Els for Autism Golf Challenge Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Statement covers the website www.E4AGolf.com, which is managed by Els for Autism ("we" or "us"). Your data will be maintained by Els for Autism in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your privacy is important to us. We want to make your experience on the Internet enjoyable and to foster your trust in eCommerce as a whole. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to our users' privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices. This Privacy Statement is an integral part of our website and the services offered to you and cannot, in any way, be separated from the membership, usage or transaction process. If you do not agree to our Privacy Statement in whole, you must not use our website.

* Els for Autism is a US public charity (EIN #26-3520396), recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from Federal tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.  Donors should consult their tax advisor to determine whether they are eligible to claim a deduction associated with their donation to this event.  (Donations received in support of the Wentworth event will be used to fund Els for Autism activites in the UK.  A portion of the donations in support of the Devil's Pulpit event will be used to fund autism activities in Canada via Unity for Autism.)

This Privacy Policy answers the following questions:

1. What information do we collect online about you and how do we use it?

2. What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the website?

3. What organization collects the information?

4. How we use the information?

5. With whom we may share user information?

6. What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

7. What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control?

8. How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information?

9. How we notify you of material changes to this Privacy Statement?

10. What is the effective date of this Privacy Statement?

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should contact Support@E4AGolf.com.

Information Collected Online via www.E4AGolf.com Registration

When you become an E4AGolf.com participant you must provide your name, street address, city, state and zip code, country and telephone number. This information is collected on the registration form for several reasons including: (1) personal identification; (2) to verify account information and match it with the proper user; (3) to allow us to contact you for customer service, if necessary; (4) to customize the content of our website to meet your specific needs; (5) to make product improvements to the site. In addition, your email address is collected to send you an email message confirming your new member registration. As a member you will occasionally receive updates from us about special offers, new services, and other noteworthy news items. Please see our Opt Out policy described below. At registration, you may also be asked to submit certain optional information. This may include your date of birth, golf level, gender, golf division, time-of-play preferences, club preferences, handicap and a description of your golf game.

Tee Time Transactions.

When making a golf tee time reservation on www. E4AGolf.com.com, certain personal information will be collected (1) to correctly bill your credit card for the tee time reservation or deposit (2) as required by the golf course to secure and verify your reservation (3) to maintain an accurate and verifiable record of your reservation in the E4AGolf.com.com system (4) to inform the other golfers in your party of the reservation (5) for E4AGolf.com.com email marketing purposes, should you not follow the Opt Out policy described below. By accepting making a tee time reservation on E4AGolf.com, you: 1. agree that E4AGolf.com.com may charge a booking fee to your credit card per golfer for each tee time reservation that you make via this web site; and 2. authorize E4AGolf.com.com to transmit your name, address, E-mail address and credit card information to the golf course at which you make each such reservation; and 3. acknowledge that the tournament operators may use your credit card to guarantee the reservation. The booking fee is non-refundable and will be charged to your credit card regardless whether you play or cancel the rounds that you reserve through this web site. The event you selected requires advance notice of 2 weeks before day of play for any cancellation, which you may furnish either by following the tee time cancellation procedure on this site or contacting customer service. If you do not cancel your reservation in accordance with the course cancellation policy, E4A Golf Outings may charge your credit card the entire greens fee for all rounds reserved. Although E4AGolf.com.com is using its most reasonable effort to provide an Internet reservation system for customers desiring to reserve rounds at golf courses participating in its network, you understand that E4AGolf.com.com is providing its reservation service "as is" without making any warranties of any kind, including any express warranties and the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, except as required by law. Www.E4AGolf.com.com's maximum liability for any damages that you may suffer or that may result from your use of the reservation system will not exceed the aggregate booking fee paid for the reservation owing rise to the damages. In no event will E4AGolf.com.com or any of its suppliers be liable for any consequential, incidental or any such damages or for lost profits of any kind, even if apprised of the possibility of any such damages.

Community Interaction

With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed. Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members E4AGolf.com members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. www.E4AGolf.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that it may send reminders of the invitations. E4AGolf.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders and tee time confirmations. Recipients of invitations from E4AGolf.com may contact E4AGolf.com to request the removal of their information from our database. During the registration process, if you do not wish for information that is deemed "optional" to be available to the E4AGolf.com partners, do not enter that information. If you do not wish for information that is deemed "required" to be shared, you may opt out and E4AGolf.com will not share your information.

Information Use

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer tied to information about you. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once you close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following the Web browser help file directions. We use cookies in several ways. We use cookies to allow you to login without having to type your login name each time. We also use cookies to determine in which geographic market you reside, in order to direct you to the correct community within E4AGolf.com. We may also use cookies to track usage of the Guest path and to serve advertisements through our advertising networks. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. If you reject the cookie, you may still use our website. The only drawback to this is that you will be limited in some areas of our website. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. A cookie file may also be placed on your hard drive by our third-party advertising companies. These companies may use aggregated statistics about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about travel and golf-related goods and services that you may be interested in. The information they collect does not include your personally identifiable information. The third-party advertising companies may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of ads. This is primarily accomplished through the use of a Web beacon (a single-pixel GIF), which is placed on our site to collect anonymous information. They may use this anonymous information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. No personally identifiable information is collected during this process. The information is anonymous and does not link online actions to an identifiable person. This Privacy Statement covers the use of cookies by this website only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers or business partners.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, diagnose problems with our servers and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use a tracking utility called Google Analytics that uses log files to analyze user movement. Please be aware that we have links on our website that may lead to other sites. These sites may collect personally identifiable information about you. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices or policies of such websites.

Communications from the Site

Special Offers and Updates

We send all new.E4AGolf.com members a welcoming email to validate email address. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, and special deals.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users' wishes.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in obtaining our travel products or services. We may also disclose information against someone who poses a threat to our interests (such as customer fraud) or whose activities could bring harm to others. In addition, it may be necessary for us to provide customer information to third parties, such as credit card companies, for the purpose of resolving disputes that arise in the normal course of business.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information. We will occasionally share aggregated information with our service providers. This information does not contain any personally identifiable information and is used to develop featured programs and content that will be of interest to our members and website visitors. We may contract a reputable third party to facilitate the distribution of survey, promotion, or sweepstakes programs. Upon completion of these projects, all information is returned to us.

Affiliated Websites

If you were referred to us from another website, we will not relay personally identifiable information about you to the referring website. Although we believe that the website companies from which you were referred to us are reputable companies we encourage you to review the information privacy practices of any website that referred you to this site.

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our website at the point where we ask for information. For example, our order form has an opt-out mechanism so users who buy a tee time from us, but don't want to receive Tee Time Alerts or promotional material, can keep their email address off of our lists. Users who no longer wish to receive Tee Time Alerts and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions at the bottom of the email or by emailing "unsubscribe" to Support@E4AGolf.com. We also offer an opt-out mechanism on the member profile page. Users of our website are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our website requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. Security

We take precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our reservation order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - Secure Socket Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just surfing. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility. If users have any questions about the security at our website, users can contact us via Support@E4AGolf.com.

Supplementation of Information

In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligation to users, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third party sources.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address) changes or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate user's personally identifiable information. Members can change their personal information on the member profile page of our website. Members and users can all email our Customer Support at Support@E4AGolf.com or contact us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed in the Contact Us page of the website.

Notification of Material Changes If we decide to make any material change to our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes to this Privacy Statement and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Statement under which the information was collected.

If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on this website notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact us at:

Email:  Support@E4AGolf.com

Postal Address:

Els for Autism
3900 Military Trail
Suite 200
Jupiter, FL 33458

 

* Els for Autism is a US public charity (EIN #26-3520396), recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from Federal tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.  Donors should consult their tax advisor to determine whether they are eligible to claim a deduction associated with their donation to this event.  (Donations received in support of the Wentworth event will be used to fund Els for Autism activites in the UK.  A portion of the donations in support of the Devil's Pulpit event will be used to fund autism activities in Canada via Unity for Autism.)

 



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