Last Updated: December 3rd 2020
1. Personal Information We Collect
When you use our Services, we may collect the following kinds of information:
Account Information. When you sign up for an Account with our Services, you provide us with personal information. This may include your name, username, email, gender, date of birth, the city where you are located and your profile picture. We may also collect information about Virtual Goods and Game Currency across different Games included in our Services.
Facebook and Google Sign In. PawStash may allow you to register for an Account and use our Services with certain third-party social networking services such as Facebook or Google (each, an "SNS Account"). If you use our Services with an SNS Account, we will receive basic information tied to those accounts such as your email address and unique user IDs or tokens that each company uses.
Avatar. When you set up an Account, PawStash may allow you to create an avatar. If you wish this avatar to follow your movements you'll to turn on tracking. In order to do this, the Game detects where your face is in your "selfie camera" view mode to best fit your avatar with your actual face. We only use this information to enable your use of the live avatar feature.
Interactive Features. PawStash may offer interactive features such as chat services, forums and social media pages. PawStash and other individuals who use our Services may collect the information you submit or make available through these features.
Information from Your Use of the Services. We may collect certain information automatically when you use the Services. This information may include your high scores and other details about your gameplay, Internet protocol (IP) address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising identifiers, MAC address, details about your browser or device, geo-location information, Internet service provider, pages or areas that you visit before and after using the Services, and other information about how you use the Services.
Communications with PawStash. When you directly communicate with or provide Feedback to PawStash, we may collect personal information and other information contained in your message.
Transactional Information. We and our service providers may process your Payment Information in order to facilitate a Transaction that you request.
Information from Other Sources. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third-party services and App Providers to supplement information provided by you. This supplemental information allows us to verify information that you have provided to PawStash and to enhance our ability to provide the Services.
2. Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and Analytics Information
Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Services may not work properly.
Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded on the Services that collects information about users’ engagement. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.
Analytics. We may also use Google Analytics and other service providers to collect information regarding user behavior and user demographics on some of our Services, and to develop website content. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s processing of data generated by your use of the Services by visiting http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories:
Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Services, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;
Performance Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use the Services;
Functionality Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Services. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Services or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;
Advertising or Targeting Related. We may use first-party or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Services or on third- party sites.
3. Third-Party Websites and Software Development Kits
We use third-party software development kits ("SDKs"), such as Google Firebase, Firebase Analytics, Facebook Business Manager, Facebook Ads and AppsFlyer, as part of the functionality of our Services. Third-party SDKs may allow third-parties including advertisers to collect information about you to provide content that is more relevant to you. For more information, please contact us as set forth below.
4. How We Use Your Information
We only use your personal information where we have a legal basis to do so, including:
To Fulfil our Contract with You and Provide the Services or Information You Request, including to:
Manage your Account and other information;
Respond to questions, comments, and other requests;
Provide access to certain functionalities and features of the Services;
Provide customer or technical support;
Verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device;
Process your financial information and other payment methods for products or Services purchased; and
Allow you to register for promotions, contests, and other events.
Administrative Purposes pursuant to our legitimate interest, including to:
Measure interest in the Services;
Develop, improve, upgrade, enhance, or create new products and Services;
Ensure internal quality control;
Communicate with you for various purposes;
Verify your identity;
Debug, identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
Detect security incidents, prevent malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity;
Enforce our Terms; and
Comply with our legal obligations, protect your vital interest, or as may be required for the public good.
Provide you with additional content or services, including:
To tailor and deliver content and advertisements; and
For other purposes which you consent or otherwise agree to.
Use De-identified and Aggregated Information. We may use personal information and other data about you to create de-identified and aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create.
5. Information We Share
Information Shared with Our Service Providers. We may share any information with our service providers. These service providers help us: (i) operate, improve and maintain our Services; (ii) perform content moderation and analytics; (iii) tailor and deliver advertising to you; (iv) provide technical and customer support; and (v) process payments. These service providers may only use your data to provide Services to us.
Information Shared with Other Users. When you use the Services, including when you play our Games, use chat or social features within those Games, certain personal information, including User Content, may be shared with other users. This personal information may include your username, details about your PawStash profile and any audio your surroundings that your camera captures. Please be aware that PawStash has little or no control over how individuals may use the information you share.
Information shared with Developers. Developers of games published on the PawStash platform may receive information about you (such as your gameplay activity) when you play their games.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We cooperate with government, law enforcement officials, and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third-party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable.
Advertising Partners. Through our Services, we may allow third-party advertising partners to set Technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, mobile identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). We may also combine and share such information and other information we have collected about you (such as your hashed email address, such as demographic information and past purchase history) with third-party advertising partners. These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other websites) for purposes of delivering targeted advertisements to you when you visit third-party websites within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as "interest-based advertising" or "online behavioral advertising." We may allow access to other data collected by the Services to share information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you. If you prefer not to share your personal information with third-party advertising partners, you may contact us as set forth below.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract.
6. International Data Transfers
You agree that all information collected via or by PawStash may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, the United States, the European Union, or other countries, which may have data protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected, and require our third-party service providers and partners to have appropriate safeguards as well. Further details can be provided upon request.
7. Your Privacy Choices
You have the right to object to and opt-out of certain uses of your personal information. Where you have consented to our processing your personal information, you may withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us as set forth below. Note that we may still collect and use non-personal information regarding your activities on our Services and for other legal purposes as described above.
(a) Email Communications.
(b) Mobile devices.
PawStash may send you push notifications through our mobile applications with game updates, high scores and other notices. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. PawStash may also collect location-based information with your consent if you use our mobile applications. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.
(c) "Do Not Track"
Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
(d) Cookies, Interest-Based Advertising, and Analytics.
If you would like to opt out of the Technologies we employ on the Services, you may do so by blocking, disabling, or deleting them as your browser or device permits. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of interest-based advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android and iOS.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from advertisers that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and www.aboutads.info/choices/.
Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device. Advertisements on third-party websites that contain the AdChoices link may have been directed to you based on information collected by advertising partners over time and across websites. These advertisements provide a mechanism to opt out of the advertising partners’ use of this information for interest-based advertising purposes.
8. Individual Rights
In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to: (i) request confirmation of whether we are processing your personal information; (ii) obtain access to or a copy of your personal information; (iii) receive an electronic copy of your portable personal information, or ask us to send that information to another company (the "right of data portability"); (iv) restrict our uses of your personal information, including the opting out of the sale of your personal information to third parties, if applicable; (v) seek correction of inaccurate, untrue or incomplete personal information; and (vi) request erasure of personal information held about you by PawStash, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth below.
To protect your privacy, PawStash will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.
9. Data Retention
10. Security of Your Information
By using the Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services, by mail or by sending an e-mail to you.
11. Children’s Information
The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of 13, or in certain jurisdictions, under 16 ("Children" or a "Child"), and PawStash does not knowingly collect personal information from children.
If you are a parent or guardian and wish to review information collected from your child, or have that information modified or deleted, you may contact us as described below. If we become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete any Personal Information we have collected, unless we have a legal obligation to keep it, and terminate the child’s account and/or revert them to the underage experience, as applicable.
13. Supervisory Authority
If you are located in the European Economic Area or UK, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe our processing of your personal information violates applicable law.
15. Questions or Comments