September 12, 2008
Your privacy remains under your control.
You can end your membership at any time.
DuelingNinjas does not spam.
We collect the following types of information about you when you use DuelingNinjas:
Information provided by you. We collect personal information, such as your name and email address, when you register to become a member of DuelingNinjas.com. This information is used when you set up your personal profile. As part of your personal profile, you may choose to submit additional information such as your age, your hobbies and interests and other content.
Information collected automatically. DuelingNinjas receives and stores information which is transmitted automatically from your computer when you browse the Internet and use DuelingNinjas. This information includes information from cookies (which are described in paragraph 4 below), your IP address and browser type. Your IP address is the unique address of your computer which is automatically provided to other computers when your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from those computers on the Internet.
We will display your personal information on your profile according to the preferences you set. We will use your name so that you are recognisable on our database and so that we can personalize your experience. We will use your email address to contact you from time to time and may also use it for security reasons to confirm that you are who you say you are. You can control the types and frequencies of certain emails you receive in your email preferences.
We may use the information collected automatically, such as your IP address and information stored via cookies, to gather statistics about the number of people who visit DuelingNinjas and to customise DuelingNinjas content, layout and services. We may share this information with third parties to help us improve DuelingNinjas and better serve our users.
Advertisements that appear on DuelingNinjas are delivered to you by our advertising partners. DuelingNinjas may transfer information about your use of DuelingNinjas, such as your IP address and information stored via cookies, to our advertising partners (including Yahoo! and its affiliates) and other third parties. This information may be used to provide advertising, promotions and other products and services that may be of particular interest to you. It may also be used to provide you with a tailored choice of content and media products. If you do not want to receive targeted advertisements at any point in the future, please change your advertisement preferences in your account or send a request to us via the Contact Us page.
Our advertising and promotions partners have no access to your name or personal contact information stored by DuelingNinjas unless you choose to share it with them. DuelingNinjas does not provide your name or personal contact information to an advertising partner when you interact with or view a targeted advertisement.
We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you. Such third party entities will be obligated to use your personally identifiable information solely to provide the services to us.
We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to protect the rights and property of DuelingNinjas.com, its affiliates or the public. We may also co-operate with law enforcement agencies in any official investigation and we may disclose your personally identifiable information to the relevant agency or authority in doing so.
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by DuelingNinjas. Please be aware that we, DuelingNinjas, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Web site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
We post customer testimonials on our Web site which may contain personally identifiable information such as your name. We obtain your prior consent to post your name along with your testimonial.
DuelingNinjas may link information stored in cookies such as your age, gender and country with your personally identifiable information and we may use such information to gather statistics about the number of people who visit DuelingNinjas and to customize DuelingNinjas content, layout and services for delivery to you.
Your DuelingNinjas profile information will only be shared with people you have specifically agreed to share such information with, and to other members of groups (such as universities) you choose to belong to. You can limit who can view certain personal information, such as email addresses and phone numbers. Please bear in mind that if you choose to share your personal information (including any comments, videos, photos or any other information) to other people on DuelingNinjas, you do so at your own risk. DuelingNinjas recommends that you dont share your personal contact information.
You can choose to make your profile visible to non-members of DuelingNinjas by editing your profile and opting in to accessible profile.
You can review, delete, correct and revise your privacy settings and personal profile, including who has access to your personal profile in your account at any time or contact us for assistance via the Contact Us page requests of this nature will be completed within 30 days.
Whenever you voluntarily post personal information in public areas, this information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. DuelingNinjas recommends that you exercise discretion in deciding what information you disclose on the Internet.
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use DuelingNinjas and must not attempt to register with DuelingNinjas and/or submit any personal information to us. DuelingNinjas does not knowingly collect personal information from any person who is under the age of 13 or allow them to register. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you have reason to believe that this has occurred, please contact us via the Contact Us page, and we will delete any such information.
We recommend that children between the ages of 13 and 17 should not send any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet without asking their parents or legal guardians for permission beforehand. DuelingNinjas is a member of the working party involved in the drafting of the UK Home Offices Good practice guidance for the providers of social networking and user interactive services 2007.
The security of your personal information depends on your protection of your account password. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people. DuelingNinjas uses industry standard technology designed to help keep your personal information safe. Please bear in mind though, that it is impossible for DuelingNinjas to guarantee that impenetrable security measures are in place. For example, we cannot control any illegal and/or unforeseen activity of other users that may allow them to get around the privacy or security settings on the DuelingNinjas website. Consequently, you acknowledge that there are circumstances in which your personal information may be accessed by unauthorised persons.
We limit access to your personal information only to employees who we believe need to come into contact with that information in order to do their jobs in connection with the DuelingNinjas service.
If you become aware of any breach of data security or have any other questions about the security of our website, please contact us via the Contact Us page.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
Additionally, we may send registered users an email notifying you of the change. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU SHALL STOP USING THE DUELINGNINJAS SERVICE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE DUELINGNINJAS SERVICE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR ON OUR WEBSITE OR BLOG OR RECEIVING OUR EMAIL NOTIFYING YOU OF THE CHANGE WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
You always have the option to cancel your membership at any time. If you are a member and no longer wish to participate in DuelingNinjas you can sign in to the site and click on the My Account at the top of the page; then select cancel membership and follow the simple instructions.
DuelingNinjas abides by the EU Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us on the Contact Us page