Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

Heart of the Sword ("Heart of the Sword") operates heartofthesword.com and may operate other websites. It is Heart of the Sword's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Heart of the Sword collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Heart of the Sword's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Heart of the Sword's visitors use its website. From time to time, Heart of the Sword may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Heart of the Sword also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on heartofthesword.com blogs/sites. Heart of the Sword only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Heart of the Sword's websites choose to interact with Heart of the Sword in ways that require Heart of the Sword to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Heart of the Sword gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at heartofthesword.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Heart of the Sword are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Heart of the Sword collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Heart of the Sword. Heart of the Sword does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Heart of the Sword may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Heart of the Sword may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Heart of the Sword does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Heart of the Sword discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Heart of the Sword's behalf or to provide services available at Heart of the Sword's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Heart of the Sword's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Heart of the Sword will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Heart of the Sword discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Heart of the Sword believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Heart of the Sword, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Heart of the Sword website and have supplied your email address, Heart of the Sword may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Heart of the Sword and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Heart of the Sword takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Heart of the Sword uses cookies to help Heart of the Sword identify and track visitors, their usage of Heart of the Sword website, and their website access preferences. Heart of the Sword visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Heart of the Sword's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Heart of the Sword's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Heart of the Sword, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Heart of the Sword goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Heart of the Sword may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Heart of the Sword and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Heart of the Sword may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Heart of the Sword's sole discretion. Heart of the Sword encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a heartofthesword.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.