Pokemonlake is committed to protecting you and your personal information when you are using our services. We want our services to safe and enjoyable environments for our users.
We also use third-party service and content providers (such as Google Analytics) who may collect their own set of personal information. Since these are third parties, the information collected by them is not governed by this Privacy Statement. Take a look at the Cookies section towards the bottom of this document for more information.
Personal information collected
Whenever you register for our members-only services, for example using our forum or registering for our newsletter, we may ask personal information about you. This can consist of such information as your name, e-mail, website address, gender, etc. By entering the information in the fields requested you enable us to provide you with the services you select. We record your IP address as part of the unconditional logging our web server software does whenever anybody accesses our site. The collected IP addresses remain on record for at least a year, but they will be not shared with third parties We record your IP address, HTTP Referer information, username (if applicable), date & time as well as the selected item whenever you are downloading anything from our Downloads page.
This information is strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third party unless a. we are requested to do so by law or b. it is deemed of absolute necessity in order to protect our business (e.g. as a proof of service consumption in the case of a PayPal dispute). We will not sell, lease or in any other way allow any third party to have access to the raw, redacted or aggregated forms of this information, as per the next section of this document.
Use of collected information
Pokemonlake will NOT sell, rent or otherwise willingly transmit the recorded personal information to any third party. Your privacy is important to us and we will not even offer aggregate information resulting from personal information processing to any part outside Pokemonlake. We only use the recorded personal information for: service administration purposes, e.g. sending you password reminders, registration confirmations, billing subscription services etc.; to contact you regarding new content added on our website, e.g. new forum posts, if you have opted in for this sort of communication; to personalize your experience, through the storage of your preferences in cookies and/or our site's database; analyze the use of our website and improve its usability; IP addresses may be used to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different cities / territories / countries or filter and block inappropriate use. If Pokemonlake wishes to use the recorded personal information for other uses, it will notify you beforehand so that you have the chance to opt-out from these new uses.
When we contact you We only contact you if you have explicitly opted-in for such communication through the use of our services. These forms of contact are conducted by automated software running on our server. You always have the chance to opt-out from such communication. Pokemonlake will never send unsolicited email messages ("spam") or allow third parties access to our users and contacts database. We may also directly contact you - manually sending out emails, as opposed to automatic email sending outlined above - under special circumstances such as: Suspecting that your account is compromised by an unauthorized third party Before, during or after server-related incidents which may seriously hamper your ability to use our services In case you have crossed the line of fair use of our services If you have so asked us with an email, ticket, personal message, instant message, Twitter message or any other form of personal or electronic contact.
Contact for marketing purposes
We do not send unsolicited email messages for marketing purposes. Subscription to our newsletter follows the industry standard rules for opt-in newsletters. This means that you have to confirm your subscription, making sure that no thrid party can subscribe you against your will, and that you can opt-out of the newsletter at any time. Information sharing with third parties Information collected by Pokemonlake will not be shared with any third parties. Not in their raw form, not in a processed or aggregate form. We do not share personal information with third parties.
Important note: Please review the section on cookies, as we employ third-party service/content providers. These providers collect their own set of personal information, governed by their own privacy statements. Exceptions to this rule will be clearly stated and will only be part of a special offer campaign. For instance, we may launch a campaign offering subscriptions to third party services for free or with a discount. If we are to collect and share your personal information you will be informed before opting in to that campaign.
If you are considered a minor in your jurisdiction (for example, people under 18 years of age) you must get your parent's/guardian's permission before submitting any content or personal information to Pokemonlake. If you or your parent/guardian believes beyond doubt that such information have been submitted in violation of the above term, you may submit to us relevant proof so that we can remove the offending information from our website and records. Duration of personal information retainment Notwithstanding any aforementioned cases of explicit information removal, your personal information may be stored in our servers for an indefinite period of time, no less than the duration of your account's existence or 1 calendar year, whichever is more.
What is a cookie? A cookie is a brief amount of data, usually containing a unique identifier, sent to your browser software from a website and recorded on your computer's permanent storage. Each website may set one or several such cookies on your computer, but your browser will only allow a website to access the cookie(s) it has set and deny access to other websites' cookies. Cookies record information about your preferences and allow us to customize your experience. They are also used for handling user authentication in the members-only areas of a website. Users have the option to be forewarned before accepting a cookie, review cookies already stored on their computer's permanent storage and even delete them if so required. These options are given to you by your web browser software. Each web browser handles these features in a different way, so you have to consult your web browser's help / user guide / manual to learn more about this.
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