What personal information does Deer Cat collect and why?
The personal information that we may collect about you through the Services broadly falls into the following categories: when you play one of our games or visit our website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. This information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws. Also you may send us personal information voluntarily, for example when you email us for support.
Information that we collect automatically in our Games
We automatically collect certain types of information whenever you interact with our games, or via a 3rd party analytics partner such as Unity. This information is stored in our partner’s servers, and is visible to us in anonymous, aggregated or pseudonymized form which does not focus on you individually.
Specifically, this may include information like your device type, unique device identification numbers, broad geographic location (e.g. country derived from IP address) and technical information such as crash reporting. In addition, we may collect information about your interactions with our Games, such as how long you play for, or whether you’ve encountered any technical glitches.
This type of anonymized data enables us to figure out how players use our Games, so we can make improvements to our Games over time, such as fixing bugs or identifying areas which players find too difficult.
In addition, in some of our free to play games we also partner with mobile advertising networks, such as Mopub. Each of these companies collect some pseudonymized usage data from players, such as whether or not a player finishes watching an ad all the way through, or whether or not a user clicks on an ad.
COPPA / Children’s privacy
Our products respect the privacy of children. We comply with the guidelines set forth in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
In the event that a user identifies himself/herself as a child under the age of 13 through a support request or feedback, we will not collect, store or use and will delete in a secure manner any personal information of such a user.
COPPA Website: http://www.coppa.org
Personal information collected by Deer Cat is information voluntarily provided to us by you when you create your account or change your account information. The information includes your facebook id, name, gender, location and your friends’id on facebook. Deer Cat also stores your game checkins, likes, dislikes, recommendations and messages.
Deer Cat may use collected personal data for purposes of analyzing usage of the Services, providing customer and technical support, managing and providing Services (including managing advertisement serving) and to further develop the Services and other Deer Cat services and products. Deer Cat may combine non-personal data with personal data.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Data
Deer Cat may disclose your personal data to third parties as required by law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or Deer Cat to legal liability. Deer Cat may also disclose your personal data to third parties when Deer Cat has a reason to believe that a disclosure is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with Deer Cat’s rights, property, operations, users or others who may be harmed or may suffer loss or damage, or Deer Cat believes that such disclosure is necessary to protect Deer Cat’s rights, combat fraud and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Deer Cat. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Deer Cat will make reasonable efforts to notify you of such disclosure through Deer Cat’s website or in another reasonable manner.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Please be aware of the open nature of certain social networking and other open features of the Services Deer Cat may make available to you. You may choose to disclose data about yourself in the course of contributing user generated content to the Services. Any data that you disclose in any of these forums, blogs, chats or the like is public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Deer Cat is not responsible for any personal data you choose to make public in any of these forums.
If you are under 15 years of age or a minor in your country of residence, please ask your legal guardian’s permission to use or access the Services. Deer Cat takes children’s privacy seriously, and encourages parents and/or guardians to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times. Deer Cat does not knowingly collect any personal information from children below the aforementioned age and if Deer Cat learns that Deer Cat has inadvertently gathered personal data from children under the aforementioned age, Deer Cat will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such personal data from Deer Cat’s records.
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