NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION Privacy Statement
Your privacy and security are important to us. Because we gather certain types of information about NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION. NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION cannot accept information from individuals who are under 14 years of age without first obtaining express parental consent.
1. Capture and Use of Information.
Registration If you participate in NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION activities (event registration, message boards, etc.) on Youth Travel Sports, you may be asked to register for a free ID and password and/or to provide information on event-registration forms. Unique identifiers, such as IDs and passwords, are collected to verify your identity and for use as account numbers in our record system. Your contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary for customer service reasons. Financial information that is collected is used only to bill you for products and services that you specifically request.
IP Address We may use your IP address to identify you, to administer our Web site and to assist in diagnosing problems with our server.
3. General Privacy Information. Youth Travel Sports makes various public forums (such as message boards, chat rooms or news groups) available to its users. When you disclose personal information in such public forums, that information can be collected and used by others in various ways, including by sending unsolicited messages. You are solely responsible for any postings you make on public forums on NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION, and for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online. Further, the Youth Travel Sports web site contains links to partners, advertisers and third party Internet sites and services that may collect data in connection with registrations, promotions, e-commerce, etc. YTS is also linked to by, and in some cases framed by, certain partner web sites. Each of the web sites (linked from NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION, or linking to NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION) each have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION and NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
4. Security. NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION uses a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Credit card numbers are encrypted in Youth Travel Sports' secure database which is located behind a firewall. Personal information collected on Youth Travel Sports is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public. All credit card and registration information supplied by users is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Youth Travel Sports technology department conducts frequent site-security audits.
5. Protecting Yourself. You can help to protect your information by safeguarding your Youth Travel Sports password, using caution and discretion when posting information on public areas of the NATIONAL TRAVEL SPORTS ASSOCIATION Web site.
Refund Policy\Terms and Conditions
All payments are non-refundable and final. When a team chooses to change its name or coach a new membership and payment will need to be submitted. Points and prizes cannot be transferred.
National Travel Sports Association, is involved in many sports which is
practiced by men and women of all ages in the United States. Although NTSA has few employees, it does have numerous members and volunteers throughout the United States. It is the position of National Travel Sports Association that due to the physical contact involved in the practice of many sports that its volunteers, participants and members should not be exposed to unnecessary risk to their health and safety. National Travel Sports Association encourages its local organizers to adopt policies consistent with each state’s applicable laws relative to the detection of child abusers, child molesters, persons involved in criminal offenses of a sexual nature, or criminal offenses that are adverse to the administration of the sport.
If any member, volunteer, or participant is charged with a criminal offense of a sexual
nature, child abuse, child molestation or other disqualifying offense, membership privileges and
participation may be suspended pending the resolution of said charges and the completion of a
Membership and participation in National Travel Sports Association programs or activities may be terminated, refused, or denied to an individual who has been convicted of a criminal offense, of a sexual nature, child abuse, child molestation or other disqualifying convictions.
In matters under the jurisdiction of National Travel Sports Association, the Standards Committee of National Travel Sports Association. may make such confidential investigations as would be necessary to implement these policies and procedures.
B. SEX ABUSE POLICY It is the policy of National Travel Sports Association that there should be no sexual abuse of any minor participant involved in any of its sanctioned programs, its training camps, clinics, coaches clinics, referees clinics, regional and national tournaments or other National Travel Sports Association sanctioned events, by an employee, volunteer or independent contractor. A minor is an individual who has not reached the age of consent or has not been emancipated. Sexual abuse of a minor participant occurs when an employee, volunteer, or independent contractor touches a minor participant for the purposes of causing sexual arousal or gratification of either the minor participant or the employee volunteer or independent contractor. Sexual abuse of a minor participant also occurs when a minor player touches an employee, volunteer or independent contractor for the sexual arousal or sexual gratification of either the minor participant or the employee, volunteer or independent contractor if the touching occurs at the request or with the consent of the employee, volunteer or independent contractor. Neither consent of the athlete to the sexual contact, mistakes as to the participant’s age, nor the fact that the sexual contact did not take place at a sports function are defenses to a complaint of sexual abuse. Upon proof of violation of this policy, the violator will be permanently banned and/or suspended from National Travel Sports Association sanctioned programs and/or the programs of its group members.
C. PHYSICAL ABUSE POLICY It is the policy of National Travel Sports Association that there should be no physical abuse of any participant involved in any of its sanctioned programs, its training camps,clinics, coaches clinics, referees clinics, regional and national tournaments or other National Travel Sports Association sanctioned events by any employee, volunteer, or independent contractor. Physical abuse means physical contact with a participant that intentionally causes the participant to sustain bodily harm or personal injury other than physical contact that would be normal when participating in the youth sports of and in accordance with the rules with the sport of the appropriate sport. Physical abuse also includes physical contact with a participant that intentionally creates a threat of immediate bodily harm or personal injury that is inconsistent with the normal activities experienced in practicing the sports that is inconsistent with the rules of the sports. Physical abuse does not include physical contact that is reasonably designed to coach, teach or demonstrate skills.
D. SCREENING POLICY It is the policy of National Travel Sports Association that it will not authorize or sanction, in its programs that it directly controls or sanctions, any volunteer or employee who has routine access to children (anyone under the age of majority) who refuses to consent to be screened by National Travel Sports Association, Inc. before he/she is allowed to have routine access to children in National Travel Sports Association sanctioned programs. Further it is the policy of National Travel Sports Association that it would require its affiliates and group members to adopt this policy as a condition of its affiliation with National Travel Sports Association. A person may be disqualified and prohibited from serving as an employee, volunteer, coach, teacher or a referee of National Travel Sports Association if the person has: 1) been convicted (including crimes the record of which has been expunged and pleas of no contest) of a crime of child abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, physical abuse, causing a child’s death, neglect of the child, murder, manslaughter, felony assault, any assault against a minor, kidnapping, arson, criminal/sexual conduct, prostitution, crimes relating to controlled dangerous substance or crimes related to said offenses. 2) being adjudged, liable for civil penalties or damages involving sexual or physical abuse of children. 3) Being subject to any current or permanent Court Order involving any sexual abuse or physical abuse of a minor; 4) Had their parental rights terminated; 5) A history with another organization (volunteer, employment, etc.) of complaints of sexual or physicalabuse of a minor; 6) Resigned, been terminated or been asked to resign from a position whether paid or unpaid due to complaints of sexual or physical abuse of minors: or having had a history of other behavior that indicates that they may be a danger to children in National Travel Sports Association or National Travel Sports Association activities or related events.
E. CONSUMPTION/USE/ABUSE OF MOOD ALTERING SUBSTANCES It is the judgment of the Board of Directors of National Travel Sports Association that consumption/use/abuse of mood altering substance/or controlled dangerous substances is detrimental to the health, state of mind, body and spirit of an athletic participant. This is especially true for those participants aspiring to develop their talents in the furtherance of their playing or coaching or officiating careers. Therefore, with the best interest of its participants in mind, National Travel Sports Association prohibits the use by any participant of mood altering substances/controlled dangerous substances during active participation in its programs. Upon discovery of any violation, they will take action to remove the participant from participation in its programs for a reasonable period of time. Further, National Travel Sports Association hereby recommends to each and all of its teams, associations, programs and Group members to adopt reasonable regulation concerning the prohibition of consumption/, use/, abuse of mood altering substances/, controlled and dangerous substances and a reasonable enforcement procedure thereafter in order to maintain the health of our athletic participants, the integrity of our programs and the eligibility of all of our competitors for national, international, collegiate and regional competition. For the purposes of this policy the word mood altering substances/controlled dangerous substances shall include the following:
1. Intoxicating beverages including but not limited to alcohol;
2. Non-prescription or prescribed controlled substances;
3. Prescription or prescribed controlled substances when used to excess in violation of doctors orders or to produce the state of impairment or intoxication in the participant;
4. Further, a participant shall include, players, coaches, referees and all persons involved in the conduct of a practices or tournament.
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