<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Virginia Baseball Academy - Privacy Policy  


Virginia Baseball Academy (VBA) respects your privacy, and we want you to understand the ways in which we do and donít use the information that you transmit when you visit our Website. This statement discloses the privacy practices for the VirginiaBaseballAcademy.com Website. Our Website is primarily intended for users in the state of Virginia, but in addition, may have users throughout the United States.


Kids: VBA encourages you to get permission from your parents before sending any personal information about yourself (such as your name or your e-mail address) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else.

Parents: This section of the privacy policy explains our information collection and use practices on line for children under the age of 13, including what we do with information that we collect and with whom we share that information. We ask that you take the time to review our policies so that you can know exactly how we collect and use information from kids, and so that you will know how you can review or request that we delete your childís information.

Contact Information for Operators of Website

Virginia Baseball Academy operates this Website and collects or maintains any personal information in connection with this Website. If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy or the use of childrenís information, please contact:

Virginia Baseball Academy
Attn: Wayne Gomes
5 Armistead Pointe Pkwy
Hampton, VA 23666

(757) 270-6757
Email Wayne Gomes

What Information We Collect From Children Under 13

As set forth on our home page, VBA provides baseball instruction at its indoor baseball and softball training facility, organizes and administers baseball leagues and events, organizes and provides coaching for teams in leagues and tournaments, offers instructional baseball camps for children, organizes and provides coaching for Virginia Baseball Academysí select baseball teams that play in various tournaments throughout the country, and also provides strength and conditioning and arm speed programs.

The types of personal information we may collect at this Website from children under age 13 include: first and last name; home address; e-mail address; phone number; fax number; age/birth date; emergency contact and emergency phone number; and shirt sizes.

We do not condition (and are prohibited by law from conditioning) a childís participation on the childís disclosing more personal information than what is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity at VBA. Required personal information is clearly marked as such (often with an asterisk).

How We Collect Information

We typically collect personal information at this Website by asking for the information directly from our visitors in connection with the various activities described above: reserving lessons with instructors; tunnel rentals; participating in leagues, tournaments or camps; registering for the Virgina Baseball Academysí select teams; or filling out registration forms for the Virginia Baseball Academysí strength and conditioning or arm speed programs. We do not share this information collected from children under the age of 13 with any third parties except those parties that help us administer our Website and/or may participate or partner with us in organizing and/or administering a league, tournament or camp.

Like many Websites, we also use "cookies" which are small text files that are stored on the Website visitorís computer and gather and keep track of information related to the Website visitor. This technology can store the visitorís preferences and other information that can help us personalize information provided to the particular visitor. Cookies also help us review Website traffic patterns and improve our Website. Cookies technology is indirect or passive (meaning that you may not always realize that information is being collected). Although many Website browsers are set to accept cookies, you can set your Website browsers to reject cookies, but this may prevent you from using some of the convenience features of this Website.

Finally, Virginia Baseball Academy keeps records of certain non-personally identifiable information such as the number of hits a web page receives, IP address, and other aggregate data. We do not link this aggregate data with any personal information. Third parties that help us administer our Website may have access to this non-personally identifiable, aggregate data, as may our third party ad servers. However, these third parties are bound to keep this information confidential.

How Information Collected on Our Site is Used and Shared

We use personal information collected through VirginiaBaseballAcademy.com in a number of ways that are specified at the time that the information is requested. These ways include: responding to an e-mail question, fulfilling a request activity, providing visitors who request the information news and periodic updates for activities or products provided by Virginia Baseball Academy. We may sometimes analyze data that we collect in the aggregate to share with business associates, advisors or third parties regarding their Website visitors, which information can be important for a number of purposes, including research, marketing, advertising, developing Website content for our visitors and so on.

Virginia Baseball Academy does not rent or sell the personal information of children under age 13 as collected via VirginiaBaseballAcademy.com. In order to provide a product or service requested by a Website visitor, we do share personally identifiable information with delivery services such as UPS or the U.S. postal service, and any third party business partners we have in connection with any leagues or events which Virginia Baseball Academy participates in.

Parents Rights

In most circumstances, we do not collect personal information directly from children under age 13. Instead, we will request that our Website visitors under age 13 ask their parent to send the personal information being requested in connection with the particular activity. In such instances, we will typically ask that the child request the parent to send us an e-mail containing the requested information for the particular activity.

Before this Website collects personal information from a child under age 13, we will:

  1. Provide the childís parent with notice regarding what personal information will be collected, used, or disclosed and what the parentís options are; and
  2. Obtain parental consent, except in the following circumstances:
    • To respond to the childís one time request (e.g., sending us a question via e-mail). In such instances, we will collect the childís e-mail address and then delete such contact information from our records after responding.
    • To protect the security or integrity of the Website, take precautions against liability, or otherwise respond to judicial process or law enforcement inquiries (so long as the personal information is reasonably needed to do so).
    • To help us provide notice to the parent or obtain parental consent in the first place. We will delete the name and online contact information of the parent and/or child from our records if parental consent is not obtained within a reasonable time following collection of the information.

A parent may review his or her childís personal information and have it deleted or changed by contacting VirginiaBaseballAcademy.com

A parent is always free, whether initially or later on, to grant consent to the collection and use of his or her childís personal information while at the same time prohibiting disclosure of such information (whether sharing, selling, renting or otherwise providing to third parties, or making publicly available in identifiable form by any means). A parent should contact VirginiaBaseballAcademy.com.

Encryption and Security

All information gathered on this Website is encrypted or protected for storage within a controlled database. Virginia Baseball Academy seeks to safeguard the information you provide. As effective as encryption technology is, however, no security system is completely impenetrable, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply wonít be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.