Privacy Policy

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Welcome! Below you will find the Privacy Policy of the Call of Duty Endowment (“CODE”) and its affiliates.  This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 14, 2013. 

Your privacy is our policy.

SUMMARY

By using this CODE website or other online property, you confirm you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy set out below, including CODE undertaking the following activities:

  • collecting, processing and using demographic information about me such as my age, gender, interests and the IP address I use, to combine it with my personal information and to use it for analytic and marketing purposes;
  • contacting me from time to time by email to ask for my opinion and inviting me to online polls or surveys, linking the information I provide to my personal information and using this information for marketing purposes;
  • using web beacons (or clear GIFs) on their Web site or in e-mail messages or placing own and third party cookies on my computer or device or using flash technology where appropriate to tailor the service to my interests and to select ads and products that are more relevant to me;
  • disclosing my personal information to CODE, its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or vendors;
  • collecting, processing and storing the personal information I provide on servers in the United States.  CODE will take reasonable measures to safeguard my privacy rights under applicable data protection laws.

CODE ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY

CODE is committed to providing a secure on-line environment.

CODE  respects the privacy rights of our online visitors. We have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, store, and use the information you provide to us online.

By using this website or other online product or service provided to you by CODE (collectively “website and/or other online property/properties”), you signify your assent to the CODE Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website or other online property. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy, and 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 post a notice of the change on www.callofdutyendowment.org and also on this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our website or other online property will signify your acceptance of these changes. If you do not agree to any of these changes, please do not continue using this website or other online property. This Privacy Policy shall form part of the terms governing your use of this website or other online property.

This Privacy Policy and the certification seal located to your right confirms that CODE is a valid licensee and participating member in the Entertainment Software Rating Board's (“ESRB”) Privacy Program: ESRB Privacy Certified. To protect your privacy, we have voluntarily undertaken this privacy initiative and CODE has been reviewed and certified by ESRB Privacy Certified to meet established online information collection and use practices. As part of this privacy program, we are subject to frequent audits of our site and other enforcement and accountability mechanisms administered independently by ESRB.

Whenever you visit a web site that displays the ESRB Privacy Certified seal, you can expect to be notified of:

* 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; and,
* Where and how to ask questions or file complaints.

This Privacy Policy currently applies to websites and other online properties operated by CODE that post or link to this Privacy Policy.

In addition, CODE may also own several other websites and other online properties not listed above, and we may from time to time add new websites and other online properties that may or may not be listed above. Please note, however, that this Privacy Policy applies only to CODE websites and other online properties posting or linking to this Privacy Policy, but not to websites or other online properties maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link and CODE cannot and does not guarantee the security of any personal information disclosed on those third party sites. In addition, please note that we may solicit third parties to collect personal information on our behalf and in such cases such third parties will be instructed to comply with this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection law. Finally, please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to the collection, use and disclosure of information obtained online and not to the collection of information obtained offline. Any collection of information obtained offline will also be in compliance with applicable data protection law.

CODE is a licensee of the ESRB's Privacy Certified Program. If you believe that we have not responded to your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact ESRB at

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

ESRB
Attn.:Privacy Certified Program
317 Madison Avenue , 22nd Floor
New York , NY 10017
privacy@esrb.org]

What information does CODE collect?

CODE only collects personal information from you on a voluntary basis. When you submit personal information to CODE, it will usually take the form of: (1) Web site registration; (2) contests and promotions; (3) customer service; (4) purchase of a product or service through our online stores; (5) use of a website or other online property (including Online Services (as defined below)); or (6) online submission of your résumé for job openings. The information we collect may include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, and home address. In addition, we may collect demographic information such as your age, gender and interests.  We may also obtain information about you from other sources, as far as such other sources are legally entitled to share such information, and combine that information with information we have collected from you.

* Web Site Registration  

CODE may collect personal information from you when registering as a website or other online property member, including your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. We may also collect demographic information such as your gender and birth date, which we may combine with your personal information and use it for marketing purposes. Once this information is combined it is all considered personal information. Information collected from those who register on our websites or other online properties is used to provide registrants the benefits associated with such registration (e.g., subscription to newsletters;; message boards, chat rooms or forums). From time to time, we may contact you to ask you for your opinion about certain matters in the form of online polls or surveys, including your opinion with respect to our services. Your responses to these polls help us provide services of interest to you.

* Contests and Promotions

From time to time, CODE may run contests or promotions on our websites and other online properties and collect certain personal information in connection with such event. The information may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and birth date. This information will be used only for the purpose of your participation in product-specific contests and promotions as well as informing you of upcoming products and services.

* Customer Service

In order to provide you with the best possible customer service, CODE may collect some personal information from you including your name, e-mail address and birth date. This information will be used only for the purpose of solving your customer support inquiry and will be saved for twelve (12) months in the event additional customer support requests arise.

* Résumés  

CODE may at some point allow for the online submission of résumés. Personal information collected in association with résumés 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.  Information collected in association with résumés is not subject to the terms of this Online Privacy Statement.

*Online Services

CODE may provide you with a variety of online services, such as accounts (“Online Services”).  CODE may collect non-personal information from you.  CODE may combine non-personal information with personal information in order to tailor Online Services for you.

Use of certain features of Online Services, such as messages boards, profiles, and contributing user generated content, may involve disclosure of personal information about you by you. You acknowledge that you have no right or expectation of privacy or confidentiality when using such features of Online Services. 

In some instances, we may use a third party service to provide authentication for Online Services, and in such case you may be asked to provide your account information associated with that third party service when signing up for Online Services. In addition, if registering for Online Services directly from a third-party service, certain membership information there will be transferred automatically to CODE when you register.

* Purchase of goods or services or donating through our site

Visitors making a donation or purchasing goods and services through one of our affiliate online stores will need to provide a valid credit card number and expiration date, in addition to name, e-mail address, phone number, and home address. Whatever the activity may be, we will only collect information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and legitimate business objectives as permitted under applicable data protection legislation. 

CODE may, from time to time, offer you the ability to send an e-mail to friends or family by using our "send-a-friend" tool.  Any information entered for "send-a-friend" messages are used only to send the requested message; we delete both sender and recipient e-mail addresses after sending the message. In using our “send-a-friend” tool you confirm that you and party to whom you are sending the message know each other.

What happens if I refuse to provide my personal information?

If you do not want to submit personal information that is necessary to provide the service or to fulfill your request, you will not be able to access and/or participate in certain activities. For example, you will not be able to register on CODE.com or participate in certain contests and promotions or access and/or use other online features or Online Services. In addition, your refusal to submit personal information may limit our ability to respond to your customer support inquiry in a timely fashion.

COOKIES

What are “Cookies” and does CODE use cookies, track IP Addresses, or use other passive means to collect information?

CODE uses cookies on its websites and other online properties. A "cookie" is a small bit of record-keeping information that many websites and other online properties often store on a user's computer or device in order to anonymously identify it and associate activity with it. Cookies typically do not include people's names, or e-mail addresses.

When visiting our websites and other online services you can choose whether or not to let us enable cookies. We use cookies to optimize your visit, make your browsing experience as effective as possible, and let you know about offers that we think will interest you. This means that if you refuse, your use of our websites and other online properties may be impaired as a result.

Depending on the CODE website or other online 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 an CODE website or other online property of Activision Publishing, Inc.  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's websites or other online properties (e.g. analytics).  The third parties that set these cookies can recognize your computer or device both when it visits CODE websites or other online properties in question and also when it visits certain other non-CODE websites or online properties that use the third party's features and functionality

Types Of Cookies

·       Strictly 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, services you have asked for, like secure login areas, cannot be provided.

·       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 that identifies 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 which may also be subject to 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 personal 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.

Managing Cookies

You can review your options to manage cookies by:

·       by clicking on the opt out links provided in Appendix 1 at the end of this Privacy Policy

·       by 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.

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

Permission to Use Cookies

By using our websites and other online properties you agree, and we will assume you consent, to receive cookies through our websites and online properties unless you manage your cookie choices by one of the means set out above.

If a cookies choice setting is not available through either the third party provider listed in Appendix 1, your browser, or at http://networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp orhttp://youronlinechoices.com then by using the applicable CODE website or other online property you agree, and we will assume you consent, to receive cookies through that CODE website or other online property. 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.

If you have a registration account with us, information collected by cookies may be associated with your registration account.

Flash cookies and web beacons

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 email message for the purpose of transferring data. We use web beacons for many purposes, including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, and email 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.

CODE may use and share non-personally identifiable (e.g., anonymized or aggregated) information obtained from cookies with third parties such as service providers. An example of the use of such information would be an anonymous group that we assign to an interest categories or segment such as region. We may also share non-personally identifiable information obtained from cookies with third parties such as service providers in order to permit them to provide services on our behalf

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 Note below.

More Information

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

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Who is collecting my personal information and how will it be used?

The information you submit to our websites and other online properties is collected and used by the Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA.  

CODE may disclose personal information to vendors or employ vendors to collect personal information on CODE's behalf. These vendors provide internal support to our websites and other online properties by operating some of the services we provide you (“vendors”). When requesting these services, you may be asked to supply your name, address, e-mail address, and/or other personal information. CODE does not allow vendors to share such information with any other party unless reasonably necessary to provide the service or use such information for any other purposes, and requires them to adhere to CODE's Privacy Policy and where applicable data processing agreements concluded between CODE and such vendors.

With whom does CODE share my personal information?

CODE does not share or sell your personal information with outside third parties for those third parties to use for their own purposes without your agreement. CODE discloses personal information only in accordance with this Privacy Policy with:

·       Vendors as set out above

·       Other third parties as necessary to complete any transaction through our websites or other online properties and/or provide Online Services you have requested.

Notwithstanding, you agree we may disclose personal 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 your account information in order to investigate allegations of hacking or any other breach or alleged breach of any applicable Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy and disclose your personal information to our legal advisors, consultants and law enforcement or other government officials.  In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, CODE's user information including personal information may be transferred to our successor or assign.

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.

Can I choose how my personal information is used?

If you want to remove yourself from individual contests or promotions, or from receiving e-mail newsletters from CODE, simply click the unsubscribe link in the email newsletter and edit/delete your information. You will need your password to access your personal account. If you do not want CODE to reply to your customer support inquiry, you may opt-out from receiving a response by contacting us by regular mail at: Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA, ATTN: Business and Legal Affairs/Privacy Policy. We will be happy to honor your request. However, notwithstanding any removals under this paragraph, you acknowledge and agree there may be certain instances where we may elect to notify you about your account itself, such as to inform you that your account may be expiring or provide you with other relevant information about your account.

*Your 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 websitedisclosurepolicy@activision.com, or write us at: Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA, ATTN: Business and Legal Affairs/Privacy Policy. We will be happy to honor your request.

*Social Media Note

You also can engage with our content on or through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter (or third-party social media plug-ins and applications) ("Social Media").  When you engage with our content on or through Social Media, you may allow us to have access to certain information from your Social Media profile (e.g., name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, your list of friends, people you follow and/or who follow you, the posts or the ‘likes’ you make) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the application.  We may also obtain other information from your interaction with our content (such as content viewed, ).

When you provide information from your Social Media account, it can help enable us to do things like (1) personalize your online experience with us within and outside our websites (and/or applications) and (2) contact you in accordance with your marketing preferences through the social networking sites or directly by sending you the latest news.  By doing so, you consent to the use of this information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  When you post personal information publicly through our websites or other online properties,  or on social networking sites, it may be publicly viewed by other members of these sites and we cannot prevent further use of the information by third parties.

Social Media sites and applications will often allow you to control what data you share by changing your privacy settings with that Social Media site or application.  For more information about how your Social Media sites and applications use and protect your personal information, please refer to their privacy policies and terms of use.

*How do I access my personal information?

If for any reason you wish to view, correct or delete the personal information which may be collected about you simply access your account from www.callof dutyendowment.org and edit/delete your information as necessary. You will need your password to access your personal account.  You may also send us an email asking us to delete your account atinfo@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: Business and Legal Affairs/Privacy Policy. We will be happy to review, update or remove information as appropriate. Residual copies of information that has been deleted from your account may remain in our backup systems for up to 30 days.  In certain cases, 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.

*Does CODE collect personal information from children under 13?

We do not knowingly collect or store any personally identifiable information such as name, address, or e-mail address from children under 13.

We recognize a special obligation to protect personal information obtained from young children. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when on-line. Children under the age of 17 and over the age of 12 should encourage their parents to review this Privacy Policy and to contact us if they would like to evoke our opt-out policy or to raise any concerns.

CODE permits certain portions of our websites and other online properties to allow all users (including children under 13) to disclose a limited amount of personal information without first telling us their age or getting their parent's permission. Such portions of our website operate activities or provide services in a way that does not require prior parental consent.

*What safeguards does CODE use to protect my personal information?

CODE takes reasonable steps to ensure data quality such as the accuracy of information obtained from visitors to our websites and other online properties. CODE has also taken reasonable steps to maintain all information collected secure and in its original form, i.e. free from any alteration. Access to all personal information is strictly controlled. In addition, we take reasonable steps to assure that vendors who collect personal information on our behalf provide reasonable levels of protection of personal information.

How do I ask a question or file a complaint?

Any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy can be resolved by addressing written inquires to Call of Duty Endowment, 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, ATTN: Business and Legal Affairs/Privacy Policy, or by calling Business and Legal Affairs/Privacy Policy, ph. 310 255 2000.

Appendix 1

Your CODE website or online property may contain the following third party performance (or analytics) 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 in the CODE Privacy Policy 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/


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