PRIVACY POLICY

 

Shipyard Games Oy (”Shipyard Games” or “We”) respects your privacy and is dedicated to protecting the privacy and personal data of persons using (“User(s)” or “You”) Shipyard Games’ mobile games, our websites and other services provided by Shipyard Games (“Services”). This Privacy Policy helps You to understand what personal information/data (“Personal Data”) We collect, and how We use it.  

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the Services and You should read this document before using the Services. If You do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, You should not use the Services.

The Services are intended for people who are at least 13 years old or older when national law requires parental consent for that age for processing personal data (for example 16 years old in certain European Union member states). If You believe that We might have any Personal Data from or about a child under the age of 13 or older when there is a requirement for a parental consent, please contact us at privacy(at)shipyard.games.

Personal Data refers to information, which allows a User to be directly or indirectly identified as an individual person. We collect also non-personal information meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify anyone. Non-personal information may also result from removing the personally identifiable parts from Personal Data. We collect and use both types of information and combinations of both types.

1.     Personal Data Collected and Sources of Personal Data

We collect several categories ofinformation:

●        Information You give to us

●        Automatically gathered information when You use our Services

●        Information from third parties (such as Facebook and Google) in relation to our Services

We collect Personal Data that You give to us, via third-party login/connect, or other sign up to the Service, as applicable. This information may include:

●     Contact information (such as name and email)

●     User information (such as username, password and user ID)

You can connect the Service to your social media account(s) through Facebook Connect, Apple’s Game Center, Google Play Services or any other third-party service to allow them to obtain information about You from our Services and to allow us to obtain information about You and, consequently, Shipyard Games may be able to collect certain information Personal Data from your social networking profile when your social networking site permits to make that information available. 

We use technical means to collect Personal Data when You use our Services. This information includes:

●      Device and use information (such as application usage such as access and session times and advertising ID)

●      Internet Protocol address (IP) and mobile device ID

●      Geolocation information from your mobile device using device location APIs, which use a combination of GPS, Wifi and cellular network data to determine your location

Please notice that when playing a location-based game You need to share your location for the game to work properly.

We collect also non-personal information on Users’ activities in the Services, such as advertising ID, device, amount of levels completed and the length of time played, interactions with other players, hardware type, operating system version, browser type, language and other interactions with a game or website and referring website addresses. This information may in some cases be considered as Personal Data.

2.    Purpose, Legal Basis and Processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is processed for the purposes of creating accounts for Services, providing, maintaining, customizing and developing the Services, contacting Users, user verification, sending customer and marketing information to Users, enabling communication in the Services, conducting research, creating reports and offering competitions and sweepstakes. 

The basis for processing is the contract between the User and Shipyard Games, and in case of reports and marketing, the legitimate interest of Shipyard Games. If an applicable law requires processing of personal data, that will be the basis for processing.

The processing of Personal Data to electronic direct marketing (email, text messages) is based on your consent (opt-in), except in case of marketing similar product and services You have acquired based on the information given by you. You can always deny this in advance as informed in Section 7 here below. 

We may also use collected information to create a user profile link or combine it with other information We get from third parties, to help understand your preferences and provide You with better services and identify and suggest connections with other users. Personal Data may also be used to provide customer service and other services at your request, to send You information, including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support messages, as well as communicate with You about promotions and other news about products and services offered by Shipyard Games. This is based on the legitimate interest of Shipyard Games.

We and our marketing and outsourcing partners, affiliates, or analytics service providers use technologies such as cookies, beacons, scripts, and tags to identify a User's computer/device and to "remember" things about your visit, such as your preferences or a user name and password. You can read more about cookies and other identifiers here below in Section 6.

3.    Retention of Personal Data 

Personal Data collected is retained pursuant to this Privacy Policy for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law or being able to defend in a litigation. Thereafter, if the collected Personal Data is no longer needed for purposes specified in this Privacy Policy, Shipyard Games will delete Personal Data in its possession within a reasonable timeframe or render it anonymous. Further, Shipyard Games will store the following categories of your Personal Data for the retention periods outlined below: 

Personal Data You give to us: During your use of our Services. Your basic contact information (name and email) will be kept in our marketing register after the usage of our Services, if they were given for that purpose.

Technically gathered Personal Data: During your use of our Services. 

Personal Data from third parties: During your use of our Services, if any.

The end of your using our Services will be either:

1)    You delete your account in the Service in question, such as a game; or 

2)    Shipyard Games terminates your account in the Service in question, such as a game. This may be done according to the Terms of Service, but at the latest after two (2) years of no activity in the account.

Thereafter, if the collected Personal Data is no longer needed for purposes specified in this Privacy Policy, Shipyard Games will delete Personal Data in its possession within a reasonable timeframe or render it anonymous. 

 

4.    Disclosing Information and Recipientsof Personal Data

Social interactions

You may show your location and progress in the game to other players, if You so choose. If you show your progress in a location-based game to other users, this may pinpoint the areas where you most frequently play the game, such as your home. 

In connection with your use of the Services, including uploading user generated content into the Services, or through any communication in the Services, You may disclose data about yourself to other users, and any such data should be considered public information with no expectation of privacy. Shipyard Games is not responsible for any Personal Data You choose to make public in the Services. By default, the information You send to a recipient is only viewable to that specific recipient unless You specify other recipients or choose to make it otherwise public. Your username is public in the game and other users may see it in order to be able to connect with You in the game or in the best players list.

Marketing

Shipyard Games will not disclose your stored Personal Data to third parties for direct electronic marketing (email, text messages) without your consentor except as part of a specific program or feature for which You will have the ability to opt-in. You may always opt-out of receiving promotional emails by following the instructions in those emails. If You opt-out, Shipyard Games may still send You non-promotional customer information, such as emails about providing the Service or Shipyard Games’ ongoing business relations. 

The Personal Data might be used for targeted in-service marketing and other similar purposes.

Shipyard Games does its best effort to prevent any unsolicited or inappropriate advertisement through the Services. You can read about the advertising networks in Section 65. If You have received any unauthorized or inappropriate advertisement through the Services We request You to contact privacy(at)shipyard.games.

Hosting and other service providers

We use external service providers to provide technical solutions or services for processing stored information and access the stored information by using a technical interface and share your Personal Data with third-party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the Services. 

We use third-party service providers, such as e-mail service providers, credit card processors, information analyzers, telemetry data and business intelligence providers for processing Personal Data including:

  • Google Cloud
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Mail
  • Dropbox
  • Google Firebase
  • Zendesk

 

We may disclose Personal Data tofollowing third-partycontrollers:

  • Mapbox (only identifiable data might be IP address that is stored for fraud prevention)
  • Adjust (attribution service)

You can read more about cookies and other identifiers here below in Section 6.

 

Other disclosures

Shipyard Games may share your Personal Data in connection with any merger, sale of our assets, or a financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business.

Aggregate or anonymous information about You may be shared with advertisers, publishers, business partners, and other third parties. This includes transferring the map data to Mapbox (You can always opt-out in the Service). We may share non-personal information (such as anonymous user usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.)with third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality of the Services. 

In exceptional cases, Personal Data may be disclosed to third parties if required under any applicable law or regulation or order by competent authorities, or in order to enforce the Terms of Service and to investigate possible infringing use of the Services as well as to guarantee the safety of the Services.

5.     Transfers outside EU/EEA

Shipyard Games hosts the Services in and transfer Personal Data for this purpose to countries, such as the United States,which are outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, such as the United States,only in accordance with mandatory legislation and this Privacy Policy. You can find information and relevant privacy policies here above.

6.    Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

A cookie is a string of information or a small text file that a website stores on a visitor’s device, and that the visitor’s browser or operating system provides to "remember" things about your visit. Shipyard Games may use cookies to help it identify and track visitors, their usage of the Services, and their access preferences, improving quality, tailoring recommendations, and developing the Services. The cookies will not enable Shipyard Games to access and review information stored on a user’s computer. In addition to cookies, Shipyard Games may use other existing or later developed tracking technologies. 

Shipyard Games may work with third parties who use cookies and other tracking technologies to track the effectiveness of the advertisements that may be placed in the Services. They are used for analyzing advertisement view counts and are not linked to your Personal Data. They might also allow the advertiser to tailor advertising to You when You visit other websites, and/or set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your device.

Information contained in a cookie may be linked to your Personal Data, such as your user ID, for purposes such as improving the quality of our Services, tailoring recommendations to your interests, and making the Service easier to use.  You can disable cookies at any time, although You may not be able to access or use features of the Service. Users who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their devices to refuse cookies or tracking before using the Services, with the drawback that certain features of such service may not function properly. 

Please note that some parts of the Services may be country specific and may not work properly if Shipyard Games is unable to tell where You are accessing the Services from.

Third party tracking

As an element of the Services, We also use other third-party data analytics service providers, such as Google Analytics, Adjust, Facebook Analytics, Firebase Analytics and Unity Analytics which help us analyze and improve our games. The data collected by data analytics service providers enables us to understand usage of the Services. Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of our websites, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access. You may decline the collection and storage of your data in the future and opt out at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Usage information and Personal Data are stored by such service providers and are subject to their privacy policies. The current list of data analytics service providers We use in connection with the Services can be requested from us at any time by contacting us at privacy(at)shipyard.games.

We may feature advertising within the Services and may employ third party technologies to collect information in the Services. If You wish to “opt out” of certain targeted advertising, You can visit http://www.youradchoices.com and/or www.networkadvertising.org. Please note that the links above may not reach all of our advertising partners and certain targeted advertising may still be displayed to you.  

Information collected by advertising networks, such as AdColony, AppLovin, Unity Ads and Facebook Audience Network, shall be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policy of the third party providing applicable technology. If You want to be sure that no targeted advertisements will be displayed to you, please do not use or access the Services. In addition, please note that if You “opt out” of targeted advertising, You will still receive advertising that is not personalized to you. 

We may feature advertising within the Services and may employ third party technologies to collect information in the Services. If You wish to “opt out” of certain targeted advertising, You can visit http://www.youradchoices.com and/or www.networkadvertising.org. Please note that the links above may not reach all of our advertising partners and certain targeted advertising may still be displayed to you. 

7.     Protection of InformationPersonal Data

Shipyard Games commits to adhere to the security provisions of applicable data protection regulation, as well as to process Personal Data in compliance with good processing practices. All Shipyard Games’ personnel processing Personal Data are obliged to keep Personal Data strictly confidential.

The registers will be maintained in external service providers’ servers with appropriate safeguards, such as password protection, granting the access to the stored information only to persons working at Shipyard Games or Shipyard Games partners who are expressly authorized by Shipyard Games. All Personal Data is protected by appropriate industry standard, technical and organizational safety measures. 

Although We make good faith efforts to store the information collected on the Services in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, We cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Shipyard Games will inform to email address you have provided to Shipyards and post a notice on the Shipyard Games website or through the Services in case material security breach that endangers your privacy or Personal Data. Shipyard Games may also temporarily shut down a service to protect Personal Data.

8.    Rights of the Data Subjects

Right to access, correct and object

You may contact us, and We will inform what Personal Data We have collected and processed regarding You and for what the purposes such data are used. You have the right to have corrected any incorrect, incomplete, outdated, or unnecessary Personal Data stored about You by contacting us.

You may object to certain use of Personal Data, including direct marketing, if such data are processed for other purposes than purposes necessary for the performance of our Services or for compliance with a legal obligation. If You object to the further processing of Personal Data, this may lead to fewer possibilities to use our Services.

Right to deletion and restriction of processing

You may also ask us to delete your Personal Data from our systems. We will comply with such request unless We have a legitimate ground to not delete the data. After the data has been deleted, We may not immediately be able to delete all residual copies from our active servers and backup systems. Such copies shall be deleted as soon as reasonably possible. Depending on the scope of deletion, the deletion of Personal Data maywillcause lead tothat You will lose all progress in the games you have been using, including any purchases made in the game.

You may request us to restrict processing of certain Personal Data, this may however lead to fewer possibilities to use our website and other Services.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive Personal Data provided by You to us in a structured, commonly used format.

Objecting direct marketing and withdrawal of consent

You can deny any direct marketing and withdraw your consent to electronic direct marketing. You can always withdraw also any other consent including parental consent.

Withdrawing Consent

If your Personal Data is processed based on your consent, You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. 

How to use the rights

These rights may be used by sending a letter or e-mail to us on the addresses set out below, including the following information: name, phone number, login information and details of the Services You have used. We may request the provision of additional information necessary to confirm your identity. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, excessive or manifestly unfounded. 

9.    Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority

In case you consider our processing activities of Personal Data to be inconsistent with the applicable data protection regulation, a complaint may be lodged with the Finnish data protection supervisory authority.

Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman

Postal address:P.O. Box 800,00521 HelsinkiFINLAND

Visiting address: Ratapihantie 9, 6th floor, 00520 Helsinki, FINLAND

Telephone exchange: +358 29 56 66700

E-mail: tietosuoja@om.fi

10.  Changes to This Policy

Shipyard Games may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.. All changes hereto will be made available on our website (www.shipyard.games). We will inform of the changes in the Services or by email, if available, in case of any significant changes affecting your rights.

11.   Contact Information

The User may at any time contact Shipyard Games at the address here below.

Shipyard Games Oy

Business ID: 2806620-4

Address: Kaisaniemenkatu 4 A, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Email: privacyinfo(at)shipyard.games

Website: www.shipyard.games