The USASA, as the USSF recognized adult governing body, acknowledges its responsibility to its member National State/ Associations, National Leagues, Regional Leagues, Affiliate or Other Organization Members in protecting the identity of their members.
The Member National State Associations, National and Regional Leagues have membership requirements through By-Law 213 that include providing the names and addresses of its players, coaches, teams, and team and organization administrators as well as its owners, officers and directors at least once each seasonal year. In addition, these bodies need to inform its entire membership of this statement and database usage policy.
The primary purposes of such data collection are to ensure the security of participants by verifying identity and preventing fraud to allow access to emergency information, to foster the efficient administration of the game, and to allow for the direct dissemination of information about the USASA programs to its members
The USASA may use the data to send to its program participants marketing materials, newsletter and soccer promotion materials that may be of interest to its membership.
The USASA does enter into agreements with sponsors for funding to help
supplement participant fees to provide a broader range of soccer opportunities to its members. Often such agreements will require usage of the database to distribute information about their companies and products.
Such materials may only be sent to the membership under very strict guidelines and procedures. All material will be reviewed by the National Office and approved by the Executive Committee (or by a board-designated person). Once approval has been received, the material must be sent to a bonded mailing house for mailing for a one time use only. At no time will telephone numbers, social security numbers, or other sensitive identifiable information be released as a part of this procedure. The USASA will take reasonable and prudent precautions to insure that your personally identifiable data is protected against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
An individual participant may wish to refuse the use of his or her name by sponsors through a specific individual request to the National Office at: USASA, 7000 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455. This does not exempt a person’s name from being included in the data base requirement of By-Law 213.
There is a specific policy for the use of a database.
Other than as described in this Privacy Statement, the USASA will not disclose your personally identifiable information unless required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary (1) to conform to the edicts of the law (2) to protect and defend the rights or property of USASA, or (3) as part of a transfer of assets to a successor in interest.
USASA's national insurance program covers various legal issues that arise from being part of the USASA.
If sued based on his or her participation in an USASA program, in his or her capacity as an USASA officer, each USASA official will be protected by USASA, provided he or she has acted in good faith.
The National Office should be promptly notified of any claim, whether pending or merely threatened. If a lawsuit is actually brought and a USASA official is the named defendant, the USASA National Office will contact the current insurance agent to notify them of the pending law suit and they will handle it from there.
NOTE: This area of the site addresses only administrative matters dealing with USASA Director's and Officers.