In order to give you the best experience in use of the Service, OKWave Inc. may collect information about you from your account on the Social Networking Site, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us, in accordance with the policies and terms of the Social Networking Site. Additionally, we may obtain information from you through your Service registration, your access and participation in message boards, comments, etc on the Service; your email of a question to our customer service desk; or your purchase of a virtual product of any type. Further, we may ask you for personal information (such as name or email address) if you choose to sign up for any particular Service we offer (such as a newsletter or reminder service). Occasionally, we may provide your e-mail address to marketing partners in an effort to make you aware of products or services in which you may have an interest. In addition, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
The types of personal information collected in conjunction with the activities listed above will vary depending on the activity. The requested information may include: (i) your name, (ii) mailing address, (iii) telephone number, (iv) email address, and, for those purchasing products or services online, credit card and billing information; and (v) information about the identity of your friends.
For some activities, OKWave Inc. may also ask you to provide other non-personal information such as: (i) your age or date of birth; (ii) your gender; (iii) your game and platform preferences; (iv) information about the hardware you may own and/or games you may have recently purchased; (v) your interests, websites, friend information and fan pages; and, (vi) other service-related information (collectively referred to as "demographic information"). If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, OKWave Inc. may combine your demographic information with your personal information.
OKWave Inc. uses third party providers ("Analytical Services") to collect and analyze the Statistical Information. These Analytics Services use visitor tracking technology, such as a tracking pixel or other mechanism, to collect, use, and share and store our end users' data.
OKWave Inc. may collect and share hashed or anonymized user data with third-parties. Third parties may set cookies on users' browsers and collect user data using cookies or other technologies for their own use and subject to their own privacy policies. Third parties may combine user data with data collected across the internet or from other sites. Third parties may collect hashed user data using cookies/similar technologies from emails/communications. A conspicuous link to an industry opt-out mechanism such as the DAA's opt out page at http://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices as may be applicable.
You may provide us with another person's email address to invite that person to participate in the Service. OKWave Inc. may but is not obligated to use this information to contact the person to join the Service and in all events will do so only with your express permission.
Use of Information CollectedThe information you provide to OKWave Inc. will be used for the following reasons:
- to ensure that content from our site is presented to you in the most effective manner and to personalize your visit to our site;
- to enable us to continuously enhance the Service, to serve advertising, and to provide to you information, products or services which we feel may be of interest to you (which also helps keep our service free)
OKWave Inc. will only use the personal information collected about you from Social Networking Site for the operation of the Service in accordance with the policies and terms of the social network. OKWave Inc. does not rent, lease, loan, sell, voluntarily distribute or redistribute your personal information to any unaffiliated third parties.
No matter what method we use to collect information and no matter how we use that information, we will only collect the information deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your online requests and our legitimate business objectives, and such information will not be provided to any third parties.
Consistent with OKWave Inc.'s Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy and in its sole discretion, we reserve the right to remove any of your personal information or content from the Service if we receive a notice of intellectual property infringement or other complaint.
Warning Note about Message Boards Note that whenever you give out personal information in public areas such as on our message board, that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. While we strive to protect those who wish to participate in these activities, we cannot guarantee the security and privacy of any information that you post in these areas and you acknowledge this fact.
Other Disclosure of Your Personal Information
In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, customer information may be transferred to OKWave Inc.'s successor or assign, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
We may also share aggregate information about our visitors to our Service. For example, we may say a particular game title's audience is X% female and Y% male. This data is used to customize the content and advertising of our Service to deliver better experience for our visitors. It can also help to tailor our products and services to meet the needs of our customers.
Not Providing Information
If you choose not to submit personal information when requested, you may not be able to use many of the features offered the Service.
Passive Means of Information Collection (Cookies, IP addresses, etc.)
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet. Although we do not generally collect IP addresses, we may collect and use your IP address when we feel it is necessary to protect our service, websites, customers, or others.
If you use the Service, we may collect other unique numbers associated with a computer's identity on a network.
Other information that may be passively collected by OKWave Inc. is in the form of logs - files that record website activity, including how many "hits" a particular web page is getting (a.k.a. "navigational data"). These entries are generated anonymously, and enable us to gather statistics about users' browsing habits, assess overall website activity, track interest in advertised sales, and maintain website security. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and may be combined with data collected via cookies to help us aggregate behavior patterns of registered users.
You should be aware that while you are using our Service, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control and for which we are not responsible. Additionally, third parties provide advertisements and offer other products and services to you when you are using our Service, which may receive your IP address or other technology such as cookies, web beacons and the like. By using the Service, you consent to such use by third parties of your personal information, which is subject to the privacy policies of these third parties.
You should consult the privacy policies of these third parties for more detailed information.
California Privacy Rights
Your California Privacy Rights
Since 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. For inquires about this issue, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy Regarding Children Under 13
We do not knowingly collect personal information such as name and email address from children under 13. From time to time, certain portions of our Service may allow all users (including children under 13) to disclose a limited amount of personal information without first telling us their age or parental permission. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete the information as quickly as possible.
We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of online activities regularly.
Policy Regarding Children Over 13
We request that any person under the age of majority in their jurisdiction ask the permission of their parents before providing any information to us or anyone else over the Internet.