Privacy Policy

1. Coverage

1.1   This Privacy Policy explains how Forged Chaos LLC ("we", "us", "our" or "Forged Chaos") collects, uses and shares your "Personal Information" - information that identifies, relates to, describes or is capable of being associated with you as a particular individual, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number - and other data through your use of any of Forged Chaos's Web sites, services, application programming interfaces ("APIs") or software (collectively, the "Forged Chaos Service").

1.2   This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Forged Chaos does not own or control or to people that Forged Chaos does not employ or manage.

1.3   Your use of the Forged Chaos Service is subject to this Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your use. Forged Chaos reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice or acceptance by you, so please check this page frequently for updates and changes. However, changes made to this Privacy Policy will not apply to you to the extent that (i) the changes concern matters which are the subject of an actual dispute between you and Forged Chaos as of the date the changes take effect and (ii) Forged Chaos has actual notice of the dispute as of the date the changes take effect.



2. Personal Information - Collection

2.1   When you register for the Forged Chaos Service, we ask for information such as your name, email address and possible affiliations.

2.2   Forged Chaos collects the email addresses of people who communicate with Forged Chaos via email, create accounts or post topics/comments on our forums.

2.3   Forged Chaos may also collect Personal Information volunteered by users (such as through posts, survey information and/or site registrations). When you post content on or through the Forged Chaos Service, please keep in mind that any Personal Information you post may be viewed by others.

2.4   Forged Chaos may collect billing and account information for credit cards, payment cards or other payment systems from clients of paid versions of the Forged Chaos Service and share this information with Forged Chaos's billing and payment processor(s).

2.5   Forged Chaos may collect information about your transactions with us and/or with our business partners. This information might include information necessary to process payments, such as billing information and your credit card number.

2.6   Forged Chaos may receive information about you from our business partners with which you have an account, service relationship or transaction history.

2.7   Forged Chaos may obtain information about you from service providers engaged in the business of marketing data.

2.8   Forged Chaos may receive Personal Information from third parties when you authorize such third parties to authenticate or identify you to Forged Chaos or sign in to the Forged Chaos Service using credentials from a third party service.



3. Personal Information - Use

3.1   Forged Chaos uses Personal Information it collects for the following general purposes: products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, analytics and reporting.

3.2   To receive optional email messages such as newsletters, you will be required to provide us with your email address. In addition to these optional email messages, Forged Chaos may contact you via any email address you provide to us with transactional or relationship messages such as account status messages, security updates or notifications of changes in the terms of your account or the Forged Chaos Service. These types of transactional or relationship email messages are not optional.

3.3   Forged Chaos may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies and the pages you request. This information may be used for various purposes, including:

3.3.1   Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.

3.3.2   Help determine which users have access privileges to certain content, services or resources that we offer.

3.3.3   Conduct research to improve the Forged Chaos Service.

3.3.4   Help combat fraud and abuse.

3.3.5   Provide analytics and reporting.

3.4   Forged Chaos may combine information about you in our possession with information we obtain from business partners or others.



4. Personal Information - Sharing

4.1   Forged Chaos does not share Personal Information collected from your use of the Forged Chaos Service with others, except as described in this Privacy Policy.

4.2   Forged Chaos may share your Personal Information when you have authorized Forged Chaos to do so, when it is necessary to complete a transaction, to operate or improve the Forged Chaos Service or to take some action that you have asked us to do.

4.3   Forged Chaos will share your email address with companies that are clients of the Forged Chaos Service when you authorize Forged Chaos to do so. How such companies use your email address is subject to those companies' own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.

4.4   Forged Chaos may share Personal Information under the following circumstances:

4.4.1   In the course of operating our business, it may be necessary or appropriate for us to provide access to your Personal Information to others such as our service providers, contractors and select vendors so that we can operate the Forged Chaos Service and our business. Where practical, we seek to obtain confidentiality agreements that are consistent with this Privacy Policy and that limit others' use or disclosure of this Personal Information.

4.4.2   We may share your Personal Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims or in such circumstances where, in our judgment, disclosure is required or appropriate.

4.4.3   We may share your Personal Information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our various terms of service or as otherwise required by law.

4.4.4   As we continue to develop our business, we may sell all or part of our business. In such transactions, Personal Information collected from users is generally one of the business assets that will be transferred. The transferred Personal Information will remain subject to this Privacy Policy or subsequent policies to which you have consented.



5. Cookies

5.1   A "cookie" is a small amount of data, which typically includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive when you view a Web page, an advertisement, a video or other types of content. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, or specifically reject cookies set by Forged Chaos, you may not be able to take full advantage of features of the Forged Chaos Service that require you to be signed in to your account or otherwise identify yourself.

5.2   Forged Chaos uses cookies for a number of purposes, including to:

5.2.1   Identify you as an account holder.

5.2.2   Require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

5.2.3   Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Forged Chaos's Sites, Services and Software.

5.3.4   Provide analytics and reporting.

5.2.5   Conduct research to improve the Forged Chaos Service.

5.3   Forged Chaos's vendors, service providers and business partners may set and access their own cookies on and through the Forged Chaos Service. How other companies use their own cookies and the information they gather is subject to those companies' own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.



6. Information Relating To Children

6.1   We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from children under the age of 13 or knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to register for the Forged Chaos Service. If you are under 13, do not register or attempt to register for any of the Forged Chaos Service or send any information about yourself to us. No one under the age of 13 may provide any Personal Information to, on or through the Forged Chaos Service.

6.2   If we learn that we have collected or been sent Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that Personal Information as soon as reasonably practical. If you believe that we might have collected or been sent Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, please contact our Support team.



7. Data We Collect Other Than Personal Information

7.1   In addition to Personal Information, we collect data on your use and interaction with the Forged Chaos Service. Data which we obtain about you, other than Personal Information, is the exclusive property of Forged Chaos and may be used by Forged Chaos in any manner permitted by applicable laws.



8. Retention Of Personal Information And Other Data

8.1   Forged Chaos reserves the right to retain your Personal Information, other data collected about you and content you submit to or through the Forged Chaos Service to the extent required by applicable laws, rules and regulations and as reasonably necessary to protect our legal interests and operate our business.



9. Data Transmission And Storage

9.1   No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

9.2   Forged Chaos uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Forged Chaos Service. Where practical, we seek to obtain confidentiality agreements that are consistent with this Privacy Policy and that limit others' use or disclosure of your Personal Information.



10. International Use

10.1   The Forged Chaos Service is hosted in the United States. If you use the Forged Chaos Service from outside of the United States, you acknowledge that you are voluntarily transferring information (potentially including Personal Information) to the United States and agree that Forged Chaos's collection, use, storage and sharing of your information is exclusively subject to the laws of the United States, not of the jurisdiction in which you are located.



11. Questions

11.1   Any questions about this Privacy Policy should be addressed to contact@forgedchaos.com.



Last updated September 6, 2012.