Official Privacy Policy

Team PackRat -

The following Privacy Policy outlines the information HookBang, LLC ("HookBang") may collect and how HookBang may use that information to better serve visitors and members of HookBang.com or HookBang's Facebook offerings (the "Site") and the games and related services provided through or accessed on those Sites (collectively, the "HookBang Services").

 

1. Children Under the Age of 13.

HookBang does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Site is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Site or the HookBang Services at any time or in any manner. If HookBang learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Site without verified parental consent, then HookBang will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

 

2. Information HookBang Collects.

Information Submitted by You.
HookBang collects personal information when you register or request information from us. We collect the following personal information: login name (e.g. user ID), password, email address, name (first and last), postal zip code, date of birth and email addresses for your friends whom you'd like to invite to use the HookBang Services (Optional).
Personally Identifiable Information Collected by HookBang.
HookBang collects personally identifiable information related to your use of the HookBang Services (i.e, your specific game play history and preferences).
General Information Collected by HookBang.
HookBang may also collect non-personal information not associated with your identity. HookBang collects this data to improve the Site and the HookBang Services. Some of the non-submitted information HookBang collects is: IP address, file type, data transferred, browser type and version, and cookies.

3. How HookBang Uses Your Information.

Among HookBang's primary goals in collecting information is to provide you with a customized experience when visiting the Site and to make the HookBang Services more valuable to you. HookBang uses this information to closely monitor which areas of the Site are used most and to determine which areas HookBang needs to focus on improving. This information is used exclusively by HookBang in aggregate form so that HookBang may continue to improve the value of the HookBang Services and information on the Site for our members as a whole.

HookBang uses your personally identifiable information so it can offer you items meant to enhance your experience on the Site. HookBang will offer you such items through your use of the HookBang Services (i.e., during your game play).

As a valued customer of HookBang, HookBang may occasionally contact you, typically by e-mail (or any other way you prefer) in order to notify you of special promotions, and up-to-date news, custom-tailored to your personal interests. Of course, if you do not wish to receive this personalized information, you can remove yourself from receiving such information by changing the appropriate option on your user account (the "HookBang Account").

HookBang uses your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with HookBang's computer servers, and to administer the Site. Your IP address is used to help identify you, and to gather broad demographic data. Your IP address contains no personal information about you.

Please note that, once you've logged on to HookBang's servers through your HookBang Account, HookBang uses cookies keep track of your application states and log in status. Cookies are small files that take up minimal room on your computer and cannot, by itself, damage your computer's files. Cookies work by assigning a number to a user that has no meaning outside of the assigning web site, in this case, the Site. If you do not want information to be collected through the use of cookies, your browser allows you to deny or accept the use of cookies. There may, however, be some features on the Site which requires the use of cookies in order to customize the delivery of information and content to you.

Except as described above, HookBang will not monitor edit or disclose any personal information about you or your account, without your prior consent unless we have a belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with legal process or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of HookBang; (iii) enforce HookBang's Terms of Service; (iv) protect the interests of users of the HookBang Services other than you or any other person; or (v) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of the HookBang Services or equipment as authorized by law.

 

4. Disclosure of Your Information.

HookBang may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain HookBang Services. In the future, HookBang may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements on the Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks may use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.

HookBang does not currently, and will not in the future, provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note if an advertiser asks HookBang to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-24) or audience segment (for example, women ages 32-40 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. The HookBang Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such advertisers.

HookBang may also provide links to third-party websites, advertisers, and others. The HookBang Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party websites. You should consult the privacy policy of any other website you visit from links on the Site.

HookBang cooperates with all law enforcement inquires and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights.

You should be aware if you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas, on bulletin boards, or in classified areas within the Site, that information might be collected and disseminated by third-parties, and result in, among other things, unsolicited inquiries, messages, and offers from third-parties. Please understand any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and this third-party conduct is out of the control of HookBang. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

The Site also contains links to other web sites. HookBang is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

If the ownership of all or substantially all of HookBang's business, or substantial portions of the business owned by HookBang, were to change, your information may be transferred to the new owner so the new owner can continue providing services to you. In any such case, your information would remain subject to the protections provided in our Privacy Policy.

 

5. Security.

The personally identifiable information HookBang collects is securely stored within HookBang's databases, and HookBang uses standard, industry-wide practices such as encryption, firewalls and (in some certain areas) SSL (Secure Socket Layers) for protecting your information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. HookBang cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, HookBang will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law. It is the policy of HookBang to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to our customers or web site users, via E-mail notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our web site page, as determined by HookBang in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HookBang reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our customers or web site users.

 

6. Revisions and Amendments.

If you have further privacy concerns please do not hesitate contact HookBang at help@HookBang.com. This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 22, 2007. This Privacy Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. HookBang reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, modify, change or update this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update or modification on www.HookBang.com. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site.

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