Personal information is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, other account number, and information about that individual’s activities when directly linked to that person, such as information about his or her use of the Products. Personal information also includes demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic location and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of products, services or customers, from which individual customer identities have been removed. In other words, information about how you use the Products may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same Products. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and our users’ needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor the Products.
We collect personal information in a number of ways when you use the Products. For example, we collect personal information when you (1) register and set up an account, (2) interact with us on social media channels or (3) respond to messages or contact us by email or otherwise. We also may collect information on how you use or interact with our Products. Further, when you access the Products, some information is also automatically collected, such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your mobile device id, your computer’s operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and the time and date of your visit and purchases. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. In addition, if you subscribe to optional elements of the Products, billing and credit card information may be required. All such credit card transactions are fully encrypted and your billing and credit card information is collected and stored by a trusted third party. Any third party credit card vendor will be prohibited from using this information for any purpose other than storing the credit card. When you purchase items via our apps (such as those you can purchase in the App Store, via Amazon Kindle or on Google Play), we do not collect or store any payment information from you.
We try to provide you with the information you need to make informed, reasonable choices with respect to how we use or share your information. Torn Screen uses and shares personal information from you in several ways:
We may use information we have collected about you to provide you with news, notes, recommendations as well as to operate our business and the Products. We may send you marketing communications related to our Products, or to the products or services of third parties we have contracted with. We do not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties who may want to offer you their own products and services unless you have requested or authorized us to do so.
Any information you post in your profile or provide privately to users, or otherwise make available publicly, may be accessed by other users of the Products. Users reading this information may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in your public profile or sharing any other information with users.
When you submit information as part of a competition or otherwise interact with our social media channels (for example, by providing a testimonial about one of our Products), we may publish the information you submitted, alongside your name and personal information.
We may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of Torn Screen where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction or do something you have asked us to do. Likewise, we may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of Torn Screen with whom we have contracted to perform services on our behalf. Companies that act on our behalf are required to keep the personal information we provide to them confidential and to use the personal information we share only to provide the services we ask them to perform.
In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Torn Screen, our users, our employees or the public. In addition, information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition.
You may access other third party services, such as Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites (“Third Party Services”), through the Products in order to share selected content with those services, and/or to import information about you and information about people you are connected with on those services. Some Third Party Services may also provide us with information from your accounts to enhance and personalize your use of the Products. You understand that where you allow your account with us to interact with any Third Party Service, we may share data about you with your contacts (and vice versa) in order that you may enjoy playing socially
You may not harvest personal data (including email addresses) from the Products, and specifically, you may not use email addresses displayed on the Products to ask users to join or contribute to your other products or services.
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and to view, correct or remove your personal information. However, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. To contact us directly regarding cancelling your account or correcting or removing other personal information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, when you use the Products, we automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. Information may be automatically collected through the use of “cookies” which are discussed in more detail below. We also collect various types of “clickstream” information which is information about your browsing behavior, such as IP address information, entry and exit points for the Products, search terms, website addresses you visit, page views, and impressions.
The Products are not intended for use by minor children (under the age of 18). Parents and guardians should monitor the use of the Products by minor children. Children under age 13 should not use the Products at all. If a child under age 13 submits information through any Product, and we become aware that the person submitting the information is under age 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as reasonably possible.
If you terminate your account or delete/change your data or content, we usually update our live databases immediately. However, some data may update more slowly or may be impossible to update and remove, and some old data may remain in our archives and records. Also, we may be unable to propagate changes to partners who receive your data or content. If your account is being terminated or suspended, we may maintain some data to prevent re-registration.