Privacy Policy

The Football Players Health Study respects the privacy of visitors to our website and is committed to protecting your privacy.

Collection of Personal Information
The Football Players Health Study collects personally identifiable information from you when you sign up or contact us. The types of information include your name, email address, home or work address, telephone number, as well as personal preferences regarding how we should contact you in the future. All personal information is kept securely, and used only for purposes related to the Football Players Health Study.

Through site analytics tools, we also collect a limited amount of information on usage of the website for statistical purposes. For more information on these tools, see below.

Please note that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personal sensitive data through public message boards or social media sites, this information may be collected and used by others. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of other sites you choose to link so you can understand how those site collect, use, and share your information.

Use of Personal Information
The Football Players Health Study collects and uses your personal information to operate the Football Players Health Study and to respond to your requests. The Study also uses the information you share to send you information and for other study-related purposes.

The Study tracks site page statistics to determine which content is most popular and to help us make the site more useful to visitors.

The Football Players Health Study and Harvard University, of which the Study is a part, do not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about your visit unless required to do so by law.

Links to Other Websites
The Football Players Health Study website has links to other websites. Other than our secure data capture tool—REDCap (redcap.fphs.harvard.edu)—we are not responsible for the security of any off-site pages referenced from this site. As such, the Study cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information you provide to these other websites. Furthermore, reference to other institutions does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Study, Study leaders, or staff. The Football Players Health Study encourages you to review the privacy statements of any websites you link to from this site.

Information Protection
The Football Players Health Study secures all personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Use of Information Collected for Individual Research Initiatives
The Football Players Health Study has several research initiatives that involve collection of information from research subjects. For example, there are initiatives that involve the completion of questionnaires or participation in interviews. If you are a player or other individual (e.g., family member) who has participated in one of these studies, you should refer to the information provided to you when you agreed to participate in that specific study. That information will provide you with specific details about the use, collection, and protection of information collected in direct relation to that specific study.

Changes to this Policy
This privacy policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. This policy was most recently updated on December 8, 2015.

Advertising: Retargeting and Remarketing
As you browse this website, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our advertising partners then enable us to present you with advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with this website. Data collected for advertising purposes is completely anonymous, and only includes information such as the IP address, date and time of visit, domain type, and your activity on our website. None of this information, individually or grouped together, can be traced back to you individually.

These advertising partners, as members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), may have their own privacy policies as well. To remove yourself from some or all NAI member advertising programs, please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page and follow the relevant instructions. Please note that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies on your computer, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your NAI opt-out choice.

Google Analytics
We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, which pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by any other entity but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling on your browser or you may download the Google Analytics opt-out browser extension here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.