Privacy Policy

 

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Welcome to CODE's Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 03, 2015.

 

This Privacy Policy:

  • explains how CODE collects, stores, and uses Information
  • applies to CODE Properties that post or link to it

 

By continuing to use this CODE website, service or product you agree, and consent, to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

Summary, Scope & Changes |

ESRB |

Information We Collect and How We Use It |

Your Choices |

Sharing Information |

Security  |

Accessing Information |

Contacting Us |

California Privacy Rights |

Disclosure to Users Outside the US |

Cookies & Do Not Track: |

 

Summary, Scope & Changes

This CODE website or other online property, products, and services ("CODE Properties"), use certain personal information and device-related information (collectively, "Information") about its users to tailor content, marketing, and improve and adjust user experiences.

Whenever you use a CODE Property we may:

  • collect, process, and combine data such as your age, gender, interests, name, e-mail address, marketing preferences, customer service, and device-related information (like your IP address)
  • contact you from time to time to request your opinion about CODE Properties, provide you with customer service, and other services you have requested
  • use web beacons, cookies and similar technologies, or flash technology on CODE Properties or in e-mail messages to tailor content, marketing, and improve and adjust user experiences
  • disclose Information to CODE, its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, or vendors
  • share Information with suppliers and partners in order to provide you with goods or services you have requested or online advertising selected by us. We do not share Information with third parties to use for their own direct marketing purposes without your agreement.
  • collect, process and store Information on servers in the United States or other countries where CODE and/or its affiliates maintain facilities or business operations; the data protection laws in these territories may not be as comprehensive as those in the European Union, but CODE takes reasonable measures to safeguard your privacy rights in accordance with this Privacy Policy

 

Scope: This Privacy Policy applies only to those CODE Properties that post, reference, or link to it.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites or online properties to which CODE Properties may link, and you accept CODE is not responsible for the security or privacy practices of any such third party websites or properties.

Changes: We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy we will provide notice in our Privacy Policy as posted. Your continued use of a CODE Property will signify your acceptance of any changes. If you do not agree to any changes, you must stop using the CODE Property. The applicable terms of service for the CODE Property will tell you options available to terminate any account you may have.

 

ESRB

This Privacy Policy and the ESRB certification seals shown on our websites confirm that CODE is a licensee and participating member in the Entertainment Software Rating Board's ("ESRB") Privacy Certified Program. To protect your privacy, we have voluntarily undertaken this privacy initiative and ESRB Privacy Certified has reviewed and certified that we meet established online information collection and use practices on all CODE Properties where this Privacy Policy is posted.

As part of the ESRB Privacy Certified Program, we are subject to frequent audits of our websites and other enforcement and accountability mechanisms administered independently by the ESRB. If you believe that we have not responded to your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact the ESRB at:

Whenever you visit a website that displays the ESRB Privacy Certified certification seal, you may request information about:

  • Whether a company uses cookies, tracks IP Addresses or uses other passive means to collect information;
  • Who, if anyone, is collecting your personal information and how will it be used;
  • With whom, if anyone, will your personal information be shared;
  • What choices you have with regard to the use of your personal information;
  • How you can access and, if necessary, change the personal information a company collects and maintains;
  • Whether and how information is collected from children under 13;
  • How a company ensures data security, quality, and integrity;
  • Where and how to ask questions or file complaints.


http://www.esrb.org/privacy/contact.jsp

ESRB
Attn: Privacy Certified Program
420 Lexington Ave, Suite 2024
New York, NY 10170
privacy@esrb.org

 

Information We Collect and How We Use It: We collect Information from you and other sources, and we use that Information to operate, personalize, and improve our CODE Properties, and to send you marketing messages or personalized advertising.

 

Information Provided By You: CODE collects Information from you when you: (1) open a CODE account with a CODE Property; (2) participate in CODE contests and promotions; (3) use CODE customer service; (4) buy CODE services or products online or make a donation; (5) use a CODE Property; (6) apply for job openings; (7) use "send-a-friend" functionality; (8) allow sharing through Social Media.

1. Account Registration

CODE collects certain personal information from you when you register with a CODE Property, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number.

2. Contests and Promotions

When CODE runs contests or promotions on CODE Properties, we may collect certain personal Information from participants such as their name, address, postal code, email address, phone number, age and/or date of birth. That information may be combined with other account information and will be used and shared in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3. Customer Service

In order to provide you with customer service, CODE may collect personal information from you including your name, e-mail address and birth date, together with details of your customer service issue and its resolution.

4. Buy CODE services or products online or make a donation

CODE does not collect any credit card and/or billing information when you make a donation. However, you may be required to provide credit card and/or billing information to one of our third-party vendors (e.g. Pay Pal) in order to make a donation. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of our third-party vendors before providing them with your personal information, as their privacy practices may vary from ours. At the time of donation, you may also have the option to provide Information (such as your email address) to CODE for the purpose of sending you additional information or offers.

5. Use a CODE Property

When you visit or use CODE Properties we may collect Information about your use of those CODE Properties, such as pages visited, browser type and language, your IP address, the website you came from, purchase histories, and Social Media data. We may use Cookies or similar technologies to do this. See the Cookies section below for more details.

6. Résumés

For selected job postings, you may send us your résumé or other relevant information online. Personal information collected in association with job postings will be used solely for the purpose of accepting and evaluating candidate submissions for job postings. This information may only be shared within CODE or to a non-profit group or other potential employer if you have given your prior consent.

7. Send-a-Friend

From time to time, CODE may offer you the ability to e-mail or message friends or family by using our "send-a-friend" tool. In the event we offer you this ability, we delete both sender and recipient email addresses after sending the message. In using our "send-a-friend" tool, you confirm that you and the recipient know each other and that you have their consent to send them an email.8. Social Media

You can interact with some CODE Properties through social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter (or social media plug-ins and applications) ("Social Media"). When you interact with Code and/or the CODE Properties through Social Media you acknowledge that we may access your Information, solely in accordance with your Social Media privacy settings, and use it to (1) give you exclusive content; (2) personalize your online experience with us within and outside our websites (and/or applications); and (3) contact you in accordance with applicable marketing preferences through Social Media or directly by sending you the latest news, special offerings, and rewards.

 

When you post personal information publicly through the Properties, or on Social Media, it may be viewable by other users of these sites and we cannot prevent further use of the personal information by third parties. For more information about how your Social Media uses and protects your personal information, please refer to their privacy policies and terms of use.

Information Provided By Other Sources: We may also obtain Information about you from other sources, such as Social Media, our vendors, partners, and network advertising companies, and combine that Information with Information we have collected from or about you. We only collect Information from other sources where they have confirmed to us they are legally entitled to share it with us.

How We Use Information: CODE collects and may combine Information provided by you and other sources to tailor content and marketing and improve and adjust user experiences on CODE Properties and third party online properties. Please see the Choices section below for details of the choices you have over how we use Information.

How We Treat Children’s Information: CODE does not knowingly collect or store any personally identifiable information such as name, address, or e-mail address from children under 13. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information without parental permission, when online. CODE also recommends that parents familiarize themselves with parental controls available on mobile telephones, tablets and other devices they provide to their child and accompany their child if aged under 13 years of age when online. Parents should contact CODE immediately if they have any concerns that we have unintentionally collected personal information about their child. Please see the Contacting Us section below for further details.

Your Choices: You have choices over

  • the Information provided by you
  • the Information provided by other sources
  • how that Information is used

 

Your Choices about Information Provided By You: If you do not want to provide CODE with personal information then you can choose not to provide it. Please note that if you choose not to provide us with personal information, we may not be able to provide you with the relevant CODE product or service that you want. For example, without providing personal information, you will not be able to use the CODE Properties and/or create a CODE account.

Additionally, with respect to device-related information you can choose whether or not you want to allow certain cookies (and similar technology) to collect information about your use of CODE Properties, and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns (see our Cookies section below).

Your Choices about Information Provided by Others: You may be able to control how third parties collect and share your Information by changing your preferences or opting out of collection directly with those third parties. Before disclosing Information to third parties, we recommend you check their respective privacy policies for further details.

Additionally, with respect to device-related information you can choose whether or not you want to allow certain cookies (and similar technology) to collect information about your use of third party online properties, and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns (see our Cookies section below).

Your Choices About CODE Using Your Information:

You can exercise choices over how CODE uses your personal information and update your preferences at any time. 

CODE accounts are powered by NationBuilder.  You can find the NationBuilder Privacy Policy here: http://nationbuilder.com/privacy.  You may request the deletion of your CODE account by emailing privacy@nationbuilder.com.

To disable selected Cookies from collecting information relating to the effectiveness of advertising campaigns or analytics data and from serving you with personalized advertising on CODE Properties or third party properties, please see our Cookies section.

If you opt-out of e-mail marketing communications from us, please note we may still contact you occasionally about the status of your account, such as to inform you that your account may be expiring, or other service related information.

Sharing Information: CODE shares Information with

  • CODE affiliates and/or Vendors engaged by CODE to provide goods and/or services on behalf of CODE
  • other third parties to provide goods or services you have requested
  • law enforcement or other government officials, and/or if required to do so by law

Please note that any information, including personally identifiable information that you reveal in a bulletin board, message board, chat room or other public forum is publicly viewable.

 

Vendors: Vendors provide goods and services (for example, billing, customer services support, consultancy, information technology hardware and software) to CODE in order to support, operate and develop the CODE Properties and to deliver marketing communications on our behalf. We do not share Information with vendors to use for their own direct marketing purposes without your agreement.

Third Parties: Other third parties may need your Information in order to provide goods and/or services you have requested or to enable you to make a donation.

Law: You agree we may disclose your Information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability. We may review communications, and other account information in order to investigate allegations of any breach or alleged breach of any applicable Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy and disclose your personal information, including communications, to our legal advisors, consultants and law enforcement or other government officials.

Separately, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, CODE's customer and/or donor information including Information and communications may be transferred to our successor or assign.

 

Security: CODE takes a range of security measures designed to help protect your personal information. However, complete online and offline security can never be guaranteed, so you should always take care when sharing your information online.

 

CODE takes a range of security measures designed to protect your personal information and keep it confidential (unless it is non-confidential by nature, for example, publicly-available information like user generated content, leaderboard rankings, and scores, etc.) and in its original form, in other words, free from any alteration. In addition, we request Vendors who process personal information on our behalf to themselves take a range of security measures designed to help protect your personal information. However, the internet by its nature is not a secure environment and the nature of security risks is constantly evolving, as are the technical and organizational industry standards relating to management of those risks. The complete security of any personal information collected, stored or used by us or our Vendors cannot therefore be guaranteed.

We will notify users of a data breach involving unencrypted personal information by e-mail or by posting a notice on the affected website.

Accessing Information: You can access, update or delete your personally identifiable information in any of your CODE accounts at any time.

 

CODE accounts are powered by NationBuilder.  You can find the NationBuilder Privacy Policy here: http://nationbuilder.com/privacy.  You may request the deletion of your CODE account by emailing privacy@nationbuilder.com.

Contacting Us: The information you submit to the CODE Properties is controlled by Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA.

 

Visitors can send us an e-mail at privacy@callofdutyendowment.org, or write to us at: Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

You may also contact ESRB Privacy Certified if you have a question or complaint that has not been resolved to your satisfaction. Please see the ESRB Privacy Certified Program section at the top of this Privacy Policy for further details.

 

Important Notices: For privacy related information applicable to users who are California residents or based outside the US please see below.

 

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 customer's personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. For inquiries regarding our disclosure policy, please send us an e-mail to privacy@callofdutyendowment.org, or write us at: Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA, ATTN: Privacy Team/Privacy Policy. We will be happy to honor your request.

California Privacy Rights for Minor Users: Since January 1, 2015, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you, if you are a California resident under the age of 18, to view, correct, or delete information provided by you or publicly posted by you, by simply accessing your CODE account through http://www.callofdutyendowment.org/ or other product or service as applicable and edit/delete your information as necessary. You will need your password to access your personal account. You may also. You may send us an e-mail asking us to delete certain posted content at privacy@callofdutyendowment.org. In the alternative, you may write to us at: Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA, ATTN: Privacy Team/Privacy Policy.

We will be happy to review, update or remove information and/or content as appropriate. Residual copies of information and/or content that has been deleted from your account and/or CODE Properties may remain in our backup systems for up to 30 days. We may still retain your information to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreement, or comply with legal requirements; in this case, your personal information will be blocked from use for any other purpose.

Disclosure to Users Outside the US: In addition, if you are a visitor to our websites or other online products and services from outside the U.S., the personal information you provide may be collected, processed and stored directly on, or transferred to, servers in the United States or other countries where CODE or Vendors maintain facilities or business operations. If you do not agree to the collection, processing, storage and transfer of your information, please do not provide your information when requested and stop using our websites and other online products and services.

Information collected within the European Economic Area (EEA) may be transferred to the United States. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you agree such international transfers of your Information.

No matter where the Information is located, CODE takes all commercial reasonable measures to safeguard your privacy rights in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the collection, processing, storage and transfer of your information, please do not provide your information when requested and stop using our websites and other online products and services.

Cookies & Do Not Track: What are Cookies, and how does CODE use Cookies, track IP addresses, and other persistent identifiers and passive means to collect information?

CODE uses Cookies and/or similar technologies on CODE Properties. A "Cookie" is a small bit of record-keeping information that many websites and other online products and services often store on a user's computer or device in order to identify it and associate activity with it.

When visiting CODE Properties you may have options to enable or disallow Cookies. We use Cookies to optimize your visit, make your browsing and/or user experience as effective as possible, and let you know about offers and features that we think will interest you. This means that if you disallow cookies, your use of CODE Properties may be impaired.

Depending on the CODE Property you are using, and the country you are based in, cookies may be set on your computer or device by either:

  • CODE - to recognize and associate activity with your computer or device when it visits a CODE Property. CODE cookies cannot be used to recognize or associate activity with your computer or device when it visits other, third party websites or online properties.
  • Third Parties - to enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through CODE Properties or other online properties (e.g. advertising and analytics). The third parties that set these cookies may be able to recognize your computer or device both when it visits CODE Properties or other online properties that use the third party's features and functionality

 

Types Of Cookies: There are four categories of Cookies:

  • Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites or online properties and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of a website. Without these cookies, CODE cannot provide services you have asked for, like secure login areas.

  • Performance (or Analytics) Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website or online property, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information about the actual identity (e.g., first and last name) of a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website or other online property works. We generally contract with independent research and measurement companies, such as Google Analytics, to provide these services on our behalf and these third parties also have their own privacy policies.

  • Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website or online property to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  • Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They also help limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website or online property operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization. In certain countries CODE may partner with third party online advertising and analytics companies to tailor and deliver advertisements, products, services, and promotions on CODE Properties, as well as other online properties which we do not control. To help select the ads of greatest interest to you, these companies may use cookies, Flash technology, and similar technologies to collect and track information such as demographic data (e.g., gender, occupation, etc.), aggregated information, search keywords, geo-location, and device-related data (for example, browser type, language, IP address, time/date) to select advertisements that are more relevant to your interests, to better personalize the experience for you and tailor advertisements. In some instances, third-parties may also use cookies or similar technologies to collect anonymized or device-related information about your visits to CODE Properties in order to provide third party advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.

To learn more about Advertising Cookies visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://networkadvertising.org or http://youronlinechoices.com

CODE may use and share anonymized or aggregated information obtained from cookies with third parties such as Vendors or advertising partners. An example of the use of such information would be creating interest categories or segments based on region, gaming preferences, or a combination. We may also share personal and non-personally identifiable information obtained from cookies with third parties such as Vendors or advertising networks in order to permit them to provide services on our behalf or to partner with us in selecting and serving advertisements for us or our advertising partners.

Social Network Sites

If you have signed in to a social networking site, such as Facebook, it may have set a cookie on your device which recognizes you when you view content on our websites and other online properties. These cookies allow you to share content across social media via the use of sharing settings. See your social networking site's terms of use and privacy policy for details. For additional details, please see the Social Media references in the Information We Collect And How We Use It and Your Choices sections above.

Do Not Track

California Business and Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) permits our customers who are California residents to be informed as to how Activision responds to Web browser "Do Not Track" settings. As Do Not Track is a standard that is currently being developed, Activision does not take actions to respond to Do Not Track settings, and instead we adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Policy.  

More Information

If you would like to find out more about cookies you may find the following link useful:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

If you would like to find out more about Do Not Track you may find the following link useful:

http://www.allaboutdnt.com/

Managing Cookies & Do Not Track Options: You can review your options to manage cookies by:

  • clicking on the opt out links provided in the Cookie List below
  • opening the "Help" menu on the browser menu bar. Most browsers will tell you how you can disable or delete cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer.
  • visiting http://networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and/or http://youronlinechoices.com for choices to opt out of advertising

If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and other products and services (including sign in).

Permission to Use Cookies: By using CODE Properties you agree, and we will assume you consent, to receive cookies unless you manage your cookie choices by one of the means set out above.

Please also note that the use of information obtained by third party providers listed in Appendix 1 through cookies placed by them is also subject to their own privacy policies. Information collected by cookies may be associated with your registration account or user profile.

Flash cookies, web beacons, IP addresses: Adobe Flash Player is an application that allows sites to deploy dynamic web content. Adobe Flash and similar applications use technology to remember settings, preferences, and usage in ways that are similar to browser cookies, but are managed through a different interface than your web browser. You can access your Flash management tools from http://www.adobe.com/ directly to manage your cookie settings. From time to time, we may use web beacons (or clear GIFs) on our websites or other online properties or include them in the e-mail messages we send you. Web beacons (also known as "web bugs") are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an e-mail message for the purpose of transferring data. We use web beacons for many purposes, including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising and e-mail auditing and reporting, and personalization. We also keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.

Cookies List: Your CODE Property may contain, but is not limited to, the following third party Performance (or Analytics) and Advertising cookies. Please follow the links below for details of the Privacy Policies and Opt Out Choices offered by these third parties. Please also see the Cookies section above for further options available to manage cookies.

Online Property

Third Party Cookies

Third Party Privacy Policies and Opt Out Choices

Websites

Add This

http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy#.UGQ9_I2PUsc

http://www.addthis.com/advertising-choices#.UF26LqTyZDQ

 

Comscore

http://www.comscore.com/About_comScore/Privacy_Policy

http://www.sitestat.com/

 

Dstillery (formerly Media6 Degrees)

http://dstillery.com/privacy-policy/

 

Google Analytics

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


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