Last modified: April 22, 2009
INFORMATION THAT WE MAY COLLECT
Personally Identifiable Information:
We may collect the following information when you sign up for a service:
- First name, last name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number
- Credit or debit card information, depending on your form of payment. We do not store any credit card information after your transaction is complete.
When a user visits any Web site owned or operated by Big Fish Games, we may collect the IP address that requested the display of one of our sites.
Sign Up and Survey information:
Any information you provide to us as part of your use of any Big Fish Games Web site will be stored as entered.
Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer by Web sites. Through your Web browser, cookies are only used by the Web site that wrote the cookie. Data stored in a cookie from Big Fish Games is only accessible by the Big Fish Games Web sites. Personal information stored in our cookies is encrypted and limited to your e-mail address and username.
Other Information Collected:
The Web browser or client software that you use to access Big Fish Games may transmit certain geographic information and information regarding the capabilities or features of your computer and/or software to us. We may also track other types of information, such as what games users play, how long our users have been members of any Big Fish Games businesses or programs, the last time a user visited Big Fish Games, and whether a user has won any of our games, sweepstakes or contests.
SECURITY OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
Big Fish Games takes all reasonable precautions to safeguard the privacy of your data. All data that we collect is stored on one or more secure database servers that cannot be accessed from outside our corporate network. Outside of our network, the only access to this data is that provided through our Web sites. Through our sites, access to personal information is completely controlled by user-defined e-mail addresses and passwords. Within our company, access to data is secured through a private user ID and password known only to personnel who have a need to know such information to perform their essential job functions. All employees of Big Fish Games are legally bound by a nondisclosure agreement that prevents the disclosure of any corporate or customer information to other parties.
USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
We use your username, e-mail address, and password to uniquely identify you as a user on any Big Fish Games Web site. We may use or display your username for the purposes of rankings, competitions or sweepstakes, chat identification, and/or game high scores.
We may use your contact information to process our newsletters and/or e-mail campaigns. Your contact information will allow us to notify you about new features, enhancements, resolution of site problems, handle and/or route your customer support questions and issues, and inform you of upgrade opportunities, sweepstakes, contests, prizes, and/or special events.
If you participate in our "Tell a friend" feature, your e-mail and IP addresses will be shared with the person to whom you send a game to using this feature. We may also use an IP address to exercise our ability to restrict access to the site by users who have violated our Terms of Service.
We may use other identifying information collected to calculate aggregate statistics about our user community or for security purposes.
Apart from what is described above, you will receive notice when information about you might otherwise go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share that information.
When you create a customer account with Big Fish Games, you are automatically registered to receive one or more of our newsletters, even if you previously opted out of receiving newsletters at the time you downloaded any game for free trial play. At any time, you may opt-out of receiving these newsletters by selecting the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any newsletter. Big Fish Games treats each of its consumer offerings individually, so if you are receiving mailings from more than one area of our website, if you want to unsubscribe you must do so with respect to each such area individually.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
CHAT & MESSAGING
Big Fish Games Web sites may operate message boards and/or chat areas where users can exchange ideas and communicate with each another. When posting to a message board or chat area, the information is being made publicly available in an online environment. Any information posted is the sole responsibility of the individual user.
We at Big Fish Games do not offer products for purchase by children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are under 13, you may use and access the Big Fish Games Web sites only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
Big Fish Games respects the privacy of parents and children and is committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If a parent believes that his or her child has submitted personal information to Big Fish Games, he or she can contact us via e-mail at email@example.com or postal mail at the address listed below. We will promptly delete the information upon learning that it relates to a child under the age of 13. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of online activities regularly.
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