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Tozai Games Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 20, 2009

This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by Tozai, Inc. ("Tozai," "we" or "us") with respect to your use of our Web site(s) located at www.tozaigames.com or www.loderunner.com (collectively, the “Site”) so you can make an informed decision about using the Site.  By using the Site, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy, as may be modified by us from time to time.  We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time.  We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating at the top of this Policy the date it was last updated.  Your use of the Site following the posting of such changes or revised statement shall constitute your consent to any changes in our privacy practices.  We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you visit our Site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?

“Personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address), and information about that individual's activities, such as information about his or her use of the Site, when directly linked to personally identifiable information.  Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, or geographic area, and your preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you.  Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of products, services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.  In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service.  Aggregate data helps us understand trends and our users' needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our Site.  This policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you use the Site.  We may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information.  For example, we may collect personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail, phone number, and other contact and demographic information when, enter into a contest or sweepstakes, request services or contact us for any reason.  In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic information, contact information, or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys and other activities on the Site.

When you visit the Site, some information also may be automatically collected, such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring Web site, and your activity on the Site.  We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above.  We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies” or “clear gifs.”  Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history.  Clear gifs (also know as Web bugs or Web beacons) are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Site or in e-mails relating to the Site to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the Site.  If we combine cookies or clear gifs with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information.  The Site may contain links to third-party Web sites.  These third parties may place cookies, clear gifs or other devices on your computer to collect non-personal information, and information provided by these devices may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site and the other sites tracked by these third parties.  This policy does not apply to, nor are we responsible for, cookies or clear gifs in any third party advertisement, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology.  If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions.  However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, you may not be able to access certain Site features or services.

HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

In general, we may use personal information we collect to inform you about information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Site, and for the purpose for which the information was provided.  For example, we may use the information we collect:

§   to send you a welcoming e-mail and to contact you about your use of the Site, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;

§   to provide you with all of the services, features, and functionality included on the Site, to provide other services, products or information you request and to complete any transactions in connection therewith;

§   to respond to your e-mails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;

§   to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our publications, products and services;

§   to personalize and improve Site content and features and your experience on the Site, such as providing ads, content or features to match your profile and interests;

§   to contact you about our or a third party's services, products, activities, or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes; or

§   for the specific purpose for which the information was provided or collected.

Personal information provided online may be linked together or merged with other personal information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services and those of our partners.  In addition, if we receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, we may combine this information with the other personal information we maintain about you.  In either case, this Policy governs this information.

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you choose to provide personally identifying information to us, we may use and disclose it as described in this Privacy Policy (and in any updates to this policy that may be posted to the Site from time to time).  We may share personal information with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers (“Service Providers”) who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us.  From time to time, we may also share your personal information with third parties for their own use, including for marketing and promotional purposes.  However, we are not responsible for the actions of the Service Providers or such third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to these Service Providers or to other third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to them.  Note that nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregate information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Tozai, our users, our employees or the public, including without limitation to protect Tozai or our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful use of the Site.  Information about our users, including personal information, may also be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of Tozai.

WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE?

We have worked to put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information while it is under our control.  Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.  You should also note that e-mail is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured e-mail. 

WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?

If you wish to restrict our use of your personal information or “opt-out” of our sharing of your personal information with third parties for their own marketing and promotional purposes, you may send your request to us by email at opt-out@tozaigames.com.


LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

Our Site may contain links to other Web sites.  Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's privacy policy.  We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of Web sites to which we link.  Links from our Site to third parties or to other sites are provided for your convenience.  We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

HOW CAN YOU CORRECT AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us at webinfo@tozaigames.com, and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry or to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided us as you indicate to the extent possible.  However, please note that in certain circumstances, we may not, or may not be able to, remove or change certain information.  For example, we may retain certain information as required by law for a certain period of time.

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