Privacy Policy


Because your privacy is important to us and to better protect it, we provide the following notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.


Summary

This Privacy Policy of Activ8Social, LLC ("Hashtag Sports", “we”, “us”, or “our”) outlines how your personally identifiable information (PII) and other personal data (your “user information”) will be collected, used, and shared in connection with your use of hashtagsports.com, related subdomains, and any media, content, newsletters, features, applications, promotions, games, or other products and services offered that Hashtag Sports may provide in connection therewith (collectively, the “Company Services”).

This Privacy Policy also describes your choices and rights regarding the use, access and correction or deletion of your user information. By using the Company Services, you consent to the use of your user information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you are located in the EU, you will also be asked to provide clear and unequivocal affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies. The Company Services are owned and operated by Hashtag Sports which is based in the United States. The Company Services are hosted in the United States.

Notice to EU Individuals: this Privacy Policy and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and provide appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of your user information in accordance with the GDPR.


Information Submission, Collection, and Use

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Company Services as well as related third-party websites and services.

We provide visitors of websites and users of the Company Services the opportunity to sign up to receive communications from us. In this case, we ask the user for personally identifiable information. Depending on what the user opts-in for, these communications will include some or all of the following: daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters, company/event updates, and/or other relevant sponsor promotions. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by clicking on the "update profile" or "unsubscribe all" link in the emails we send, or by replying to any email stating you would like to be removed from our list.

The information that users may provide to Hashtag Sports at registration for the Company Services (the “Registration Information”) may include information used to create your account, for example your user name, email address, and password. Comments or content that you may post to the Company Services and the information about you that may accompany those posts or content, such as a username and/or user picture (the “Public Information and Posts”) will always be public, which means they will be available to everyone and will be displayed in search results both on the Company Services and on external search engines.

If you access the Company Services through a third-party connection or log-in (e.g., if you log-in through Twitter), your user submitted information may also include your user ID and/or user name associated with that third-party service, any information or content you have permitted the third-party to share with Hashtag Sports, and any information you have made public in connection with that third-party service (collectively, “Third-Party Information and Content”). Third-Party Information and Content obtained in this manner will be governed by this Privacy Policy any applicable policies of the third-party.

If the personally identifiable information changes that you had provided to us for the purposes of receiving these communications, registering for an event, or any other reasons or if you no longer wish us to possess your information, you can request correction, updating, or deletion of your information by emailing us at privacy@hashtagsports.com.


Third-Party Sites and Services

Our Company Services may link to other websites that are not under our control. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from our Company Services are not covered by this Privacy Policy, and Hashtag Sports is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.

Tracking Technologies
Hashtag sports may use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include an anonymous unique identifier. Websites send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that site.

Hashtag Sports may also use cookies and similar tools to relate your use of Company Services to personal information obtained from you or a reputable third-party. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect information, such as a user identification code or IP address, that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to personally identifying (PII) and non-personally identifying (non-PII) information.

These third-party company technologies may be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Company Services, such as pages you have visited, search queries you have run, links you have clicked, and advertisements you have seen, so that we can personalize and optimize your browsing experience and the Company Services by:

  • providing you tailored ads and content,
  • enabling social media features,
  • safeguarding against spam and malware,
  • analyzing trends, traffic, and user behavior,
  • administering the website,
  • gathering demographic data about our user base as a whole,
  • tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Sites
  • performing location-related functionalities and analytics, and
  • educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Sites and its various elements.

Collection of Payment
The Company Services are currently free-of-charge (except for admission to and attendance of Hashtag Sports events and submissions of content for Hashtag Sports Awards consideration by program eligible owners or authorized representatives (please refer to the Rules for more information regarding the Hashtag Sports Awards submission and voting processes, collectively, “Submissions”).

If you elect to register for an attendee ticket to Hashtag Sports 2019 or one of our other events, submit content for Hashtag Sports Awards consideration via Submissions, or otherwise purchase a product or service in connection with Company Services, you may be required to provide to a third-party payment processor your payment information, which may include your credit card information, billing address or other payment information, full name, and phone number (collectively, “Payment Information”).

You acknowledge and agree that this Privacy Policy will not apply to any Payment Information that you provide to any independent third-party company on Company Services and that all payment obligations related to such purchases shall be governed solely by the applicable independent third-party company’s privacy policy.

You further acknowledge and agree that Hashtag Sports will have no liability for or control over such independent third-party company’s use or protection of your Payment Information. You should check the privacy policy on the independent third-party company website to determine how their service will handle any Payment Information it collects from you and/or processes the information.

You acknowledge and agree that in the event that such independent third-party company experiences a data breach that compromises or otherwise affects your Payment Information, Hashtag Sports shall in no way be responsible or liable to you for such breach. You should contact the applicable independent third-party company regarding any such data breach.


Linked Services

The Company Services may also be linked to sites or services operated by Hashtag Sports’ affiliates or other third parties and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games, rewards programs, newsletters, contests, sweepstakes, applications, and online stores developed and maintained by such third parties. Hashtag Sports is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties, and once you leave the Company Services via any link, enable any third-party service, or click on any advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third-party service. Users who visit a Company affiliated site should still refer to its separate privacy policy, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.


Location of Data

The Company Services are hosted in the United States. If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information you provide transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States and other countries where data protection and other privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as in your jurisdiction such as the European Union. This includes the use of cookies and other tracking technologies as described above. Accordingly, please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

If you would like more information about the above practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by our partner companies, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative's tool for opting out of interest-based advertising.


AdRoll Group

We use third-party advertising companies to collect information by placing advertising cookies provided by Adroll group on your computer when you visit our Sites. These advertising cookies are used for the purpose of personalization to target ads specifically based on your interests. For details on the data that AdRoll Group collects and how to exercise your options with the network, please visit and read AdRoll Group's Privacy Policy.


Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect website analytics about our users. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyze anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our Sites are used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our Sites and the services offered through it. For more specific details on how Google collects and uses data when you use our Sites, please visit and read Google’s Privacy Policy.


Quantcast

We use Quantcast's Measure product to understand the characteristics and demographics of the people who visit our sites. For more specific details on how Quantcast collects and use this data when you use our Sites, please visit and read Quantcast's Privacy Policy.


Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

We use cookies from social media companies to determine certain actions taken by users who visit our Sites. For more specific details on each of these companies, please visit and read Facebook's Cookies Policy, Twitter's Cookies Policy, and LinkedIn's Cookie Policy.


In the Event of Sale or Bankruptcy

The ownership of the Sites may change at some point in the future. Should that occur, we want our Site to be able to maintain a relationship with you. In the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy or other change in control of Hashtag Sports, your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this site. Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner, but your choices will continue to be respected regarding the use of your information. You will be notified as described below in "Changes to this Privacy Policy."


As Required By Law

Hashtag Sports may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on Hashtag Sports or to protect and defend the rights or property of Hashtag Sports.

Notice to EU Individuals: As outlined in this Privacy Statement, Hashtag Sports will not process your user information without a lawful basis to do so, as such bases are defined in Article 6 of the GDPR. In general, Hashtag Sports will process your user information on the legal bases of consent, contract (if you have entered into an agreement with us and such processing is a necessary part thereof), or legal obligation (as noted above). Hashtag Sports may also process certain user information on the basis of the following legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your privacy rights and interests: delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Site, learning from your behavior on the Site (e.g., analyzing traffic) to better serve you and other Site users, helping us modify or enhance the Site and its content, receiving insight as to what users do (and don't) like about our Site or aspects thereof, and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience in connection with the Site.


Data Security

We care about the protection of your user information and attempt to follow accepted industry standards to protect personal information you have provided. However, no method of data transmission or electronic storage on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.


Privacy of Children

The Site is intended for people who are at least 16 years of age. If you are less than 16 years old, please do not send any user information to us—including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any personally identifiable information or other user information from children under the age of 16. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any. We encourage you to discuss the Site with your parent or guardian.


How to Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or how to remove or modify your user information or related consents, please feel free to contact us at privacy@hashtagsports.com or the mailing address below.

Hashtag Sports
79 Madison Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Hashtag Sports reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, at any time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Statement in effect at the time such information is used.

Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page. If we make a material change to our privacy practices, we will provide notice on the site or by other means as appropriate.

Last Updated: March 9, 2021