We built GoalFace to make it easy to connect and share information with your friends and other football fans around the world with similar interests as you. We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on GoalFace; that is why we give you control of your information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your profile, giving you control to share as much or as little information about yourself as you see fit.
GoalFace follows two core principles:
1. You should have control
over your personal information.
GoalFace helps you share information with your friends and other football fans. You choose what information you put in your profile, including contact and personal information, pictures, interests and groups you join. You also control the users with whom you share that information through the privacy settings on your Profile page.
2. You should have access
to the information others want to share.
There is an increasing amount of information available out there, and you may want to know what relates to you, your friends, and fans like you. We want to help you easily get the information members of the site have shared with you and/or the GoalFace community at large.
Sharing information should be easy. And we want to provide you with the privacy tools necessary to control how and with whom you share that information. If you have questions or ideas, please send them to [email protected]
When you visit GoalFace you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.
When you register with GoalFace, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your country of residence, your gender and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us, select in your profile or post on our Web Site.
When you enter GoalFace, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all GoalFace visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to GoalFace. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
When you use GoalFace, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events and transmit information by various other means. We collect this information so that we can provide you a more targeted, relevant, personalized Web Site. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friends list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
You post User Content (as defined in the GoalFace Terms of Service) on the Web Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Although we try our best, we cannot control the actions of others with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on GoalFace is a violation of the GoalFace Terms of Service and should be reported to [email protected]
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. GoalFace stores this information to send this one-time email, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at [email protected] to request that we remove this information from our database.
GoalFace may also collect information about you from other sources, such as messages, comments, blogs, and other users of the Web Site through the operation of the Site (e.g., tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.
By using GoalFace, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
GoalFace does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for GoalFace or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on GoalFace. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before registering with GoalFace, contacting or sending any information about themselves to anyone on the Web Site over the Internet or by any other means.
When you register with GoalFace, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people based on the privacy settings you set on the Profile Page to enable you to connect with people on GoalFace. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by GoalFace that we think you may find valuable.
Profile information is used by GoalFace primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it (e.g., posting to your wall), other GoalFace users may be able to supplement your profile.
Profile information you submit to GoalFace will be available to users of GoalFace who can access the information based on the privacy settings on your Profile page. Your name, network names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the Web Site and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and send a friend request. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access your profile information unless they have a relationship to you (friend, friend of friend, member of your networks, etc.) that allows such access based on your privacy settings.
GoalFace may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For example, if a friend sends you a new message or someone posts on your wall, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact.
Generally, you may opt out of such emails, though GoalFace reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
GoalFace may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people like a player or team and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide to you. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the football world and, where there are advertisements, they're more likely to be relevant and of interest to you. For example, if you put a favorite player in your profile, we might serve you an advertisement highlighting a jersey or memorabilia. But we don't tell the sponsor of the advertisement who you are.
We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to such as messages, comments, blogs, other users of the GoalFace service and other Internet sources to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify in your privacy settings that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile.
GoalFace is about sharing information with others — friends, people in your network and other members with similar to you — while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide through GoalFace. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. For example:
When you use GoalFace, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a friend or a GoalFace Member), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos or other items posted on GoalFace, this information may become publicly available.
GoalFace may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of those other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements and terms and conditions of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Access and control over most personal information on GoalFace is readily available through the profile editing tools. GoalFace users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their GoalFace account may do so by sending an email from the email account used to create their profile to [email protected]. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time, but will not be generally available to members of GoalFace.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on GoalFace, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another GoalFace user) you generally cannot remove such communications.
GoalFace takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of GoalFace Web Site, please contact us at [email protected].
You may also contact us by mail at: 3057 Nutley Street, Fairfax, Virginia, 22031, United States of America
Last updated Aug 25, 2009.