Privacy Policy and terms of service

Who we are

Our website address is

Our organization is part of the Triple A Youth Foundation, and the St. Louis Tennis Hall of Fame is a trademark of the Triple A Youth Foundation. Registration is pending.


When you make a donation or buy tickets to an event, we collect your name, email and phone number so we can keep you informed about any relevant changes. We also ask your permission to retain that information so we can keep you informed about news and other events you might be interested in.

Every website has to deal with spam. But we don’t want you to see or be inconvenienced by it. To that end we collect the IP address and browser user agent string of everyone who fills out any sort of form, compare the activities of the spammers against the activities of great people like you, and send the spammers on their way.

Another way we use forms is in comments. We may occasionally open some pages to comments, and if you leave a comment on one of those pages, we may send some code to the Gravatar service to see if you have stored a profile picture there. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After the moderators approve your comment, it will appear on the page along with your profile picture.


If you upload images to the website, it is a good idea to remove any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) from them. Location data has value to some website visitors, and it is possible to extract that data from images that harbor it.


When you fill out forms, as above, and opt in to saving your name, email address and website for further communications, you also have the option of saving that data in cookies. These are for your convenience, so you can avoid retyping your details every time you fill out another form. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

For the vast majority of the time, you won’t need to become a member of this site unless you want to start helping the Hall of Fame maintain it. Even if you buy merchandise or tickets, you will generally be sent to PayPal to complete your transaction, so the number of Hall of Fame cookies in your browser should be very small.

If you do become an official user of this site, and you have occasion to edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites—for example, the video profiles of our living inductees. Those items work as if you’re visiting the website they come from. In the case of the inductee videos, those are embedded on this site from YouTube. When you’re watching one of those videos, it is as if you were on YouTube itself, and the YouTube privacy policy applies.

That means YouTube, and any other site whose content gets embedded here, may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you fill out a form, we store the personal information in your user profile. You can always see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.