When you connect to this website, you send your IP address and sometimes some cookies. You may also give us personal identifying information, such as your name and contact information. All this data is used to securely provide you with the services that you request. We encourage you to review our privacy policy to make sure that you understand how your data is managed, and to contact us if you have any questions. View Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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Your privacy is important to NASPA. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to all NASPA activities, including its website http://www.scrabbleplayers.org (the “Website”). The Policy will be revised from time to time. All revisions will be posted here. You can see the history of the revisions of the Policy by clicking on the “history” tab above. By visiting the Website, you accept the policies described in the Policy, and your continued use of the Website after revisions have been posted constitutes your acceptance of the revisions.


NASPA and its members are tournament Scrabble players. To maintain our rating system, we keep a record of the name under which you wish to play, membership number and playing record. To use any of our paid services, you must provide billing information, which we retain only as long as is necessary. You may provide additional profile information, which we will publish and use for statistical purposes. You may provide contact information, which we will use to contact you, and to allow others to contact you with your permission. Interacting with our website may also involve the implicit recording of information in browser cookies and server logs.

How we collect and use your information

We collect and store personally identifiable information from you when you use the Website, and when you participate in our sanctioned Scrabble activities. Stored information is kept on encrypted devices in the United States and Canada, and is subject to the privacy laws of those countries.

Here is an overview of the life cycle of each kind of information. In order to comply with privacy requirements in some countries, we have tried to strike a balance between clarity and completeness. Please contact us if you would like us to provide more of either.

Information Collected how Used how/why Shared with whom Avoid how Delete how
IP Address Received from your browser Maintain your security by helping to authenticate you; blacklist known bad sites With law enforcement as required (never as of May 2018); with Google Analytics to compile statistics Use an IP anonymizing service Contact us
Cookie (linked to IP address) Sent by your browser in exchange for a webpage Identifies your persistent browsing preferences, authenticates access to member-only services Google Analytics for preparing statistical reports about our visitors Disable cookies in your browser
Name (and NASPA ID to disambiguate) Provided by you when applying for membership or registering for an event Identifies you so that we can provide requested services, such as reporting and tracking your tournament records and ratings Anyone who visits the relevant parts of our website Use a pseudonym when corresponding with us
Competitive record Provided by your event directors Lets us maintain your competitive rating and record Do not compete
Profile text Entered by you into our profile editor Provides information that you wish to publish about yourself Do not enter profile text
Contact information Provided by you in your membership application Lets us contact you in the course of providing services Other players, directors and vendors to whom you explicitly give permission Do not apply for membership
Purchase transaction number Created when you make a purchase Lets us fulfil and otherwise manage your purchases Staff and service providers who fulfil purchases Do not make purchases
Delivery address Entered by you into our shopping system Lets us ship your purchase to the address you specify Staff and service providers who fulfil purchases
Personal communications Sent by or to you Lets us respond to your service requests Staff and service providers involved in communicating and fulfilling service requests Do not communicate with us
Billing information We do not store billing information on our website
Regarding your contact information in particular, whose use may be governed

by other legislation:

If you have provided contact information, we may use it to contact you. You must provide contact information when you first become a member, so that we can confirm your membership status to you. You may delete this contact information, but if you do so you are responsible for visiting the Website to learn of any changes to your membership, this Policy or any other NASPA policies. If you give us permission to include you in mass mailings, we will. If you have given us permission to provide it to others, we may do so.

Third-party advertisements

From time to time, you may see third-party advertisements on our website; these help fund our operations. For ads placed by Google, please read their advertising privacy policy.

As of 2022-11-07, Google also says:

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user&rsquols prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Use of the Website by children

The Website is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age, nor do we knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13 and a NASPA member, you must have your parent or guardian interact with the Website for you, and you must not do so yourself directly.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about the Policy, are uncertain what information is in your personal profile or how to modify or delete it, please email us at info@scrabbleplayers.org.