The Personal Information We Collect. When using our Services or registering for the Website, you may be asked to provide, or you may choose to upload, certain personally identifiable information about yourself (i.e. information that can directly identify you or indicate where you might be contacted) (hereinafter referred to as "Personal Information").
For example, you can order products, enter competitions, participate in surveys, vote in polls, subscribe to a services or participate in a chat room, message board or forum. The types of Personal Information that may be collected through your participation in the Services may include: name, address, age, date of birth, gender, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, Xbox LIVE account information, PlayStation Network account information and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs and services. Sometimes you can submit Personal Information about other people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send an electronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to a friend, you might submit the friend's name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages may include: recipient's name, address, age, date of birth, e-mail address, gender and telephone number.
In addition, you may choose to include Personal Information in your Apex public profile. For example, you may include information such as your name, address, age, date of birth, gender, contact information, what video games you play, your Xbox LIVE and/or PlayStation Network account name and what video game consoles you own. By sharing such information on your Apex public profile, you acknowledge that others may view and access such information from your public profile.
We collect this Personal Information
so we can better understand your interests and tailor the Services to suit you
better. In any event, you may always decline to submit Personal
Information to any of our Services, in which case we may not be able to provide
those Services to you.
How We Use Your Personal Information.
We will use the Personal Information you provide online for the purpose(s) you have submitted. Examples of us using your Personal Information for the purpose(s) submitted include if you buy a game, sending to you the game in the mail or, if you have won a contest, sending to you an e-mail notification that you have won. In addition, we may send to you an e-mail offering products or services which we think may interest you, or asking you to participate in a survey. For example, we may send to you an e-mail regarding special merchandise offers and announcements about products or services offered by Apex Events, LLC.. We may also contact you offline. For example, when you provide your mailing address, Apex Events, LLC. may send to you in the mail special offers, promotions and catalogs, which we think may be of interest to you. If you want us to stop using the Personal Information you provided in these ways, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
How We Share Your Personal Information.
Unless disclosed at time of collection, we will not share the Personal Information you provide with anyone not affiliated with Apex Events, LLC. except (a) if it is for the purpose(s) you provided the information; (b) with your opt-in or opt-out consent; (c) with other persons or companies with whom we contract with to carry out or fulfill internal Services operations (for example, hosting part of the Website) or our business activities (for example, sending out a product or a promotional item that you have requested on the Website); and/or (d) if required by courts, government authorities and other regulatory agencies, and to the extent required to permit us to investigate any potential violations of any law, rule, regulation, Apex rules or policies, rights of third parties, or to investigate any other potentially improper conduct.
One example of where we may share your Personal Information for the purpose submitted is if you enter a contest, sweepstakes or promotion sponsored by or co-sponsored by a non-affiliated third party. Based on our agreement with them, these third parties may obtain Personal Information that you voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. We have no control over the use of this information by these companies.
As noted above, with your opt-in or opt-out consent, we may share the Personal Information you provide online with companies not affiliated with us (i.e. third party companies) who want to market products or services to you or to ask you questions, both online and offline. If you want us to stop sharing your Personal Information with these companies, contact us at email@example.com. If you consent to receiving communications from non-affiliated companies, you may need to communicate with them directly if you later decide that you no longer wish to receive their communications or if you wish to change any data you provided online. In this instance, any changes or amendments to your Personal Information must be given directly to each company who communicates with you as these changes, amendments and/or deletions will not be exchanged between us and non-affiliated companies. We cannot guarantee how these non-affiliated companies will use your Personal Information.
Please note that we reserve the right to access or disclose
your Personal Information and other information we gather as required by
courts, government authorities or other regulatory agencies and to the extent
required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other
violations of any law, rule or regulation, Apex rules or policies, or rights of
third parties or to investigate any suspected conduct which we deem
Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as pages viewed, advertisements clicked, browser type (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome), operating system (e.g., Windows or Mac OS) and other data.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Services and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We may aggregate such information collected in a manner that does not identify any individual (“Aggregate Information”) to improve and enhance your experience with the Services and for our market research and advertising activities. For example, we may share Aggregate Information with affiliated and unaffiliated third parties, such as business partners, advertisers, ad networks, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, in an aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any Personal Information.
Other Web Sites. Our Services may contain links to other web sites whose information and privacy practices may be different than ours. We encourage you to be aware that when you leave our Websites, or surf the Internet, that you read the privacy statement of each and every web site you visit because we have no control over information that is submitted or collected by other sites. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites.
You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use our Services, but certain Apex features and services may not function properly. For example, you may need to re-register with us every time you visit our Website in order to participate in certain promotions and other offers.
As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each web site you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a web site’s server. Clickstream data can reveal the type of computer and browser you use and the address of the web site from which you linked to our Services. We may use clickstream data as a form of non-personally identifiable information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Website, how visitors navigate throughout the Website and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors.
Our Services may also use web beacon technology to help track usage. Web beacons (also called single pixel gifs or action tags) allow Apex Events, LLC. to track page viewing counts and patterns, which we use to focus and tailor future content development and otherwise measure and improve the performance of the Services.
From time to time we may supplement information you give us
with information from other sources, such as information validating your
address. Thus, information we obtain through the Services may be intermingled
with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other
than the Services, including both offline and online sources.
Discussions and Community Tools.
We may, from time to time, make chat rooms, message boards, forums, blogs, news groups and other publicly accessible forums and community tools available to you. You should be aware that Personal Information you post to chat rooms, message boards, forums, blogs, news groups or other publicly accessible forums and community tools may be viewed and used by anyone with access to such forums. We are unable to control such uses of your Personal Information, and by using the Services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.
From time to time, we may use the content you write (including your name or screen name if you post it) for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters or elsewhere, and by using the Services, including without limitation these chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups, and other community tools, and you agree that we may do so. Accordingly, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information in these areas, since anyone - not just us - may use publicly posted information.
Our Commitment to Security.
The security of your Personal Information is very important to us, and we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and help protect your Personal Information.
However, because no computer system or information can ever
be fully protected against every possible hazard, and thus, we cannot guarantee
that communications between you and us or information stored on our Services or
our servers will be completely free from unauthorized access, destruction,
misuse, modification and improper disclosure by third parties such as hackers.
Your use of the Services demonstrates your assumption of these risks.
Policies for Children Under the Age of 13.
The Services are not directed to children under the age of 13. To register for a user account for the Services, you must be 13 years of age or older. You may not register for a user account for the Services if you are under 13 years of age.
Note to Parents: Apex does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, and please instruct your children to never provide personal information on this Website or any other web site without your permission. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) requires web sites that know that visitors to their site may be under the age of 13 to follow specific Federal Trade Commission rules. In our attempt to fully comply with these rules, we would like you to know that, Apex will not knowingly collect or solicit any personally identifiable offline contact information or personal online contact information from children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to the Services by children under 13 years of age.
If you have concerns about the Services, wish to find out
if your child is a member or has registered for one our Services, or wish to
cancel your child's membership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to our Services,
please contact us at email@example.com.
Transfer of Business Assets.
The Personal Information you provide is considered a company asset and may be included among transferred assets if Apex Events, LLC., any or all of its subsidiaries or affiliates or any of their assets is ever acquired by or merged with those of a third party.
Changes to this Policy.
How to Contact Us.
United States of America: Our Services are maintained in the United States of America. By using the Services, you authorize the export of Personal Information to the USA and its storage and use as specified in this policy.
Users located in the European Union:
You now have certain legal rights pertaining to your personal data that we collect. You can now request
the information that we collect pertaining to you, this can be used for correction, updating, amending, or deletion under appropriate circumstances. Most information can and should be corrected or amended in your user profile section. If a request to have your data erased is needed:
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any data request need to have the following subject: "Data request for, “Your Username”
Please note we will verify the information and your identity before replying to any emails. Please note we will deny any requests from an email that is not attached to the Apex Username in question. If a data erasure is requested, we retain the right to withhold your request until we have verified all of your information and ensured that no fraudulent activity has occurred (as interpreted by Apex Administrative Staff). Once your request is completed you will be notified through email@example.com