Updated July 6, 2011
Big Ten Network, LLC (“BTN” or “we”) operates the website http://www.bigtennetwork.com and http://www.BTN.com (collectively, “Bigtennetwork.com” or “Site”), which is an entertainment website for sports fans focusing on the Big Ten collegiate conferences that allows users to watch streaming video content, create personal profiles, discuss and share information with other users and purchase premium video content. The services BTN offers include any BTN-branded URL (including, without limitation Bigtennetwork.com,video.bigtennetwork.com, superfans.bigtennetwork.com and btngivebig.com), online community features, public forums, Premium Subscriptions, which allows users to purchase premium online video content, BTN messaging services, and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by BTN in connection with BTN’s business including when accessed via the Internet, mobile or other device (collectively, the “BTN Services”). BTN is part of the United States based operations of News Corporation.
2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON THE BTN SERVICES
User Submitted Information
Member Registration Information is the required information that a user must provide when they register as a Member with the Site (“Member Profile,” also called a “user account”), and includes first and last name, username, email address, password, zip code, cable provider and favorite BTN school (“Required Registration Information) or to enter a contest or sweepstake. Your username will be public, which means it is available to everyone and will be displayed in search results on the Site and on external search engines. Please select your username carefully.
SuperFan Registration. If you elect to sign up for BTN SuperFans, you will be required to sign in using your BTN username and password.
Public Information and Posts. If you elect to post content or comments on any of the public forums or content provided on the Site, you will be required to register as a Member and provide the Required Registration Information. Public Information and Posts consist of your display name, username and any additional information you chose to make public through your Member Profile and your posts and comments on the BTN Services outside of your Member Profile. Your posts and comments outside of your Member Profile include those made on other Member profiles and on general BTN content, such as BTN provided photos, and in general Site areas, such as forums and chats. Your Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and will be displayed in search results both on the BTN Services and on external search engines. However, when you post content or comments on another Member’s Profile, that information will be disclosed consistent with that Member’s Privacy Settings.
Profile Content consists of information Members may add to their profile. It includes location Member’s content, such as “About Me” and photos. You can choose which users you share your Profile Content with, as well as change your search and activity Privacy in your Privacy Settings .
Site Product Purchase Information. If you elect to purchase any Site Product through the Site you will be required to provide personal financial information, including your credit card information, billing address or other payment information (collectively, “Personal Financial Information”), full name, phone number and shipping address in order to purchase such Site Service. You must be 18 years of age or older to submit Personal Financial Information on the Site, including to place an order on the Site.
Subscription Information is the information that Subscribers must provide to us in order to sign up for Big Ten Insider Newsletter and BTN Mobile Alerts, such as first and last name, username, password, mobile phone, email address, and zip code.
BTNLiveBig ( previously BTN GiveBig) Information. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for the BTN GiveBig initiative you will be required to provide us with first and last name and email of the nominee and the story about how the nominee is giving back in the Big Ten community.
BTN Network Fan Council Application Information. If you would like to join the BTN Network Fan Council (“BTN Fan Council”) you will be required to provide us with the following information at the time of your submission: an email address, first and last name, BTN school affiliation and a written statement in 500 words or less describing why you should be considered for the BTN Fan Council (the “BTN Fan Council Registration Information”).
MVPD Authenticated Content. To access certain content on the Site you will be redirected to your MVPD’s registration page where you will be required to register directly with your MVPD. Please contact your MVPD directly for questions on your account, including how to access or cancel your account.
BTN Collected Information
Third parties that support the BTN Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing users to share content, purchase and view Premium Video content, or tracking aggregate Site usage statistics may also use these technologies to collect similar information. BTN does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of these third parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party ad networks that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g.,
). Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through BTN Services.
Third Parties. To improve the quality of the BTN Services, BTN may supplement the information we collect with information from third parties. If you access the BTN Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may also collect your user ID and/or username associated with that third-party service, or any information you have made public in connection with that service and which the third party shares with partner services.
3. NOTICE & CHOICE
4. USE AND DISCLOSURE
Information Made Public Through Use of BTN Services and User Privacy Settings
BTN Members’ Public Information and Posts are always publically available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third-party application developers, and anyone else with access to the BTN Services. Beyond your Public Information and Posts, you can chose what information you add to your Profile Content, and whether you want to restrict which other users can see that information through your Privacy Settings. When your Search Privacy setting is activated, your Profile Content is made available to any and all third parties. Additionally, when you post content or comments to another Member’s profile, that information will be disclosed consistent with that Member’s Privacy Settings .
BTN’s Use and Disclosure of Information
We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the BTN Services. BTN may make your non-public personal information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the BTN Services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; conducting email marketing on our behalf; processing payments; administering message boards; fulfilling orders; processing data or statistics; or assisting with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. These outside service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to the BTN Services.
To allow other users to find you. In order to locate BTN Members that a user may already know in the physical world and/or want to get to know in the online world, BTN allows users to search for Members using information the user already knows, such as name, and identifies users matching that search information.
To deliver relevant content and recommendations. To make your experience more interesting, we may use any of the information you provide, the information we collect about your page views and queries, and information we may collect from other users and third parties to assist us in recommending friend connections and content on BTN.
To contact you. BTN may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to the BTN Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or to your BTN account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from BTN, you can change your Profile Settings or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are a Member, such as notifications of changes to the BTN Services or policies.
. BTN also shares non-personally identifiable demographic and interest information associated with your account with third-party advertising networks to assist them in delivering relevant ads on BTN.
To protect the rights of BTN and our users. There may be instances when BTN may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where BTN has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of BTN, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the BTN Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If BTN sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, BTN may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
BTN uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
6. ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE
User Control and Account Cancellation. Through your Profile Settings, you can access, edit or delete your Registration Information, profile picture and Profile Content. If you no longer want to use the BTN services, you may cancel your account by logging in to your Member Profile, clicking on your username and clicking on “Cancel Your Account.” Remember that even after you cancel your user account, copies of some information from your user account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have posted information on another user’s Member Profile, shared information with a third party application or website, or if another person copied, stored or shared your information. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines. We may also retain backup information related to your user account or Premium Subscription on our servers for some time after cancellation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies.
7. CONTACT US
Big Ten Network Privacy Officer
Business & Legal Affairs
Fox Cable Network Services, LLC
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, California 90213-0900