Privacy Policy


The Internet is an amazing tool. It has the power to change the way we live, and we’re starting to see that potential today. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It’s important to Friends of Hoop Seattle to help our customers retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.

We believe your business is no one else’s. Your privacy is important to you… and to us. So we’ll protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, Friends of Hoop Seattle follows different principles in accordance with worldwide practices for customer privacy and data protection.

  • We won’t sell or give away your name, mail address, phone number, email address, credit card number or any other information to anyone.
  • We’ll use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorized users.
  • Friends of Hoop Seattle is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to and governs data collection and usage at all Friends of Hoop Seattle sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products or services. Please read the Friends of Hoop Seattle Statement of Privacy. Friends of Hoop Seattle is a general audience website, intended for users 18 years of age and older. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy.

    Information We Gather Automatically

    When you visit this site, certain non-personally identifying information is recorded automatically by the standard operation of our Internet servers. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that your Internet service provider assigns to your computer whenever you surf the Internet) is gathered in order to facilitate our online operations and to assure an efficient online experience for you. We may also use or share this information for security purposes, to generate group statistics about our user community, or as required by law.

    We may use your IP address or other automatically recorded information, in cooperation with your Internet provider, to identify you if it is necessary to contact you or to bring legal action against you because you are violating the Terms and Conditions of use for this site or may be causing injury to or interference (intentionally or unintentionally) with our company’s rights or property, other users of this site or anyone else who could be harmed by your activities.

    Collection of Your Personal Information collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information collected by Friends of Hoop Seattle is used solely for the purpose of billing and shipping your online purchases. Friends of Hoop Seattle does not collect any information about your computer hardware and software. Friends of Hoop Seattle encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Friends of Hoop Seattle so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Website.

    Use of your Personal Information

    Friends of Hoop Seattle and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process product orders and deliver the products requested. It is possible that Friends of Hoop Seattle may also use personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Friends of Hoop Seattle and its affiliates. Friends of Hoop Seattle may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

    Friends of Hoop Seattle does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Friends of Hoop Seattle may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

    We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

    Friends of Hoop Seattle does not collect, use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.

    Friends of Hoop Seattle may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Friends of Hoop Seattle or; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Friends of Hoop Seattle, including its Websites; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Friends of Hoop Seattle or the public.

    Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Friends of Hoop Seattle or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

    Friends of Hoop Seattle abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

    Control of Your Personal Information

    Friends of Hoop Seattle offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may go notify us of your preferences by emailing info @ Please be sure to provide complete account information so we can identify you in our records.

    You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Friends of Hoop Seattle by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list.

    Security of Your Personal Information

    Friends of Hoop Seattle is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.

    Opt-Out Right

    We allow users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we voluntary request information about the visitor. On every email we send out there is a link to unsubscribe. We also allows users to remove their information from our database. If a user removes his or her information from database it will no longer be used by Friends of Hoop Seattle for secondary purposes, disclosed to third parties, or used by Friends of Hoop Seattle or third parties to send promotional correspondences to the visitor. Users can remove their information by writing to us via postal mail at the address on our support page, or by sending an email requesting removal to info @

    Visitors may opt out of having their personal information collected by, by contacting Friends of Hoop Seattle via postal mail to the address on our support page, or via e-mail to info @

    Collection of Personal Data from Children

    The information and services provided at, its affiliates, sponsors, and advertisers are not intended to be viewed by children under 13 years of age. All sweepstakes offered at are open to United States residents 18 years or older only. Friends of Hoop Seattle will not knowingly permit a child to participate in a game, offering of a prize, or another activity. If a child wins a sweepstakes, that child’s entry will be voided, and another winner will be drawn.

    Concerning visitors to its site that it knows are children under 13 years of age, Everything maintains the following policies:

    *Friends of Hoop Seattle will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age without prior parental consent, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, on-line information will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request and will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent.

    *Friends of Hoop Seattle will not knowingly distribute to third parties any personally identifiable offline contact information concerning children under 13 years of age without prior parental consent.

    *No information collected from children is knowingly used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside Friends of Hoop Seattle.

    Copyright Information

    Some images on are readily available in various places on the Internet and believed to be in public domain. Images posted are believed to be posted within our rights according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code.)

    Claims of Infringement

    If you believe that any content appearing on infringes on your copyright, please let us know. E-Mail info @ with following information to us and the infringing material will be removed as soon as possible.

    • your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
    • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    • the exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;
    • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;
    • your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and
    • a statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf
    • Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

      Changes to this Statement

      Friends of Hoop Seattle will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Friends of Hoop Seattle will use your personal information, Friends of Hoop Seattle will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Friends of Hoop Seattle encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Friends of Hoop Seattle is protecting your information.