Effective Date: 05/05/2017
The Website is operated by Blue Star Operations Services, LLC.
Please read the information below to learn more about our data collection policies and practices.
HOW IS MY INFORMATION COLLECTED?
We may collect information from you in a variety of ways as you use the Website, including but not limited to those described below:
Registration: You may be asked to complete a registration form and provide personally identifiable information; you may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take advantage of certain features the Website may choose to offer, such as newsletters or contests. Participation in registration is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Website.
Newsletters and Website Emails: We may offer free newsletters to share information with you about the Website, about us and about our affiliates and subsidiaries, or about our marketing partners and advertisers and sponsors. You may be given the option to receive a newsletter either by registering for a particular newsletter or in conjunction with a special feature or membership for which you have registered on the Website. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Website. You may also cancel your free email subscription by following the instructions provided on the Website or by using the “unsubscribe” link found in the newsletter or email we send you. We do not share your email address or any other personally identifiable information with any third parties for marketing purposes.
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Games: When you register to play games on our Website, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information.
Passive Collection: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information may include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our Website, and/or click-stream data.
An IP address is a number associated with the service through which you access the Internet, such as your ISP, your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers and sponsors, for example regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our sites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.
Transaction Information: If you conduct a financial transaction with our Website we will ask you to complete an order form that will request certain information from you, including contact information, demographic information and financial information. We will use this information to complete the transaction that you have requested (i.e., to deliver the information, products or other services that you order, and to invoice you). For your protection, such information is collected and stored through encrypted means.
WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION MAY BE COLLECTED?
The following are the types of information we may collect:
Site Usage Information: We may receive and store certain types of internet usage information whenever you visit the Website, such as your click-stream data and your IP address (as mentioned above).
Information You Provide Us: In the course of using the Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain information, including contact information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, fax number; unique identifiers, such as your username and password; demographic information, such as your age range, gender, education, household income, marital status; and financial information, such as your credit card number or similar information.
Email Communications: When you open emails from us, we may receive a confirmation noting you opened the email, if your computer supports such capabilities. We also may keep track of what emails we send you and what emails you may be receiving from our subsidiaries and affiliates. Additionally, we keep a record of what communications you have opted to receive or not to receive.
HOW WILL YOU USE MY INFORMATION?
As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used to:
- contact you about the Website;
- contact you relating to your membership status;
- confirm or fulfill an order you have made;
- inform you of a prize you have won;
- monitor or improve the use of the Website;
- customize the advertising and content you see;
- monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Website; and
- send you promotional material or special offers on behalf of our marketing partners and/or their respective affiliates and subsidiaries and other third parties.
WITH WHOM WILL YOU SHARE MY INFORMATION?
At times, we may share your personal information with others for various purposes. The following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others and the ways in which you may opt-out of having your information shared:
Agents: We employ other businesses, certain services and individuals to perform functions on our behalf to help with our business activities. Examples include fulfilling orders, sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, Website analysis, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They may have access to personally identifiable information as necessary to perform their functions, but may not use it for their own purposes, like sending you marketing offers about their products.
Other Promotional Offers: We may send offers to you on behalf of our marketing partners. When we do this, we do not give that partner your name and address, as we do not share your personally identifiable information with any third parties for marketing purposes. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may click the opt-out link at the bottom of the email.
Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographics and Website usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personally identifiable information.
Administrative or Legal Process: Your personal information may be transferred to third parties without notice to you in order to comply with applicable law, law enforcement agencies or government authorities, to protect our rights, or protect the rights of other users of this Website.
Business Transfers: In the event that all or substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to another party, or another transaction occurs in which your personally identifiable information is one of the business assets transferred, all personally identifiable information that has been collected and saved may be one of the business assets we transfer. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Prior Consent: We may also disclose your personal information to any other third party with your prior consent.
WHAT ABOUT LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES?
This Website contains links to other sites not under our common control. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
WHAT ABOUT SECURITY?
This Website incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information that we may collect and we have put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse and alteration. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required.
HOW DO I CORRECT OR UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You may access, correct or request deletion of your personal information or account by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org)or as described below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, please Contact Us as described below.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS CONCERNING PRIVACY
The Website is a general audience Website. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the Website. If, in the future, we collect personally identifiable information from children, we will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) including, without limitation, obtaining necessary parental consent.
A SPECIAL NOTE CONCERNING YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
A California privacy law that went into effect on January 1, 2005, allows California residents to obtain specific information about a business's privacy practices if it shares information with other companies for those companies' direct marketing purposes.
Currently, various browsers offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option which sends a signal to websites visited by the user about the user's browser DNT preference setting. We do not currently commit to responding to browsers' DNT signals with respect to the this Website, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent.
If you are a California resident and have questions about our compliance with this law, please Contact Us as described below, or write to us at Legal Department, Attn: CA Privacy Rights, One Cowboys Way, Suite 100, Frisco, Texas 75034.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
One Cowboys Way, Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75034