Like most website operators, Planet Virtual Boy 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. Planet Virtual Boy‘s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Planet Virtual Boy‘s visitors use its website. From time to time, Planet Virtual Boy may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Planet Virtual Boy also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Planet Virtual Boy does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Planet Virtual Boy choose to interact with Planet Virtual Boy in ways that require Planet Virtual Boy to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Planet Virtual Boy gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Planet Virtual Boy collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Planet Virtual Boy. Planet Virtual Boy 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.
Planet Virtual Boy may collect statistics about the behavior of its visitors. For instance, Planet Virtual Boy may reveal how many downloads a particular file got. However, Planet Virtual Boy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Planet Virtual Boy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its administrators that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Planet Virtual Boy‘s behalf or to provide services available at Planet Virtual Boy, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Planet Virtual Boy will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its administrators, as described above, Planet Virtual Boy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Planet Virtual Boy believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Planet Virtual Boy, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Planet Virtual Boy website and have supplied your email address, Planet Virtual Boy 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 Planet Virtual Boy. Planet Virtual Boy takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.