Last Updated: May 26, 2015
About the ESRB
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a non-profit self-regulatory body that assigns age and content ratings for video games and apps so parents can make informed choices. It also enforces advertising guidelines adopted by the video game industry and helps companies implement online and mobile privacy practices under its Privacy Certified program. The ESRB was established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). For more information, please visit www.esrb.org.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
On our Website, we collect personal information in two ways: (i) it is provided by you to us, or (ii) it is collected automatically.
Personal Information you provide to us: You are free to choose whether or not to engage in any activity on our Website that involves your submission of personal information, such as your name, email address, phone number or other information that can be used to identify or contact an individual, whether online or offline. We will ask you for such information expressly. Most of the activities on our Website do not require you to submit any personal information.
Personal Information we collect automatically: We use the personal information that is automatically collected from your device, such as a computer’s Internet Protocol address, a mobile device identifier, along with non-personal information such as operating system, or general location such as zip code, to support internal operations so that we can understand and monitor the usage of our Website and improve the performance of the Website. Some of this information is collected through Google Analytics (www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/). Internal operations include the following:
• to monitor metrics such as total number of visitors and traffic;
• to understand which activities and services are most popular;
• to understand the pages where visitors enter our Sites and the pages viewed;
• to reduce the repetition in the promotional messages that users see on our Website;
• to understand generally the location of our users (e.g., zip code information);
• to recognize the browsers used to visit our Sites, so that the content is adapted for the relevant browser; and
• to diagnose and fix technology problems.
This Website and children: We do not knowingly collect any personal information from users under the age of 13. If parents believe that we have unintentionally collected their child’s personal information, they may contact us (at ToyLabApps@ideo.com) to request the deletion of the information.
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2. THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURES
Behavioral Advertising: There is no behavioral advertising on our Website, which means that you will not see any advertising that is targeted to you based on your combined activity on our Website and your activity on other websites.
Law Enforcement and Safety: We may access, preserve and share your Information when we have a good faith belief that it is necessary to: (i) respond to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) or otherwise to take action because we believe it is required or advisable under the law; (ii) detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; (iii) respond to your requests for customer service; or (iv) limit our legal liability or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ourselves, any user of our Website, a third party or the general public including as part of investigations.
3. COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We may link to content from third parties such as Youtube. These third party sites may use additional cookies such as DoubleClick for behavioral advertising and the user should consult those third party's privacy policies for information on their privacy and cookie practices, including how to disable any cookies they may use.
IDEO, like many other website operators, uses Google Analytics for the purpose of analyzing our user base and improving the performance of our websites and services. If you wish to learn more about Google Analytics, including how to opt-out, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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4. STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
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5. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We strive to maintain the security of Information but cannot guarantee that information security measures are fail-safe or guarantee that information on a Website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Our Website maintains technical and organizational steps to keep information collected secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers and use of electronic security systems and password protections to guard against unauthorized access.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent you have given us your email address, we may notify you by email. By providing us with your email address, you automatically consent to this method of notification under this paragraph.
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6. OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
Our Website may link to other websites or apps, including content offered by third parties that we do not control and whose privacy and data collection practices may differ from ours (“Third Party Websites”). We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Websites, including the information or content contained within them.
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7. CONTACT INFORMATION
This Website is operated by IDEO, located at 150 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA, 650-289-3400, ToyLabApps@ideo.com. Please contact us if you have any questions about us or our service providers.
As aforementioned, IDEO is a licensee of the ESRB’s Privacy Certified Program. If you believe that we have not responded to your privacy-related inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact ESRB at https://www.esrb.org/privacy/contact.jsp, or:
Attn: Privacy Certified Program
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2024
New York, NY 10170
8. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Since 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share our customers’ personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. For inquiries regarding our disclosure policy, please send us an e-mail or write us using our contact information in the above section.