Everyone has a right to privacy - under law and morally. We respect that. People who access our website are no exception. To operate our website we collect information that identifies you and enables us to contact you. We have a policy about the privacy of the information that we collect in the course of our operations.
1. The information that we collect.
We collect information that identifies you in some way and enables us to contact you. In our policy we refer to this as identifying information. Identifying information can be anything. Examples aren't limited to your name, user name and email address. Your physical address, a credit card number and even a government-issued identifying number (like a U.S. social security account number) can be identifying indormation. However, we are not talking about information that is in the public domain or that we could find when you did not supply it to us.
2. Why do we have a Privacy Rights policy?
3. How do we collect identifying information about our customers.
Every entry of your identifying information that is posted on our website is collected and stored when entered. When you register, the information that you post is collected and stored. The same applies when you open a FlashBattles™ services account, enter a contest, buy a product, respond to a survey or interact with one of our message boards.
4. What do we do with your identifying information?.
There are many ways that we have to use your identifying information to operate the FlashBattles™ web site. Some are obvious from the circumstances of your supplying identifying information, like entering, ordering, registering and claiming a prize. Some may not be obvious. We have to make governmental reports. We use identifying information to determine what our customers want and how effective our offerings are in responding to the preferences of our customers. Sometimes we have to pay royalties. Stored identifying information enables us to determine what royalties to pay and to whom, and yes, we use identifying information to contact our customers about the products and services that are available on our website. Sometimes we may use the email address that you have posted to tell you about these. We may also share your identifying information with other business that we trust so that they too may respond with communications to you about products and services that you may be interested in, or by posting their advertisements on our web site. (To enjoy our trust, the other business has to enter into an enforceable agreement with us to protect your identifying information at least as well as we do.)
6. You can opt out.
7. This is how we protect the confidentiality of your identifying information.
9. If you are younger than thirteen years, please don't enter or post your identifying information on FlashBattles.com! ™
10. What about tracking devices, like "cookies?"
There are small text files that many web sites install on a computer which accesses the web site. These text files enable the web site server to recognize the individual computer that accesses the web site. Such text files have a variety of colloquial names: cookies, web beacons and clear gliffs are some of them. Yes, we use “cookies,” but they delete when your session on FlashBattles.com™ ends. Our cookies don't contain your identifying information, but they may enable our server to connect your identifying information with your computer. If you hyperlink to someone else's web site, it may install a different cookie. We're not responsible for that.