This is the Privacy Policy of First Tee – Contra Costa, a 501c3 not for profit corporation (collectively, with PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation, Inc. (“First Tee Headquarters”), “First Tee,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) governing the collection and use of information (i) provided by you through this website located at and any other websites, mobile applications, and other online and mobile services that link to this Privacy Policy  (collectively, the “Site”); (ii) gathered by First Tee through your use of the Site;  (iii) collected from you manually or in hard copy format (“Manual Services”), or (iv) provided to First Tee by a third party pursuant to your express consent for such information to be shared with First Tee, all of which you agree may be shared with and used by First Tee Headquarters, which is a Florida not for profit corporation.  When we refer to “your information” in this Privacy Policy, it refers to your personal information as well as your dependent’s personal information.

Please review this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not want us to be able to gather and use information about you as set forth herein, please do not use this Site or Manual Services. This Privacy Policy identifies the nature of information that may be collected about or from you and the way in which such information may be used and disclosed. This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use Agreement, which governs your use of the Site and the Manual Services. By using this Site and the Manual Services, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, the defined terms used below have the same meaning set forth in our Terms of Use Agreement.

Types of Information Collected.

The information collected through the Site and Manual Services may include, without limitation:

  • Personal Information You Give Us: We receive and store any personal information you provide to us through our Site, through the Manual Services, or that you give us in any other way, such as when you register an Account through our Site, request information, products or services from us through the Site, sign up for a newsletter through the Site, complete a survey on the Site, or communicate with us via email through the Site. We also acquire your personal information from our use of “cookies” and other technology as you use the Site (see Cookies section below). This personal information that we gather from you may include:
  • Contact Information (e.g. your/third party name(s), address, telephone number, email)
  • Professional credentials
  • Username & password
  • Age, gender and other demographic information
  • Dependent’s allergies, disabilities and dietary restrictions
  • Information about your interests in and use of various products, programs and services
  • Geo-location
  • Financial information such as credit card number

We use this information to enhance and customize services and features for you, to improve the services we provide to you, and to communicate with you.  Registering a profile or participation in surveys or contests is completely voluntary, therefore you have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Where this information is required for participation, and you choose to participate you hereby give consent for the collection of personal information.

  • Automatic Information Collection: We (and our service providers) may use management and analytic products and tools that we own or that are owned by a third-party to gather certain information about your use of the Site and Manual Services. The products and tools may include cookies, beacons, JavaScript, and other technologies. From time to time, we (and our service providers) may also collect information such as the pages of the Site that you visit, your search keywords, your operating system version, IP address and type of browser you are using, or other such information. The information we collect enables us to run Site usage tools and create statistics about our Site. These statistics help us to better understand how our Site is being used and what we can do to make it more useful to visitors and users. We may also collect information about your computer or software to alert you of any technical or compatibility deficiencies that may disrupt your use of the Site or any services offered through the Site.

Note that if you link from our Site for purposes of purchasing or using certain products or services, you will be traveling to other sites operated by other entities with different privacy policies, and the information you provide on those sites is not governed by this Privacy Policy. Please see the paragraph below entitled “Use Caution When Visiting Other Sites” for more information.

Use of Information Provided.

  1. Marketing Purposes. We may use this information, such as your name, address, telephone number, and/or email address, to contact you and send you information about us, our affiliates, and third party goods, services, and promotions in which we believe you may be interested. We may disclose your information to our agents and service providers who help us contact you for these purposes. In addition, we may disclose your information to our affiliates for their use in contacting you about products, services and promotions in which we believe you might be interested. All of the foregoing uses are referred to below as “Marketing Purposes.” You have the opportunity to opt out of allowing us to use your information for these Marketing Purposes as explained below in the paragraph entitled “Opt Out”.
  2. To Comply With Your Requests and Orders. We may also use and disclose to others (such as our billing service providers, our fulfillment houses and shipping companies) your information, to the extent reasonably necessary, to provide you with the information, opportunities, goods or services you request, such as if you request information about a promotion, choose to enter a sweepstakes, order goods or services, or request information from us. For example, if you choose to receive information regarding a promotion offered by a third party, we may share your information, such as your name and e-mail address with such third party offering the promotion. For another example, if you request information, or buy products or services through the Site or Manual Services, we may use and disclose this information to others so as to comply with your request (for example, to disclose your information, including your credit card information, to secure payment, by using your email or street address to send you the requested information, product or service, to disclose your email or street address to our mailing, fulfillment and shipping companies so that the requested information, product or service may be sent to you).
  3. Data Aggregation. We may aggregate your information with the information of others so that you cannot reasonably be identified and we may use and disclose such statistical information for any purpose.
  4. Site Analytics. We may use your information to help improve the operation of our Site, such as to diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, and to communicate with you with respect to your use of the Site, including, without limitation, to respond to e-mails from you.
  5. Asset Sale. We may share your information with and transfer it and our rights in it to another entity acquiring all or substantially all of our assets, or the assets of our business units, or that merges with us, which entity would have the right to use and disclose your information as we did.
  6. Legal Compliance. We may use and disclose information that we have gathered from you or that you have provided to us if: (i) we believe that any law or regulation requires us to do so, (ii) to respond to a subpoena or governmental request; (iii) we deem it advisable or necessary to protect our safety, rights or property, or that of our employees, agents, affiliates, customers, other users of this Site, or others; (iv) to respond to a possible violation of this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use, any law or regulation; and/or (v) to enforce this Privacy Policy and/or our Terms of Use.

Securing Your Information.

We will use reasonable precautions to keep the information about you that we have gathered protected from unauthorized use or access. For your safety and security on the Site, we may use security tools and functionality such as encryption, flash objects, firewalls, passwords, or other security features. However, your external email communications with us are not protected by any digital security, and you should assume that such communications are visible by third-parties.  No transmission of data over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure.  If you have any questions about security on the Site, you can contact us at [email protected].

Children’s Privacy

Keeping your children’s personal information safe is of the utmost importance at the First Tee.  Accordingly, we have developed a standalone Children’s Privacy Policy which can be accessed here.  Under this policy, we will only collect the personal information from a child under the age of 13 if we have parental/guardian consent.

Use Caution When Visiting Other Websites.

Our Site may from time to time include links to other websites operated by other entities. Each of those links takes you to a website operated by another entity and those websites will have different privacy policies. When traveling to other websites, please take the time to check the applicable privacy policy of that website before you submit any personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of or activities on such other websites.


We use browser session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are erased from your device’s memory when you close your internet browser or turn off your computer, and persistent cookies, which are stored on your device until they expire, unless you delete them before such expiration. The Site categorize browser cookies into three groups which you can manage through our “Cookie Preferences” manager.  They include:

  • Required cookies: These cookies are necessary to enable the functionality of the Site’s basic features, such as allowing images to load or allowing you to select your cookie preferences.
  • Functional cookies: These cookies allow us to analyze your use of the Site to review and improve how the Site operates. They may also be used to provide a better customer experience on the Site. For example, remembering your log-in details or providing us information about how you have previously used the Site.
  • Advertising cookies: These cookies may be used to share data with advertisers so that the ads you see are more relevant to you, allow you to share certain pages with social networks, or allow you to post comments on the Site.

Videos and other aspects on our Site use Flash cookies to collect and store your preferences, such as volume. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies due to the amount of, type of, and way that data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.  Some cookies may be placed by third party service providers who perform some of these functions for us.

Do Not Track. 

We do not respond to Do Not Track signals at this time.  However, in respect of our users’ right to privacy, we provide the option to block cookies as outlined above.

This Site is Not for Children Under 13 Years Old.

This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and children under the age of 13 should not provide their information through this Site.  We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. Parents or guardians shall be the only individuals permitted to submit personally identifiable information about their children under 13 through the Site.  Additionally, children 13 years old or older should not provide their information to us through this Site except under the supervision and with the permission of their parent or guardian.

Access to and Correction or Deletion of Personal Information Maintained About You/Ability to Opt Out of Further Contacts.

  1. Access. Access to personal information that is collected from our Sites and that we maintain may be available to you. In the event you wish to determine the nature of the information we have collected from or about you, please contact us by sending an email to: [email protected]. Please include your full name and email address and explain the nature of your request. Your request can be as simple as “Please provide me with a summary of the information you have collected from or about me.”
  2. Updates and Corrections. In addition, if you have corrections or updates to the information we are maintaining about you (your address for example), please help us keep your information accurate by contacting us via email at [email protected] and provide us with the corrected information. Please include the information that you are updating or correcting (both old and new) so that we can more easily locate your record and update or correct it properly. Also include an email address where we can reach you if we have further questions.
  3. Opt Out, Deletion or Transfer. In the event that you do not wish us to use and/or disclose your information for Marketing Purposes (as described above), please send us an email at [email protected] and notify us of your request. You can state “Please do not use my information for Marketing Purposes.” Please include in your request your name  and the email address or addresses to which you want your Opt Out request to apply. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly comply with your request. In addition, if you opt out, you may not be able to utilize certain portions of the Site. You may also request that we delete your information altogether or that we transfer or not transfer it to a third party. 
  4. Request Fulfillment and Questions. Please note under certain circumstances we will not be able to fulfill your request, such as if it interferes with our regulatory obligations, affects legal matters, we cannot verify your identity, or it involves disproportionate cost or effort.  If you have questions about the operation of this Site, the Manual Services or other matters, please direct them to our attention at [email protected] or First Tee Headquarters
    13000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Building 4, Suite 18,
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082.

International Transfer.

The Site operates globally so it is necessary to transfer your information internationally. In particular, your information will likely be transferred to and processed in the United States where many of our central databases operate. The data protection and other laws of other countries may not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using this Site, you consent to your information being collected, used and transferred as set forth in this privacy policy.

Updates to our Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at our discretion. We may make changes to this Policy based on changes to applicable laws and regulations or other requirements applicable to us, changes in technology, or changes to our business. Any changes we make to the Policy in the future will be posted on this page, and where we change this Policy in ways that also affect how we process personal information about you, where appropriate, we will notify you directly via email or other direct contact with you, and we also will post a notice on our home page that this Policy has changed.