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The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) James E. Sullivan Award web site is dedicated to serving the needs of the entire amateur sports community within a trusted environment. On this page you can link to our Privacy Policy which detail the processes we employ to provide a safe and secure website to our members.

The AAU's Privacy Policy

It is the AAU's policy to carefully safeguard the privacy of the information you provide to us by means of this web site. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of our site and services, we feel you should fully understand how we capture and use of that information. This privacy policy discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.

What information do we gather about you on this site?

The only personally identifiable data that is gathered on this site is information you voluntarily provide to us. For example, you will be asked for identifying information when you apply to become a member of the AAU, or to register a team roster as members.

We do not surreptitiously gather personally identifiable data from you. However, we do gather aggregate information about our visitors using cookies. Aggregate information cannot be used to track the activities of one particular visitor but shows us what our visitors as a whole seem to find useful on our site. Aggregate information also enables us to better tailor our content to visitors' needs and helps our us better understand the demographics of our audience.

We do not collect the e-mail addresses of people who communicate with us via e-mail except to respond to these communications. We may archive messages for quality assurance purposes. In cases where we use a third-party vendor to provide a service, feedback or questions directed to us about that service may be forwarded to the vendor for a direct response to the member or visitor.

Do we collect information from children?
It is the AAU's policy not to collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If a child under the age of thirteen wishes to join as a member of the AAU, a parent, guardian, coach or other responsible adult must enter the relevant information and provide a credit card to verify their status as an adult and pay the application fee.

How do we use the information we gather?
The AAU uses the information voluntarily given by our members in order to issue membership cards. Membership information is needed to track members' participation in AAU events for insurance and control purposes.

In addition, the AAU uses tracking information to determine which areas of our site our visitors and members like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. The AAU does not track what individuals read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to improve our site and services for you.

Who do we share the information with?
The AAU shares information about its members with the following sponsors and other third parties.

  • Rawlings Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • AmeriSuites
  • PEOPLE TO PEOPLE Ambassadors
  • Disney's Wide World of Sports' data, or solicit personal information.

    Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While the AAU strives to protect their members' and visitors' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.

    The AAU's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond the AAU's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

    How do I correct or change my information?
    If you would like to correct or change the information we have on file about you, or even simply talk to us about questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, you may contact us at jhodges@aausports.orgor the following:

    Amateur Athletic Union
    c/o Walt Disney World Resort
    P.O. Box 10,000
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
    Phone: (407) 934-7200 (Monday-Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time).
    Fax: 407-934-7242

    The foregoing policies are effective as of May 17, 2002. The AAU reserves the right to change this policy at any time. This policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

    Cookies -- What are they?

    Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Internet surfing easier for you by saving your passwords, purchases, and preferences while you're at a site. The use of cookies is an industry standard -- you'll find them at most major web sites. By showing how and when visitors use the site, cookies help web site developers see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

    Some examples of how AAU uses cookies:
    Our servers do log some information when you access AAU, but that information doesn't lead us, or anyone else, back to you. It is information about your browser (like Netscape or Explorer), your operating system (like Mac or PC), and your Internet provider's name (like AOL). Our servers log how many people visited the site each day, and which pages on the site were visited. We use this information to improve the web site content and performance.

    Some examples of how AAU does not use cookies:
    AAU never uses cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie.

    Except as described in the advertising paragraph above, AAU does not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is that information shared with any third parties whatsoever.

    AAU does not use cookies to identify specific individuals, except contest registration (where a cookie allows you to enter a contest every day without registering again each time).