Linqsoft (“we””) respects the privacy of the users (“User” or “you”) of the mobile applications we distribute (“Apps”) and are committed to protect Users’ information. We believe you have a right to know our practices regarding information we may collect and use when you use our Apps.
Our Apps are intended for use by general audiences (those 18 or older only). Children under the age of 18 should not use our games at any time. Without derogating from the foregoing, Linqsoft does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. In case you learn that a person under the age of 18 has provided us with personal information, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take reasonable steps to delete such information as soon as possible.
1. Your consent (important, please read carefully!)
2. Which information may be processed from Users of our Apps?
There are two types of information which may be processed about Users of our Apps:
2.1 Non-personal Information. Non-identifiable and anonymous information (“Non-personal Information”) may be collected, stored and/or processed by us and/or third party providers of certain products and services, such as ad networks, analytics, etc. (“Third Party(ies)”). We and our Third Parties do not know the identity of the User from whom Non-personal Information has been collected. Non-personal Information is any information which is available to us and/or our Third Parties through use by Users of the Apps.. Non-personal Information, we and our Third Parties are not aware of the identity of the User from whom Non-personal Information has been collected. Non-personal Information collected by us or our Third Parties may include technical information such as: type and version of operating system (e.g. Android, iOS, etc.), User session ID, time zone, session start / stop time, source of traffic (e.g. which ads, sites, applications and campaigns a User came from and associated revenue), App version, language (e.g. English), device type/model (e.g. Galaxy, iPhone, etc.), data regarding User behavior within Apps (e.g. ad impressions, User’s response to ads, including ads viewed or clicked), User’s in-app purchases including data regarding receipt validation, User’s gameplay (e.g. level reached, frequency and time spent in the App and in each level, game progress, fail rate, mini game(s) played, virtual currency (if any) collected or earned, virtual inventory items (if any), tools and in-app functionalities used, screens accessed, User retention, performance errors and problems (e.g. Apps’ stability, crashes, functioning, etc.), and other predefined events and behavior relating thereto (e.g. if User viewed a specific ad and other game play events, time of the event, internet connectivity (Wi-Fi, 3G), device time zone, etc.), our other installed Apps, and geo-location – only at a country. It is hereby clarified that no street name is collected. Some jurisdictions consider this information to be personal information, for more detail about those areas see section 13.2 below.
2.2 Personal Information. Individually identifiable information (“Personal Information”). This information may identify an individual and/or may be of a private and/or sensitive nature.
Third Parties may track and collect information regarding your on-line activities over time and across different online platforms (such as websites, applications, etc.). For more information regarding your ability to cease such tracking and collection, please see below Section 11.
To clarify, any Non-personal Information connected or linked to or associated with any Personal Information shall be deemed as Personal Information as long as such connection, linkage or association exists.
We do not collect or process any financial or payment information, any government identification numbers, any non-public phonebook or contact information, or any sensitive device data concerning Users.
In addition to the processing of information described in this policy, some of our Apps may also access Personal and Non-personal Information but without Linqsoft carrying out any processing. In these cases, the App may access the information but it is not transmitted outside of your device and Linqsoft does not collect or use it in any way. An App may access information in this way in order to provide functionality necessary for particular features of the App. By way of example, some Apps may include functionality which allow you to take a picture using your camera or use your microphone to make a recording. This functionality is optional and you can always use the App without it.
3. How is the Information about Our Users collected?
3.1 Non-personal Information may be collected through your use of the Apps. In other words, when you are using a Linqsoft App, we and our Third Parties are aware of it and may gather information relating to such usage, through the Apps, APIs or SDKs embedded in our Linqsoft Apps. In addition, local Non-personal Information may also be stored on your device via generally accepted industry technologies used within the Apps, such as “cookies” and local storage (see Section 10 below for further details with respect to Cookies and Local Storage).
3.2 Personal Information which you provide us directly and/or through Third Parties via your installation and/or use of the Linqsoft Apps or your behavior to ads inside such Apps. This information is collected via the Linqsoft Apps or such Third Parties’ APIs or SDKs embedded in our Apps. In addition, local Personal Information may also be stored on your device via generally accepted industry technologies used within the Linqsoft Apps, such as “cookies” and local storage (see Section 9 below for further details about Cookies and Local Storage).
3.3 We collect Personal Information which you provide us voluntarily. We collect Information which the User voluntary provides through the Linqsoft Apps “Ask a Question” type of feature. In addition, we collect Personal Information which you may voluntarily provide.
4. What are the Purposes of the Collection of Information?
Non-personal Information is collected in order to:
● Use it for statistical, analytical and research or business intelligence purposes (e.g., to track trends within our Apps, for reports and for public relations purposes); and for customization, development and improvement of our Apps (for example, analyzing and fixing of problems, frequency capping (limiting the number of times a specific advertisement is presented to the same mobile device), developing new offerings, providing better content, simplifying and improving the User experience including based on behavior and preferences shown by Users usage within the Apps).
● Measure traffic and usage on the Apps.
● Promote our Apps.
Personal Information is collected in order to:
● Personalize and enhance the Users’ experience while using the Apps.
● Improve the Apps.
● Provide the Users with personalized content and information, including customized ads, interest-based ads, targeted ads, etc.
● Enable certain ad serving features, such as frequency capping etc.
● Ensure proper functioning of the Apps and services, respond to questions or requests which were provided using the “Ask a Question” feature.
● Enable certain functionalities available within the Apps.
● Provide Users with updated information regarding our products and services, including about competitions which we may hold.
● To allow Users to participate in contests or other online game events and to publicly display achievements or statistical data (such as scores, rankings and achievements) that is generated through such User’s participation.
● Authentication purposes including to verify clicks and/or installs, verify User’s identity for the purpose of dealing with inappropriate interactions of Users and/or fraudulent use of our Apps.
● Measure reach and effectiveness of ad campaigns, to offer targeted ads, to personalize experience by showing ads for products and services that are more likely to appeal to the User (i.e. behavioral ads).
● Any other purpose explained at the time of collection.
5. Sharing Information with other third parties
In addition to the sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties described in sections 2-4, we may share Personal Information in the following cases:
a. to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request;
c. to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
d. to respond to claims that any content published on the Apps violates any right of a third-party;
e. to protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Company, its Users, suppliers, licensors, licensees or the general public;
f. when the company undergoes any change of control, including by means of merger, acquisition or purchase of all or substantially all of the assets of company, in which case your Personal Information may also be disclosed, transferred and/or assigned;
g. pursuant to your explicit approval prior to the disclosure;
h. as part of a competition, receiving rewards or otherwise interact with our social media channels.
For clarify, we may transfer and disclose Non-personal Information to third parties at our discretion.
Please note that some of the Apps include a sharing feature which allows Users to share their User Generated Content with others. User Generated Content may include Personal Information. We do not access or use this User Generated Content in any way. It is stored locally on your device. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHERS AND THAT YOU ARE DOING SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
We may promote our Apps in Third Parties applications and platforms. In addition, we may, at our discretion, advertise our other Apps within the Linqsoft Apps. Such advertisements are not directed towards specific Users but are rather broadly posted onto random Apps.
7. Third Party Providers
8. The User’s compliance with Certain Additional Terms and Conditions
A User’s access to and use of the Apps (including use of promotional codes ) may be subject to certain third party terms and conditions and privacy policies, including but not limited to those of application stores, mobile software platforms, Third Parties and payment providers. We do not exercise control of such third parties and are not responsible for their privacy practices and their use of the Users’ personal information. You should review the privacy policies of these third parties to learn how they may collect and use your Personal Information.
9. Links to third party sites
10. Cookies & Local Storage
11. “Do Not Track” and Opt-out of Certain Third Parties’ Interest-Based Services
A User may prevent or limit targeted advertising from device settings which may vary from device to device. For example, if you are using an iOS device with iOS 7 or a newer version, this can be done from settings/privacy/advertising by resetting advertising identifier or limiting ad tracking setting. If you are using a Google Android device with Android 2.3 or a later version, you can find the ad identifier settings in the app drawer under Google Settings> Ads. Please note that activation of any applicable “Do-not-track” settings on the User’s mobile device or any other device-level setting opt outs for targeted advertising, (to the extent such options exist) may not cease all tracking activities by our Third Parties’ service providers.
If you would like to cease the tracking by third parties of your on-line activities over time and across different online platforms (such as, websites, applications, etc.) and opt out of the use of your information for interest-based and targeted advertising and/or other services by certain of our third party service providers, please visit the privacy practices of such Third Parties and follow the instructions specified therein.
Note that electing to opt-out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications, but may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests, and the companies you select may still collect information for other purposes, such as research, analytics, and internal operations. In addition, note that if you use a different browser or erase cookies from your browser, or use a different mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.
12. International Data Transfer
We may transfer (and store) information collected about you, including Personal Information, to affiliated entities, or to other third party service providers across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world (all solely for legitimate business purposes). Please note that we may transfer such information to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, wherever your Personal Information is transferred we will take reasonable steps to ensure the protection of your Personal Information (such as making transfers subject to standard contractual terms or engaging with host providers which are privacy-shield certified or offer an equivalent level of protection). Where we receive requests for information from law enforcement or regulators, we will carefully validate these requests before Personal Information is disclosed. You can ask for more details of the steps we take by contacting us as set out in the “Got Any Questions” section below. We will centralize all privacy-related decisions in (and the Personal Information may be accessed from) countries that are declared as offering an adequate level of protection of personal data by the European Commission.
13. California Privacy Rights
13.1 To the extent applicable, if you are a California resident under the age of 18 and a User, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 may permit you to remove content or Personal Information you have publicly posted. If you wish to remove such content or Personal Information and you specify which content or Personal Information you wish to be removed, we will do so in accordance with applicable law.
Please be aware that after removal you will not be able to restore removed content. In addition, such removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or Personal Information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require us to enable removal of content.
13.2 This section contains disclosures required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies only to “personal information” that is subject to the CCPA.
Personal Information We Collect, Disclose for a Business Purpose and Sell. We collect the categories of personal information about California consumers identified in the chart below. As further set forth in the chart below, in the past 12 months we have disclosed and “sold” (as defined in the CCPA) California consumers’ personal information to third parties for business or commercial purposes.
Your Rights Regarding Personal Information. California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses. If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding your personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
The right to know the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you, the categories of sources from which we collected your personal information, our purposes for collecting or selling your personal information, the categories of your personal information that we have either sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information.
The right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you or maintain about you.
The right to opt out of our sale(s) of your personal information. Please note that if you opt out of certain types of sales, we will be unable to provide you with the services that rely on such sales.
The right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
To exercise any of the above rights, please contact us by email to: email@example.com and submit the required verifying information.
You may also exercise the right to opt out of our sale(s) of your personal information by clicking the “Do not sell my Info” button (or a similarly named option) available within the privacy settings of some of our Apps. This will stop our sale of your personal information across all Apps within the same developer account on the applicable online store. You will still receive advertising that helps us provide our Apps to you.
If you reset your advertising identifier (IDFA, Advertising ID), your request to opt out of sale will not apply to your new advertising identifier and you will need to select this setting again.
Note that we may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request, although you will not be required to create an account with us to submit a request or have it fulfilled. We will require you to provide, at a minimum information verifying your identity and providing the agent with written permission to make the request for you. You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA request on your behalf by completing a designated form we will provide upon request. We do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
14. Deletion and Modifications of Information
You may request, by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, the following:
a. to receive access to, amend, and/or delete your Personal Information that we may hold, and/or that we cease collection or use of your Personal Information; and/or
b. that we request Third Parties who collected through the Apps the User’s Personal Information, to do the same. We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that such Third Parties do so.
For some of our Apps we may develop in-app deletion request functionality which can be used by you in addition to the address above.
After you have stopped using the Apps, we will retain User’s Personal Information collected through the use of the App for a reasonable period, as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, as those are specified above, including to comply with our legal or business requirements, to resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and/or to enforce these Terms and our agreements, all as permitted under applicable privacy laws.
Personal Information that a User has shared using our Apps via any Social Network or third party Platform cannot be amended or deleted by us, where such information is in the control of that Social Network or third party Platform. We note, however, that you can modify data that a Social Network or Platform shares with us, or stop our Apps interacting with that Social Network or Platform by adjusting your settings with that third party provider. However, should you choose to block such interaction, you may not be able to enjoy all the features of our Apps. Aggregate and/or anonymous information may remain on our servers indefinitely.
Security of your information is very important to us. We take reasonable measures to maintain the security and integrity of our Apps and User information and prevent unauthorized access to it or use thereof through generally accepted industry standard technologies and internal procedures. Please note, however, that there are inherent risks in transmission of information over the Internet or other methods of electronic storage and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access or use will never occur. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW LINQSOFT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR ACCESS, HACKING, OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSIONS OR THE THEFT, ALTERATION, DELETION, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE, OR LOSS OF ANY DATA OR INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE USER GENERATED CONTENT.
17. Got any Questions?