Herotainment is very sensitive to privacy issues with respect to children, especially those under the age of 13. Please see below for more information on how Herotainment addresses children’s privacy issues generally and under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). We encourage parents to regularly monitor and supervise their child’s on-line activities.
When users register for or use some of our Services, Herotainment sometimes asks them to select a username and password, birthdate and gender, and for children under the age of 13, to provide his or her parent’s email address. Herotainment requires users under the age of 13 to provide a parent’s valid email address so that we may send the parent an email message in connection with the creation of the account. We do not knowingly collect information from users under the age of 13. Users 13 or older will provide their own email address. In the use of the Services, no additional information is collected.
Also, we may collect identifiable information from our users in response to poll, forums and promotional offers. We use this information to contact you about the services on the Services in which you have expressed interest. Occasionally, Herotainment sends out updates regarding new Services features, via parent announcements and a newsletter. We also may need to contact you regarding any customer service queries you submit, such as password retrieval.
As part of the registration process, we may require limited demographic information (gender and birth date); we encourage you to submit this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience. We limit the information we collect, both actively (i.e., what we ask) and passively (what we collect through use of web tracking mechanisms like “cookies,”) to that which is necessary for users to take part in a particular Services activity.
Herotainment is the sole owner of the information collected on the Services. Herotainment collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Services, including registration and customer service contact queries.
When a user pays for certain features or purchases merchandise from some of the Services, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on your order form and if under the age of 13, from that user’s parent. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at that time include the user’s full name, email address, and credit card billing information including mailing address or other payment information. If the user is under 13, we would collect the parent’s full name, email address, and credit card billing or payment information including mailing address.
Although, we do not generally give your personal information to third parties, we may disclose your information to Herotainment’s partners and vendors who provide technical support or other services to Herotainment related to the Services. For example, we use other third parties such as a shipping company to fulfill merchandise orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for certain features and merchandise. We may use email and the telephone to assist you if you have questions while using the Services or regarding your order. When you pay using one of our payment vendors, we will share your email address, and Account ID as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Services. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your Services experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Services, we will ask for your friend’s information to send a message. We will automatically send your friend a one-time message invite but we don’t store your friend’s information.
We may also employ third-party ad serving and/or analytics technologies that use certain methods to collect information through the Services. These technologies may be imbedded with the Services and may collect demographic and location information as well as information from your device including, but not limited to IP address, UDID, software, applications, hardware, browser information, internet and on-line usage information and in-game information.
We collect other information automatically when you use our Services, including:
Mobile and other hardware or device identifiers;
Browser information, including your browser type and the language you prefer;
Referring and exit pages, including landing pages and pages viewed;
Information about your media, device, hardware and software, such as your hardware settings and components;
Details about what Herotainment products you use and your use of them; and
Device event information, including crash reports, request and referral URL's and system activity details (e.g. whether you encountered an error playing our games or lost Internet access).
We also may collect and store information locally on your device, using mechanisms like cookies, browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Mobile Platforms. If you play or purchase our Services on your mobile device and/or tablet, we receive information about you from the app stores and other mobile platform providers. This information includes your username and/or device ID and the fact that you made a purchase, for instance, but does not include any sensitive or financial information. Some of our mobile platforms also may send information to us that you authorize them to provide. Our mobile products also may request additional personal information from you, such as push notification tokens, your precise location or contact list, and we will collect this information only if you give us your explicit consent.
Our games may request permissions to your device camera, microphone, accounts and contacts or user data.
We may use our own game servers and internal and third party analytic technologies to collect information about how you use our products, your computer or device and the health of our products.
For instance, Herotainment may collect and store data from your computer or device when you use our products. This information includes technical and related information about your computer or device and operating system (such as IP Address and device ID), information about your feature usage, gameplay and usage statistics and system interactions. If you play a game offline, this data will be stored on your device and transmitted to Herotainment when your device connects to the Internet.
Third party analytics services integrated into our products may combine the information they collect in connection with Herotainment’s services with information they have independently collected over time and across different websites.
These technologies collect and use information so we can serve appropriate advertising to you and help track results and measure effectiveness. In addition to identifiers, this information includes:
Advertisements served and the location of the ad;
Length of time an advertisement was visible;
Domain type, IP address, size of the advertisement; and
Third party advertising companies may combine the information collected in the context of delivering an ad to you via our Services with other information they have independently collected over time and across different websites.
We may collect and store your Non-Personally Identifying Information to analyze Service usage, improve and serve ads, manage and provide the Services or for any other purposes relating to improving Services and products. We may disclose Non-Personally Identifying Information to third parties and/or allow third parties to collect Non-Personally Identifying Information through embedded technology within the Services. These companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies. You acknowledge that the third parties, such as advertising and analytics specialists that receive Non-Personally Identifying Information may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other services or products. If you do not want to be subject to the practices of these third parties, please do not use or access the Services.
The information submitted will be used by Herotainment to create an account and will allow the registered user to participate on the Services. We also use this information to manage your use of the Services and support operation of the Services generally. We use any billing information you may provide to collect any payments due in connection with your use of the Services or for merchandise orders. We may also use your personal information to send you updates and information about the Services and Herotainment products and services.
Although we do not generally give your personal information to third parties, we may disclose your information to Herotainment’s partners and vendors who provide technical support or other services to Herotainment related to the Services. For example, we may provide your information to companies who host the Services or process credit card information. However, these vendors may not use your information for any reason other than assisting Herotainment and are required to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the information.
We reserve the right to disclose information if required to do so by law or by a regulatory authority. We may also disclose your information as part of an investigation or enforcement action relating to improper or illegal conduct in connection with our Services.
Herotainment may maintain aggregate data or other non-personally identifiable information about our users, such as usage statistics, online traffic patterns and user feedback. In addition to using this information to support operation of the Services, Herotainment may disclose this information to third parties without restriction.
Also, we use your personal and non-personal information, both individually and combined together, in the following ways:
Operate, improve, and develop our games and services;
Populate online leaderboards and enable online matchmaking;
Help you find your friends or tell your friends about a Herotainment product or service;
Facilitate sharing on social networks;
Serve and measure the effectiveness of advertising;
Measure the health of our services;
Set up and maintain accounts you register for;
Provide game experiences that you may like;
Set up loyalty programs;
Facilitate your gameplay on multiple devices when available;
Identify, fix, and troubleshoot bugs and service errors;
Provide software updates;
Activate or authenticate your games and save game progress and stats;
Adhere to your preferences and to deliver dynamic content
Help keep our games safe and fair and comply with the law.
Parents of children under the age of 13 who are users of the Services have certain rights under COPPA, and Herotainment recognizes those rights. Parents can consent to collection and use of a child’s personally identifiable information without consenting to the disclosure of information to third parties. Currently the only identifiable information we may collect from children is username, password, gender, birthday and parent’s email address. If a parent instructs us, we will delete the information provided during the registration process within a reasonable time period.
A child’s participation or access to an activity on the Services is not conditioned on their providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for the activity.
Parents can review information their children have contributed to the Services, request that Herotainment delete that information, and refuse to allow Herotainment to collect further information from their child by contacting our customer support department by email at email@example.com. Parents should include their child’s username and the registered (parent’s) email address in the email so we can better assist them with their inquiry or request. Herotainment may ask additional questions or take other steps to verify the identity of parents before responding to a request to review or delete their child’s information, or a request to refuse further collection from the child.
Herotainment does not share, rent or trade personally identifying information about our registered users, including children under the age of 13, with non-affiliated third parties (i.e., companies who are not one of our corporate affiliates or who are not providing support to the internal operations of our company) for their promotional purposes. Herotainment makes every reasonable effort to disallow and discourage users and children from sharing personally identifying information with each other via the Services features via a filter system and moderators. The only information that can be openly shared in the Services features are screen names (and children are cautioned not to select their real names).
If you use a forum or blog on this Service, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Though we pre-moderate the blog comments and the Forums are pre-moderated and post-moderated, we are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or you may communicate by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org – please type UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line, or you may contact us in writing by mail to: Herotainment, LLC, 79 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove or deactivate it by emailing our customer support team at email@example.com or by contacting us by mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to change the information within a reasonable amount of time.
We work hard to protect your personal information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We use both technical and procedural methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases, including giving users a unique username and password for access to the Services, SSL encryption for data transfer, firewalls, and restricted access to data.
However, the safety and security of your information also depends on you. You should never share your password with anyone else and you should always logoff before leaving your computer or mobile device. If you believe someone has unauthorized access to your password or account, please contact us immediately.
This Service may contain links to other Services operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. When you follow a link and leave this Service, you do so at your own risk because we do not control such third party Services.
If you have any questions about security on the Services, you can send email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.