Wedge Buster (“Wedge Buster” or “we”) has created this privacy statement to make you aware of our information gathering and dissemination practices. We encourage you to carefully review and familiarize yourself with all of the terms of this privacy statement. In addition, you should check the Company’s privacy statement from time-to-time for changes. The Company reserves the right to make changes from time-to-time for its own business purposes and as may be necessary to comply with applicable laws.
Types of Information We Collect or Maintain About Individuals Through This Website
Personally Identifiable Information
PII is information that allows Wedge Buster to identify and communicate with you.
We have designed the Wedge Buster website so that you can view the website without providing Wedge Buster with any PII or having a Wedge Buster account. This type of user is known as a Visitor.
Certain activities on the Wedge Buster application, such as sending messages, creating a personal profile, and more, require you to create an account with Wedge Buster. This type of user is known as a Registered User. To create an account, you must register as a Registered User and Wedge Buster may collect or maintain the following PII about you:
First and last name; physical address; email address; mobile phone number; gender; age; education; occupation; photographs; personal interests; hometown; favorite teams; blog URL; and any other PII you submit during the course of normal correspondence (including SMS, MMS and email) with Wedge Buster (collectively “Profile Information”).
During your use of Wedge Buster, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, initiate fan actions, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, add applications, and transmit information through various channels. We collect and retain this data to enable you to view prior actions and messages. We may combine this PII with information from other sources. By creating an account and providing Wedge Buster your mobile phone number, you expressly agree that Wedge Buster may contact you by SMS (i.e. “text”) message or Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). If you send information to Wedge Buster via SMS or MMS, Wedge Buster may respond to you via SMS or MMS.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information Wedge Buster collects in the normal course of operating the Wedge Buster application that does not reveal the specific identity of the individual. We collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit this website. This information does not relate to a single identifiable visitor.
When you visit the website to browse, read or download information, we automatically collect standard computer information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. We generally do not link standard computer information to anything that will allow us to identify users unless to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, users or others.
We also may collect aggregate and non-personal information through “Cookies” or other website technology as explained below.
How We Use PII Collected on the Wedge Buster Application
Individual PII Collected on the Wedge Buster Application
Wedge Buster is intended to be a global community for discussion around sports. Accordingly, the Wedge Buster website publicly displays or could display some Profile Information, including a Registered User’s pictures, name, username, age, hometown, and location (country and city) to facilitate user interaction on the Wedge Buster application.
In some cases, other Wedge Buster users may be able to supplement your profile (eg. Initiating fan actions, commenting on your blog, giving you gifts, etc.) As with other websites, your profile information may be made available to third party search engines. Wedge Buster allows for the RSS syndication of its public content and may allow third parties to access publicly available Wedge Buster content through an application programming interface (API). However, all Wedge Buster user passwords will be kept strictly private.
We may create anonymous records from PII by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous information to analyze request and usage patterns to improve the website and our services. We reserve the right to use and disclose this anonymous information to third parties for various purposes, including for internal business analysis and to provide aggregate demographic data to our partners.
Sharing of Individual PII with Third Parties
Wedge Buster may share PII with its affiliates who may use the information for marketing purposes. Our affiliates will not share PII with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.
Wedge Buster may share PII with service providers who assist us with our marketing efforts and other communications, but those service providers will not use this PII for their own marketing purposes and are prohibited by contract from sharing this PII with any party other than Wedge Buster. These businesses include providers of website applications. These services enable us to deliver communications to website users and to verify and update information about website users.
Wedge Buster, or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstakes, or contest on www.WedgeBuster.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information, including name, E-mail address, or home address, or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain advertising partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Wedge Buster may also share PII in the following limited circumstances: (1) upon receipt of a properly authorized and authenticated governmental request for information; (2) in response to a subpoena or a court order; (3) to comply with relevant laws; (4) in response to an investigation of fraud regarding a specific individual; (5) in an effort to safeguard the person or property of an Wedge Buster employee or a third party; or (6) when Wedge Buster believes it is necessary to protect our interests or we believe in good faith that the law requires the sharing of your PII.
How We Use Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected on the Wedge Buster Website
Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You can, however, reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you choose to decline Cookies, some of the functionality of the website may be impaired. Web beacons, also known as “clear gifs,” “one-pixel gifs,” “web bugs,” “Internet tags” or “pixel tags,” are small graphic images on a website or in an email that allow us and third parties to monitor the activity on our website or to make Cookies more effective. We use log files to store the data that is collected through web beacons.
Third Party Advertising
Access and control over most personal information on Wedge Buster is readily available through the profile editing tools. You may modify or delete any of your profile information at any time by logging into you’re your account. Information edited this way will be updated immediately. If you wish to deactivate your account, you may do so at any time. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to Wedge Buster users. When you make use of Wedge Buster’s communications features to share information with others on Wedge Buster, such as sending a personal message to another Wedge Buster user, you generally cannot remove such communications.
Recipients of invitations from Wedge Buster may contact Wedge Buster using the contact information below under “Access” to request removal of their information from our database.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect our users’ information. When users submit information on our website, such information is protected both online and offline. The servers in which we store PII are kept in a secure physical environment. Wedge Buster has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. Please be advised that, although we take reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, Wedge Buster cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through our website is at your own risk. However, access to your information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public.
Wedge Buster places the highest value on the privacy of children. Wedge Buster does not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
Individuals wishing to review PII collected by Wedge Buster on this website should write to Wedge Buster Privacy Department, c/o Wedge Buster, 3509 Blair Drive, Los Angeles CA 90068. Wedge Buster may take reasonable steps to confirm the identity of the consumer in an effort to prevent identity theft.
European Union and Other Non-US Residents
Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which Wedge Buster or its affiliates maintain facilities, including in the United States, which may not have protections equivalent to those in your home country. For purpose of providing the service or sharing or disclosing data for purposes noted in this policy, Wedge Buster reserves the right to transfer information outside of your country. By using and registering on the Wedge Buster website, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have provided PII to Wedge Buster or its partners to request certain information regarding Wedge Buster disclosure of PII to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of PII disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of the third parties when required. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this section.