Effective as of March 27, 2018
Note to All Users
Note to California Residents
Your California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have provided personal information to us or our third party advertisers and marketing partners, if any, to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Requests should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS in the subject line. We will need your first and last name, mailing address and email address in order to process your request. Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, if any, along with the names and addresses of these third parties, if any. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the requirements of Section 1798.83 and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
Personally-Identifying Information We Collect
Personally-identifying information is information that can be used to identify, contact, or locate an individual (“Personal Information”). Personal Information we may collect includes, but is not limited to the following categories:
Personal Information You Provide. We collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide when using our Services, including your name, date of birth, postal address, zip code, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, gender, and other information that you voluntarily provide when you: (i) provide us with your contact information, (ii) join our mailing list, (iii) register for one of our tournaments or events, and/or (iv) join our players club. If you communicate to us by e-mail, mail, or text we will record the e-mail address, postal address and cell number from which you send your correspondence. Any telephone calls to and from Stones may be monitored and recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.
Transactional Information. Transactional information helps us understand who you are and what types of offers may interest you. This also allows us to improve the products and services we offer. Transactional information may include the nature, frequency, and duration of your visits, participation in any tournaments, and/or attendance at special events.
Mobile Device Information. When you access and use the Services from your mobile devices, we receive data from the mobile device you use to access the Services. This may include your location data, IP address and device type. You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with Stones, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
Non-Personally-Identifying Information We Collect
Pixel Tags. Pixel tags (a.k.a. clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, which allow us to monitor the use of our Services and to deliver banner advertisements to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet. Pixel tags generally work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. You cannot decline pixel tags; however, if you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous visit. In addition, we may use pixel tags in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you do not want to receive pixel tags you can opt-out of these emails or change the type of email you receive to text only.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address. Stones’ servers also automatically identify your computer or mobile device by its Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Your IP address does not identify you by name, however, it may reveal your geographic area and your Internet Service Provider. Stones may match your IP address to your Personal Information.
Click Through URLS. Stones may send you e-mail messages with a “click-through URL” linked to the content of our Services. When you click onto one of these URLs, you will pass through our server before arriving at the destination webpage. Stones may track this click-through data to help us determine subscriber interest in the subject matter and measure the effectiveness of our subscriber communications. You can avoid being tracked simply by not clicking on any links or images in the e-mail.
Domain Name Tracking. When you use our Services, we automatically record the name of the domain from which you accessed the Services. Additionally, if you reach our Services by means of a link from another site, our computers will note the fact that you came to us from that linked site. We may also record the domain name and URL for the next website you go to after leaving the Services.
Analytics. Stones may use one or more third party analytics programs, including but not limited to Google Analytics, to help analyze how users utilize the Services. Google Analytics does not store any Personal Information. Google Analytics uses a cookie containing an anonymous identifier to distinguish users and to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is used to create statistical reports on user activity for Stones. In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web. For more information about Google Analytics, including opt-out options visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
Use of Information Collected
We may also use your User Information to provide services and customer support that you may request as well as to correct problems, resolve disputes and collect fees. We may also combine your information with information we collect from other companies to improve and personalize our Services.
Information We Share
Affiliated companies. Stones may share User Information with its parent company, subsidiaries and other companies owned by or controlled by Stones, who may use the User Information for the purposes described above.
Service Providers. We may disclose your User Information to third party service providers hired to perform business functions on our behalf, including but not limited to, advertising and marketing services, sending direct mail or email, website or database hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, and payment processing companies.
Business Transitions. Stones reserves the right to transfer all User Information in its possession in the event Stones goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets. Similarly, your User Information may be passed on to a successor in interest in the event of a reorganization, reconstruction, liquidation, bankruptcy or administration. Users will not be notified of any such change of ownership or control of their User Information.
The Services are intended for adult use only and are not directed towards children, minors or anyone under the age of 21. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with any personally identifying information. If the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with any personal data, the parent or guardian of that child should contact our us at the email address below and ask to have this personal information deleted from our files. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement.
Links to Partner Websites
Links to Third Party Sites
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure and we cannot guarantee that your submissions to the Services, any content residing on our servers, or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
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