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Last Updated: March 17th, 2006

At Merciless Games, we respect your right to privacy and we understand that visitors to Merciless Games web site need to control the uses of their personal information. The privacy policy below details the measures taken by Merciless Games to protect your privacy in connection with your use of and other sites owned and operated by Merciless Games. Merciless Games does not intend to collect any personal information from children under 13 unless Merciless Games believes such collection to be permitted by law; please read below for Merciless Games's policy with respect to children under 13.


Customized experience
Merciless Games gathers user information to provide you with a customized experience on our sites. Your user information helps us tailor the content, services, goods and advertising to your current and future needs. For this reason, we may ask you to provide personal information when you post high scores, download free software, enter a contest, order products, subscribe to a newsletter and/or visit certain areas of an Merciless Games web site.

If you subscribe to the Merciless Games newsletter or purchase products from us, from time to time we may e-mail you with messages about our services or third party products and services we believe may be of interest to you, such as new products, features, services, special offers and updated information. The newsletters may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the newsletters, including whether the email was opened and/or what links (if any) were clicked. We will combine that information with other information we have about you and may use that information to improve your site experience and/or provide customized e-mail communications to you. In addition, if you purchase products you may automatically receive emails confirming your purchase and providing you with necessary information relating to the access or use of your purchase. With the exception of the emails described in the preceding sentence which are necessary to provide customer support and deliver products and services to you, you may opt-out of receiving email from us as described below under "UNSUBSCRIBING."


IP Address
All communication on the internet takes place between pairs of IP Addresses. Our web servers will log the IP address that any connection is made from. We may use these IP addresses to help diagnose technical problems or prevent abuse of our systems or other site users. Your IP address may also be used to gather aggregate demographic data and target advertisements accordingly.

Outside Links
The Merciless Games web site contain links, including banner and other ads, to other web sites. Merciless Games is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. The Merciless Games Sites may also link to web sites that feature Merciless Games trademarks and names along with trademarks and names of other companies. You should look at the privacy policy on that co-branded web site, as the co-branded web site may not be under Merciless Games's control.


We will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties, aside from entities that perform services for us, such as fulfilling orders or processing payment, that either are bound to comply with our privacy policy or have privacy policies that protect your information unless you have "opted-in" to such sharing. If you have previously opted-in to such sharing under a prior privacy policy version, you are still considered to have opted-in under this Privacy Policy. As stated, and whether or not you have opted-in, Merciless Games may use third parties to accept and process orders for merchandise and products, including software, and such third parties may get access to your personal information for the purposes of providing services or products to you on Merciless Games's behalf. In addition, if you Opt-Out, as discussed below, we may share that information with third parties who send emails on our behalf so that they do not email you.

However, Merciless Games may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on Merciless Games; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Merciless Games; or (3) act in an emergency to protect someone's safety.

We may request demographic information from you (for example, your age, education level or household income) from time to time. We will not share that information in a manner that identifies you as an individual with any other entity, unless we let you know that at the time of collection or we have your permission. When we share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.

In the event that Merciless Games is acquired by another company, your personal information may be part of the assets transferred to the acquiring party.


The Merciless Games Sites are general audience sites and are not directed to children under the age of 13. Merciless Games assumes products purchased through credit card means are purchased by adults. Merciless Games respects the privacy of parents and children and is committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). On those areas of the site that ask for age, Merciless Games does not collect personal information from individuals who identify themselves as under the age of 13 except in those limited circumstances where Merciless Games believes that such collection is permitted under COPPA.

If a parent believes that his or her child has submitted personal information to Merciless Games, please fill out our feedback form on our Contact page. Merciless Games will promptly delete the information upon learning that it relates to a child under the age of 13. Please note that it is possible some of this information may remain archived in web logs and back-up archives after Merciless Games deletes the information from its active database (see the "Archived Information" paragraph below).

Merciless Games believes that parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from otherwise disclosing online their name, address and other personal information without parental permission.


Merciless Games has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.

Tell a Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site or particular features or content, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. Merciless Games will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit an Merciless Games Site. Merciless Games stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Archived Information
Merciless Games maintains archives of its web logs, database, and other systems and information. Please note that it is possible some of this information may remain archived after Merciless Games deletes the information from its active database. Merciless Games maintains archives for disaster recovery, legal and other non-marketing purposes.


If you wish to unsubscribe from the Merciless Games newsletter, please visit our Unsubscribe page, fill out the form, and submit to remove your email address from out database. Additionally, all newsletters will contain a link to our Unsubscribe page should you wish to stop receiving newletter emails from Merciless Games.


Your use of the Merciless Games web site, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and Merciless Games's Terms of Use. By using the Merciless Games web site, you are accepting the practices set out in this Privacy Policy and those Terms of Use.

We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and this Privacy Policy at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition. Your continued use of any portion of the Merciless Games web site following posting of the updated Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of the changes.


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