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I - OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
II - THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Pixwoo collects certain personal information, notably when you register with Pixwoo, when you use Pixwoo’s services and when you visit Pixwoo’s pages. Pixwoo may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
During the process of registering on Pixwoo’s website, you may be required to provide certain information, such as your name, mailing address and/or zip code, e-mail address, phone number, birth date or year and/or password.
B. Profile data
Once you become a member, you may provide additional data in the “Profile section” in order to describe your interests and your activity around video games. You can use the “Profile section” to share as much information about yourself as you wish.
Many communications you initiate through Pixwoo will list your name in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide aggregate data about your network.
Additionally, if you contact Pixwoo by any way whatsoever, we may keep a record of such correspondence. Thus, if you report an issue with Pixwoo’s website, we may collect such information in a file specific to you. Moreover, if you contact us through our feedback area, we require your name and email address in order to send you a reply. Additionally, if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or contributions on Pixwoo’s website, we may keep the information in a file specific to you.
A “cookie” is a tiny data file that resides on your computer and allows Pixwoo to recognize you as a user of Pixwoo’s website, when you return to such website using the same computer and the same browser. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and are read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. We link cookies to your unique registration number and use them to enhance and personalize your experience on Pixwoo’s website, including helping authenticate you when you use Pixwoo’s website, remembering your preferences and registration information, and customizing the content and advertisements provided to you on Pixwoo’s website.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) However, each browser is a little different, so check your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you will not have access to many features that make your web experience smoother, such as the features mentioned above, and some of our services may not function properly.
Please see Section III.C below for additional information about cookies in regards to our use of third party offers and advertising.
E. Web beacon
A “web beacon” is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier that is placed on a web page or within an email. It is similar in function to a cookie, and is used to collect a limited set of information, such as a cookie number, time and date of page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. Pixwoo and its third party advertisers may use web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them. This information helps us better manage content on Pixwoo’s website by informing us what content is effective. In addition, we may use web beacons in our promotional e-mail messages to count how many messages and which emails have been opened and acted upon. This use allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and our marketing campaigns. Pixwoo associates web beacons to individual member personal information for internal purposes only.
F. Log files
G. Web tools
We use the following web tools to analyze and monitor the use of Pixwoo’s website:
- Google Analytics;
Such web tools generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users\' computers. The information generated relating to Pixwoo’s website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google, Xiti or Webtrends may store this information. Their respective privacy policies are available at:
http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html, for Google Analytics;
http://www.webtrends.com/AboutWebtrends/PrivacyPolicy.aspx, for Webtrends.
III - THE WAY WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal data collected by Pixwoo are solely dedicated to:
- operate and improve Pixwoo’s website, services and offerings available through Pixwoo’s network;
- personalize the content and advertisements provided to you;
- communicate with you and respond to your inquiries;
- conduct research about your use of Pixwoo’s website; and
- help offer you other products or services that may be of interest.
A. Consent to Pixwoo processing your personal data
B. Pixwoo communications
You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails by sending a request to Pixwoo’s customer service through our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Pixwoo.
C. Third party offers and advertising
Pixwoo allows other companies, such as its marketing partners and companies that are affiliated with us, to offer their products and services to you, to register you on their websites, or to communicate with you about their products and services at a future date, through Pixwoo’s website or by email. Whether or not you decide to participate in such an offer is up to you.
As noted above, we may use your information to provide you with advertisements that are targeted to your specific needs and interests. These advertisements link directly to third party websites. Pixwoo has no control over the content or privacy policies of such websites, and therefore we encourage you to review such content and policies prior to submitting any personal information to them. We share certain aggregate information, such as demographic information and the number of times its users have viewed an advertisement, with our third party advertisers.
Pixwoo may allow certain companies to display advertisements on Pixwoo’s website. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows such advertiser to recognize your computer each time it send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw its advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Pixwoo may share certain non-personally identifiable information about you, such as your gender, age or zip code, with ad networks to help them deliver more relevant advertisements through their ad networks. Pixwoo does not have access to or control over the cookies that may be placed by these parties on your computer, and has no control over these parties\' privacy policies or information collection practices.
From time-to-time Pixwoo may request information from our users via surveys relating to our services or on behalf of our affiliates or third-party advertisers. When you participate in a survey, you may be requested contact information (such as your name and email address), or demographic information (such as your zip code and age). Pixwoo conducts surveys relating to its own products or services in order to target advertising and content and to better understand members\' needs and opinions. Pixwoo may share, in aggregate form, information it collects from these surveys with its advertisers, partners, affiliates and the general public, but will not share survey information containing personally identifiable information with any third party without your prior consent. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, such that you have the choice of whether or not you wish to disclose the requested information. However, we encourage our members to participate in these surveys as they provide us with important information that helps us to improve our services or services that may be offered on Pixwoo’s website or via email by our affiliates or third-party advertisers.
E. Information publicly displayed
Any of your information that is publicly displayed on Pixwoo’s website may appear in the results of searches conducted on Internet search engines while you are a member of Pixwoo’s website and potentially for some time period after your membership is terminated, depending upon the search engine\'s indexing practices. Some or all of this same information may also be displayed in the results of searches on third party websites that provide people search and other similar services in order to make it easier for people to find you on Pixwoo’s website. If you do not wish to have your information displayed on these search engines or other third party websites, you can opt out by removing your account from Pixwoo’s website. If you post participations in Pixwoo forums and/or groups, you should be aware that any personally identifiable data you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other users of those forums and/or groups, as well other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.
F. Compliance with legal process
It is possible that Pixwoo may need to access and disclose, without your consent, your personal data, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account (i) when required by law, regulation, rule or court order; pursuant to requests from governmental, regulatory or administrative agencies or law enforcement authorities; or (ii) to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in illegal activities, or (iii) to take any action regarding suspected fraud, violations of our Terms and Conditions of Use, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety or any person or property, if we believe that your personal data in any way relates to that threat.
G. Affiliates and business transitions
IV - STORAGE TERMS
Pixwoo applies the following storage terms:
- Information uploaded by you are stored during a period of six (6) months after you delete this information, or delete your account; it being agreed that you can delete your account at any time. If you do not log in on your account during a period of two (2) years, your account will be deleted automatically.
- History and logs: stored during a period of six (6) months after the history item or log event was created.
- Cookies: cookies used on Pixwoo’s website have a maximum lifetime of hundred (100) days.
V - OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have set up appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information we collect.
However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, Pixwoo cannot ensure or warrant the security of any data you transmit to Pixwoo. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login data. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other users of Pixwoo are not encrypted. Thus, we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential data through these means.
VI - OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN\'S PRIVACY
VII - HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION
A. Data choices
Pixwoo provides you with ways in which you can modify your information. To make changes to your information, please login to Pixwoo’s website and go to the "Edit profile” and “Settings" sections on Pixwoo’s website. Here you may change such information as your name, birth date, mailing address, e-mail address, password and payment information. In addition, you can go to your profile on Pixwoo’s website, where you can edit various pieces of information or content that you submitted to the website. If you have questions about updating your information, please visit the Help section on Pixwoo’s website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Pixwoo may, for a time, retain residual data about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
B. Closing your account
You can close your account through the “Settings” section. If you close your Pixwoo account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable data from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your data, and may delete any or all of your account data without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if Pixwoo believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. Pixwoo may also retain and use your data if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. Similarly, other data you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. Pixwoo disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of data or any obligation not to delete the data. Pixwoo does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile data that has since been removed from Pixwoo’s publicly viewable database.
C. Right of access
Pixwoo reminds you that, pursuant to the Act of January 6, 1978 on information technologies, data processing and individual freedoms, as amended, you are entitled to access your personal information and to have it amended, updated or deleted, where such information is incorrect, incomplete or outdated. You may also, on legitimate grounds, object to the processing of your personal information. Such objection may, however, prohibit Pixwoo from providing the requested service. Anyone, without having to justify his/her decision, may refuse that any information pertaining to her/him is used, or communicated to, any third party for commercial purposes. You may exercise this right at any time by sending a request in writing to: email@example.com
According to the Décret n°2007-451 of March 25, 2007, Pixwoo will answer to your request within two (2) months from its receipt, under the condition that this request is complete and accurate. Failing that, Pixwoo will require you to complete it.
VIII - HOW TO CONTACT US