Updated: July 24, 2020


Business Inside the Game (“BIG”) strives to spark ideas, collaborations and opportunities that create connections between sports, media, technology, business and culture.  We take privacy very seriously and make every effort to safeguard personal data while gathering information about the people who use, our mobile apps, platforms and related sites (collectively referred to as the “BIG Sites”). This privacy policy is intended to inform you of what information we collect, how this information is used and what steps we take to protect this information, as well as providing you a process to update, change or delete your personal data.  

This privacy policy does not apply to any website owned and/or operated by or on behalf of any third party even if we provide a link to such website on one of the BIG Sites.

When we refer to “you” or “your,” we mean the person accessing the BIG Site. If the person accessing the BIG Site acts on behalf of, or for the purposes of, another person, including a business or other organization, “you” or “your” also means that other person, including a business organization.  By using BIG Sites, you agree to our privacy policy. Please review this privacy policy periodically as we may update it from time to time. Each time you visit any BIG Site or provide us with information, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy at that time.

What information we collect

In order to operate the BIG Site and provide you with information, products and services that may be requested by or of interest to you, we collect various types of information.

1.     Personal information that you provide directly to us when you subscribe or register to become a member and save items to your profile or submit information through a form based on a specific request or purpose.

2.     If you make a payment, we collect and maintain certain transaction information.  We work with third parties like payment processors to process payments.  We do not collect, receive, process or store credit card or debit card numbers, or other third-party payment account credentials; this information is collected directly by these third parties.  Depending upon the Service, we may receive your username, name, email, the payment type, product(s) or service(s), and other transaction details, and maintain records of your purchase and subscription history.

3.     When you email us, call us, or otherwise send us communications regarding the BIG Sites, we collect and maintain a record of your contact details, communications and our responses.

4.     Data collected automatically such as tracking information, IP addresses or other data related to usage on BIG Sites.

5.     Cookies, to help us understand what areas of BIG Sites are most useful and interesting to our audience.

Information you provide directly to us

Account/profile information

At account/profile registration, you provide personal information, such as your name, email address and password, and you have the option to provide other information. If you create an account/profile through a user profile (such as Facebook, or other social media sites), then your information is sent from your profile to use in accordance with our privacy policy. We also collect information on your site activity when you favorite, save or watch talks.

Conference information

When required for BIG Conference registration, we collect and process your personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email address, and other preferences such as profile, photos and activity choices if applicable. At times, you may be asked to provide additional information, such as payment to provide under a secure conference registration process. When you provide your credit card number, it will only be shared with verified third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction, and only the last four digits will be stored.

Comments and other public activities

We may offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on BIG Sites. "Public activities" are any actions you take on BIG Sites that are designed to be visible to other users -- including comments, recommendations and ratings. Your account is public by default. If you choose to engage in public activities, any personal information you upload may be read, collected or used by third parties.

We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to submit in public forums. Information shared here may be used by others, potentially to send you unsolicited messages. If publicly posted information is not consistent with our terms of use, your content may be removed. For more information, see our Terms of Use.

Non-personal data collected automatically

Tracking information for our site

Other areas of the site automatically store non-personal information about the sites’ usage, popularity, and positive or negative impact. We perform statistical analyses of users of the site, and their viewing and participation patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our audience.

Device data

We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access BIG Sites, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other preferences automatically collected.

Data collected with cookies

Tracking usage

We use various technologies, such as Google Analytics cookies, to manage BIG Sites and track use of the content we provide, as well as Facebook to help us better target advertising on platforms that market BIG offerings to their users, and the YouTube API client to allow users to search for videos on YouTube. These technologies include:

  • standard web analytics information
  • behavioral advertising which allows third parties to collect cookies to help BIG advertise offerings more efficiently
  • aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing
  • data collected through HTML cookies, flash cookies, web beacons and similar technologies
  • demographics and other details to help us customize our sites based on your preferences
  • data on view counts and video search functionality Cookies provide a mechanism for us to understand how you use the site over time so that we can provide you the best user experience according to your expressed preferences. We do not sell this information to any third party, but may provide information to partners that assist us in updating, managing or maintaining our websites.

Location information

We may collect and use your location data (such as your country) to provide a tailored experience for your region, but we don’t collect any geolocation-specific data from you or your device. You can change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent your location data from being shared. If you wish to opt-out of tracking and cookies, please manage your privacy settings on your browser, or select other ways to turn off cookies and/or ad features.

How we use your data

We use your data for limited purposes and do not sell it to any third parties. Specific uses are defined below.  For residents in the European Union, we will only use your personal information if we have a legal basis to do so. This means that we will only use your personal information if this is necessary for the performance of our agreement with you, if you have given us consent thereto, to comply with a legal obligation or for our legitimate (commercial) interests, which we will communicate to you if such is the case.

Providing requested services

We may use the data to fulfill your requests for services and information. For example, using your contact information to respond to your customer service requests, or to enable registration for one of our conferences.


We use data we collect to send email newsletters, or information about conferences and BIG events (if you have opted in for this information). We may also use the data to send you email communications, such as information about your account or updates to the site.


We may disclose the information we collect from you to our affiliates or subsidiaries; if we do so, their use and disclosure of your personal information will be subject to this privacy policy.

Service Providers

We may disclose the personal information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf.


We may use the data to prevent illegal activities, to enforce our Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

Behavioral advertising

In order to help BIG better market on third party platforms, BIG works with third parties to collect information about your use of our website so that BIG can provide advertising about BIG’s offerings (such as products and services) tailored to your interests. That advertising may appear either on our website, on our apps, or on other websites.

Program specific uses

In addition to the uses identified above, we may use your personal information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your data or pursuant to your consent, such as applications for various BIG programs.

Media request forms

BIG collects and processes personal information to:

  • evaluate all requests made via a Media Licensing Request form
  • process media requests through our organization for licensing purposes
  • collect information and data regarding our license usage, permissions and scope of requests

Podcast programming

BIG collects and processes information to:

  • evaluate the application for participating in a current or future show
  • contact a participant if they are selected
  • if they are not selected, store the information provided for a future season of the show

BIG Conferences

BIG collects and processes personal information to:

  • evaluate the application for attending a BIG conference or events
  • process payment through our third party vendors that manage secure payment processing on BIG's behalf
  • process registrations and identifications for attendees
  • manage the information required for planning and running events, including exhibits, activities, parties and meals
  • communicate to registrants regarding notifications, newsletters, updates, and information pertaining to their application or future BIG events
  • show participation at BIG conferences through photography, recordings and video in and around BIG conferences
  • manage store and process photos which are maintained by BIG, it's photographers and audio visual teams, and/or distributed to BIG's partners
  • post photography and recordings from events on social media, and or photography sites

Steps we take to protect your privacy

To protect and prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, maintain data accuracy, prevent accidental loss, destruction, damage or theft of data, BIG implements and maintains security and organizational measures with commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.

Remember, when visiting a third-party site from any BIG Site, we do not control the privacy policies of other parties, so please check before browsing on those sites to ensure you agree with their terms.

Children Under Age

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 without verifiable parental consent. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 or under the age of 16 from the European Union without verifiable parental consent, we will delete it from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under age, please contact us at

International users

If you are visiting the BIG Sites from outside of the United States, your connection may be through and to servers located in the United States, your registration, profile, communications and access to the BIG Sites may be processed in and from the United States and all information you provide may be processed and maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States. By using the BIG Sites and providing your personal information to us, you authorize the transfer, storage and use of personal information to and in the United States.

BIG makes no representation that materials on the BIG Sites are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the BIG Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Correcting or updating personal information

If your personal information changes or you have reason to believe that your personal information, as we maintain it, is incorrect, and you are unable to change your personal information by logging into your account, you may contact us and we shall attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests for such changes. Note that some information may only be changed by contacting the administrator of the BIG Sites.

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time, and when the policy is updated, the version date will appear at the top of this privacy policy. If we make material changes, you will be notified here for a period of 30 - 60 days based on our last update.

Deactivating your account and managing privacy settings

You can request that your account/profile be deactivated at any time by contacting us. When your account/profile is deactivated, your user profile and all public activities (such as comments) will be hidden.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make any changes you request. Many such changes may be accomplished using batch processing (i.e., collecting a number of similar change requests and making all such changes at once), so the changes may not be immediately effective. If you require an immediate change to your personal information and are unable to make such a change using the available Site resources, please contact us.

Additional rights for EU residents

If you are a resident in the European Union, you have the following additional rights under the GDPR, subject to the conditions set forth therein: the right to request, suppress, restrict or delete your personal data that you have provided to us. If we use your personal data on the basis of your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. You also have the right to receive an electronic copy of your personal data for purposes of transmitting it to another company. Furthermore, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the use of your personal data infringes this privacy policy or applicable law.

If you would like to exercise your rights please send an email to specifying your request and we will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.