Privacy Policy

The NORTH SUBURBAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION (“NSSA”) takes seriously the issue of safeguarding your privacy.  Accordingly, NSSA has developed this privacy policy statement (this "Privacy Policy") to explain NSSA’s views and practices regarding your privacy as it relates to your (the “User’s”) interaction with NSSA.   This Privacy Policy summarizes generally NSSA’s personal identifying information collection and use practices generally, including information collected by mail, in person, through the web site located at the www.nssasoccer.org and any other site provided by NSSA (collectively, the “Site”).  NSSA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new privacy statement at this location.  Please review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis..

NSSA addresses the following topics in this Privacy Policy:

1. About NSSA

2. The Personal Identifying Information NSSA Collects

3. The Way NSSA Uses that Personal Identifying Information

4. NSSA's Use of Electronic “Cookie” Files

5. Accessing External or Third Party Web Sites

6. NSSA's Commitment to Security

7. Ways to be Excluded from the Collection of Personal Identifying Information

8. Ways to Correct, Delete, or Update Personal Identifying Information Collected by NSSA

9. NSSA's Policy for Children

10. How to Contact NSSA for Answers to Additional Questions about this Privacy Policy

About NSSA

The purpose of NSSA is to promote youth soccer in the area served by the Roseville Area and Mounds View public school districts in the north metro area of the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. All our programs, such as house, training, travel and tournaments, must maintain fiscal discipline and are to be mutually supported by the NSSA Board, volunteers and leadership.  NSSA is a volunteer organization and depends on the active participation of its members.  Join us.

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What Information Does NSSA Collect?

To form teams in compliance with the rules of the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), of which NSSA is a member, to improve the quality of the products and services NSSA offers to you and your family, and to operate the Site, NSSA collects certain personal identifying information (as described below).  NSSA gathers most information during its periodic registration process to allow you and your family to use NSSA’s services and products.  Registration information may be gathered online or otherwise in written form.  NSSA may request or receive personal identifying information at other times, including, but not limited to, when you purchase a product using the Site, when you access content on the Site, when you report a problem with our Site, and when you complete survey forms.  Site users will need to “accept” the Terms of Use (posted on this web site) in order to continue with certain operations.

Below, we provide examples of the types of personal identifying information NSSA does and does not collect.

Birth Certificates:  The rules of MYSA require that NSSA obtain and keep on file a copy of each player’s proof of age, normally a birth certificate.  These documents are kept on file by the club registrar.  No copies are made and only the club registrar has access to these files.  Proof of age documents for each age group are shredded after that age group becomes not eligible to participate in NSSA youth soccer.

Contact Information: Upon registration and at other times, NSSA may request or require contact information, such as your name and the names of your children who are being registered to play soccer within NSSA, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address(es).

Demographic Information: NSSA will collect certain demographic and profile data in order to form teams under the rules of MYSA (e.g., gender, age, grade-level).

Use of Photographs and Player Identification: By submitting articles and photographs for website posting and/or media distribution, team representatives and individual members authorize NSSA on behalf of all named and pictured parties to in fact publish these items.  It is NSSA policy not to refer to pictured minors by name.  So any photograph reference will refer to players generally but not specifically.

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How Does NSSA Use that Information?

Below, we provide more detail on how NSSA uses your personal identifying information.

Contact Information: NSSA may use your contact information to (i) provide its services and form teams in accordance with NSSA policies and the rules of MYSA, including furnishing information to MYSA as required in order to obtain player passes for traveling teams and rec-plus teams, (ii) create a personalized experience, (iii) complete a transaction conducted through the Site, and (iv) contact you when necessary with respect to NSSA news, transactions conducted through the Site, material changes in our Site’s policies, new services NSSA may offer, or otherwise.   All registration information and medical information collected on the MYSA Liability/Medical Release form, is provided to the program directors, the age group coordinators and the coaches and/or managers for each team.  The Site is hosted by a third party in order for NSSA to provide its services and complete transactions conducted through the Site.  We do NOT rent, license, or sell contact information to any third party.

Demographic Information: NSSA may use demographic data on an aggregated basis, which will not identify any particular User, for internal business purposes and may also share such aggregated demographic information with advertisers or other third parties, including our business partners, suppliers, sponsors, and vendors (i) for management and monitoring purposes, (ii) to improve the quality of NSSA’s services, (iii) to provide our services, (iv) when we employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf (i.e., any third-party registrar hired by NSSA), and (v) when it is specifically stated otherwise.

As necessary to form teams in accordance with NSSA policies and the rules of MYSA, the NSSA registrar and NSSA adults registered with MYSA will communicate Contact Information and Demographic Information to MYSA, program directors, age group coordinators and team coaches and managers.  These communications are frequently performed through unencrypted email transmissions.

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What are Elecronic Cookies and How are They Used?

NSSA may use electronic cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site.  Cookies are pieces of information, which NSSA uses for record-keeping purposes, which the Site transfers to your computer’s web-browser for storage on your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies enable NSSA to customize your experience on the Site.  Cookies also make web-surfing easier by automatically performing certain functions such as saving your personal preferences and by ensuring that you don’t see the same information repeatedly.  We also use cookies to manage and monitor the Site.  NSSA, however, will not use cookies to record passwords or other personal identifying information discussed herein.  Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.  Consequently, your web browser is likely set to accept cookies.  If you would prefer not to receive cookies, however, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.  If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

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What About External or Third Party Web Sites?

To the extent hyperlinks or gateways are utilized to access external or third party sites or you access the Site from external or third party sites, you should be aware that these external or third party sites are not controlled by NSSA and therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy.  NSSA suggests that you check the privacy policies of these sites to determine how the proprietors of these third party sites will utilize your personal identifying information.

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What About Security?

NSSA places a premium on making sure that personal identifying information remains private and secure and is not subject to misuse or manipulation.  Accordingly, this Site has industry standard security measures in place, including storage of personal identifying information in a secure environment, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under NSSA’s control.  Although NSSA has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, nevertheless the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed.  Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet.

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What About "Opting-Out" of Data Collection and Use?

The collection, use, and distribution of your personal identifying information as described in this Privacy Policy is necessary for NSSA to provide its products and services and to operate the Site.  NSSA may maintain your information for up to three (3) years after your last player registration in a calendar season (Fall-Spring) and/or so long as you are active as a volunteer.  Nevertheless, NSSA may also contact you, from time to time, regarding its services, this Site, or otherwise.  If NSSA sends you such a communication, NSSA will provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving similar future correspondence by sending and e-mail to NSSA.

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What About Correcting, Deleting, or Updating Information?

At any time, you may contact NSSA to correct, modify, or delete the information you provide to NSSA through this Site.  Please e-mail the Communications Director with any requests or changes.  In addition, when you and your family cease to use NSSA’s services and no longer wish to be included as a part of its directory, we request that you contact NSSA in writing at POB 130490 Roseville MN 55113 to request to have your information removed from our database.  In the event that NSSA receives such a request or change, NSSA may require you to confirm or verify any change to your record. 

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What About Children?

NSSA cares about the safety of children on its Site and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet.  Although the Site is a general audience site, NSSA intends registration and commerce transactions only for users 18 years of age and older.  NSSA will not knowingly collect personal identifying information from users under the age of 18.

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What About Any Other Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the information collection and dissemination practices of this Site, or NSSA's use of your personal information, you can contact NSSA at:

NORTH SUBURBAN
SOCCER ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 130490
ROSEVILLE MN 55113