Last updated: Dec 2016
XGameDev’s primary objective in collecting user information is to provide and enhance the Service and to enable users to enjoy the Service.
When you install any of the Services, XGameDev may collect and record the information you provide to XGameDev, whether through the Services or through social network or other third party services (“Account Information“).
“Personal information” means information about you that can be used to contact or identify you. The personal information types collected in accordance with a Service may vary depending on the activity and may include:
- Your name;
- Your social network or third party service user identification number;
- Transaction identifiers for purchases;
- Your email address;
- Your profile picture; or
- Any other relevant information included in your application, social network or other online profile.
Additionally, XGameDev may acquire information from you through:
- Your access and participation in message boards on a Service;
- The contents of your Customer Support requests;
- Your purchase of a virtual product of any type.
- Please note that because a third party site manages the purchases of virtual goods offered by the Service, XGameDev does not have access to your credit card details or billing information.
“Non-personal information” is information that, when taken alone, cannot be used to identify or contact you. XGameDev may collect non-personal information about your use of its Service both in the course of game play and software usage.
If non-Personal Information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, XGameDev may combine your non-personal information with your personal information in an attempt to provide you with a better user experience, to improve the value and quality of the Services and to analyze how its Services are used. The Service may also record game play information such as your game session duration or your high scores.
In addition to information collected as described above, you may choose to share additional information about yourself throughout the Service, such as on message boards and in games. Any actions you perform with other players are considered public, and are in your sole discretion.
Other information XGameDev may collect includes your occupation, language, zip code, area code, location, and the time zone where a Service is used, as well as information about your computer, mobile device, software, platform, incident data, Internet Protocol (IP) address, network Media Access Control (MAC) address and connection, browser type, browser language, referring pages, exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time of this activity, so that XGameDev can better understand customer behavior and improve its products, services, and advertising. XGameDev may also receive either non-personal or public information from third parties in connection with market and demographic studies and/or data that XGameDev may use to supplement personal information provided directly by you.
Use of Your Information
How XGameDev Uses Your Information
XGameDev uses your information to fulfill your specific requests, purchase orders and to send you purchase confirmation and other account-related information. In addition, the personal information you provide will allow XGameDev to send you messages regarding, among other things, new products, features, enhancements, special offers, upgrade opportunities, contests and events of interest. You may also later opt out of certain of these communications.
XGameDev may also use personal and non-personal information, both individually and combined together, to better understand the behavior and preferences of its customers, to troubleshoot technical problems, to serve static and dynamic advertising, to enforce its Terms of Service, to ensure proper functioning of its products and services as well as to help improve Services and their content. In addition, XGameDev may combine non-personal information with personal information, such as an email address, to administer loyalty programs, tailor its offerings, web pages or game play experience to you.
If you choose to use a referral service to “tell a friend” about a Service, XGameDev may ask you for your friend’s name and email address. XGameDev will send your friend an email on your behalf or a text message inviting him or her to visit the relevant site or check out the Service. XGameDev stores your friend’s name and email for a short period for the sole purpose of sending this email and for redundancy checking, to be sure that your friend does not receive multiple copies of the same email message. XGameDev does not keep or use this information for any other purpose.
If you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion, XGameDev may use the information you provide to administer those programs. Your participation in tournaments or other online game events is conditional upon you granting XGameDev permission to collect, use, store, transmit and display publicly statistical data, such as your scores, rankings and achievements, generated through your participation.
In all cases of data access and collection, the information you provide will not be disclosed, rented, loaned, leased, sold, or otherwise voluntarily distributed to unaffiliated third parties and will be used solely for the purpose of providing you with and improving the Service and for any other purpose stated herein. XGameDev will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that XGameDev no longer use your information contact XGameDev at the email address provided in the Contact Us section below. Note that there may be instances where XGameDev is legally required to retain your information.
Access through Social Network Services or Mobile Devices
XGameDev may also collect or receive information about you from other Service users who choose to upload their email contacts. This information will be stored by XGameDev and used primarily to help you and your friends connect.
Third Party Service Providers
XGameDev may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate its Services, to provide the Services on its behalf, to perform tasks (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Services) or to assist XGameDev in analyzing how its Services are used.
From time to time, XGameDev may employ third party contractors to collect personal information on its behalf to provide email delivery, product, prize or promotional fulfillment, contest administration, credit card processing or other services through the Service. When requesting these services, you may be asked to supply your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address to its contractors. XGameDev may ask some third party contractors, such as credit agencies, data analytics or market research firms, to supplement personal information that you provide to XGameDev for its own marketing and demographic studies, so that XGameDev can consistently improve its sites and related advertising to better meet its visitors’ needs and preferences. To enrich its understanding of individual customers, XGameDev may tie this information to the information you provide to it.
Note that in the ordinary course of Internet activity, certain information may be sent from your browser to third parties such as advertising networks and analytics companies. XGameDev have no control over the information sent from your browser to those networks or other third parties and recommends that you ensure that your browser settings prevent the disclosure of information you would not like to share.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
You understand and agree that XGameDev may be required to disclose any personal information if required to do so by law or in the belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, including, but not limited to a subpoena, statute, search warrant, or court order, or to protect the property and rights of XGameDev or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity XGameDev may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable. Note that XGameDev is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that it may receive.
XGameDev may also disclose information about you if it determines that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce the terms and conditions of the Service or to protect its operations or users. Additionally, XGameDev may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Like many websites, XGameDev may use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk or your mobile device for record-keeping purposes. The Service may send cookies to a computer or a mobile device when a user accesses or views a Service. Information contained in a cookie may be linked to personal information for purposes such as improving the quality of XGameDev’s service, tailoring recommendations to interests, and making the Service easier to use. Third party advertisers on the Services may also place or read cookies on your browser. Cookies can be disabled at any time by changing your web browser’s options to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions or functionalities of a Service.
The Service may contain links to other websites or applications. The fact that the Service links to a website or application or presents a banner ad or other type of advertisement does not mean that XGameDev endorses or authorizes that third party, nor is it a representation of any affiliation with that third party. If you click on a link to a third party site or application, including on an advertisement, you will leave the XGameDev site you are visiting or application you are running and will go to the site or application linked to. These third party websites and applications may place their own cookies or other files on your computer or mobile device, and may collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites and applications follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. Because XGameDev cannot control the activities of third parties, it cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personal information by such third parties, and it cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy and security practices as XGameDev. You are therefore encouraged to read the privacy policies or statements of other websites and applications you visit before providing any personal information.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
You may review, update, correct or delete any personal information by changing the applicable information in your profile page. If you completely delete all of this information, your account may be deactivated. If you would like XGameDev to delete your record in its system, please contact XGameDev and it will attempt to accommodate your request if it is not legally obligated to retain the record.
If you have granted XGameDev access to your Account Information through a Service, you may request that XGameDev delete your Account Information by following the directions available at http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy. You can request deletion of your Account Information by dissociating or removing the XGameDev application from your social network or third party service account in accordance with the instructions provided by the social network or third party service.
XGameDev has made reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, XGameDev cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to overcome those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Also please note that email and messaging systems are not considered secure, so XGameDev discourages you from sending XGameDev personal information through these media.
For XGameDev’s policy regarding the purchase of “Diamonds” or other virtual currency, please see XGameDev’s Terms of Service.