(EFFECTIVE AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2010)
The types of information we collect
We have several areas where you can submit information to us, and we also have features that automatically collect information from the users of the Thuuz Services and visitors to our Site.
Information voluntarily provided by you
Registration: you must register with us to use our free ad-supported game alerts. During registration to the Thuuz Services, you must provide your email address and you must supply a password to us. It is your responsibility to keep your password strictly confidential.
Communications from Thuuz: In order to keep our registered users and subscribers informed about the Thuuz Services' latest developments and features, we may send messages to your personal email address, or for subscribers to mobile Services, to your mobile telephone number, that you provided to us while registering for the Thuuz Services. We may also send newsletters or promotional emails to you. In the event we send you a promotional e-mail, each such email will include instructions detailing how you may unsubscribe from our mailing list.
Contacting Us: You are always free to contact us with a question or problem related to your use of the Thuuz Services. Our standard business practice is to retain any communications from our registered Thuuz Services users, subscribers and Site visitors to help us to serve each of you better.
Links: When using our Thuuz Services, you may click through certain links or promotions that will enable you to purchase products or use services provided by our Partners. Some of these Partners may share certain information that you provide to them with us. By clicking on and through to a link or promotion via the Thuuz Services, you agree to allow us to receive and use any information (except for credit card information) that you may provide to our Partners, under the same terms and conditions as if you provided your information directly to us. We are not, however, responsible for any other Web sites or services, or their respective privacy policies or how they treat information about their members. We strongly advise you to check their privacy policies to find out how they are treating your personal information.
Marketing Data: We may purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. We may also associate this marketing data to the personally identifiable information they have provided to us.
Automatic Data Collection
Web beacons: Web beacons, also known as gifs, are electronic images that may be used on the Site or in our emails. A Web beacon may be used on our Web pages to collect information, deliver cookies, count visits, compile statistics on usage and campaign effectiveness and in our emails to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
Other types of information collected: In order to better improve the Thuuz Services, we capture other data such as a registered user's or subscriber's search criteria and results, date, time, connection speed and the IP address of each registered Thuuz Services user, subscriber and Site visitor. We keep this information for our internal security audit log, aggregate trend analysis, and system administration.
When and with whom we may share your information with
Legally affiliated entities: In the event that Thuuz is merged with another entity, or in the event of a transfer of our assets, Site or operations, Thuuz may disclose or transfer your personal information in connection with such transaction. In the event of such a transfer, Thuuz will notify you via email or by posting a prominent notice via the Thuuz Services for 30 days of any such change in ownership of Thuuz resulting in a change of control of your personal information.
Legally compelled disclosure: We will also disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing your personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (whether intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.
Bankruptcy: You should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit your personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without your permission.
Thuuz endeavors to protect the security of your personal information and your choices for its intended use. We store your personal information on a secure server, and use procedures designed to protect the personal information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Although we will take (and require our third-party providers to take) commercially reasonable security precautions regarding your personal information collected from and stored by the Thuuz Services, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any of your personal information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from a user, will be free from unauthorized access, and we disclaim any liability for any theft or loss of, unauthorized access or damage to, or interception of any data or communications. By using the Thuuz Services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send any personal information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. We follow commercially reasonable security precautions to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during the transmission and once we receive it.
Compromise of personal information
THIS SITE IS NOT MEANT FOR MINORS. We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. The Site is not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target the Site to children under 13.
We may not intend to collect or solicit information from people who are minors. However, as a condition of use for minors in those countries or regions where information gathering from minors is considered illegal, guardians will be responsible for accompanying minors for prevention of any unexpected circumstances when they access the Site.