Maine Swimming, Inc. is a general audience website. While we encourage children to browse our website, we also wish to educate parents and kids about issues of privacy when visiting our site. As a result, we are committed to full compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and the USA-S Swimming Privcay Policy.
Information concerning members of USA Swimming acquired during the registration process is the property of USA Swimming and its use is within the control of USA Swimming. USA Swimming strictly limits the use of member’s personal information to that information necessary for the conduct of the business of USA Swimming and its LSCs.
To clarify the issue of publishing information regarding USA Swimming members by USA Swimming and its LSCs.
What Information is Published
The following information, and only the following information, shall be acceptable for publication in any form, including but not limited to the world wide web, regarding any USA Swimming member without authorization from the athlete, if of majority; the athlete’s parent/guardian, if a minor; or the non-athlete member:
Authorization to publish the contact information provided by the member (limited to name, address, telephone number(s), email address and fax number) is deemed given by any member serving USA Swimming, an LSC or a club member as an officer, Board member, committee member or designated club contact, and any Meet Referee or Meet Director with respect to any meet announcement wherein they have agreed to be so designated. USA Swimming membership numbers may be published when done for data transmission only. USA Swimming membership numbers may not under any circumstance be published together with the name of the member or in a series of reports that when taken together will reveal the name and membership number of the member.
How We Use the Information
This information may be used for internal marketing purposes, press and helps us determine how to continually improve our site. We do not sell, distribute, trade or otherwise transfer personally identifiable information obtained from a user to any third party, either within our own organization or outside it, unless the user has provided his or her consent. We never share children’s personal information with third parties.
Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Our site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, which may differ from ours.
Cookies and How We Use Them
Cookies are used to gather basic tracking information and to monitor the presentation of advertisements and are placed on your hard drive by many major websites. They are especially necessary when ordering a product online. Cookies allow websites to determine the type of computer operating system and browser that you and other viewers are using, which enables websites to improve access to content.
We do not link the information collected through cookies to personally identifiable information provided by users from participating in our activities. Cookies do not contain any information that is, in itself, personally identifying.