What information do you collect?
If you choose to register an account or to create a user profile, we collect contact information and unique identifiers (such as your username and email address), demographic information (such as your age or location), and any other information including personally identifiable information that you provide.
All information you disclose on your profile, with the exception of your email address and password is, by default, public information and is potentially accessible by anyone. However, you can restrict access to your profile information using your privacy settings. You can restrict access to just yourself or to certain groups of users such as your friends; with the exception that your username and avatar will remain public. Regardless of your privacy settings, we will still have access to all of your profile information to be used as discussed elsewhere in this document.
We enable you to contribute user created content (such as by posting messages, posting comments, posting reviews, rating games, using chat, using forums, submitting games, submitting videos, and submitting images). All user created content is made publicly available and is potentially accessible by anyone. Please exercise caution when choosing to disclose personal information or personally identifiable information in user created content.
When you choose to participate in certain activities (such as playing games), we collect information regarding your involvement (such as the amount of time you spent playing each game) and your success (such as awards, achievements, or high scores). You can control the public's access to this information through the privacy settings on your profile. However, regardless of your privacy settings, the public might still be able to access this information through other means (such as public high score tables).
Game Store Information
When you choose to purchase a game through the Game Store, we collect contact information and unique identifiers (such as your name, email address, and physical address), and any other information including personally identifiable information that you provide.
When you choose to participate in certain activities (such as completing surveys, entering contests, claiming prizes, subscribing to newsletters, making purchases, submitting games, submitting videos, and submitting images) we may collect additional information (such as your postal address).
Whenever you interact with us, our servers automatically record the information sent to us. This may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, page visited, referring page, exit page, the date and time of your request, and cookies that may uniquely identify your session.
When you send email or communicate with us in any other way, we may store those communications.
If you choose to send an invitation requesting your friends' to perform activities (such as to join the community or to challenge your high score), we collect your name and email address, and your friend's name and email address.
Third Party Information
We may collect information about you from publically available information (such as newspapers, blogs, and web pages), from other users, and from third parties.
How do you use this information?
We use your contact information and unique identifiers for purposes such as verifying your identity, responding to your requests, communicating with you, sending you prizes that you have won, requesting your input and feedback, and for other purposes described in this document.
We use IP addresses for purposes such as enabling quality of service, restricting spam, enforcing security restrictions, identifying user votes, and for other purposes described in this document.
We use log information for purposes such as diagnosing problems, estimating demand, improving the design of our website, our products, and our services, and for other purposes described in this document.
We use the information you provide when purchasing a game through the Game Store to provide you with your purchase, to provide you with information related to your purchase, and to comply with legal and tax requirements.
As previously described, we present your user content and activity history publically and they are potentially accessible by anyone. Additionally, depending on your privacy settings, so is your profile information.
We use all kinds of information, including your personally identifiable information, personal information, and non-personal information for purposes such as customizing your experience, making personalized recommendations to you, improving the design of our website, our products, and our services, to create new features, to determine new promotions, and for other purposes described in this document.
We may also use any of your information without identifying you as an individual to third parties for purposes such as forming aggregate information, so you know the popularity of different games, for making personalized recommendations to others, and for studying how to improve our recommendations. We believe this benefits you too, as it enables us to use the information from other users to make better recommendations to you.
Do you share information with anyone else?
As previously discussed, some of the information you provide such as user content, activity history, and your user profile may be made publically available and is accessible by anyone.
The games you purchase through the Game Store are licensed to you by third-party developers. To enable the third-party developer to provide you with support and to enforce their end user license agreement, we might share the information you provided when purchasing their game from the Game Store along with associated log information and any communications you have had with us about their game with them. We are not responsible for the content of these games or the privacy practices of these third-party developers and we refer you to the relevant third-party developer for more information on the content of their games and their privacy practices. You can find the relevant third-party developer's contact information in their end user license agreement before downloading your purchase and linked from the product information page before making your purchase.
As part of normal business, we might share information with agents, contractors, companies, or individuals who assist in providing support for our internal operations or who perform functions on our behalf.
We may share aggregate information and information that does not individually identify you such as the number of users who have played a particular game, and the number of searches for particular keywords with third parties such as advertisers.
In the event of a transfer to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets, or other corporate change, we will supply your information to the new owners.
Your information may be disclosed when we are legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with applicable laws and the policies governing our website, products, and services, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website, products, or services.
We may also share information with other parties where you have given us consent to do so.
What about links, third parties, and advertisers?
The games accessible on this website, available for purchase through the Game Store, and that are accessible through our products and services are principally the property of other companies and individuals. The games may contain inappropriate content, third party advertisements, or links to third party websites. The games may also contain internal high score systems or other systems that encourage you to submit personal information or personally identifiable information. These games are beyond our control and we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these games. We recommend you refrain from disclosing any personal information or personally identifiable information to any game where you are unaware of the owner and their respective privacy practices. We refer you to the relevant owner, publisher, or developer for more information on the privacy practices of each game. If you find a game contains inappropriate content or unreasonable privacy practices, please bring this to our attention by contacting us.
Some third party advertising companies belong to the Network Advertising Initiative. If you would like to know more about their use of information and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following address: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
How do you secure information?
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities and appropriate technological and procedural methods in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected.
We use passwords to secure access to user accounts. You should protect your password by not writing it down, not sharing it with anyone else, and by selecting a strong password that would be difficult for a third party to guess.
All information you provide is at your own risk. While we may offer privacy options for limiting access to your profile and other information, please note that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, nor can we control the actions of users with whom you have chosen to share your content or information. We cannot and do not guarantee that unauthorized persons will not view your information. Additionally, you understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your content or information.
How do you protect children?
We do not knowingly permit anyone under 13 to register or provide us with personal information or personally identifiable information. If we learn we have personal information or personally identifiable information about a child under 13 we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we may have any information about a child under 13, please contact us.
We recommend that minors over 13 and under the age of 18 ask their parents permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone on the internet.
What are my options?
If you are receiving emails from us and no longer wish to receive those emails, you can generally opt out of such emails by adjusting your email settings through your profile. However, we reserve the right to send you emails about your account such as for password retrieval even if you have opted out of all email notifications. If you are not registered, the emails themselves will contain details on how you can block all future emails from us.
If you want to view the personal information and personally identifiable information that we maintain about you, you can view that information on your profile. You also have the ability to correct any inaccuracies in that information through the editing tools accessible through your profile. Where you have made personal information or personally identifiable information available by methods other than your profile such as in user content, and there is no website mechanism available for correcting or removing that information, we will endeavour to help you correct or remove that information if you contact us. However, please note that in some instances such as messages sent to another user we generally cannot alter such information.
If you feel that Big Fun Town is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website on this page to notify you of these changes. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at this page periodically.