Information collection and use
How we collect information:
Personally identifiable information: we may collect the following information when you sign up for a service: first name, last name, e-mail address.
IP address: when a user visits any web site owned or operated by Gradient Universe, we may collect the IP address that requested the display of one of our sites.
Sign up and survey information: any information you provide to us as part of your use of any Gradient Universe web site will be stored as entered.
Cookies: cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer by web sites. Through your web browser, cookies are only used by the web site that wrote the cookie. Data stored in a cookie from Gradient Universe is only accessible by the Gradient Universe web sites. Personal information stored in our cookies is encrypted and limited to your e-mail address and username.
Other information collected: the web browser or client software that you use to access Gradient Universe may transmit certain geographic information and information regarding the capabilities or features of your computer and/or software to us. We may also track other types of information, such as the last time a user visited Gradient Universe.
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users. For example, we may use your information to:
- Process our newsletters and/or e-mail campaigns. Your contact information will allow us to notify you about new features, enhancements, resolution of site problems, handle and/or route your customer support questions and issues, and inform you of upgrade opportunities, sweepstakes, contests, prizes, and/or special events.
- Allow you participate in our “tell a friend” feature. Your e-mail and IP addresses will be shared with the person to whom you send a game to using this feature.
- Help us understand your preferences and provide you with better services.
We store information on servers located in the United States and may store information on servers and equipment in other countries.
Security of collected information
Gradient Universe takes all reasonable precautions to safeguard the privacy of your data. We store information on servers located in the United States and may store information on servers and equipment in other countries. We do not warrant or represent that your information will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.
Special note to international users
Gradientuniverse.com is hosted in the United States. If you are an user accessing gradientuniverse.com from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of gradientuniverse.com, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.
Gradient Universe may use Google Analytics tool in order to develop and analyze use of the services. If you wish to opt-out from Google Analytics, please follow this link: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. Other analytics and ad-tools may be as well used by Gradient Universe. If you wish to opt-out from these tools, please write a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and Gradient Universe will provide you with an updated list of the tools we use in order for you to be able to opt-out.
When you create a customer account with Gradient Universe, you are automatically registered to receive one or more of our newsletters, even if you previously opted out of receiving newsletters at the time you downloaded any materials for free. At any time, you may opt-out of receiving these newsletters by selecting the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any newsletter. Gradient Universes treats each of its consumer offerings individually, so if you are receiving mailings from more than one area of our website, if you want to unsubscribe you must do so with respect to each such area individually.
Gradient Universe may at times offer users the ability to post content to a blog, message board, chat room or other forums such as Gradient Universe’s facebook page (“forums”) where they can exchange ideas and communicate with each another. When posting to a message board or chat area, the information is being made publicly available in an online environment. Any information posted is the sole responsibility of the individual user.
Links to the third-party sites
We at Gradient Universe do not offer products for purchase by children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are under 13, you may use and access the Gradient Universe services only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Gradient Universe respects the privacy of parents and children and is committed to complying with the children’s online privacy protection act. If a parent believes that his or her child has submitted personal information to Gradient Universe, he or she can contact us via e-mail at email@example.com. We will promptly delete the information upon learning that it relates to a child under the age of 13. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children’s use of online activities regularly.
Disclosure of personal information
Changes to the policy