Privacy Policy

At the U.S. Soccer Foundation we believe that visitors to our Web site have a right to know how information about them is used. Please review this Privacy Policy for a summary of our information gathering and dissemination policies and our response to some of what we believe are the most common concerns of Web site visitors.

Please note that this privacy statement may be changed at any time. Any changes to the U.S. Soccer Foundation's privacy policy will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact:

U.S. Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Email: rkaler@ussoccerfoundation.org
Phone: 202-872-6658

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Donor Privacy Policy
  2. Children Under 13 Years Old
  3. Use and Disclosure of Information You Provide
  4. Opting In to Disclosure to Third Parties
  5. IP Addresses and Other Automatically Logged Information; Aggregated and Anonymous Information
  6. Cookies
  7. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties
  8. Security
  9. Other Appropriate Disclosure
  10. Updating Your Contact Information
  11. Contacting the Foundation


1. Donor Privacy Policy

All personal information from donors to the U.S. Soccer Foundation, both online and offline, through any vehicle, be it written, verbal or electronic, will be held private and not shared with any other organizations, unless the donor gives explicit written permission to do so.  Communications from the U.S. Soccer Foundation to our donors will be based on their specifications when their donation is made; donors may receive some or all regular communications from the Foundation, based on their own preferences which the Foundation will honor with the utmost respect.  The U.S. Soccer Foundation will not sell, share or trade donor contact information, including names and any other personal information to any other private or public entity.  Additionally, mailings will not be sent by us on behalf of another organization to our donors.  Information associated with donations that are collected and processed by a third-party service provider, such as online and event donations, will be used solely for the purpose of completing that transaction and processing the gift to the U.S. Soccer Foundation.  Questions should be directed to info@ussoccerfoundation.org or (202) 872-9277. 

2. Children Under 13 Years Old

We will not knowingly, collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a person tells us that he or she is less than 13 years old, we will not retain any personally identifiable information provided by that person. If we later become aware that a person less than 13 years old has provided personally identifiable information, we will delete that information.

Because we do not knowingly save personally identifiable information from any person less than 13 years old, we do not knowingly distribute that information to third parties.

If you are a parent or guardian of a person less than 13 years old, and believe that he or she has provided personally identifiable information on our Web site, you may send us an email at kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org asking us to delete that information.



3. Use and Disclosure of Information You Provide

Certain features of our Web site may require or ask you to provide personally identifiable information. These features may include membership applications, members' only areas, donor information requests, donor submissions, requests to receive our email newsletter or other updates or information, or other activities.

We will use the information you provide in connection with the activity for which you provide it. We also may use that information on an aggregated, anonymous basis as discussed in more detail in Section 4 below.

We also may use that information to add you to our e-mail or regular mail lists, so that we may send you newsletters, updates, special offers or other information about us or our Corporate Partners, sponsors or others.

We also may disclose personally identifiable information to our Corporate Partners, sponsors, or other third parties. As described in Section 3 below, you may elect to have that information disclosed to third parties.

In some cases, you may be asked to provide payment information, such as credit card numbers and expiration dates. We will not disclose that information to any third party except processors or providers for purposes of payment, billing or collection.

Different policies may apply to personally identifiable information provided by grant applicants. Please review the grant application rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

Different policies also may apply to online sweepstakes or contests. Please review the sweepstakes or contest rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

Please review Section 1 for our policies on persons less than 13 years old.

All content that you submit to the U.S. Soccer Foundation becomes our property. Please review our Terms of Use for more information about making content submissions to us.



4. Opting In to Disclosure to Third Parties

The U.S. Soccer Foundation provides you the opportunity to opt in to disclosure of personally identifiable information to our Corporate Partners, sponsors, or other third parties. You may opt-in by sending us an email at kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org and stating in the e-mail that you want your personally identifiable information to be disclosed to third parties.

Different policies may apply to personally identifiable information provided by grant applicants. Please review the grant application rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information. Different policies also may apply to online sweepstakes or contests. Please review the sweepstakes or contest rules for any specific statements about use of personally identifiable information.

5. IP Addresses and Other Automatically Logged Information; Aggregated and Anonymous Information

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the Web. It performs a function for individual computers much like a Post Office Box number serves Postal Service customers. Web servers, which host Web pages that you may visit, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you visit pages on our Web site, our servers automatically save - "log" - your IP address. We also may log other information about your visits to our Web site.

The IP addresses and other logged information may be used to assist in your navigation and use of our Web site. They may help us better serve you on your visits to our Web site, such as by tracking your preferences and tailoring your visits to your interests.

This information also allows us to better understand the visitor traffic to our Web sites. We may use it to create statistical or other studies that aggregate the information on an anonymous basis. We may use that information internally, for system administration and improvement, or to assess or analyze other issues relating to our mission.

We may share this aggregated, anonymous information with Corporate Partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, we do not disclose IP addresses or other automatically logged information to third parties in a way that personally identifies any visitor. We may use or disclose such information to identify a visitor, however, to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect the U.S. Soccer Foundation or others.

The Foundation will occasionally ask users to complete surveys or questionnaires. These surveys are always optional and you do not have to answer any survey question to visit ussoccerfoundation.org. Please only participate in those surveys that involve the disclosure of information you are comfortable with sharing. The information we collect is used and disclosed for statistical and other research on an aggregated, anonymous basis only.

6. Cookies

Cookies are small computer files that a Web site transfers to a user's computer hard drive for informational and record-keeping purposes. The file keeps information that identifies you as a unique user. Cookies make Web use easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at a Web site, like the automatically logged information described in Section 4. Although we think it important that you understand about cookies, our Web site at this time does not use cookies.



7. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties

The U.S. Soccer Foundation's Privacy Policy addresses only information the U.S. Soccer Foundation collects from you on ussoccerfoundation.org. Icons, pop-up screens, banners and other information about third parties also appear on our Web site. When you click on them, you may be transferring to a Web site, Web page or other computer file controlled by a third party. The U.S. Soccer Foundation does not control the collection, use or disclosure of information by those third parties. Your use of those Web sites, Web pages and computer files will be subject to the privacy policies, if any, of those third parties. Those policies may differ from the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Privacy Policy.



8. Security

We institute various electronic and administrative safeguards that are reasonably designed to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, including firewall technologies to help protect your data from hackers and other unwanted visitors. Your preferences are password protected for your privacy and security, and we employ industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology in an effort to protect data transmissions

Also, access to the Profile Information contained in your account is protected by use of a password, so you should keep your password private and secure. Despite use of these safeguards, NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET IS COMPLETELY SECURE. INTERNET TRANSMISSIONS YOU MAKE MAY BE UNLAWFULLY INTERCEPTED BY THIRD PARTIES. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION STORED ON COMPUTERS LINKED TO THE INTERNET ARE SUBJECT TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS BY "HACKERS" AND OTHERS WHO MAY MISAPPROPRIATE THAT DATA. WHILE WE TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, WE DO NOT WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, OR WE STORE. YOU PROVIDE US INFORMATION AND USE OUR WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES.

9. Other Appropriate Disclosures

We may disclose information to law enforcement or other government officials if we determine such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate. We also may disclose information in response to legal process, such as a subpoena, court orders, or as otherwise required by law.



10. Updating Your Personal Information

To maintain the accuracy of your personal information, please notify us when you change your address, telephone number or e-mail address. Please contact us with both your old and new contact information either via e-mail at kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org or by postal mail at:

U.S. Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

11. Contact Information

This Web site is owned and operated by the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Please feel free to contact the Foundation for more information at the following address.

U.S. Soccer Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Email: kwashington@ussoccerfoundation.org
Phone: 202-872-9277

Our Partners

  • adidas

    adidas, the Foundation's Safe Places to Play - Mini-Pitch Partner, supports providing children in underserved communities with safe play spaces nationwide. adidas strives to be the globally leading and most popular sporting goods brand. Dedicated to innovation,  adidas embraces creativity and seeks to be socially responsible in all facets of its brand. For more information, please visit adidas.com.

  • APT

    APT (Advanced Polymer Technology), the Foundation’s Partner for Acrylic Coating Products, is a global leader in high performance sports surfaces. APT provides people around the world with safe, reliable, performance enhancing surfaces. APT’s Laykold Masters acrylic surfacing system will be the official surface of an estimated 500 mini-pitches. For more information on APT, please visit www.sportsbyapt.com.

  • CHA

    CHA Sports, the Foundation's Supplier for Soccer Facility Design and Planning Services, provides community partners with expertise in soccer facility design. CHA Sport's full service approach allows the company to build world-class projects without breaking budgets. For more information, please visit chacompanies.com

  • Hellas

    Hellas, the Foundation's National Partner of the Safe Places to Play program, is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. To learn more about Hellas Construction, Inc. and their quality artificial surfaces for field sports, visit www.hellasconstruction.com

  • Hunter

    Hunter Industries, the Foundation's National Partner for Irrigation Equipment, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of irrigation equipment for turf, landscape and soccer fields.  Hunter Industries' focus is on landscape irrigation with a significant part of its business centering on the proper care and maintenance of sports turf. For more information, please visit hunterindustries.com. Please contact Lynda Wightman, 406-273-3073, lynda.wightman@hunterindustries.com with any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • Kwik Goal

    Kwik Goal, the Foundation’s Official Supplier for goals, seating, boundary equipment, training equipment and coaching accessories, will be supporting a variety of Foundation programs and initiatives including: Soccer for Success, National Training and the Safe Places to Play program. Over thirty years ago, Kwik Goal was founded on the revolutionary concept of providing transportable goals for coaches at all age levels. Since that time, Kwik Goal has continued to focus on helping coaches and soccer programs create safe and dynamic learning environments by supplying high quality, safety tested soccer goals, field equipment and training equipment to the domestic and international market. For more information, please visit Kwikgoal.com.

  • Musco

    Musco Lighting, the Foundation's National Partner for Sports Lighting, has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting for over 35 years.  Musco’s newest innovation, Light-Structure GreenTM, offers significant advantages for your budget and the environment — operating costs are cut in half, spill light is reduced by 50%, and 100% of your maintenance costs are covered for 25 years. To request your free copy of Sports Lighting: Answers to 7 Common Questions, please visit www.musco.com. Please contact Mike Shindler at mike.shindler@musco.com with any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • Nike

    NIKE, Inc., the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s National Partner for Athletic Apparel, supports the Foundation and its programs by providing Nike apparel to kids in underserved communities. Nike believes in the power of sport to unlock human potential and is committed to providing access to sport and physical activity  for kids to help set them up for success for life. For more information, please visit http://about.nike.com/pages/community-impact

  • SCORE Sports

    SCORE Sports, the preferred provider of shin guards to the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, is a family-owned and operated business specializing in sports equipment, uniforms and apparel. SCORE is an industry leader and has been involved in the sports community for over 40 years. SCORE outfits athletes with high-quality uniforms that SCORE develops, designs and manufactures in the U.S. SCORE takes pride in working with various non-profit groups and causes to give back to athletes who may need some extra support to play the game they love. SCORE is environmentally cautious with the materials it uses for its products and does its part in minimizing our environmental footprint. SCORE proudly offers a wide variety of products to provide customers with a one-stop shop for all your soccer needs. For more information, please visit scoresports.com.

  • Soccer.com

    Soccer.com, the Foundation's National Partner for Soccer Equipment and Uniforms, was founded in 1984 to provide high quality soccer gear at reasonable prices through its nationally circulated catalog. Soccer.com embodies a passion for the game that extends to the people who play, coach and support soccer. For more information, please visit soccer.com.

  • Sport Court

    Sport Court®, the Foundation's Supplier for Futsal Surfaces, has been the industry leader in modular athletic flooring for over 30 years. With more than 50,000 installations worldwide, and the largest and most experienced network of authorized dealers, Sport Court® delivers innovative, durable, high-performance solutions for a variety of sports and activities. For more information, please visit sportcourt.com. Please contact Joel McCausland at jmccausland@sportcourt.com for any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • World Soccer Shop

    Launched in 2001, World Soccer Shop is an online soccer retailer based in Birmingham, Alabama. It carries one of the world’s widest selections of officially-licensed products from the sport’s top brands and teams. World Soccer Shop is passionate about soccer and endeavors to spread the beautiful game around the world, especially to those in areas of need. For more information, please visit www.worldsoccershop.com.

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