Privacy Statement

Van Allen Studios is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Van Allen Studios Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Van Allen Studios website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Van Allen Studios collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Van Allen Studios also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Van Allen Studios. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Van Allen Studios for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Van Allen Studios Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Van Allen Studios public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Van Allen Studios does not read any of your private online communications.

Van Allen Studios encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Van Allen Studios so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Van Allen Studios is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Van Allen Studios and Van Allen Studios family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Van Allen Studios collects and uses your personal information to operate the Van Allen Studios Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Van Allen Studios also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Van Allen Studios and its affiliates. Van Allen Studios may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Van Allen Studios does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Van Allen Studios may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Van Allen Studios may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Van Allen Studios, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Van Allen Studios does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Van Allen Studios keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Van Allen Studios, in order to determine what Van Allen Studios services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Van Allen Studios to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Van Allen Studios Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Van Allen Studios or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Van Allen Studios; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Van Allen Studios, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Van Allen Studios Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Van Allen Studios pages, or register with Van Allen Studios site or services, a cookie helps Van Allen Studios to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Van Allen Studios Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Van Allen Studios features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Van Allen Studios services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Van Allen Studios secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Van Allen Studios secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Van Allen Studios will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Van Allen Studios encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Van Allen Studios is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Van Allen Studios welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Van Allen Studios has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Van Allen Studios at webmaster@vanallenstudios.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.