We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the
information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This
policy addresses those concerns and may be updated periodically. This
website is owned and operated by Special Olympics Florida, a sub-program
of Special Olympics, Inc. You may contact us at the following:
Special Olympics Florida
1915 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
P (352) 243-9536
Information Special Olympics Collects and How We Use It
We collect different kinds of information that help us run Special
Olympics activities, promote inclusion, raise awareness, and support for
our mission. Here are the categories of information we collect and how
we use it:
- Your Contact Information is used to provide information to
you regarding Special Olympics activities and our mission, and to offer
you opportunities to donate to Special Olympics. Contact Information
includes your name, address, phone number, email address, and your
parent or guardian’s information if you are a minor or an adult with a
- International Event Registration Data are used to organize
world games and other events and ensure the safety of all participants.
This data include your name, demographic information, emergency
contacts, travel information, physician information, health information,
workplace or organizational affiliations, passport information, and
background check information.
- National and Local Registration Data are used to organize
local and national activities and ensure the safety of all participants.
This data include your name, demographic information, emergency
contacts, physician information, health history, workplace or
organizational affiliations, and background check information.
- Your Participation Data are used to operate Special Olympics
activities, promote Special Olympics, solicit donations, recognize
Special Olympics sponsors and partners, and maintain the history of
Special Olympics. Participation data include your name, age, gender,
competition results, participation history, images, video, and
- Health and Research Data are used to understand and address
trends and issues affecting the health and inclusion of people with
intellectual disabilities. Health and research data include health
screening data, survey data, and pre-participation medical form data.
Special Olympics uses research data to influence governments, health
care providers, and public health organizations to address disparities
in access to health care and other public resources for people with
disabilities. Special Olympics keeps your personal information
confidential and only aggregated research data is published.
- Your Donation History is used for accounting, tracking your
giving to Special Olympics, and thanking you for your gifts. We do not
store your credit card information, and credit card payments are routed
through payment card industry compliant third-party payment services.
- Online Message Boards and similar online tools maintained by
Special Olympics allow you to disclose information about yourself
publicly. Because of the public nature of these tools, other online
users can access information you provide.
In addition, we also collect other technical information such as the
type of browser you are using (e.g., Google Chrome, Internet Explorer),
the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac OS),
CPU type (e.g., Pentium Intel Core), your manner of connecting to the
internet (e.g., connection speed through narrowband or broadband
access); internet protocol address; other information about your
geographic location; and/or the domain name of your internet service
Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on Special Olympics’ Website
A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from
Special Olympics’ web server and is stored on your computer’s hard
drive. Cookies are used to collect non-identifying information about the
user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific
website. Special Olympics uses two different types of cookies —
session-based and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies expire at
the end of a browser session and terminate once you close your browser.
Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them.
Persistent cookies are used to provide website analytics. You can
manually delete all cookies, including persistent ones, within your
browser privacy settings menu.
This website is enabled with one or more add-on Google service, such
as Google Analytics or another Google service. As such, this website
which could include but is not limited to the collection of
device-specific information, log information, location information and
Because this website is enabled with one or more add-on Google services,
Google will have access to and may use Google Services Collected
Information that is collected by this website and may use such
information to improve Google’s services. Special Olympics will use such
information, to the extent available such as by way of Google
Analytics, to better understand use of the website and topics of
interest to Special Olympics’ supporters and may adjust their marketing
practices to better target information based on such information and
We Do Not Knowingly Collect Information From Children
Our website is intended
for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal
information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent by the
holder of parental responsibility. If you are under 13, you are
prohibited from providing information to Special Olympics through this
website without verifiable parental consent. In the event we learn that
we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 13, we
will delete that information and only recollect the information after
receiving parental consent. If you believe that we might have collected
personal information from anyone under the age of 13, please contact us
using the contact information below.
Personal Information We Share
We do not disclose your personal information except as described in
collected. As relevant to your involvement, we will share your
information among Special Olympics International, applicable national
and state Special Olympics Accredited Programs, and applicable Special
Olympics Games/Local Organizing Committees so that we can communicate
more effectively with you and support your participation in Special
Special Olympics will share your personal information in certain additional situations:
- Payment Processing. Special Olympics uses third parties to
provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services.
If you choose to make a donation online, by phone, through the mail, or
by other means, we will share your personal information with our
processing service providers. We authorize these service providers to
use your personal information only as necessary to perform services on
our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We require these
service providers by contract to safeguard the privacy and security of
personal information they process on our behalf.
- Contractors. Special Olympics uses agents and contractors in
order to help with our operations. These contractors are required by
contract to protect your information in a manner that is consistent with
other than to carry out the services they are performing for Special
- Medical Emergency. Special Olympics will disclose your personal information to medical professionals in an emergency.
- Third Party Researchers. Special Olympics may disclose your
personal information confidentially with researchers, such as
universities or public health agencies, who are studying intellectual
disabilities and the impact of Special Olympics activities. Information
will only be published in aggregate form without identifying any
individual data subjects.
- Visa Assistance. Special Olympics may disclose your personal
information with government authorities for the purpose of assisting
you with any visas required for international travel to Special Olympics
- Necessity. Special Olympics will disclose your personal
information as necessary to protect your vital interest, protect the
vital interest of another person, protect public safety, respond to
government requests, and report information as required by law.
- U.S. Donor List Exchange. For U.S. donors, we occasionally
exchange our donor name, email, and address list with other reputable
nonprofit organizations to keep our costs down. If shared, the other
nonprofit organization is only permitted to use such information for a
one-time mailing or online advertising and cannot use it for
telemarketing and/or emailing purposes. You can opt out of this exchange
at any time by calling us at +1 (800) 380-3071 or emailing [email protected] and providing your complete name, email address, and/or mailing address.
Your Rights and Choices
You have rights regarding the personal information we maintain about
you. We also offer you choices about what personal information we
collect from you, how we use that information, and how we communicate
You have the right to:
- Limit the sharing of your information with third parties for direct marketing purposes;
- Obtain confirmation that we hold personal information about you;
- Request access to and receive information about the personal information we maintain about you;
- Receive copies of the personal information we maintain about you;
- Update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information;
- Have the processing of your personal information restricted or object to the processing of your personal information; and
- Have the information blocked or deleted, as appropriate.
To exercise these rights, please contact us as set forth below. You
may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us. We will apply
your choices going forward.
International Data Transfers
Special Olympics is a
global organization. We may transfer your personal information to
recipients in countries other than the country in which the information
was originally collected, in particular to the United States of America,
where Special Olympics International is headquartered. Those countries
may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you
initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to
other countries, we will protect that information as described in this
We are committed to
ensuring the privacy of your personal information and have established
safeguards to help protect such information. For example, to protect
your privacy, Special Olympics uses passwords to help verify authorized
user identity before granting access anywhere your personal information
is stored. All online monetary transactions are done on a secure server.
This means that information entered on the transaction page is
encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission. On secure
pages, a “closed” lock symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your
browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of
the browser screen starts with an “https” instead of an “http.” Though
we strive to ensure the security of your information on our systems, no
security measures are perfect or impenetrable and data transmission over
the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
In order to provide
certain services and goods at our website, we contract with other
companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may
include links to other websites from our website. Special Olympics’
privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. When
you leave the Special Olympics website, we have no control regarding
what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what
third parties might do with the information. It is important that you
review any privacy policies on third-party sites carefully before you
use any services or programs offered.
Notice to California Residents/Your California Privacy Rights
California residents are
entitled once a year to request and obtain certain information regarding
our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for
their direct marketing purposes during the immediately prior calendar
offering our visitors the ability to tell us not to share their personal
information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. To
receive the information described above or to request that we stop
sharing your information, please contact us using the information
California Do Not Track Disclosure
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a
privacy preference that you can set in your web browsers, which allows
you to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. Currently,
we do not recognize or respond to DNT signals. For more information
about DNT, see http://donottrack.us/
From time to time, Special
security measures and website functionality. We will post a prominent
notice on relevant websites to notify you of any significant changes to
How to Contact Special Olympics, Inc.
our privacy practices, or if you would like us to update information or
preferences you provided to us, please contact us.
Contact your National or U.S. State Special Olympics Accredited
Program if you have questions or requests related to information you
provided locally by using the contact information posted at https://www.specialolympics.org/Programs/.
If you are in the United States and would like to update your
preferences regarding email, mailings or telephone solicitations you
receive, please contact [email protected] or call +1 800 380 3071 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Contact Special Olympics International if you have any other questions or requests related to your information:
Special Olympics International
Attention: Legal Department
1133 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202 824 0296
Last updated: May 22, 2018