Last Updated: January 27, 2012
Personal Information We Collect From You
Website Visitors. We collect information when you visit the Website through cookies, clear gifs and other means such as your IP address, browser type, ISP, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We store this information (“Log File Information”) in log files.
How We Use Personal Information
Any personal information that you submit to us remains your property however, we may use this personal information to administer the Website and Service and also as described below.
Email and Other Communications. By providing your email address, you expressly consent to receive sign-up and other game-related emails from us as well as third party advertising emails. By signing-up as a Member, you expressly consent to receive game messaging and other communications from us periodically, typically weekly, via email. As a Member, you may control the frequency with which you receive communications by changing your account preferences on the Website.
You can also opt-out from receiving any further promotional emails by following the opt-out link we include at the bottom of each email we or our partners send.
Service-Related Announcements. We will send you service-related announcements when it is necessary to do so. For instance, for Members we send emails confirming changes you make to your account information, Virtual Currency purchases, and similar matters. If you cancel your Account, we may send you a confirmatory email.
Customer Service. Based upon the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us, we will send you a welcoming email verifying your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request and to manage your account.
Log File Information. When you visit our Website and use our Service, we use Log File Information to create a “profile” of your preferences and game play. We tie your Personally Identifiable Information and your preferences and game play data to information in the profile to tailor the game information that we send to you, and to improve the content of the Website. We also use this information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movements around the Website and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We link this automatically-collected data to Personally Identifiable Information.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (Non-Personally Identifiable Information). We compile aggregated demographic information about our Members to better focus our Service, to meet our Members’ needs and preferences, and to assist in our marketing efforts. We may also share aggregated data about our Member base including the number of Members that we have.
We compile game play information and post the results on the Website and may use the results in advertisements and other promotional materials.
Except as noted above, we do not link aggregate user data with Personally Identifiable Information.
Removal of Your Information/Opting Out
At your request, we will remove Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, deleting your Personal Identifiable Information or otherwise opting-out of
receipt of communications from us or third parties will only change or delete the data in our database for purposes of transacting future business on the Sites and for managing future communications from us and third parties. These
We provide users with the option to opt-out from receiving information sent via email on behalf of third party advertisers. Users may unsubscribe from receiving emails at any time by following the instructions contained at the end of every email. Unsubscribe requests can only be processed if you have registered with us in the first instance. If you have not registered with us and wish to opt out of receiving emails from a particular sender, please consult that sender’s opt out policies or contact that sender.
Information sent on behalf of third party advertisers may be prepared several days in advance, so users may continue to receive email and/or text messaging from us for up to ten days following the unsubscribe procedures detailed above. If, after that point, a user is still receiving email and/or text messaging from us, the user should contact us at email@example.com.
Cookies and Pixel Tags
A “pixel tag” is an invisible tag consisting of a few lines of computer coding placed on certain pages of Sites you may visit. We may use “pixel tags” to do “pixel tracking.” Pixel tracking, a common practice, uses pixel tags to track an individual user’s online activity in connection with online advertisements. Pixel tracking measures the effectiveness of these advertisements and compiles aggregate and specific usage statistics. For example, if you sign up for our Service or visit the Website from an advertisement on another Website, or in an HTML based email, the pixel tag will allow the advertiser to track that their advertisement brought you to our designated landing page and/or the Website. If you visit our Website and we provide links to another Website, we may also be able to determine that you were sent to and/or transacted with that third party Website from our Website. This data is collected for use in our marketing and research. Personally Identifiable Information about you is not collected by us in connection with this process.
Links to Other Sites
The Website may contain links to other Sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other Sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website or otherwise access a third party’s Website, to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that you visit.
Bulletin Boards / Chat Rooms / Public Profile Page
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on the Website, you should be aware that any Personally Identifiable Information that you submit there can be read, collected and/or used by other users of those forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personally Identifiable Information that you choose to submit in those forums. We reserve the right to terminate the Member status of anyone who uses those forums in a manner inconsistent with our Terms of Service.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your Personally Identifiable Information changes, or if you no longer desire our Service, you may correct, update or delete your Personally Identifiable Information by making the change(s) or deletions, as applicable, on your MyProfile page on the Website, by emailing our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
No information should be submitted to, or posted at, the Website by visitors under eighteen (18) years of age without parental consent, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Identifiable Information from such individuals without parental consent. The Website and Service are not for use by individuals under thirteen (13) years of age. If you are older than thirteen (13) years of age but under eighteen (18) years of age, you may use the Website and/or Service, but only where you have a parent’s consent. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security, and therefore you transmit information to us at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Access to this personal information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public. All of our users’ personal information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personal information. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all Verge Games user personal information. Employees not adhering to our written firm policies are subject to disciplinary action. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we will notify you and any applicable regulatory agencies if we learn of an information security breach of your Personal Identifiable Information. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.
If you have any questions about the security practices of the Website, you can email us at email@example.com.
If we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personally Identifiable Information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Identifiable Information.
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