Last Updated: 09/21/2023
1. What Information We Collect
College Athlete Influencers provides technology to connect college athletes (“Athletes”) with those seeking to secure partnerships, NIL deals, and other endorsements or advocacy (“Brand Users”). To fulfill our obligations to Users, we collect various information, including:
• Phone number
• Date of birth
• Brand information (e.g., company name and business category)
• Email address
• Credit card or bank information – see below
We may also collect the financial information you provide to us, including your debit or credit card number and any related billing information (“Billing Information”). We collect this information solely to process payment for the purchase of any product or service we offer that you have requested to purchase and do not retain it any longer than necessary. By submitting this information, you allow us to provide this information to our authorized third-party service providers as necessary to support and process your transactions as well as your credit card issuer/bank institution for that purpose. We may also collect other Personal Information and data when necessary.
Additionally, we may collect publicly available information, such as your name, school, sport, position, jersey number, and class year (“Directory Information”). We also automatically collect Non-Personal Information, including IP addresses and session IDs, for fraud prevention and user experience improvements. Technical information like device type, browser, and operating system may also be collected.
2. How Information is Collected
We can get your personal info in a few ways: when you make an account on our website, when someone invites you, or when you use our site. We can also collect non-personal info from places like social media and other websites. Sometimes, we mix this info with what we already have.
When you use our site, we might automatically get some info through things like “cookies.” Don’t worry, it’s not personal stuff. We might use this data in a way that doesn’t show who you are.
We use tools to see how people use our site so we can make it better. This info includes what pages you visit, what links you click, and what device you’re using.
To make our Site and Services better and give you a smoother experience, we and our helpers use things like “cookies,” “web beacons,” and similar tools to watch what you do. Our site may use strictly necessary, analytical/performance, targeting, or functionality cookies. A cookie is like a tiny ID card that a website gives your web browser. It helps remember your passwords and preferences but can’t do anything harmful like viruses.
A web beacon is a tiny, see-through image in a web page or email. It helps us know when you’ve looked at a page or email.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and similar tools. If you want, you can set your browser to ask you before accepting them. But keep in mind, if you turn these things off, our Services might not work like they should. We don’t pay attention to your browser’s “Do Not Track” setting, so you might need to change that separately in your browser’s settings.
4. How Information is Used
We use your Personal Information for different reasons, such as:
1. Confirming your identity and eligibility.
2. Handling transactions.
3. Running our daily business tasks.
4. Doing marketing inside our company.
5. Sharing offers with institutions when we need to.
6. Stopping fraud and keeping your account safe.
7. Creating reports without your name or details.
8. Following the law and sharing info when needed.
9. Helping our partners and friends in business.
10. If we sell our business, moving your info to the new owner.
We might show some of your info in a directory, so others can see what opportunities you have. You can choose what info goes there.
Sometimes, we hire other companies to help us, and they might see your info, but they can’t use it for anything else. We don’t share your private info with others unless the law says we must. We make sure they follow the rules and only use your info for what’s needed.
5. Messages from College Athlete Influencers
Using the personal information you provide to us, we may contact you through email, SMS messages, social media Direct Messaging, or push notifications for various reasons, including service updates and marketing. This data is processed and may be retained to legitimately communicate with you. If you’d like to opt out of receiving marketing communications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Third Parties Not Covered
To provide our Services, we may use processors and third-party services, including but not limited to:
• Stripe for processing credit card payments and End User payouts to their selected bank account.
• Twilio for communicating text messages via SMS/WhatsApp.
Users are subject to the privacy policies of these Third Parties. While we select Third Parties with strict privacy practices, we are not responsible for their misuse or practices. If you access any third-party websites via a link from our Site, you will leave the Site and will not be covered by any policies relating to our Site. We are not responsible for the content or use of your Personal Information or data by any third-party website.
7. Social Information
We keep an eye on what people do on social media to see how well their posts are doing. This means we gather info about your social media stuff and how many people like or comment on it. We use this info for our business, and it doesn’t mess with your privacy.
Additionally, you can link your social media URLs to your profile. That is done at your own risk, and we are not responsible for your links.
8. Storage and Protection of Personal Information
We use commercially reasonable efforts to effectively safeguard your Personal Information. We store Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill our contractual, legal, and ethical obligations. We take security measures to protect data against unauthorized access. Access is restricted to authorized personnel.
9. Children’s Use of Our Website
Our Site is not intended for use of children under 18. We do not allow Users under the age of 18 to use our Site for any reason. We do not knowingly collect, share, or store any Personal Information or other information from children under 18.
If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a minor under 18, we will delete this information, and/or attempt to obtain parental consent. If you are a parent and discover that we have collected any information from a minor, please contact us at email@example.com
10. Conditions of Use
We store Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill our contractual, legal, and ethical obligations. We take security measures to protect data against unauthorized access. Access is restricted to authorized personnel.
11. User Rights
Users have the right to access, correct, erase, restrict processing, and port their Personal Information. Users can also object to the collection or processing of Personal Information. California residents have additional rights under California law. European Union citizens have rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You can ask us to tell you some important stuff about the personal information we’ve collected from you in the last year. Once you ask, and we can verify that it’s really you, we’ll provide this information as required by the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act). The info we’ll share includes:
1. What types of personal information we’ve collected from you.
2. Where we get this personal information.
3. Why we collected or sold this personal information.
4. Who we shared this personal information with.
5. The exact pieces of personal information we have about you (if you want to move it somewhere else).
6. If we ever sold your personal information or gave it to others for business reasons, we’ll give you two lists: one showing who bought it and what they got, and the other showing who we gave it to and what they used it for.
You can ask us to delete your personal info that we’ve gathered and kept, but there are some cases where we might need to keep it for our business, like:
1. Giving you our products.
2. Fixing security or functionality problems.
3. Following the law.
4. Doing research that helps the public.
5. Protecting free speech, yours or someone else’s.
6. Using the info for things you’d expect us to do internally.
If you live in California, there’s a law called the “Shine the Light” law, officially known as California Civil Code Section 1798.83. This law lets you, as a California resident, ask us once a year for free information about the types of personal info we shared with other companies for their marketing purposes during the past year. We only must share this info if we gave your personal data to other companies so they could directly promote their own stuff to you, not for helping us run our own business. If you’re a California resident and want to make this request, just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
European Union Residents:
The right to access- You have the right to request from us copies of your personal data. We may charge a small fee for this service.
The right to ratification- You have the right to request us to correct any information that you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request us to erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing- You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing- You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to portability- You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: email@example.com
12. Notices and Modifications
We reserve the right to change the Website and the terms of this Policy at any time. The latest effective date will be highlighted at the top of the Policy. It is your responsibility to review any notices or modifications to this Policy.
13. Governing Law
14. How to Contact Us/Opt Out of Marketing Communications
College Athlete Influencers LLC
199 Centerbury Ct. Springdale, OH 45246