Score-O-Matic and User Privacy
Score-O-Matic (SOM) strives to keep select information on all of its
users, players, team managers, etc. private. This select information
includes email addresses, dates of birth, and in the case of children
under the age of 13, full names.
1998 the Federal Trade Commission established a set of rules (the
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA) for web sites to help
ensure that children’s privacy is protected while they are online. COPAA
went into effect in April 2000, and the Score-O-Matic adheres to these
web site operators are to include privacy policies on their sites so as to
not only notify parents about their privacy practices but to also obtain
parental consent before collecting personal information from children
under the age of 13. In addition, before allowing children under 13 to
post personal information regarding web pages, bulletin boards or chat
rooms, they should require a parent's consent.
COPPA does not restrict web operators from providing services or capturing
useful data on site visitors, but does attempt to prevent children from
releasing personal information on themselves that could allow strangers to
more information on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, click here.
Is the Score-O-Matic?
The Score-O-Matic has been developed by:
PO Box 50387
Raleigh, NC 27650
more information on, or if you have any questions regarding, the Score-O-Matic’s
privacy safeguards, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banners and Links
Score-O-Matic, has hundreds of links to web sites maintained by sponsors,
advertisers, teams, tournaments, and others. Once a user “clicks
through” to one of these sites what happens is beyond the control of the
suggest users be cautious when providing personal information to any
internet site, regardless of its affiliation with the Score-O-Matic.
Information And Third Parties
Score-O-Matic offers a variety of services for users that require the
collection of personal data. This data can include: full name, email
address, mailing address, date of birth, login and passwords, telephone
numbers and more. Depending on the functions being used, typically only a
subset of this information are saved in the Score-O-Matic databases.
the exception of the team contact information needed by tournament
directors to contact teams with tournament information, data collected by
the Score-O-Matic is never shared with third parties. From time to time
the developers of the Score-O-Matic may wish to notify you of products or
information we think maybe of interest to you or your teams, but any email
or physical mailers will be sent through the Score-O-Matic. We will never,
ever, provide third party advertisers or sponsors with your name, email,
telephone number or physical address.
a user (or his or her parent), wish that information on a the Score-O-Matic
be deleted (for example, a photograph, or player name that appears in a
team roster or game report), they can request the information be deleted
by contacting email@example.com.
Score-O-Matic collects information about how our users access this site to
help us present general viewer information to advertisers and sponsors.
System information such as your IP address, how you got to the Score-O-Matic,
internet browser, length of visit, etc. may also be collected.
addition telephone numbers and IP addresses used to submit score updates
through the Score-O-Matic can also be used to maintain “black-lists”
of people that can no longer participate in submitting game information
and reports to the Score-O-Matic.
note that the Score-O-Matic’s privacy policies and this document may be
updated at anytime.
Precautions for Players and Users Under 13 Years of Age
attempt to be extremely careful in protecting the identity of children
under the age of 13. Toward this end, the Score-O-Matic takes the
Teams in divisions U10-U13 have a feature called SafeName
automatically defaulted to YES. For players on teams with SafeName turned
on, only their first name and the first initial of their last name will
appear on the Score-O-Matic site. For example, only the name “Freddy
A.” would appear on team rosters, scoring reports, player searches,
photography identifications, etc.
Birthdays appear as month-year only. The day is never displayed.
Currently (as of 02/01/2005) team managers cannot “invite”
players under 13 to register with the Score-O-Matic. This prevents players
under the age of 13 from being able to access and modify their roster
records and biographies.