Unlockedsticks respects your privacy and believes the best way to serve you on the Internet is with honesty, accountability and adherence to legal standards. We are sensitive to the issue of privacy and have structured our online activities to maximize your control over the disclosure of your own personally identifiable information.
Privacy of Children
Unlockedsticks encourages parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children’s online activities. You must be over the age of 18 to register an account on Unlockedsticks, and use the Unlockedsticks website.
Types of Information collected
Unlockedsticks may collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and aggregated non-personally identifiable information. Personally Identifiable Information will include information such as your name, user name, address, postal code, telephone number, e-mail address. Unlockedsticks does not collect personally identifiable information about an individual except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis.
Why is the Information Collected?
In order to access some specific features of the site, you may be required to register or otherwise voluntarily provide personally identifiable information. For example, registration is needed to enter certain contests. You may choose not to provide the personal information, but this may lead to decreased functionality of the site for you and will prevent us from providing you with certain products or services. However, you can still access and visit many of the site’s features. We also may request you to voluntarily provide personal information that is not required to access features of our site. This information enables Unlockedsticks to make general improvements to the site, ensures that content standards of these sections are rigorously upheld, enables us to contact the prize winners and better serve your specific interests.
What We Will and Will Not Do With the Information You Provide
Unlockedsticks uses information generally to compile statistical data, keep in contact with users and provide them with a better interactive experience. Unlockedsticks may use your information specifically for the following purposes: (i) to improve the content of our site; (ii) to personalize and/or customize the content and/or layout of our site for each individual visitor; (iii) to notify visitors about updates to our site; (iv) to identify our visitors’ preferences; (v) to keep you informed about product and services (both ours and third parties’) in which you have expressed an interest; (vi) to establish your eligibility for special offers and discounts; (vii) to complete business transactions; (viii) to contact you as part of a promotion; (ix) to allow you to make a posting on the site; (x) to administer individual accounts; (xi) to provide customer support; (xii) to meet legal requirements; (xiii) to provide Internet security; and/or (xiv) to analyze the collected information.
In the event that we sell a substantial portion of our business assets, our customer information may be among the transferred assets. In such event, the purchaser will inherit the confidentiality obligations posted herein.
Third Party Advertising
Unlockedsticks does contain any advertising whatsoever. If you are seeing ads, then it is your computer and/or software. We recommend you use AdAware or SpyBot Search & Destroy to attempt to deal with the problem. If that does not solve the issue, we recommend contacting a competent technician.
When you visit the site, we or a third-party advertiser may store or recognize some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. “Cookies” are small text files that identify an individual computer’s browser entering the site. They do not pose a security threat to you. No personal information is stored within the cookies. For example, cookies allow us to track a browser’s movement through the site over several sessions. Through cookies, the site can recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s access to and use of the site and allows the site to track usage behaviour that will allow content improvement and enable us to tailor our site to better match your interests and preferences. If you do not want cookies placed on your computer, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Most Internet browsers or other software will allow you to do this. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the site may be severely limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the site’s best features.
How Secure is Your Information
Any unauthorized use of the site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. We have policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your information that we collect and maintain, including contracts with third parties that manage the information provided by you. All personal information is stored on secured servers, behind a firewall at a data center with access to data strictly controlled. Only individuals specifically involved in the analysis and other functions set out herein have access to your personally identifiable information. These individuals have been provided the requisite training on our privacy policies and practices.
To help ensure the privacy of your information, we urge you not to share your user name and password with anyone and recommend that you change your password frequently and store it in a safe place. If you are asked to create a user name or password, please select words that do not personally identify you. We may offer “auto login” which allows users to enter member areas of our site without re-entering password information. You may want to disable auto login on your “Set Up” page if you are not the only person using your computer.
Updating / Deleting your Information
When collected, Unlockedsticks enables our users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. To update or delete your information, please go to the Log-In function and update or delete your personal information accordingly from our database. Please note that it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry totally without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at our site:
E-mail us at: [email protected]
Please make any communications as complete and descriptive as possible, and we will attempt to respond promptly to your concerns.