Last Modified: July 13, 2020
1. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
We obtain information that you provide to us directly through the Site, which may include personal information such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or other personally-identifying information you choose to provide us. We also collect information from you when you seek to contact us, register for an event or hands-on training, or otherwise fill out online forms on the Site.
2. INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
In addition to the information you submit to us, we may collect certain information using automated tools such as cookies, web beacons, and web server logs (collectively “Tracking Technologies”). The types of information we collect automatically may include IP addresses, device identifiers, browser characteristics, operating system details, language preferences, referring URLs, timing and length of visits, and pages viewed.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s device, which may be session ID cookies or tracking cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Site and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies remain longer and help in understanding how you use the Site, and enhance your user experience. Cookies may remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. If you use your browser’s method of blocking or removing cookies, some but not all types of cookies may be deleted and/or blocked and as a result, some features and functionalities of the Site may not work. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file which may be placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. Flash cookies and HTML 5 cookies are locally stored on your device other than in the browser and browser settings won’t control them. To identify certain types of local shared objects on your computer and adjust your settings, please visit www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. The Site may associate some or all of these types of cookies with your devices.
· Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”):
Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be used, without limitation, to count the number of visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, and to count content views.
· Embedded Scripts:
An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from Dark Wave Comics’ web server, or from a third party with which Image works, and is active only while you are connected to the Site, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
We may combine certain automatically-collected information with other information we obtain about you, which may include information we obtain from third parties.
Information about your use of this Site and other online services may be collected across time, devices, and websites, and used for numerous purposes including to associate different devices you use and to deliver relevant and/or retargeted content, including interest-based ads.
3. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OTHER SOURCES
We also may obtain information about you from other sources and combine that information with information you provide to us directly or that we collect automatically through the Site.
4. SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS & PROMOTIONS
5. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use your personal information and non-personal information, both individually or combined together:
- To help us manage, operate and deliver our Service to you
- To improve your experience with our Service
- To develop new products or services for you
- To provide you with customer and technical support
- To provide you with software updates
- To communicate with you about our Service (unless you have not consented to allow us to use your information for these purposes)
- To access our Service through a third-party social media service
- For marketing and promotional purposes
- For internal training purposes and statistical analysis
- For payment transaction purposes.
We may disclose personal information we collect from visitors to this Site to our employees, agents, vendors, consultants, contractors, and other service providers and affiliated organizations that need the information to carry out work on our behalf. For example, we may use a third-party payment processor, such as PayPal, to handle payments for the Site. These third parties use the personal information to which they have access to fulfil the purposes for which we shared that information. We may also share your personal information with our affiliates and with partners, we think you might be interested in, for their own marketing purposes.
When we share your personal information with third-party vendors and suppliers, we require them to adhere to confidentiality and non-disclosure obligations.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our Service or their assets changes, we may transfer your personal information to the new owner.
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personal information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose personal information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation.
Dark Wave Comics maintains appropriate safeguards that ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the personal information we collect and store about our account holders. Personal information collected by Dark Wave Comics is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and that are only accessible by authorized employees. We also have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control (i.e., maintain data quality). Before we allow users to access their personal information, for example, we verify their identity by requesting that they submit information such as their username and password. We also take reasonable steps to ensure that third parties to whom we transfer personal information provide sufficient protection of such data.
Your personal information may be transferred to and stored at, a destination outside the country of your residence. It may also be processed by personnel of our affiliates and third-party service providers who may operate outside the country of your residence. In such a case, we will take reasonable steps to require such third party in possession of your personal information to take commercially reasonable security measures to protect the information.
However, unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through our Service cannot be guaranteed; and (b) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
7. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES
We may also use Google remarketing services, which allow third parties, including Google, to serve advertisements to you on our behalf based on your activity on our Service. This involves placing in certain areas of our Service a small piece of code provided by Google. This code enables third parties, including Google, to place a cookie on your computer that tells them about your use of our Service and allows them to recognize you and display relevant advertisements when you visit other websites within the Google Display Network. We may also use similar remarketing services from other companies. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics collecting data from your browser when you visit websites, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
8. ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
9. DEACTIVATED OR TERMINATED ACCOUNTS
A request to delete and/or terminate your account will not result in the removal of information collected and already put in aggregate form or information that cannot, in our sole discretion, be removed without undue burden to us. We are not able nor are we obligated to remove any of your information from a third-party provider or platform. Moreover, please be aware that even after you delete your account or your account is terminated, your information may not be deleted in its entirety from our servers and servers of the third-party with whom such information has been shared
10. OPTING OUT
If at any time you wish to opt-out of receiving information from Dark Wave Comics (via e-mail or postal mail) about new products, services, or promotions, you can do so by adjusting your account settings or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.