Privacy Policy

Pixelberry Studios Privacy Policy

Updated: November 19, 2017

WHO WE ARE

Pixelberry Studios aims to entertain and educate players via games.  We’re a small team, but we try hard to do the right thing and are excited to be making a difference through our games.

YOUR PRIVACY MATTERS TO US

We also care about the privacy of our players.

Pixelberry Studios and its affiliates (also referred to as “we,”, “us,” or “our”) are dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of our players (“players” or “you”).  This Privacy Policy (the “Policy” describes the ways we collect, store, use, and manage the information, including any personal information, that you provide or we collect in connection with our websites (the “Sites”) or any Pixelberry Studios game (the “Mobile Games”) provided on a mobile platform (collectively, the “Services”).  Please note that the scope of this Policy is limited to information collected or received by Pixelberry Studios through your use of the Services.  Pixelberry Studios is not responsible for the actions of third party people or companies, the content of their sites, the use of information you provide to them, or any products or services they may offer.  Any link to those sites does not constitute our sponsorship of, or affiliation with, those people or companies.

Please read the Policy carefully as it governs your use of our Services. By using the Services, you are expressing your agreement to this Policy and the processing of your data, including your personal information, in the manner provided in this Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Our primary goals in collecting and using information is to create your account, provide Services to you, improve our Services, and create reports for internal use.  We’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name or email address (“PII”). We may also collect other information that is not considered PII because it cannot be used by itself to identify you. We store information on servers located in the United States via Amazon Web Services and may store information on servers and equipment in other countries.

We collect game data, hardware type, the version of your operating system, IP addresses, and device and advertising identifiers in our Mobile Games to help us support the internal operations of our Mobile Games, like troubleshooting, understanding usage trends, understand generally the location of our users (like zip code information), and limiting the number of ads shown. 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM SOCIAL NETWORKS

We may collect user information for Facebook Connect, Apple’s Game Center, Google Play, and Amazon’s GameCircle (the “Social Networks”) if you use our Services using your login credentials from one of your Social Networks. The information we collect when you connect to Social Networks may include: (1) your social network user name or identifier, (2) profile picture or its URL, and (3) the social networking provider user identification numbers for your friends.

YOUR VOICE

We have a feature called “Your Voice” in High School Story that asks users questions about pop culture, current events, and other interesting issues.  You may enable your account to share all of your answers with your friends within your Social Networks.  These answers are also aggregated so that users can see what users, in aggregate, choose as the most popular answers.

INVITE A FRIEND

Pixelberry Studios may offer users the opportunity to invite your connections from Social Networks (such as your Facebook friends) to play with you on the Pixelberry Services so that those connections can be located in our Mobile Games and/or can be invited to join you in our games.  Contact information for such connections will be used only for the purpose of sending communications to your connections. 

GAME DATA

Whenever you play our Mobile Games, we collect data about all of your interactions with the game and with the other players inside the game via server log files. 

THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

We contract with third parties to provide certain services to facilitate the operations of our Services (“Service Providers”), such as to manage the analytics information about usage of our Services.  Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as reasonably necessary to provide the services for which they are contracted.  Information they may have access to include device or advertising identifiers.

(a)           Information Shared with Our Services Providers. We may engage third-party services providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services. These third-party services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf.

(b)           Information Shared with other Third Parties. We may share anonymized or aggregated data we collect from the use of the Services, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access the Services, market trends and other analysis that we create based on the information we receive from you and other users.

(c)            Information Shared with Web Analytics Services Providers.  We share information with the following web analytics Service Providers:

1.     Facebook. We may use certain tools offered by Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) that enable it to collect or receive information about actions users take on: (a) our Services and elsewhere on the internet through use of cookies, web beacons and other storage technologies; or (b) our Mobile Games and other mobile applications, in order to provide measurement services, targeted ads and other services. For more information regarding the collection and use of such information by Facebook, please see the Facebook Data Policy, available at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

2.     Apple (Gamecenter), Google (Google Play), Amazon (GameCircle) as Social Networks as described in the Social Networks section of this Policy.

3.     Helpshift to allow you to send support questions directly to us.  We may request personal information during these interactions, if we believe a player’s safety is at issue.

4.     Leanplum to help us track the game process and analytics associated with our games.

5.     Crashlytics to help us troubleshoot any technical problems.  Crashlytics aggregates anonymous information to help improve its own service.

6.     Adeven and Tenjin to track the performance of advertisements for our Mobile Games in the apps or websites of other publishers. 

7.     Ad Colony, AppLovin, Chartboost, Facebook, Fyber, HyprMX, and Unity to show video ads in our game.

PIXELBERRY STUDIOS’ SITES

While you are browsing Pixelberry’s Sites, your computer’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language and referring Web site addresses may be logged automatically.  We may use this information to monitor and analyze your use of the Services. 

COOKIES AND OTHER WEB TECHNOLOGIES

When you visit our Services, we may use cookies and similar technologies like pixels and web beacons, to collect this anonymous information for the purpose of the internal operations of our Services.  A “cookie” is a piece of information that a web site or an app transfers to a user’s device for record-keeping purposes.  As a user moves from one page or one screen to another, a cookie is used to tell us that it is the same device.  We also may use a cookie to keep track of your selections.  You may set your device to accept or not accept cookies and you may delete any cookies that you have received.  However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your device, you may not be able to use certain services or features on our Platforms.  A “web beacon” (also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the device, web beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail). “Log Data” means certain information about how a person uses our Services, including both Account holders and non-Account holders (either, a “User”). Log Data may include information such as a User’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on and other statistics. We use Log Data to administer the Services and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) Log Data to improve, customize and enhance our Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users’ needs and preferences.

OTHER COLLECTION

We may also acquire information from you through your participation in a sweepstakes or contest.  

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We use information collected through our Services for purposes described in this Policy or disclosed to you in connection with our Services.  For example, we may use your information to:

•     create game accounts and allow players to play our games;

•     identify and suggest connections with other Pixelberry players;

•     operate and improve our Services;

•     understand you and your preferences to enhance your experience and enjoyment using our Services;

•     respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;

•     provide and deliver products and services you request;

•     send you related information, including confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages; and

•     communicate with you about promotions, rewards, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by Pixelberry and our selected partners.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Pixelberry Studios does not share your personal information except as approved by you or as described below:

•     Pixelberry Studios may share your personal information to its Service Providers as described above.

•     We may release your information as permitted by law (including for example, to law enforcement officials) or when we believe that release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our rights; or protect the rights, property, or safety of us or our users, or others.  This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.

•     Pixelberry may share your information in connection with any merger, sale of our assets, or a financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

•     We may share aggregate or anonymous information about you with advertisers, publishers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

Your information collected through our Services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities.  We or our service providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.  If you are located outside the U.S., for example in the European Union, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.  By using our Services you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Policy.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

Pixelberry Studios takes reasonable measures to protect your information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.

OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

Our Services may link to other websites or apps, including content offered by third parties that we do not control and whose privacy and data collection practices may differ from ours (“Third Party Services”).  We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Services, including the information or content contained within them.

When you go via our link to Third Party Services, you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policies rather than ours.  You should review these other website privacy policies regarding any personal information that they may collect about you.

OPT-OUT OF OUR MAILINGS

We may periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote our Services. When you receive such promotional communications from us, you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” (either through your Account or by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the newsletter or e-mail you receive). We do need to send you certain communications regarding the Services and you will not be able to opt out of those communications – e.g., communications regarding updates to our Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy.

MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION

If you want us to delete information or content associated with you, please contact us at help@pixelberrystudios.com. We’ll take steps to delete such information and content as soon we can, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.

CHANGES TO THE POLICY

Any information that is collected via our Services is covered by the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we’ll notify you of those changes by posting them on the Services or by sending you an email or other notification, and we’ll update the “Last Updated Date” above to indicate when those changes will become effective. Please check this page on a regular basis so that you remain aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

RESPONDING TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

Our Site does not have the capability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from various web browsers.

OUR POLICY TOWAD CHILDREN

Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California residents may request and obtain from us, once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties, if any, to which we disclosed their PII for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and the categories of PII shared with those third parties. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain that information, please submit your request by sending us an email at help@pixelberrystudios.com with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line or by writing to us at 201 San Antonio Circle #205, Mountain View, CA 94040.

PIXELBERRY STUDIOS INFORMATION

The Services are operated by Pixelberry Studios, located at 201 San Antonio Circle #205, Mountain View, CA 94040, help@pixelberrystudios.com.  Please contact us if you have any questions about us or our Service Providers.