Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Effective date: January 22, 2016

 

Idiocracy, Inc.  (hereinafter “we”, “our”, “us” or “Idiocracy”) recognizes that privacy is important to the visitors, users, customers and other parties (collectively or individually “Users”), who use our games, applications, forums and/or websites (collectively, “Service” or “Services”).  This Privacy Policy governs the User’s use of the Services created by Idiocracy.  This Privacy Policy will inform you about our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your user information.  This privacy policy is incorporated into and subjects to the Terms of Service.

Our services, applications, and games obtain the information you provide when you download, register and/or visit the services, applications and games.  In addition, the Services may collect certain information automatically, including but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your device’s unique ID, the IP address of your device, your operating system, the type of Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Services.

Our primary goals in collecting information are to improve our Services by providing a richer, more engaging experience, and to effectively administer your participation.

 

Information that We May Collect

We may collect the following information when you register with us on one of the Services:  first name, last name, date of birth, email address, and other personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.

Please note that we do not have access to your credit card details or billing information because a third party site or service manages the purchases of virtual goods offered by the Service.

Other than names and email addresses provided at your discretion, we don’t generally collect any personally identifying information about our users (such as social security number, telephone number, street address, driver’s license number, etc.).

We may offer you the opportunity to submit or we may collect automatically from social networks you use (in accordance with the terms of use of those systems) information about yourself, such as gender, age, occupation, hobbies, interests, language, incident data, Media Access Control (MAC), the time zone in which the Service is used, area code, information about the hardware you may own, your favorite websites, friend information and fan pages which are also covered by this Privacy Policy.  Any action you perform with other players or Users is considered public and at your own discretion.

When you invite new members into your network or send messages through the Services, we collect and maintain on secure servers the information associated with those messages.

When you use an SNS App on your social network page or use an SNS App on someone else’s page, we may record information regarding the use of that SNS App, and we may collect other information that is visible on your social network page in accordance with the relevant terms of use associated with that page.

Non-personal information may be collected for an activity that also requires personal information.  We may combine non-personal information with your personal information in an attempt to provide you with better user experience, to improve the value and quality of the Services and to analyze how the Service is being used.

Please take note that most Services are served through social and mobile platforms and it is your responsibility to read and accept their terms of use, as well as their Privacy Policy prior to continuing.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.  We encourage all users to be aware when they leave our Service to read the privacy statements of each and every website or service that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us.

If you play Idiocracy games on your mobile device, in addition to your device identifiers, we may also collect the name you have associated with your device; your telephone number; your country; and your specific geolocation.

In seeking to provide the best possible service, we collect aggregate information about the use of Services, including information about users accessing the Services on other sites (“Activity Information”) such as location, number of clicks, usage, internet protocol, domain names, browser type, browser language, landing pages, pages viewed. By using the Services, you consent to our retaining all Activity Information in anonymous form as long as we see fit.

By accessing the Service through a third-party platform or service (such as social networks, mobile devices, etc) or by connecting to such third party network, platform or service via our Service, you are authorizing us to collect, use and store in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information that you agreed the third party platform, service or network could provide to us through the third party’s Application Programming Interface (API) based on your settings on the third-party platform, service our network.  Your agreement takes place when you connect with the third party platform, service or network through the Service and/or when you connect with a Service, or “accept” or “allow” (or similar terms) a Service to access your information through a social network, mobile device or other third-party platform or service.

 

Third-Party Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services, to provide the Services on our behalf, to perform tasks (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Services) or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used.

 

What are Your Opt-out Rights?

In order to improve your game experience, we collect a series of data regarding your in-game activities, including but not limited to your activity logs, IP addresses, browser info, and so forth.

If you don’t want us to do so, please let us know through our Help Center (http://apps.facebook.com/pirateswar/?action=helpdesk), or via our support e-mail (contact@idiocracy.co.kr) and we will stop collecting the data above mentioned.

You can stop all collection of information by requesting the deletion of your Account Information and by dissociating or removing our application from your social network or third party service account in accordance with the instructions provided by the social network or third party service.

Data Retention Policy

We will retain data provided by you as long as you use our services and for a reasonable time thereafter.  We will retain automatically collected information and may store it in aggregate.  If you’d like us to delete the data that you have provided via our services, please contact us at contact@idiocracy.co.kr and we will respond in a reasonable time.  Please note that some or all of the data may be required in order for our services to function properly.

 

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to Idiocracy.  For that reason, we do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13.  If you are under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to register for any Services or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.  No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information to or on any Services.  If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at our Help Center or on contact@idiocracy.co.kr.  We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

 

Children Between the Ages of 13 and Age of Majority

We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

 

Use and Disclosure of Information?

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to fulfill your specific requests, purchase orders and to send you purchase confirmation and other account-related information.

Any personal information that you provide will allow us to send you messages regarding, among other things, new products, enhancements, features, upgrade opportunities, special offers, contests and events of interest.

Take notice that you may later opt-out of certain of these communications.  You may also opt-out of all communications from us by sending an e-mail to contact@idiocracy.co.kr

Additionally, we may also use personal and non-personal information (individually or combined) to maintain and improve our Services by means of better understanding the behavior and preferences of our customers, to serve static and dynamic advertising, to enforce our Terms of Service, to troubleshoot technical problems, to administer loyalty programs, to tailor our offerings, webpages or gameplay experience to you, and to ensure proper functioning of our products and services.

We may, however, use certain information about you that is not personally identifiable.  We collect, use and store public information to determine the kinds of content you would like to view and to assist any advertisers in targeting their advertising.

You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if:

* it is necessary to avoid liability and/or it is required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, statute, court order or similar legal process;

* We believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;

* if Idiocracy is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets.

Note that we are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or another similar governmental request we receive.

We may maintain indefinitely copies of your information or content, or delete certain information or content in whole or in part if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such information or content is in violation of our Terms of Service or for any or no reason.  We may disclose information about you to our partners in order to provide the Services, resolve service problems and correct errors in providing the Services, to communicate with you about the Services, to provide you with advertising and promotional information in connection with the Services, and to enhance your experience with respect to the Services.  However, we do not give our partners an independent right to share this information.  Due to our contractual obligations with these third parties and the need to share information to deliver and support the Service, we cannot provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of sharing information (whether personally identifiable information or other information) with these third parties.

We, certain partners, and each of their contractors and employees may view the Content that you transmit to provide the Service and otherwise perform the tasks set forth in this Privacy Policy.

We may use the information you provide when you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion.  Your participation in tournaments or other online game events is conditional upon you granting us permission to collect, use, store, transmit and display publicly statistical data, such as your scores, rankings, achievements, and other relevant data generated through your participation.

 

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to disclose information about yourself, at your own discretion, to contribute to user-generated content on our Sites or Services or in its chat rooms, blogs, message boards, user “profile” for public view or in similar forums on our sites, through mobile services and/or through third party sites and services.

You understand that if you send messages or post/share material containing personal information through the Services, that information is public and may be collected and used by others.

Additionally, you understand that information you post, share or communicate through our sites, forums, and Services or a third-party site or service is also considered public information for which you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality.

You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit in the course of the above-mentioned public activities, and/or any public spaces can be read, collected, or used by other users and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.  We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to make public in any means of communication or services.  If you post a video, image or photo through the Service for public view, you should be aware that these may be viewed, collected, copied and/or used by other users without your consent.  We are not responsible for the video, images, and photos that you choose to post and/or share through the Service.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes.  We, like many websites, use “cookies” to collect information.

We utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Services, to better understand how you interact with the Services and to monitor aggregate usage by Users and web traffic routing on the Services.  These cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Services and then close your internet browser.  Third-party advertisers may, through the Services provided, also place or read cookies on your browser.  You can configure your browser to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit.  However, take notice that if you do not accept cookies you may not be able to use all portions or functionalities of the Services.

 

Links

The Services may contain links to other websites or applications.  The fact that the Services provide links to a website or application, or presents a banner ad or other type of advertisement does not mean that we endorse or authorize that third party, nor is it a representation of any affiliation with that third party.  If you click on a link to a third-party site or application, including on an advertisement, you will leave our site, application or Services and will go to the site, service or application linked thereto.  These third-party websites and applications may place their own cookies or other files on your computer or mobile device and may collect data or solicit personal information from you.  Other sites and applications follow different rules regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information you submit to them.  We have no responsibility for any use of your personal information by such third-party sites, services or applications.  As we have no control and offer no guarantees regarding the third party’s privacy and security practices, we recommend that you read the third party privacy policies or other statements before sharing any information with them.

 

Analytics, Advertising, and Other Services Provided by Other Companies

We may allow third parties to serve advertisements on the Services in order to provide analytics services and provide you with other services.  Our system and the third party’s advertising technology uses information derived from User activity, our cookies on your hard drive, your visits to our site and the Services you use to target advertising within the Services.  In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on our site and other sites.   In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your computer.  Similarly, third-party advertising companies may provide us with pixel tags (also called “clear gifs” or “beacons”) to help manage and optimize our online advertising.  Beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the beacon is located, and to learn which banner ads bring users to a given site.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies.

This information may be used by Idiocracy, and these other companies and their customers and clients, to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests, and better understand your usage.

We do not provide any personally identifiable information to third-party advertising companies.  Note, however, that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, men ages 25-30) or a segment of that group (for example, men ages 25-30 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third-party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience that they are trying to reach.

When ad networks or advertisers place ads in our Services, they may collect or we may share with them the following types of information from within our Services:

  • your social network ID/Name;

  • performance data (for example, the number of clicks on an advertisement);

  • certain technical information (for example, IP addresses, non-persistent device identifiers such as IDFAs, and de-identified persistent device identifiers such as a hashed Android ID);

  • aggregated and/or de-identified information about you and other players collectively that is not intended to specifically identify you (for example, players between the ages of 36 and 40 who live in Seoul);

  • and other contextual data about your gameplay (for example, your level, high scores, characters and session length).

 

Security

We are very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information.  We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain.  For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application.  Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to overcome those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

 

Your Consent

Your use of our Services shall constitute your consent to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us.  “Processing” refers to the use of cookies on a computer/handheld device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.

 

Additional Inquires

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using our services, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at contact@idiocracy.co.kr or by visiting our Help Center.

 

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically for any reason and this will be reflected by the “effective date” above.  You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed to constitute your approval of all changes.

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