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Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY (THIS "PRIVACY POLICY") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER USA BASEBALL PRODUCT OR SERVICE.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of Dec. 8, 2011. Your prior activities on the site may have been governed by an earlier version of the Policy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

General

USA Baseball, in association with MLB Advanced Media, L.P. produces www.usabaseball.com, the Official Website of USA Baseball (this "Website"). We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This Privacy Policy is applicable to this Website.

What Information Do We Collect?

The information we collect varies depending upon your activities when visiting our site.

We collect personally-identifying information you choose to provide to us in connection with your activities on the site. Participation in these activities is completely voluntary; therefore, you can elect not to disclose, for example, your name or address by not participating in the activity.

In addition, for each visitor to our site, we automatically gather certain other information and store it in log files. This information includes (as applicable) internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, processor or device serial number, unique device identifier, and clickstream data. We collect and store this information on an individual basis and in aggregate, or combined, form. We also collect both user-specific and aggregate information on what pages visitors access or visit.

How Do We Use This Information?

We use the information we collect to fulfill requests you submit, process orders and transactions, analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We also use this information to improve the content of our web pages, and to customize the content and layout of our pages. All of this is done with the intention of making our site more useful to visitors.

Our default practice is to share your information with our marketing partners to enable them to provide you with information, offers and promotions regarding their services. If you do not wish for us to share your information with our partners, you may indicate your preference when you register with or order products from our site. Further, you can opt out of future sharing of your information by following the procedures set forth under the Opt Out heading below. We may also share aggregated demographic information with third parties.

Business Transfers. As time passes, USA Baseball and/or MLB Advanced Media, L.P. may be sold along with their assets, or other transactions may occur in which customer information is one of the business assets transferred. In such a case, the customer information which we have gathered may be one of the business assets we transfer.

Cookies; Web Beacons

We may use automatic methods such as cookies (small amounts of data, which often include an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive), single-pixel GIF images ("web beacons") or similar technologies, alone or in combination with personally identifiable information you choose to provide us, to make this Website work better, to understand Website usage and trends, to deliver a more personalized experience and to improve the content and offerings of this Website. We may also use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs) and methods used to browse away from the page.

We may also use cookies to enable you to use a "shopping cart" if you want to purchase goods or services while on this Website, and to offer you products, programs, or services based on purchase and Website usage behavior that you and/or other customers have exhibited. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to accept or reject cookies. If you set your browser not to accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain services on this Website.

Many advertisements are managed and placed on this Website by third parties. These companies are called "network advertisers." Network advertisers who place advertisements on this Website may use cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to this Website and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like to obtain more information about this common industry practice of network advertisers and to make choices about their use of your information, please click here.

We do not install any spyware or adware in connection with this Website, or distribute any commercial message, or authorize any third party to distribute any commercial message, by means of spyware or adware. "Spyware" or "adware" is any software which has been downloaded to and/or installed on an Internet user's computer, without the user's actual consent, and facilitates the distribution of any commercial message to the user. If you feel you may have spyware from another company installed on your machine, there are various anti-spyware/adware software applications available on the Internet to identify if this has occurred.

Our Security Practices

Your Website account preferences are password protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas, we use industry-standard SSL encryption to protect data transmissions.

How You Can Review Your Personal Information

If you want to review or revise the personal information you provided during registration on this Website, you can either (1) click here to log in, and then click on the applicable menu option on the left side of the page, or (2) call USA Baseball Customer Service at 919-474-8721. We reserve the right to ask for information verifying your identity prior to disclosing any information to you. Should we ask for verification, the information you provide to verify your identity will be used only for that purpose, and all copies of this information in our possession will be destroyed when the process is complete. If you want to close your account with us and have us delete the personal information in it (except for information that we keep for record-keeping purposes), you should contact USA Baseball Customer Service at 919-474-8721.

Opt-Out Procedures

If at any time you wish to withdraw your consent for us to send you special offers and promotions, please let us know by using unsubscribe mechanism found at the bottom of every email we deliver contacting USA Baseball Customer Service at 919-474-8721, or by fax at 919-474-8822, or by sending an email to USA Baseball's Privacy Administrator, David Perkins, at davidperkins@usabaseball.com. To help us process your request, please provide sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records.

Please note that, although you can opt not to receive promotional messages, we reserve the right to send you informational and transaction-related email messages about any user account you establish on or purchase you make from this website or administrative notices regarding the site, as permitted under the CAN-SPAM Act (15 U.S.C. §7701 et seq.).

Links

This Website contains links to other Websites produced by MLB Advanced Media, L.P. as well as to Websites operated by unrelated third parties. In addition, if you click on an advertisement on this Website, you may be directed to a web page within this Website or to a third- party Website. Please note that USA Baseball is not responsible for the privacy practices associated with other websites produced by MLB Advanced Media, L.P., and that neither USA Baseball nor MLB Advanced Media, L.P., are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party Websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when your leave this Website and to read the privacy policies of every Website that collects personally identifiable information from you. This Privacy Policy applies only to this Website.

Special Rules For Children

Because of federal law, we cannot knowingly collect any personal information from a child under the age of thirteen without the consent of that child's parent. The statements in this Privacy Policy generally about our collection and use of personal information also apply to our treatment of personal information from children under the age of thirteen. Some services on this Website require the submission of a credit card number along with personal information in connection with a purchase, and are therefore not available to children. If a child who USA Baseball or MLB Advanced Media, L.P. knows to be under the age of thirteen attempts to utilize a service on this Website which is not available to children, he/she will receive a message which states "You are not eligible" for the service.

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, customers who are California residents can request certain information about the sharing of their own personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the past year. The information which you have a right to receive includes the categories of personal information disclosed by USA Baseball for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and the names of the companies that received such information. You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format, and the information will not be specific to you individually. California residents can request this disclosure by sending a request to USA Baseball's Privacy Administrator, David Perkins, at USA Baseball, 403 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina 27701, or by sending an email to davidperkins@usabaseball.com. To help us process your request, please provide sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records.

Contact Us; Privacy Administrator

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

David Perkins
Privacy Administrator
USA Baseball
403 Blackwell St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Phone: 919-474-8721
Facsimile: 919-474-8822
Email: davidperkins@usabaseball.com

Notification of Changes

If we make an important change to this Privacy Policy, we will post a notification and link on the homepage of this Website so that you can review the updated policy. From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If we have collected information from you, we will notify you about the changes and secure your consent prior to making use of your information in new ways.