Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 20, 2023

Watson Links Mentors Foundation (“we,” “our,” or “us”) operates this website and web application (“Platform”) to provide services including the Watson Links program. At Watson Links Mentors Foundation, we deeply value your privacy, and we are dedicated to addressing any concerns you may have regarding your personal information. In our ongoing commitment to transparency, we have provided the following detailed information to ensure that you are fully informed about the specific types of information we collect, how we use this information to enhance your overall experience, and how we safeguard such information. This Privacy Policy applies to individuals who access the Platform, Watson Links program, and any of our online, and where required, offline services (collectively, “Services”).

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will post an amended version on this webpage. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

  1. Types of Personal Information Collected
  2. How the Personal Information Collected is Used
  3. Length of Time Personal Information is Stored
  4. Who the Personal Information is Shared With
  5. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
  6. “Do Not Track” Signals
  7. Information Security
  8. Third-Party Links
  9. Children’s Privacy
  10. Personal Information Choices
  11. Notice to Nevada Residents
  12. Notice to California Residents
  13. Contact Us


We collect personal information from you through your use of the Services. Personal information is information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable individual. We collect the following types of personal information:

Personal Information You Provide

●  Create a Platform Account. When you register for an account on the Platform, you will provide your name, email address and phone number.

●  Login to Platform. When you login to your account on the Platform, you will provide your login credentials (e.g., username and password).

●  Contact Us. When you contact us, you will provide your name, email address, phone number, and any information you wish to provide in your message.

●  Subscribe to Marketing. When you subscribe to our marketing, you will provide your name and email address.

●  Register for the Services. When you register your child for the Services, you will provide your child’s name, age, gender, location, playing ability, and the tee times and locations you select.

●  Participate in a Promotion. When you participate in any promotion or collaborative event, you will provide your name, age, gender, email address, phone number, and possibly the time and place of your participation.

●  Sign-up as a Mentor. When you sign up as a mentor, you will provide your birthdate, age, location, and playing experience. When you sign up to mentor at a specific time, you will provide the tee time and the location. In order to maintain the safety and security of our community, The local program licensees of Watson Links Mentors Foundation arrange for background checks to be conducted on mentors. For this purpose, background check providers may collect certain personal information. Neither Watson Links Mentors Foundation nor our local program licensees directly collect, save or store any of this information and will only receive and retain the pass/fail results provided by background check providers. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any background check provider you may engage with.

●  Pay for Services. When you pay for your child’s participation in the Services, you will provide your payment and billing information.

You always have the option to provide less information. However, it is important to note that omitting certain personal details may have implications on your access to specific areas of our Services and the full utilization of its benefits. For instance, without your payment information and a billing address, we may be unable to process certain transactions. Similarly, if we do not have your name and mailing address, we may not be able to send you any products you might purchase from us. Therefore, it is advised to consider the potential limitations and ensure the provision of necessary information for an optimized and seamless experience.

Social Media Information

If you interact with or follow us on our social media accounts, we may collect any personal information provided via that account. In addition, we collect demographic data from those interactions. If you’ve linked your personal Watson Links account with a social media account, we may also collect information provided to us by that social media network. Depending on the network, this can include your username, name, email address, friends list and more.

Automatically Collected Information as You Navigate the Services

We automatically collect personal information through your use of the Platform, such as:

●  Usage Information. For example, pages on the Platform you access, the frequency of access, and what you click on while on the Platform.

●  Device Information. For example, hardware model, operating system, application version number, and browser.

●  Mobile Device Information. Aggregated information about whether the Platform is accessed via a mobile device or tablet, the device type, and the carrier.

●  Location Information. Location information from Platform visitors on a city-regional basis.

Our Platform currently uses cookies to enhance its functionality. You may disable cookies in your web browser, but this may limit or disrupt your ability to access the Platform. For more information on our cookie usage, see our “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” section below.

Personal Information We Collect About You from Other Sources

In some cases, we may receive personal information about you from other sources. This includes government entities, advertising networks, data brokers, operating systems, and platforms, mailing list providers, social networks, and advertising and marketing partners.

2. How the Personal Information Collected is Used

We use your personal information to facilitate your utilization of the Services as described above. We may also use all personal information provided in other ways in accordance with applicable laws. This encompasses to:

●  Maintain and improve our Platform and Services

●  Protect the security and integrity of our Platform and Services

●  Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our terms and to otherwise fulfill our legal obligations

●  Defend our legal rights and the rights of others

●  For any purpose that is reasonably necessary to or compatible with the original purpose for which we collected the personal information as disclosed to you

●  Comply with applicable law

3. Length of Time Personal Information is Stored

We store your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collect it. For example, we will keep your email address and name on file as long as you have an account with us. In addition, we may need to keep any payment or billing information on file for an extended period of time to maintain our internal transaction records.

4. Who the Personal Information is Shared With

We may share your personal information with trusted third parties as part of our commitment to providing you with the best service. These collaborations enable us to enhance your experience and offer you even more valuable benefits. We may share the Personal Information that we collect about you in the following ways:

●  With licensees that operate local Watson Links programming and that may provide you access to the Watson Links Platform and Services.

●  With service providers who perform data or Site-related services on our behalf (e.g., email, hosting, maintenance, backup, analysis, etc.)

●  To service providers to prepare deploy and analyzing advertising content

●  In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings

●  To establish, exercise, or defend our or a third party’s legal rights, including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention

●  With any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information

●  With any other person or entity as part of any business or asset sale, equity transaction, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, or in preparation for any of these events

●  With any other person or entity where you consent to the disclosure

5. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

How We Use Cookies

Like many other companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels and web beacons) (collectively, “Cookies”). “Cookies” are small files of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer hard drive, mobile or other devices (e.g., smartphones or tablets).

We use Cookies to:

●  Estimate audience size and usage patterns;

●  Understand and save your preferences for future visits, allowing us to customize the Site and Services to your individual needs;

●  Advertise new content and services that relate to your interests;

●  Keep track of advertisements and search engine results;

●  Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to resolve issues and offer better site experiences and tools in the future; and

●  Recognize when you return to the Site.

We may set some Cookies ourselves and others are set by other entities. We may use Cookies set by other entities to provide us with useful information to help us improve our Site and Services, to conduct advertising, and to analyze the effectiveness of advertising. 

How You Can Opt Out of Cookies

Cookies can be blocked by changing your Internet browser settings to refuse all or some Cookies. If you choose to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.

You can find out more about Cookies and how to manage them by visiting or

Platform Controls 

You can opt out of Cookies set by specific entities by following the instructions found at these links:

●  Google:

●  Facebook:

●  LinkedIn:

●  Twitter:

Advertising Industry Resources

You can understand which entities have currently enabled Cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt-out of some of those Cookies by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s website or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website. For more information on mobile specific opt-out choices, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Mobile Choices website.

Please note that these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised. Therefore, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.

6. “Do Not Track” Signals

Some internet browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Given that there is not a uniform way that browsers communicate the “Do Not Track” signal, the Site does not currently interpret, respond to or alter its practices when it receives “Do Not Track” signals.

7. Information Security

We take utmost care to ensure the security and safety of your private information. However, it’s important to note that despite industry-wide efforts, data leaks and malicious attacks can occur. We want to emphasize that while we make every effort to protect your data, providing your personal information is done at your own risk. We prioritize the confidentiality and integrity of your information and continually strive to enhance our security measures to mitigate potential risks.

8. Third-Party Links

The Services may contain links that will let you leave the Services and access a third-party website. Linked websites are not under our control. We accept no responsibility or liability for these other websites.

9. Children’s Privacy

The Services do not collect personal information directly from children under the age of 13 years old. To collect, use, or disclose the personal information of children under 13, we rely on the consent of the parent or legal guardian of the child.

10.     Personal Information Choices

You may review or change any of your Personal Information through your account. To unsubscribe from our marketing communications, please click the unsubscribe link included in the footer of our emails. You may also submit a request at [email protected].

11. Notice to Nevada Residents

Nevada law allows Nevada residents to opt-out of the sale of certain types of personal information.  Subject to several exceptions, Nevada law defines “sale” to mean the exchange of certain types of personal information for monetary consideration to another person. We do not currently sell personal information as defined in the Nevada law. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you still may submit a verified request to opt-out of sales and we will record your instructions and incorporate them in the future if our policy changes. Opt-out requests may be sent to [email protected].

12. Notice to California Residents

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes (as those terms are defined in that statute).  To make such request, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Shine the Light Request,” or write us: Executive Director, Watson Links Mentors Foundation, 9225 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 1100A, Overland Park, Kansas 66210.

13. Contact Us

If you have any inquiries regarding our privacy policy, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. A representative from Watson Links Mentors Foundation will respond to your privacy policy questions as soon as possible.