Privacy Statement of LeapCloud Inc. and RareEarthGame.com
Dated March 31st, 2011
Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organization like LeapCloud Inc.
In Canada, organizations that collect and use personal information in the course of commercial activities must comply with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). As a Canadian company, LeapCloud Inc. respects the privacy rights of visitors, including children, who visit RareEarthGame.com. LeapCloud Inc. recognizes the importance of protecting all information that you may choose to share with us and we are committed to providing a secure online environment for you and your children.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, email us at Privacyconcerns@rareearthgame.com.
Visitors Have Anonymous Access
You can access the RareEarthGame.com home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. Our Web site does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by other visitors to the site.
Data Collection and Purpose Specification
We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about RareEarthGame.com visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.
If you prefer not to disclose personal information, you will not be able to access some features of RareEarthGame.com. For instance, personal information that identifies you will be requested when you participate in online games, contests, free draws, events or promotions. You will also need to provide personal information when corresponding with us via e-mail about your participation in Rare Earth game play or when you need customer support. You will be asked to provide personal information when responding to an online questionnaire (survey). You will need to provide personal information if sending an email invitation (to visit the RareEarthGame site) to a friend from within the RareEarthGame.com Website. You will be asked to provide personal information when registering to participate in a Rare Earth Game school tournament.
If you wish to register a LeapCloud Inc. product, like the Rare Earth Chemical Element Card Game, you may be asked to supply personal information such as your full name, e-mail address, and (in the case of product registration) mailing address. We may also ask you to provide demographic information such as your birthdate, gender, the birthdates and genders of children in your household, the postal code and country in which you live, and information on products you own or of interest to you. LeapCloud Inc. uses such information to periodically contact you with product information news, special offers and relevant announcements (including service announcements) and to provide other exclusive benefits to those who register their products on our sites.
Online Purchases and PayPal
In order that you may participate in an online promotion, you may be asked to provide an e-mail address or screen name, so that we can let you know if you won a prize. For other LeapCloud Inc. promotions, we may request your name and home address in order to send you products or information by regular mail. All promotions on RareEarthGame.com are administered by LeapCloud Inc. Your personal information is not shared with any third parties, except with entities who use it solely to provide support for the operations of the LeapCloud Inc. promotion/contest.
In order to improve the user experience at our Web sites, we may offer online surveys to visitors who volunteer anonymous demographic information about themselves and provide feedback about why they visited RareEarthGame.com and what we can do to make the Website better. Information collected through these surveys is anonymous; we cannot identify who is submitting the information or tie it to other personally identifiable information a user may have provided us through another means.
Rare Earth Game School Tournament Participants
If you chose to participate in a Rare Earth Game School Tournament, then we will use personal information about you to track your tournament results. If you are 13 and older, we will post your full name or first name and last initial (as you direct us) and your province or state and country on our website with your gameplay statistics. If you are under 13, then your parent or guardian can choose to post your username, full name, or first name and last initial in the gameplay statistics page.
Who collects my personal information and how will they use it?
LeapCloud Inc. collects the personal information you provide through RareEarthGame.com. We will use the information you submit to send you advertising or promotional materials, including information about new products, contests, features and enhancements, special offers and other events of interest. We also use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the products and services we provide you and can better meet your needs.
The demographic information (e.g., age and gender) you provide us is collected by LeapCloud Inc. and may be disclosed in aggregate to third parties. This aggregate demographic information cannot be used to personally identify you or your computer.
With whom does LeapCloud Inc. share my personal information?
From time to time, LeapCloud Inc. may employ and share its customers' personal information (including that of children under 13) with entities who use it solely to provide support for the internal operations of the RareEarthGame.com website (e.g., online product fulfillment, online registration and email services, or technical support). These entities will not use your personal information for any other purpose, and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from LeapCloud Inc.
We may disclose personal information (including that of children under 13) in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability.
LeapCloud Inc. does not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personal information collected from and about its users (including children under 13) to third parties for promotional purposes. However, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, LeapCloud Inc.'s customer information may be transferred to LeapCloud Inc.'s successor or assign, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law. Please see our “Questions and Complaints” section below for instructions on how we will notify you of such an event.
Information Collected Through Technology
We collect information through technology to make RareEarthGame.com more interesting and useful to you. For example, when you come to one of our websites, we may collect your IP address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your company, or your university. By itself, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our websites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information.
Log Files and Google Analytics
Linking to third party sites
RareEarthGame.com may include links to third party Web sites. Your use of these Web sites and/or applications is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, and we encourage you to read the third party sites' privacy policies before submitting personal or other information or using the applications.
Opting out of E-mails
If you do not want LeapCloud Inc. to send you e-mail or regular mail about our products and/or services, you can opt-out at the time of registration or at the time of information collection. If you are receiving e-mails or regular mail and at a later date you choose to opt-out and have your name removed from LeapCloud Inc.’s e-mailing list, you can do so by using the link included with the e-mail or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping your Personal Information Safe
LeapCloud Inc. will only collect personal information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes, and we will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information (including that of children under 13) you provide to us. Any information provided to LeapCloud Inc. on the RareEarthGame.com Web site is housed in a secure datacenter.
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
Sensitive information such as credit card numbers are not collected by LeapCloud as all online transactions are administered through PayPal.
Review, update and removal of personal information
If you have registered with our site, you may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you or inform us that you want us to remove your information from our database by either visiting the online profile section of one of our sites or contacting us at email@example.com. If you choose to send us an e-mail, please be sure to include in your message the name of the site at which you registered and the e-mail address you used to register so that we can verify your request.
Questions and Complaints
Any questions or complaints about LeapCloud Inc. or this privacy statement can be addressed by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also mail us at:
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please watch for changes in the publication date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page. If we make material changes to how we use Personal Information collected from children under age 13, we will notify parents by e-mail in order to obtain verifiable consent for the new uses of the child’s Personal Information.
Please note that, at all times, you are responsible for updating your personal information to provide us your current email address. If the last email address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any other reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the email containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.
LeapCloud Inc.'s contact information is as follows
LeapCloud Inc., Attention: Website Administrator, 505 Rothesay Avenue, #300, Saint John, NB, E2J 2C6, Canada
Note to Parents
LeapCloud Inc. has developed RareEarthGame.com to be entertaining and educational for children and adults. LeapCloud Inc. recognizes that some younger children may not understand some of the consequences of providing personal information on Websites. Please discuss privacy issues and this privacy statement with your children so that they will better understand how to use RareEarthGame.com and the information they may be asked to provide.
LeapCloud Inc. strongly believes that providing its visitors with accurate and adequate notice about the Web site will lead to informed choices and decisions about how to use the site, as well as protect its users' privacy. If you have any questions or comments about our policy, please contact us using the Contact Information provided below. For all other issues, please contact email@example.com.
Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
Once collected, a child's registration information may be used to: (a) fulfill a transaction, such as sending the winner of a contest or sweepstakes the awarded prize and, (b) allow us to send the child requested promotional materials, including information about new products, contests, features and enhancements, special offers, and other events of interest. We may also use the information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so that we can constantly improve the products and services we provide our visitors and to better meet their needs.
Please note that we are prohibited from conditioning a child's participation in an activity - like contests - on the child's disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. This means that if we don't need a specific piece of information (like the child's phone number) to allow the child to participate in a contest, we simply won't ask for it. To read about the steps LeapCloud Inc. takes to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of children's personal information, please see our section on “Keeping Your Personal Information Safe” (above).
Disclosure of Children's Personal Information
Please read the section titled “With whom does LeapCloud Inc. share my personal information?” (above) for our policy on the disclosure of personal information collected from and about children under 13.
A parent who has already given LeapCloud Inc. permission to collect and use his or her child's personal information can, at any time, do the following: (1) review, correct, or have deleted the child's personal information; and/or, (2) discontinue further collection or use of the child's personal information. To do so, please refer to the confirmation email provided to you when you gave consent or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your child's name and email address and your name and email address. We will be happy to honor your request.