Iron Horse Games, LLC

Iron Horse Games’ Web Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 10, 2019

 

Welcome to the Iron Horse Games’ Privacy Policy. In this privacy policy, we seek to clearly explain to you how we collect, use, process, and share your information. Please read this privacy policy carefully; it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or our practices with regards to your personal information please contact us at contact@ironhgames.com.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  1. ABOUT THIS POLICY

  2. AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF PRIVACY POLICY AND END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

  3. EFFECTIVE DATE OF AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

  4. ONLINE ACTIVITIES DISCLAIMER

  5. TYPES OF INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

  6. HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

  7. NOTICE ABOUT CHILDREN

  8. WEBSITE SECURITY MEASURES

  9. RISK OF INTERCEPTION

  10. SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

  11. LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES

  12. AD IDENTIFIERS, COOKIES, AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

  13. OPT-OUT RIGHTS

  14. DELETING OR MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION

  15. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

 

1. ABOUT THIS POLICY

 

Iron Horse Games, LLC, (“Iron Horse,” “us,” or “we”) is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the state of California. This privacy policy (the “Policy”) applies to our games (“Game(s)”) hosted on web platforms (Kongregate, Armor and other web platforms) and our website wwww.ironhorsegames.org (“Website”). Some of our Games may have different privacy policies, and the privacy policies for those Games will be available in those apps. In this policy we refer to our Games and Website as our “Services.”

 

The Policy is an agreement between Iron Horse and you, as the user of our Services (“you”). The Policy tells you when this agreement is effective, what information we collect from you, how we might use it, how you can review or change the personal information you provided to us, how we may change this policy, and the steps we take to ensure that your personal information is protected.

 

2. AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF PRIVACY POLICY AND END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

 

IMPORTANT: By downloading, installing, accessing, using, and/or playing our Games or interacting with our Website, you agree to the terms set forth in this Policy and to our end user license agreement (posted at https://www.ironhorsegames.org/eula), including the collection and processing of your personal information. If you do not agree with any term provided herein, you must not provide us with any personal information; you must immediately leave and discontinue use of the Website; you must not download, install, access, use, and/or play the Games.

 

3. EFFECTIVE DATE OF AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Policy is effective as of May 25, 2018, and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future, in which case the changes will become effective on the date they are posted on this website or we otherwise notify you of the changes. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. Changes, modifications, additions, or deletions will be effective immediately on their posting to this site. You should check this Policy periodically as its terms may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Services after we post any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy. We will also revise the “last updated” date found at the beginning of this Policy when we post changes to it.

 

4. ONLINE ACTIVITIES DISCLAIMER

 

The Policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Iron Horse’s control, and is not to be applied in any way contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

 

5. TYPES OF INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

 

Overview:

We collect information from a number of different sources, but most of it comes directly from you when interact with our Games or Website.. Broadly, the information we collect about you relates to how you play our Games (such as levels attempted and purchases made).

 

Further Details:

 

Website. You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to us to visit the Website unless you choose to access features on the Website that require such information, for example, using the “Contact Us” page of the Website.

 

PURCHASES. Note that when you purchase items via our Games (such as those you can purchase on Kongregate) we do not collect or store any payment information from you. If you would like to know what data is collected or how payment information is processed, please familiarize yourself with the Kongregate’s privacy policy: https://www.kongregate.com/privacy

 

SPECIFIC TYPES OF INFORMATION. Depending on which of our Services you interact with we may collect and process the following kinds of information:

   

  • Personal identifiers (such as anonymous identifiers generated by Unity). We may collect, use, and provide access to your anonymous identifier in accordance with the applicable platform provider's policies (i.e. Unity is the engine that the game is built in and they generate the anonymous identifier). This information is used to analyze how players engage with the game (how players are retaining and where they are monetizing).

  • Click stream data such as server address and domain name. This information is collected if you access the Website and is aggregate to get a sense of where our website traffic is coming from.

  • Location data provided by your interaction with the Games or association with your IP address. This information is anonymous and used to track where the game is getting installs from in the world.   

  • If you contact us or respond to messages or communications that we send to you, we may collect your name and email address, as well as keep a record of that correspondence. This is information that comes along with the email that you send us (i.e. emails come from an email address and they have a name attached to them).

  • Your interactions with us through social media channels (i.e. if you reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook, information about your name or identifier on those platforms will be available to us).

  • Information we collect via cookies and other similar technologies (i.e. if you visit our website to learn more or contact us).   

 

GENERAL INFORMATION. We may also collect, process, and share some technical, statistical, and behavioral information in an aggregated or anonymized manner. That means this information does not reveal your specific identity but may include usage information. In addition to the types of information listed above, this information may include but is not limited to application version, in-app purchases and data regarding receipt validation, locale and time zone, your activities in the Game, and gameplay details such as time spent playing, levels achieved, tools and in-app functionalities used, screens accessed, user retention, performance errors and problems, Game’s stability, crashes, functioning, etc.

 

6. HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

 

Overview:

We will primarily use the personal information you provide and any general information we receive from you to provide and optimize products and services to you.

 

Further Details:

We may use such information:

   

  • For statistical, analytical and research purposes for development and improvement of our Services (for example, analyzing and fixing of problems, developing new offerings, providing better content, simplifying and improving your experience including based on preferences shown by usage);   

  • to measure traffic and usage;   

  • to promote our Services;

  • to serve targeted advertisements;   

  • to enable certain functionalities available within the Games, for example in-app purchases;   

  • to ensure proper functioning of the Games;   

  • to respond to questions or requests which were provided using a “Contact Us” features   

  • for authentication purposes including to verify clicks and/or installs, and to verify a user’s identity for the purpose of dealing with inappropriate interactions and/or fraudulent use of our Services;   

  • as required or permitted by any applicable law (see below regarding Release of Information for Security); and   

  • for any other purpose explained at the time collected.

   

 

7. NOTICE ABOUT CHILDREN

 

Iron Horse is committed to protecting the privacy of children and has no intention of collecting personal data from children under the age of 18. We encourage parents and guardians of children under 18 to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of e-mail and other activities online.

Please note that we provide general audience Services, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user of our Services is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information regarding that user.

 

8. WEBSITE SECURITY MEASURES

 

This section applies only to the Website. Please note:   

  • We do not use vulnerability scanning, malware scanning, or scanning to PCI standards.   

  • We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.   

  • We have not enabled Google AdSense but may do so in the future.   

  • We honor “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser mechanism is in place.

 

9. RISK OF INTERCEPTION

 

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While Iron Horse strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using any Service, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you pursuant to your use of the Services is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.

 

10. SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

 

Overview:

We only share your information with your consent, for security purposes (to comply with laws and protect rights), or to fulfill business obligations. Please also refer to the section of this policy regarding advertising.

 

Further Details:

 

SECURITY. Iron Horse will release personal or general information without your consent for security purposes, when required by law, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity. We will release such information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States.

 

We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our Services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion. Release of your personal data for security purposes, as described in this Policy to any person or entity under any circumstances shall be based on a determination made solely by us, exercising our own discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by you to us in accordance with this Policy.

 

FULFILL BUSINESS OBLIGATIONS. We provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties (collectively, “Service Partners”). Our Service Partners may use your personal information to operate our sites and to deliver their services. For example, your data may be transferred to website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in designing and operating the Website, executing services (such as advertising), or helping us analyze collected data. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential. We encourage our Service Partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personal information by our Service Partners is governed by the privacy policies of those Service Partners and is not subject to our control.

 

The following is a list of our Service Partners and links to their privacy policies:

SERVICE PARTNER

LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY

Kongregate

https://www.kongregate.com/privacy

Unity Technologies

https://unity3d.com/legal/privacy-policy

Wix.com

https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

Armor

https://armorgamesstudios.com/privacy/

 

CONSENT. We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.

 

The following is a list of our advertising partners and links to their privacy policies:

 

PARTNER LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY

Kongregate: https://www.kongregate.com/privacy

Armor: https://armorgamesstudios.com/privacy/

 

 

11. LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES

 

We may insert links to third parties on the Website and in our Games. This Policy does not apply to such third-party websites. These links take you outside our Services and are beyond our control. This includes links from partners that may use Iron Horse’s logos as part of a co-branding agreement. The sites those links take you to have their own separate privacy policy and although we seek to protect the integrity of our Website, Iron Horse is not liable for the content and activities of those sites. Your visits and access to such websites is at your own risk. Please note that those other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

 

12. COOKIES, AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

 

Overview:

To provide our Games and Websites we use cookies and similar technologies. Please read this section to understand our use of these technologies and how you can manage your preferences.

 

Further Details:

 

WHAT THEY ARE.

 

A cookie is a small string of information that a website you visit transfers to your device for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your online activity on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your experience. Cookies are also used for such activities as remembering your user name and password, if such feature is available and you choose to use it.

 

HOW WE USE THEM. Cookies and similar technologies are used by us to provide our Services to you and in order to collect data from you. These technologies allow us and our third party advertising partners to:

  • Allow our Services to interact with a third party social network or platform (where you have chosen to allow such interaction);

 

TURNING OFF COOKIES. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your device warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or other browser). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the Services’ functionality and you may lose access to some of its features such as the ability to save your game.

 

13. OPT-OUT RIGHTS

 

To stop all collection of information from the Website, leave and discontinue use of the Website. You can also easily stop all collection of information through a Game by discontinuing use of the Game.

 

14. DELETING OR MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

If you would like to access, modify, or delete any information that can personally identify you, please email your request to contact@ironhgames.com, and we will respond promptly.

 

15. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

 

If you have any questions or comments relating to our website or the privacy policy, send an e-mail to contact@ironhgames.com. Our Data Protection Officer can also be contacted at contact@ironhgames.com.