Golf MDs, Inc. (the “Company”) values your privacy. At
www.golfmds.com, the Company provides a multi-sided web platform aimed
at providing business management and scheduling and marketing services
to professional golf instructors and providing search, review and
training video services to golfers looking for golf instruction.
disclose information that we obtain about visitors to our website
www.golfmds.com (the “Site”), users of our mobile application (the
“Application”) and the services available through our Site
(collectively, the “Services”).
By visiting the Site, using or downloading the Application, or using
any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be
handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site or
Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and
our Terms of Service, available at www.golfmds.com/GMD/terms-of-use ,
including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of
What Information Do We Collect About You and Why?
We may collect information about you directly from you and from third
parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site or
Information We Collect Directly From You.
Certain areas and features of our Site and Services may require
registration. To register you must provide your name, e-mail
address and zipcode. We also may collect additional optional
information from you, including golf related survey information. This
data will be available to any golf pro whom the user books a lesson
with to help speed along the initial lesson. Other question we may ask
• What is your current handicap?
• Do you currently take golf lessons?
• Do you play right or left-handed?
• Do you have any physical conditions that may affect your golf swing?
• How often do you practice?
• Do you have a regular fitness program?
• How many rounds do you play per week?
• Have you ever been professionally fit for the following types of golf clubs -- driver, long game, irons?
• What is your most common and preferred ball flight with a driver or irons?
• How would you describe your driver launch, driver trajectory, and swing tempo?
• Where do you use a 3-wood most often?
• What is the strongest lofted iron in your current set?
• What distance do you hit your wedges?
• What is your most common miss?
However, you are not required to provide us with this
information. Additionally, if you make a purchase, we will also
request that you provide your credit or debit card information and your
billing and shipping address.
We may use this information in aggregated form or we may associate it
with your username and other personal information that we collect about
Information that We Collect About You from Social Networking Sites.
You also may log into our Site and Application through your social
networking accounts, including Facebook. If you do this, we
obtain information from these sites as follows:
If you log into our Site or Application using Facebook, you must enter
your Facebook email address and password. We will ask that you
grant us permission to, among other things: (i) access and collect your
Facebook basic information (this includes your name, profile picture,
gender, networks, user IDs, list of friends, date of birth, email
address, and any other information you have set to public on your
Facebook account); (ii) send you email; (iii) post to your Wall; (iv)
access posts in your newsfeed; and (v) access your Facebook data at any
time even if you are not using Facebook. By default, your public
profile includes information such as your ID, name, username, gender,
locale, age, and other public information. If you allow us to
have access to this information, then we will have access to this
information even if you have chosen not to make that information public.
Twitter. If you
log into our Site or Services using Twitter, you must enter your
Twitter email address or username and password. By logging in
through Twitter, you are granting us access to read Tweets from your
timeline and see whom you follow. By default, the public
profile includes information such as your ID, name, username, gender,
local, age range and other public infromation.
LinkedIn. If you
log into our Site or Services using your LinkedIn Account, you must
enter your LinkedIn email address and password. By logging in
through LinkedIn, you are granting us access to, by default, your
We may store the information that we receive from social networks or media, including Facebook.
Any third-party social networking site controls the information it
collects from you. For information about they may use and
disclose your information, including any information you make public,
please consult their respective privacy policies. We have no
control over how any third party site uses or discloses the personal
information it collects about you.
Information We Collect Automatically.
We may automatically collect the following information about your use
of our Site or Services through cookies, web beacons, and other
technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system;
web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; the length of
time you visit our Site and or use our Services; and the referring URL,
or the webpage that led you to our Site, and the following: access
time, browser type, device ID, IP address, page views and referring
URL. We also may collect the following information about your use
of the Application: mobile device ID; location and language
information; device name and model; operating system type, name, and
version; your activities within the Application; and the length of time
that you are logged into our Application. Please see the section
“What About Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms?” below for more
Information We Collect From Business Accounts.
In connection with your use of our products or services, we will obtain
contact lists (including email addresses and other information for your
students) and content (including the content of your campaigns, clinic and
club information) that you provide to us in connection with such use. We
acknowledge your ownership rights in such contact lists and content. We
will never sell or rent your contact lists to anyone without your permission
and will never use your contact lists or content for any purpose other than
as described here.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information that we gather about you for the following purposes:
To provide our Services to you, to communicate with you about your use
of our Services, to respond to your inquiries, to fulfill your orders,
and for other customer service purposes.
To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to
you, to offer location customization, and personalized help and
instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using
the Site or our Services.
For marketing and promotional purposes. For example, we may use
your information, such as your email address, to send you news and
newsletters, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact
you about products or information we think may interest you. We also
may use the information that we learn about you to assist us in
advertising our Services on third party websites.
To better understand how users access and use our Site and Services,
both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our
Site and Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for
other research and analytical purposes
To administer our customer loyalty program
If you have granted us permission, to post to your Facebook Wall.
How We Share Your Information
We may share the information that we collect about you, including personally identifiable information, as follows:
Your username and profile picture will be visible to all other Company
users, regardless of whether they are your Facebook friends. In
addition, when you join Company, if you grant us permission to post on
your Wall, a notification will be visible on your Facebook page telling
your friends that you have started using Company. The Company
Application also will be visible on your Facebook page under
Your user name and any information that you post to our Site,
including, without limitation, reviews, comments, and text will be
available to, and searchable by, all users of the Site and Services.
Affiliates. We may
disclose the information we collect from you to our affiliates or
subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and disclosure of your
personally identifiable information will be subject to this
Service Providers. We may
disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors,
service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our
Business Transfers. If we
are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of
our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a
bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have
collected from you to the other company.
In Response to Legal Process.
We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to
comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal
process, such as in response to a court order or a
To Protect Us and Others.
We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we
believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action
regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving
potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms
of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Company is
Aggregate and De-Identified Information.
We may share aggregate or de-identified information about users with
third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.
your use of our Site or Services. We may combine this information
with other personal information we collect from you. Cookies are
alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive
through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies
allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services,
while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us
to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two
types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.
Session cookies exist only during an online session. They
disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off
your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to
uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the
Site. This allows us to process your online transactions and
requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you
move through our Site.
Third Party Cookies.
Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your
browser or turned off your computer. We reserve the right to use
persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about
also engage third parties to track and analyze Site data. We use
the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and
improve the quality of the Site and to analyze Site usage. Such
third parties may combine the information that we provide about you
with other information that they have collected. This Policy does
not cover such third parties’ use of the data.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you
can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The
Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to
prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the
browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable
cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be
able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not
Third Party Analytics.
use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to
evaluate usage of our Site and, to the extent permitted, our
Application. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our
Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services,
performance and user experiences. We do not share your personal
information with these third parties.
User Generated Content
We invite you to post content on our Site, including your comments,
pictures, and any other information that you would like to be available
on our Site. If you post content to our Site, all of the
information that you post will be available to [all visitors to our
Site/all registered users on our Site]. If you post your own
content on our Site or Services, your posting may become public and
Company cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner
that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.
Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites.
Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this
Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third
party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of
such third party websites.
Security of My Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including,
where appropriate, password protection, encryption, SSL, firewalls, and
internal restrictions on who may access data to protect the information
we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure,
alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our
best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.
You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your
password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after
using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else
knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password
private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or
compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via
unauthorized password activity.
Access To My Personal Information
You may modify personal information that you have submitted by logging
into your account and updating your profile information. Please note
that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted
may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site or
Application for a period of time.
What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?
We may send periodic promotional or informational emails to you. You
may opt-out of such communications by following the opt-out
instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may
take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests.
If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other
information we think may interest you, we may still send you e-mails
about your account or any Services you have requested or received from
Children Under 13
Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover
that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we
will delete such information from our systems.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or
would like to make a complaint, please contact us at
Changes to this Policy
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above.
We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check
back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our
Site, at www.golfmds.com/GMD/privacy. If we make any changes to
this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the
personal information we have previously collected from you, we will
endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by
highlighting the change on our Site, or providing you notice via email
or when you log-in or having you assent to the changes the next time