Sparta Software Corporation and its affiliates (hereinafter "Sparta," "we", "us," "our," “Sparta Science”) provide online and mobile services through various websites and applications, including but not limited to "spartascience.com", and "spartatrac.com", (hereinafter collectively "the Sparta Sites”), widgets, computer programs and mobile applications hosted by or on behalf of Sparta (collectively, the "Sparta Services") intended to enhance your use of the performance and monitoring products offered by Sparta (hereinafter collectively the "Sparta Technology").
This Policy is subject to the provisions our Terms of Service, which are incorporated by reference.
What Personal Information We Collect:
The Sparta Technology works in conjunction with a user account (hereinafter "Sparta User Account") created on any of the Sparta Sites.
When you sign up for a Sparta User Account, you are required to provide an email address, username (which will be used as your login ID) and to create an account password (collectively the "Registration Information").
In order to benefit fully from the Sparta Technology, you can also add additional personal details to your Sparta User Account, including but not limited to height, weight, gender, and age. Information sent wirelessly from your mobile device to us is stored in your Sparta User Account. Information that you add manually to the Sparta Services is stored in your Sparta User Account.
Information Collected and How it is Used:
The Sparta Services and the Sparta Technology may collect Customer Data and Personal Information, and other types of information, including but not limited to Users' names, address, location, IP address, and other personally identifiable information including Users' birth date, height, weight, and other physical traits. This data is not solicited by Sparta and is entered at will by the User. This information is stored securely, anonymized, and used in an aggregated fashion when referring to data, if it is used at all. Certain parts of the Sparta Sites and mobile app(s) is/are only accessible if you obtain a password. We may collect personal information when you register for a password or make a payment. We do not share personal User information with advertisers or marketers.
Customers of Sparta have statistical and measurement data recorded during each training session, including, but not limited to, information pertaining to the User's age, height, weight, strength, and other physical traits. Sparta uses information collected to provide you with the services you request, to analyze user performance, and improve training suggestions. Sparta provides objective, data-based training, which requires the collection, aggregation, manipulation, and analysis of personal data from each User. We utilize proprietary software to analyze data of each individual User and an aggregate of all Users to meet our goals as a company: to help our Users meet their goals as individuals. Using proprietary software, we can monitor and track Users' progress through a mobile friendly system capable of logging personally identifiable information including Users’. Without the ability to analyze the aggregate of our Users' data, Sparta would not be able to measure our User's training, nutrition, and recovery abilities nor would we be able to provide the individualized instruction, guidance, and training demanded by our Users to create a healthier and stronger individual.
We collect information from our Users both directly and indirectly. Some information is collected with the User's full awareness, knowledge, and express authority. For example, Users may electronically submit data or information remotely to the Sparta Services. Other information may be collected without the User's direct knowledge including but not limited to anonymized scan data, weight, etc. .
Sparta uses your personal information to:
Disclosure to Third Parties:
At times Sparta may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Sparta to provide services to you. All personal information is anonymized and delivered in an aggregate fashion.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users or if we are required to do so by any applicable law, rule, regulation, subpoena or other legal process. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
Use of Aggregated Anonymous User Data:
Sparta may disclose non-personally identifiable aggregated user-data, such as aggregated gender, age, height, weight, and usage data (without the inclusion of a User's name or other identifying information) to Users of the Sparta Service for purposes of comparison of their personal health, performance and wellness situation relative to the broader community.
Cookies and Other Technology:
The Sparta Technology may use "cookies" and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer's hard drive. These technologies tell us which parts of our website you have visited or help us better determine which Sparta Services you may like to see or to alert you to software compatibility issues. They are also used to analyze and improve the design and functionality of our Service.
If you choose to delete cookies from your device or block them from being stored on your device, please note that the full functionality of the Sparta Services may not be available to you.
"Web beacons" are images embedded in a Web page or email for the purpose of measuring and analyzing website usage and activity. Sparta, or third party service providers acting on our behalf, may use Web beacons to help us analyze Sparta Site usage and improve the Sparta Service.
Information You Elect to Share With Others:
If you use a message board, blog, journal or any other method of posting user-generated content on the Sparta Sites or through the Sparta Services, you should be aware that such information can be read, collected or used by others and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these areas. Through the Sparta Services, Sparta enables you to share information with others. Many users find this to be an important motivator in achieving their goals. Sparta is dedicated to providing you with full control of your personal data. Sparta generally allows you to set notifications, categories or pieces of data to be private, viewable by friends only, or viewable by the public. We encourage you to consider these privacy settings before sharing information on the Sparta Sites or through the Sparta Services, and to periodically review your privacy settings and adjust them in accordance with your preferences. Anonymous users have no access to the site.
Sparta's default settings for new users are as follows: Default Public - Basic information (e.g., profile photo, nickname, steps and distance, etc.) will be available to everyone, Default Friends - Information your friends likely already know about you (e.g., real name, "About Me," age, gender, height, location, etc.) will be available to your friends, Default Private - Information likely to be sensitive (e.g., activity data, food, weight, body data, measurements, journal, mood, allergies, sleep statistics, non-profile photos, etc.) will not be available to third parties
Generally, Sparta limits search engine access to the Sparta Sites, and instructs search engines not to index user profile pages. However, search engines may access profile information set to the "public" in your privacy setting.
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifying information, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
Your Right to Delete Your Data:
if you would like to cancel your Sparta User Account you may do so by emailing email@example.com. When you request cancellation of your account, your personally identifiable information will be deleted, including but not limited your email address, name, photo(s), friends list and links to social and partner sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Health. Archival copies of your account information that exist within our back-up system will be deleted in accordance with our normal back-up expiration schedule. Following cancellation or termination of your account, Sparta may continue to utilize personally de-identified and anonymized historical data associated with your use of the Sparta Services and the Sparta Technology.
Email Communications From Us:
We may provide our registered customers with weekly summaries of their Sparta User Account data and email alerts. We also allow users to subscribe to email newsletters and from time to time may transmit emails from us. Sparta subscribers have the ability to opt-out of receiving our summaries and other emails and to terminate their newsletter subscriptions by following the instructions provided in such emails. Opting out in this manner will not end transmission of service-related emails, such as email alerts.
We use a combination of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your data and to protect Sparta User Accounts and systems from unauthorized access.
When you register for the Sparta Services, Sparta requires a password from you for your privacy and security. This password is stored in an encrypted fashion on our systems.
It is important to understand that these precautions apply only to the Sparta Sites and systems. We exercise no control over how your information is stored, maintained or displayed by third parties or on third-party sites.
Privacy Complaints by European Union Citizens:
Sparta Services are hosted and operated entirely in the United States and are subject to United States law. Any personal information that you provide to Sparta is being provided to Sparta solely in the United States and will be hosted on United States servers. You consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States. If you are accessing the Sparta Services from outside the United States, please be advised that United States law may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction.
Enforcement and Dispute Resolution:
You acknowledge that Sparta is located in the United States of America ("U.S.") and will process and store your information in the U.S., and that as a result, U.S. governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through the laws of the U.S.
If you have any questions, complaints or disputes regarding the manner in which Sparta handles or protects your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sparta will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes in a reasonable time and in a manner that complies with the principles described in this Policy. If you do not want us to share your personally identifiable information with other companies or organizations, you may opt-out of this information sharing by contacting us at email@example.com.
Your Responsibility for Maintaining the Confidentiality of your Login ID and Password:
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your login ID and password, if you believe that your login ID or password have been compromised you should immediately change your password and contact support. We are not responsible if someone else accesses your account through registration information they have obtained from you or through a violation by you of this Policy or the Sparta Terms of Service. If you have a security related concern, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates to this Policy:
We may update this Policy periodically and you will be notified of the change prior to posting. The date last revised appears at the top of the Policy.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns:
If you have questions, comments, concerns or feedback regarding this Policy or any other privacy or security concern, send an e-mail to email@example.com.