Last updated January 14, 2014
OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
SCOPE OF POLICY
We own and operate the somasim.com website and various computer games. This Policy applies to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in connection with our operation of our website and games. This Policy does not impose any limits on our collection, use or disclosure of the following information:
- business contact information; and
- certain publicly available information.
When collecting personal information, we will state the purpose of collection and will provide, on request, contact information for the Privacy Officer who can answer questions about the collection.
We collect, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
- to provide and administer requested products and services, and to disclose the information for any purpose related to operation of accounts and provision of requested products and services;
- to communicate with you through our website and email;
- to authenticate your identity;
- to monitor your compliance with any of your agreements with us;
- to provide personal information to third party suppliers of products and services;
- to manage or transfer our assets or liabilities, for example in the case of an acquisition or merger, the provision of security for a credit facility or the change of a supplier of products;
- to protect us, yourself and others from fraud and error and to safeguard our business interests;
- to collect debts owed to us;
- to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; and
- to distribute to third parties including financial institutions, payment processors, lawyers, financial institutions and government licensing bodies for any of the above purposes.
The above collections, uses and disclosures are a reasonably necessary part of your relationship with us.
We will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information except where we are authorized or required by law to do so without consent. For example, we may collect, use or disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent where:
- the information is publicly available, as defined by statute or regulation;
- we are obtaining legal advice; or
- we reasonably expect that obtaining consent would compromise an investigation or proceeding.
Other exceptions may apply.
Your consent can be express, implied or given through an authorized representative. Consent may be provided orally, in writing, electronically, through inaction (such as when you fail to notify us that you do not wish your personal information collected/used/disclosed for various purposes after you have received notice of those purposes) or otherwise.
You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal, contractual and other restrictions, provided that you give us reasonable notice. When we receive notice of withdrawal of consent, we will inform you of the likely consequences of the withdrawal of consent, which may include our inability to provide certain services for which that information is necessary.
LIMITS ON COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not collect personal information indiscriminately but will limit collection of personal information to that which is reasonable and necessary. We will also collect personal information as authorized by law.
LIMITS FOR USING, DISCLOSING AND RETAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information will only be used or disclosed for the purposes set out above and as authorized by law.
We will keep personal information used to make a decision affecting you for at least one year after using it to make the decision.
We will destroy, erase or make anonymous documents or other records containing personal information as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the original purpose is no longer being served by retention of the information and retention is no longer necessary for a legal or business purpose.
We will take due care when destroying personal information so as to prevent unauthorized access to the information.
We may collect non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers, games and servers typically make available, such as the browser or platform type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request or game session. We collect this non-personally identifying information to better understand how our visitors and players use our site and our games. We may release aggregate non-personally identifying information from time to time, e.g., by publishing reports on trends in the usage of our site or games.
If you are registered user of our site or one of our games or signed up for our newsletter and have supplied your e-mail address, we may occasionally send you e-mails to tell you about new games, features or other products or services, or to solicit your feedback. If you send us a request (e.g., through a support e-mail or 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.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page, so that when you visit the site again, the experience will be personalized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Websites or the other Websites you visit.
COMMUNITIES AND FORUMS
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Communities, Forums, Messages, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We recommend that you be cautious in giving out personal information to others in these public online forums.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMNT
This Privacy Statement applies only to websites and services directly provided by SomaSim and not other companies or organizations to which we may provide links from this website or services not provided directly by SomaSim. SomaSim will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this Statement, SomaSim will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Website. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
We will make a reasonable effort to ensure that personal information we are using or disclosing is accurate and complete.
If you demonstrate the inaccuracy or incompleteness of personal information, we will amend the information as required. If appropriate, we will send the amended information to third parties to whom the information has been disclosed.
When a challenge regarding the accuracy of personal information is not resolved to your satisfaction, we will annotate the personal information under our control with a note that the correction was requested but not made.
SomaSim welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If at any time you believe that our websites or services have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please notify us and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.
If you have questions regarding this statement or require additional information, please contact us.