Information on Privacy
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Creating an account on the Site is not required to use the Site, but if you create an account on the Site, Trophy Stack will collect your name, gender, email address, and URL of your website and in some instances, title, street address, city, state, country, postal code, telephone number, and e-mail address, information related to ranking functions, and any other information useful to Trophy Stacks products and services, if you provide it to us. If you send correspondence to us such as e-mails or letters, Trophy Stack will collect such information, including any Personal Information, in a file specific to you. In general, if you intentionally provide us with Personal Information, Trophy Stack will collect it.
From time to time, Trophy Stack may request other Personal Information in order to provide features, functions or services, but you will always have the choice to decide whether or not to provide the requested information. If you access the restricted access portions of the Site, you may be required to provide additional Personal Information.
When you share your location with others or add location information, such as GPS data to your post or uploaded information, we treat that alike all other types of Personal Information. When you download or use apps created by Trophy Stack or its affiliates, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location based services, such as advertising, search results, finding the nearest certification partner and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to deactivate location services.
Additionally, Trophy Stack collects and compiles information relating to your use of the Site which is not Personal Information, such as time, date, browser type, browser language, operating system, domain name of your internet service provider, and IP address (collectively, the "Non-Identifiable Information") as part of the operation of this Site or during the course of your activities on or use of this Site.
Certain information, like archive threads, may be collected by Trophy Stack as a result of the links displayed as a result of a search query on the Site. Trophy Stack uses this information to understand and improve the quality of the Site and related technology including the accuracy and efficiency of the Site.
By using the Site (which resides in part on servers located in the United States), you unambiguously consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of any Personal Information. If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer, or use of such information, please discontinue use of the Site.
Trophy Stack uses Personal Information for the purpose for which you provided it. For instance, if you registered on the Site, Trophy Stack uses your Personal Information to provide you any alerts or feeds that you requested Trophy Stack send you. If you provide Personal Information in a search query, Trophy Stack uses that Personal Information to provide you search results. If you correspond with us and include Personal Information, Trophy Stack uses the Personal Information to respond to you. Trophy Stack uses your Personal Information to provide you customer support.
Trophy Stack may use your email address to sending you information about Trophy Stacks products or services, but you may opt out from receiving these promotional messages. However, Trophy Stack always reserves the right to contact you about your account or customer service issues.
Generally, the Non-Identifiable Information is used to provide better services to users and to improve the Site.
In nearly all cases, the above-described data may be collected or processed by, and transferred to, Trophy Stacks facilities in the United States and in other countries where Trophy Stack does business. This may be done through the site's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or through the use of such tools as Google Analytics. This information is gathered to improve the quality of Trophy Stacks services and Trophy Stacks ability to market those products and services to specific individuals and organizations that could benefit from them.
If you invite others to join the Site, we may send a message on your behalf using your name as well as other communications, including reminders. Of course anyone may opt out of receiving such communications by following the instructions in the e-mail. Even after deleting your account and any posted information, it may remain visible to others, depending to the extent it has been shared or otherwise distributed by you to other users.
We may use other publically available or proprietary information to supplement Personal Information as well as other information provided by you. For example, when you upload an entry for ranking, we may add in data regarding the weather, barometric pressure, altitude, ground cover and any other information we deem relevant.
Non-Identifiable Information and Personal Information about you is disclosed and shared with advertisers, business partners (including certification partners), sponsors and other third parties under limited circumstances. Trophy Stack may disclose the frequency of visits to the Site by the average user. Trophy Stack may disclose information to third parties assisting us in carrying out a transaction or providing a service for you (e.g., packaging, sending and delivering purchases and information to you, providing trophy rooms, providing ranking services, providing tournament support, clearing transactions, or performing statistical analyses of Trophy Stacks services and information, performing promotional services and training services), or in connection with merger and acquisition discussions.
Trophy Stack may share data, including Personal Information about you, with Trophy Stacks affiliates, partners, subsidiaries and companies or individuals who provide services on behalf of Trophy Stack throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will have agreed with Trophy Stack to follow or already have privacy practices substantively no less protective than Trophy Stacks practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
Trophy Stack may share data with search engines and on the site to make it easy for others to access publically available trophy rooms and find their friends on the Site.
Trophy Stack will release information, including Personal Information, in connection with any valid law, regulation, or legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order). Trophy Stack may disclose Personal Information to protect or enforce the rights, property or safety of Trophy Stack, its users or other third parties including the disclosure of information with other companies and organizations relating to fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Generally, and except as indicated at the time of collection, Trophy Stack does not sell or lease any Personal Information about you to any third party. However, Trophy Stack may aggregate information (gather up data across all user accounts) in a manner that creates Non-Identifiable Information and disclose such information to advertisers and other third parties for other marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, Trophy Stack does not disclose to these entities any Personal Information. Certain information, such as your name, e-mail address, password, are not disclosed to marketers or advertisers.
You may choose to opt-out from allowing Trophy Stack to provide Non-Identifiable Information to certain partners. Visit networkadvertising.org, aboutads.info, and jumptap.com to make informed decisions about your online and mobile privacy and to opt-out.
In the event that Trophy Stack is or substantially all of its assets are sold or otherwise transferred, all information Trophy Stack has about you may be included in the transferred assets.
Other Uses Of Information
On the secure portion of the Site, your login information and password are considered confidential. However, this information may be shared if it is necessary to comply with applicable laws, or to assist law enforcement officials and/or the court and judicial systems.
Trophy Stack takes children's privacy seriously and does not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information from children and is committed to complying with all applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Trophy Stack encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet. The Site is not intended for or directed at children under the age of 13, and Trophy Stack does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Trophy Stack asks children under the age of 13 not to use the Site.
To create an account and upload any information, if you are under the age of 18, you may use the Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian, and to create an account you must have a linked adult account. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
Trophy Stack recognizes that changes can be made to bulletin and message boards and websites regarding website url's and message board placement. If you have changed your site url, message board software provider, or would like to update your information in any way, please log into your account and modify it there, or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The websites, advertisements, boards and messages displayed as search results or linked to by Trophy Stack are developed, published, and operated by third parties over whom Trophy Stack exercises no control. Similarly, the linked certification partners are independent businesses and are operated by third parties. Since Trophy Stack does not control these web sites, Trophy Stack encourages you to review the privacy statement posted on these (and all) third party websites. Trophy Stack is not responsible for the privacy statements or practices of websites and services controlled by other companies or organizations.
Trophy Stack permits third party advertising companies to display ads to you when you visit the Site. These companies may collect use Non-Identifiable Information about your visits to the Site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. These ads are not owned by Trophy Stack. Be advised that Trophy Stack's policies may or may not reflect or mirror such third party ad providers policies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please contact these ad providers directly.
Trophy Stack will not retain your Personal Information longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.