Site Policies

The Figure Skater's Website is privately published as a service to the figure skating community. It is my hope that all will benefit in an appropriate manner from the content contained herein.

This site is not an official site of US Figure Skating, the ISI, the PSA, or any other club or organizing body, nor is it or its content officially endorsed by any of the aforementioned. I've tried to correctly state all facts, rules, and insights, but my words here carry no official sanction. So if you find any errors here, the problem is mine, and neither the fault nor the representation of any other organization. All opinions published are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the official position of any of the aforementioned bodies.

OWNERSHIP: The Figure Skater's Website is owned and operated by Korte Web Services, LLC, which is solely responsible for its content.

COPYRIGHT: All original content is Copyright 1994-2017 by Korte Web Services, LLC. Permission is granted for clubs, rinks and schools to reproduce materials for instructional or non-profit purposes, with attribution.

COOKIES: The Figure Skater's Website may send "cookies" to your PC for the purpose of storing your sk8stuff site preferences, if applicable. The site does not interrogate your computer for any personal information whatsoever, and does not collect or share personal data with any marketing firms, mass mailers or vendors.

Special note re cookies for Administrators and persons with site "Logons": a small number of individuals are setup with special logon accounts for administrative or registration purposes. When these individuals are logged in, cookies are used to maintain status information during the data entry session.

INFORMATION SECURITY: The Figure Skater's Website respects your privacy. The Figure Skater's Website collects skating information and personally-identifiable information such as postal and email address, phone numbers, birthdate for the purpose of competition registration and club/rink services related to skating. Such information is explicitly entered by those individuals for that purpose. Such information is transmitted over secured (https) channels and is stored in encrypted fashion in site databases. When credit card or other financial information is collected for payment purposes it is collected over secure channels by a reliable 3rd-party payment processor (Stripe), and that information is never seen or stored by Figure Skater's Website or its owner/operators. The Figure Skater's Website does not collect or share personal data with any marketing firms, mass mailers or vendors.

MINORS: All persons under the age of majority are forbidden to enter personal information into the Figure Skater's Website, without the permission and knowledge of their parent or legal guardian.

RANDOM PHOTOS: The Figure Skater's Website publishes occasional photos of skaters, friends, and family members as seen at skating events. We post these photos in the spirit of reflecting glimpses of people and life within the skating world. Individuals in said photos are not pre-selected nor purposely excluded, but are randomly included as seen. Whenever minors are included in random photo images, names are not displayed. All photos representing skaters are for private viewing only, and are not to be republished or used for any commercial purpose.

DEMONSTRATION PHOTOS: On some pages on the Figure Skater's Website, skaters are pictured for the purpose of demonstrating elements. These skaters are acknowledged by name and club, but are not financially or otherwise compensated for their demonstration. Such photos are used only with the permission of their parents or legal guardians. All photos representing skaters are for private viewing only, and are not to be republished or used for any commercial purpose.

APPLAUSE PHOTOS: On some pages on the Figure Skater's Website, skaters are pictured for the purpose of congratulating Test accomplishments. These skaters are acknowledged by name and club. Such photos are used only with the permission of their parents or legal guardians. All photos representing skaters are for private viewing only, and are not to be republished or used for any commercial purpose.

PHOTO-REMOVAL: Anyone may request removal of any photo posted on the Figure Skater's Website at any time, by simply emailing the webmaster.

We openly welcome your input. We want your experiences in figure skating, and at the Figure Skater's Website to be good ones. Please contact the webmaster or call anytime with any questions, ideas or concerns.