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PRIVACY POLICY

Panthers Football LLC Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 9, 2014

TRUSTe online privacy certification Panthers Football LLC ("we," "our," "us") respects your privacy and values your trust and confidence. This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") applies to our website - www.panthers.com, our mobile applications and online services that link to or post this Privacy Policy (collectively, the "Services") and explains how we collect, use and disclose information through the Services. By using the Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that is collected or obtained through sites or services that do not link to this Privacy Policy (including the Team Shop) or information collected by the NFL or the other NFL member clubs (the "Member Clubs").

Panthers Football LLC received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal.

The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this website - www.panthers.com - and our mobile applications.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

  1. Information Collection
  2. Use Of Information
  3. Sharing Of Information
  4. Social Networking Services
  5. Links To Other Websites
  6. Security
  7. Children's Privacy
  8. Changes To This Privacy Policy
  9. Access And Choice
  10. Your California Privacy Rights
  11. International Users
  12. Contact Us

1. Information Collection

You generally are not required to provide information about yourself when you visit the Services. However, we may ask you for some or all of the following types of information when you register with our Services, sign up for contests or sweepstakes, use a send-to-a-friend feature, participate in surveys, access various content or features, submit comments or content, or directly contact us with questions or feedback:

  • Contact information, such as name, email address, postal address and telephone number;
  • Unique identifiers, such as a username or password;
  • Demographic information, such as gender;
  • Financial information, such as credit card or other payment information;
  • Geolocation information;
  • Communications preferences;
  • Search queries;
  • Comments and other information posted in our interactive online forums;
  • Correspondence and other information that you send to us; and
  • Additional information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

We also may collect certain information automatically when you visit the Services, including:

  • Your internet protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;
  • Other unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers;
  • Your browser type and operating system;
  • Sites you visited before and after visiting the Services;
  • Pages you view and links you click on within the Services;
  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons, local shared objects and other technologies;
  • Information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were received, opened or forwarded; and
  • Standard server log information.

Technologies, such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts, are used by Panthers Football LLC and our partners - Panthers Stadium LLC and Stadium Food and Beverage, Inc. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movements around the site and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, marketing, analytics or site functionality.

We use local storage objects (LSOs) to store content information and preferences. Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, use LSOs to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs, please click here http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.

We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the mobile application.

2. Use Of Information

We may use information that we collect through the Services for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • Provide you with the products, promotions, services, newsletters and information you request and respond to correspondence that we receive from you;
  • Contact you via email and otherwise about your account, products, services, contests and events that we think might be of interest to you;
  • Send you promotional material or special offers on our behalf or on behalf of our marketing partners and/or their respective affiliates and subsidiaries and other third parties;
  • Maintain or administer the Services, perform business analyses or for other internal purposes to improve the quality of our business, the Services and other products and services we offer;
  • Publish stories, comments, photos and other information posted in our interactive online features;
  • Customize and personalize your use of the Services;
  • Locate a place that you may be searching for in your area. We will only share this information with our mapping provider for the sole purpose of providing you this service;
  • Send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running;
  • If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about season tickets, we will ask for your friend's name and email address to send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site; and
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

3. Sharing Of Information

We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect. We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

Service Providers: We may share your information with service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host the Services, fulfill orders, provide products and services, manage databases, perform analyses, process credit card payments, provide customer service, or send communications for us).

Subsidiaries and Affiliates: We may share your information with all members of the NFL Family, including, without limitation, NFL Properties LLC, NFL International LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC, NFL Ventures, L.P., and NFL Ventures, Inc.

Select Business Partners: With your permission, we may share your information with select business partners so that they can provide you with special offers, promotional materials and other materials that may be of interest to you. For example, you may be presented with an opportunity to have certain information shared with our third-party business partners when you enter a contest or sweepstakes or elect to receive marketing offers or other information. If you do not elect to have your information shared, it will not be shared with such third parties. We take measures to help ensure that our partners protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of any information we share with them. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of our business partners, which may use your information for their own purposes.

Third-Party Ad Serving and Audience and Traffic Measurement Services: We may use third parties to serve advertisements on the Services. These third parties may set their own cookies or similar web technologies to collect information about users' online activities over time and across different websites. To manage your preferences, you may opt out at http://preferences-mgr.truste.com.

Business Transfer: If we sell all or part of our business, make a sale or transfer of assets, are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, business reorganization or similar event, we may transfer your information as part of such transaction.

Administrative or Legal Process: We may disclose your information to third parties in order to protect the legal rights, safety and security of our organization, corporate affiliates, subsidiaries, business partners and the users of our Services; enforce our Terms of Use; respond to and resolve claims or complaints; prevent fraud or for risk management purposes; and comply with or respond to law enforcement or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government or other entity, whether or not legally required.

Interactive Features: We may share information with third parties when you post information to a user profile or a public area of the Services, such as a chat room, forum, blog or other community tool. If you post to these interactive features, it will be publicly available and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. We cannot ensure that parties who have access to such information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when using these features.

Other Parties With Your Express or Implied Consent: We may share information with third parties when you consent to such sharing. For example, if you win a contest or sweepstakes, we may ask your permission to publicly post certain information on the Services identifying you as the winner.

Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographic and usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations.

In addition, we may allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, Local Shared Objects and similar technologies to collect information through the Services. For example, our third-party service providers may use these technologies to collect information that helps us with traffic measurement, research and analytics.

4. Social Networking Services

We have worked with certain third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through our Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services, including but not limited to Facebook, Google+, Twitter and others to share information about your experience on our Services with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our Services. These third-party social networking services also may notify your friends, both on our Services and on the social networking services themselves, that you are a user of our Services or about your use of our Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.

You may link an account from a social networking service (e.g., Facebook, Google+, Yahoo!) to an account through our Services. This may allow you to use your credentials from the other site or service to sign in to certain features on our Services. If you link your account from a third-party site or service, we may collect information from those third-party accounts, and any information that we collect will be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook like button and widgets, and the share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our site and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

5. Links To Other Web Sites

The Services may contain links to other websites or online services that are operated and maintained by third parties and are not under the control of or maintained by us. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by us of those other websites, the content displayed therein or the persons or entities associated therewith. This Privacy Policy does not apply to this third-party content. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites or services.

6. Security

We have adopted security procedures to help protect against loss, misuse and unauthorized access to the information you provide to us. Please note, however, that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to the Services and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your information.

7. Children's Privacy

The Services do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. If we are made aware that we have collected personal information from a child under 13 years old in a manner that is inconsistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will delete this information as soon as possible.

8. Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the Services after any modification to the Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of the new terms. If any material changes are made, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on the Services prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

9. Access And Choice

You may choose to receive promotional emails, newsletters and similar communications from us. You may opt out of receiving commercial emails from us by clicking on the opt-out or unsubscribe link included in the commercial emails you receive. Please note that opt-out requests may take some time to be effective. Your opt-out request will not apply to messages that you request or are not commercial in nature. For example, we may contact you concerning any purchases you have made with us, even if you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial email messages.

Panthers Football LLC stores your friend's email address and name for the sole purpose of sending an email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at privacy@panthers.nfl.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

You may opt-out of location-based services at any time by editing the setting at the device level or by emailing us at privacy@panthers.nfl.com.

If you no longer wish to receive push notifications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device, such as operating system and user identification information.

If your information changes or you no longer desire to use the Services, you may request that we update or remove certain information by signing into your account and making the required changes, emailing our Customer Support at privacy@panthers.nfl.com or contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will try to respond to your request within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

10. Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@panthers.nfl.com or write us at:

Carolina Panthers
Attn: Website Privacy Policy
800 South Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

In some cases, third parties may be able to collect information about a user's online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our Services.

Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals.

11. International Users

Please note that the Services are directed toward users who reside in the United States. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, storage, processing and transfer of your information in and to the United States or other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United States. While some of these countries may not offer the same level of privacy protection as your own, we commit to uphold the privacy protections as explained in this Policy.

12. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the privacy practices of the Services, please contact us by email at privacy@panthers.nfl.com or by regular mail at:

Carolina Panthers
Attn: Website Privacy Policy
800 South Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202