Privacy & Security Statements

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to the Upward Unlimited DBA Upward Sports website www.upward.org; myupward.org or any other domain hosted by Upward Unlimited, DBA Upward Sports. Upward Unlimited respects your concerns about privacy. The following information is provided to address questions that might arise concerning the conditions that apply to your use of this website and the data collection and privacy practices of the website. Please take a moment to review these policies carefully. Note that, as part of our commitment to your privacy, we will never sell, rent, or lease your data.

Information We Collect

We may obtain personal information about you from various sources, including this website, as well as other websites and mobile applications that we or our partners utilize.  Additionally we may obtain personal information when you call or email or otherwise communicate with us, when you purchase products or services from us, or when you participate in events or other promotions. 

The types of personal information we may obtain include:

  • Your contact information (such as name, organization name, postal address, email address, phone number, username);
  • Username or password for the account you may establish on one of our sites or applications or sites or applications utilized by our partners;
  • Shipping information (including the shipping address and phone number)
  • Demographic information (such as age, date of birth, grade in school, gender, and church affiliation);
  • Information you provide by participating in our events or activities, including photographs;
  • Information provided to us through your submissions to our website or communications with our staff, including comments about Upward Unlimited and its partners;
  • Information provided as part of a job application;
  • Information about the church or other organization through which you are participating in team events or activities;
  • Information provided to us by our church partners, including information about the individual players on a church partners’ team; and
  • Other details that you may submit to us or that may be included in the information provided to us by third parties.

 

In addition, when you visit our website or use an Upward Unlimited mobile application, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies.  “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers that our website transfers to your computer hard drive through your web browser that enable our computer systems to recognize your browser and provide certain features that support our service. You can disable or block Upward Unlimited’s cookies if you wish, but that may make you unable to fully utilize some of the features of our website. We also may use first-party website analytics tools (such as Google Analytics), that collect information about visitor traffic on our sites and mobile applications as well third-party analytic tools. The information we may collect by automated means includes: Information about the devices our visitors use to access the Internet (such as the IP address and the device, browser and operating system type), URLs that refer visitors to our sites, dates and times of visits to our sites, information on actions taken on our sites (such as page views, time on pages, and site navigation patterns), a general geographic location (such as country and city) from which the visitor accesses our websites, and search terms that visitors use to reach our sites as well as terms used on our sites.  Finally, we may use remarketing tools from third-party vendors, such as pixels and geo-fencing, to advertise to visitors after they leave our site.  As a result, these third-party vendors may show you ads for our site when you visit other websites.  You can opt-out of the use of cookies, pixels, or other geo-fencing by managing your privacy settings here.

How We Use Information

We use user information in various ways depending on how and why it is submitted to us. All information submitted to us is subject to our right to disclose the information if we feel this is necessary to comply with the law, to protect Upward Unlimited, you and others from harm, and to carry out the provisions of these policies, as described in more detail below.

We may use the information we obtain from you in the following way:

  • Connect you with a local league or partner church;
  • Provide products or services you request;
  • Process, validate, confirm, verify, deliver, track, and maintain a record of your purchases;
  • Communicate with you about our products, services, offers, events, promotions, and offer you products, services, and opportunities we believe may be of interest to you;
  • Enable you to communicate with us through our website and interactive media;
  • Facilitate the communication between local leagues or partner churches and the associated volunteers, parents and/or players;
  • Protect against and prevent fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities, and manage risk exposure, including by identifying potential hackers, other unauthorized users, or spam;
  • Operate, evaluate and improve our business and the products services we offer;
  • Analyze and enhance our marketing and communications strategies;
  • Analyze trends and statistics regarding visitors’ use of our sites, mobile applications, and social media assets, and the purchases visitors make on our sites;
  • Comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards and our policies.

 

We may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.  Several of our optional services and functions use cookies. See above for a discussion of cookies.

To learn how we keep personal information secure, please see the How We Protect Your Personal Information section below.

Our Rights to Make Certain Disclosures

In some circumstances we may need to disclose personally identifiable information and submitted information of certain users of the site when we believe that disclosure is necessary to enforce these policies or other Upward Unlimited policies applicable to the site, to comply with the law or a subpoena, court order or other legal requirement, to avoid or report fraud or identity theft, or to otherwise enforce and protect the rights of Upward Unlimited, and its users and other persons, under the law, including intellectual property rights.

 

Third Party Services

We also share information with third-party service providers who perform functions on our behalf. Such functions include but are not limited to processing credit card payments, fulfilling orders, communicating with our users, facilitating the communication between leagues and the associated volunteers, parents/players, and analyzing data.

 

Children as Users

The website is not directed to children under 13 years of age and such children are prohibited from using the site. Upward Unlimited does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. Children should not submit any information or engage in credit transactions through this website. Any information submitted or credit transaction related to a child must be undertaken solely by an adult who has parental authority and responsibility for the child.

 

Unsubscribing From Email Communications

Personal information may be used to contact you with information regarding upcoming events in your area or other promotions which may interest you.  If you would like to stop receiving communications, please utilize the link at the bottom of any email communication from us.

 

How We Protect Your Personal Information

Upward maintains administrative, technical, and physical safeguard designed to assist us in protecting personal information we collect against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.  All credit transactions occur in a secure area of our site, consistent with our objective of protecting you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected. We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL). The SSL encrypts, or translates, your order information into a code before it is processed. You will have entered a secure area of our site when the page address (URL) changes from http to https. Also, a key or a closed lock will appear in the lower left or right hand corner of your screen to notify you of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process.

Usage Restrictions on Content of This Website

All content included on this site, such as written text, photos, video clips, logos, graphics, audio clips, data and software, is the property of Upward Unlimited or its suppliers and is protected by federal and international copyright and trademark law and other state, federal and international laws. As between Upward Unlimited and users of this site, Upward Unlimited maintains ownership of all content, including the compilation of all content, and at no time does any ownership right to any of the content transfer to you or any other party. Any reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, performance, or other use of content on this site is strictly prohibited without the advance and express written consent of Upward Unlimited.

Using the results of the “Find a Place to Play” section of this website for solicitation purposes is strictly prohibited.

Feedback, Comments and Stories Submitted on this Website

Except as noted in this section, any feedback, comment, suggestion, story, photo, idea or other information or content submitted by a user to Upward Unlimited through this site (a “Submission”) becomes and remains the property of Upward Unlimited and may be used at any time by Upward Unlimited without notice to or further consent from the user. By making a Submission, unless Upward Unlimited indicates otherwise, the user grants Upward Unlimited a worldwide exclusive royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, excerpt, edit, modify, publish, distribute, display, combine and create derivative works from, the content of the Submission in any format or medium. In addition, the user grants Upward Unlimited the right to use any name submitted in or with the Submission, if it chooses. Upward Unlimited does not have to treat any such Submission as confidential. By making a Submission you are authorizing Upward Unlimited to use the information and any intellectual property contained in the Submission. Further, by making a Submission you assign, transfer and surrender all rights in and to the Submission to Upward Unlimited and agree that you do not expect acknowledgement or compensation for the Submission.

Submissions must contain accurate content and not include any content that violates copyright, trademark or other applicable laws. Submissions must be free of obscene, threatening, defamatory, and otherwise unbiblical material, must be free of viruses, spam, or chain letters, must not include any political campaign or commercial solicitation or content, or contain any dishonesty, misrepresentation, or fraud. User agrees to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify Upward Unlimited if it becomes liable to a third party due to content in a Submission that violates these policies or any law.

Disclaimer

Upward Unlimited provides this website solely as a service to individuals interested in learning more about or being involved in the various ministries of Upward Unlimited. All information provided on this website (including but not limited to conducting an Upward Unlimited program, injury prevention, and treatment of participants), whether by Upward Unlimited or another person, is for general informational purposes only. The information provided does not address specific situations or facts, is not necessarily complete, accurate or up to date, and does not constitute professional or legal advice. Users of this site should not rely upon the information in this site to make decisions about legal, medical, safety, security, insurance questions, or other specific questions or issues, but should seek opinions of qualified professionals.

Upward Sports programs are conducted and directed by local churches. Upward Unlimited provides program materials and training. Any question or concerns related to a local Upward Sports programs should be directed to the church conducting such program.

Limitation of Liability

THIS WEBSITE, AND ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND INFORMATION SUPPLIED ON OR THROUGH IT, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE IN WRITING BY UPWARD UNLIMITED. UPWARD UNLIMITED MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. UPWARD UNLIMITED WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UPWARD UNLIMITED DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. UPWARD UNLIMITED DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE AND ANY COMMUNICATIONS, FUNCTIONS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED FROM OR THROUGH THIS SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER DAMAGING AGENTS. MORE SPECIFICALLY, UPWARD UNLIMITED WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY TO ANY PERSON THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGE OR INJURY CAUSED BY:

  • USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE.
  • USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SITE WHICH YOU HYPERLINK FROM THIS SITE.
  • INTERRUPTION OF AVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE.
  • FAILURE OF THIS SITE TO PERFORM IN THE MANNER YOU EXPECTED OR ANTICIPATED.
  • DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OF THIS SITE.
  • ANY ERROR, OMISSION, OR DEFECT, INCLUDING VIRUSES OR LINE FAILURES, OF OR ON THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE REACHED THROUGH THIS SITE, SUCH AS BY HYPERLINK.

 

CERTAIN STATE LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW UPWARD SPORTS TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR SOME DAMAGES. THE ABOVE LIMITATION WOULD NOT APPLY IN THOSE STATES.

Links

This website may contain hyperlinks to other sites. While Upward Unlimited makes every effort to link to sites that reflect our ministry calling and commitment to integrity, these are separate sites with their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. You are responsible to consult the specific website policies of the linked sites especially when providing personally identifiable information through the linked websites.

The hyperlinks on this website are provided as an additional resource only and should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites accessed through our site. No inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that Upward Unlimited is connected with, operates or controls a site accessed via a hyperlink from our site. You are solely responsible for evaluating whether accessing another website from Upward.org is a safe and appropriate step for you to take and you are also solely responsible for any damage or injury that you or any other person may suffer as a result of your accessing and using such other website.

Policy Changes; Transfer of Information; Governing Law

Upward Unlimited reserves the right to change the content of its website and of these policies at any time and in its sole discretion. Please check these policies frequently for changes. Unless stated otherwise, these policies apply to any information provided by you and stored in our records. We will not change these policies, however, to make them less protective of you than the policies under which the information was submitted by you, without your consent.

If Upward Unlimited elects to transfer ownership or control of this site to a third party (whether or not in the context of a merger or sale of Upward Unlimited with a third party), you consent to the transfer of your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information to the third party, with the understanding that use of your information by the third party remains subject to the terms of this policy.

Contacting Us about Concerns or Questions

If you have any concern about privacy or matters related to this website, submit your information by emailing us and providing a thorough description of the problem, and we will review your description and attempt to address it. Please note that our approach may not be your preferred resolution because we may consider factors other than your personal best interest, such as the interests of our ministry, our partner churches, other users, and other individuals who may be affected by our decision-making, the integrity of the website, and our duties under law.

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