LUCASTRONG.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate a firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site:
Information Automatically Logged on this site may collect and disclose non-personal user information (for example, IP addresses) in aggregate form. An IP address is a number given to a user by a web server. Examples of information provided by an IP address include: service provider, type of browser and type of system used. This site may use this information to improve its pages, make it more responsive to the needs of the user and to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. This non-personal information may also be shared with third parties for marketing, advertising or research purposes. An IP address is not used to obtain personal information about a user.
By showing how and when guests use the site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies.
CHAT ROOMS, BULLETIN BOARDS AND SUBMISSIONS:
This site may also obtain information from a user when he/she logs on to a chat room, posts to a bulletin board, sends in an illustration or drawing or participates in any of a number of other activities.
The information provided on this Site, and links to other related Websites, are provided as a courtesy to Site visitors only, and are in no manner an endorsement, recommendation or approval of any person, any product or any service contained on any other Website.
Users should be aware that when you are visiting LUCASTRONG.com that you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from here that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you have surfed.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online - for example, via message boards or chat - that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While we strive to protect the users personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.
It is this sites intention to adhere to the Children's Advertising Review Units (CARU) guidelines. LUCASTRONG.com encourages parents to monitor their children's Internet usage, and to help us protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without permission.
We will NOT collect, use, or distribute to third parties personally identifiable information without prior verifiable parental consent.
When verifiable parental consent is not obtained, we will only use the online contact information (such as email) to: Respond directly to the child's request on a one-time basis and not use that information to re-contact the child for other purposes.
Request the name or online contact information of a parent for the purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing parental notification.
Respond more than once directly to a specific request from a child (such as in the case where a child requests a newsletter subscription) and not used to re-contact the child for other purposes. We will use our best efforts to provide parental notification, which will include the nature and intended use as well as an opportunity for the parent to prevent the use of the information and participation in the activity.
We will NOT entice the child to divulge more information than is needed to participate in any activity, game, or service.
We will provide the parent a description of the specific types of a personally identifiable information collected from their child upon request.
We will allow the parent to refuse further use or future online collection of personally identifiable information and provide a way for a parent to obtain any personally identifiable information collected from their child.
We will provide notice to children in age appropriate terms of what personally identifiable information is to be collected.
We will NOT provide any links to web sites that are unsuitable for children.
We will encourage children to get their parent's permission before sharing personal information online.