Welcome to Bent Pixels! We collect personal information you choose to share with us and our partners so we can better provide a customized entertainment offering for you, and to manage your account. Your information is kept secure through industry norms, but security can be breached, especially if you are not careful with protecting your username and password. You can modify your information through your account settings, but we may retain your information on an aggregate, non personally-identifiable basis for bona fide business purposes even if you are no longer a registered user or customer.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service.
2. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information You Provide to Us
When you sign up for the Service, we collect a variety of information from you that you provide, including registration information such as your name, birth date or age range, gender, email address and physical address, and, if you are paying for the Service, payment information (credit or debit card number, CVC and billing zip code). If you choose to log-in through third-party account credentials (for example, your Facebook login), some of your Information may be shared with us or the respective third-party platform, as disclosed to you at the time of log-in.
Information Collected Automatically By Us
Information from Third Parties
We work with third party service providers who assist us in managing or providing the Service (e.g., payment processors) and who collect some of the information described above. We may also collect contextual or demographic data about our users from third parties, in order to more effectively deliver the Service or content in which we think you would be interested. Unless you have been notified otherwise, all information collected through our authorized third party service providers remains governed by security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this Policy and applicable law.
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3. WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION
The primary reason we collect Information is to manage your account and subscription to our Service, and to provide more customized Service to our audience, including content, programming, or other entertainment experiences that we think you will enjoy.
Other important reasons we collect Information are as follows:
- To communicate with you regarding the Service, content offerings, and for marketing and promotional purposes (we may contact you by means of any of the Information you provide to us, subject to your consent where required by law);
- To ensure technical functionality and delivery of the Service; and
- To provide ad-supported content offerings which are provided by marketers interested in reaching our general demographic audience.
4. HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS SHARED
4.1 Sharing by you
The Service is social by their very nature, so your participation in the Service will allow others to see your name and/or username, profile picture, and social profile.
Certain user-profile information, including without limitation a user’s name, location, and any video or image content that such user has uploaded to the Service, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Service or address your request for Company’s services. Your account privacy settings allow you to limit the other users who can see the Personal Information in your user profile and/or what information in your user profile is visible to others. Any content you upload to your public user profile, along with any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by others. Your user name may also be displayed to other users if and when you send messages or comments or upload images or videos through the Service and other users can contact you through messages and comments. Additionally, if you sign into the Service through a third party social networking site or service, your list of “friends” from that site or service may be automatically imported to the Service, and such “friends,” if they are also registered users of the Service, may be able to access certain non-public information you have entered in your Service user-profile. Again, we do not control the policies and practices of any other third party site or service.
Some parts of our Service will enable you to share your interactions with our Service, such as content viewed, user generated content posted, and other social interactions. If you connect to our Service through a third party application (e.g., Facebook), then you further understand that we may automatically share your interactions with our Service with that third party application.
4.2 Sharing by us
We share your Information with third parties as listed below and as otherwise described elsewhere in this Policy:
We employ third parties to perform tasks on our behalf, such as payment processing, data management and analytics, marketing, communication and IT services, and we need to share your Information with them in order for them to provide such products and services. Unless we tell you differently or you consent otherwise, these third parties do not have any right to use your Information beyond what is necessary to assist us in providing such products and services. Any uses of your Information by these third parties will remain governed by security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this Policy and applicable law.
Bent Pixels Affiliates
Subject to applicable laws, we may share your Information with companies with whom Bent Pixels is affiliated or related to (e.g., parent company or subsidiaries), and will require such affiliated or related companies to use the Information solely in accordance with this Policy.
We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer Information is typically one of the business assets that would be transferred. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired or merged, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Information would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Protection of Company and Others
We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any Information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, interests, or safety of our Company, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
With Your Consent
Subject to your consent, we may share your Information with third party businesses or sites that we do not control. In those instances, your Information will be subject to their separate privacy policies and you should review those policies in advance before providing consent.
5. THE SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately. To help protect your Information, you should not share your account information or password, reuse your password on other sites, or use a password you have used on other sites.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Information we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
6. WHERE YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE HELD
In order to provide the Service, the Information that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside of your country and the European Economic Area (“EEA”), and, in particular, the United States. It may also be processed by any service providers appointed by us who operate outside of the EEA and their staff. By submitting your data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing outside of the EEA or your country and acknowledge that not all countries guarantee the same level of protection for your Information as the one in which you reside. Data transferred will be treated in accordance with this Policy.
7. WHAT INFORMATION YOU CAN ACCESS
Through your account settings for the Service within the Bent Pixels dashboard at dashboard.bentpixels.com provided by Paladin Software, you may access, edit, or delete Information you’ve provided and your record of interactions with the Service. Such Information and interactions, and your ability to update them, will vary based on the Service. Any additional information regarding Paladin Software may be accessed via www.paladinsoftware.com.
8. WHAT CHOICES YOU HAVE
You can always opt not to disclose Information or to disable certain tools on your browser or device. However, this may limit your ability to fully utilize the Service.
You may be able to add, update, or delete Information as explained in the “What Information You Can Access” section above. When you update Information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised Information in our records. Please note that some Information may remain in our records for legitimate business reasons even after your deletion of such Information, such as our analyzing aggregated data regarding past usage of the Service (but not in a manner that would identify you personally). Additionally, through Google’s security settings page, you may revoke consent to the use of API Data related to you that was accessed or stored by the Service pursuant to such consent. Company shall delete all such API Data no later than thirty (30) calendar days following such revocation.
You can opt in to receive mobile push notifications from Bent Pixels. If you change your mind later and no longer want to receive these notifications, you can use your device’s settings functionality to turn them off.
If you don’t want to receive e-mail or other communications from us, you can adjust your email preferences from your account, or opt-out by clicking on the link provided in the emails.
We may amend this Policy from time to time. Use of Information we collect now is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such Information is used. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement through the applicable Service or by otherwise notifying you through contact means you have provided prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to regularly review this page any updates to our Policy. You are bound by any changes to the Policy when you use any of our Service after such changes have been first posted.
10. QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Policy, please send us a detailed message at the address below, and we will try to resolve your concerns.
Bent Pixels, LLC
6445 S Tenaya Way, Ste 125
Las Vegas, NV 89113
11. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal Information that we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: Bent Pixels, LLC, 6445 S Tenaya Way, Ste 125, Las Vegas, NV 89113. We will respond to one request per California customer each year, and we do not respond to requests made by means other than as set forth above.
California Do Not Track Disclosure: Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user. At this time, we do not respond to Web browser “do not track” settings or signals. As described in our Cookies section, we deploy cookies and other technologies on our Service to collect information about you and your browsing activity, even if you have turned on the Do Not Track signal.
Last Updated: March 5, 2018
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
“Cookies” are text files transferred to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating webpage on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used to make websites work more efficiently, recognize your browser or device, improve your user experience, customize features and advertising, and provide reporting information about the Services. You can find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Web beacons, browser storage and plugins and other technologies often work in conjunction with cookies, and may store small amounts of data on your device. These technologies are used for purposes similar to cookies (as described below).
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential to provide you with the Services and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, we can’t provide parts of the Services that you request, like secure login accounts and transactional pages.
- Performance & Functionality Cookies: We use performance cookies to analyze how the Services are being accessed and used, or how the Services are performing in order to maintain, operate and continually improve the Services and provide a better overall user experience. Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to customize the Services to you. When you continue to use or return to the Services, we can remember choices you make (such as login credentials, language preference, country location or other online settings) and provide the personalized or enhanced features that you select.
- Advertising or Targeting Cookies: These cookies allow us and third parties to gather information about the content you’re browsing, your visit, or your interaction with ads and our communications, and to display ads that are relevant to you and measure their effectiveness. Certain third party cookies may also track your activity across various sites to display ads relevant to you and your interests on third party sites and applications. Most advertising or targeting cookies set by the Services belong to our service providers.
HOW CAN I MANAGE COOKIES?
You can choose whether or not to accept cookies and other technologies, as explained below. However, you should be aware that disabling cookies may prevent you from enjoying the full functionality of the Services.
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. The “Options” or “Preferences” menu of most browsers detail how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Your browser’s settings may also allow you to disable or delete similar technologies and data used by browser add-ons (such as Flash cookies), for instance by changing the add-on’s settings or clearing browser storage.
If you only want to limit third party advertising cookies, you can turn off most of these cookies by visiting the following links (but be aware that not all of the companies listed on these sites drop cookies via our Services):
Please note that even if you opt-out and limit cookies or these third party tracking technologies, they may still collect data and you may still see ads, but they will not be targeted based on information collected through these technologies.
If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Policy, please send us a detailed message at the address below, and we will try to resolve your concerns.
Bent Pixels, LLC
6445 S Tenaya Way, Ste 125
Las Vegas, NV 89113.
COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
Bent Pixels respects the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of others and requests that the people who use its services do the same. If you believe your work has been reproduced or used in another way on a service provided by us that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent. In your notice, please provide our copyright agent with the following information in writing:
- the electronic or physical signature of either the rights holder in the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of that person;
- identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- an identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Bent Pixels to locate the material (for example, by providing a URL to the material); or, if applicable, identification of the reference or link to material or activity claimed to be infringing, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Bent Pixels to locate that reference or link;
- your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright rights holder, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement that the information in your notification is accurate and a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the rights holder or are authorized to act on the behalf of the rights holder.
Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement can be reached at:
Bent Pixels, LLC Attn: Copyright Agent
6445 S Tenaya Way, Ste 125, Las Vegas, NV 89113.
It is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances an account for repeated copyright infringement, and we also reserve the right to terminate an account for even one instance of infringement.
Bent Pixels may access, preserve and disclose to third parties any of your information or data (including personally identifiable information and private communications) related to a written complaint of copyright infringement if Bent Pixels believes in its sole discretion that such access, preservation, or disclosure is necessary or useful to respond to or otherwise address such complaint.
TRADEMARK CONTENT & DISPLAY POLICY
Bent Pixels® TRADEMARK CONTENT & DISPLAY POLICY
GUIDELINES FOR THIRD PARTY USE OF Bent Pixels® BRAND ELEMENTS
Bent Pixels, LLC has gained valuable intellectual property rights by the proper and continuous use of its trademarks and service marks (“trademarks”) to identify its goods and services. Improper use of a trademark can cause its value to become generic or diluted. Therefore, it is essential that all brand elements of Bent Pixels including trademarks, web pages, logos, and other distinctive features are used properly in all promotional, advertising, instructional or other materials. Use of any Bent Pixels brand element should not mislead consumers about any Bent Pixels sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your company or website.
Bent Pixels does not object to referential use of its trademarks (excluding logos) in marketing and promotional materials, books and other printed matter, conferences, applications, demonstrations, and on internet locations, provided such use complies with these guidelines. All other uses of Bent Pixels trademarks or other brand elements require express written permission from Bent Pixels and must also comply with these guidelines.
Except as otherwise agreed by Bent Pixels in writing, Bent Pixels reserves the right to withdraw its permission to use its trademarks at any time and for any reason, including withdrawal of permission to any individual or entity Bent Pixels believes misuses its trademarks or other brand elements. These guidelines may be periodically updated without notice.
RULES FOR PROPER USAGE
THINGS TO DO
- Bent Pixels trademarks must be used as a proper adjective (not a noun or verb) the first time in text and periodically thereafter.
- The Bent Pixels trademark should be followed by the generic term the trademark describes, e.g., “Bent Pixels®”
- Trademarks should not be made plural or possessive.
- Spell and capitalize the trademark properly.
- Use the trademark in a manner that reflects favorably on Bent Pixels and its products and services. The trademark must never be used in a disparaging manner.
- Only high-resolution logos or other images may be used by those licensed to do so by Bent Pixels.
- When using the trademark in the United States or Greece, include the appropriate ™ or ® symbol on first use. For use outside the United States or Greece, do not include trademark symbols. Instead use the following footnote when using a Bent Pixels trademark: “Bent Pixels is a trademark of Bent Pixels, LLC, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other countries.”
THINGS NOT TO DO
- Do not use Bent Pixels brand elements without express written permission from Bent Pixels except as otherwise mentioned in the second paragraph of these guidelines.
- Bent Pixels trademarks must not be used in any manner that suggests a common, descriptive, or generic meaning.
- Do not use Bent Pixels trademarks in any way that might mislead consumers about any Bent Pixels sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of you or your company, or your products and services.
- Do not incorporate Bent Pixels trademarks with any third party trademarks or logos, including your own.
- Bent Pixels brand elements should not be displayed as the most prominent element on your web page or other materials.
- Do not use an identical or virtually identical Bent Pixels trademark as a second level domain name (e.g. bentpixels.com, bentpixels.com/brands, etc.)
- Do not use or register Bent Pixels trademarks as or incorporated in social media account names, profiles or monikers.
- Words such as “official,” “exclusive,” “approved,” “sponsored,” or “endorsed” may not be used in conjunction with any Bent Pixels trademarks without express written permission.
- Do not display Bent Pixels trademarks or logos on any web page or other materials that violate any law or regulation or the rights of any third person.
- Do not adopt brand elements that are identical or confusingly similar to those of Bent Pixels.
- Do not manufacture, sell, or give away merchandise items such as T-shirts, mugs, pens, etc. that use any Bent Pixels trademark, including logos, unless pursuant to an express written trademark license from Bent Pixels.
- Do not use the ™ or ® symbol in connection with marks in countries where our marks have not been registered. Trademark rights vary from country to country.
- This policy is designed to help you use Bent Pixels brand and assets, including our logo, content, and trademarks, without needing to negotiate a separate agreement with us. If you would like to use any other Bent Pixels assets not covered by this document, you must contact us at press at Bent Pixels dot com and present a visual mockup of intended use.
The Bent Pixels logo consists of the Bent Pixels icon and the Bent Pixels® wordmark.
GUIDELINES FOR ENDORSERS & INFLUENCERS
Bent Pixels believes that viewers of content are best served and protected when they can recognize when content is sponsored and/or influenced by a brand. As such, we are firm believers in active disclosure of any brand relationships that creators may have when producing content.
“The FTC’s Endorsement Guides: What People are Asking” underpin our disclosure beliefs and guide our requirements for our creators as described in these guidelines.
These guidelines apply to all advertising, sponsorship, and promotion campaigns (collectively, “Campaigns”) taking place within the Bent Pixels network. These guidelines apply whenever a creator receives a gift of any value as part of a Campaign, whether a cash payment, a free product, or an invitation to a special event. For this reason, we monitor all Campaigns negotiated by or with Bent Pixels for compliance with these guidelines.
Disclosure is appropriate and needed if a viewer might give a different weight to a creator’s endorsement if they knew of the creator’s relationship with a brand. If the actual content clearly conveys that the creator is making a commercial/advertisement to all viewers, then a disclosure is not necessary. However, more often that not, a more direct disclosure is needed.
When a disclosure is needed, it should clearly state what the relationship is between the brand and the creator.
In a video, a disclosure must be (i) clearly either spoken or superimposed on the screen early in the video (and repeating every 3-5 minutes if a longer video) and (ii) in the description box of the video. There are many acceptable ways to approach this, but we recommend one of the following:
- SPONSORED/”I’m being sponsored by…”
- PAID/”I’m being paid by…”
- (BRANDNAME) AMBASSADOR
In social media, regardless of the length of a post, some form of disclosure must be included within the post itself. For social media posts, we recommend one of the following:
- #(BRANDNAME) AMBASSADOR
In Instagram posts, the disclosure must occur within the first three lines of text and within Snapchat or Instagram Stories, the disclosure must be clearly superimposed on the image.
In all cases, a disclosure should help to clarify a creator’s relationship with a brand, not obscure it.
We program unforgettable experiences that empower you to stay connected with premiere content and the Bent Pixels user community. In order to provide a positive experience and protect the safety of users of the Bent Pixels service, websites, mobile applications, and software applications (the “Service”), we’ve established some Community Rules on the type of content and behavior we allow. All users must adhere to these Community Rules and failure to do so may result in the suspension or termination of your account.
Intellectual Property Rights & Rights of Publicity
Do not post content that violates or infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary, publicity or privacy rights of any third party. For proper copyright infringement notices received under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we will remove allegedly infringing content per our Terms of Service.
Harassment & Threats
Do not use the Service to promote, incite or engage in the harassment or bullying of others, in self-harm or other illegal activities. Making threats (direct or indirect) of violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism, is also prohibited. Users who harass, bully or threaten other users will have their content removed and accounts terminated, and also may be subject to serious criminal legal consequences in certain jurisdictions.
Do not post content or use the Service to promote hatred or violence towards, or directly attack or threaten any others, based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
Sexually Explicit Content
Do not post or distribute content that contains nudity, sexual acts, or sexually explicit materials. Do not post links to pornographic sites or sites that contain pornography.
False & Misleading Content; Impersonation
Do not post or distribute content that is intentionally false or intended to mislead or deceive others as to the source of the content. You may not use the Service or any of its features to impersonate any person or entity, including using a false e-mail address, to confuse, mislead or deceive others.
Do not use the Service to spam others. Spamming activities may include but are not limited to, sending or posting mass messages or content, posting duplicative content, political campaigning, chain letters, posting promotional or commercial content, and posting false or misleading content. You also may not engage in username squatting; accounts that are inactive for more than six months may be removed without further notice.
Phishing and Malicious Content
Do not post, link to, or distribute content on or through the Service that is intended to damage or disrupt the Service, or another user’s device or computer, or that is intended to compromise the privacy or account security of another user.
Do not post any other user’s private or personal information (such as phone numbers, addresses, or financial information to name a few), or intimate photos or videos of another user, without that person’s explicit consent.
Do not use the Service to distribute or promote any advertisement, solicitations or other commercial content, including non-Bent Pixels products, services or any sweepstakes or contests.
Regulated Products & Services
Do not promote or endorse regulated goods and services such as alcohol, gambling, tobacco, firearms/weapons, pharmaceuticals, or other goods and services regulated in the United States and other countries in which the Service is available.
We may, in our sole discretion, remove content that we believe violates these Community Rules or is otherwise objectionable even without receiving a complaint of a potential violation.
The Bent Pixels community is diverse and reaches beyond geographical borders, so please keep in mind that something that you may find objectionable may not violate our Community Rules.
Changes to these Community Rules
As we continue to bring you an amazing Service, we may change these Community Rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. We encourage you to regularly review this page for any updates as well as our Terms of Service.
If you see something on the Service that you believe violates these Community Rules, please report it to us.