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The Information We Collect
At some Cyan sites and online services, or the sites and online services of its affiliates, licensors, licensees, assignors, or assignees, (collectively “Cyan”) you may be able to order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as online newsletters, or participate in online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.
At some other Cyan sites and online services, you can submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and e-mail address to send an electronic greeting card, to send a link or message to a friend about Cyan products or services, or this site, or other material, and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient’s name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
At certain parts of some of our sites, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the site’s activities and offerings.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages or when you utilize Cyan’s online services, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows ’95 or Mac OS) the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), your activities while visiting our web pages, and your activities while using Cyan’s service (e.g., which of our web pages you viewed, or which games within the Cyan service you played, etc.). Functions within Cyan’s desktop application may automatically transmit this data back to us on a regular basis.
How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself and any other information we collect about you to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings (including, without limitation, customer service inquiries), and to offer you other products, programs or services created by our affiliates or other third parties that we believe may be of interest to you.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for customer service assistance, for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.
We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts, messages, or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them, or those of our affiliated companies.
The information we collect in connection with Cyan services and our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate your participation and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services we believe would be of interest to you.
If you choose to submit content for publication we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.
We sometimes use information that we collect to improve the design and content of our service and to enable us to personalize your experience with us. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.
Agents and contractors of Cyan who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Cyan.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.
Certain Cyan sites may disclose personally identifiable information to companies whose practices are not covered by this privacy notice (e.g., unaffiliated marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that may want to market products or services to you. If we share personally identifiable information with such third parties, we will provide you with notice prior to sharing such information.
We may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you.
Finally, Cyan will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
Cookies and Web Beacons
“Web beacons” or clear.gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers and Sponsors
Cyan’s websites may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Cyan’s websites sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or cobranded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. Cyan has no control over these third parties’ use of this information. The Cyan site will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.
Our Commitment to Security
We put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Updates & Effective Date
From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.
The Privacy Notice posted on this site was updated on or about February 15, 2006.
Unsubscribing & Access to Your Information
If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing email you receive from this site.
For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable information that this site has collected about you online, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please follow the instructions below.
You may send an e-mail or letter to the following e-mail or street address requesting access to or correction of the personally identifiable information that this site has collected about you online. For verification purposes, please include your first name, last name, and e-mail address.
Privacy Manager – Cyan
Cyan Worlds, Inc.
14617 Newport Highway
Mead, Washington 99021-9378