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Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

Big 26 Baseball Classic® (Big 26) recognizes and respects the importance of your privacy. The following information will provide details of Big 26 policies to maintain ethical and legal standards regarding site visitation practices and gathering information.


Big 26 is operated by Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority (HHSE). HHSE is a division of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg (VHH).


We may use your address to help diagnose problems with our server. We may also use cookies to collect certain information based upon user behavior/patterns while visiting the Big 26 site or interacting with our advertisements, sometimes across multiple devices.  This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you just came from (whether this URL is on the site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address (which provides` general location data). Certain features of the web site may only be available through the use of such tools. We may share this information with our service providers to monitor how effective our advertisements are at inspiring you to visit the Hershey Harrisburg Region. 

This site contains links to other sites. Big 26 is not responsible for the content, privacy, accuracy, and practices of any linkable web sites.

Big 26 is a participation-driven event often requiring forms that ask for information including but not limited to name, date of birth, mailing address, email address, and additional information needed to effectively manage Big 26 programs. Visitors supplying this information are voluntarily providing details to assist Big 26 in processing registrations, enewsletter requests, and other services related to Big 26 programs. This contact information is only used by Big 26 and will not be shared (unless required by law) or sold to any other business or organization.



The Big 26 Baseball Classic® (Big 26) is operated by Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority (HHSE). Big 26 is committed to encouraging the highest levels of sportsmanship and excellence in high school baseball, and - through its Buddy Program - to offering a welcoming environment for athletic participation for children, teens, and young adults with special needs.


​HHSE is a division of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg (VHH). The mission of the Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority is to promote sports tourism and events initiatives in the Hershey Harrisburg Region, to forge mutually beneficial partnerships with new and existing clients, support locally produced events to expand audiences, encourage participation in physical activity and community events as a means to increase overall health and wellness for persons of all ages and abilities, and drive economic development as it relates to sports and events tourism.

VHH is the official non-profit partnership-based Destination Marketing Organization serving Dauphin County in Pennsylvania. Visit Hershey & Harrisburg is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive sales, marketing, and communication programs to compete for leisure, business, group, and sporting event travel market segments among leading and national destinations.

We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. This Privacy Notice describes Big 26 Baseball Classic’s policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data and sets forth your privacy rights. We recognize that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.


Data Protection Officer and Data Protection Representative

Big 26 is an event operated by Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority (HHSE), which is a division of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg (VHH). Each entity is jointly located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the United States. VHH has appointed an internal data protection officer to guide operating procedures for all VHH-owned sites, including Questions and concerns specific to may be directed to the designated HHSE & Big 26 data protection representative via the contact information below. For the balance of the Privacy Policy, the contact information for the HHSE & Big 26 data protection representative will be repeated.

HHSE & Big 26 Data Protection Representative

Name: Allison Rohrbaugh

Address: 3211 N Front Street, Suite 301-B, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717.231.2980


VHH Data Protection Officer

Name: Heather Novack

Address: 3211 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717.231.2982



Consumer Privacy Information

How we collect and use (process) your personal information

Big 26 collects personal information about its consumers. This information includes but is not limited to: first name, last name, home address, email, and phone number. We use this information to provide customers with goods and services, including events and e-newsletters. Big 26 only collects data we see as necessary from our customers. We do not sell personal information to anyone and only share it with third parties who are facilitating the delivery of Big 26 services.


  1. Personal information you give to us
       A. Publications

Big 26 offers content for consumers. Consumers may receive newsletters by email, after a user profile is created with us which involves providing Big 26 with at least your first name and last name, and email address.

Consumers may manage their Big 26 email newsletter subscriptions by subscribing or unsubscribing at any time in a link at the bottom of the email or by contacting us directly. If you have any difficulties managing your email or other communication preferences with Big 26, please contact us at


B. Registration Information

Registration processes often involve the collection of a variety of personal information. While each event may require unique data, this section offers an overview of the kind of information that could be required for participation.


Event Registration: Big 26 players, Buddy Program participants, volunteers, coaches, and related event staff may be asked to submit personal information including but not limited to information such as name, email, phone numbers, mailing address and date of birth. This common registration information allows us to effectively manage the event and to communicate information about Big 26 and other services or promotions that may be relevant.

Participants may, at any time, opt out of participating in an event and from receiving event information and future communications.

Medical Information: As part of the registration process, we may also require medical information for safety and emergency purposes. This information may include but is not limited to name, emergency contacts, insurance information, allergy history etc. This information may be stored by a secure third party and is safeguarded by select Big 26 staff members via password protection for internal access. Big 26 does not hold, bank, or archive this information beyond a reasonable post-event period. During the registration process, the Medical Information form will provide event-specific notes about how, when, and why the information will be used.

Payment Information: As part of the registration process or during check out for other goods and services on the Site or at our events, Big 26 or our payment processing partners may ask you to provide your personal information in order to process your transactions and ship your orders. This information may include your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and financial account information including payment card information. Details regarding the terms and conditions, privacy and security policies of our payment processing partners are made available at the point of transaction.


          C. Your correspondence with Big 26 for Consumers

If you correspond with us by email, the postal service, or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained in it and use it to respond to your inquiry. As always, if you wish to have Big 26 “erase” your personal information or otherwise refrain from communicating with you, please contact us at


         D. Purposes for processing your data for Consumers

As explained above, Big 26 processes your data to provide you with the goods or services you have requested, including event registrations, enewsletters, and other content. We use this information to refine our goods and services to better tailor them to your needs and to communicate with you about other services Big 26 offers.

Disclosures to Third Parties:

Big 26 may share personal information with certain third parties in order to carry out mutually understood goals and provide certain services.

College Coaches and Scouts: Many participants in Big 26 programs are typically high school all-stars interested in showcasing their talents to college coaches and scouts. Big 26, per notice in the event’s Terms & Conditions, shares information such as player contact information, skills results, and any academic information provided during registration with college baseball coaches and scouts who may be interested in the player’s recruitment.

Service Providers: Big 26 may enter into service agreements with providers that help us to effectively manage many aspects of our organization, such as online event registration and ticketing platforms, consumer engagement technology providers, online forms platforms, internet marketing companies, e-commerce payment processors, and email marketing tool providers.

Sponsors or Event Partners: This includes organizations that sponsor or associate with Big 26 to offer information, coupons, special discounts, contests, games, promotions, and special events.

Big 26 will provide clear guidelines and expectations with these third parties to help ensure your personal information remains protected, and the use of your personal information by such third parties may also be governed by these third parties’ own privacy policies.

Use of the website for Consumers

As is true of most other websites, Big 26’s website collects certain information automatically and stores it in log files. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the Big 26 website, including a history of the pages you view. We use this information to help us design our site to better suit our users’ needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences. The Big 26’s website also uses cookies.

Cookies and web beacons

Cookies are pieces of data that a Web site transfers to a user's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage, e-mail response and tracking.

The Site uses cookies and Web beacons to provide enhanced functionality on the site (e.g., user ID and password prompts) and aggregate traffic data (e.g., what pages are the most popular). These cookies may be delivered in a first-party or third-party context. Big 26 may also use cookies and web beacons in association with e-mails delivered by Big 26. Our Site also captures limited information (user-agent, HTTP referrer, last URL requested by the user, client-side and server-side clickstream) about visits to our Site; we may use this information to analyze general traffic patterns and to perform routine system maintenance. Web beacons may also be used to determine travel preferences when browsing online. A third-party service we currently use assigns a unique identifier (a random, unique string of characters) to the user. These tags do not collect an individual's name, username, email address or physical address, but we may store and associate a hashed email address or a mobile device ID with the tag data that is collected. Through these identifiers, information about what the user does on our website is collected. This third party may engage in cross-device data collection and targeting, when the relevant data is collected to build segments.

You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

Additionally, Big 26’s site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for information collection processes on these sites and cannot control how the information is used. We suggest reviewing the privacy policies on any external linked sites.

This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however; please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using the Big 26 website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


When and how we share information with others for Consumers

For consumers, the Big 26 website uses interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and others. If you choose to "like" or share information from the Big 26 website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your site visit to your personal data.


Transferring personal data from the EU to the US

Big 26 endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with Big 26 and the practices described in this Privacy Notice. Big 26 also minimizes the risk to your rights and freedoms by requesting only the data necessary to facilitate communication and execution of mutually understood goals, and by purging sensitive information (especially in the case of but not limited to event registrations) in a timely fashion.


Data subject rights

This Privacy Notice is intended to provide you with information about what personal data Big 26 collects about you and how it is used. If you have any questions, please contact us at


If you wish to confirm that Big 26 is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data Big 26 may have about you, please contact us at

You may also request information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside Big 26 might have received the data from the Big 26; what the source of the information was (if you didn’t provide it directly to Big 26); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by Big 26 if it is inaccurate. You may request that Big 26 erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions. You may also request that Big 26 cease using your data for direct marketing purposes.

Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost upon request made to Big 26 at If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, Big 26 will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, Big 26 will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.

Security of your information

To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of this Site, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees' privacy responsibilities.

Data storage and retention

Your personal data is stored by Big 26 on the servers of the cloud-based database management services Big 26 engages, located in the United States. Big 26 retains data for the duration of the consumer’s  relationship with Big 26. For more information on where and how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure and portability, please contact the HHSE & Big 26 data protection representative at

Changes and updates to the Privacy Notice

By using this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this Site or any Big 26 benefits or services. You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You also agree to arbitrate such disputes in Pennsylvania, and to abide by any limitation on damages contained in any agreement we may have with you.


As our organization, partnership and benefits change from time to time, this Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use at this Site. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of this Site.


Questions, concerns or complaints

Please contact HHSE & Big 26 data protection representative:

HHSE & Big 26 Data Protection Representative

Name: Allison Rohrbaugh
Address: 3211 N Front Street, Suite 301-B, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.231.2980


This Privacy Policy was updated on 2.25.2021

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