Effective Date: November 2019; Last Date Updated: [April 6, 2020]
This Policy describes how we collect and use information across the websites where it appears and in our applications, games, or products accessed through third party sources (collectively, the “Product”). This Policy does not apply to the practices of any websites or third party sources where our game may appear for license or download. You should consult the privacy policies of those third party sources for their privacy practices. This Policy does not describe our practices on sites or apps where it does not appear.
Information We Collect
We collect information as described in the following categories.
Contact information. We collect name and email address. This may be about you, or for a friend that you want to invite to the Product. We collect usernames and nicknames.
Demographic information. We collect your age range and gender. We may collect your zip code and state.
Location information. Based on your IP address, we collect location information. This may include precise location.
Feedback information. We collect information that you give us when you complete a survey or participate in a contest or promotion. This includes when you write a review. It also includes when you participate in a message board. We also collect information when you make a suggestion or otherwise upload content.
Usage information. If you use the Product, we collect information about the browser you are using. We may look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We may also collect device identifiers. This might include your operating system and hardware model.
Business Purposes for Collecting Information
We use information as disclosed and described here.
We use information to respond to your requests or questions. We use contact and feedback information to respond to your questions. This includes questions about our products or your relationship with us. We use contact information to communicate with you about this Policy or our Terms. We may contact you about your feedback. We use contact and demographic information to process your registration with the Product and to let you participate in certain features.
We use information to improve our products. We use contact, demographic, and location information to make the Product better. We use demographic, location, and usage information to customize your experience with us. This includes saving certain preferences you choose. We use this same information to analyze trends in the Product. This includes tracking events that happen in the Product and other performance data.
We use information for marketing purposes. For example, we use contact, demographic, location, and feedback information to send information about new products, special offers, and promotions. This also includes contests. This may be by email or on social media platforms. We might also use this same information to serve you ads about products and offers. We might tell you about new features or updates. These might be our own offers or products, or select third party offers or products we think you might find interesting. We may use contact, demographic, location, and usage information to conduct surveys and request other feedback. To modify your marketing preferences please read the Choices.
We use information to protect our company and users. We use all categories of information to protect our company and customers. We use this same information to identify fraud and secure the Product. This includes looking into potentially prohibited or illegal activity. It also includes helping protect your account and our products.
We use all categories of information as otherwise permitted by law (or as we may notify you).
Methods of Collecting Information
We collect information in a variety of ways.
We collect information directly from you. We collect contact and demographic information when you download the Product. We also collect feedback information if you contact us through the Product or participate in a survey. This includes through message boards.
We collect information passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies, web beacons, and other analytic technology to collect location and usage information. We do this in the Product, and in emails that we send to you. We collect this information about users over time when you use the Product. We may have third parties collect information this way.
We get information about you from third parties. Third party sites where you can download our game may provide us with contact and demographic information about you. This includes the Steam platform. Social media platforms and third party apps, such as Facebook and Google, may also give us contact and demographic information about you. This happens if you choose to login, sign-up, or link your Steam account with these third party platforms. We do not control these third parties. Any request or question about information they have disclosed to us should be directed to the third party. We may also collect contact information about you from other users. This happens if they invite or refer you to the Product.
We Combine Information
We combine information. For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. We may combine information we collect when you use our games with information when you visit our websites. We combine information that we have collected across other third party sites. We combine information across devices, such as computers and mobile devices. We may also combine information we get from a third party with information we already have.
We Share Information With Others
We share information with vendors who perform services on our behalf. We may share contact, payment, and demographic information with trusted vendors. These may include companies who serve as our vendors and help us deliver our products to you. We may also share contact, demographic, and location information with companies that operate the Product or help us run a promotion or other offering.
We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We will share information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. This includes U.S. and non-U.S. law enforcement or regulatory authorities. We share information we collect when we investigate potential fraud.
We may share information with any successor to all or part of our business. If all or part of our business was sold, we may share all categories of information as part of that transaction. If there is a merger or acquisition, we may also share this information. If there is a financing or bankruptcy, we may share this information.
If you participate in a message board, local communities, or chat room within the Product, you should be aware that the information you provide there (i.e. your public profile) may be made broadly available to others, and could be used to contact you, send you unsolicited messages, or for purposes neither we nor you have control over. Also, please recognize that individual forums and chat rooms may have additional rules and conditions. We are not responsible for the personal information or any other information you choose to submit in these forums.
We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you.
You have certain choices about how we use your information.
You can opt out of certain marketing. To stop receiving our promotional emails or communications follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. If you opt out of getting marketing messages, you will continue to receive messages from us about your relationship with us where permitted by law.
You can control cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop. Options you select are browser and device specific.
The Product is Not Intended For Children
The Product is meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can write to us or email us at the addresses provided at the end of this policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.
We Use Standard Security Measures
We use standard security measures as required by relevant law. The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of the Product will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.
We Store Information In the United States
Information we collect may be stored within the United States. If you live outside of the United States and choose to use the Product you understand that it is at your own risk. You also understand that your information will be sent to the United States. The United States may not afford the same level of protection as laws in your own country.
Links to Third Party Sites
We may link to third-party sites or apps. The Product may also include third party content that collects information. We do not control these third parties. This policy does not apply to the privacy practices of these third party websites or apps. Please read the privacy policies of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for the practices of these third-party sites or apps.
If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.