Terms of Service
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and its NASTAR brand are committed to providing constituents with information to maximize their interest in skiing and snowboarding, while protecting their privacy. USSA provides this notice explaining its policies for data collected through the Internet and other means.
About the USSA
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Founded in 1905, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream. As a company, USSA’s management and staff coordinate a nationwide program in seven distinctly different Olympic sports: alpine, cross country, freeskiing, freestyle, ski jumping, nordic combined and snowboarding. USSA is the umbrella organization that manages both the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding. It also manages the NASTAR recreational racing platform. USSA’s national administrative and athletics office is in Park City, Utah, with several athletic satellite or volunteer offices around the country.
USSA currently operates the following web sites to which this policy applies:
In addition, USSA owns several other domain names that point to the websites listed above. From time to time USSA may add new sites that may not be listed above, but will provide a link to this policy.
USSA Data Management
USSA manages all of its company email transmissions exclusively through BlueHornet, a San Diego-based email marketing company that maintains extremely high anti-spam standards. http://www.bluehornet.com/
Providing Information to the USSA and NASTAR
Any persons providing information to the USSA and NASTAR do so voluntarily. Although information may be required to participate in some USSA activities, promotions or sales, participants provide that information voluntarily. The USSA collects information in conjunction with the following services:
Registering as a member of the USSA or NASTAR
Purchasing products or services from the USSA or NASTAR
Registering for a USSA or NASTAR sweepstakes or contest
Registering for the USSA’s or NASTAR’s newsletters or other communications
Participating in message boards, chat rooms or other online services where registration is required
Communicating by any other means to the USSA or NASTAR
Collection of personal information for these services may include the collection of your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, demographic information, age range, interests and/or credit card number. USSA/NASTAR needs to collect this information for management of its athletic programs, fulfilling purchases or prizes, providing requested communications, tracking/verifying compliance with USSA's policies and federal, state and local laws, and for feedback solicitation purposes.
USSA adheres to strict data management protocols. Those protocols vary based on the category of participation with USSA and NASTAR, as indicated below.
USSA and NASTAR Members
In order to conduct its athletic programs, the USSA may share personal information including name, address, birth date and athletic background with USSA-registered clubs, event organizers and officials. This information is shared solely for the purpose of conducting USSA and NASTAR athletic programs. Name and address information only may be shared with third parties providing a product or service deemed by the USSA to be of direct interest to USSA members’ pursuit of their athletic interests. Email addresses are never provided to third parties, although USSA itself, on behalf of its partners, or its regional or divisional offices, may distribute email addresses of members to its regions, divisions, clubs and other affiliated entities. Credit card or any other financial information is never shared under any circumstances. USSA members have the right to opt-out of any communications from USSA or third parties by contacting USSA Member Services. Any suspected abuse of this usage should be reported to USSA Data Management at the contact listed below.
Purchasing Products or Services
Registering for Sweepstakes or Contests
Registering for Newsletters and other Communications
In order to provide requested communications, including printed and online newsletters, bulletins and other communications, USSA may collect name, address and email address for the purpose of fulfilling communications. First-time registrants will also be asked to confirm their registration through an industry-standard double-opt-in registration process. Every subsequent USSA email communications carries a simple opt-out or unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. Name and address information only may be shared with third parties providing a product or service deemed by the USSA to be of direct interest to USSA members’ pursuit of their athletic interests. Email addresses are never provided to third parties, although the USSA itself, on behalf of its partners, or its regional or divisional offices, may distribute information to email addresses of members. Persons wishing to opt-out of any future communications may contact USSA Data Management.
Any suspected abuse of this usage should be reported to USSA Data Management at the contact listed below.
USSA Telemarketing Programs
The USSA may, on occasion, conduct telemarketing campaigns using information provided by persons to USSA, acquired through third parties, or acquired through telematching existing USSA databases. As a non-profit organization conducting fundraising operations, USSA is not bound by the Federal "do not call list." Nevertheless, the USSA maintains its own “do not call” list. Persons wishing to have their phone numbers placed on the do not call list may contact USSA Data Management. Any suspected abuse of this usage should be reported to USSA Data Management at the contact listed below.
Policies for Kids (Individuals Under 13 Years of Age)
The USSA encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the activities offered on the sites. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role to protect the privacy of their children and to prevent inappropriate use of information about their children. USSA's sites are directed to USSA's fan base and the general public and not specifically to children. USSA does not actively seek to collect personal information about children under 13 through its website and no information should be submitted to or posted at the USSA site by Guests under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. Parents and guardians should instruct their children never to give out real names or any other identifying information over the Internet without first getting parental permission. If a Parent or Guardian wishes USSA to delete any information provided to USSA by their under 13 year old child, decline to have that information shared with third parties, and/or opt out of any future collection or use of that information, they may contact USSA Data Management.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web, allowing your computer to possibly be identified. The USSA collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information and to audit the use of its sites. The USSA can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when it is necessary to enforce compliance with house rules, or terms of service, or to protect its service, site, customers or others.
You may occasionally get cookies from advertisers, sponsors or business partners. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. The USSA does not control or take responsibility for these cookies.
Links to Other Sites
Some of USSA’s sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different. For example, if you "click" on a linked banner advertisement, the "click" may take you off the USSA site(s). This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use the USSA logo as part of a co-branding or other agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to guests, collect data or solicit personal information. USSA makes every effort to link only to sites that meet similar standards for maintaining each individual's right to privacy. However, the USSA cannot control any of these links and is not responsible for any content appearing on sites linked to or from the USSA's site(s), or for any personal information gathered at those sites. Guests should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as USSA has no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by these third parties. Children 12 and under should get parental permission before linking to other sites.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with USSA’s Guests is of utmost concern. USSA exercises great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to the USSA’s servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100-percent secure. As a result, while the USSA strives to protect your personal information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from USSA’s online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once USSA receives your transmission, USSA makes its best effort to ensure its security on its systems. When credit card information is transmitted, the USSA and its service partners use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
Contacting USSA About Application of this Policy
If, for any reason, you are concerned with the way the USSA is using your information, if you believe that the USSA has not adhered to these principles, or if you would like to correct or request that the USSA cease from using such information, please contact the USSA. USSA’s Data Management department provides centralized service for any data management questions or issues, including being placed on “do not mail,” “do not email” or “do not call” lists.
USSA Staff Management
1 Victory Lane
Park City, UT 84060
Member Data Management
Member Services Director
NASTAR Data Management
NASTAR & Global Reach Sports
Information Technology Director
USSA Data Management Services Providers
BlueHornet Networks, Inc
1775 Hancock St., Suite 280
San Diego, CA 92110
All information that the USSA provides on its site(s) or by any other means is for informational and directional purposes only; it does not address specific circumstances of any particular entity; it is not necessarily complete, accurate or up to date; it is not a professional or legal advice (a company should seek opinions of qualified professionals). Hence, the USSA disclaims its responsibility for any loss, however arising, from the use of or reliance on this information.