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Privacy Policy

Date of last revision: October 30, 2011 This Privacy Policy contains six sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Information We Collect and Use
  3. How We Use Your Information
  4. How We Share Your Information
  5. How We Protect Your Information
  6. Other Important Information


We respect the privacy of our users and the importance of the information they entrust to us. We provide this Privacy Policy so that our users ( "you" ) will know what information is being collected about you and your activities on Ideas Games! , how that information is being used, and with whom it is being shared. This Privacy Policy describes the online privacy practices applicable to the Sites, and the various services ( "Services" ) we provide on or through the Sites. Please note that this policy only applies to our data collection and use practices for the Sites and does not apply to the data collection and use practices of other companies or organizations whose products, services, or Web sites you may use or gain access to through Ideas Games!. For information on the data collection and use practices of those third parties, please refer to their respective policies and procedures.

We update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes in the ways we may collect, use, or share information, we will notify you by posting notice of the changes on the Sites. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy to become and remain familiar with it.


Anonymous User Information. In general, we collect and use anonymous information and data regarding your access and use of the Sites. When you visit the Sites, our servers record the information your browser automatically sends whenever visiting or using a web site, including your web request, the Internet Protocol address and browser configuration of your computer, the date and time of your request, and the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the referring and exiting web sites. If you use our search services, we also collect information on the search terms you submit and the links you click upon the results pages. We do not require you to provide us with any information that identifies you personally to visit the Sites or use our search services. We generally collect this anonymous information in server log files and use this information for a variety of purposes, including providing you with our search services, the administration and operation of our web sites, identifying and preventing fraud and misuse of our web sites, and designing and developing new products and services.

Personal User Information. In addition to the collection of anonymous user information, we may occasionally request from you, or you may otherwise voluntarily provide us with, information that personally identifies you. We may receive personal information about you from a broad range of activities on the Sites, including surveys, contests, program registrations, tell-a-friend services, and general correspondence. In addition, we may receive personal information about you from certain third party distribution partners or service providers as part of providing our search services to such third parties. Depending on the service used, the personal information we collect may include contact information (such as first and last name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number), demographic information (such as age, gender, occupation, and household income), and location and billing information (including shipping and billing addressees and credit card information). When we request personal information from you, we will inform you of the type of information we need and the purpose of our use. Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will only use your personal information for the purpose it was collected.

We may collect or request such personal information in the following ways:

  1. Correspondence. If you contact us, we may keep a record of the contact information you provide to us in order to communicate with you regarding your correspondence.
  2. Surveys, Promotions or Contests. From time to time, we may conduct surveys, promotions, or contests on the Sites. Participation in these events is completely voluntary, and you will always have a choice whether or not to participate. Any personal information collected as part of the event will only be collected and used for purposes of the event, such as to notify the winners and award prizes for a promotion or contest, and as otherwise set forth as part of the survey, promotion, or contest. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Ideas Games! Sites.
  3. User Groups. If you register for a user group or special program on the Sites, we request individual user information. If you choose to participate in a user group, your individual user information will be used to qualify you and to contact you for various projects at our discretion. You may opt-out of a user group at any time by following the opt-out provisions of the user group.
  4. Tell-A-Friend. If you use our referral services for informing friends or family about any of our services, we may ask you for individual user information and the name and email address of your friend or family member. We will only use the information you provide us to send the person an e-mail inviting them to visit the site or use the service.

Cookies Information. When you visit the Sites or use our Services, one or more cookies, web beacons, or action tags may be sent to your computer or otherwise used in connection with your visit or use. A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your computer when you visit a web site or use a service. When stored on your computer, a cookie uniquely identifies your browser and records your preferences and other data about your visit or use. Cookies are also sometimes used to complete transactions requested by users. Web beacons, also known as web bugs, are small, graphic images that transparently reside on a web site or other web-based service and are designed to allow the web site or service owner to monitor who is visiting the web site or using the service. Action tags assist in delivering cookies and embed a random identifying number on a user's browser. We use information collected from these devices to track which pages our users view, which browsers they use, and other information about user activity when visiting the Sites or using our Services. We also use the information collected and stored by cookies to help us provide you with personalized features and preferences when using our Services in a manner that is linked to personal user information you elect to share with us. We use action tags to compile statistics and other data about our users on an aggregate basis.

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. For a session cookie, once you close your browser the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie stays stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can change the settings on your browser to refuse or notify you prior to accepting cookies and to remove them from your computer. However, some features and services may not function properly without cookies.

Third Party Advertisements. From time to time,we will engage third party advertisement networks that may place cookies on your computer when accessing and using our Services. These cookies collect anonymous, non-personal information regarding your access and use of our Sites, and are used by us and our third party advertising network partners to identify and target related advertising to the computer's user when on the Sites or web sites within the third party's advertising network. Some of these third party advertising networks are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ( "NAI" ) and subject to the NAI Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Preference Marketing by Network Advertisers, available at (the "NAI Principles" ). If you would like to opt-out from these services from NAI members, you may go to the NAI Non-PII Opt-Out Page, located at , or the opt-out page of the particular third party advertising network identified in the cookie.


Generally. In general, we use your personal information for the purpose it was collected, including internally to serve you the web sites and services you request, to enhance and extend our relationship with you, and to improve our Sites and Services. We also use personal information for fulfillment and billing purposes, to respond to customer support inquiries, to inform you of new web sites or services, and to comply with applicable laws. We may access, use, disclose, and share any non-personally identifiable information and data we collect for any business purpose and with any third party in our sole discretion. When you conduct a search on the Sites, we use the search terms you submit along with the information set forth above to provide you with relevant search results, including results tailored to your geographic location based on the Internet Protocol address of your computer. This information is also used to maintain and improve the quality, security, and integrity of our Services and to detect and protect against security threats such as botnet attacks, click fraud, and worms.

Inter-Company Transfers. We may internally transfer the information we collect, including your personal information, to and from the United States and any other country in which we or our agents maintain facilities for the purposes identified above, as well as for storage, processing, or other business use as permitted under this Privacy Policy. By accessing or using the Sites or our Services, you consent to the transfer of your personal information among these facilities, including those located outside of your country of residence.


In general, we do not sell, rent, or otherwise trade your personally identifiable information ("PII") with third parties. However, we do share your PII with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example, sharing of your PII may take place under the following limited circumstances:

  1. Consent. When we have received your consent or permission.
  2. Transaction Processing. When it is necessary to complete a requested transaction, such as verification of your credit card information.
  3. Third Party Service Providers. Occasionally, we engage third parties to provide us with products and services, such as support, consulting, statistical analysis, and marketing research that may require access to or use of your personal information. In such event, the third party will be obligated to maintain the privacy of any PII disclosed or shared as part of its provision to us of the product or service and to only use such information for that limited purpose.
  4. Business Transfers. Information about our users and the access and use of the Ideas Games! Sites and our products and services is one of our most important business assets. As such, information about our users, including PII, may be disclosed and transferred as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of a separate business to provide our products and services, and the sale or pledge of company assets, as well as in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which PII would be transferred as one of the business assets.
  5. To Respond to Legal Requests and Prevent Harm. We may disclose, remove, destroy, or alter PII in our possession or control pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal requests. Such action will only be done if we have a good faith belief that the response is necessary to comply with the legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect our rights, property, or the safety of our employees, customers, or the public.

Anonymous Information. We may access, use, disclose, and share any anonymous, non-PII and data we collect for any business purpose and with any third party in our sole discretion.

Third Party Information Collection and Use. The Sites and our Services use and provide access to products, services, and content of third parties ("Third Party Properties"), such as third party search results, web sites, links, and advertisements. Please be aware that we do not control and are not responsible for the information collection and use practices and policies of these third parties, and that by accessing or using Third Party Properties they may collect information regarding your use and access. In general, clicking on third party links on the Sites, whether part of a search result, advertisement, or other content, will allow the third party provider of the result, link, or content to collect anonymous, non-personally identifiable information about your browser and activity. We encourage you to be aware when you click on a link or visit a Third Party Property or otherwise leave our Sites, to review any such third party's data and information collection and use practices and policies with regard to their web site, products, or services.


We have implemented and use a variety of industry-accepted physical, electronic, and managerial policies and procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect to help prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction and to maintain its accuracy and correct use. We generally store the information and data we collect on our own servers in a secure environment and restrict access to your personal information to employees and agents who need to know that information in order to provide you with access and use of the Sites and Services, operate and maintain the Sites, and as otherwise set forth and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. While we have taken efforts to safeguard and secure your personal information, we cannot guarantee that your information may not be disclosed, altered, or destroyed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others.


Choice. Typically you will have the choice of whether or not to provide us with PII. However, you may not be able to access or use some features of the Sites, Services, and some of our other services if you choose not to provide us with the information required for those services. Unless the cost, burden, or expense of such access is unwarranted, or the rights of a third party would be violated, we will provide you with the ability to access, correct, update, and/or delete the personal information we collect and store from you by written request using the contact information provided below.

Children's Privacy (Users under the Age of 13). In response to concerns about protecting children's privacy online, Congress enacted the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), which sets forth rules and procedures governing the ways through which web sites may collect, use, and disclose personal information for children under the age of 13. In accordance with Ideas Games! policy and COPPA regulations, we DO NOT:

  1. request or knowingly collect personally, online identifiable information or offline contact information from users under 13 years of age; or
  2. knowingly use or share PII from users under 13 years of age with third parties.

It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will work to delete the information from our servers.

Safe Harbor. All of our Sites abide by the European Union ("EU") Safe Harbor framework, as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding collection, use, and retention of data from the EU. Our privacy practices with respect to personal data collected from individuals residing in the EU are self-certified to the Safe Harbor Program developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission. For more information about the Safe Harbor Program, please visit . Terms that are capitalized below have the same meanings given to them as part of the Safe Harbor Program.

  1. Compliance with Applicable Law. We may disclose Personal Data to governmental authorities when required or reasonably requested to do so by such governmental authorities. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the extent that it is in conflict with any law that may be applicable to the Personal Data of a Data Subject.
  2. Safe Harbor Verification. Search gby verifies that this Privacy Policy is accurate, comprehensive, and completely implemented, including the implementation of appropriate employee training and other internal procedures. Search gby further verifies that its privacy policy conforms to the "Safe Harbor Principles" issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce on July 21, 2000, which concerns compliance with EU privacy protection requirements by U.S. organizations.

Enforcement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, please direct them to us at the contact information provided below. We have instituted internal policies and procedures for handling such submissions and will respond to you in a timely manner.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change, amend, and update this Privacy Policy and the privacy policies of all Ideas Games! sites at any time in our sole and absolute discretion to reflect changes in our privacy practices, technologies, products and services, and general business operations, as well as changes in the industry and applicable laws. We will notify you about any material changes by posting a revised policy on this Web site or the Web site of the respective product or service and revise the "Last Updated" date of such policy. You should check this Privacy Policy and the policies of all Ideas Games! sites you may access or use on a regular basis to ensure that you have reviewed and are familiar with the most current policy.

Contacting Us. For any questions or concerns you may have regarding this Privacy Policy and/or our information collection and use practices, please complete either of the below forms.

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