Your privacy is critically important to us. Here are a few fundamental principles:
We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
Like most website operators, Sarkscape collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Sarkscape' purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Sarkscape' visitors use its website. From time to time, Sarkscape may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Sarkscape also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Sarkscape does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Sarkscape' websites choose to interact with Sarkscape in ways that require Sarkscape to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Sarkscape gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Sarkscape.com to provide a username and email address. In each case, Sarkscape collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Sarkscape. Sarkscape does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Sarkscape may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Sarkscape may monitor the usage or results of games on the Sarkscape.com site. Sarkscape may display this information publicly on the Sarkscape.com site, including your forum or character name, game awards, game scores and related information. However, Sarkscape does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Third Party Advertising
Some portions of Sarkscape.com are supported by the means of advertisement. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Sarkscape discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Sarkscape' behalf or to provide services available at Sarkscape' websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Sarkscape' websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Sarkscape will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Sarkscape discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Sarkscape believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sarkscape, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Sarkscape website and have supplied your email address, Sarkscape may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Sarkscape and our products. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Sarkscape takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.