PRIVACY POLICY and other DISLAIMERS

Privacy Statement

Academy of Intellectual Games (AoIG) will never - under any circumstance - rent, sell, exchange or in any way make your personal information available to third parties, unless legally required to do so.

Personal Information and Game preferences

"Personal information" is information about you as an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific person. Personal information includes, but not limited to, your name, address, phone numbers, e-mail, and etc. A statistical data on player's games preferences as a group, the best time for them to play, domain name or Internet Protocol address and similar data is not considered to be a personal information.

Policies for Individuals Under 13 Years of Age

The AoIG is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Accordingly, if you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide Academy with personally identifying information, and Academy will not use any such information in its database or other data collection activities. The Academy appreciates your cooperation with this federally mandated requirements. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children online or by E-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Web Logs

The AoIG analyzes its Web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on its site and to improve the secure exchange of information. The AoIG Web site logs are NOT personally identifiable.
Information Retained and How it is Used
If, during your visit to the AoIG Web site, you just browse or download information, the following information about your visit may be retained:

1. Your Internet Protocol address (not the E-mail address). Unique IP addresses may be counted to determine the number of visitors to each Web page during specific time frames. Analysis of the number of visitors helps to determine how, where or if the page will be delivered in the future.
2. The type of Web browser used (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.). Web pages do not always display the same on every type or version of Web browser and thus must be coded for appropriate access.

Cookies

Within areas of the AoIG Web site, secured to protect information exchanged over the Internet, cookies may be used depending upon the type of business conducted. Cookies are small pieces of information distributed to the browser by Web sites visited. Cookies can be used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and verify identity for the secure exchange of information. Cookies may be used to store information, for example, to allow future use without having to re-enter information or for verification of identity to allow business to be conducted with a high level of security and privacy, preventing information from being intercepted when communicating with the AoIG Web site. Cookies collected will not be used to create profiles of users or to track Internet usage outside of the AoIG Web site.

The personal browser can be set to not accept cookies and access to the AoIG Web site will not be denied if cookies are not accepted. Access to certain secure information, however, may not be allowed if cookies are rejected as this is integral to providing secure connectivity and protecting the information you provide.

Link Disclaimer

The AoIG has links to other Web sites. These include links to Web sites operated by Official Game Promoters (OPG), other nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on a site covered by this Privacy Notice. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

AoIG is NOT responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that AoIG is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from AoIG Web page on the World Wide Web to other sites DOES constitute an endorsement from Academy at the time when the link was established, but those links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the Web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. Since Academy site is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or Webmaster.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Academy is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the AoIG and it's Board of Directors. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the AoIG.

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither AoIG nor any AoIG's employee or consultants shall be held liable for a Web site users improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall the AoIG Web site or AoIG employee or consultant be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including, but not limited to, those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

Although the data found using the AoIG Web site and connected databases have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. The AoIG provides this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If you have obtained information from any of the AoIG's Web pages from a source other than direct access to AoIG database, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, the AoIG encourages you to report them to errors@AoIGames.com.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, home pages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of AoIG Web site is at the user's sole risk. The Academy does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The AoIG may make improvements or changes in the information or activities described herein at any time.