[Updated: 11/16/2010]

The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) is the developer and manager of the mnyouthsoccer.org website. The organization’s website is one of the primary electronic entry points for collecting and distributing information and services to the organization’s membership. It is the gateway for providing interaction between office staff, volunteers and others participating in MYSA programs through the use of information technology. The MYSA is dedicated to providing the information users need to make individual informed decisions regarding online privacy and the utilization of MYSA website capabilities. The following privacy statement outlines how various types of information may potentially be utilized by the MYSA. In addition, this document also outlines general responsibilities, disclaimers and expectations for those involved in maintaining site content.

The MYSA, as developer and manager of the site, intends to safeguard the integrity of its communications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to, the possible use of authentication, cookies, monitoring, auditing and encryption. Any security measures implemented by the MYSA should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof the security of information provided through MYSA websites or its communications infrastructure.

The MYSA website has links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other entities. These include, but are not limited to, affiliate members, other state or national organizations, government agencies, advertisers, sponsors and nonprofit or private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the MYSA website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. Neither the MYSA, nor any agency, officer, contractor or employee of MYSA warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

The MYSA has a very decentralized membership structure. The membership has the expectation that MYSA will provide information in the most cost effective, timely and accurate manner possible. To meet critical time sensitive deadlines the MYSA can authorize, through its membership, access to update specific content information displayed either on the website or as required to maintain the efficient operation of MYSA programs. Any individual granted access to the MYSA website agrees to provide only content, data or information as requested by the program requirements. Any individual granted access to the MYSA website agrees to, and shall not use access privileges to post or link false or inappropriate content to the website. Individuals posting information through MYSA resources shall not use access for attempting to breach, crack or otherwise circumvent security to obtain or alter the intended purposes of the site. Any misuse of this site may result in revocation of access or participation in MYSA programs. Misuse of this site may also result in civil, criminal or other legal action.

MYSA abides by laws governing trademark, copyright and proprietary information. Use of information (including web-based links) from the MYSA website requires compliance with all copyright, trademark and proprietary information laws. All material on the MYSA website pages is copyrighted by the MYSA unless otherwise indicated. It is for the personal use of players, coaches, officials, volunteers, members and the public. Copying or redistributing any information, pictures, images, technology or other proprietary information for commercial gain without permission of the MYSA is prohibited. You agree not to use any information, pictures, images, technology or other proprietary information from the MYSA website in an electronic, paper or other medium unless such use is consistent with the policies of or otherwise authorized by MYSA. You acknowledge and agree that your use of any information, pictures, images, technology or other proprietary information from the MYSA website will be done in such a manner as to protect the trademark, copyright or other proprietary interest that the holder of such trademark, copyright or proprietary information intended it to be used. Any unauthorized use of the information, picture, image, technology or other proprietary information shall constitute a breach of this Agreement.

When you visit the MYSA website, we use automated tools to collect information about each visit. We process this information in the aggregate to determine site performance issues, such as popular pages, downloaded forms and other site performance characteristics. This information does not identify you personally. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. The specific data we collect is:

  1. The Internet domain and assigned protocol address;
  2. The type of browser and operating system; and
  3. The date, time and length of the visit.

The MYSA makes no claims, promises or other guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, is given with respect to the contents of this site or its links to other Internet sites and sources. Any reference made on this site to any commercial products, processes or services, or the use of any trade name, firm or corporation is for the information and convenience to the public and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the MYSA. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE MYSA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO ALL ACTIONS BASED IN NEGLIGENCE, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS. In jurisdictions where these limitations may be invalid, the MYSA liability in such jurisdiction shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the MYSA and their employees, directors, officers, contractors and vendors from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorney’s fees that arise from your misuse of this site.

The terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota. You agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions of your use of this site shall be filed in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supercedes all prior communications and proposals between the parties (whether written, oral or electronic). If any part of these Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with the intentions of the parties, and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.