Last Revised April 13, 2022
- Information We Collect
We strive to provide our visitors with information relevant to their particular desires, needs and/or interests. The information we gather helps us to better serve our purpose. We may ask you to provide us with demographic information, information regarding your interests or other PII.
Although parts of our Site do not require you to be a subscriber and you can use them without submitting any PII, some areas do require you to register and provide information that enables us to identify who you are. For instance, when you enter a contest, sweepstakes or esports tournament, or when you complete a survey, make a purchase, subscribe to receive updates or register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information (e.g., your e-mail address, name or phone number). You can always choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in some of the Site’s features. We actively and passively gathers, analyzes and/or stores PII and other information through various sources and methods, including without limitation: (1) voluntary submissions of PII by users when using or registering to use or receive our services or offers or when creating a user account; (2) voluntary submissions of PII by users when participating in any contests, sweepstakes, esports tournaments and/or other promotions or activities on the Site; and (3) online and mobile data gathered through passive tracking mechanisms described below.
- Usage Information
When your computer or mobile device contacts our web servers (for example, when you visit this Site, or view an HTML e-mail), our web servers automatically collect usage information. Such usage information includes information about how our visitors use and navigate our Site. It can include the number and frequency of visitors to each page and the length of their stays, the type of mobile device and browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting our Site, where you are located and your IP address or other device ID’s. We also may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of the Site, a web page, e-mail, advertising or promotional announcement or similar service. This information is used to analyze and improve this Site and to provide you with a more fulfilling and relevant experience.
- Browser Cookies
- Flash Cookies
Our Site may enable the use of Adobe Flash Player or similar technology. Adobe Flash Player is used by many websites that offer video and other interactive content. By default, your use of Adobe Flash Player generates “flash cookies” (also known as “persistent identification elements” or “local shared objects”). Adobe provides a short disclosure about flash cookies in its End User License Agreement, stating “Use of the web players, specifically the Flash Player, will enable the Software to store certain user settings as a local shared object on our computer. These settings are not associated with you, but allow you to configure certain settings within the Flash Player.” Adobe Flash Player (and similar applications) use flash cookies to remember user settings, preferences and usage similar to the browser cookies referenced above, but flash cookies can store more information than browser cookies and are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. You can control the degree to which you accept flash cookies by accessing your Adobe Flash Player management tools. If you do not allow flash cookies to take any space on your computer or device, you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in certain features on the Site.
Adobe Flash Player is not the only technology being used in the ever-shifting online and mobile content environment. HTML5 is a popular web standard used for presenting content, especially content delivered to mobile devices. HTML is the mark-up language used for the World Wide Web. A wide range of web pages you visit on the Internet are based around HTML code. HTML5 is simply the fifth iteration of this mark-up language that allows for more interactive web pages. One of the real benefits of HTML5 is its potential to standardize the highly fragmented rich-media universe. Some HTML5 code may allow your response to advertising and other activities to be monitored across websites and such information to be stored on your computer or mobile device. Technology solutions that allow users to opt-out of or block this sort of tracking are being developed through browser add-ons and other tools.
- Web Beacons
Our web pages or e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a web beacon, which is sometimes also called a “clear gif”, that allows us to monitor and collect certain limited information about our users, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the computer to which the web beacon is sent and the time at which the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small or invisible to the user, but in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our users navigate our Site, and we may include web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many of the messages we sent were actually opened or acted upon. We use web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about our Site and our marketing campaigns.
- Use Of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are linked to the Internet. When you request pages from this Site, our servers log your IP address. We may use IP address for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of the Site. We may associate your IP address with the PII you provide.
We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide product recommendations and special offers that we think will interest you.
- Information Regarding Your Video Viewing Activity
- Sensitive Information
We use modern technology designed to protect the safety of your sensitive information. Unfortunately, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no website, internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. You use the Site and share your information at your own risk. All users should take steps to keep their information safe by selecting strong passwords and logging out of their account when it is not in use. Users should also avoid sharing their passwords with others.
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- Consent to Processing
By using our Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent and agree to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of your information to and in the United States.
- Sharing Information
Third parties providing services on our behalf: We may engage third parties to perform services in connection with the operation of our business. Examples of these services include: (a) content providers and technology plug-ins (including third party video and other media players); (b) product customization, (c) marketing and promotional material distribution, (d) website evaluation, (e) data collection, storage, management, analysis and, where applicable, cleansing, and (f) any other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. These third parties may have access to this Site’s user information, including PII, to the extent it is needed to perform their duties and functions.
Puzzler Security: We may release information about our users, including PII, when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Site and applicable laws. We may also disclose such user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of The Pizzler, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, customers or others.
Aggregate Information: We may disclose de-identified or non-identifying, aggregated user statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing our services to prospective partners and other third parties. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited this Site during a specific time period or purchased a specific product through this Site.
Promotions: If you choose to enter a competition, tournament, contest, sweepstakes or promotion, your PII may be disclosed to third parties that are involved with the event or activity in question. For example, your PII may be shared as permitted in the official rules for the promotion in question, for purposes of contacting you to participate in advanced rounds of a tournament, publicly posting your entry and attributing it to you or your username or gamertag, fulfilling your prize or including your name on a winners list. Also, by entering a promotion, we may require you to consent to the use of your PII or other information, such as name, voice or likeness, in advertising, promotional and marketing materials. In addition, we may offer certain promotional content, such as a sweepstakes or esports tournament, sponsored by or co-branded with a third party, who may obtain the PII that you submit and will use that PII in accordance with its own independent privacy practices.
- Connecting To Your Player Accounts and Social Media Accounts
The Site may offer you the possibility to connect your accounts from third party social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or your player accounts with a game developer or publisher - through an application programming interface (API) or other software. This facilitates our ability to track your performance and ranking in esports tournaments and other competitions that are administered through the Site. By allowing the Site to connect with the accounts you have on such third party sites, you consent to our accessing the information in those accounts, which information may include PII. You likewise consent to our publishing on the Site any game results or other information or actions that is available through the API. Additionally, you understand that by accessing the Site via your social media account or your player account, activity you engage in through the Site may be published on the applicable third party site. It is your choice whether to use any such third party sites, and you understand that in some instances such third party sites may request to access and publish information about you or your friends from our sites.
- 13. Third Party Advertisements
You will have an opportunity to unsubscribe from receiving promotional material from this Site by clicking on an “unsubscribe” hyperlink contained in promotional emails we send you. Additionally, we may provide you with the opportunity to send us a message using our “Contact Us” or similar page. We will process your request as quickly as we reasonably can, but it may not be possible to update our systems immediately. We appreciate your patience and understanding in giving us time to carry out your request.
In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.
Finally, if you do not exercise your opt-out choices upon registration or otherwise at the time the PII is provided, it may take some time to process your opt-out choices. Our systems require time to update, and promotional mailings using PII shared before your opt-out may already be in process. Thus, your PII might continue to be shared with third parties for promotional purposes for some time after you make your request. For similar reasons, once your PII is shared with a third party, we largely or completely lose control over how that information is used. Thus, even after you have opted out of allowing us to share your PII, you might continue to receive promotional materials from third parties that had theretofore received your PII unless and until you duly register your opt-out request with each third party in question.
- Notice to California Residents/Your California Privacy Rights
We may allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. Our Site does not recognize browser “Do Not Track” signals, but to learn more about how to opt out of the behavioral advertising you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
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