Spirit of site
Sportsground is a site designed for free community participation and we appeal to users
not to abuse this site. Use of the Sportsground website and its sub-sites are subject
If you believe someone is abusing the Sportsground site, please report this to us and we
will investigate and take appropriate action as soon as possible. There is a link at the
bottom of each page for you to report abuse.
We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following statement sets our policy in relation to privacy.
This policy may change from time to time so please reread this policy periodically.
Use of your information
The Sportsground web site and its sub-sites may collect private information you volunteer when
you use the sites ("Private Information"). For the avoidance of doubt, Private Information does
you elect to not display publicly as Content on your Website. We may record your Private
Information in our database to allow us to fulfil your requests. Any Private Information you
provide will only be used by Sportsground and will not be made publicly available, nor sold to
Sportsground may disclose your Private Information in special cases where we have reason to
believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring
legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or
may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or
anyone who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose this information
when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it and for administrative and
other purposes necessary to maintain services and improve our products and services.
Our site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and
alteration of the information under our control. Please note, however, that no data
transmission over the Internet is completely secure. As a result, while we attempt
to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of
any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.
We may send you e-mail if you provide your e-mail address via Sportsground or its
sub-sites. When you elect to receive e-mail from Sportsground or its sub-sites, you
are 'opting in' as defined under anti-spam legislation and we are entitled to send
you e-mails, including information about our company and promotional material from
some of our affiliated partners. Our policy is to immediately cease e-mailing you
upon your request. Any newsletters and announcements we e-mail you will contain clear
and obvious instructions for how you can remove yourself from that e-mailing list.
Sportsground uses e-mail as a means of receiving feedback, and we encourage you to
e-mail us with your questions or comments.
Sportsground provides facilities throughout the site to refer a friend to Sportsground
or to e-mail a page or sports draws information to a friend. You may not use the "Email
this page to a friend" service or other e-mail forwarding services that we offer to send
We may send you TXT messages to your mobile phone if you provide your mobile phone
number and register for this service. When you elect to receive TXT messages from
Sportsground or its sub-sites, you are 'opting in' as defined under anti-spam
legislation related to mobile phones and we are entitled to send you TXT messages,
including sports cancellation notices, announcements for your sport/team/club/fixture,
and information about our company and promotional material from some of our affiliated
partners. Our policy is to immediately cease sending you TXT messages upon your request.
Each TXT will include a number you can reply to if you wish to cease receiving TXT messages
Control of Your Password
We also provide you with ways in which you can alter your personal data online through our
site, including changing your e-mail address, password, etc.
You are responsible for all actions taken with your user name, e-mail address and password.
Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your Sportsground password to any third
parties. If you choose to share your user name, e-mail address and password or your
information with third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with this
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a browser-related file on your
of people who use our site. We may also use them to deliver information and fresh content
specific to your interests. Cookies are widely used on most major web sites.
Sportsground mostly uses "session" cookies, which are removed from your computer once you
leave the Sportsground site or sub-sites. These are used so our service can remember that
you have logged in already and prevent you doing so more frequently. Session cookies expire
and are deleted after 30 minutes of no activity on Sportsground.
Sportsground also uses persistent cookies to personalise the user experience, to help protect
our members and to provide us with research information (such as how often members visit
Sportsground each month). Persistent cookies allow us to track users on Sportsground and helps
us identify users abusing the Sportsground service.
Other information we collect
We use additional information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests,
and behaviour to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may
include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL
you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address.
Users who login have their IP addresses recorded. This information can be used to track users
who abuse the Sportsground system and will only be provided to legal authorities in cases of
suspected fraud. IP addresses can be used, in conjunction with an Internet Service Provider,
to find the dial-in account of a user and, ultimately, further information to identify a user.
This information is stored securely and will not be provided to other members or non-authorised parties.
If you choose to post messages in our message areas or leave feedback for other users, we may
store such information on our servers. If you send us personal correspondence, such as e-mails
or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or
postings on the Sportsground site and sub-sites, we may collect such information in a file specific to you.
Advertising and Third Party Links
Sportsground may at its discretion display advertising on the Sportsground site and its sub-sites.
These advertisers may request information directly from you, or link to sites that request such
information. Sportsground has no control over its advertisers' privacy policies, or the privacy
policies of any other sites we link to, and so we encourage you to review such third party privacy
policies prior to submitting your personal information to them.
Link to advertisers or other third party sites from Sportsground should not be considered an endorsement
of these sites except where specifically stated by Sportsground.
Usage Statistics Tracking
Sportsground collects information such as the number of visitors per day and the number of pages
requested per day. To do this, Sportsground has a small piece of code on each page which counts these
statistics. These traffic statistics enable us to attract advertisers so we can continue to operate
Sportsground as a free site to users.
If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please contact us.