Privacy Policy

Effective: March 15, 2010

We value your privacy, and we want to help make your experience with Leaguer and our social networking platform (the "Leaguer Platform") as satisfying and safe as possible. We have established this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect Personal Information (as defined below) on the Leaguer Platform, and how we use and disclose that Personal Information. "Personal Information," as used in this Privacy Policy, is information that allows a person to directly identify an individual, such as name or email address, and information that we combine directly with such identifying information. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Leaguer Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms not defined herein have the meaning set forth in the Leaguer Terms of Service. By using the Leaguer Platform, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. How the Leaguer Platform Operates

The Leaguer Platform enables registered users ("Leaguer Members") to create, join or browse social networks built on the Leaguer Platform. The Leaguer Platform also allows Third Party Application Developers to develop Third Party Applications for use on the Leaguer Platform. This Privacy Policy refers to social networks on the Leaguer Platform as "Leaguer Networks," and refers to Leaguer Members who create Leaguer Networks as "Network Creators." Leaguer Members who join a Leaguer Network are "Network Members" of that Leaguer Network. Network Creators are also considered Network Members of the Leaguer Networks they create.

In our operation of the Leaguer Platform, and our provision of services to Network Creators and Third Party Application Developers, we collect, use, and retain all information, including Personal Information and Network Member Data, that you disclose to Network Creators in your use of Leaguer Networks. When you sign up to become a member of a Leaguer Network, you are providing Personal Information to us, as well as to that Leaguer Network's Network Creator. Our use and disclosure of Personal Information is described in this Privacy Policy. Additionally, if you add a Third Party Application to your Leaguer Network or your profile, we may provide certain Personal Information to that Third Party Application Developer. Our disclosures of Personal Information to Network Creators and Third Party Application Developers are described in greater detail under the "When Leaguer Discloses Personal Information" heading below.

Network Creators and Third Party Application Developers may also collect additional types of Personal Information, and may use and disclose Personal Information in accordance with their own privacy policies. For each Leaguer Network you use, you should check with the Network Creator regarding its policies governing its collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information. Additionally, for each Third Party Application that you add to your Leaguer Network or your profile, you should check with the Third Party Application Developer regarding its policies goverLeaguer its collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information.

2. Collection of Personal Information

Personal Information You Provide

  • Leaguer Member Data

    You must register for a Leaguer ID to become a Leaguer Member, sign up for a Leaguer Network, or sign up as a Third Party Application Developer. When you register for a Leaguer ID, you are required to provide certain Personal Information, including your name, email address, date of birth, and a password that you select. You also may create a Leaguer Profile and provide other Personal Information within your Leaguer Profile, such as your gender, city, state, and country, and photo. Your Leaguer profile will also display all of the Leaguer Networks that you belong to. Your Leaguer Profile is only visible to you.

    Please be aware that even though your Leaguer Profile is only visible to you, that information, including Personal Information, will still be accessible by Leaguer. Your Leaguer Profile is separate from any additional profile you may create on a Leaguer Network.

    When you sign up for a Leaguer Network, you will be asked to sign in to the Leaguer Network with your Leaguer ID. The Personal Information in your Leaguer ID (except for your password) is provided to the Network Creator, regardless of the privacy option you choose for your profile on that particular Leaguer Network. Your date of birth, name and email address from your Leaguer ID is pre-populated into your "My Page" on Leaguer Networks you join and into your Leaguer Profile upon sign-in. Additionally, certain Personal Information (such as your profile photo and any gender or location information) you may have provided in your Leaguer Profile is pre-populated in your My Page when you sign up for any new Leaguer Networks.

    The Personal Information in your My Page may be accessed by the Network Creator and all Users who browse the Leaguer Network if both the Leaguer Network and your My Page are public. However, you can change the privacy level for your profile on any Leaguer Network you are a Member of to suit your choice by changing the privacy settings of your My Page in any Leaguer Network. Please note, however, that while the general public or other Leaguer Members cannot view your My Page if you choose to limit who can view your My Page, we, the Network Creator of that particular Leaguer Network and administrators designated by the Network Creator can view this information.

    You also may have other opportunities to voluntarily provide Personal Information to us. For example, if you contact us to provide feedback or request support, we collect your email address and other Personal Information that you provide.

  • Network Member Data

    Network Creators may also request additional Personal Information from Leaguer Members who register for their Leaguer Networks. Certain Personal Information collected from Network Members will be retained in the Network Member's My Page for that Leaguer Network. Network Creators may designate responses to some or all of the questions that they ask their Network Members to respond to as "private." Network Creators may also choose to change the settings on the responses to questions by their Network Members from "private" to "public" at a later date. If requests for additional information are marked "private," they will be viewable only by Leaguer, the Network Creator, and administrators designated by the Network Creator. Network Creators may also designate the Leaguer Networks that they create as private, limiting Network Members to those that they approve or specifically invite. Please note, however, that while the general public cannot view private Leaguer Networks, or your My Page for private Leaguer Networks, we, Network Members of that Leaguer Network, the Network Creator, and administrators designed by the Network Creator can view this information. Additionally, Network Creators may choose to change the designation of a Leaguer Network from "private" to "public" at a later date.

    Network Members also have access to Leaguer's Address Book feature. The Address Book feature allows Network Members to input contact information for their friends, whether or not those friends have Leaguer IDs, and to send content share emails and invitations to them. Network Members may use the Address Book feature by entering contact information for their friends manually or, alternatively, retrieving contact information from supported email service providers. To retrieve contact information from a third-party service provider, the Network Member must provide login credentials for the email service provider that he or she has selected. That information is used to retrieve the contact information from the selected third-party service provider and is not retained by Leaguer. If you send out invitations to join a particular Leaguer Network, the contact information that you enter for the friends that you have invited, including information that is imported into, or entered manually into, the Address Book feature, may be accessed by Network Creators and their designated administrators.

  • Network Creators

    To become a Network Creator, you must register for a Leaguer ID and must create a password. Network Creators must supply the password they have created in order to access certain administrative controls for their Leaguer Networks.

    In addition, if you are a Network Creator and choose to purchase premium services or support on Leaguer (e.g., additional storage or bandwidth, or use of a custom second-level domain name), if you do not use our PayPal integration, you must provide your credit card information and billing address. We use this billing information to process your transactions.

3. Passive Data Collection

Like most web-based services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser when you use the Leaguer Platform. We may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs (also known as "web beacons"), and "cookies" to collect this information. The information that we collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, Leaguer cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Leaguer Platform, and the "referring URL" (i.e., the page from which you navigated to the Leaguer Platform).

We also use cookies on the Leaguer Platform to recognize your Leaguer ID, and to store references to your Leaguer ID and session validators on your hard drive. We also include clear GIFs in some of our email messages in order to learn whether the messages are delivered and opened.

We use passively-collected information to administer, operate, and improve the Leaguer Platform and our other services and systems, and to provide services and content that are tailored to you, including providing customized advertisements and monitoring and reporting of the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. If we directly combine any information gathered through passive means with Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in aggregated or other non-personally identifiable forms.

Websites visited before visiting Leaguer or a Leaguer Network may place Personal Information within the URL of your browser during a visit to that previous website. We may unintentionally collect that information as part of referring URL information that it collects.

A third-party research company, Full Circle Studies (ScorecardResearch) uses web beacons and cookies to collect information about your use of Leaguer. The web beacon and cookie used by ScorecardResearch is unable to identify the user visiting a page, and there is no personally identifiable data transmitted by, or linked to, the web beacon or cookies. You can learn more about ScorecardResearch's privacy practices, and may opt-out from its browser-level tracking, here.

Also, please be aware that other third parties, including advertising servers, advertising networks, Third Party Application Developers, and Network Creators, may set cookies or use other means of passively collecting information about your use of their services on the Leaguer Platform. We do not have access to, or control over, these cookies or other means of passive data collection. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these Third Party Application Developers, Network Creators, advertising servers or advertising networks. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers, Third Party Application Developers or websites.

4. Content and Use of Networks

When you send messages, make postings, or otherwise post or transmit any Content within a Leaguer Network on the Leaguer Platform, others who visit or use that Leaguer Network may access any Personal Information within such Content. Within your Network Member settings for each Leaguer Network, accessible at the "Settings" link, you may be able to modify your privacy settings for certain types of Content that you make available on that Leaguer Network. For example, you may be able to specify that your photos, videos, and blog posts will be viewable by anyone, by your "friends" only, or only by you. Please be aware that while the general public or other Leaguer Members cannot view Content that you specify viewable only by you, we, the Network Creator of that particular Leaguer Network, and administrators designated by the Network Creator can view this information. We collect and maintain posts, messages, and other Content that you have posted or transmitted to a Leaguer Network, as well as information about that Content and your interaction with it.

Some of this information, such as your latest activity on the Leaguer Platform or a Leaguer Network, and the most active members of a Leaguer Network, will be made available to Network Creators, and may also be made available to other members of, and visitors to, the Leaguer Platform as well as to Third Party Application Developers.

Because you may voluntarily disclose Personal Information when you post or otherwise transmit Content, please be careful with the information that you choose to disclose.

5. Third Party Advertisers

We allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, such as Google AdSense, to serve advertisements within Leaguer Networks on the Leaguer Platform. These third-party ad servers or ad networks may use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements that appear within a Leaguer Network on the Leaguer Platform and they automatically receive your IP Address and other log file information when this happens. Such third-party companies may also use other technologies (such as cookies, javascript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their advertising content. Certain third-party companies, such as Google, may also use these cookies to serve ads to you based on your visit to these Leaguer Networks and other sites on the Internet.

We do not provide your Personal Information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience or audience segment and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience that they were trying to reach.

You may click here to visit the Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out page, where you can learn more about its member companies' practices and to opt out from the collection and use of information by its member companies.

Additionally, if any Google AdSense advertisements are used by Leaguer, you may opt out of Google's use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy located here.

We reserve the right to add or remove third-party ad networks and ad servers in our discretion. We may not at all times list such updated ad network or ad server partners in this Privacy Policy.

6. Information Received From Third-Party Sources

We may also obtain information, including Personal Information, from third-party sources. This includes certain Personal Information that may be provided to us through the installation and use of Leaguer Applications on third party web sites. If we directly combine information from other third parties with Personal Information that we collect on the Leaguer Platform, we will treat the combined information as "Personal Information" and handle it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

7. How Leaguer Uses Personal Information

We may use Personal Information to operate, provide, improve, and maintain the Leaguer Platform, and our other services and systems, and to develop new products and services; to prevent abusive and fraudulent use of the Leaguer Platform and our other services and systems; to personalize and display advertisements (via our own advertising engine or server) and other content on the Leaguer Platform; to send you administrative messages, and information about Leaguer Networks, content, and Leaguer services in which we believe you may be interested; and for other administrative and internal business purposes.

8. When Leaguer Discloses Personal Information

We do not sell or rent email addresses and other Personal Information. We do not share Personal Information with third parties except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy. Please be aware, however, that any information that you voluntarily choose to display on any publicly available portion of the Leaguer Platform, or on any Leaguer Network, becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by Network Creators, us or others without restriction.

  • Leaguer Service Providers

    We may provide Personal Information to third parties for their use in performing internal business functions (e.g., payment processing, maintenance, security, data analysis, email transmission, or data hosting) on our behalf.

  • Network Creators

    In the Leaguer Terms of Service, we require each Network Creator to comply with applicable laws (e.g., CAN-SPAM) and not to use or disclose Personal Information in a manner that violates this Privacy Policy. For each Leaguer Network that you join, we provide the Network Creator and the designated administrators of that Leaguer Network with your email address, name, and date of birth as stored in your Leaguer ID, and pre-populate your My Page on new Leaguer Networks with this information and certain Personal Information (such as your profile photo and any gender or location information) you may have provided in your Leaguer Profile. Network Creators also have access to all Network Member Data that we collect.

  • Leaguer Applications

    As described in greater detail in the Leaguer Applications Terms, when a Network Member, or the Network Creator of a Leaguer Network of which that Network Member is a part, adds a Third Party Application to his or her Leaguer Network profile, we may disclose certain Personal Information in that Network Member's Leaguer Profile and Leaguer ID, and certain Network Member Data, to the Third Party Application Developer of the Third Party Application. Except when a Third Party Application is added by a Network Creator to the Network Creator's entire Leaguer Network, including to every Network Member's My Page, Network Members and Network Creators may opt-out of having Personal Information from their Leaguer Profile and Leaguer ID shared with Third Party Application Developers, but will be prevented from adding Third Party Applications to their My Page and their Leaguer Network. Additionally, Third Party Applications may require, or may otherwise allow Network Members to provide, other forms of Personal Information to the Third Party Application Developers of such Third Party Applications. Please see the Leaguer Applications Terms for additional information regarding the provision of Personal Information to Third Party Application Developers.

  • Leaguer Affiliates

    Although we currently do not have a parent company or any subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or that is under common control with us (collectively, "affiliates"), we may in the future. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with our affiliates, in which case we will seek to require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

  • Legal Requirements

    We may disclose Personal Information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent violation of the Leaguer Terms of Service, or our other agreements; take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of Leaguer, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.

9. Change of Ownership

In the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of your Personal Information, including email addresses, to that entity. We will use reasonable efforts to notify registered users of such a transfer (by a posting on our home page, or by email to a Leaguer Member's email address that was provided to us, as chosen by us in our discretion).

10. Security

We use industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal Information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent "hackers" or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information. We do not assume any liability to third parties whose information you include in your Address Book, or which you post or transmit in any Content on a Leaguer Network. To help maintain the security of your Leaguer ID, please keep your password secure.

If we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Leaguer Platform or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Leaguer Platform. If a security systems breach occurs, we may post a notice on our homepage (, or elsewhere on the Leaguer Platform and may send email to you at the email address you have provided to us.

11. Children

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personal Information through the Leaguer Platform represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that Personal Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the Leaguer Platform, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted.

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a Leaguer Member, please contact Leaguer at to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.

The following are some resources that may help parents and legal guardians in monitoring and limiting your children's access to certain types of material on the Internet. While we do not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service to our community.

12. Your Choices

You may, at any time, update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information that you have provided to us by signing in to the Leaguer Platform and updating the Personal Information by following the directions here. Additionally, you may update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information within your My Pages on individual Leaguer Networks by following the directions here.

You may also, at any time, elect to deactivate your membership within any Leaguer Network on the Leaguer Platform by visiting the My Settings page while signed in to a Leaguer Network or by visiting the "Leaguer Networks" tab in your Leaguer Profile. If you leave a Leaguer Network that is governed by a separate privacy policy, the Network Creator may still maintain and use Personal Information that you have provided to that Network Creator in accordance with the Network Creator's privacy policies. Additionally, you may terminate your Leaguer ID account and end your use of the Leaguer Platform at any time and for no reason by following the directions here or contacting us at or at the address set forth below in the "Contacting Leaguer" Section.

Additionally, even if you update or remove Personal Information that you have provided to us or to any Network Creator, your Personal Information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes.

13. Email Communications and Unsolicited Commercial Email

We may send you administrative messages, and updates regarding your Leaguer ID account, the Leaguer Platform, and our services, by email. Network Creators may also send you administrative or promotional messages to the extent permitted by applicable law and the Leaguer Terms of Service. When you are signed in to a Leaguer Network, you may indicate your preferences regarding certain administrative email messages by following the directions here. Additionally, if you receive an email invitation from a Leaguer Network to join that particular Leaguer Network and do not wish to receive any future messages for this Leaguer Network, you can choose to opt-out of receiving future messages from this Leaguer Network by following the directions on the bottom of the email message you receive. You do not need to sign up to a Leaguer Network to block all future emails from the Leaguer Network. If you have a Leaguer ID account, you can also opt out of email notifications from Leaguer Networks on the Leaguer Platform by visiting the "Email" feature under the "Settings" tab in your Leaguer Profile.

The Leaguer Terms of Service prohibit Network Creators and other Members from engaging in any activity involving the sending of email in violation of applicable law, including CAN-SPAM and other laws regulating unsolicited commercial email. Violations of these policies may result in immediate termination of service and legal action against any senders or initiators of such messages.

We offer email masking and relay when Members choose to communicate with other Members on Leaguer Networks to reduce third party email harvesting of email addresses for purposes of sending unsolicited commercial email ("spamming").

14. Third-Party Services

The Leaguer Platform, and Leaguer Networks, may contain links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any Personal Information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's policies goverLeaguer privacy and security. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services. We encourage you to learn about third parties' privacy and security policies before providing them with Personal Information.

15. International Users

The Leaguer Platform is hosted in the United States. If you use the Leaguer Platform from the European Union, or any other region with laws goverLeaguer data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union and other regions. By providing Personal Information under this Privacy Policy, you consent to the use of Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States.

16. Changes and Updates to This Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will update the "effective date" at the top of the Privacy Policy. If we make an update to this Privacy Policy that is materially less restrictive in our use or disclosure of Personal Information that we collected prior to the update, we will provide you with prior notice of the pending update and seek your consent by posting notice on or by contacting you using the email address in your Leaguer Profile. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information on the Leaguer Platform. Your continued use of the Leaguer Platform constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

17. Contacting Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at