U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) collects information from its members as part of the registration process. This information includes, but may not be limited to, member’s name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth and gender. USMS does not collect Social Security numbers. As part of the registration process, USMS assigns a unique member identification number.
USMS and its affiliates have access to this information through and upon completion of the registration process. USMS affiliates include Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSCs), registered clubs, sanctioned events and event registration vendors.
Members may pay for membership and register for events with credit cards; however, USMS does not retain credit card information once a transaction is completed. Third-party vendors contracted by USMS or its affiliates to perform member registration and event registration may have different policies. We encourage our members to review the privacy policies of our third-party vendors prior.
Use of Member Information
USMS and its affiliates communicate with its members through the mail and email. This requires access to member information to properly send information. Members may choose to opt out of receiving such information by contacting their LMSC registrar.
USMS and its affiliates sanction competitions. For the purpose of entering competitions, a member’s registration information, including but not limited to name, date of birth, age, gender and member identification number, are used for the purpose of verifying membership and for segregating the results of the competition. In order to facilitate this process, USMS may provide membership information to meet organizers and other meet officials.
USMS and its affiliates assemble and publish lists of event results, including the results of single competitions as well as cumulative lists such as the annual Top 10 lists. These lists segregate the results based upon gender and age group and include the age of each competitor at the time of the competition. The competition results may also be posted on the USMS website, as well as the websites affiliated with USMS. The competition results may include a member’s name, age, gender and member identification number.
Verification of Membership
In order to conduct its business, USMS and its affiliates are required to verify membership. Individual member name, member identification number and last year of registration may be posted on the USMS and affiliated websites.
Requirements for Membership
In order to conduct its normal business, USMS requires members to supply their correct date of birth and gender. USMS reserves the right to request verification of personal information and may withhold membership if this information is not supplied.
Sharing Membership Lists with Sponsors
USMS may provide its membership lists, including member name and address, to sponsors for the purpose of sharing information about the sponsor’s products or to offer USMS members special opportunities. USMS does not provide member phone numbers or member email addresses to sponsors. USMS shares the lists under strict conditions that include prohibiting the sponsor from further sharing the membership list with other entities. Members may choose to opt out of receiving sponsor information by contacting their LMSC registrar.
Other third party affiliates (such as Optimizely) that use tracking pixels and cookies to help analyze our site data and provide better service to you have different policies with respect to “do not track” signals and we make no representations with respect to such policies. Please note, if a member has any “do not track” signals on its web browser or other mechanism, it will have no effect on the collection of personally identifiable information by us for member registration.
Last updated February, 2015