1. Personal Information
2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
In addition to the use of personal information to operate the Blue Jackets website, the Columbus Blue Jackets may also gather non-personally identifiable information, which may be used by the Blue Jackets. Generally, “non-personally identifiable information” means information that is collected through “traffic data” (i.e., information concerning use of the website that is not linked to a particular person) and may entail the use of “cookies”, “IP addresses” or other numeric codes used to identify a computer or to monitor how a website is accessed.
3. Information You Provide
The Columbus Blue Jackets may ask for personal information about you when you register to use a service or when you order a product offered on our website. We require certain information (such as first and last name, e-mail address, billing address, and credit card number) in order to provide that service or product to you. We also may ask you for information about your interests and other personal information so that both you and we can take advantage of the interactivity of the Internet.
We will explain the intended use(s) of your personal information at the time we request it. If you do not want this information to be collected or used by us for such purpose(s), you may simply “opt-out.” Bear in mind, however, that opting out may prevent your purchase of the products or participation in the activities for which your personal information is requested.
4. Information Gathered Online
In the event that we collect personal information through registration or other form of submission and use that information for marketing or promotional purposes and/or share that information with affiliates or other companies (subject to the exceptions described in the preceding paragraph), we will obtain the user’s permission and/or subsequently provide the user an opportunity to withdraw that permission either by e-mail request or by modifying his/her registration information online. When you register with bluejackets.nhl.com, the Columbus Blue Jackets will make every effort to maintain your information in a secure environment.
5. No Collection of Information from Children
We do not and will never knowingly collect any personal information on our website from users who are under the age of 13.
6. Regarding IP Addresses
The Columbus Blue Jackets collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve" up web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When users request pages from bluejackets.nhl.com, our servers log the users' IP addresses. We generally do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. Nonetheless, we may use IP addresses to identify a user when we believe that it is necessary to (a) enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or use, (b) to protect our service, website customers or others, or (c) to comply with law.
A cookie lets the computers remember that you've registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our website. Similarly, bluejackets.nhl.com may use a temporary cookie to track which products you've chosen to purchase while shopping. The cookie expires once you're done shopping. Letting it do the record keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. If you decline this cookie, you may have difficulty ordering your selections.
8. Links to Other Websites
9. Security Policy
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers, utilizing encryption software. Please be aware though, that, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
10. Information Gathered Offline
From time to time, you might provide the Blue Jackets with personally identifiable information by telephone, mail or other means in order to obtain a product or service primarily for personal, family or household purposes. We may use this “offline” information in a variety of ways. For example, we may use this information to send you promotional materials, and we may share this information with the Columbus Blue Jackets’ affiliated businesses and other companies so that they can send you promotional materials. We also may use this information for other reasons, e.g., we may use this information to process orders requested by you, or to respond to you if you contact us for help. In each instance, our collection, use and sharing of this information will be in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. On occasion, we may offer you the opportunity to “opt-out” of certain communications based upon contact information that you provide us offline.