Website Use and Privacy Policy

Last updated: December 27, 2013

 

Petroglyph Games, Inc. ("Petroglyph") is dedicated to providing an informative and useful website on and through the domain name www.petroglyphgames.com and other domain name(s) owned and controlled by Petroglyph from time to time (collectively the "Website"). As a part of the operation of the Website, Petroglyph gathers certain information about users. This Privacy Policy applies to the Website and governs data collection and usage at the Website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing or otherwise using the Website, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to access or otherwise use the Website.

 

Data Collected

 

Two types of data may be collected: (a) personal data, such as names, company names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, credit card account information, financial institution account information, age, gender, and product and service preferences ("Personal Data"); and (b) non-personal aggregate or traffic data, such as your IP address, which web pages are being visited, the order in which the web pages are being visited, which hyperlinks are being "clicked", how many users are visiting the Website, domain server, type of computer and type of web browser ("Traffic Data" and together with Personal Data, the "Collected Data").

 

Collection and Usage

 

Personal Data is gathered when users provide Personal Data to or through the Website, such as when registering with the Website, purchase any Petroglyph product or service through the Website, or entering a promotion ("Online Services").

 

Traffic Data is tracked and gathered when you and other users visit the Website. While gathering Traffic Data may not collect Personal Data, it may provide information on the geographical location from which users access the site. This Traffic Data generally does not identify individual users. Instead, the Traffic Data identifies Website users as a whole, including demographic information, preferences in content and advertising, quality of service, and web traffic patterns.

 

Collected Data may be released to persons and/or entities affiliated or contracted with Petroglyph, including, without limitation, strategic alliances and advertising affiliated persons and/or entities ("Affiliates"). For instance, Personal Data may be used to: (1) send you information about Petroglyph's products, services, special offers, promotions and/or upcoming events; (2) send you information about Affiliates' products and services; (3) conduct surveys about your opinion of Petroglyph, its staff, performance, products and services or the Website; (4) verify your qualifications for certain promotions, special offers, and services; (5) bill you for any products and services purchased through the Website via a credit card or other electronic payment; and (6) customize and tailor your experience on the Website by displaying content that Petroglyph thinks you might be interested in according to your preferences. You consent to the release of your information.

 

Collected Data to Affiliates of Petroglyph.

 

Collected Data may also be released to any persons and/or entities not affiliated or contracted with Petroglyph ("Non-Affiliate") directly associated with your instructions, requests, registrations and/or use of the Online Services for products or services provided by Petroglyph or Non-Affiliate (including, without limitation, customer support, information technology support, credit card or other electronic payment processing and personal profile services) when the transfer of such Collected Data is necessary to provide you with such products or services.

 

By instructing, requesting and/or registering for such products or services through the Website from Petroglyph or Non-Affiliate, you consent to the release of your Collected Data to Non-Affiliates. Petroglyph shall use reasonable efforts to provide the Non-Affiliate access only to the Personal Data necessary to assist in responding to your instructions, request and/or registrations for such products or services and cause such Non-Affiliate to use your Personal Data for these limited purposes.

 

In the event that Petroglyph sells, buys, merges or otherwise reorganizes, all or a controlling part of, Petroglyph’s assets and/or equity, your Collected Data may be released, transferred, sold or otherwise conveyed ("Conveyed") to prospective or actual buyers, sellers or persons and/or entities merging with Petroglyph. You consent to any and all such Conveyances of your Collected Data.

 

Please note that blogs, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups may be available through the Website. Any information disclosed in these areas is or may be deemed to be public information and you must exercise caution and discretion when deciding to disclose personal and non-personal information.

 

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose Personal Data through linked sites or public forums, this information may be collected and used by others. Petroglyph encourages all users to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link from the Website so that you understand how those websites collect, use and share information about you and/or your computer. Petroglyph is not responsible for the data collection, data usage, privacy statements or content on other websites.

 

Petroglyph generally does not disclose any user information to third parties other than identified in this Privacy Policy. Petroglyph will, however, disclose any Collected Data without notice, if requested to do so by any law enforcement agency or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Petroglyph; (b) protect and defend Petroglyph’s rights or property; and (c) to protect the personal safety of the Website's users, Petroglyph employees or the public.

 

Opt Out

 

In the event that Petroglyph wishes to transfer or release your Personal Data to a third person in a manner not set forth in this Privacy Policy, Petroglyph shall inform you prior to such transfer or release and provide you with the ability to opt out of such transfer or release of Personal Data.

 

Cookies

 

The Website may place small files, called 'cookies' onto your computer. Cookies are data files that websites write onto computer hard drives for record keeping purposes when you visit them. The cookie file then identifies you as a unique user. As a convenience feature, cookies simplify the process of recording personal information, so that, for example, users do not have to enter names, addresses or passwords repetitively. Cookies also allow users or Petroglyph to customize some sites features.

 

You can program your browser not to accept cookies, but if you do, you may be unable to access some parts of the Website, and the Website will not be able to customize features according to certain preferences.

 

While on the Website, you may receive cookies from third party advertisers or promotional entities. These cookies are outside the control of Petroglyph, are not subject to the Privacy Policy, and Petroglyph is not responsible for such third party cookies.

 

Measures to Safeguard Children

 

Petroglyph encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be fully familiar with the websites visited by their children. At various places on the Website, Petroglyph may ask users whether they are 18 years of age or older. Petroglyph relies on users to be truthful in responding to these questions.

 

Petroglyph does not intentionally gather or solicit Personal Data from or about children under 18 years of age. A parent or guardian whose child provided Personal Data to Petroglyph without the parent's or guardian's consent should immediately notify Petroglyph of such disclosure in writing to the contact provided below. Petroglyph, upon receipt of such written notice, shall take reasonable measures to remove such disclosed information from Petroglyph's possession.

 

Security

 

Petroglyph has implemented and will implement various security measures to help protect your Personal Data. However, your Personal Data may still be accessed, altered, disclosed and/or otherwise used in an unauthorized manner and as such, Petroglyph is not responsible if such unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure and/or other uses occur.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

Petroglyph will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and user feedback, or changes in applicable law. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how Petroglyph utilizes or discloses user information. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your consent to any and all such changes.

 

Governing Law/Claims

 

This Privacy Policy, the Website, and any claim associated with, related to, or arising from the Privacy Policy and/or Website are governed by Nevada law. Any claim associated with, relating to, or arising from this Privacy Policy or the Website shall be brought in a federal or state court in Las Vegas, Nevada within one year after the claim arises. Users of the Website consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of courts located in Las Vegas, Nevada as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this Privacy Policy.

 

The Website is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. Use of the Website from locations outside the United States where these practices are illegal or violate any law is prohibited.

 

Community Content & Game Use

 

Petroglyph, hereafter referred to as "the publisher," grants the following rights to the community:

 

Using the guidelines below, the publisher grants permission for users to make videos (walkthroughs, Let's Play, reviews, etc.) with the publisher's game content, images, audio, music, and/or cutscenes and publish to YouTube, twitch.TV, or similar digital services.

 

Specifically:

 

* Do not take assets from our games (e.g. voice, music, items) and distribute them separately
* Do not charge or restrict users from access to your videos
* Do not sell or license your videos to others for payment of any kind
* Absolutely no racist, sexist, homophobic, poor taste, or offensive content
* Keep videos focused on gaming and away from overtly controversial topics

 

Failure to abide by these content guidelines may result in the publisher having the video removed. The publisher will, at its sole discretion, determine if a video does not comply with these content guidelines.

 

You are free to monetize videos via the partner programs with YouTube, Twitch.tv, Justin.tv, Blip.tv, Ustream.tv, or similar services whereby a website may pay you for views of a video if you are accepted into their partner program.

 

The publisher retains all ownership and rights of its produced content, and may terminate or change the terms of this agreement at its sole discretion.

 

Contact Information

 

Questions about this Privacy Policy should be directed to privacy@petroglyphgames.com