We take the privacy of all our users seriously.
What information do we collect?
You may access this Site's home page and browse the Site without disclosing any personal data. In order to provide you with a range of services, however, we may collect personal information from this Site, from written information sent to us and from other communications. We may for example, keep a record of your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, gender and preferences.
How do we use your information?
We may operate a mailing list to send you SportingScribe.com related news. This mailing list if active would operate as an 'opt in' mailing list whereby subscribers add themselves to the list. We only send emails to addresses which have been subscribed to the list. We do not 'spam'. If you wish to unsubscribe from the list check the unsubscribe box. We currently do not share, license or sell these e-mail addresses.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to anyone who may take over the running of the Site or who may purchase any or all of our assets including your personal information. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to any law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the committing of any offence, once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request. We also reserve the right to access and disclose your personal information in order to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly or to protect our users and ourselves.
We take every precaution to protect your personal information. In addition, we have strict security protocols in place to protect our customer database from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, and unlawful destruction or accidental loss. We only allow access to the customer database when absolutely necessary, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of such details. We may ask you for proof of identity before disclosing any personal information to you. We do not collect or hold any personal financial data.
We always aim to improve the services we offer. As a result we may occasionally canvass our customers using surveys. Participation in surveys is voluntary, and you are under no obligation to reply to any survey you might receive from us. Should you choose to do so, we will treat the information you provide with the same high standard of care as all other customer information.
Your participation on our Site may mean that we occasionally contact you with the opportunity to enter competitions. Entry to competitions is voluntary, and you are under no obligation to take up an invitation from us to enter. Should you choose to enter a competition, we will treat the information you provide with the same high standard of care as all other customer information.
What do cookies do?
Cookies are small, harmless files of letters and numbers that are placed on the hard drive of your computer, smartphone or other device, or in your browser memory if you agree.
What our cookies don't do is store any personal or confidential information about you.
Are cookies safe?
Yes, cookies are harmless text files. They can't look into your computer or device or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can't carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.
Why should I keep cookies switched on?
We recommend that you to keep cookies active during your visits to our website because parts of the site rely on them to work properly. If you disable cookies, you will still be able to browse the site, but certain parts of our website may not function correctly and key features may not be available.
How can I manage cookies?
You can restrict, block or delete cookies from SportingScribe.com at any time by changing the cookie preferences in your web browser settings. As each browser is different, please use your browser's “help” function or your phone or device's manual to find out how to customise your cookie settings. Alternately, for more detailed information on how to manage cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Cookies used on SportingScribe.com
Like many websites, SportingScribe.com uses both first and third party cookies, which maybe 'session' or 'persistent' cookies. Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, last beyond your browsing session and remain on your computer or device until their set expiry date unless they are deleted.
All the cookies on this site are listed below and categorized according to whether they are first or third party.
A. First Party Cookies
These are cookies that are set by our website and are used to monitor how visitors find and use our website. We record such activity in aggregate and use this information solely for the purposes of understanding overall visitor behaviour and for monitoring and making improvements to our website.
Many of the first party cookies we use are session cookies. No personally-identifiable data is collected – these simply enable us to track your session from page to page and keep you signed in whilst you use our website using a unique ID. Without these cookies these functions would not work.
Other first party cookies we use are persistent cookies and help us remember you as a user each time you use the same computer or device to revisit our site. We also use persistent cookies to track how popular our site is and to record visitor trends over time. As with our first party session cookies, no personally-identifiable or sensitive data is collected.
Session IDs: Our web server may create session cookies which are essential for your use of some of the interactive elements of the website, such as contact forms and logging in. The cookie contains a session ID which is a mechanism for distinguishing your visit to our website from any other visitors that may be using the website at the same time and expires when you leave our website.
Analytics Cookies: We use Google Analytics™ to collect information about and analyse how visitors use our website. Google Analytics™ creates a number of first party cookies, all prefixed __utm, as follows:
· __utma: contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This cookie expires after two years.
· __utmb: used to establish and continue a unique user session. Each time you request another page from the website the cookie is updated to expire after 30minutes.
· __utmc: works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor. This is a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.
· __utmz: tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website. It is updated with every new page view and expires after 6 months.
· You may also sometimes find a __utmv cookie which relates to custom reporting segments, a feature which is occasionally used on Google Analytics™.
The information collected is completely anonymous and may expire after the current session or last longer. We do not allow external organisations to access, use or share any of this information.
Full details of the cookies which Google Analytics™ uses can be found on the 'Cookies and Google Analytics' page of Google™'s website at http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html in If you wish to opt out of our use of Google Analytics, you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, which can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, in order to maintain your experience for the rest of the website.
B. Third Party Cookies
As well as using cookies from our advertising partners, from time to time we may embed external content from third party websites within our website, such as plug-ins from Facebook™ and Twitter™. We use these cookies, which maybe session or persistent, as marketing tools for our own business and to provide convenience tools for our visitors. As this content is created by an external service, we have no direct control over the setting or management of these cookies. If you would like to change your third party cookie preferences, please check the third party websites for information on how to manage them.
C. Other cookies that may be used
Flash Local Shared Object (LSO) or Flash Cookies: We rarely use Flash technology on our website, however, occasionally, we use Adobe™ Flash technology, which uses Flash Local Shared Objects or Flash cookies, to display certain content as set out below. Please note that these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. If you would like to disable or manage your Flash cookies, you must do this through Adobe's Global Storage Settings panel athttp://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html.
· Video Cookies: We may periodically use video services to host video content, and embed content in our web pages to allow you to watch the video without leaving our website. We use a variety of providers, but examples include:
Further information about cookies
For more detailed information about cookies and how to manage them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
We hope that you will enjoy using this Site and the services we offer. However, you may request that your personal information is not used in the ways outlined above. This is called unsubscribing, and may be achieved by any of the following methods:
Sign in and visit the Edit details page, untick the relevant check box(es) and save your details.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Correcting and Updating Personal Information
If your personal information changes, or if you believe that the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, you may ask us to correct or update the personal information held by us by sending an email to email@example.com
Site and Service Updates
We may send you Site and service announcements or updates. You cannot unsubscribe from service announcements, as they will contain important information about the services provided on the Site.
Notification of Changes