We Protect Your Privacy
The Charlotte Bobcats and the Time Warner Cable Arena recognize the importance of
privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. We are committed to protecting
manage and use your personal information and safeguard your privacy.
* In this policy, "we", "our" and "us" refer collectively to Bobcats Basketball,
LLC and Charlotte Arena Operations, LLC.
What is personal information?
Personal information is any information that identifies you and includes
your name, address and telephone number.
Why we collect your personal information
We collect personal information only by lawful and fair means and not indiscriminately.
The purposes will be limited to those related to our business and to those a reasonable
person would consider appropriate. Those purposes may be disclosed in writing; in
other cases, the purposes will be implied.
Consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information may be obtained
orally or in writing, and may be given expressly or implied. In determining how
we obtain your consent, we take into account the sensitivity of the personal information
to be collected, used or disclosed. Where the information is not sensitive, your
consent may be implied at the time of collection unless you inform us otherwise.
For example, when you fill out an entry form for a contest, you imply consent to
our use of your personal information to administer the contest. Similarly when you
purchase tickets, you provide implied consent to our processing your purchase and
including you in any marketing activity we undertake or which Event Providers (defined
herein) undertake, unless you specifically advise otherwise. If you advise us that
you no longer wish to receive information about these matters, we will not send
you any further material.
You can withdraw your consent for our use of your personal information at any time
(see the section entitled "Inquiries/Complaints" below), subject to legal restrictions
and upon reasonable notice to us. However, not allowing us to use this information
about you may mean that we may not be able to provide you with certain products
and services. We will seek your consent at the time your personal information is
collected. Where we want to use your personal information for a purpose not previously
identified, we will seek your consent prior to such new use of your personal information.
How we collect your personal information
We collect your personal information in a number of different ways. For example,
we collect information from you when you register for one of our contests or promotions,
sign up for our e-newsletters, or complete market research studies conducted by
us from time to time. We also collect your information when you subscribe to become
one of our season seatholders or premium seat holders, or purchase tickets or products
from us. We may also collect your personal information when you request information
from us to process a complaint that you have registered with us. We also collect
your information through our web site: see the section entitled "Web site" below.
Event Providers (defined herein) may collect your personal information in similar
With the exception of certain Event Providers (as noted below), we do not disclose
your personal information to third parties to enable them to market their products
and services without first obtaining express consent from you.
We sell tickets on behalf of others. Promoters, artists' representatives and
fan clubs, teams, leagues and others ("Event Providers") are involved in, produce,
and bring you events. When you use our services to order tickets to certain
events, instead of providing your information directly to Event Providers, you provide
your contact information to us. Based on arrangements with such Event Providers,
we may have an obligation to pass such information on to such Event Providers on
your behalf. As Event Providers are not part of our company, Event Providers
to communicate with you by e-mail or by other means, and may share your contact
information with others. You may purchase tickets to the Event Provider's
event anonymously (i.e., without having that Event Provider receive your contact
information) by purchasing tickets directly through the Event Provider's box office
using cash instead of purchasing through this website.
We may also transfer certain personal information to third parties for the purpose
of administering, processing, or fulfilling an order or service you have requested
on our behalf, such as mailing houses, contest administration, etc. We will insist
that any such third parties maintain the confidentiality of the personal information
we provide them and implement appropriate safeguards to prevent its unauthorized
We reserve the right to co-operate with local, provincial, national and international
authorities in investigations of improper or unlawful activities and this may require
the disclosure of personal information. We may also report to other organizations
about improper or unlawful user activities on our web site and this reporting may
include disclosure of personal information relating to those individuals conducting
such improper or unlawful activities.
Safeguarding your personal information
We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept
from loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. We limit access to
your personal information to those employees who may need it for use in accordance
Access to your personal information
You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you. We will respond
to your request within 30 days. There is no cost for reasonable requests unless
you require copies of records. We may not be able to provide you with access to
your personal information where denial of access is required or permitted by law,
the information cannot be separated from the records of others, cannot be disclosed
for reasons of security or confidentiality, or is protected by legal privilege.
If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information,
we shall explain the reasons for the denial/refusal.
Updating your information
If any of your information changes, please inform us so that we may make the necessary
changes to keep your information current.
How long do you keep my personal information?
We keep your personal information as long as is reasonably necessary or as may be
required by law, whichever is longer.
From time to time, we may place a "cookie" on your computer. A cookie is a file
written to your computer's hard drive that records certain technical information
about your Internet usage, such as your IP address, browser type, or domain name.
Also, if you submit personal information to our web site (such as your name, interests
to customize delivery of our web site content and advertisements. You may set your
Internet browser preferences to notify you when you receive a cookie or decline
acceptance of cookies. If you decline acceptance of cookies, however, you may experience
less than optimal performance of our web site. Web servers serving our web site
may automatically collect information about which pages you visit, as well as your
IP address or domain name. We may use this information for our internal web site
business purposes, for example, to tailor our web site content or to assess the
amount of traffic to our web site. We may also provide this information on an aggregated,
anonymous basis to our marketing partners and/or advertisers.
We may request personal information from visitors to our web site such as name,
home address, e-mail address, age, income, interests and gender for purposes such
as newsletter, chat room, contest and auction registration, and for participation
in other interactive online activities. We also may use this information to better
understand your needs and preferences and to recommend particular products and services
that may meet your needs. By providing us with any personal information through
any of our web sites, we shall imply that you have granted your consent to our collection,
use and disclosure of that information for these purposes.
You should note that e-mail is not an entirely secure medium and you should be aware
of this when contacting us with personal information. Our web site contains links
for the privacy policies or content of such sites.
Children and Our Web Site
We take our responsibilities to our younger visitors seriously. In addition to the
steps outlined in this policy to safeguard the privacy and integrity of personal
information, we adhere to the following principles and practices regarding personal
information requested from children under 13 years old.
- In general, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under
13 via the web site.
- In the future we may offer children the opportunity to enter promotions or contests
via our web sites. In this case, the child will be asked only to provide his or
her first name and email address, as well as his or her parent's email address.
We will use the information only to notify the contest winners, and will require
that the winner's parent provide us with whatever information is needed to provide
- We may also post information on the web site about other promotions or contests
that are open to children but that require other personal information (such as home
address) to enter. For these contests, children will be required to print a paper
entry form from the web site and have their parents sign and mail or fax the form
We may change this policy from time to time. Please review our web site for updates.
Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms will
mean you accept those changes.
If you have any questions about this policy, if you would like to register a complaint,
or wish to access your personal information, please contact our privacy representative
at the following address:
Bobcats Basketball, LLC
c/o Legal Department
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202