Privacy

We care about your privacy when you visit https://www.the5stacks.com/ and engage in any of the content. We want to tell you in detail about the policies and practices that we have adopted to protect your privacy so that you can feel confident about how we handle the personally identifiable information (“personal information”) you or others provide to us, and understand how we manage your personal information to offer you the best possible products, services, and experiences.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT IN DETAIL. TO ASSIST YOU, WE OFFER THIS SHORT SUMMARY.

  • We use your personal information to fulfill your requests and serve you better. We do not share your personal information with outside third-parties without your consent, unless required by law or as set out in this Statement.

  • We do not sell your personal information to third-parties. 

  • We will only send you materials you have indicated you want to receive according to your preferences, and we will honor your opt-out requests.

  • We use cookies and web beacons to help us understand the features that apply to visitors, provide better functionality, offer you personalized content, and manage registrations or access to certain features.

  • We use third-party vendors to process payments and store certain subscription and membership information. We do not store credit card or other payment data that you submit when you shop online or via mobile.

 

WHEN DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WHAT DO WE COLLECT?

We collect personal information, such as first and last names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, school information, demographic information (age, gender, etc.), when voluntarily submitted by a visitor or a registered user, including when submitted as part of registration for one of our workshops/camps or other events. We will not share the directory information with any third-parties. Providing some of this information is optional.

We may also collect information on how the Site is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

In other cases, such as when you complete certain online or mobile surveys, we collect this information on an anonymous basis. By using the Site, you are authorizing us to collect information about your use of the Site, including, without limitation, the number of times you use the Site or various features included within the Site, the duration of use, how many times and the type of technical problems that occur during use, and technical information about your computer, mobile device and/or system software.  We do this for purposes such as analyzing how the Site is used, diagnosing service or to address technical problems, and improving quality and features. Visitors may also choose to submit personal information online or by mobile to enter contests, to obtain information or submit a comment, to register for a program, chat or forum, or to place an order. We may also obtain contact lists, demographic, and other information from other sources. For the convenience of our customers and to better serve you, we combine the data. We may use technology to collect certain non-personal information from visits to this Site to offer you advertising at non-affiliated, third-party sites including, but not limited to, social media sites. We may also work with advertising networks and publishers who may display ads for our products at unaffiliated third-party sites based on your visits to various web sites. 

 

NOTE TO PARENTS

Our site is primarily designed and intended for young people, some of whom may be under the age of 13.  

If we ask for or receive personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take additional steps to protect the privacy of such information, including:

·  Obtaining consent from the parent or legal guardian of the child before collecting or using the child’s personal information;

·  Notifying the parent or legal guardian of the child about what personal information is being requested and how that personal information will be used and/or shared;

·  Limiting the collection of personal information from children to no more than is reasonably necessary to accomplish the purpose of the collection; and

·  Giving the parent or legal guardian of the child access to the personal information we have collected from their children and offering them the opportunity to request that such personal information be changed or deleted.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

You may choose whether to submit personal information. In some cases, personal information is required to enable your participation in certain features of the Site, and we will require certain personal information in order for you to register for our camps or other events. We collect personally identifiable information to: e-mail you with updates and news; respond to your questions or comments; register you or your children for camps and other events; provide personalized content or information; and/or to send out offers and other information on our services, our products or our company.

We ask visitors providing e-mail addresses to let us know if they would like further information or updates from us or our Site; only those who request it will receive follow-up e-mails, text messages, or other communications from us. If we are not sure of your preferences we may ask you about them.

We also offer visitors to the Site an "opt-out" option at any time they wish to stop receiving e-mails or other information or communications from us. It is not always possible to completely remove or modify information that has been provided to us, although we will make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request. We generally cannot have your information removed from the records of any third-party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this Statement. We will honor opt-out requests and ask those providing lists to give us assurances that e-mail contact information is provided only for those consumers who have expressed a desire to receive offers and information by e-mail.

Personal information is used solely by us, and our employees, affiliates, agents, or business partners who help make this Site, its content, and the products and services at this Site available to you in order to respond to your requests, and to better serve you, consistent with this Statement. Our agents and service providers are required to keep your personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose other than to perform specified services for us. You may opt out of receiving marketing messages from us by either following the instructions at the bottom of the email you receive or by contacting us by email to nadia@th5stacksmethod.com

USE OF DATA

We use the collected data for various purposes:

●  To provide our products and services, particularly our workshops, camps and events;

●  To notify you about changes to our products and services or the Site;

●  To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Site when you choose to do so;

●  To provide customer support;

●  To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Site and our products and services;

●  To monitor the usage of our Site;

●  To detect, prevent, and address technical issues; and

●  To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services, and events that we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.

 

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), GMG’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Statement depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

We may process your Personal Data because:

●  We need to perform a contract with you;

●  You have given us permission to do so;

●  The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights; or

●  To comply with the law

 

COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS

We use technologies like cookies and web beacons to offer certain functions at our Site, to understand our visitors, and to offer ads at third-party sites, sometimes using non-personal information collected at one of our family of sites and sometimes through third-party networks, service providers or publishers. Please note that third parties where you might see our ads have their own privacy policies and use technologies which we do not control. We encourage you to read those policies carefully.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

"Cookies" are data files that a website sends to your computer while you are viewing the Site. These data files include information that allows our Site to remember important information that will make your use of the Site more efficient and useful to you. Our Site uses cookies for a variety of purposes. We use cookie technology and IP addresses to obtain non-personal information from online or mobile visitors, and also to provide registered visitors with the best possible personalized online or mobile experience. There are different types of cookies, such as session cookies, persistent cookies, and Flash cookies. 

 

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

Visitors to our Site use different web browsers and different computers. To make your visits as easy as possible with the technology you use, we automatically keep track of the type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) and operating system (e.g., Windows, Macintosh, or mobile software) used by a visitor, and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider. We also track the total number of visitors to our Site in an aggregate form to allow us to update and improve our Site; personally identifiable information is not extracted in this process. This data tells us if more visitors prefer certain features or areas to others, which helps us keep our Site fresh and interesting to the majority of our visitors.

We, or third-party advertising vendors or publishers where our ads appear, may use cookies in connection with these advertisements. For example, cookies may be used to control the number of times a user sees a particular advertisement or to deliver or display advertisements for our products to users likely to be the most interested in them. We do not control the use of technologies by unaffiliated third parties and are not responsible for their privacy policies.

 

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES TO PERSONALIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE AT OUR SITES?

Cookie technology helps us deliver content tailored to a visitor’s interests, and allows us to make procuring services, ordering products, entering and participating in contests, and offering other functions at our Site easier for our visitors. Sites that offer online or mobile shopping use cookies to remember and process the items in your shopping cart. Where permitted, we may associate personal information with a cookie file in such instances.

 

WHAT IF YOU DON’T WANT COOKIES?

If you don’t want cookies, you can set your computer or device to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or turn off all cookies (except Flash cookies) through your browser (e.g., Google Chrome or Firefox). (Check your browser’s HELP menu to learn the correct way to change or update your cookies.). Please note that if you do not accept cookies, some features or activities may not be available to you.

 

WEB BEACONS

WHAT ARE WEB BEACONS AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?

Some portions of our Site and e-mail updates may contain electronic images called Web beacons, sometimes known as one-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs or pixel tags. On the Site, these allow us to count visitors who have viewed our pages. In promotional e-mail messages/newsletters they allow us to count how many subscribers have read them. Web beacons allow us to develop statistical information about the activities and features that most interest our consumers for the purpose of providing more personalized content. They are not used to access personally identifiable information without your consent.

 

RETENTION OF DATA

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

GMG will also retain Usage Data for purposes of internal analysis. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Site, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING

WHAT ARE OUR POLICIES ON INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING (IBA)?

We support industry self-regulation for IBA and ask our ad partners and publishers to participate in self-regulatory programs as well.

We may collect and share non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our affiliated websites (websites under our control) with partner websites to provide advertisements about our products and services likely to be of interest to you. We also work with third party advertisers and publishers who collect and use non-personally identifiable information about visits to many web sites for purposes of serving ads likely to be of interest, including ads for our products or services. Ads served based on information about your online or mobile visits are sometimes delivered with icons that help you understand how data is being used to deliver advertising, and offer you choice about it. Even if you opt-out you will still see advertising when you browse online or by mobile, but it may be less relevant to you.

 

ANALYTICS

We may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Site.

●  Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: 

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

 

PAYMENT CARD INFO

IS PAYMENT CARD/TRANSACTION INFORMATION SECURE?

We care about the safety and security of your transactions. We use a third-party vendor (PayPal) to process payments. Our vendor was selected because we believe that it does a great job of protecting your information, but because we do not own or run it or any other third-party vendors, we are not responsible for their actions or omissions.  We do not store credit card or other payment data that you submit when you register or shop online or via a mobile device or app.  Online or mobile registration and shopping is permitted at the Site, and we use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your browser software when you register for a camp or other event or order something from us, whether online or mobile. Otherwise, the transmission of information to and from us is not necessarily encrypted or secure.

 

PERSONAL INFO

WHAT DO WE DO TO SAFEGUARD PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We have instituted safeguards to check that our internal procedures meet our high standards. We honor your requests about how we contact you, and keep personal information only so long as we need to for a legitimate business reason or as required by law. We also use our best efforts to be sure that third-parties who work with us to make this Site and its contents available to you, and to fulfill your orders and requests, have reasonable privacy protections.  We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party vendors that we use for payment processing, email marketing or distribution, or maintenance of our subscription or membership information for more information about their policies and practices.  We are not responsible for the actions or omissions of these third-party vendors. 

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

WHAT ABOUT LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES?

We may offer links to other sites outside of the Site. You should always check the Privacy Statement or Privacy Policy of any linked web site to understand their personal information collection practices, including how they may use cookies. We are not responsible for the content or information collection policies or practices of web sites operated by other companies. If you visit another site, you should review its policies.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS

WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

We reserve the right to use or disclose any personal information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law, to protect the integrity of the Site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any legal investigation. To the extent that GMG is sold, we expect that personal and non-personal information from the Site will be part of the transaction.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WISH TO ACCESS, UPDATE OR DELETE INFORMATION, OR WISH TO OPT OUT OF RECEIVING FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS?

If you would like us to access, update, change, or delete information we have about you in our newsletter / marketing database (subject to any applicable legal exceptions), would like to opt out of receiving further communications from us, or have questions about our Privacy Statement, please email us at nadia@the5stacksmethod.com

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), in certain circumstances, you may have the following data protection rights:

●  The right to access, update, or delete the information we have about you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data by contact us at support@girlsmakegames.com

●  The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

●  The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

●  The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

●  The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

●  The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where We or a third-party acting for Us relied on your consent to process your personal information.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the EEA.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to requests under GDPR.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

This Privacy Statement and the privacy practices of The 5 Stacks Method will be subject exclusively to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania within the United States. We make no representation that this Privacy Statement and our practices comply with the laws of any other country or jurisdiction. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using our Site, you consent to the transfer, processing, and use of your information outside of your country.