|TO:||MEET DIRECTORS, NATIONAL CHAIRS, REGIONAL CHAIRS, STATE CHAIRS AND TECHNOLOGY SCORE SUPPLIERS|
|FROM:||Kathy Feldmann, Vice President - Member Services|
Kathy Kelly, Vice President - Program
|DATE:||January 11, 2009|
|RE:||Allowed information for posting meet results on-line. No Athlete birth dates, addresses, club address or personal contact information is allowed.|
The intent of the memo is to state that athlete’s birth dates are not to be posted online at a public access website. It is because of the federal law. This includes pre-roster information, club listing of athletes and meet results. There are exceptions for approval avenues to the federal law with regards to age of the athlete, parent permission, athlete permission etc. but it is not in the best practice of this organization to try to interpret or define a federal law. It is the best practice for our meet directors not to show the date of birth.
Please note USA Gymnastics is reviewing its policies with regards to publishing birth dates of the national team members. I hope this helps clarify. I want to thank you all for paying attention to this. Although there have been a tremendous amount of questions, the good news is that people are paying attention and our communication channels are open and working. Thank you!
Vice President - Member Services