Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 17, 2014

Table of Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION
2.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
3.
NOTICE AND CHOICE
4.
USE AND DISCLOSURE
5.
SECURITY
6.
USER ACCESS AND CONTROL
7.
DATA RETENTION
8.
SENSITIVE INFORMATION
9.
CONTACT US

  • INTRODUCTION

Big Ten Network, LLC (“BTN”), which operates the website http://www.BTN.com (“BTN.com”), has developed this Privacy Policy to describe how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information collected through the sports-related websites (the “BTN Sites”), mobile sites, applications (“apps”), widgets, and other content and services that are linked to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “BTN Services”).

By providing personal information to us and using the BTN Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. To see a list of our affiliated companies (“BTN Affiliates”) click here.

As set forth in our Terms of Use, the BTN Services are for a general audience, are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

This Privacy Policy applies to all users, including both those who use some of the BTN Services without being registered for a BTN Service and those who have registered for one or more BTN Service. This Privacy Policy applies to BTN’s collection and use of your personal information (i.e., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name or email address). It also describes generally BTN’s practices for handling non-personal information (e.g., interests, demographics and services usage).

  • COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

BTN and our service providers collect the following information from and about you:

Registration Information is the information you submit to register for our BTN Services, for example to create a BTN account, post comments, receive a newsletter or mobile alert, or enter a contest or sweepstakes. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, gender, zip code, birthday, and phone number.

Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the BTN Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.

Premium Video Subscription Information. If you elect to purchase a Premium Video Subscription through the BTN Services you will be required to provide personal financial information, including your credit card information, billing address or other payment information (collectively, “Personal Financial Information”) through the Payment Services, full name, phone number and shipping address in order to purchase such BTN Services. At the time of purchase you will also be required to select your Premium Video Subscription type (e.g. Conference Pass Monthly or Annual or School Pass Monthly or Annual). Your Premium Video Subscription will be automatically renewed and the credit card you used to subscribe for such Premium Video Subscription will be charged per the billing cycle of your selected Premium Video Subscription (e.g. Monthly or Annual), unless you cancel the Premium Video Subscription prior to the renewal date of your Premium Video Subscription. If you have any questions about canceling your Premium Video Subscription or our refund policy, please refer to our Terms of Use.

Social Media Information and Content. If you access or log-in to a BTN Service through a third party social media service or another website, app, service or log-in (“Other Service”), or connect a BTN Service to Other Services, the information we collect may also include your user ID and/or user name associated with that Other Service, any information or content you have permitted the Other Service to share with us, such as your profile picture, email address or friends’ lists, and any information you have made public in connection with that Other Service (collectively, “Social Media Information and Content”). When you access the BTN Services through Other Services, or when you connect a BTN Service to Other Services, you are authorizing BTN to collect, store, and use any and all Social Media Information and Content in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Authenticated Content. To access certain video content via the BTN Services you will be redirected to your television content provider’s registration page where you will be required to register directly with your television content provider. Please contact your television content provider directly for questions on your account, including how to access or cancel your account. Any information that you provide to your television content provider will be subject to the applicable television content provider’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any television content provider’s use of information collected via the BTN Services.

Site Activity Information. When you access and interact with the BTN Services, BTN and our service providers may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the BTN Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the BTN Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data (including your precise location), or other transactional information for that device in order to provide the BTN Services to it.

Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier, may also be used. Websites, apps, and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer or other device so the website, app or other service can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that website, app or other service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the BTN Services, such as pages you have visited, the videos and other content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen.

We also collect personal information in a manual or off-line format, such as a post card or subscription form. Providing a detailed privacy notice in those situations is often impractical. In these situations, we will provide consumers with a short notice that describes how to obtain the full text of this Privacy Policy.

Third parties that support the BTN Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate BTN Service usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information when you use the BTN Services or third party service. BTN does not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party ad networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.

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., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies). Users can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the BTN Services.

Information from Other Sources. To improve the quality of the BTN Services, BTN and our service providers may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our BTN Affiliates or business partners.

Do Not Track Signals. At this time we do not respond to browser ‘Do Not Track’ signals, as we await the work of interested stakeholders and others to develop standards for how such signals should be interpreted.

  • NOTICE AND CHOICE

Means of Notice and Choice. This Privacy Policy and your account settings are the primary means by which BTN provides you with notice and choice regarding its collection and use of your personal information.

Updates to Privacy Policy. BTN may modify this Privacy Policy. Please look at the Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the BTN Services.

Location of Data. The BTN Services are hosted in and managed from the United States. If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information transferred to and processed in the United States. United States data protection and other relevant laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction. This includes the use of cookies and other tracking technologies as described above. As a result, please read this Privacy Policy with care.

Linked Services. The BTN Services may also be linked to sites operated by unaffiliated companies, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games, newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications developed and maintained by unaffiliated companies. BTN is not responsible for the privacy practices of unaffiliated companies and once you leave the BTN Services via a link, enable an unaffiliated service, or click an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the unaffiliated service.

In addition, BTN is not responsible for the privacy or data security practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Apple, Google, Microsoft or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer, including in connection with any information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the BTN Services.

Collection of Personal Financial Information by a Payment Service. In some cases, we may use an unaffiliated payment service to allow you to purchase a product or make payments (“Payment Service”). If you wish to purchase a product or make a payment using a Payment Service, you will be directed to a Payment Service web page. Any information that you provide to a Payment Service will be subject to the applicable Payment Service’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any Payment Service’s use of information collected through any Payment Service.

  • USE AND DISCLOSURE

We use the personal information and other information we collect from and about you for the following purposes:

To provide and manage the BTN Services. We use the information we collect from and about you to provide the BTN Services and features to you, including to measure and improve those BTN Services and features, to improve and personalize your experience with both online and off-line BTN Services by delivering relevant content, advertising and marketing messages, to allow you to comment on content, participate in online games, contests, or rewards programs, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries. In order to provide you with content and advertising that is more interesting and relevant to you, we may use the information from and about you to make inferences and predictions about your potential areas of interest. We may also use aggregate or anonymous data about your use of and activity on the BTN Services to assist us in this regard.

To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the BTN Services. BTN may make your information we collect from and about you available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, analytics and other measurement companies, agents or sponsors, who help us analyze and understand your use of the BTN Services, and manage and/or provide the BTN Services.

To Deliver Video Content. In the ordinary course of our business, we may share information that we collect from or about you with third parties in order to process your requests and fulfill your orders for video content offered through the BTN Services. For example, to process your request to view certain authenticated video content through the BTN Services, we may need to share information about you with your designated television content provider and/or our third party service providers in order to authenticate and/or authorize you to view authenticated and/or localized video content through the BTN Services.

To allow social sharing functionality. If you log-in with or connect your social media account to a BTN Service, we will share your social media user name, picture, and likes, as well as your activities and comments with other BTN Services’ users and with your friends associated with your social media account. We will also share the same information with your social media account provider. By logging-in with or connecting your BTN Services account and your social media account, you are authorizing us to share information with your social media account provider, other users and your friends, and you understand that the social media service’s use of the shared information will be governed by the social media site’s privacy policy. If you do not want your information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media account with your BTN Services account and do not participate in social sharing on the BTN Services.

To provide co-branded services and features. We may offer co-branded services or features, such as contests, sweepstakes or other promotions together with a third party (“Co-Branded Services”). These Co-Branded Services may be hosted on BTN Services or on the third party’s service. By virtue of these relationships, we may share the information you submit in connection with the Co-Branded Service with the third party. The third party’s use of your information will be governed by the third party’s privacy policy.

To deliver relevant advertisements. BTN and our service providers may use the information we collect from or about you, and information that our service providers collect from your use of other websites and services through cookies and other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant ads when you visit the BTN Services or Other Services. As noted above, these third party advertising networks and advertisers may use cookies and similar technologies to collect and track information such as demographic information, inferred interests, aggregated information, and activity to assist them in delivering advertising that is more relevant to your interests. To find out more about third party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info, and to opt out of such advertising networks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.

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 for your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from a BTN Service, you can change your BTN account setting, or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or send an email to BigTen.Privacy@fox.com. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the BTN Services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.

To share with our Affiliates. BTN may share your information with BTN Affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. A link to a website that lists BTN Affiliates can be found at the beginning of this policy. Users who visit BTN Affiliates’ services should still refer to their separate privacy policies, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.

To share with business partners. BTN may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications, consistent with your choices.

To protect the rights of BTN and others. There may be instances when BTN may use or disclose your information without providing notice or choice, including situations where BTN has a good faith belief that such use or disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of BTN, our BTN Affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our Terms of Use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the BTN Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities.

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 (including, without limitation, in connection with bankruptcy or a similar proceeding), BTN may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.

  • SECURITY

BTN uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.

  • USER ACCESS AND CONTROL

If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact us using the mechanisms provided below. In your request, please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update and/or suppress. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

You may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with BTN Affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by sending an email to BigTen.CaliforniaPrivacy@fox.com, with “Disclosure Opt-out” in the subject line and your full name, email address, postal address and specific BTN Service you have subscribed to in the body of the email. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.

  • DATA RETENTION

We will retain your information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by applicable law.

Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with Other Services. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements. 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.

  • SENSITIVE INFORMATION

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the BTN Services or otherwise.

  • CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please send an email to BigTen.Privacy@fox.com or call (310) 369-1350. Additionally, you can contact us by mail at:

Big Ten Network – Privacy
Business & Legal Affairs
Fox Cable Network Services, LLC
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, California 90213-0900