We want to share with you how we treat personal information about you that we receive in connection with this Website.
Also, note that use of this Website is governed by the Terms of Services posted on the Website. As noted in the Terms of Services, Big Shoe Games expressly excludes any representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the information available on this Website. Big Shoe Games makes no representation about any third-party websites that may be accessed via links from this Website. By using this Website, you agree that the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of laws principles, will govern all matters between you and Big Shoe Games with respect to your use of this Website.
What does Big Shoe Games do?
Big Shoe Games is an online web site dedicated to casual games. We post reviews, previews, news, and articles about casual games and provide links to download these games. In addition, we let you post your own reviews and comments in regards to casual games in the community forum.
What Information We Collect and How We Use It.
In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, in order to provide the best online service and enrich our members’ experience, as described further below, sections of this Website may request and display some of your personal information to other members and visitors. Big Shoe Games members can change their profile information at any time and can control how we and other members communicate with them.
Big Shoe Games collects personal information that you may submit to us for such purposes as becoming a member of Big Shoe Games and registering for the use of certain restricted portions of this Website. We use this information to help authenticate users of Big Shoe Games, send you and other members newsletters and notifications regarding our services, respond to your requests for information or other materials, conduct internal analyses such as surveys, and help you to identify and communicate with other members. Our use of email addresses is discussed in greater detail below in the section entitled “What About Email Addresses.” Note, only your “user name” which you pick is displayed on this Web site. Your full name is never revealed by Big Shoe Games to other members (unless you expressively pick it as your user name).
Big Shoe Games has a general policy of not disclosing your personal information to third parties unless you have consented to such sharing. However, we may share the personal information you provide to us with trusted companies we have hired to provide services for us, such as sending out newsletters, developing new Web site features, or collecting or processing information on our behalf. These companies – our vendors – are contractually bound to use personal information that we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide.
In addition, through certain technologies, Big Shoe Games also collects non-personally-identifiable information from users and visitors to this site. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and targeted advertisements to members. For more information on how we collect this type of information, please see the section below entitled “What about Cookies.”
User profile information which may include your picture and user name (that you provide us) is displayed to other members in order to facilitate user interaction within the Big Shoe Games community. You can modify and change your personal information at any time by logging into your account, going to your my Big Shoe Games page, and clicking “Edit my Account.”
What About Email Addresses?
When you provide your email address, we may use it for the purposes of facilitating your invitations to new friends (“Invitees”) to join Big Shoe Games, inviting “friends” to connect to your personal My Big Shoe Games page, and sending notifications and other communications related to the Services, such as, for example, newsletters, emailing an article to a friend, or other information. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, or emailing an article to a friend, we will not share or display your email address. We will only do the above is initiated by the user.
Big Shoe Games members may, in the future be able to invite Invitees to join the service by sending emails via our automated invitation system. Big Shoe Games does not sell the email addresses of Invitees and uses them solely for the internal purposes of sending email invitations and invitation reminders.
Can I Opt Out of Emails?
Members who no longer wish to receive notifications or other communications via email may opt out of such communications. All communications via email include an opt-out link which you may click to unsubscribe from further communications via that channel. You may also visit our Big Shoe Games Newsletter page to enter your email address into the unsubscribe form and click submit to remove that email address from further communications via that channel.
What about Cookies?
Customized Advertisements, Promotions, and Sweepstakes
In addition, from time to time, Big Shoe Games or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstakes or contest on Big Shoe Games. If you voluntarily participate in these activities, you may be asked to provide personal information including your name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. If you participate in a promotion, sweepstakes, or contest, we may transfer personal information to our ad partners who have sponsored the promotions, sweepstakes, or contests. It will be clear at the point of collection whether Big Shoe Games or one of our sponsors or advertising partners is collecting your personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Links to Third Party Web Sites
Whenever you voluntarily post public information anywhere on the Big Shoe Games Web site, people can access that information and in turn could use that information to send you unsolicited communications. Do not post information you consider to be private on this Website if you desire to maintain the privacy of that information.
How Old Should I Be?
The age is 13 or above. Big Shoe Games does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.
At Big Shoe Games, your privacy and security are our top priorities. Accounts are secured by member-created passwords.
Big Shoe Games takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database and restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff.
PLEASE NOTE: we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time.
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