Updated on February 15, 2023 to better describe our data sharing practices and add third-party Service Providers we use to communicate with you.
The Professional Disc Golf Association operates websites at https://www.pdga.com, https://www.discgolfscene.com, and the PDGA Live app (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, Postal code, City
- Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information about how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service and to improve and customize our Service.
You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time through your device settings.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we might use:
- Functional Cookies. We use Functional Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Analytical Cookies. We use Analytic Cookies to measure and analyze usage.
- Advertising Cookies. Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.
For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Use of Data
The Professional Disc Golf Association uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer support
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
- To monitor the usage of our Service
- To detect, prevent, and address technical issues
- To provide you with news, updates and general information about the products, services, and events that you have inquired about or purchased from us.
With your permission, we may use your Personal Data to contact you with product announcements, newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, member benefits, and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any or all of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.
Processing Personal Data
The Professional Disc Golf Association may process your Personal Data because:
- We need to fulfill a contract with you
- You have given us permission to do so
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
- For payment processing purposes
- To comply with the law
Retention of Data
The Professional Disc Golf Association will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.
Sharing of Data
Your Personal Data will never be sold to any party for any reason, nor will it be shared with third-party Service Providers unless it is required to facilitate our Service. The Professional Disc Golf Association may also share your personal data with our partners and their service providers for the sole purpose of notifying you about, and providing you with access to, member benefits and services that you have purchased or are otherwise entitled to.
Disclosure of Data
The Professional Disc Golf Association may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of the Professional Disc Golf Association
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The Professional Disc Golf Association aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within My Account. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the right to raise concerns to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. A non-exhaustive list of these Service Providers follows.
We use third-party Service Providers to facilitate and monitor the performance of our Service.These third parties have access to your Usage Data only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to analyze the use of our Service. These third parties have access to your Usage Data only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Bugsnag is an analytics platform used to capture errors and measure stability in our Service.
For more information on the privacy practices of Bugsnag and their parent company, SmartBear, visit https://smartbear.com/privacy/
We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service. These third parties have access to your Usage Data only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose
Google AdSense and DoubleClick
You can customize the ads and control the info used to personalize them by visiting Google's "My Ad Center": https://myadcenter.google.com/
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors). These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
The payment processors we work with are:
We may use third-party Service Providers to facilitate communication regarding our Service with you via email.
We use MailChimp for our weekly email newsletter deployment, member benefits announcements, and for any general notifications to our membership or subset of our membership. Mailchimp's legal policies regarding data-use can be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.
- By email: [email protected]
- By visiting this page on our website: https://www.pdga.com/contact
- By phone: 706-261-6342
- By mail: 3828 Dogwood Lane, Appling, GA 30802, United States