Privacy Policy


LavaMind LLC ("LavaMind") recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use any mobile apps, software and/or websites owned or operated by LavaMind (the "LavaMind Sites") (collectively or individually "Users") value their privacy. The LavaMind Sites include, but are not limited to, Beetel Bounce, Jackpot Words, LavaMind, Founders Space, Virtual Pet Cemetery, PlayActive, Wild Recipes, MyCemetery, Gazillionaire, Zapitalism, Profitania, Spiderdance, etc. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the LavaMind Sites. LavaMind provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the LavaMind Sites.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the LavaMind's Terms of Use (http://www.lavamind.com/terms.html). Your use of the LavaMind Sites and any personal information you provide on the LavaMind Sites remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use (http://www.lavamind.com/terms.html).

Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the LavaMind Sites becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

The Information LavaMind Collects:

  • User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to LavaMind when choosing to participate in various activities on the LavaMind Sites such as uploading videos, posting messages in our forums or in the video comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
  • Cookies Information: When you visit the LavaMind Sites, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. LavaMind may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the LavaMind Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
  • Log File Information: When you use the LavaMind Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Clear GIFs Information: When you use the LavaMind Sites, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

The Way LavaMind Uses Information:

  • If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the LavaMind Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the LavaMind Sites.
  • Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through the LavaMind Sites and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the LavaMind Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
  • We may use your email address without further consent for marketing and administrative purposes (such as our monthly newsletters, notifying you of major LavaMind Site changes, or for customer service purposes).
  • We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the LavaMind Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
  • We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the LavaMind Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

When LavaMind Discloses Information:

  • We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the LavaMind Sites.
  • We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
  • LavaMind also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that LavaMind believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use (http://www.lavamind.com/terms.html), take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of LavaMind Sites, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of LavaMind, our Users or others.

Your Choices About Privacy:

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the LavaMind Sites, in which case LavaMind may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile, if you have one. Please note that media files uploaded by Users to the LavaMind Sites cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Use (http://www.lavamind.com/terms.html).

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact LavaMind with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices using this contact page: http://www.lavamind.com/contact/

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites:

LavaMind allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the LavaMind Sites. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the LavaMind Sites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

Please note that if an advertiser asks LavaMind to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the LavaMind Sites, such as the number of times you viewed an ad to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. LavaMind's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Currently, LavaMind relationships include, but are not limited to, the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:
Google www.google.com

Third-party Services:

LavaMind allows other companies, called third-party services, to fulfill certain functions within the LavaMind Sites, such as processing orders, processing credit card transactions, fulfilling orders, delivering content, etc. These third-party services may ask for your private information.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party services for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. LavaMind's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such third parties or web sites.

Currently, LavaMind relationships include, but are not limited to, the following third-party services:

Google www.google.com
Tapjoy www.tapjoy.com
SuperRewards www.superrewards.com
PayPal www.paypal.com
Alawar Games www.alawar.com
Big Fish Games www.bigfishgames.com
Heyzap www.heyzap.com
Amazon www.amazon.com
ChartBoost www.chartboost.com
AppAnnie www.appannie.com
AppFigures www.appfigures.com
Corona Labs www.coronalabs.com
W3i www.w3i.com
Apple www.apple.com
RevMob www.revmob.com
InMobi www.inmobi.com
Vungle www.vungle.com
Flurry www.flurry.com
SimplyHired www.simplyhired.com
Commission Junction www.cj.com
Twitter www.twitter.com
Facebook www.facebook.com
Mad Mimi www.madmimi.com
dotCloud www.dotcloud.com
Pair Networks www.pair.com
WebFaction www.webfaction.com
etc...

Our Commitment To Data Security:

LavaMind uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to LavaMind and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, LavaMind makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If LavaMind learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. LavaMind may post a notice on the LavaMind Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using this contact page: http://www.lavamind.com/contact/

Our Commitment To Childrens' Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, LavaMind does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the LavaMind Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the LavaMind Sites at any time or in any manner. If LavaMind learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the LavaMind Sites without verified parental consent, then LavaMind will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Special Note to International Users:

The LavaMind Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the LavaMind Sites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the LavaMind Sites, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use (http://www.lavamind.com/terms.html), you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy:

In the event that LavaMind is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice:

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the LavaMind Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:

This Privacy Notice was last modified February 23, 2013.

Contact Information:

Please contact LavaMind with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice using this contact page: http://www.lavamind.com/contact/