(Last updated March 25, 2021.)
➢ Disclosure to California Residents
➢ Information We Collect
- Registration Information
- Payment Information
- Information Collected by Customer Support
- Technical and Usage Information
- Location Information
➢ How We Collect Your Information
- Communications Features
- Cookies and Automated Information Collection
- Other Sources
➢ How We Use Information We Collect
- To provide services pursuant to our contract with you
- To pursue legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your privacy rights
- To comply with statutory or legal obligations
➢ Sharing your Information
- Third Party Service Providers and Third Party Products and Services
- Friends and Other Players
- Safety, Security, and Compliance with Law
- Sale or Merger
➢ Our Policies Concerning Children
➢ How to Control Your Information
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- Opting Out of Other Communications
➢ Security of Your Information
➢ Sharing your Information For Direct Marketing Purposes
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➢ Responding to Do Not Track Signals
➢ International Transfer
➢ Contact Us
- the information we collect, how we collect such information and the purposes of our collection;
- how we use and with whom we share such information;
- how you can access and update your information; and
- how we protect the information we store about you.
Disclosure to California Residents: In our efforts to comply with applicable regulation, we ask and advise that California residents review the “CCPA Disclosure” at the end of this document. Although we do not sell user data, we will provide notice if at any time those circumstances change.
2. Information We Collect
When you interact with our Services, we may collect and store information from you directly as described below:
2.1 Registration Information
You will need to create a user account through our system before you can play or access Drifters Loot the Galaxy or any other Blind Squirrel product or service (your “Account”). Your Account is used to enjoy the multiplayer and player versus player modes available in our Game, and may be used to publicly identify you as part of the social features of the Services, which may include user-to-user interaction, chat or messaging functionality, competitive gameplay and matchmaking, and other similar features.
We may also offer you the option to complete a user profile or provide information in a player dashboard that is accessible and editable only by you, and that may be viewable to other Blind Squirrel users. Your user profile may include a profile photo, a Blind Squirrel username, biographic details that you provide, details about the Games you play, and a Blind Squirrel user ID number that is created by Blind Squirrel and used to identify your profile.
Your Blind Squirrel username will be public and will be shown to other users, but will only permit access to information that is considered public or that you have designated as public in your user profile settings. The information you include in your profile is optional, and we advise you to limit the information you share through this feature if you have concerns about your privacy.
Your Account will be used to identify your transactions and payment history, player sessions and player ratings or rankings, individual user settings and customized characters, in-game currency, and other in game features that we may make available from time to time. We discourage you from sharing your Account information or password with anyone, and we will never request such information in order to provide Services to you.
2.2 Payment Information
When you order any good or service through the Game, including any virtual currency or virtual good, the purchase will be made directly through our payment, currency, and account solutions providers which may collect relevant information in connection with such purchase. Please review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the third party marketplace through which you accessed the Game for more information. In addition, each time you make a purchase, we will collect information relating to that in-app purchase, including but not limited to player ID, device ID, session ID, your current available currency, the USD value of the currency, an other information related to the transaction. Our payment processing service provider may also retain this information to enable you to purchase additional items through our Game without having to re-enter it each time. Please note that purchases from third parties may also be subject to additional policies.
2.3 Information Collected by Customer Support
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 user name or ID number. We will also store the correspondence and any information contained within.
2.4 Technical and Usage Information
When you access our Services, we may collect (i) certain technical information about your gaming device, mobile device, or computer system, including IP Address, device ID (IDFA, Google Advertising ID or other identifiers), anonymized Player and Account ID, session ID, marketplace purchases, transaction history and currency information, game play and player information, and the current version of your operating system; and (ii) usage statistics about your interactions with the Games. In certain Games we will 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, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide, such as user name, character name, or e-mail address. We may also access your contacts to enable you to invite friends to join you in the Games. This information is typically collected through the use of third-party software development kits.
2.5 Location Information
We or our third party providers may collect information for payment processing, region-locking, and other such purposes, which may include information about the territory or region from which you access the Game by converting your IP address into a rough geo-location. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you.
3. How We Collect Your Information
We may collect information about you in any one or more of the following ways:
3.1 Communications Features
You may be able to take part in certain activities through our Services that give you the opportunity to communicate or share information not just with Blind Squirrel, but also with other users of our Services. These include:
- participating in player forums and message boards;
- posting public comments to other users’ profiles or gameboards;
- sending private messages or invitations to other users, either directly through the Games or to their e-mail accounts;
- sharing user generated content or photos, if such feature is made available; and
- chatting with other users
We may use, record and store archives of these communications on Blind Squirrel’s servers to protect the safety and well being of our users and Blind Squirrel’s rights and property in connection with the Services.
3.2 Cookies and Automated Information Collection
When you access our Services, we collect certain technical information in order to (i) analyze the usage of our Services; (ii) provide a more personalized experience; and (iii) manage advertising. We and service providers acting on our behalf may use Log Files and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information, including Cookies, Flash Cookies, and Web Beacons.
“Log Files” means certain information about how a person uses our Services, including both registered and unregistered users (either, a “User”). Log Files may include information such as a User’s Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, device name, user language, time played, platform type, number of page clicks, player levels, player history, the amount of time spent on particular levels, campaign progression, pvp sessions and rankings, Game state and the date and time of activity on our Site or the Games, webpage interactions and pages viewed, and other similar information. In some cases, we will associate this information with your Account ID number for our internal use.
”Web Beacons” (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 know if a certain page was visited or whether an e-mail was opened, to advertise more efficiently by excluding our current users from certain promotional messages, to identifying the source of a new installation, to delivering ads to you on other websites. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the device, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
“Flash Cookies” are local shared objects, which help us to prevent fraud, remember your in-Game preferences and speed up load times.
3.3 Other Sources
We may collect or receive information from other sources including (i) other Blind Squirrel users who choose to upload their email contacts, and (ii) third party information providers. We do not condition participation in our Services on you providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for that activity.
4. How We Use the Information We Collect
In general, we collect, store and use your information to provide you with a customized experience. For example, we may use information collected from you in any one or more of the following ways:
We use your personal information to fulfill a contract with you and provide you with our Services, to comply with our legal obligation, protect your vital interest, or as may be required for the public good. This includes:
- to create Accounts and allow play of the Games;
- to facilitate in-app purchases;
- to enable user-to-user communications;
- to provide technical support and respond to user inquiries;
- to prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraud or potentially illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Service;
- To provide other services requested by you as described when we collect your information;
- to provide in-Game leader boards and matchmaking, and to promote in-Game player achievements.
We use your personal information to pursue our legitimate interests where your rights and freedoms do not outweigh these interests. We have implemented controls to balance our interests with your rights. This includes:
- to track user retention and aggregated gameplay information to improve the overall user experience for Blind Squirrel’s products and services;
- to solicit input and feedback to improve Blind Squirrel’s products and services and customize your user experience;
- to use general location information to provide you with location based services (such as matchmaking, search results, and other personalized content); and
- to contact you with information that we reasonably believe may be relevant to you
With your consent, we may use your personal information:
- to inform users about new products or promotional offers.
If you have provided your e-mail address to us, we may use it to respond to (i) customer support inquiries, and (ii) keep you informed of your in-Game activity, including comments from friends and notifications about in-Game status. With your consent, we may also send promotional email messages (“Promotional Communications”) directly or in partnership with parties other than Blind Squirrel. Each Promotional Communication will generally offer recipients choices about withdrawing consent so you no longer receive additional messages.
5. Sharing of Your Information
We may share your information (in some cases personal information) with third parties in the following circumstances:
5.1 Third Party Service Providers and Third Party Products and Services
We will provide your information to third party companies to perform certain services, including but not limited to 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 Blind Squirrel’s behalf.
We do not routinely share personal information with third parties except as may be necessary to provide Services to you. We may share (i) aggregated information (information about you and other users collectively, but not specifically identifiable to you); (ii) anonymous information; (iii) certain technical information (including IP Addresses and device or player IDs) to develop and deliver Services to you, including payment solutions; (iv) personally identifiable information, including payment information, address, phone number, identify verification, credit card number, and other personal information as may be necessary to provide such Services.
We may also allow third parties to collect these types of information within the Games and they may share it with us. Advertisers may collect this information through the use of tracking technologies like browser cookies and web beacons.
We may disclose aggregated and anonymous information to describe the Services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. We may use aggregate, non-personally identifiable information for our own internal promotion or marketing purposes and we may share such aggregate non-personally identifiable information with others for marketing purposes.
In certain instances, you may need to opt in or opt out of advertising directly through our partners.
You may view a complete list of our third party service providers with links to their respective privacy policies as follows:
Third Party Service Provider Policies