Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is extremely important to us. Simply put, we don't
sell or otherwise share your name, email address, or any other information
about you personally, period the end. We don't share it with anyone.
We go to a lot of trouble and expense to ensure that any information
we collect from you remains secure and confidential.
The text which follows explains our online information practices
in detail. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available from
our home page and again at every point where personally identifiable
information may be requested.
To make sure we do the most thorough job possible of explaining our
commitment to you, we've modeled our policy statement closely on
the one suggested by the Better Business
Bureau. The BBB's model policy can be found
if you'd like to compare.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the
SmartMonsters web site.
The Information We Collect
When you register, we ask you for the information which we need in
order to contact you, along with some very basic demographics
such as your age and gender. Some examples of the types of
personal information requested at this time are:
On other pages we give you the opportunity to voluntarily
provide us with demographic information in more detail.
Additionally we may provide similar survey opportunities
within the context of our games, for instance
TriadCity. Examples of this type of voluntary information
Hours Per Week Spent Online
Year When You First Used the Internet
Year When You First Used E-Mail
Do You Buy Products Online?
How We Use Information
We use the information which identifies you only when we need
to contact you. We do not share this information with outside
parties, ever, under any circumstances.
We may need to contact you for a variety of predictable reasons.
For example, there may be a problem with your account, or a
forthcoming change to our systems which will impact your account.
In some cases we may need to ask players to change their game
behaviors, or inform them of policies which may impact their play.
We may send you e-mail newsletters and notices of special offers
or events, if you agree to receive them. We will provide our
mailing lists to third parties.
We do use non-identifying and aggregate information to
better design our web site and to share with advertisers. For
example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of
individuals visited a certain area of our site, or that Y number
of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form.
We may also provide statistics summarizing the demographics of
our membership. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X
percentage of our members are technology professionals, or that
Y percentage spend Z number of hours playing our games; etc.
But, we will not disclose anything that could be used to
identify those individuals.
How We Use "Cookies"
A "cookie" is a small identifier which our server
sends to your Web browser. It's needed to maintain your login
session as you navigate from page to page on our site.
Without it, you'd have to login again every time you click one
of our links. Our cookie holds no information about you
personally, just an identifier. For a full discussion,
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and
ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place
appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures
to safeguard and secure the information we collect
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially
important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain
information at our web site from those we actually know are
under 13, and no part of our site is structured to
attract anyone under 13.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access all the information which we collect and
maintain online and which identifies you personally via
the "Account" menu of our site. This menu is clearly
labeled and is accessible from every public page on our site.
You can use this menu to review, correct or update all of the
information we keep which identifies you personally. To protect
your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to
verify your identity before granting access to your information.
How to Contact Us
If you have other questions or concerns about these privacy
policies, please send email