Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is contained within the MintCastle Terms of Service, and repeated below:

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for www.mintcastle.com and any other Sites and Services provided by MintCastle.
The Privacy Policy defines “Personal Information” as information that would allow someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your full name, address, telephone number, or email address. This Privacy Policy is a condition of acceptance on the Sites and the respective Services; by using the Sites and Services, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. This policy also only addresses activities from our servers. Other sites (including those to which we may link) and other service providers may have their own policies, which we do not control, and thus are not addressed or controlled by this policy. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of each of these other companies.

A. The Collection of Personal Information

You provide certain Personal Information to us when you register on the Sites. Categories of Personal Information include, but are not limited to:
Name
Email Address
Address
Phone Number
Date of Birth
We use a feature of your browser called a “cookie” to assign a unique number that automatically identifies your computer when you visit the Sites. A cookie is a piece of text-only data stored on your hard drive. By setting a cookie on our Sites, you would not have to log in a password each time you visit our Sites, thereby saving time while on our Sites. If you reject the cookie, you may still use our Sites. The only drawback to this is that you will be limited in some areas of our Sites, or may have to enter passwords or identifying information each time you visit our Sites.
In addition to the login information, we may collect information of a non-personal nature, such as IP addresses, browser types, domain names, software versions, and access times. This information is only used for our internal purposes (such as to improve the Sites or to customize content).
We may also collect Personal Information from you at other points on our Sites which require user input. For example, when entering a contest or other promotional event, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.

B. Who collects the Personal Information?

MintCastle owns and operates the Sites and Services and is also the company that collects Personal Information on the Sites.

C. How is Personal Information used?

We use your Personal Information to provide you with MintCastle content, products, and services that are tailored specifically to the profile you provide. In connection with the MintCastle Key vouchers we sell, we may share your Personal Information with third-party partners or vendors, but they are only permitted to use the information in connection with the delivery or administration of our services. For example, we share your credit card information with a third-party credit card processing company, but that company is not permitted to use the credit card or Personal Information for any purpose other than to fulfill the specific purchase transaction. We also use a third-party service to distribute our email newsletters. We provide such third-party with your email address solely for distribution of our email newsletters. Where transactions with a third party are required, MintCastle requires that the intermediary safeguard your Personal Information that is in accordance with this privacy policy.
We use your information on an aggregated basis (not personally identifiable) to do such things as operate our Sites, enhance our Sites, and deliver messages. We may disclose aggregated information about our users, but that information contains no Personal Information.
Due to legal rules beyond our control, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other Personal Information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, in the unlikely event that we need to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, we can, and you authorize us to, disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate. In addition, we may share Personal Information with our contractors on a need-to-know basis in order to maintain our services provided that such contractors have agreed to the non-disclosure and confidentiality requirements we require of our employees.

D. Privacy protections for children

In order to protect the privacy interests of younger Internet users, we do not allow children under the age of 18 to use our services without the consent of their parents.

E. Choices available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the Personal Information

Please note that if you provide any information on your own or directly to parties who provide service to the Sites or any other sites you encounter on the Internet (even if these sites are branded with our branding), different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the Personal Information you disclose to them. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing information to third parties.

F. What kind of security procedures do we use to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your Personal Information under our control?

MintCastle takes precautions to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Sites and Services, that information is protected both online and off-line.
We have established and maintain reasonable security procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your Personal Information. Please recognize, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

G. Consent to United States Operations.

In connection with any Personal Information you provide to MintCastle, you as a user, including, without limitation, a user located in Canada or any of the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of such Personal Information across international borders in accordance with MintCastle’s standard operations, including the collection, storage, and processing of such Personal Information in the United States of America.

H. Applicable California Privacy Rights.

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, any individual who is a California resident and has provided Personal Information to a business with whom that individual has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California Customer”) is entitled to request information about whether such business has disclosed Personal Information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Generally, if a business has disclosed Personal Information, then after receipt of any request by a California Customer, such business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom such business disclosed Personal Information in the preceding calendar year and an applicable list of the categories of Personal Information disclosed.
However, if a business adopts and discloses to the public, in its privacy policy, a policy of not disclosing Personal Information of California Customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless the California Customer first affirmatively agrees to that disclosure, or of not disclosing the Personal Information of California Customer to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the California Customer has exercised an option that prevents that information from being disclosed to third parties for those purposes, as long as the business maintains and discloses the policies, the business may comply with California law by notifying the California Customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of Personal Information, and providing the California Customer with a cost-free means to exercise that right.
We do not share your Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure by opting in to receive information from a third party that is participating in some activity describes on one of our Sites. If you agree to having us share your Personal Information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share Personal Information in connection with that specific activity, as we do not share Personal Information with any third party on a continual basis. To prevent disclosure of your Personal Information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personally identifiable information on the Sites. Please note that whenever you opt in to receive future communications from a third party, your Personal Information will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy. If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your Personal Information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use information. You should always review the privacy policy of any party that collects your Personal Information to determine how that entity will handle your Personal Information.
California Customers may request further information about our compliance with California law by e-mailing privacy@mintcastle.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.

I. The MintCastle Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. We encourage you to review this document regularly for any future changes.

MintCastle LLC, 511 East 20th Street, New York, New York 10010 | Email: info@mintcastle.com | Last updated: January 20th, 2011