
the duration of a specific session. The session "cookie" does not include
either the username or password of the user. RealSports does not use
"cookies" to store other confidential user and session information, but
instead implements more advanced security methods based on dynamic data
and encoded session IDs.
In addition, RealSports Applications are
hosted in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other
advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside
Changes to this
occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and
customer feedback. RealSports encourages you to periodically review this
Statement to be informed of how RealSports is protecting your
RealSports welcomes your comments regarding this
Statement of Privacy. If you believe that RealSports has not adhered
to this Statement, please contact RealSports firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and
remedy the problem.
No other use
RealSports will not use or
disclose your personal information except as expressly set out in this
Privacy Statement, authorised by you or permitted or required by