Effective Date: October 1st, 2013
I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Connecting with the HVS Applications and Information Provided by You
Registration Information. Please note that to download our Games you will be required to register with the applicable Mobile App Store from which you are downloading the Games. We are not responsible for any registration information provided to any Mobile App Store. However, in order to use certain parts of the HVS Applications, namely the Interactive Forums you will be required to register to create an account on our Games Site. By downloading the Games, you also give us or the Mobile App Store permission to store and display information regarding your Games play, including your score(s), in order to provide the best possible experience on the HVS Applications.
Surveys and Promotions. From time-to-time we may request information from you and other users via surveys or contests or sweepstakes. Participation in these surveys, contests or sweepstakes is completely voluntary so you and other users have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Contact information and other information as required by the official rules may be used to notify the winners and award prizes and file winners information as required by law.
User Generated Content. The Services may contain chat areas and/or other forums designed to enable you to communicate with others or to post content on the Site (the “Interactive Forums”). Please remember that any information you disclose while participating with the Interactive Forums becomes public information, and is subject to redistribution by HVS and all others viewing the information. You should exercise caution and discretion when deciding to disclose your personal information in a submission or posting. There is no expectation of privacy when posting, or otherwise participating on the Interactive Forums. If you post content, such as messages, reviews or photos, please be aware that any personally identifiable information contained in such content is accessible to registered users or visitors to that HVS Application or Interactive Forums and we have no control over how those users may use your personally identifiable information. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Interactive Forums. We reserve the right without the obligation to take action in connection with any content we deem to be inappropriate. Please review our End User License Agreements for more information regarding your appropriate use of these
Information Collected Using Cookies and Other Technologies
In addition to information that you choose to provide to us or allow us to capture through social networking services, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of online tracking technologies, including cookies, flash cookies, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts, e-tags/cache browsers, that automatically (or passively) collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with HVS Applications (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include the browser that you are using, the URL that referred you to the HVS Applications, your IP address, or other unique identifier which is a number that is automatically assigned to the device (“Device”) used to access the HVS Applications (“Device Identifier”), the regional location derived from your IP address or geo-location data obtained from your Device as permitted in your settings on your Device, all of the areas within the HVS Applications that you visit, and the time of day, when and how you play the Games and your score(s) (“Game Play”), among other information. Usage Information may be non-identifying or may be associated with personal information about you. This Usage Information is used for many purposes including, for example, to: provide identifying features to simplify your experience when you return to our HVS Applications and to maintain your scores when playing our Games.
Games Play Logs. Like most standard website servers, we log Device Identifiers and the model and operating system of your computer and may track your movement and redemption within the HVS Applications, the pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types in order to improve security, analyze trends and administer the HVS Applications. We use this information in the aggregate to gauge the effectiveness, usage, and popularity of our HVS Applications, track information for statistical purposes, help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information and track traffic and sales by our affiliates. We may also use individual information we collect through web logs to send you targeted offers and other communications. We also track which Game play is accessed, how long players play the Game, how long the Game is played, scoring of Game play, areas where the Game might not succeed and success and failure rates.
Information We Collect From Third Parties
We acquire information from other trusted sources to update or supplement the information you provided or we collected automatically, such as information to validate or update your email address or other demographic and lifestyle information. We use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.
II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Contacting Us. When you provide us with information in connection with a particular activity or otherwise sign up for our Services or provide your contact information, including an email address or telephone number in connection with that activity, product or service, you agree that this action constitutes a purchase or inquiry establishing a business relationship with us. You expressly consent to our communicating with you about HVS or our Services using the information you provided to us. You also attest that you have the legal authority over any telephone number you provide to us and can provide us with the authorization to contact you. This means we may contact you, in person or by recorded message, by e-mail, telephone and/or mobile telephone number (including use of automated dialing equipment), text (SMS) message, or any other means of communication that your wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving.
Connecting with Facebook Applications. By clicking “allow” on the Facebook permission authorization screen you give us permission to capture, store, use and display your Imported Facebook Information with other users accessing the Games.
Service Providers. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the HVS Applications or administer activities on our behalf. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.
Electronic Promotional Offers. We may send you promotional emails regarding special offers about our Services or on behalf of third party marketing partners who we think can offer services and products of interest to you and we may share your name and email address with such third parties so they can contact you directly from time to time about their offers. If you do not want to receive emails from us regarding special promotions or offers, or from any third party you may (i) email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (ii) click the unsubscribe link in the body of any email. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional e-mails, we may continue to send you electronic service notifications that are related to your registration, or other services you have requested.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “Promotion”) through the HVS Applications that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to official rules that govern that Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules.
III. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
IV. CHOICE AND OPT OUT
You may remove your information from our database so as not to receive future communications or to close your account or opt out of our sharing information with third parties for marketing purposes by emailing us at email@example.com or sending postal mail (certified mail, return receipt requested is recommended) to the following postal address:
Hidden Variable Studios
1800 South Brand Boulevard, Suite 204
Glendale, CA 91104
Attention: Privacy Administrator
If you prefer not to receive electronic promotional communications, you can also opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication.
Please note that changes may not be effective immediately. In each event, you must clearly indicate the information that you wish to have changed or clearly indicate that you wish to have your personally identifiable information removed from our database. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible. Note that despite any request for removal of or change to personally identifiable information, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed or changed. Finally, we are not responsible for informing third parties (including without limitation our third party service providers or strategic partners) with whom we have already shared your personally identifiable information of any changes requested pursuant to this section, or for removing information from or causing information to be removed from the databases or records of such entities.
V. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Security. Please keep in mind that no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and therefore we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and your use of the HVS Applications indicates that you are willing to assume this risk.
Children’s Privacy. We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not register or provide personal information on the HVS Applications. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s personal information from our systems.
Hidden Variable Studios
1800 South Brand Boulevard, Unit 204
Glendale, CA 91204
Attention: Privacy Administrator
Copyright ©2013 Hidden Variable Studios, LLC. All rights reserved.
Effective Date 06/1/13
Third Party Data Analytic Providers
As of October 1st, 2013
This is a list of third parties we have hired or are affiliated with who might provide us with information, reports and analysis about the usage and browsing patterns of users of HVS Applications or serve ads based on your use of the HVS Applications..
Google – http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Flurry – http://www.flurry.com/about-us/legal/privacy.html
Chartboost – https://help.chartboost.com/legal/privacy
Playnomics – http://www.playnomics.net/privacy-issue.html
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/help/262314300536014/
Game Analytics – http://www.gameanalytics.com/privacy.html
Definitions of Tracking Technologies
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a device when it is used to visit the online service. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built into or downloaded by you to your device. Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Also, these tools may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies or HTML5 cookies. Please be aware that if you disable or remove cookies or HTML5 cookies on your device, some parts of our online services may not function properly, and that when you revisit our online service your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our online service’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the online service, to monitor how users navigate the online services, to count how many e-mails we sent that were actually opened, or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the online service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the online service, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
ETag, or entity tag. A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.