At BALTIMOREBLAST.COM, we are committed to protecting your privacy online. We make every effort to ensure that you and your children can freely take advantage of all of BALTIMOREBLAST.COM’s features and content, knowing that any personal information you provide to us will be protected. Please review the outline below, detailing our information gathering policies and addressing some of the most common concerns.
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Policies for Children Less Than 13 Years Old
2. Policies for Individuals 13 Years Old and Older
3. Participating in Forums, Chats and Q & A’s
4. E-mail Newsletter Service
6. About IP Addresses and Surveys Used for Research Purposes
7. Links from BALTIMOREBLAST.COM to Other Websites
8. Your Acceptance of These Terms
9. Contact Information
1. Policies for Children Less Than 13 Years Old As described below, BALTIMOREBLAST.COM will not knowingly collect or maintain any personally identifiable information from children under 13-years-old without the express consent of their parent or guardian.
A number of interactive features on BALTIMOREBLAST.COM require registration to participate. All registrants for these features will be required to enter their full name, age, zip code and e-mail address to be used as an identifier for the feature.
When a person indicating an age of less than 13 years tries to register for such features on BALTIMOREBLAST.COM, we will not retain any of his or her personally identifiable information submitted by the child. If we become aware that we have inadvertently retained personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. We may request the disclosure of information that is reasonably necessary to participate in the feature for which the child is attempting to register (such as a favorite team or player), but which does not identify the child personally. Because BALTIMOREBLAST.COM does not knowingly retain any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
Children who indicate that they are less than 13 years old will not be able to participate in some interactive features of BALTIMOREBLAST.COM that do not require registration but do necessitate the collection and retention of personally identifiable information (e.g., entering some sweepstakes or contests).
BALTIMOREBLAST.COM encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate together in the interactive activities offered on BALTIMOREBLAST.COM.
2. Policies for Individuals 13 Years Old and Older To participate in some of the interactive features on BALTIMOREBLAST.COM, you may be required to submit some personal information that allows BALTIMOREBLAST.COM to fulfill your order or process your request. In addition, BALTIMOREBLAST.COM may share information submitted by you with Baltimore Blast business partners and sponsors. BALTIMOREBLAST.COM will not share any personal information submitted by you without posting a notification that BALTIMOREBLAST.COM intends to do so, and giving you an opportunity to elect not to have it shared.
Registration- You will be required to register to take advantage of some of the interactive activities on BALTIMOREBLAST.COM. To register, you will need to submit your full name, age, zip code and e-mail address as an identifier for the feature. You may also be asked to provide optional information, such as your mailing address, and demographic information. These fields are optional, and will not interfere with your registration should you choose to leave them blank.
Optional fields are used internally to help BALTIMOREBLAST.COM better tailor our services to suit our users’ needs. No optional demographic information is ever shared with any outside entity, except in an aggregated format.
Other Services- BALTIMOREBLAST.COM may offer you an opportunity to participate in various contests, surveys or other promotional features, or you many sign up to receive other information from the BALTIMORE BLAST or its member teams (e.g., online newsletters, notification about events in your area or merchandise specials). The information you will be required to submit will vary, but will typically include your full name, age, and e-mail address. You may also be requested to answer certain optional survey questions, such as your favorite BALTIMORE BLAST team or activity. Information received through such activities will be used by BALTIMOREBLAST.COM or BALTIMORE BLAST teams to send you the requested information or to administer contests and notify prizewinners. Such information may be shared with Baltimore Blast business partners, unless you opt out of receiving future mailings at the time you sign up, or later, by following the procedures in Section 4 below. Unless expressly noted otherwise, children who indicate they are under 13 years old will not be allowed to sign up for such activities.
3. Participating in Forums, Chats and Q & A’s To participate in an online chat or send email to BALTIMOREBLAST.COM, we request a first name, city, state, province or country, and email address which will only be used to acknowledge receipt of the message or to respond to the sender’s request when BALTIMOREBLAST.COM determines that a response is warranted.
BALTIMOREBLAST.COM does not maintain a record of any of the information collected through such activities in retrievable form, nor does BALTIMOREBLAST.COM share the information with Baltimore Blast business partners or sponsors for promotional purposes, except in aggregate form.
4. Opting Out BALTIMOREBLAST.COM provides you the opportunity to opt out of receiving various communications, advertisements and promotions offered either by BALTIMOREBLAST.COM or by our partners. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us after you register. You can also easily edit your account to no longer receive such offers and mailings. You will need your User ID and password in order to access your account.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be unable to use those BALTIMOREBLAST.COM services that require registration in order to participate. If you choose not to accept cookies, or cancel your cookies after registration, you will not have the ability to log on to BALTIMOREBLAST.COM, make transactions (i.e., order and pay for products through BALTIMOREBLAST.COM) or access your account. In limited circumstances, we may retain information that you have requested be removed but which cannot be completely deleted from our databases due to technical constraints and the backup of our computer system. See Section 7 below for more information on cookies.
5. Security Policies Please keep in mind that whatever you publicly disclose online- for example, in a chat or through e-mail- can be collected and used by others, and any Internet transmission you make may be unlawfully intercepted by third parties. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While we take reasonable measures to protect your personal information, BALTIMOREBLAST.COM cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. In addition, BALTIMOREBLAST.COM may disclose information to law enforcement or other government officials if we determine such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate, or if we are compelled to disclose it by court order or operation of law.
7. About IP Addresses and Surveys Used for Research Purposes An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web; it performs a function for individual computers much like a Post Office Box number serves Postal Service customers. Web servers – the computers that “serve up” web pages- automatically identifies your computer by its IP address. When users request pages on BALTIMOREBLAST.COM, our servers log their IP addresses.
This logging allows the Baltimore Blast to better understand the traffic that comes to BALTIMOREBLAST.COM, and to tailor content and services to better suit your needs. In many cases, users visiting BALTIMOREBLAST.COM from work or from other services that utilize a “firewall”, a computer used to control the flow of Internet traffic to and from another computer network, may share a single IP address with other users behind the same firewall.
Please review each activity prior to sue and only participate in those that involve the disclosure of information you are comfortable with sharing. BALTIMOREBLAST.COM will occasionally ask users to complete surveys or questionnaires which we use for general research purposes to improve BALTIMOREBLAST.COM and serve you better. These surveys are always optional and you do not have to answer any survey question to visit BALTIMOREBLAST.COM.
9. Contact Information BALTIMOREBLAST.COM is operated by Baltimore Blast Corp. Please contact the Baltimore Blast for more information.
BALTIMOREBLAST.COM c/o Baltimore Blast
6929 Golden Ring Road
Baltimore, MD 21237