Updated October 10, 2007
What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?
Games, Contests and Promotions. The Company offers games, contests and other promotional activities that may require online registration. Persons wishing to participate in those activities are asked to provide certain personal information. Some of the information requested for this purpose is optional, but other information, such as email address or street address, is mandatory because it will be needed to notify and identify winners, or to deliver promotional rewards. Also, some activities may require the selection of a user ID and password by the participating individual.
"Contact Us" and Comment Features. The Company encourages visitors to its websites to contact us with questions and comments. Email addresses and other information of persons using these features may be collected in order to facilitate our responses to those inquiries.
Purchases of Merchandise. The Company websites may offer individuals the opportunity to purchase branded merchandise online. In connection with those purchases, customers may be asked to submit personal information, such as shipping addresses and credit card information, which is required to complete the transaction. The Company may also offer a membership program, through which purchasers of its products may receive discounts on their online purchases. Membership registration may involve the submission of personal information to the Company and assignment of a user ID and password.
Special Promotions and Product Information. The Company also may offer you the opportunity to provide you with email updates and announcements concerning our products and special promotions. Personal information you have provided to the Company may be used to facilitate those communications.
Additional Services. The Company also may offer you the opportunity to participate in promotions and other activities utilizing offline technology such as SMS (short message service) and MMS (multimedia message service) for mobile phones. If you elect to participate in such activities, you may be asked to submit personal information such as mobile phone numbers.
When do we disclose the personal information we collect?
Except as provided herein, the Company will not sell or rent personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties.
The Company requires persons and companies to which it discloses personal information to restrict their use of such information to the purposes for which it has been provided by the Company, to adequately protect the information, and not to disclose that information to others. The Company cannot be responsible, however, for any damages caused by the failure of unaffiliated third parties to honor their privacy obligations to the Company. Similarly, the Company is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites that are linked to our websites.
Personal information relating to you may also, for the above purposes, be transferred world-wide throughout the Company’s world-wide organization including to other related entities. In particular, we may transfer information to any country (including the USA and other countries which may not offer the same level of data protection as [insert country]).
In addition to these limited disclosures of personal information, the Company may provide its affiliates or unaffiliated third parties with aggregate information about visitors to our sites. For example, we might disclose the median ages of visitors to our websites, or the numbers of visitors to our websites that come from different geographic areas. Such aggregate information will not include information of any individual visitors to our websites.
The Company may provide personal and other information to a purchaser or successor entity in connection with the sale of the Company, a subsidiary or line of business associated with the Company, or substantially all of the assets of the Company or one of its subsidiaries, affiliates or lines of business.
Special Note for Parents
The Company takes seriously any obligations it may have under applicable law concerning the collection of personal information from children [omit or insert applicable minimum age to participate]. Where appropriate, the Company will specifically instruct children not to submit personal information to our websites and/or will take reasonable steps to ensure that we obtain parental consent to such submission.
How do we protect your personal information?
The Company takes measures to prevent unauthorized intrusion to its websites and the alteration, acquisition or misuse of personal information by unauthorized persons. Notably, user IDs, passwords and credit card information submitted by users of our websites are encrypted using [Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") or other encryption mechanisms.] [confirm if applicable] However, the Company cautions visitors to its websites that no network, including the Internet, is entirely secure. Accordingly, we cannot be responsible for loss, corruption or unauthorized acquisition of personal information provided to our websites, or for any damages resulting from such loss, corruption or unauthorized acquisition.
How do we maintain the integrity of your personal information?
The Company has procedures in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete and current for the purposes for which it is collected and used. You may review the information that you have provided to us and where appropriate you may request that it be corrected. If you wish to review your personal information please call [insert number] or send a request to: [insert address]
What other information do we collect?
When you access and interact with one of our websites, we may collect certain information often referred to as "click stream data." Such data may include the type of Internet browser and operating system you are using, the pages and information you accessed on our site, the total time spent on our site, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. Also, where you have previously identified yourself in the registration process as affiliated with a particular business or organization, we may record the fact that a representative of your business or organization visited the site, along with other click stream data concerning that visit. We may associate click stream data with your personally identifiable information while you are actively logged onto our sites, in order to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. We will not obtain any click stream data when you are outside our sites, except the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.
Information placed automatically on your computer – Cookies
Offline v. Online Practices
This Policy applies solely to the Company's information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with its websites in [insert country], and does not apply to any of our data collection conducted offline or outside of [insert country].
Changes to this Policy
This Policy is the sole authorized statement of the Company's practices with respect to the collection of personal information through the Company's websites and the subsequent use and disclosure of such information. Any summaries of this Policy generated by third party software or otherwise (for example, in connection with the "Platform for Privacy Preferences" or "P3P") shall have no legal effect, are in no way binding upon the Company, shall not be relied upon in substitute for this Policy, and neither supersede nor modify this Policy.
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