Collection and Use of Information
By using the Flarb Sites and Services, users agree that Flarb may share with other parties aggregate information and non-identifiable information gathered by Flarb in the course of your use of the Flarb Sites and Services. “Aggregate information” is information that describes the habits, usage patterns, and demographics of users as a group but does not describe or reveal the identity of any particular user. “Non-identifiable information” is information about a user that is presented in a form distinguishable from information relating to other users but not in a form that personally identifies contact and/or billing information for any user, or enables the recipient to communicate directly with any user unless agreed to by the user in advance of such communication. Aggregate information and/or non-identifiable information may be used by Flarb for any purpose, including, without limitation, to improve the Flarb Sites and Services, for internal marketing studies, or simply to collect demographic information about Flarb’s users.
Flarb may use contact information provided by users to send information about (i) Flarb and the Flarb Sites and Services for which you subscribed or otherwise used or accessed, including, without limitation, news about product updates, contests, events, and other promotional materials, and (ii) only if the users agree to receive such communications, for unrelated products or services. “Personally identifiable information” is information that permits a recipient to identify you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and credit card information. While Flarb collects personally identifiable information on a voluntary basis for the use of the Flarb Sites and Services, Flarb’s collection of personally identifiable information may be a requirement for access to certain parts of the Flarb Sites or Services. We may collect personally identifiable information from you from a variety of ways, including when you (a) make an online purchase from the Flarb Sites, (b) register to become a member or user of the Flarb Sites and Services, (c) voluntarily provide it when you use the Flarb Site and Services, (d) disclose it in a public area of the Flarb Site and Services, or (e) provide it when you communicate with us.
If you make an online purchase or register to become a member or user of the Flarb Sites and Services, we may use the personally identifiable information that you provide in connection with such purchase for shipping and billing purposes, to administer and manage your account, or provide promotional updates regarding such Flarb Sites and Services as contemplated above. In addition, we may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical or security issues related to the Flarb Sites and Services you requested, confirming you requested a product or service, or providing periodic updates or information relating to the Flarb Sites and Services you requested. For so long as you are subscribed to or otherwise using or accessing a Flarb Site or Service, you will not be able to choose to unsubscribe from these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the product or service you have chosen. Except in the cases described below, Flarb will not share personally identifiable information with any third-party unless the user agrees to such disclosure in advance.
Flarb may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including, without limitation, packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail, providing billing and collection services, conducting customer surveys, and processing event registration. We will only provide these companies the information reasonably required to perform the applicable service, and they will be prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. When these companies collect and/or have access to the personally identifiable information you provide, we require that they protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information they collect or have access to in the course of their engagement by Flarb. Also, in certain cases, your personally identifiable information may be collected directly by our authorized distributors, sublicensees or subcontractors in connection with certain products or services made available through web sites operated by such companies. In these cases, the privacy policies of such companies will apply rather than Flarb’s policy. If providing the information is a requirement of usage, the user may elect to decline to use that particular product or service.
Flarb may disclose your personally identifiable information or otherwise use such information to communicate with you if required or permitted to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process or any governmental request; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Flarb or its affiliated companies, licensors or licensees; (c) enforce the Terms of Service or any applicable License Agreements; or (d) protect the personal safety or interests of Flarb employees, users of Flarb products or services, or members of the public in urgent circumstances. We also may disclose your personally identifiable information to a third-party that alleges that you have infringed their intellectual property rights, subject to reasonable verification of such claims.
In the event of a merger or consolidation of Flarb, or the sale of all or substantially all of its stock or assets, or the transfer of the operation and distribution of certain products or services to a third-party, or bankruptcy of Flarb, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to Flarb’s successor or assign resulting from such events.
Children Under The Age of 13
Once a child states that his/her age is under 13, we do not collect or store any personally identifiable information such as name, address, or email address. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when on-line. Teenagers under the age of 17 and over the age of 12 should encourage their parents to review this policy and to contact us if they would like to opt out of receiving communications from us or removing personally identifiable information.
Cookies are bits of electronic information stored on a user’s hard drive to provide information needed by the user on a regular basis. They are often used to save web site customizations and web site login information.
We use third party media management tools and services to deliver ads on our behalf across the Internet. Such third parties may also collect anonymous information about your visits the Flarb Sites and Services. This is primarily accomplished through the use of anonymous cookies, and a technology device, commonly referred to as a Web Beacon or Action Tag, which we place on various pages within the Flarb Sites and Services and other online content or in e-mails, that allow such third parties to collect anonymous information. Such third parties may use information about your visits to the Flarb Sites and Services and other websites in order to provide ads about goods and services of interest to you.
From time to time, Flarb may provide online chat (voice or text) rooms and/or forums to users. Any information that is disclosed in these chat rooms and forums is public information and users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in such chat rooms and forums. If you voluntarily disclose information in a public area of the Flarb Sites and Services, such as a voice or text chat room or forum, that information may be collected and used by a third-party to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements or for other purposes. We do not control the actions of these third parties in public areas of the Flarb Sites and Services, so if you disclose information in a public area, you do so at your own risk. Further, any communication (voice or chat) within any online game or any other communication feature within the Flarb Sites and Services (e. g. instant message services or voice), including without limitation, communications conducted “privately” with another person, go through Flarb’s servers and any such communications that you send or receive may be monitored by Flarb. Resumes
Storage and Security of Information
Personally identifiable information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Flarb or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Flarb Sites and Services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Flarb will take reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Corrections, Updates and Removal of Information If you are concerned about the accuracy of personally identifiable information maintained by Flarb or would like your personally identifiable information removed from Flarb’s records, you may use the tools, if any, made available with the particular Flarb Site or Service to update or remove such information or you may contact us by e-mail or mail at the address set forth below. If you choose to delete your personally identifiable information, you may not be able to access some areas of the Flarb Sites or Services to which you have subscribed. For your protection, you will be required to provide proof of your identity to obtain a copy of your personally identifiable information. We will not provide a refund for any prepaid service which is inaccessible to you because of your deletion of personally identifiable information. We may still retain your information in our files, however, to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreements, and due to technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of our web sites.
No Absolute Safeguards
Although we will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your information, transmissions on the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Accordingly, we assume no responsibility or liability for disclosure of any of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
Your Role in Protecting Your Privacy
Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any account ID or password you use to register, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online. We caution you against giving out personally identifiable information to others online or in-game, as this information may be used for illegal or harmful purposes.
In certain jurisdictions in which local law may be required to apply, some of the information collected by Flarb (or its designees) may be personal information and entitle you to the right to object to its collection and to the right to access and correct the collected information pertaining to you.
Attn: Privacy Officer