Privacy policy

Last updated: September 2nd 2014

I. Introduction

Next Games Corporation (“Next Games”, “we,” “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use http://www.nextgames.com/terms-use/) and any other documents referred to in it) applies to www.nextgames.com (the “Site”) and any Next Games game applications (the “Game(s)”), (collectively, the “Service”), and sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be handled by us. In this Privacy Policy, the term “personal data” means information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.

We know that you may be concerned about how we use and disclose personal data, and we are committed to complying with data protection and privacy laws that apply to us. This Privacy Policy tells you about the ways in which we protect your privacy and personal data we process about you.

We wish to remind you that this Privacy Policy applies to personal data that we process when you use the Service. It does not apply to any links to third parties’ websites and/or services, such as third-party applications or websites of any advertisers, which you may encounter when you use the Service. We encourage you to carefully familiarize yourself with privacy policies applicable to any websites and/or services operated by third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties. By using the Service, you accept the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy.

II. Information We May Collect From You

(i) Data You Provide to Us Directly

When you use the Service, we may collect information that you provide to us directly. For example, we collect information when you: use our Game apps or visit our Site; create and manage your Next Games User Account, which you can use across platforms to identify yourself while using the Service; when you connect your Next Games User Account to any of your social media account(s); when you participate in any interactive features of the Service; and when you otherwise communicate with us or via the Service.

The information you provide to us directly may include, without limitation, the following information that may, in certain circumstances, constitute personal data:

  • Registration and Account Information: When you register with the Service, we automatically collect your operating system and device name, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access time, language, and optionally your Game Center ID and Facebook ID, if provided. A unique username is also generated to you within the Game;
  • Subscribing to our Mailing List: If you subscribe to our mailing list, we will collect you first name, last name and email address;
  • Publicly Shared Information: Data that you share via the Service, such as postings in forums, chats, message boards and blogs, and other interactive features of the Service, your public profile, and your friends list in the Service;
  • Sweepstakes/Promotions: Data that you may provide in order to participate in sweepstakes and promotions.

As you play our Games, we collect anonymous data about all of your interactions with the Game and with the other players in the Game.

We may allow you to connect your Next Games User Account to your social media account(s). If you connect your Next Games User Account to a social media account, such as through Facebook Connect, Apple’s Game Center, or any other third party service, we may collect personal data, such as your user ID, name, e-mail address, and profile picture that are available in your public profile with such third party, and content such as posts, comments, media, and applications. You may be able to control the types of personal data available in the profile of such third party services by adjusting the privacy settings available therein.

Moreover, if you contact us, a record of this correspondence may be kept. Payment information related to transactions carried out in the Service is processed by a third party payment processor, such as Apple and Google.

Please note that any content posted to a forum or other interactive features in the Service will be visible and available to other users of the Service. We are not responsible for and do not guarantee the security of the information you choose to post to the Service. Please practice caution when sharing your personal data in the Service.

(ii) Data Collected Automatically

We may automatically collect the following information from users of the Service that in certain circumstances may constitute personal data:

  • Device data: We collect the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of the mobile device you use to access the Games, and your media access control (“MAC”) address. We also collect the unique device identifier (UDID) of the mobile device you use to access the Games. We also collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access the Service, information about the operating system of your device and information about whether or not you are logged into a specific iOS device, as well as the name of your Internet service provider. The logging technology used in the Service automatically collects the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave the Service.
  • Cookies: We may place a “cookie” on the hard drive of the device that you use to access the Service. Cookies are text files that are saved on the hard drive of your device by means of your browser, enabling us to recognize your browser for purposes such as saving your preferences and directing relevant content to you. Most of the currently available browsers give you the option of managing cookies by, for example, disabling them entirely, accepting them individually, and deleting saved cookies from your hard drive. We would like to remind you that if you completely disable cookies on your browser, you might not be able to use some features of the Service.
  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics is an element of the Site. By using cookies, Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the Site, the Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access the Site. By using a browser plugin located at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/ provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.
  • Other Analytics Service Providers: In addition to Google Analytics, as an element of the Service we also use other third party data analytics service providers, such as Omniata or Adjust, which help us analyze and improve our Service. The data collected by data analytics service providers enables us to understand usage patterns of the Service. We may permit these service providers to use cookies and other technologies to perform their services for Next Games. Usage information and personal data are stored by such service providers and are subject to their privacy policies. The current list of data analytics service providers we use in connection with the Service can be requested from us at any time by contacting us at support (a) nextgames . com.
  • Location data: We collect information on your location based on your IP address – We collect this information when you start playing a Game, by looking at the information provided with the connection of the Game on your device, to the game servers.
  • Use data: We create a unique user ID to track your use of our Games and the Service in general. Additionally, details of transactions you carry out through the Service, such as in-game purchase history and gaming history, may also be collected. Moreover, details of your visits to the Service including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data may also be collected.

III. Third-Party Advertising

We may feature advertising within the Service, and may employ third party ad serving technologies to collect information in the Service. Advertising shown to users may be based on your user profile in order to provide personalized advertisements that may be of interest to you, and advertising in the Service may come from affiliate advertising networks.

We and/or the third parties operating the ad serving technology may use demographic and geo-location information and information collected from your device and/or hardware to ensure that the advertising you see in the Service is relevant to you. This data may include, without limitation, IP address, device ID, MAC address, installed software, application usage data, hardware type, operating system information, browser information, browser cookies, flash cookies, and in-game information. This data may be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policy of the company providing the ad serving technology.

If you wish to “opt out” of certain targeted advertising, you can visit http://www.youradchoices.com and/or www.networkadvertising.org. Please note that the links above may not reach all of our advertising partners and certain targeted advertising may still be displayed to you. If you want to be sure that no targeted advertisements are displayed to you, please do not use or access the Service. In addition, please note that if you “opt out” of targeted advertising, you will still receive advertising, but it will not be personalized to you.

IV. The Purposes for Which We Use The Data

We use the personal data collected directly from you for the following purposes:

  • To set up and maintain your registration with the Service;
  • To communicate with you;
  • To prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses;
  • To protect our rights and/or our property;
  • To operate and improve our products and services;
  • To manage the Service;
  • To provide features available in the Service;
  • To develop, improve, and protect the Service;
  • For market research;
  • For electronic direct marketing, in accordance with applicable law
  • To audit and analyze the Service; and
  • To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Service.

We use the data collected automatically for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service;
  • To personalize user experience;
  • To manage the Service;
  • To provide features available in the Service;
  • To develop, improve, and protect the Service;
  • For market research;
  • To audit and analyze the Service; and
  • To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Service.

V. How We Disclose Data

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose the personal data relating to our users to third parties unless otherwise stated below. The personal data collected in the Service may be disclosed in the following manner:

a) Personal data you provide to us directly:

We may disclose personal data you provide to the Service with the following categories of third parties:

  • Service providers, such as payment processors and data storage service providers, which enable us to provide the Service to you;
  • Our advertising partners in compliance with applicable laws;
  • Public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and
  • Our subsidiaries and affiliates; or a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Service and their advisors in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets, or in connection with bankruptcy proceedings, or other corporate reorganization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

b) Data collected automatically:

The data collected automatically in the Service may be disclosed to the following categories of third parties:

  • To service providers, such as data analysis companies;
  • To our advertising partners in compliance with applicable laws;
  • To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and
  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates; or a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Service and their advisors in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets, or in connection with bankruptcy proceedings, or other corporate reorganization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Moreover, we may disclose information to third parties in an aggregate format that does not constitute personal data and does not allow the identification of individual users.

VI. Your Rights

You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we hold about you:

  • The right to know what data we hold about you: If you would like to know what personal data we hold about you, please contact us at support (a) nextgames . com. We seek to promptly respond to your inquiry. We may charge a small processing fee if less than twelve (12) months has passed since your last inquiry relating to personal data we hold about you.
  • The right to have incomplete, incorrect, outdated, or unnecessary personal data corrected, deleted, or updated. The easiest way to correct, delete, or update the personal data you have provided to the Service is to log in to the Service and enter the necessary changes in the account settings of the Service. If you have additional questions regarding the correction, deletion, or updating of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at support (a) nextgames . com.
  • The right to opt out of receiving electronic direct marketing communications from us: All electronic direct marketing communications that you may receive from us, such as e-mail messages and SMS-messages, give you an option of not receiving such communications from us in the future. If you have any additional questions about electronic direct marketing received from us, please contact us at support (a) nextgames . com.

VII. Data Security

The security of personal data is important to us. We take reasonable measures to protect personal data about you from unauthorized access or against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties. Despite these efforts to store personal data collected in and through the Service in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the security of personal data during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of personal data, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-parties such as so-called hackers from illegally obtaining access to personal data. We do not warrant or represent that personal data about you will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

VIII. International Transfers of Personal Data

Some elements of the Service may be hosted on servers located in countries outside your own country and in particular outside the European Union. The laws applicable to the protection of personal data in such countries may be different from those applicable in your home country. By registering with the Service, you consent to personal data about you being transferred outside your own country.

IX. Children’s Privacy

This Service is not directed to children younger than thirteen (13) years of age. We do not intend to collect personal data from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not use the Service and do not send any information about yourself to us.

X. Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy. You can tell when changes have been made to the Privacy Policy by referring to the “Last Updated” legend on top of this page. Please review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. If we materially change the ways in which we use and disclose personal data, we will post a notice in the Service and send an e-mail to our registered users. Your continued use of the Service following any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of any such changes made.

XI. Questions or Concerns?

Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, your privacy as it relates to the use of the Service, or the protection of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us via e-mail at support (a) nextgames . com or by mail at Next Games Corporation, Kansakoulukatu 10, 00100, Helsinki, Finland. We seek to promptly resolve any concerns you may have.

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