January 30, 2009
TO: MEET DIRECTORS, NATIONAL CHAIRS, REGIONAL CHAIRS, STATE CHAIRS AND TECHNOLOGY SCORE SUPPLIERS
FROM: Kathy Feldmann, Vice President Member Services
Kathy Kelly, Vice President Program
DATE: January 11, 2009
RE: Allowed information for posting meet results on-line.
No Athlete birth dates, addresses, club address or personal contact information is allowed.
As of this notice, it is no longer permissible to list any athletes date of birth, age or personal contact information on public access pages for online meet results. We also request the meet director lists only the clubs name and state and does not publish the address of the club.
Meet Directors must state on their entry form that the results of the competition will be posted online on their club site or state/regional site. Club owners/directors /coach must state to the parents that meet results will be posted on line at club/state/regional/national websites.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506) allows parents to control what information is collected about their child (younger than 13 years old) online. Operators of websites that either target children or knowingly collect personal information from children are required to post privacy policies, obtain parental consent before collecting information from children, allow parents to determine how such information is used, and provide the option to parents to opt-out of future collection from their child.
Although the meet director is not getting the information directly from the child, it is in the best interest of our members to respect their privacy in the areas of specific information such as birthdates, addresses, social security number and phone numbers.
February 27, 2007
More information will be posted soon, including a Meet Directors Handbook.
Note from Dianne Grayson (SJD) to all Meet Directors:
Please submit the following information to Dianne Grayson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than two weeks prior to your event:
Meet site, including address
Event dates (this is very important if you are planning a Friday session!)
Number of sessions per day, including march-in times for each session
Competition Format (i.e. capital cup, traditional, modified capital cup)
Equipment plan (i.e. one set or two sets)
Rotation format (bump rotation or standard rotation)