Revised: August 22, 2011
This policy covers the following personal information that Causely collects through your use of the Service:
- Contact information, such as first and last name, physical address, telephone number, e-mail address, country of residence and company/institution
- Transactional information, including information about the products and services you request, purchase, access or download.
- User preferences, such as product requirements, subjects of interest and other information you select in your profile when registering for and using the Service, or as indicated by your use of the Service
- Financial/credit card and payment information
- Usage statistics relating to your use of Causely products and services.
Information about You Received from an SNS.
When you use any Causely game at an SNS, where our games may be referred to as "applications," you allow Causely to access certain information from your profile for that site. The information you allow Causely to access varies by game and SNS platform, and it is affected by the privacy settings you establish at the SNS. You can control and find out more about these settings at the SNS where you play our games. For example, Causely may access and store some or all of the following information, as allowed by you, the SNS and your preferences:
- Your first and last name
- Your profile picture or its URL
- Your user ID number, which is linked to publicly available information such as name and profile photo
- The user ID numbers for your friends that are also connected to our game
- The login e-mail you provided to that SNS when you registered
- Your physical location and that of your access device
- Your gender
- Your birthday
If you play our games at a third-party SNS, Causely will be able to access and store profile and other information about you as described above. The categories of information you share with us will depend, in part, on the privacy settings you have established at the SNS where you access the application. Many SNSs allow you to control how you share information with third-party applications and websites, such as Causely games, through your privacy settings on those particular SNSs. Causely does not control what privacy settings those sites make available to their users, so we refer you to the privacy policies that are posted on those sites to learn what options they make available to their users. Causely does not offer an "opt out" option for specific fields that are shared by the SNS where you access and play the games.
Electronic Communications Protocols and Cookies.
Third-Party Cookies and Functions.
Causely may use a tracking technique that employs embedded URLs to allow use of the site without cookies. Embedded URLs allow limited information to follow you as you navigate the site, but is not associated with personal information and is not used beyond the session.
Causely may use embedded pixel technologies on selected pages for the purposes of identifying unique user visits to the Service, as opposed to aggregate hits, and to identify the pages viewed. We may also use embedded pixel technologies to determine whether the recipient of an e-mail has opened a particular e-mail.
Combining with Personal Information.
The information provided by these technologies may be re-associated with personal information by Causely.
Causely uses (and, where specified, shares) your personal information for the following purposes:
To facilitate game play.
Causely may use your personal information to register your account and allow play of our games, administer games and improve game play, identify and suggest connections with other users, enable user-to-user communications and facilitate other aspects of game play. In some Causely games, other players may be able to see your game name or pseudonym and a game profile. Your game profile may include your profile photo, which in certain cases can reveal your user ID number. Access to this information may allow others to view the public information associated with your related SNS account.
To engage in transactions.
Causely may use personal information such as name, physical address, telephone number, e-mail address and company/institution to engage in transactions with you, including contacting you about your registration or transactions.
To process transactions.
Causely may use financial/credit card and payment information to process your transactions. Causely may need to share some of this information with suppliers, delivery services, credit card clearing houses and other third parties to complete the transactions.
To provide support or other services.
Causely may use your personal information to provide you with support or other services that you have ordered or requested. In addition, Causely may use your personal information to respond to your inquiries or requests for information.
To tailor marketing to your needs and respond to your requests.
Causely may use your personal information to provide you with notices of new product releases and service developments. Causely also may use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters or other specific requests.
To select content, improve quality and facilitate use of the Service.
Causely may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third-party cookies), to help create and personalize Service content, facilitate your use of the Service (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry and enhance security), improve Service quality, track marketing campaign responsiveness and evaluate page response rates.
To comply with legal requirements.
As part of a merger or acquisition. Causely may disclose your personal information to a successor or acquiring entity as part of a merger, acquisition, reorganization or other transaction involving all or substantially all of Causely's assets.
Causely may share your personal information with its vendors, suppliers, contractors and other service providers in order to perform the functions set forth above.
Choices. We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information.
- We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our site or Service. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly at legal@Causely.com.
Changes to Personal Information. You may change any of your personal information by editing your Facebook profile or by sending an e-mail to us at unsubscribe@Causely.com. You may request deletion of your personal information by us, but please note that we may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may retain your information for fraud or similar purposes.
Your California Privacy Rights.
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident and your business relationship with Causely is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding Causely's disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third-parties' direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail message to legal@Causely.com with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by e-mail, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties' names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by Section 1798.83's requirements.
Security of Your Personal Information.
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your account information. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute secrecy.
Transfer of Information to Other Countries and Affiliates.
Causely's processing of the information that it collects may involve the transfer of that information to various countries around the world, including countries other than the one in which you reside. By submitting your information to Causely via the Service or in connection with your interactions with Causely offline, you consent to such transfers and to the processing of that information in various countries around the world, including countries other than the one in which you reside. We may also transfer data to our subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership or control for business purposes.
No Use by Minors.
The Service is intended for use by adults only. In connection with the Service, Causely does not promote online to children and does not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13). In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered information from children under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.