(Last Updated March 22, 2010)
What We Collect
Puzzoo gives you a number of options regarding what information you will give us:
When you register a profile with Puzzoo, your profile including any information (name, address, gender) will be registered with Puzzoo.
When you identify yourself on a Puzzoo site, you may identify yourself using a Puzzoo account.
When you identify yourself on a Puzzoo site, you may identify yourself through a social network account in which Puzzoo may receive additional information about your profile.
In addition to information about yourself, you may choose to share information about yourself in other content ("Content"), such as in games. Any action you perform with other players are considered public, and at your own discretion.
When you invite new members into your network or send messages through the Service, we collect and maintain on secure servers the information associated with those messages, including email addresses and content.
We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, Puzzoo games and other users of Puzzoo, to supplement your profile.
You should also be aware that most content delivered through Puzzoo games originates with another content provider. Such other content providers may place "cookies" on your browser, or otherwise gather information about you, including by asking you to provide information through the site itself.
Finally, in order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including information about users accessing the Puzzoo site or playing Puzzoo games or using SNS Apps on other sites, such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time ("Activity Information").
By using the Service, you consent to our retaining all the above-described information in anonymous form as long as Puzzoo sees fit.
Children Under The Age Of 13
Puzzoo does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Puzzoo or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on Puzzoo. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy(at)puzzoo(com)com
Children Between The Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
How We Use Your Information
We do not sell or rent your "Personally Identifiable Information" to any third party. We may, however, use certain information about you that is not personal.
We use public information collected to determine the kinds of content that you would like to view and to assist any advertisers in targeting their advertising.
We also use your name, email address and other information on our system to notify you of new product releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input. Those emails will contain an "unsubscribe" link should you ever decide you do not want to receive further emails.
You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. Puzzoo is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that Puzzoo receives.
We also use non-Personally Identifiable Information and certain technical information about your computer and your access of the Service (including your internet protocol address) in order to operate, maintain and manage the Service.
Puzzoo may disclose information about you to its partners in order to provide the Service, resolve service problems and correct errors in the Service, to communicate with you about the Service, to provide you with advertising and promotional information in connection with the Service, and to enhance your experience on the Service. However, we do not give our partners an independent right to share this information.
Due to our contractual obligations with these third parties and the need to share information to deliver and support the Service, we cannot provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of sharing information (whether Personally Identifiable Information or other information) with these third parties.
Controlling Your Personal Information
Be advised that if you send messages or post material containing personal information, that information may be collected and used by others.
You can terminate your account at any time which will remove your profile and other personal information from view. Puzzoo, however, may (but is not obligated to) keep information about you that is on its system following your termination. Please contact Puzzoo to terminate your account or for any other questions about your personal information.
Transfer of Information
You may decide to provide us with another person's email address so that person may be invited to join Puzzoo or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Service (such as when you upload an address book).
You may also provide us with another person's contact information for purposes of delivering information through SNS Apps. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited to join Puzzoo or received content through an SNS App. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from Puzzoo. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
Use of Information
Puzzoo may contain links to other web sites, and content in Puzzoo game and SNS Apps may be hosted by other web sites. In addition, as described above, most content offered through Puzzoo games or SNS Apps is served or hosted by other sites. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. It is up to you to review those policies yourself.
Third-Party Advertising Companies
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site and on certain Puzzoo games and SNS Apps. Our system and the third-party advertising technology uses information derived from Activity Information, Puzzoo's cookies on your hard drive, your visits to our site, the Puzzoo games that you view and the SNS Apps you use to target advertising within our site or Puzzoo games or SNS Apps. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on our site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your computer. Similarly, third-party advertising companies may provide us with pixel tags (also called "clear gifs" or "beacons") to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Beacons enable us to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits the site on which the beacon is located, and to learn which banner ads bring users to a given site.
Puzzoo does not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to third-party advertising companies. Note, however, that if an advertiser asks Puzzoo to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, women ages 18-24) or a segment of that group (for example, women ages 18-24 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third-party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience that they are trying to reach.
Puzzoo takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Puzzoo Web Site, please contact us at privacy(at)puzzoo.com
California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights
Under California law, California Residents who have an established business relationship with Puzzoo or one of its subsidiaries may choose to opt out of Puzzoo disclosure of personal information about them to third parties for direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, our policy is not to disclose personal information collected online to a third party for direct marketing purposes without your approval. If you choose to opt-out at any time after granting approval, email privacy(at)puzzoo(dot)com.