WHY YOU SHOULDN'T SUE US!
SportsHollywood and Comedy On Tap are committed to helping you make the most of your free time on the Internet within a trusted environment. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, use, and share information gathered about you. We hope that this disclosure will help increase your confidence in our sites and enhance your experience on the Internet.

PARKER SHIPP

The majority of great products and services on our sites are offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can surf our web sites and view our terrific content anonymously.

Information You Provide
There are a few activities on our sites where the collection of personally identifiable information is necessary. Those activities may include things like entering a contest or sweepstakes, making a purchase, contacting us or signing up for one of our great newsletters.

When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have to fill out a form or list your email address. For most activities, we collect only your e-mail address. When you make a purchase, we also collect your street and billing addresses, your phone number, and credit card information. Depending on what you purchase, we may also need to collect other personal information, like your clothing size.

Information Collected from You with Technology

ASHLEY AKIN

Sometimes our Web sites collect some information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting.

An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your company, or your university.

This information is not personally identifiable. Our sites use information collected through technology to make our sites more interesting and useful to you. This includes helping advertisers on our site design advertisements our Guests might like. We normally don't combine this type of information with personally identifiable information. However, we will combine this information with personally identifiable information to identify a visitor in order to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, Guests, or others.


KRISTEN STRAWBRIDGE

What Are Cookies, and How Do We Use Them?
Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site sends to your computer while you are viewing the Web site. These pieces of information allow the Web site to remember important information that will make your use of that site more useful. We and other Internet companies use cookies for a variety of purposes.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

How do we use the personally identifiable information that has been collected?
We use personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways. We use the information to complete transactions. For instance, if you contact us for help, we will use the information to contact you. We use information collected to notify you if you've won a game or contest. Information we collect is used to send you e-mail updates and newsletters about our sites. We also use the information you provide to send you e-mail promotions and special offers from our third-party sponsors.


BETTY OKINO

Do we share information with companies or other organizations that are not part of our family of sites?
One of the most valuable assets of our business is you. We aren't in the business of selling information about our Guests.

However, if there is a value for our Guests, we will share your information or send you messages on behalf of another company as described below. We will also share information for security reasons.

Companies That Are "Standing in our Shoes."
Sometimes we hire companies to help us deliver products or services, like a shipping company that delivers a package. In those instances, we need to share your information with them. These companies are basically "standing in our shoes," and they are allowed to use the information only to deliver the product or service.

Companies Offering Promotions, Products, or Services
On occasion, we offer promotions -- like sweepstakes or free subscriptions -- in conjunction with a sponsor. We will share your information with the sponsors if they need it to send you a product, such as a magazine subscription. We may share your information with those sponsors so that they can send you other special promotions they offer, but only if you give us your permission to do so, and we will share it only with that specific sponsor. In addition, we occasionally send e-mail promotions out to our Guests on behalf of third-party sponsors. In this instance, we don't share your name with the third party -- we do the mailing for them. Again, we only send these promotions to you if you've given your permission.

Content Partners
On some of our sites, we provide content that is created by a third-party partner Web site. In some instances the third-party sites will collect information in order to facilitate the transaction or to make the use of their content more productive and efficient. In these circumstances the information collected is shared between our third-party sponsors and us.

Third-Party Advertisers and Network Advertisers
To help increase privacy protections for our Guests, we attempt to allow advertising on our sites from only those companies that have their own privacy policy. Once you've clicked on an advertisement and have left our sites, our privacy policy no longer applies. You must read the privacy policy of the advertiser to see how your personal information will be handled on their site.

In addition, many business advertisements are managed and placed on our site by third-party companies. These companies are called "network advertisers." Network advertisers collect non-personally identifiable information when you click on or scan one of their banner advertisements. The information is collected using technology, so you may not realize it's being collected. The network advertisers collect this information so that they can show you ads that are more relevant and interesting to you. If you would like to read more about network advertisers or do not want network advertisers to collect this non-personally identifiable information about you, click here.


SHANNON YOUNG

Purchase or Sale of Businesses
Online business is still in a very early stage and is changing and evolving rapidly. As we continually look for ways to improve our business, we may buy or sell a company. If we buy or sell a business, the names collected will likely be transferred as a part of the sale. Information about registrants will be used in the aggregate.

However, if we buy a business, we will honor the requests that customers made of that business regarding e-mail communications. In the event that we sell a business, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the e-mail communications requests you made of us are honored.

Organizations That Help Protect the Security and Safety of our Guests and our Sites
We will give out personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; to enforce our Terms of Service, or site or game rules; or to protect the safety and security of Guests and our sites.

Whom do I contact with questions or concerns about this privacy policy?
If you need further assistance, please:

  • send an e-mail with your questions or comments to rodney@sportshollywood.com
  • write us at: SportsHollywood / Comedy On Tap, Attn: Melissa Jones; 10061 Riverside Drive, Suite 848; Toluca Lake, CA 91602
  • call us at: (818) 842-9155*

    *You must be 18 or have the permission of your parent or guardian to dial this number.


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