Last updated February 27th, 2020.
PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CONTINUING TO USE FOSBIT LLC’S(“FORSBIT”) APPLICATIONS(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE FOLLOWING TITLES “WORD PLAY”,”CROSSWORD PLAY”,“15 PUZZLE CHALLENGE,” “MONSTER RUN,”“SUDOKU,”“GOLF SOLITAIRE CARD GAME,”AND “MAHJONG SOLITAIRE CLASSIC”)AND/OR THE WEBSITE(CURRENTLY LOCATED AT https://forsbit.com/).
We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information or a list of our users to third parties. However, as described here, there are limited circumstances under which some of your information may be shared with third parties, under strict restrictions.
A. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Your Personal Forsbit User Account and Privacy Preferences
Some services offered to users or interactions with the Website and/or Applications require you to register for a user account with Forsbit (“User Account”). When registering for a User Account, Forsbit will ask you to voluntarily supply Forsbit with certain information about yourself, such as your first and last name, phone number and/or e-mail address, which will become part of your Forsbit’s User Profile (“User Profile”). You may also be able to register for a Forsbit User Account through your accounts with certain third party social networking services, including Facebook and/or Twitter (collectively, “SNS”).
The information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to set up a User Account and User Profile that can be used to interact with Forsbit and other users through the Applications and/or Website, and share information and content. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities, and therefore to provide us with your personal information.
You are never obligated to provide personal information to us. Keep in mind that if you should choose to withhold certain requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some or all of our services and/or Applications.
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer wish to use our Applications and/or Website, you may correct, delete inaccuracies, or amend information by making the relevant changes to your User Profile within the Forsbit’s Applications or by contacting us at: [email protected].
If you wish to deactivate your personal Account, please contact us [email protected]. When you deactivate your personal account, all information stored and maintained as part of your account, including, without limitation information obtained from your SNS will be deactivated (although some information may be retained for archival, analytics, backup and record purposes).
You may change your personal information at any time by logging into your User Account and making the relevant changes to your User Profile within the Forsbit Applications.
Information We Collect
We receive and store any information you enter when using our Applications and/or Website or provide to us in any other way. We collect this information in order to make the Applications and Website function correctly and to provide you with our services. We also use this information to better understand how you use our services, Applications and/or Website and how we can better tune them, their content and functionality to meet your needs.
Third Party Content Providers/Applications
Not all content of our Applications and/or Website is owned and controlled by us. Our Applications may contain applications (e.g., software development kits), content and other materials owned and/or operated by third parties (“Third Party Materials”). These thirdparties may use tools on your device, which may be used to identify your preferences, information or to recognize if you have previously had interactions with these third parties. We do not control these Third Party Materials, and their information collection practices, and therefore are not responsible for their privacy policies or practices. Please direct all concerns regarding any Third Party Materials to Third Party Materials’ administrators. The list of some of the providers of Third Party Materials and applicable links are set forth below.
Advertising Networks and their partners
We may use third party advertising companies to display advertisements when you use the Applications and/or Website. These companies may use information about your use of Applications and/or Website as well as other applications or websites to provide specialized advertisements tailored to you. If you would like more information about this practice, please let the advertising company’s administrator or webmaster know.
Analytics and other service providers
We use your information to perform our own analytics and to enable analytics provided by third parties and other essential functions. We use analytical information for supporting business analysis and operations, business intelligence, product development, improving the Services, personalizing content, providing advertising, and making recommendations. In order to learn about how your information is used by our analytics service providers, you can follow the hyperlinks in the list below to each provider’s privacy notice.
Free App Analytics
Information Relating to Children
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed by the U.S. Congress in November 1998. COPPA provides parents with specific rights regarding their children’s privacy. For additional information and resources on COPPA, please visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Website. Forsbit’s Website and Applications that are made available on that Website are not directed at children under 13 years of age and, therefore, COPPA does not apply. However, we recognize that children under the age of 13 may potentially access this Website and Applications. The collection of information is covered above. Parents and Legal Guardians may request from us to review, delete or stop the collection of the personally identifiable information of their child. You may do so by contacting us by email to: [email protected].
Children Data (EU Users)
California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice
Forsbit does not track users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does use do not track (DNT) signals, however, we do not respond to DNT requests. However, some Third Party Materialsembedded in the Applications may keep track of your browsing activities, which enables the third parties to tailor what they present to you.
Forsbit does not directly authorize the collection of personally identifiable information by third parties unless you provide consent to such collection directly to the third parties.
Securing the Transmission and Storage of Information
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information.To protect that information, we use a variety of security technologies and procedures. Our data networks are protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems and our security policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Furthermore, only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users. However, you should be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. So, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you use our content, products, and Service, Applications and/or Website at your own risk.
We treat the information you provide to us as confidential information. Your personally identifiable information is stored on a server with physical and electronic security features as customary in the industry, including login/password procedures and electronic firewalls designed to block unauthorized access. Because laws applicable to personal information vary by country, our offices or other business operations may put in place additional measures. All of our employees are aware of our privacy and security policies. Your information is only accessible to those employees who need it in order to perform their jobs.
If you use a password to protect your accounts and personal information, including those SNS accounts that you use for login or User Account setup, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
B. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
How Your Personal Information Is Used
We collect your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. We may use your e-mail address to send a confirmation e-mail and, if necessary, may use other information you provide to us to contact you to assist us in processing purchases and/or providing the Applications and/or Website you select. If you use our Applications and/or Website, your information may be made available to other registered users or other third parties as further described below.
Unless you opt-out, your personal information also may be used to keep you informed about our new products, product upgrades, patches, special offers, and other products andApplications or Websites of selected third parties, and may be also used for improving the content of Applications and/or Websites, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about specials and new features. We may draw upon this personal information in order to adapt the Applications and/or Website to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network and Applications and/or Website, and to develop new tools.
We may collect information about your use of Applications and/or Website. This information may be collected in aggregate form, without identifying users individually. We may use this data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.
Personal data collected by Forsbit may be transferred or disclosed to third party contractors, subcontractors, subsidiaries and/or other Forsbit’s firms for the purposes for which you have submitted the information and for the administration of our system, Applications, Website and/or other internal, administrative purposes. Personal data may also be transferred to third party service providers of identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data backup, security and storage services. As a result, personal data may be transferred outside the country where you are physically located. By submitting your data you are providing explicit consent to the transfer of such data for the fulfillment of your voluntary requests.
Also, it is Forsbit’s policy to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
- As required by applicable law, statute, rule, regulation or professional standard, or through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process
- For regulatory compliance purposes
- When explicitly requested by a visitor
- When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor
- When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party
- Or otherwise as set out in this statement.
Choices Available to You
You can always choose whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information, but that choice may prevent you from using Applications and/or Website.
You can choose at anytime to opt out of receiving emails from Forsbit or from having your personally identifiable information shared with selected third party providers. If you wish to opt out, you can do so by writing to [email protected]. If you elect to “opt out” we will not share your personal information with third parties and/or send you emails. However, we may continue to use your personal information for internal purposes, such as to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer Applications and/or Website or comply with applicable laws and regulations. The default preferences for all newly created User Accounts are to “opt out.”
We may send a one-time registration confirmation email, and “Service and Website alert” messages to you to inform you of specific changes that may impact your ability to use our Applications and/or Website, regardless of email contact status. Also, we may contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal proceeding or if there has been a violation of any applicable licensing, warranty and purchase agreements.
If you do not wish to receive e-mails with updates and information please edit your preferences in your User Profile within the Forsbit Applications or unsubscribe by sending email to c [email protected].
Cookies and Web Beacons
Our Applications and/or Website use “cookie” and “web beacon” technology. “Cookies” are short pieces of data generated by a web server or mobile application that a Applications and/or Website stores on a user’s device. Applications and/or Website may require the use of a cookie for purposes of keeping information you enter on multiple pages toher. Cookies also enable us to customize our Applications and/or Website and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience with us. In addition, cookies are used to:
- measure usage of various pages on our Applications and/or Website to help us make our information more pertinent to your needs and easy for you to access; and
- provide functionality such as online orders, our Applications and/or Website and other functionality that we believe would be of interest and value to you.
The types of cookies that we use are referred to as “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted once you stop using the Applications and/or Website. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive of your device until you delete them. Cookies do not, under ordinary circumstances, corrupt or damage your device, programs, or files.
In addition, Third Party Materials’ providers may use session and persistent cookies or other means to track the number of times the Applications and/or Website are accessed, whether Applications and/or Website was accessed from an advertisement or gather other information about you or your interaction with the Applications and/ or Website.
Beacons are used in combination with cookies to help website and mobile applications’ operators understand how visitors interact with their online Applications and/or Website. A beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel). In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s hard drive, beacons are embedded invisibly on online pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. These beacons are not tied to personally identifiable information. The use of beacons allows the Applications to measure the actions of the visitor using the application that contains the beacon. It makes it easier to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of visited pages and/or applications. We use the information provided by beacons to develop a better understanding of how our users use Applications and/or Website, and to facilitate those users’ interactions with Applications and/or Website. We may make the aggregate data obtained from analytics (including from our third party analytics providers, if applicable) publicly available. If this data is made available, none of the information will be personally identifying information or potentially-personally identifying information.
Location Identification; Mobile
When you download or access Applications via a mobile device, we and/or Third Party Materials providers may receive information about your geolocation (based on your IP address) and your mobile device, including various unique identifiers associated with your device, hardware type, the version of your operating system and your in-game activity.
Please note that in order to provide our Applications, Forsbit may share your geolocation with other users. Our use of location-specific information enables you to use our services in the most effective way. When you use our location-specific Website or Applications, we collect and process information about your actual location, via GPS signals sent by your mobile device to our servers. We may also use other technologies to determine location, based on nearby Wi-Fi access points, satellites, or cell towers. Additional information regarding your location and that of other users will be collected and saved byForsbit, and may include your mobile device identification number, web requests, IP and web addresses, domain names, search terms, pages viewed, page features, number of clicks, as well as the dates, times, and results of searches.
Use of Collected Information (EU users)
Forsbit collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information about you as described above. We do so:
- based on our legitimate business interest, and subject to your right of objection, to: (i) improve our services and your gaming experience, (ii) ensure the security of our Applications, (iii) send you newsletters with the latest information on our products and company as well as other advertising for our products, and (iv) conclude corporate transactions (e.g., corporate restructuring, sale or assignment of assets, merger);
- subject to your explicit consent, share data about you for ad personalization and measurement by our partners. We will present you with a consent form when you access our offerings.
- to comply with our legal obligations, any court order or binding decision;
Your Rights (EU Users)
Withdraw Your Consent
If we are using your personal information pursuant to our legitimate interest, you have the right, subject to certain conditions, at any time to oppose to our use of your personal information by:
- selecting the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any newsletter to no longer receive that newsletter or contact Forsbit customer service to universally unsubscribe;
- requesting permanent deletion of your account. To exercise this right, please contact Forsbit’s customer service. Once you request to permanently delete your account, we will require certain information to verify you are the account holder.
You may also be entitled to ask us to restrict how we use and disclose your information, and to request access to, a copy, correction, erasure, and portability of your information. Please send any such requests to: [email protected].
If you are aware of changes or inaccuracies in your information, and you are unable to update such information yourself through our offerings, you should inform us of such changes so that your information may be updated.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority.
Retention of Information (EU Users)
Promotional Email Communications (EU Users)
When you create a customer account or provide access to your email address via a Forsbit Applications, you will be asked to register to receive one or more of our promotional e- newsletters. If you select to do so, please note that you have the right to opt out at any time by contacting Forsbit customer service.
You will be given the opportunity to opt-out. If you choose to opt-out please keep in mind that all or part of Applications or Website may no longer be available to you. If as the result of such changes, you want to alter the ways in which Forsbit is allowed to use your personal information, you can do so by following the procedure described above in the section Your Personal Forsbit User Account and Privacy Preferences.
D. PRIVACY-RELATED INQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS
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