Privacy Policy.

We value our GoalNation readers and understand that you value your privacy.  We take great pride in ensuring your visit on our soccer news site. When you share information with us, we want you to know that we are committed to protecting your privacy. GoalNation is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others — in any way different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Sometimes, GoalNation will request additional information from customers through surveys, sweepstakes or other contests. Information requested may include contact and demographic information. In addition, we may automatically gather general statistical information about our website and visitors, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed number of visitors, etc., but in doing so we do not reference you by individual name, e-mail address, home address, or telephone number. We use this data in the aggregate to determine how much our customers use parts of our site so we can improve the customer experience on our site.

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At the time you subscribe to our newsletter “eBlast” or agree to participate in a contest/promotion, we collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Address – occasionally
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number

We use your information to send you information and if you ever want to unsubscribe, you can at any point by emailing us (click here) or through the unsubscribe link in the footer of the newsletter. Sometimes, GoalNation will request additional information from customers through surveys, sweepstakes or other contests. Participation in a contest, survey or sweepstake is always voluntary.

We also use Google Analytics to discover what our readers like to read, how they read us (for example, on mobile or desktop) and where our readers are on this soccer loving planet. Did you know that 75% of our readers read GoalNation on their mobile devices? When we learned this, we set about to make sure our layout was as mobile friendly as possible! As you can see from this example, we use the data from Google Analytics in the aggregate and for the betterment of our site.  We may discuss trends like going from reading GoalNation on a desktop to a mobile platform with third parties, and we may provide this type of statistical information, but the data never has personal information.

GoalNation also may use cookies to store and track information about your visit on our website. According to Wikipedia, “An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while the user is browsing.”

The information we get when you visit our site helps us serve you better.  We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to track ads. Cookies can also be used to serve ads based. As always, readers can opt out of allowing Google to use cookies to serve ads. For more information, please visit: Google advertising opt-out page. For even more information on interest advertising, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt out

Protecting our youth soccer players and all children under 13: GoalNation does not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under 13 without the proper consent from their parents. However, in the case a child has provided us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us immediately to remove their information. For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the FTC website: http://www.ftc.gov.

By using our website, you agree to the collection and use of this information in the manner described above.  Thank you for being a GoalNation Reader.

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