Crafty Games Website Privacy Statement
Crafty Games wants to give you the most exciting Internet experience possible. To help us figure out what you like and don't like about our Site, we may ask for your opinion from time to time. Crafty Games may request and/or collect information from you on a voluntary basis when you:
- Register as a member of our community
- Shop at one of our affiliate online stores
- Participate in contests, events, or promotions
- Send questions or comments via e-mail or forums to Crafty Games customer service
- Submit your resume to us online
- Fill out online surveys or answer online polls
The requested information may include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and home address. In addition, we may request demographic information such as your age, the gender and birth dates of those in your household, and game ownership and preferences.
Visitors purchasing goods and services through one of our affiliate online stores will need to provide a valid credit card number and expiration date, in addition to name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
To participate in some of our promotions, you may be asked to provide an e-mail address or screen name. Please do not use your real name for these promotions. For other Crafty Games promotions, we may request your name and home address in order to send you products or information by regular mail.
Crafty Games will only use personal information provided by you (such as name, mailing address, and e-mail address), and will only use it to respond to your specific inquiries and comments in correspondence directed by you to Crafty Games. Although we may retain your e-mail for a period of time, we will not use any personal information contained in your e-mail for any purpose other than responding to your specific inquiry or comments.
In order to improve the user experience at our Site, we may employ online surveys and polls for visitors to volunteer anonymous demographic information about themselves and provide us feedback about why they visit our Site and what we can do to improve the experience. Information collected through these surveys and polls is anonymous; we cannot identify who is submitting the information or tie it to other personally identifiable information a user may have provided us through another means.
Whatever the activity may be, we will only collect information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. If you choose not to submit personal information when requested, you may not be able to access certain areas of our Site.
Information Possession and Use
Crafty Games collects the personal information you provide on this Site. We may use the information you submit to send you advertising or promotional materials, including information about new products, contests, features and enhancements, special offers and other events of interest. We may also use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the products and services we provide you and can better meet your needs.
The demographic information you provide us (such as age and gender) is collected by Crafty Games and may be disclosed in aggregate to third parties. This aggregate demographic information cannot be used to personally identify you or your computer.
Crafty Games may share your personal information with outside entities hired to assist with internal website support operations (such as online product fulfillment groups, email services, and technical support personnel). These entities will not use your personal information for any other purpose, and will always maintain confidentiality, surveys, security, and integrity of all the personal information they obtain from us. Crafty Games employs the following entities for internal website support:
We may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability.
Crafty Games does not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personal information collected from and about its users to third parties. However, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, Crafty Games’ customer information may be transferred to Crafty Games’ successor or assign, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
Cookies, IP Addresses, and Analytics
Crafty Games uses "cookies" to enhance your experience at this Site. Cookies are pieces of information that we place on your computer to help us accurately understand how many consumers are visiting a particular site, how often they visit that site and what content they are most interested in viewing. For example, a cookie will allow us to remember certain things based on your Internet Protocol or "IP" address (an IP address is the string of numbers that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent across the Internet), such as the time and duration of your visits, how you navigated through our content and where you exited a particular site.
This Site collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit this Site’s use though Google Analytics. When visitors request pages on this Site, our servers log the visitors' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our community rules or to protect our service, Site, customers, or others.
Other information passively collected by Crafty Games is in the form of logs ― files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users' browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help Crafty Games determine (among other things) how many and how often users have visited our Site, which pages they've visited, and other similar data. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user, computer, or browser.
Linking to Third Party Sites
To provide relevant information not found on our Site and to facilitate online shopping, Crafty Games may provide links from this Site to third party sites. Crafty Games does not notify users when they are leaving this Site. Further, we encourage our users to read third party sites' privacy policies before submitting personal information.
If you do not want Crafty Games to send you e-mail or regular mail about our products and/or services, you can opt-out through the "My Account" link in the left-hand navigation or by submitting your username through our Contacts page.
Safeguarding your Personal Information
Crafty Games will only collect personal information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes, and we will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information you provide to us. Any information provided to us is housed in a secure datacenter, which can only be accessed by Crafty Games personnel.
Personal Information Review, Update, and Removal
After registering with this Site, you may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you, or inform us that you want us to remove your information from our database through the "My Account" link in the left hand navigation, or by sending us a message through our Contacts page. Please be sure to include in your message the e-mail address you used to register so that we can verify your request.
Questions and Complaints
Any questions or complaints about Crafty Games or this privacy statement can be addressed by dropping us a line through the Contacts page.