By using this Site (Diicommunity.org), you consent to the policies and practices described in this statement.
collect it, with whom we may share it, and certain other matters related to such information, including
the choices you have regarding our collection of information and our use and disclosure to other parties
of information we may have collected from you.
Our Site contains links to other Web sites over which we have no control. The NCAA is not responsible
for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from this Site. We
encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they
collect, use and share your information.
Types Of Information That May Be Collected
Personal Information: In some areas of the Site, the NCAA may request that you provide personal
information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, contact information, and
any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, the NCAA collects or
may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences,
gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of
Site Usage Information: We also may gather information about your use of the Site, such as what
areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware
and software that is or may be collected by the NCAA. This information can include without limitation
your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
How Information May Be Collected
Registration: You may be asked first to complete a registration form and provide personally
identifiable information; you may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take
advantage of certain features the Site may choose to offer.
Newsletters and Site e-mails: We may offer free newsletters to share information with you about
the Site, about us and our affiliates and subsidiaries, or about our business partners and advertisers
and sponsors. You may receive a newsletter either by registering for a particular newsletter or in
conjunction with a special feature or membership for which you have registered on the Site. You may
cancel your free e-mail subscription by following the instructions provided on the Site or, in some
instances, in the designated area of certain newsletters or e-mails.
Contests or Promotions: We may operate contests and promotions through the Site that may require
registration. Your personally identifiable information may be used to contact you for winner notification,
prize delivery confirmation or other related purposes. Typically, this information is only shared in
aggregate unless we have given you the choice. We may ask your permission to allow us to post publicly
some of your information on the Site, such as on a winners page, in the event you win a contest or
promotion. We will not post your information without your permission. In some instances, a third party
advertiser or sponsor may operate or host a contest or promotion on the Site, and collect your
information. In those cases, where we are not the operator or host of the contest or promotion, we have
no control over the information collected and accordingly urge you to review the advertiser's or sponsor's
Surveys or Voting: From time-to-time we may request personally identifiable information from you
via surveys or voting polls. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide
whether or not to disclose information. At times, you may have to register to vote or to take part in a
Cookies: As with many Web sites, the Site may use standard technology called "cookies," which
are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you allow your browser to accept
cookies. Cookies automatically identify your Web browser to the Site whenever you visit the Site, and
make using the Site easier for you by saving your passwords, purchases, and preferences. By tracking how
and when you use the Site, cookies help us determine which areas are popular and which are not. Many
improvements and updates to the Site are based on data obtained from cookies. Accepting cookies allows
you, among other things, to personalize your experience on the Site. If you do not want information
the cookies off in your browser; however, some areas of the Site may not provide you with a personalized
IP Addresses and Click-stream Data: The NCAA may log IP addresses, or the location of your
computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may collect IP
addresses and/or click-stream data for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate
information to our sponsors. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you access the Internet. Our computers identify your computer by its IP address.
When you request Web pages from the Site, our computers log your IP address.
Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Site.
Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request,
the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information.
When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Site, what type of content is most
popular, and what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and
How We Use The Information Collected
The information you provide to us may be used to:
- Contact you about the Site;
- Monitor or improve the use of the Site;
- Monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Site;
- Send you promotional material on behalf of our partners;
- Inform you of a prize you have won.
With Whom The Information May Be Shared
We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information
or information about your use of the Site, except as set forth in the following subparagraphs.
- Consent: We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. If you
do choose to have your information shared, in an effort to protect you, third parties who have access
your personally identifiable information beyond what is reasonably necessary to deliver your requested
product or service.
- Agents: We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions
on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance,
processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will
have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share
that information with any other third party.
- Legal Process: We may disclose such information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by
a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with
legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of the NCAA or its
affiliated members; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety
of users or the public.
- Partnerships, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates: The NCAA may also share aggregated anonymous information
about visitors to the Site with its clients, strategic partners and each of their subsidiaries so that
they may understand the kinds of visitors using the Site.
Links To Other Web Sites
You should be aware that when you are on the Site you could be directed to other sites beyond our control. For example,
if you "click" on a link, the "click" may take you off the Site onto a different Web site. This includes
links from sponsors and partners that may use the Site's logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These
other Web sites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal
information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. If you visit a Web site that
A Special Note For Parents Concerning Privacy
You should be aware that when you are on the Site you could be directed to other sites beyond our
control. For example, if you "click" on a link, the "click" may take you off the Site onto a different
Web site. This includes links from sponsors and partners that may use the Site's logo as part of a
co-branding agreement. These other Web sites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect
data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies.
providing any personal information.
A Special Note for Parents Concerning Privacy
The Site is a general audience site. We do not currently collect any personal information from children
under the age of thirteen on the Site. If in the future, the Site collects personally identifiable
information from children, it will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.).