What’s New in the updated Privacy Policy?  We have updated the privacy policy applicable to our online and mobile websites, applications, and digital services and clarified data collection, usage, and sharing practices among Turner, its affiliates, and unaffiliated third parties. Please take the time to read the full privacy statement. You consent to the data collection, use, disclosure, and storage practices described in this privacy policy when you use any of our Services (as described below), including when you access any content or videos.

Thank you for visiting NCAA.com, a digital service operated by Turner Sports Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (“Turner”) pursuant to agreement with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”). Turner and the NCAA are collectively referred to in this document as “we” or “us.” Your privacy is important to us. As such, we provide this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by this digital service and among Turner’s network of affiliated and operated digital services (“Turner Network”), which includes any online or mobile websites, applications, or digital services owned, operated, or offered by, on behalf of, or in conjunction with Turner or its affiliates, including any online or mobile website, application, or digital service installation through which this Privacy Policy appears (each a “Service,” collectively the “Services”). A representative list of Turner’s affiliates is available here “Users” are persons that use the Services.

I.          The Information We Collect

We receive both information that is directly provided to us, such as personal information you provide when you visit the Services, and information that is passively or automatically collected from you, such as anonymous information collected from your browser or device. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to all of this as the “Information.”

1.         Information You Provide To Us.  At some of the Services, you can register, order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters or text message alerts, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. In the course of these various offerings, we often seek to collect from you various forms of information, such as: name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number, and credit card information.

At some of the Services, you may also be able to submit Information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and email address to send an electronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient’s name and address. This Information may include, for instance, a recipient’s name, address, email address, and telephone number.

2.         Information That is Passively or Automatically Collected.  We, and our “Partners” who include Turner’s affiliates, third-party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, and distribution or other partners may use automated means to collect various types of Information about you, your computer or other device used to access the Services. A representative, non-exhaustive list of the types of  automatically collected information may include: network or Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T) and domains used by such providers, mobile network, device identifiers (such as an Apple identifier for advertisers [“IDFA”] or an Android Advertising ID), device settings, browser settings, the web pages of the  Services you have visited, the Services visited before and after you visit a Service, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view a Service (e.g., iOS, Android), location information, and the content and advertisements you have accessed, seen, forwarded, and/or clicked on. Please see our Section titled Cookies, and Other User and Ad-Targeting Technologies for more information about how the foregoing Information may be collected and used.

3.         Geo-location Information.  If you are accessing a Service from a mobile device or through a mobile application, you may be asked to share your precise (GPS level) geo-location information with us so we can customize your experience on our Services or on other Services, when we work with a Partner such as a third-party mobile ad platform. If you agree to such collection, in most cases, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or through the settings in the applicable mobile application.  

4.         Information Collected By and From Social Media Services and Other Third-Party Platforms.  You also can engage with our content, such as video, games, applications, and other offerings, on or through social media services or other third-party platforms, such as Facebook, or other third-party social media plug-ins, integrations, and applications. When you engage with our content on or through social media services or other third-party platforms, plug-ins, integrations, or applications, you may allow us to have access to certain Information in your profile. This may include your name, email address, photo, gender, birthday, location, an ID associated with the applicable third-party platform, social media account user files (e.g., photos and videos, your list of friends or connections, people you follow and/or who follow you, or your posts or “likes”). For a description on how social media services and other third-party platforms, plug-ins, integrations, or applications handle your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies and terms of use, which may permit you to modify your privacy settings.

When we interact with you through our content on third-party websites, applications, integrations, or platforms, we may obtain any information regarding your interaction with that content, such as content you have viewed, your game performance, high scores, and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on.

II.        How We Use the Information

We, along with our Partners, may use the Information to:

1.         provide and communicate with you about the Services or your account with us;

2.         fulfill your requests regarding the Services, including, without limitation, requests for newsletters and notifications;

3.         respond to your inquiries, and notify you if you have won a contest;

4.         communicate with you about other products, programs, or services that we believe may be of interest to you;

5.         enforce the legal terms (including, without limitation, our policies and terms of service) that govern your use of the Services, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the Information;

6.         provide technical support for the Services;

7.         prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through the Services;

8.         protect the safety of our Users;

9.         customize or personalize ads, offers, and content made available to you based on your visits to and/or usage of the Services or other online or mobile websites, applications, platforms, or services, and analyze the performance of those ads, offers, and content, as well as your interaction with them;

10.       perform analysis regarding how you use the Services or any part thereof; and/or

11.       send gifts, cards, invitations, or emails if you use these services, to your designated recipients.  

When you provide information from your social media account, it can help enable us to do things like: (a) give you exclusive content; (b) personalize your online experience with us within and outside the Services; (c) contact you through the social media service or directly by sending you the latest news, special offerings, and rewards; and (d) enable you to share your experience and content via social media services. When you provide information about yourself to us through an application, through the Services, or on social media services or other third-party platforms, it may be publicly viewed by other members of these services and we cannot prevent further use of the information by third parties.

We or a Partner may use “cookies” or similar technologies to associate certain of the Information with a unique identifier that then associates the Information with your device or browser. For information about how these technologies work and how we may use them, please go to Section IV, titled Cookies, And Other User And Ad-Targeting Technologies. Sometimes, we may associate cookies with the Information, including de-identified, “hashed,” or anonymous versions of Information you have provided (such as during registration), in order to send, or help our Partners send, ads and offers based on your presumed interests or demographic information. 

We may combine any of the Information we collect, for any of the above purposes, and may sometimes enhance the Information with other information that we obtain from third-party sources. Please also be aware that if you choose to submit Information or content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, comments sent to our television personalities, a posting to a blog or a discussion board, or a video), we may publish that Information and content, along with other Information about you (such as your name, screen name, or location). Likewise, if you register and create a profile with a Service, the screen name you select as well as other content you submit to your profile (e.g., photos, comments, video, reviews) will be displayed publicly on the Service, is searchable, can be found by third parties, and may be reused and redistributed by us in our sole discretion. See our Terms of Service for details on our use of content you submit.

III.       Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may disclose the Information as follows:

1.         To service providers or Partners that we have engaged to perform business-related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that: (a) conduct research and analytics; (b) create content; (c) provide customer, technical, or operational support; (d) conduct or support marketing (such as email or advertising platforms); (e) fulfill orders and user requests; (f) handle payments; (g) host the Services, forums, and online communities; (h) administer contests; (i) maintain databases; (j) send or support online or mobile advertising; and (k) otherwise support the Services.

2.         In response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, a law enforcement or government agency’s request or similar request.

3.         With third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action (in our sole discretion) regarding potentially illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or the Services, or violations of our policies, the law, or our Terms of Service to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Services.

4.         We may transfer some or all of the Information if we, or one of our business units, undergoes a business transition, like a merger, acquisition by another  company, or sale of all or part of our assets, or if a substantial portion of our or one of our business units’ assets is sold or merged in this way.

5.         We may share the Information with Turner’s affiliates, so they can provide, improve and communicate with you about their own, or their marketing partners’ products and services. A representative list of our affiliates is available in the Turner Affiliates section below.

6.         We may share the Information with unaffiliated Partners and third parties (e.g., our third-party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that wish to market products or services to you. If you wish to opt out from such sharing please visit the How to Contact Us/Opting Out of Marketing Communications section below for further instructions.

Please note that the Services covered by this Privacy Policy may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, promotions, games, applications, or social network integrations) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain information from their visitors. We have no control over these third parties’ use of this information, which is subject to their own privacy policies.

IV.       Cookies and Other User and Ad-Targeting Technologies 

We use cookies and other technologies both to provide the Services to you and to advertise to you. We also may work with Partners to help them advertise to you when you visit other websites or mobile applications, and to help them perform user analytics.  These technologies may also be used to analyze how our Users interact with advertising on the Services and elsewhere, and, more generally, to learn more about our Users and what services or offers you might prefer to receive. We describe some of these technologies below.

1.         Cookies.  To enhance your online experience, we and our Partners use “cookies,” “web beacons,” or other tracking technologies. Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. We use cookies or other tracking technologies to understand Service and Internet usage and to improve or customize the products, content, offerings, services, or advertisements on the Services. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at the Services (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to a Service), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on the Services. We also may use cookies or other tracking technologies to help us offer you products, content, offerings, or services that may be of interest to you and to deliver relevant advertising when you visit this Service, a Turner affiliate’s Service, or when you visit other websites or applications. We or a third-party platform with whom we work may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized content, offers, services, or advertisements on the Services or other sites. These cookies contain no information intended to identify you personally. The cookies may be associated with de-identified demographic or other data linked to or derived from data you voluntarily have submitted to us (e.g., your email address) that we may share with a service provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form.

We, our third-party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, or our Partners also may use cookies or other tracking technologies to manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through the Turner Network and/or other networks or Services. This also helps us, our service providers, and Partners provide more relevant advertising.

2.         Syncing Cookies and Identifiers.  We may work with our Partners (for instance, third-party ad platforms) to synchronize unique, anonymous identifiers (such as those associated with cookies) in order to match our Partners’ uniquely coded user identifiers to our own. We may do this, for instance, to enhance data points about a particular unique browser or device, and thus enable us or others to send advertisements that are more relevant, match Users to their likely product interests, or better synchronize, cap, or optimize advertising. 

3.         Locally Stored Objects.  The Services on the Turner Network may employ locally stored objects (“LSOs”) and other client-side storage tracking technologies in certain situations where they help to provide a better user experience (e.g., to remember settings, preferences, and usage [similar to browser cookies]; or in order to target, or help our Partners target, advertisements, analyze advertisement performance, or perform user, website, or market analytics).  For LSOs utilized by Adobe Flash, you can access Flash management tools from Adobe’s website. In addition, some, but not all browsers, provide the ability to remove LSOs, sometimes within cookie and privacy settings. 

4.         Disabling Cookies.  Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You may be able to set your browser to warn you before accepting certain cookies or to refuse certain cookies. However, if you disable the use of cookies in your web browser, some features of the Services may be difficult to use or inoperable.

We may work with certain third-party companies that use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record information about your web surfing activity, including those integrated with the Services. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and those browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques. To learn more about interest-based advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising by those third parties that are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (the “DAA”) opt-out program, please go to http://www.aboutads.info.  

5.         Web Beacons.  We and our Partners may also use “web beacons” or clear GIFs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on a Service or in an email, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a Service or email. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing a Service. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards, etc.).

6.         Mobile Device Identifiers and SDKs.  We also sometimes use, or partner with publishers, publisher-facing, or application developer platforms that use mobile Software Development Kits (“SDKs”), or use an SDK with a mobile application that we offer, to collect Information, such as mobile identifiers (e.g., IDFAs and Android Advertising IDs), and Information connected to how mobile devices interact with the Services and those using the Services. A mobile SDK may include technology that is the mobile application version of a web beacon (see “Web Beacons” above). These SDKs feature computer code that application developers can include in their applications to enable advertisements to be shown, data to be collected, and related services or analytics to be performed. We may use this technology to deliver, or help our Partners deliver, certain advertising through mobile applications and browsers based on Information associated with your mobile device. If you would like to opt-out from having advertisements tailored to you in this way on your mobile device, please follow the instructions in the “Your Ad Choices” section below. 

By visiting a Service, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of a Service through the technologies described above, as well as similar technologies developed in the future, and that we may use such tracking technologies in the emails we send to you.

Our unaffiliated Partners and third parties may themselves set and access their own tracking technologies when you visit the Services and they may have access to information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites or applications when you use a Service. Their use of such tracking technologies is not in our control and is subject to their own privacy policies.   

V.        Your Ad Choices

Advertising enables us to provide the rich content for which the Services on the Turner Network are known, and to provide much of this content free of cost to our Users. Thus, we strive to provide you with advertisements that are relevant to you and for products you may want.  

However, we also offer you choices with regard to interest-based advertisements. To learn more about interest-based advertisements and the choices available to you, please visit our Ad Choices page (located in the footer of NCAA.com) which has general information about certain companies that place these advertisements. You may also find more information about entities involved in online advertising and additional choices you may make through the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) at the NAI Service and the Digital Advertising Alliance (the “DAA”) at the DAA consumer choice Service . Turner is a participant in the online industry’s self-regulatory program administered by the DAA and has agreed to adhere to the DAA’s principles applicable to interest-based advertisements. 

The tools provided on the Ad Choices page (located in the footer of NCAA.com), as well as the DAA opt-out page and the NAI opt-out page are provided by third parties, not Turner. Turner does not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools. 

When using a mobile application you may receive tailored in-application advertisements. Depending on your device, you may be able to reset your mobile device’s advertising identifier at any time by accessing the privacy settings on your mobile device. In addition, each operating system (iOS for Apple phones, Android for Android devices, and Windows for Microsoft devices) provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. You may review the support materials and/or the privacy settings for the respective operating systems in order to opt-out of tailored in-application advertisements. For any other devices and/or operating systems, please visit the privacy settings for the applicable device or contact (or review the applicable privacy web page of) the applicable platform operator. 

VI.       Other Important Information About Your Privacy

1.         How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals.  At this time, the Services on the Turner Network do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions.

2.         Linked Services.  Some of the Services contain links to or integrations with other services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media services and platforms whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult these other services’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

3.         International Transfer.  This Service is governed by and operated in accordance with United States law. If you are located outside of the United States, you use this Service at your own risk. Turner is a company that operates globally so it is necessary to transfer your Information internationally. In particular, your Information will be transferred to and processed in the United States where many of our central databases operate. By using this Service, you acknowledge that the data protection and other laws of other countries, such as the United States, may provide a less comprehensive or protective standard of protection than those in your country, and consent to your Information being collected, processed, and transferred as set forth in this Privacy Policy and United States law.

4.         Data Security.  We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the Information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the Information that we collect and store.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of Information, we cannot assure you that Information will never be disclosed, altered, or destroyed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

5.         How You Can Access or Correct Information.  Access to certain personal Information that is collected from the Services and that we maintain may be available to you. For example, if you created a password-protected account within a Service, you can access that account to review certain Information you provided.

You may also send an email or letter to the following email or street address requesting access to or correction of your personal Information. Please include your registration information for such service such as first name, last name, and email address in the request. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.

Email Administration
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Attention: Privacy Policy Coordinator
One CNN Center, 13 North
Atlanta, GA 30303
email:  privacy.ncaa@turner.com

6.          How to Contact Us/Opting Out of Marketing Communications. If you have any questions or concerns about the online Privacy Policy for this Service or its implementation, or if you would like to opt out from our sharing of your personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes you may contact our Privacy Policy Coordinator at the above address or privacy.ncaa@turner.com and request that we opt you out of such sharing. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.

If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this Service, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing email you receive from this Service. If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may follow the instructions to stop the delivery of such messages, which may include replying “STOP” to the received text message.

7.         California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights.  California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the business’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Alternately, businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. We have such a policy in place. As discussed above in How to Contact Us/Opting Out of Marketing Communications if you wish to opt-out of our sharing of your personal Information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes or to find out more about your opt-out rights, please contact our Privacy Policy Coordinator as described above.

VII.      List of Turner Affiliates 

Below is a representative list of some of the Turner companies in addition to Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. that currently may have access to the Information collected from Users on the Services as set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may update this list from time-to-time, so please check back periodically to keep up-to-date.






























Below is a list of some of the Time Warner companies that are affiliated with the Turner companies and with whom we may share Information we collect at the Services. We may update this list from time-to-time with additional Time Warner companies, so please check back periodically to keep up-to-date.




VIII.    Updates & Effective Date

From time-to-time, we may update this Privacy Policy. We will notify you about material changes by either sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to us or by prominently posting a notice on this Service. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what Information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.

The Privacy Policy posted on this Service was updated on August 4, 2015.