TappedOut.net Privacy Statement


Last Updated: May 30, 2010

This Statement of Privacy Practices (this “Privacy Statement”) states our practices for protecting the privacy of information that you provide to us through this Website or in any communication between us and you. If you are located in a non-US jurisdiction, please note that you will be transferring your personal information to the United States and other jurisdictions that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home country. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] with the subject line “Privacy Statement Inquiry”.

1. Revisions to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change, modify, supplement or replace all or part of this Privacy Statement from time to time and in our sole discretion, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating above when this Privacy Statement was last updated. When you visit this Website, you are accepting the current version of this Privacy Statement. We recommend that you revisit this Privacy Statement frequently to learn of any changes, especially before submitting any Personal Information (as defined below). Your continued use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of such changes. We will also take other steps as necessary depending on the nature of the changes, including obtaining your consent where required by local data protection laws, or providing you with the opportunity to delete your Personal Information.

2. What Personal Information We Collect, and How We Collect It

When contacting us through this Website, we will ask for your e-mail address and may also ask for other personally identifiable information, including, without limitation, your name, address, birthday, anniversary, and other information or data (collectively, “Personal Information”). We may also obtain Personal Information through e-mail correspondence if you contact us by e-mail or if you agree to receive periodic news, updates, and other correspondence from us. It may be a prerequisite for your contacting us that you provide us with specified Personal Information. Without your providing such Personal Information, we may not be able to respond to any inquiries, post any comments, or otherwise correspond with you. You agree that any Personal Information that you provide to us through this Website, and any other submission (for example, any comments or questions) are provided by you voluntarily and with full knowledge that such Personal Information and other submission may be collected and stored by us. We may store any Personal Information in a personal profile, in which case this Website will provide instructions for reviewing, changing, correcting, or updating your personal profile. Otherwise, if any of your Personal Information is incorrect or needs to be updated, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] and we will correct or update your Personal Information accordingly. However, before permitting your access to your personal profile or otherwise permit you to review, correct, or update your Personal Information, we may take steps to verify your identity, such as requiring your registration or login with us or providing other verifying information and using your previously stored Personal Information. We specifically do not collect information from children or minors without the consent of such child’s or minor’s parent or guardian. We presume that any submission or Personal Information provided by or for a child or minor was provided with the consent of such child’s or minor’s parent or guardian. If we become aware that Personal Information was provided without such consent, we will not store such Personal Information. When you provide Personal Information or other submissions to us, you warrant and represent that (i) none of such Personal Information is personally identifiable information of any other person that is provided without such other person’s express prior consent, and (ii) you are age 18 or older and have otherwise attained legal majority.

3. How We Use Your Personal Information

We use Personal Information and other submissions by you through this Website to respond to your requests, inquiries, and comments, to provide you with periodic news and updates if you agreed to receive periodic news and updates, and to otherwise correspond with you. When you register with us, you will select a user name (the “User Name”). We will post or disclose the User Name on this Website. However, we do not sell or lease any of your Personal Information and do not publicly disclose your identity behind the User Name unless you choose or request us to do so or as set forth in this Privacy Statement. If you agree to receive periodic news and updates from us, we will use your Personal Information to send you such news and periodic updates as well as automated e-mail messages, promotions, or marketing materials regarding our goods and services. You may opt-out from receiving further periodic news, updates, and promotional or marketing e-mails by sending an e-mail to us at [email protected] and typing the word “unsubscribe” in to the subject line. We may also offer items for sale on this Website, such as account upgrades, extra features, or receive donations. If you elect to purchase any such item, we will collect in connection with such purchase account information together with other Personal Information that we request in connection with processing such purchase and payments therefor (collectively, “Payment Information”). We will not use the Payment Information for any purpose other than in connection with performing the sale and to process and collect the payment therefor.

4. When and How we Disclose Personal Information

We may disclose Personal Information to, or enable access to Personal Information by, companies and individuals we engage or employ to perform business functions and services on our behalf. Such functions and services may include hosting or maintaining this Website, analyzing data, providing legal, accounting and marketing services, and providing other support services. All such parties will be under obligation to maintain the security and confidentiality of Personal Information. We will disclose any Payment Information as necessary to process and collect the payment for any purchase made by you on this Website or to otherwise enforce or assert any right or remedy that we may have. We will provide and disclose any Personal Information and any Payment Information to the extent required by any law or order or direction of any court or governmental entity or agency. Upon our suspicion of the access or use of this Website for a purpose or in a manner that may be unlawful, illegal, or infringing or in violation of the rights of any person or entity, we reserve the right to disclose and provide any possible evidence, including any Personal Information and Payment Information, to any investigating, prosecuting or litigating party.

5. Cookies

Certain other information may be recorded through standard electronic operations, such as through tracking or similar software, which is used primarily to enhance the online experience (for example, by tracking the type of browser used by you, the type of operating system, the domain name of the Internet service provider, and information for automatically optimizing the display and use of the Site by you) or internal purposes (for example, by tracking the number of visitors). This Website utilizes “cookies” (files placed on your computer by a website server) to track your online activities, including your registration, submissions, and information requests, in accordance with applicable law. Cookies will be stored on your computer until you delete them. We do not use cookies to collect Personal Information but track your online activities and may link that information with Personal Information you have provided to us. The web browser of your computer may be set to accept cookies automatically but you should be able to delete placed cookies or change the setting to decline the placement of cookies. Please consult your computer’s instructions in this regard. If you decline to accept cookies, it may prevent or interfere with your full viewing experience of this Website or your ability to communicate with us.

6. Security

We put in place reasonable and standard electronic procedures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access and to guard the integrity of your Personal Information. However, use of websites and transmissions over the Internet are never completely secure or error-free. As a result, we do not, and cannot, guarantee the security, accuracy, or completeness of the Personal Information that we collect from you. However, in certain locations on this Website, such as where users provide information to purchase goods, this Website may use encryption to protect such transmissions. Moreover, in general, this Website takes reasonable steps to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. If any part of this Website requires a password and user identification, it is your responsibility to safeguard your password and user identification to access this Website and to notify us at [email protected] if you ever suspect that this password or user identification has been compromised. You are solely responsible for any unauthorized use of this Website conducted via your password and user identification.

7. Deleting your data

Please contact [email protected] for requests to delete your data and account