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Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to Sports Rants.com and Sports Rants and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Sports Rants include SportsRants.com and Sports Rants. The Sports Rants website is a sports news, blog, opinion, commentary, and content website. By using the Sports Rants website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the Sports Rants website.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at Sports Rants.com/terms-of-service, unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of your Personal Information

For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your email address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you. In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Sports Rantsmay collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

– E-mail Address

If you purchase Sports Rants’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

Sports Rants may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

– Age
– Gender

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Sports Rants’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Sports Rants collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Sports Rants may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Sports Rants and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Sports Rants does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Sports Rants 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. Sports Rants may share data with trusted partners to help 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 Sports Rants, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Sports Rants may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Sports Rants or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sports Rants; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sports Rants, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

Sports Rants may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Sports Rants, in order to determine what Sports Rants services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Sports Rants to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Sports Rants. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Sports Rants website.

Use of Cookies

The Sports Rants website may 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 Sports Rants pages, or register with Sports Rants site or services, a cookie helps Sports Rants 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 Sports Rants website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Sports Rants features that you customized.

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 Sports Rants services or websites you visit.

Electronic Communications

Visiting SportsRants.com or sending emails to Sports Rants constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your Account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Sports Rants is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Sports Rants and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Writers

Contributors to Sports Rants are not employees of Sports Rants. Writers are independent contractors and Sports Rants is not responsible, liable, or legally responsible for their conduct on or outside of the website.

Any content posted by a writer on Sports Rants is 100% the responsibility of the writer – legally as well. Sports Rants forever retains the right to edit, alter, or remove content,links, images posted by the writer at Sports Rants discretion.

Security of your Personal Information

Sports Rants secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Sports Rants uses the following methods for this purpose:

– SSL Protocol
– User may Report a User that they feel violates Sports Rants’s terms of service, or engages in any behavior that the user deems to be in violation of Sports Rants terms of services
– Sports Rants uses third party applications, such as Disqus for commenting, Twitch for streaming, and other WordPress plugins, and by using this website you absolve Sports Rants of any liability, damages, legal responsibility, or issues related to these applications and plugins.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
• Delete your personal information from our records; and
• Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
• Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
• Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
• Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
• Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
• Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
• Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
• Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
• Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
• Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

Sports Rants does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Disconnecting your Sports Rants Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your Sports Rants account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR Sports Rants ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may learn how to disconnect their accounts from third-party websites by visiting their “My Account” page. Users may also contact us via email, or via a support ticket

E-mail Communications
From time to time, Sports Rants may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Sports Rants, you may opt out of such communications by Customers may unsubscribe from emails by “replying STOP” or “clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.”.

Security

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Statement
Sports Rants reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information
Sports Rants welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Sports Rants has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Sports Rants at:

Sports Rants
PO Box 260054
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026

Email Address:
info@sportsrants.com

Effective as of August 01, 2020

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