Shiny Shoe LLC is the developer and publisher of a variety of video games for mobile and other platforms (the “Games”). In this policy, “Shiny Shoe” refers to Shiny Shoe LLC and its affiliates, which shall mean subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership. We may also refer to Shiny Shoe as “We” or “Us”.
The information We collect, how We do so and the purposes of our collection
How We use and with whom We share such information
How you can access and update such information
The choices you can make about how We collect, use and share your information
How We protect the information We store about you
Information We Collect
When you use the Games, Shiny Shoe may access and store some or all of the following information, as allowed by you and your preferences:
Your in-game username
Your e-mail address
Your device’s MAC address
Facebook User ID
Facebook Fan Status
Your physical location and that of your access devices
Information We Collect from You Directly
When you interact with the Games, We may collect and store information from you directly as described below:
We may allow you to “register” with Us by using Facebook or other application authentication options to create an account or profile within the Games. We may also provide a more typical registration flow where you may be required to provide the following information: your age or birthday (for age screening and/or to better understand who our users are); your e-mail address; a password and other information that helps Us confirm that it is you accessing your account.
We may also offer you the option to complete a user profile that is visible to other Application users. Your user profile may include: a profile image; one or more game username(s); scores and other gameplay history; and a Shiny Shoe user ID that is created by Shiny Shoe and used to identify your profile.
Information We Receive or Collect When You Access the Game on a Mobile Device
If you play the Games on your mobile telephone or other mobile device, including iPads and tablets, we may collect mobile device identifiers, including MAC Address, and possibly IP Address. We may also create and assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may collect the name you have associated with your device, device type, country, and any other information, such as username, character name, geo-location or e-mail address.
Shiny Shoe may also receive the billing and payment information that you provide when your purchase is processed by another party, such as Facebook (for Facebook Credits), Apple (for purchases on iOS devices) or Google (for purchases on Android devices).
Customer Support Correspondence
When you ask for assistance from our Customer Support team, we will collect and store the contact information you provide (generally your name and e-mail address), information about your game play or activity on the Games, and your username or account ID. We will also store the correspondence and any information contained within.
Push Notifications & Local Notifications
With your consent we may send push notifications to your mobile device to provide game updates and other relevant messages. You can manage push notifications from the Settings section within the Games.
Technical and Usage Information
When you access or play the Games, We collect (i) certain technical information about your mobile device or computer system, including MAC Address, IP Address and mobile device ID; and (ii) usage statistics about your interactions with the Games. This information is typically collected through the use of server log files or web log files (“Log Files”), mobile device software development kits and tracking technologies like browser cookies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information. Some of the cookies the Games place on your computer are linked to your user ID. For more information on how We utilize cookies and other tracking technologies please review the “Cookies and Automated Information Collection” discussion under (“How We Collect Information about You”).
How We Collect Information about You
We may collect information about you in any one or more of the following ways:
Information about Players and Play
To provide a richer game play and social experience, We collect information about your play and interaction with other players. The bulk of this information is collected and stored through the use of Log Files, which are files on our web servers that record actions taken on the Games and websites.
You may be able to take part in certain activities within the Game that give you the opportunity to communicate or share information not just with Shiny Shoe, but also with other users of our Games. These include:
Sending, receiving, or requesting a gift or gifts from other players
Comparing your score with the scores of other players
We may record and store archives of these communications on Shiny Shoe’s servers to protect the safety and well being of our users and Shiny Shoe’s rights and property in connection with the Game. You acknowledge and consent to the recording and storage of such interactions for these purposes.
Cookies and Automated Information Collection
When you access the Games, We collect certain technical information in order to (i) analyze the usage of the Games; (ii) provide a more personalized experience; and (iii) manage advertising. We and service providers acting on our behalf, such as Google Analytics, use Log Files and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information, including cookies, IP addresses, device type, device identifiers, browser types, browser language, referring and exit pages, and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, game state and the date and time of activity on the Games, and other similar information. In some cases, We will associate this information with your user ID for our internal use.
We may also employ other technologies including (i) web beacons, which allow Us to know if a certain page was visited or whether an e-mail was opened; (ii) tracking pixels, which allow Us to advertise more efficiently by excluding our current users from certain promotional messages, identifying the source of a new installation or delivering ads to you on other websites; and (iii) local shared objects also known as flash cookies, which help Us to prevent fraud, remember your in-game preferences and speed up load times.
How We Use the Information We Collect
In general, We collect, store and use your information to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, fun, and customized experience. For example, We may use information collected from you in any one or more of the following ways:
To create your accounts and allow play of the Games
To enable user-to-user communications
To provide technical support and respond to user inquiries
To prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Service
To deliver and target advertising
To notify users of in-game updates
To provide in-game leader boards and promote in-game player achievements
To solicit input and feedback to improve Shiny Shoe products and services and customize your user experience
To inform users about new products or promotional offers
One important use of your information is communication. If you have provided your e-mail address to Shiny Shoe, We’ll use it to respond to (i) customer support inquiries, and (ii) keep you informed of your in-game activity and notifications about in-game status and requests. Some messages may include your name and profile photo. We may also send promotional e-mail messages and promotional messages (“Promotional Communications”) directly or in partnership with parties other than Shiny Shoe. Each Promotional Communication will generally offer recipients choices about receiving additional messages.
Sharing of Your Information
We will share your information (in some cases personal information) with third parties, that is parties other than Shiny Shoe, in the following circumstances:
Third Party Service Providers
We will provide your information to third party companies to perform services on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, e-mail delivery, hosting services, customer service and to assist Us in our marketing efforts. We direct all such third party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them and to not use your information for any purpose other than to provide services on Shiny Shoe’s behalf.
Advertising of Third Party Products and Services
The Games or their purchase pages may display an “offer wall” that is hosted by an offer wall provider. The offer wall allows third party advertisers to provide virtual currency to users in exchange for interacting with an advertisement or for completing a marketing offer that may include signing up for an account with one of those advertisers. These are not offers made by Shiny Shoe. These offers may be displayed to you based on certain technical information, such as your geographic area or anonymous demographic information. After clicking on one of these advertisements, you will no longer be on a site hosted by Shiny Shoe or a partnering social network. To properly credit user accounts and to prevent fraud, a unique identifier, in some cases your user ID number, will be shared with the offer wall provider.
Safety, Security and Compliance with Law
Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications (including without limitation text and voice communications, IP addresses and your personal information) may be accessed and monitored as necessary to provide the Game and may be disclosed: (i) when We have a good faith belief that We are required to disclose the information in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); (ii) to satisfy any applicable laws or regulations; (iii) where We believe that the Game is being used in the commission of a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to exchange information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; (iv) when We have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person or the public generally; and (v) in order to protect the rights or property of Shiny Shoe.
Sale or Merger
Our Policies Concerning Children
The Games are not intended for children under the age of 13 and We do not knowingly collect any personal information from such children. Children under the age of 13 should not use our websites or the Game at any time. In the event that We learn that We have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, We will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.
How to Access and Update Your Information
Information We Receive From a Social Networking Service (“SNS”) Where You Play Our Games
To manage the information Shiny Shoe receives about you from an SNS where you play the Games, you will need to follow the instructions at that site for updating your information and changing your privacy settings. The privacy management tools for applications on Facebook can be found on their site. The privacy management tools for Google+ can be found their site. You can manage certain aspects of information collection and use by going to the settings of your (mobile) device and reviewing the permissions of each application.
Other Methods of Accessing and Controlling your Information
If you no longer want Shiny Shoe to make active use of your information, you may send an e-mail to [email protected] Place “Delete My Account” in the subject line and include your first name, last name, e-mail address and user ID from which you access the Game (if applicable) in the body of the e-mail. We will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. Please note that certain records, for example those pertaining to payments or customer service matters, will be retained for legal and accounting purposes. If you have sent or posted content on the Games, We may not be able to delete it.
If you wish to review or change the information Shiny Shoe has about you, e-mail us at the address provided herein.
You can turn off push notifications and local notifications by visiting your device’s settings for the Game or the “settings” page for the Game.
You can stop further use of your geo-location by visiting your device’s settings for the Game or the “settings” page for the Game.
Your Sharing and Messaging Options
Information We Receive from Third Party SNS where you play the Game if you play the Game at a third-party SNS, Shiny Shoe will be able to access and store profile and other information about you as described above. The categories of information you share with Us will depend, in part, on the permissions you grant Us and the privacy settings you have established at the SNS where you access the application. Shiny Shoe does not offer an “opt out” option for specific fields that are shared by the SNS where you access and play the Game.
Opting Out of Push Communications
When you install the Games on your mobile device you can choose to receive push notifications. You can turn off push notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page on your device or within the Game. You may also receive local notifications. You can turn off local notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page on your device or within the Games.
Privacy Policies of Linked Sites and Advertisers
The Games may contain advertisements from companies other than Shiny Shoe that may link to their own websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you have any questions about how these other websites use your information, you should review their policies and contact them directly.
Security of Your Information
Shiny Shoe implements reasonable security measures to protect the security of your information both online and offline, and We are committed to the protection of customer information. While We take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our websites and our customer databases and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure, and We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your account password), and to log out of your account after use. If your account is hacked, this may lead to unauthorized play of your Game, so be careful to keep your account information secure. If you have questions about the security of our websites, please contact us at [email protected]
Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although We strive to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data while it is being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorized access.
Your California Privacy Rights
We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure, typically by “opting in” to receive information from a third party that is participating in a particular promotion in the Games or on one of our sites. If you do ask Us to share your personal information with a third party for its marketing purposes, We will only share information in connection with that specific promotion, as We do not share information with any third party (other than our service providers) on a continual basis. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personal information in the Game or on one of our sites.
Right to Access
Users in certain jurisdictions have a right to access personal information held about themselves. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with applicable law. Please submit any requests for access to your personal data in writing to [email protected]
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