Each season, the Chelmsford Youth Basketball League ("CYBL") collects certain types of electronic data from league participants and/or about CYBL Web site visitors. Because of this, CYBL believes that league participants and Web site visitors should understand our data privacy policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that electronic data. This privacy statement discloses the electronic data that CYBL gathers and how it is used.


CYBL gathers two types of electronic data from league participants and/or about Web site visitors:

* Electronic data that participants provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These voluntary submissions include activities such as registering players, coaches and volunteers, opting to receive electronic newsletters and participating in polls and surveys.

* Electronic data that CYBL gathers through aggregated tracking data derived mainly by tallying Web site visitor page views. Information derived from this data allows us to better tailor content to visitors' needs and to help potential advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of the CYBL Web site audience. Under no circumstances do we divulge any information about an individual Web site visitor to potential advertisers or sponsors.

Visitor/Participant Data Is Gathered In The Following Processes:

Player/Coach/Volunteer Registration:
Players, Coaches and Volunteers must register with CYBL each season using an online registration process. The registration data is captured in an online player database and used throughout the season by CYBL for a variety of league tasks. The data needed to complete the online registration process is detailed on the following CYBL Web page, Online Registration-Detailed Information.

CYBL has hired a third party youth sports online registration/database management company, Youth Leagues USA, to handle the entire process.

Please Note: Online payment by credit or debit card at the time of Player registration is required to complete the online registration process. Because these credit/debit card transactions are processed in real-time by our online registration vendor, neither our vendor nor CYBL retains credit/debit card information in their records.

Electronic Newsletters:
CYBL offers a free electronic newsletter to participants. We gather the email addresses of participants who voluntarily subscribe, typically during the online player registration process. Participants may remove themselves from this mailing list by contacting the CYBL Information Director.

Polls and Surveys:
CYBL may occasionally conduct Web site visitor surveys or polls to better target content to the audience. CYBL may sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with potential sponsors and/or advertisers. CYBL never shares any specific individual visitor information with sponsors or advertisers.


Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), CYBL will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Web Site Usage Tracking

CYBL tracks visitor traffic patterns throughout the Web site. However, CYBL does not correlate this data with information about individual visitors.

CYBL sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms visitors enter in our search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual visitors. CYBL uses tracking data to determine which areas of the site visitors like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual visitors read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for our Web site visitors and/or league participants.


CYBL may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. CYBL uses cookies to track visitor traffic patterns as described above.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.


CYBL uses the electronic data voluntarily given by our participants to effectively run the league (ex. player, coach, volunteer registration) and/or to enhance their experience on our Web site.

As stated above, CYBL uses electronic data that participants voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable them to participate in polls and surveys. We send out newsletters to participants on a regular schedule, and occasionally send out special editions when we think participants might be particularly interested in something we are doing. We never share newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or sponsors.

CYBL uses tracking data to determine which areas of our Web site visitors like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual visitors read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for our participants. We track search terms entered in the search function as one of many measures of what interests our site visitors, but we don't track which terms a particular visitor enters.

CYBL creates aggregate reports on Web site visitor demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers and sponsors. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual visitors, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific visitor clicked their ad.


CYBL uses the above-described electronic data to tailor our Web site content to suit your needs and help our sponsors and advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. CYBL will not share information about individual site visitors and/or league participants with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our participants or the public.

Player, Coach and/or Volunteer registration data is shared with authorized CYBL personnel (Board Members including Division Directors) in order to perform various league tasks including formation of teams within CYBL divisions. In the performance of this task, data from the online registration database is available for review and/or download by Board members. CYBL Board members are required to delete this data from their computers on a regular basis.


The CYBL Web site and CYBL vendor Web site(s) operate on secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the electronic data provided by our Web site visitors and/or league participants.


We give Web site visitors/league participants options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

* Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters.
* Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas (polls, surveys)


By using the CYBL Web site and CYBL vendor Web sites, you consent to the collection and use of this electronic data by CYBL. If CYBL decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this Web page so that you are always aware of what electronic data we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.