Effective Date: January 1, 2009
The Rinks collect personally identifiable information during (i) contest or sweepstakes registration, (ii) subscription registration for websites that require a subscription, (iii) certain surveys or polls conducted on our website, and (iv) online shopping. In addition, personal information is collected in certain portions of the service in which users register, provide content submissions and suggestions, or participate in interactive online activities (e.g., community postings, chat, or bulletin boards). Personal information may include, among other things, a user's name, credit card number, address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, e-mail address or other internet address.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
In addition to the use of personal information to operate The Rinks website, The Rinks may also gather non-personally identifiable information, which may be used by The Rinks. Generally, "non-personally identifiable information" means information that is collected through "traffic data" (i.e., information concerning use of the website that is not linked to a particular person) and may entail the use of "Cookies", "IP Addresses" or other numeric codes used to identify a computer or to monitor how a website is accessed.
Information We Request Directly From You
The Rinks may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service or when you order a product. We require certain information (such as first and last name, e-mail address, billing address, and credit card number) in order to provide that service or product to you. We also may ask you for information about your interests and other personal information so that both you and we can take advantage of the interactivity of the Internet, but you may always choose whether to respond or not.
Collection of Information from Children
We do not knowingly collect on our website any personal information from users who are under the age of 13.
Information Gathered Online
In the event that we collect personal information through registration or other form of submission and use that information for marketing or promotional use and/or share that information with affiliates or other companies (subject to the exceptions described in the preceding paragraph), we will obtain the user's permission and/or subsequently provide the user an opportunity to withdraw that permission either by e-mail request or by modifying his/her registration information online. By registering with TheRinks.com, every effort will be made to maintain your information in a secure environment by The Rinks.
About IP Addresses
The Rinks collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve" up web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When users request pages from TheRinks.com, our servers log the users' IP addresses. We generally do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. Nonetheless, we may use IP addresses to identify a user when we believe that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or use, to protect our service, website customers or others, or to comply with law.
A cookie lets the computers remember that you've registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our websites. Similarly, TheRinks.com may use a temporary cookie to track which products you've chosen to purchase while shopping. The cookie expires once you're done shopping. Letting it do the record keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. If you decline this cookie, you may have difficulty ordering your selections.
Links to Other Websites
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers, utilizing encryption software. Please be aware though, that, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
Information Gathered Offline
The discussion in this paragraph applies only to personally identifiable information that you provide to us offline for the purpose of obtaining a product or service primarily for personal, family or household purposes. We may collect this type of personally identifiable information by telephone, mail or other means. We may use this information in a variety of ways. For example, we may use this information to send you promotional materials, and we may share this information with The Rinks' other businesses and other companies so that they can send you promotional materials. We also may use this information for purposes other than sending you promotional materials. For example, we may use this information to process orders requested by you, or to respond to you if you contact us for help. In each instance, our collection, use and sharing of this information will be in accordance with all applicable laws. Finally, from time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to "opt-out" of certain communications based upon contact information that you provide us offline.
Special Rights for California Residents
Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write us at:
California Privacy Compliance: Web site
2101 East coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, Ca 92625
None of NHL ICE, NHL Enterprises, L.P., NHL Enterprises Canada, L.P., NHL Enterprises B.V., the National Hockey League and its other member clubs, nor any of their respective officers, directors, governors, owners, other officials, partners, partnerships, principals, employees, affiliates and other related entities, servants, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, have any control of, or responsibility or liability for, our use, disclosure, storage or transmission of any information collected through our websites.