Privacy Policy

This website is operated by the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee Inc. (“Cleveland2016,” “we” or “ us”). This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) explains how Cleveland2016 collects, uses, or discloses your use of this website and other websites owned or operated by us or to which you may link while visiting the website. We provide this Policy so you can make an informed decision about using the website. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personally identifiable information you provide may be used by us.


Cleveland2016 respects your privacy. We provide online content that requires minimal collection of information from visitors to the websites we own and/or operate (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “website”). This Policy describes the types of information collected from you, what we do with it, with whom we share it, and how you can correct or change such information. It is your responsibility to review this Policy carefully, especially before providing any personally identifiable information through our website.


Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is any information that can be used to identify an individual, such as a person’ name, date of birth, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. PII is information about you that you may provide to us and which we may collect when you subscribe to any of our e-newsletters, request to be added to our mailing lists, provide feedback in an online survey, or otherwise share such PII with us. PII does not include information which we collect about the use of the website or about a group or category of services or users. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of such aggregated information.


Anonymous Information: Our website is not set up automatically to collect PII from you. However, our website automatically collects anonymous information through the use of various technologies. This “anonymous” information is information that does not identify you specifically. For example, when you use the website, we collect your IP address, which is a unique identifier that is associated with your computer. We analyze IP addresses in the aggregate for system administration purposes and to compile statistics that, for example, show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our website and its individual pages. These aggregated statistics are used internally to improve our website and for product development and marketing purposes generally. These aggregated statistics may also be provided to advertisers and other third parties.

We may also automatically collect certain non-PII information through the use of “cookies” or other technologies. Among other things, this helps us improve our website and your experience. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features on our website.

Personal Information: In a few areas on our website, we may ask you to provide PII that will enable us to verify whether you are entitled to access and use certain information, materials and services, to enable us to enhance your website visit, to assist you with customer service or technical support, to follow up with you after your visit, or otherwise to support your relationship with Cleveland2016. It is completely optional for you to participate in these areas of the website.


In order to improve the website and provide more convenient, relevant experiences to our guests, we may use “cookies” and similar devices to track your activities on the website. Cookies help us track the number of users on the website, number of downloads and types of products and services used. The information collected through cookies and similar technology is anonymous information. Most web browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent, but it is possible that some parts of the website will not function properly if you do so.


As described below, we may use PII in many ways. In addition, as outlined below, you may unsubscribe or “opt-out” of certain uses of your PII.

Use of Your Information:

Personal Information: We may use your PII for the reasons for which you provide the PII or for any of the other purposes described in this Policy. For example, if you provide PII to sign up for e-newsletters, we will use it to send you the newsletters. We may also use PII to send you confirmations, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages or to notify you about important changes to the website. Subject to your ability to unsubscribe or “opt-out” of certain uses of your PII, we may also use your PII to provide you with information about features, products or services and other offers from our sponsors, partners, and the like that we think may be of interest to you. This information may be sent to you by postal mail, email or other means.

Anonymous Information: We may also use PII in aggregate form for purposes of research or analysis. In order to better understand and serve our guests and the users of the website, we often conduct research on our guest demographics, interests and behavior based on the PII we gather. Although this aggregated information may be based in part on PII, it does not identify you personally. We may share this type of anonymous information with a variety of third parties, including our partners, agents, and current and prospective business partners. We may use anonymous information for advertising and promotional purposes and website administration, and we may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. For example, IP addresses are used for the purposes of system administration and to provide anonymous information to advertisers about the volume of use on the website, and demographic anonymous information may be shared with our advertisers and business partners. We may also enter into agreements with third parties that possess technology that allows the website to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the website. This information may be shared with these third parties for this purpose.

Disclosure of Your Information:

Administrative Purposes: Like many businesses, we sometimes hire other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf such as hosting specific portions of the website, maintaining databases, mailing information and processing payments. When we employ a third party to perform these functions, that third party will only be provided with the particular PII it needs to perform its function.

Other Disclosures: We may disclose PII without providing you with a choice under the following limited circumstances to: (i) protect the legal rights, privacy or safety of Cleveland2016 and its affiliates or its or their employees, agents and contractors; (ii) protect the safety and security of our guests; (iii) protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes; (iv) respond to inquiries or requests from public authorities; or (v) comply with the law or legal process.


You may encounter links to third party websites through this website. These third party websites do not necessarily follow this Privacy Policy. For instance, clicking on a logo or on links or other elements on this website may take you to an entirely different website owned and operated by a third party. Links to other sites may use our logo as a result of a co-branding/sponsorship agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you and may collect information and make use of that information in ways that this website would not. Once you have left this website, this Policy will no longer apply to PII or any other information collected from or provided by you to a third party. It is your sole responsibility to review the applicable privacy policy to determine how that third party or website will handle such information.


You can use this website without providing any PII, but if you decline to provide PII, you may not be able to use certain services or features. If you have previously provided PII to the website and have subscribed to one or more email newsletters or are receiving emails or other communications from Cleveland2016 and you no longer wish to receive such emails, please discontinue your subscriptions by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any message. If you ask that we stop using your PII, we will honor that request. However, we will retain records of your PII as needed in order to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of the website, or use information as otherwise described in this Policy, even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters.


If you would like to correct, change or request a copy of the PII that Cleveland2016 has collected about you, please contact the Web Manager at


We recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections for children who visit this website. At various places on the website, we may ask users for their date of birth. By using the website you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age. The website does not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13. Children under 13 years of age are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any PII on the website.


Cleveland2016 takes reasonable security precautions to secure the PII that you choose to provide against loss, misuse, alteration, or unauthorized access. Regrettably, no transmission of information over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Cleveland2016 to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your PII, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any PII you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.


From time to time, we may revise this Policy to reflect industry initiatives, changes in the law or technology, or changes in our practices regarding information collection and use. If we make revisions to the way we collect or use PII, we will provide notice of those changes by posting the revised Policy on the website. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by referring to the “Last revised” date at the top of this page. Any changes to this Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Policy on the website. By continuing to use the website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, in whole or in part, please do not continue using the website.


If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at