I. Information we receive and how it is used
Information we receive about you
We receive a number of different types of information about you, including:
Your information is the information that's required when you sign up for the site, as well as the information you choose to share.
It also includes the information you choose to share when you communicate with us, such as when you contact us using an email address, or when you take an action, such as when you add a friend, like a Page or a website, add a place to your story, use our contact importers, or indicate you are in a relationship.
Your name, profile pictures, cover photos, gender, networks, username and User ID are treated just like information you choose to make public.
Your birthday allows us to do things like show you age-appropriate content and advertisements.
Information others share about you
We receive information about you from your friends and others, such as when they upload your contact information, post a photo of you, tag you in a photo or status update, or at a location, or add you to a group.
When people use AirsoftC3, they may store and share information about you and others that they have, such as when they upload and manage their invites and contacts.
Other information we receive about you
We also receive other types of information about you:
We also put together data from the information we already have about you, your friends, and others, so we can offer and suggest a variety of services and features. For example, we may make friend suggestions, pick stories for your News Section, or suggest people to tag in photos. We may put together your current city with GPS and other location information we have about you to, for example, tell you and your friends about people or events nearby, or offer deals to you in which you might be interested. We may also put together data about you to serve you ads or other content that might be more relevant to you.
When we get your GPS location, we put it together with other location information we have about you (like your current city). But we only keep it until it is no longer useful to provide you services, like keeping your last GPS coordinates to send you relevant notifications.
We only provide data to our partners or customers after we have removed your name and any other personally identifying information from it, or have combined it with other people's data in a way that it no longer personally identifies you.
When we use the phrase "public information" (which we sometimes refer to as "Everyone information"), we mean the information you choose to make public, as well as information that is always publicly available.
Information you choose to make public
Choosing to make your information public is exactly what it sounds like: anyone, including people off AirsoftC3, will be able to see it. Learn more.
Choosing to make your information public also means that this information:
Sometimes you will not be able to select an audience when you post something (like when you write on a Player’s Page or comment on a news article). This is because some types of stories are always public stories. As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a sharing icon, the information will be publicly available.
When others share information about you, they can also choose to make it public.
Information that is always publicly available
The types of information listed below are always publicly available, and they are treated just like information you decided to make public:
Usernames and User IDs
Usernames and User IDs are the same thing – a way to identify you on AirsoftC3. A User ID is a string of numbers and a username generally is some variation of your name. With your username, you get a custom link (a AirsoftC3 URL, such as www.AirsoftC3.com/username) to your Page that you can give out to people or post on external websites.
If someone has your Username or User ID, they can use it to access information about you through the AirsoftC3.com website. For example, if someone has your Username, they can type AirsoftC3.com/Username into their browser and see your public information as well as anything else you've let them see.
How we use the information we receive
We use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other users like your friends, our partners, the advertisers that purchase ads on the site, and the developers that build the games, applications, and websites you use. For example, in addition to helping people see and find things that you do and share, we may use the information we receive about you:
Granting us permission to use your information not only allows us to provide AirsoftC3 as it exists today, but it also allows us to provide you with innovative features and services we develop in the future that use the information we receive about you in new ways.
While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don't share information we receive about you with others unless we have:
Of course, for information others share about you, they control how it is shared.
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Typically, information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted. For certain categories of data, we may also tell you about specific data retention practices.
We may enable access to public information that has been shared through our services.
We may allow service providers to access information so they can help us provide services.
Deleting and deactivating your account
If you want to stop using your account, you can either deactivate or delete it.
Deactivating your account puts your account on hold. Other users will no longer see your timeline, but we do not delete any of your information. Deactivating an account is the same as you telling us not to delete any information because you might want to reactivate your account at some point in the future.
When you delete your account, it is permanently deleted from AirsoftC3. It typically takes about one month to delete an account, but some information may remain in backup copies and logs for up to 90 days. You should only delete your account if you are sure you never want to reactivate it.
Certain information is needed to provide you with services, so we only delete this information after you delete your account. Some of the things you do on AirsoftC3 aren’t stored in your account, like posting to a Page or sending someone a message (where your friend may still have a message you sent, even after you delete your account). That information remains after you delete your account.
II. Finding you on AirsoftC3
Finding you on AirsoftC3
To make it easier for your friends to find you, we allow anyone with your contact information (such as email address or telephone number) to find you through the AirsoftC3 search bar at the top of most pages, as well as other tools we provide, such as contact importers - even if you have not shared your contact information with them on AirsoftC3.
Access on phones and other devices
Once you share information with your friends and others, they may be able to sync it with or access it via their mobile phones and other devices. For example, if you share a photo on AirsoftC3, someone viewing that photo could save it using AirsoftC3 tools or by other methods offered by their device or browser. Similarly, if you share your contact information with someone or invite someone to an event, they may be able to use AirsoftC3 or third party applications or devices to sync that information. Or, if one of your friends has AirsoftC3 on one of their devices, your information (such as the things you post or photos you share) may be stored on or accessed by their device.
You should only share information with people you trust because they will be able to save it or re-share it with others, including when they sync the information to a device.
What your friends and others share about you
Anyone can add a link to a story. Links are references to something on the Internet; anything from a website to a Page on AirsoftC3. For example, if you are writing a story, you might include a link to a blog you are referencing or a link to the Advocate’s AirsoftC3 Page. If someone clicks on a link to another person’s page, they’ll only see the things that they are allowed to see.
As described in the "what your friends and others share about you" section of this policy, your friends and others may share information about you. They may share photos or other information about you in their posts. If you do not like a particular post, tell them or report the post.
AirsoftC3 Pages are public pages. Companies use Pages to share information about their products. Teams use Pages to talk about their latest missions. And Advocates use Pages to discuss topics of interest, everything from game tactics to Shop hosted BBQs.
Because Pages are public, information you share with a Page is public information. This means, for example, that if you post a comment on a Page, that comment may be used by the Page owner off AirsoftC3, and anyone can see it.
When you "like" a Page, you create a connection to that Page. The connection is added to your account and your friends may see it in their Notifications. You may be contacted by or receive updates from the Page, in your Notifications. You can remove the Pages you've "liked" through your Dashboard.
Some Pages contain content that comes directly from the Page owner. Because this content comes directly from the Page owner, that Page may be able to collect information about you, just like any website. Page administrators may have access to data, which will tell them generally about the people that visit their Page (as opposed to information about specific people). They may also know when you’ve made a connection to their Page because you’ve liked their Page or posted a comment.
III. Advertising and AirsoftC3 content
AirsoftC3 offers a range of products that allow advertisers to reach people on and off AirsoftC3.
When we deliver ads, we do not share your information (information that personally identifies you, such as your name or contact information) with advertisers unless you give us permission. We may provide advertisers with information when we have removed your name and other personally identifying information from it, or combined it with other information so that it no longer personally identifies you. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads perform or how many people viewed or clicked on their ads or install an app after seeing an ad.
So we can show you content that you may find interesting, we may use all of the information we receive about you to serve ads that are more relevant to you. For example, this includes:
For many ads we serve, advertisers may choose their audience by location, demographics, likes, keywords, and any other information we receive or infer about users. Here are some of the ways advertisers may target relevant ads:
If an advertiser chooses to run ads, we serve the ads to people who meet criteria the advertiser selects. So, if someone views or otherwise interacts with the ad, the advertiser might assume that the person meets the criteria they selected. We require advertisers to comply with our Advertising Guidelines, including provisions relating to the use of sensitive data.
When you post a story on AirsoftC3 and an advertiser sponsors it, nothing changes about the audience of the post. Only the people who could originally see the post (the people you shared it with) are eligible to see it.
We like to tell you about some of the features and tools your friends and others use on AirsoftC3, to help you have a better experience. For example, if your friend uses our friend finder tool to find more friends on AirsoftC3, we may tell you about it to encourage you to use it as well. This of course means your friend may similarly see suggestions based on the things you do. But we will try to only show it to friends that could benefit from your experience.
IV. Cookies, pixels and other similar technologies
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
We use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services.
We use these technologies to do things like:
We may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to computers, mobile phones or other devices, which may use a cookie, pixel or other similar technology placed by AirsoftC3 or the third party (although we would not share information that personally identifies you with an advertiser).
Cookies and things like local storage help make AirsoftC3 work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver personalized content.
Refer to your browser or device's help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use AirsoftC3 or other websites and apps.
V. Some other things you need to know
Contact us with questions or disputes
If you have questions or complaints regarding our Data Use Policy or practices, please contact us by mail at 4515 Fran Way, El Sobrante CA 94803 if you reside in the U.S.
Responding to legal requests and preventing harm
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.
Information we receive about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with AirsoftC3, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.
Notifications and Other Messages
We may send you notifications and other messages using the contact information we have for you, like your email address. You can control most of the notifications you receive, including ones from Pages you like and applications you use, using controls we provide, such as a control included in the email you receive or in your “Notifications” settings.
When you invite a friend to join AirsoftC3, we send a message on your behalf using your name, and we may also include names and pictures of other people your friend might know on AirsoftC3. We'll also send a few reminders to those you invite, but the invitation will also give your friend the opportunity to opt out of receiving other invitations to join AirsoftC3.
We may share information we receive with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that AirsoftC3 is part of, or that become part of that group (often these companies are called affiliates). Likewise, our affiliates may share information with us as well. This sharing is done in compliance with applicable laws including where such applicable laws require consent. We and our affiliates may use shared information to help provide, understand, and improve our services and their own services.
We give your information to the people and companies that help us provide, understand and improve the services we offer. For example, we may use outside vendors to help host our website, serve photos and videos, process payments, analyze data, conduct and publish research, measure the effectiveness of ads, or provide search results. In some cases we provide the service jointly with another company. In all of these cases our partners must agree to only use your information consistent with the agreement we enter into with them, as well as this Data Use Policy.
Security and bugs
We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help. We try to keep AirsoftC3 up, bug-free and safe, but can’t make guarantees about any part of our services or products.
Change of Control
If the ownership of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so they can continue to operate the service. But they will still have to honor the commitments we have made in this Data Use Policy.
Notice of Changes
If we make changes to this Data Use Policy we will notify you. If the changes are material, we will provide you additional, prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances.
Opportunity to comment
Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, or to correct an inaccurate statement, we will give you seven (7) days to provide us with comments on the change. After the comment period, if we adopt any changes, we will provide notice of the effective date.
Your California privacy rights
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about what personal information a company shares with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. AirsoftC3 does not share your information with third parties for the third parties’ own and independent direct marketing purposes unless we receive your permission. Learn more about the information we receive and how it is used and other websites and applications. If you have questions about our sharing practices or your rights under California law, please write us at 4515 Fran Way, El Sobrante CA 94803.