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Contest Privacy

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of VikingsContest.com, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement (this "Statement") discloses the privacy practices for VikingContest.com (the "Website") - what information we gather, how we use it and how to correct or change it. This Statement only addresses our activities from our servers. Other sites (including those to which the Website links and third party sites or services with which VikingsContest.com) may have their own privacy policies and practices, which we do not control. Questions regarding this Statement should be addressed using the Request Form.

General Privacy Information

VikingsContest.com's network of sites contain links to sponsor(s) and various fan websites. They each have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of VikingsContest.com and VikingsContest.com has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information on any online service or Web site - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Further, while we strive to protect your personal information, VikingsContest.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your information, such as email address(es). Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Use of Information

All of the information VikingsContest.com collects, both what you tell us and what we collect through the use of cookies, is "aggregated" -- meaning that the information from many users is grouped together in a way that does not disclose the personal information of any particular user. We may use this aggregated information to evaluate which products and services are successful and which ones are not, and in order to evaluate which new services we should make available on the Web site. VikingsContest.com will not disclose any information about any individual without the individual's consent, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Statement, the practices of VikingsContest.com with respect to personal information or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact the Vikings Contest Administrator using the Request Form.

Signup

Anyone who participates in interactive activities (ie: chat, message boards, contest, etc.) on VikingsContest.com's Web site may be asked to sign up. This information is used to validate user accuracy. Name(s) chosen for the contest will be viewed publicly by all, but email addresses are privately stored in a database, only for internal use to validate submission of picks. It is only used for internal purposes for pick validation and confirmation.

Children Under the Age of 13

We do not currently collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. Under certain circumstances, visitors may be asked to submit a screen name as a means of identifying communications to VikingsContest.com. Children of any age should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. If in the future, VikingsContest.com collects personally identifiable information from children, it will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (is U.S.C. 6501 et seq.)

Cookies

A cookie is something that is edible and best eaten with milk. It is also a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. This random number lets us keep track of "how many" times users are doing specific things - like visiting our site each month - without really knowing who those users are. We use cookies after you've entered your username and password during a session on our service, we save that information so you don't have to reenter it repeatedly during that session. Users should be aware that VikingsContest.com cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for VikingsContest.com. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies maybe necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the VikingsContest.com network of websites.

Contests

Since this is a contest site, we run a contest. When running a contest, we ask visitors for VikingsContest.com Name and Email. We use contact data from our contests to send users information about contest information, schedules, reminders, and results. On occasion we will include in the emails a good word from our sponsor(s). The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary for winner notification and prize delivery confirmation. The contest run is hosted on the VikingsContest.com site. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings by filling out the Request Form.

Security

VikingsContest.com utilizes a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. All user contact information is contained behind a "firewall" and only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to production systems. Contest Names and Email addresses are stored in a secure database, which is also located behind a firewall. No money is processed through VikingsContest.com, since this is a free contest. In worst case scenario, the major security risk is the loss of an email address and loss of seasonal data for unforeseen events. If you have forgotten your Name or Email, you may use the Request Form. You may be asked to provide your Name or Email address, but then what was the point of contacting the Administrator? If you desire to change your Email, you must fill out the Request Form or contact the administrator.

Removal

To remove yourself from the contest for the season, simply fill out the Request Form. You may sign back up again, assuming you have not been removed from the contest for violation of rules.

WARNING: Removal from the contest may result in the loss of seasonal results.

Change/Modify

You also have the option of changing and modifying information previously provided. You can edit your VikingsContest.com Name or Email information at anytime by visiting the Request Form. In addition, if you have any questions or need help, you can fill out the Request Form.


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