• Exactly what information REEFCENTER.ORG may collect from you online;
• How REEFCENTER.ORG will use the information it collects;
• Who collects the information that you disclose on the Site, and with whom such information is shared;
• What are the consequences if you refuse to provide your Personally Identifiable Information to REEFCENTER.ORG when requested;
• ReefCenter.org’s policy regarding links to websites operated by other companies;
• How you can view and, if necessary, update or delete the Personally Identifiable Information REEFCENTER.ORG has already collected a stored about you;
• The steps REEFCENTER.ORG takes to ensure the security, quality, and integrity of the Personally Identifiable Information it collects from online visitors;
• REEFCENTER.ORG ‘s policy regarding the collection of information from children under the age of 13.
What types of information does REEFCENTER.ORG Collect?
REEFCENTER.ORG gathers two basic types of information through the Site: “Personally Identifiable Information” (or “PII”) and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” (or “Non-PII”). Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies you as an individual: your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, and any user name and password you create on the Site. PII also includes payment information, including, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information (collectively, “Payment Information”). Non-Personally Identifiable Information is any other information, such as aggregated information, demographic information, IP addresses, and any additional information that does not reveal your specific identity.
(i) Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
You do not have to provide PII to use the Site. However, in order for you to take advantage of particular opportunities provided through the Site (for example, to register to enter an online tournament or to make a purchase), we may require that you furnish PII. We collect PII from you only if you voluntarily provide it to us — for example, when you register to enter an online tournament or for a chance to win a prize when you register to receive our newsletters, when you make a purchase through the Site or when you contact us through the Site. Please note that before you can use some of the activities above, you may be required to register and create a username and password.
(ii) Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you visit and interact with the Site, REEFCENTER.ORG and third parties with whom REEFCENTER.ORG has contracted to provide services to REEFCENTER.ORG may collect Non-PII (for example, a catalog of the Site pages you visit). Non-PII is generally collected from five different sources: cookies, IP addresses, MAC addresses, log files, and information you voluntarily provide.
- a) Cookies
- b) IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet. Although we do not generally collect IP addresses, we may collect and use your IP address when we feel it necessary to protect our service, the Site, customers, or others.
- c) Log Files
Other Non-PII that True Green Enterprises, Inc may collect is in the form of logs – files that record website activity, including how many “hits” a particular web page is getting (a.k.a. “navigational data”). These entries are generated anonymously and enable REEFCENTER.ORG to gather statistics about users’ browsing habits, assess overall website activity, track interest in advertised sales, and maintain website security. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies to constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only and may be combined with data collected via cookies to help us aggregate behavior patterns of registered users.
- d) Other Information Collected Automatically
When you participate in an Event (as defined below) through the Site, we may collect certain other information about you or your computer, such as your game board serial number.
- e) Information You Voluntarily Provide
ORG also collects Non-PII (e.g., your interests and demographic information, such as geographic location, etc.) when you voluntarily provide such information to us.
How does REEFCENTER.ORG use the information it collects?
(i) Personally Identifiable Information
Generally, PII that we collect for a particular purpose is used only for that purpose. For example, if you email us a question, your PII will only be used to respond to your inquiry. Similarly, PII collected from those who register on the Site is used to provide registrants the benefits that come along with registration, which often include a subscription to our newsletter, access to the latest game news and special offers, contests, tournament prize claims, and other features.
Suppose you wish to purchase any product or service available through the Site (each such purchase is a “Transaction”). In that case, we may collect Payment Information from you related to such Transactions. We may use such Payment Information to complete the Transaction and, if applicable, fulfill your purchase. We may also provide such Payment Information to third parties to complete your Transaction (for example, to process your credit card).
In some instances, however, you may also be given the option to have your PII used for an activity or service different from the action or service you are requesting (for example, have your email address added to our newsletter mailing list when entering a contest). If you choose to receive these additional services, we will use your PII to provide them to you.
From time to time, we are approached by third-party companies and organizations that provide products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. To extend these products or services to you, we may use your PII to send out notices on their behalf, subject to your right to opt out (See “Can I choose how my Personally Identifiable Information is used? below). We strive to limit the notices and communications to those we think you would appreciate receiving.
In addition, PII may be used for our internal marketing and demographic studies to improve the online products and services we provide and better meet your needs. Additionally, we may use PII that we collect to ensure that someone cheating is excluded and enforce our rights under our Terms of Service. No matter what method we use to collect PII or how we use that information, we will only collect the PII deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your online requests and our legitimate business objectives.
(ii) Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Because Non-PII collected on the Site does not personally identify you, REEFCENTER.ORG may use Non-PII for any purpose. For example, Non-PII may be used for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online products and services we provide you and better meet your needs, and such Non-PII may also be analyzed to track your standing in an Event (as defined below), the popularity of certain pages of the Site, the success of our email notifications, traffic levels on the Site and other usage data, all of which helps us to improve the Site and related services and to gauge interest in the Site and REEFCENTER.ORG
Who is collecting my information, and is it shared with anyone?
(i) Personally Identifiable Information
Generally, the PII you disclose on the Site is collected by ReefDiscoveryCenter. org or by a service provider on “ReefCenter.org” ‘s behalf and is used according to the practices set forth above. Service Providers (or agents) are entities that provide support for the internal operations of the Site and who only use the PII we share with them for the purpose of carrying out the service you have requested (e.g., newsletter delivery, fulfillment of contest entries, and fulfillment of any Transactions, including processing your credit card).
In addition, certain PII, including your user name, town or city, and state, will be available to the public if you choose to participate in an Event and are featured in one of our ranking tables.
We also reserve the right to disclose your PII if we believe that we are required to do so; (a) by law; (b) to comply with legal processes or governmental requests; (c) to enforce our Terms of Service; (d) to protect our operations; (e) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of “ReefCenter.org,” you, or others; and (f) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. For example, to the fullest extent the law allows, we may disclose PII about you to law enforcement agencies to assist them in identifying individuals who have been or may be engaged in unlawful activities.
In addition, in the event of a merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of “ReefCenter.org” ‘s assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), any information collected by REEFCENTER.ORG on the Site may be transferred to its successor or assign if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
(ii) Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Generally, Non-PII is collected by REEFCENTER.ORG and its vendors, and REEFCENTER.ORG may share Non-PII (which does not personally identify you) with our affiliates and with third parties for any purpose. This data is used to customize the content and advertising of the Site to deliver a better experience for our visitors. It can also help tailor “ReefCenter.org” ‘s products and services to meet the needs of our customers. For example, we may say a particular game title’s audience is X% female and Y% male.
What happens if I refuse to provide my Personally Identifiable Information to AssureMom.com?
If you choose not to submit PII when requested, you may not be able to use many of the features offered on the Site. For example, if you refuse to disclose your name or email address, you may not be able to submit a question to customer service or participate in an Event. However, you do not need to give us any PII to browse and view certain content on the Site.
What is “ReefCenter.org” ‘s policy regarding links to third-party sites?
Can I choose how my Personally Identifiable Information is used?
If you do not want to receive our newsletters or other email communications (excluding Critical Emails) from “ReefCenter.org,” please opt-out from these services at the time of registration or collection of PII. If you have opted-in and wish to opt-out at a later time, please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of your most current email from AssureMom.com. If you are experiencing problems with opting out, please contact REEFCENTER.ORG at info@ ReefCenter.org or ReefCenter.org/contact.
How can I access my Personally Identifiable Information?
We provide you with several options for reviewing, correcting, updating, or otherwise modifying PII that you have previously provided through the Site:
- You may contact us by email at [email protected]
2. You may contact us at https://www.ReefCenter.org/contact/.
In each event, you must clearly indicate the information you wish to change or want your PII removed from our database. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes despite any removal or change to PII requested pursuant to this section. There may also be residual information within our databases and other records, which will not be removed or changed. We also reserve the right, from time to time, to re-contact former users of the Site. Finally, we are not responsible for informing third parties (including, without limitation, our third-party vendors and/or third-party sponsors) with whom we have already shared your PII of any changes requested pursuant to this section or for removing information from or causing information to be removed from the databases or records of such entities.
What safeguards does REEFCENTER.ORG use to protect my Personally Identifiable Information?
REEFCENTER.ORG maintains appropriate safeguards that ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the PII we collect and store about you. These safeguards include, among other things, limiting access to such data to those employees performing a legitimate business function; technical security measures, such as encryption or passwords, to prevent unauthorized access; and the storage of data on secure servers or computers inaccessible by modem.
We also have security measures to protect the information’s loss, misuse, and alteration under our control (i.e., maintain data quality). We also take reasonable steps to ensure that third parties to whom we transfer PII provide sufficient protection of such data.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your PII, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the Site. No method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure. You acknowledge and agree that any information you share through the Site is transmitted at your own risk. Suppose you have reason to believe that your interaction with the Site is no longer secure. In that case, you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the section entitled “Contact Information” below (please note that physical mail notification will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the problem).
“ReefCenter.org” ‘s policy regarding children under the age of 13:
How do I ask a question or file a complaint? (Contact Information)