Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Philadelphia Sports Nation (PHLSportsNation.com) is a site for the most fanatical Philadelphia sports fans to share ideas, absorb information, and rant with impunity. Additionally, although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version of these Terms of Service. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. By commenting on any of our blog entries, chat rooms or posts, you are agreeing to the guidelines and policies that are discussed below.

Comments that include strong profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate comments will be removed from the site. Generalized team stereotypes such as “Yankees fans are stupid” or “Cowboys fans are phonies” are perfectly acceptable.

The point here is to have fun, continue a discussion, challenge ones argument or make a point, or as we like to call it, proving your PHL Fan Hood. So if you have a question as to whether something is appropriate just ask yourself these two questions: “Is it smart? Is it nice?” If you said yes to either of one those questions then yes, by all means, please post your comment. If no, then be prepared for it to be deleted immediately.

Our website offers fans the ability to comment and chat with one other about all Philadelphia sports teams latest news, information, rumors, scores, statistics, and more. With that being said, when one comments on one of our entries or chats in one of our featured chat rooms (abiding by our Comment/Chat Policy), we will not share this with 3rd party sources. However, because our site is open to the public and any sports fan, company/business or person can visit any portion of our site, we can not promise that anything you post will be seen by other businesses, developers or persons who are not part of Philadelphia Sports Nation. For more information regarding this Privacy Policy or if you need to contact us for any reason, please visit our Contact Page for more information on how to reach us.

Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain “signatures” by someone other than the actual author may be removed.

We take our Comment/Chat Policy very seriously, as this is the main focus of our website (for fans to interact with one another).

Finally, we will take steps to ban users from having the ability to comment further if a published post violates our comment policy or any other policies governing this site. You are 100% responsible for the content that you post.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Privacy Policy

Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers Philadelphia Sports Nations treatment of personal information that Philadelphia Sports Nation gathers when you are on the Philadelphia Sports Nation website and when you use Philadelphia Sports Nation services.

Sharing Your Information

Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.

Personnel: Philadelphia Sports Nations personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of Philadelphia sports Nations business.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Philadelphia Sports Nation, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

Protection of Philadelphia Sports Nation and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Philadelphia Sports Nation, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Information Collected by Philadelphia Sports Nation

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our users:

1. Automatic Information:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Philadelphia Sports Nation and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain “traffic data” on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, Philadelphia Sports Nation cookie information, and the page you requested. Philadelphia Sports Nation uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.

2. Information You Provide to Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information.

E-mail Communications
Philadelphia Sports Nation is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the “Sharing Your Information” section below.

Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. Philadelphia Sports Nation cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.

The “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of Philadelphia Sports Nation’s coolest features.

Philadelphia Sports Nation’s advertising partners may place a cookie on your browser that makes it possible to collect anonymous non-personally identifiable information that ad delivery systems use to present more relevant ads. If you would prefer to opt-out of this standard practice, please visit our advertising partner Platform-A’s privacy policy and opt-out page.

Syndication:

Philadelphia Sports Nation allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the Philadelphia Sports Nation website.

With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.

Children Under 18 Years of Age

You must be 13 years and older to register to use the Philadelphia Sports Nation website. As a result, we do not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that Philadelphia Sports Nation has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents’ permission before reading the content on our site or send information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit any part of phlsportsnation.com, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of California state law.

Once again, we remind you that if you have any questions about any of the policies/terms above please feel free to contact us.