Privacy Policy

BREAKTIME STUDIOS PRIVACY POLICY v1.0 10/25/11

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@breaktimestudios.com

Your privacy is very important to us here at Breaktime Studios.  This Privacy Policy aims to assist you in making informed decisions regarding our products, services and communications.

Breaktime Studios Privacy Policy
Last Updated: October 25, 2011

California Residents:

Your privacy rights under the applicable California Civil Code permits customers of Breaktime Studios who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and have provided Breaktime Studios with personal information within the last year, you may make such a request by emailing us at the following email address with the email’s subject titled as “California Privacy Rights”: info@breaktimestudios.com.

Within 30 days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. A request may be made no more than once per calendar year and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the email address above.

Breaktime , Inc, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (“Breaktime Studios”, “we” or “us”) provide this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of (i) the website located at http://www.breaktimestudios.com(the “Site”), including any services, features and content accessible or downloadable from the Site, and (ii) any other Breaktime Studios application, service or product licensed, downloaded or otherwise accessed by such users through third party websites or sources (collectively, the “Service”).

Our Policy Regarding Children:

The Service is not directed to children under the age of 14.  We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 14.  If you are under 14, please do not attempt to register for an Account on the Service or send any information about yourself to us.  If we become aware that a child under 14 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files.

International Users:

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to Breaktime Studios, we transfer Your Information to and process it in the United States. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of Your Information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Opt-In and Opt-Out Policy:

We will not share your personal information in ways other than as described in this Privacy Policy unless you specifically elect to make your personal information available to third parties by selecting to “opt-in” in specific places on the Service.  Your “opt-in” elections will not, however, require us to share your personal information with any third parties.  Further, you may “opt-out” of any prior elections and of receiving certain types of communications at any time by contacting us at info@breaktimestudios.com.

Acceptance and Consent:

By registering for a user account that enables you to post to the Forums (the “Account”), and/or using the Service, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information and non-personal information by Breaktime Studios in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the Service.

Information Collection and Use:

Our primary goals in collecting and using information, if any, are to provide and improve the Service, to administer and assist you in administering your Account on the Service, and to provide you with a better experience with the Service.  We store and process information in the United States.

Personal Information and Non-Personal Information

We may collect personal and non-personal information from you when you use the Service.  Personal information is information that specifically identifies an individual, including, but not limited to, an individual’s name, credit card or other billing information, email address and physical address.  Non-personal information is information that is not, on its own, personal information, such as an individual’s zip code, but that may be considered part of an individual’s personal information if combined with other identifiers in a way that enables identification of an individual.  Personal information does not include aggregate information, which is data we may collect about the characteristics and activities of users of the Service, from which any personal information has been removed.  This Privacy Policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information or of other non-personal information.  All information collected from or about you, including personal information and non-personal information, is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Your Information.”

We may collect your personal information, including your email address, in connection with your creation of an Account, when such functionality is made available. Certain of Your Information, such as your username and other information, may always be publicly visible by other users of the Forums, including when such users view your Account profile page.  Your email address will not be publicly visible unless you choose to make it visible in your Account profile page.  When you register for an Account or later access your Account, you may be able to adjust settings and preferences within your Account to choose whether to share and make publicly visible other pieces of Your Information, and the Service may display Your Information based on the settings and preferences you choose. We encourage you to consider carefully what information to share as part of your Account profile and elsewhere in the Service, and we recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and not use your real name as your username, as that may allow other users of the Service to identify you.  Any information you choose to share should reflect how much you want other users of the Service to know about you.  You can review and revise your Account profile information at any time.

We may also request and collect Your Information when you administer or personalize your Account after registration or otherwise interact with the Service.  For example, we may collect Your Information both when you enter promotions on or in connection with the Service as well as in connection with your transactions (such as, but not limited to, the purchase of products) through the Service or with Breaktime Studios advertisers.  Such transaction-related information may include payment information, such as information regarding your account with an online payment service provider, and information about your use of products and services offered by our advertisers.

When you launch any of our applications, we collect information regarding your device type, operating system and version, carrier provider, IP address, the game version, and unique device ID.  In addition, we create a unique user ID to track your use of our Service.  This unique user ID is stored in connection with your Account profile information to enable us to move Your Information to a new device in certain cases.  In addition, it may be used to link a character with which you play our games to your username on the Forums.

We use your personal information (in some cases, in conjunction with non-personal information) mainly to provide the Service.  We may combine your personal information with non-personal information and aggregate it with information collected from other users of the Service to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and evaluate how the Service is used.  We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance, by delivering products to you according to your preferences or restrictions.  We may also use your personal information to contact you with communications such as Breaktime Studios newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you.

We may share aggregate information with third parties with whom we have a strategic relationship.  The information shared with these third parties may be used for industry analysis and demographic profiling.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, or to assist us in analyzing how the Service is used.  These third parties have access to Your Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and may not use Your Information for any other purpose.  We may also provide Your Information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe will be of interest to you.

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 to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Breaktime Studios or any third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.

Log Data and Cookies

When you browse certain portions of the Service, we may automatically collect and record standard user information and clickstream data about your visit (through the use of cookies and otherwise) as part of our analysis of the use of the Service. For example, when you visit or request a web page from our server, we may record the IP address of the user’s machine, the time, date and URL of the request and information about the browser being used, and other information regarding the visit, such as the pages visited on the Service, the time spent on each page, any advertisements clicked and any search terms used (collectively, “Log Data”).  Log Data may be aggregated and used to monitor and analyze use of the Service and to enable us to analyze traffic and trends, administer and improve the Service, identify and keep track of errors and bugs, and gather broad demographic information to become more familiar with where visits to the Service originate, how often the Service is visited and what parts of the Service are visited most often.  We may also share such information with third party service providers assisting us with the foregoing and with our advertisers.  For example, some of this information may be collected and used so that when you visit the Service again, it will recognize you and serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests.  We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Service meet the criteria required to process their requests.  We may link Log Data to personal information for tracking and analyzing our customers’ use of the Service to help improve the Service, to tailor the Service to their needs and to enforce the Terms of Service.

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk. Like many websites, we may also use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data, to improve the Service and in some cases to enable you to more easily log in to your Account. We do not use cookies to collect personal information.  However, we may combine information collected through the use of cookies we issue with personal information that you provide to us.  Breaktime Studios may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with the Service, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Service, and to improve the Service and our other products and services.  A session cookie enables certain features of the Service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Service.  A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service.  Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions.  Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies.  You can instruct your web browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, however, some features of the Forums may not function properly.

Facebook Connect:

If you use an application that offers Facebook Connect and you choose to connect to your Facebook account within such application, you will be providing us with basic account information such as: user ID, name, email, gender, birthday, current city, profile picture URL and the user IDs of your friends who have also connected with our applications. In addition, we will cache data we receive from the Facebook APIs to improve your user experience. If you want us to delete the data we receive from Facebook about you, please contact us at info@breaktimestudios.com.

Twilio:

If you access or use our applications by clicking on an SMS message, you will be providing our SMS partner Twilio with your phone number information.  We strongly encourage you to review the Twilio privacy policy at http://www.twilio.com/legal/privacy

Forums:

We may offer you the ability to post content to a blog, message board, chat room or within Breaktime Studios applications or other forums (“Forums”).  In order to do so, you may be required to provide personal information.  You should be aware that any visitor to the Forum may read your postings on the Forum.  Furthermore, any information that you may post to a Forum, including your username or other Account profile information, will be disclosed and available to all users and viewers of that Forum, and will therefore no longer be private.  Breaktime Studios cannot guarantee the security of such information that is disclosed or communicated online in public areas such as the Forums, and you provide such information at your own risk.  Breaktime Studios does not author, edit, endorse, or monitor any Forum.  You acknowledge and agree that Breaktime Studios has no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided on any Forum. Breaktime Studios reserves the right at any time, in its sole discretion, to remove any content that a user may post on any Forum and restrict their access to any Forum.

Breaktime Studios may utilize the Forums service offered by Get Satisfaction. We strongly encourage you to review the Get Satisfaction privacy policy and terms of service at http://getsatisfaction.com/privacy.

Security:

Breaktime Studios takes reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access or against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties.

Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected on the Service 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. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining access to this information. We do not represent or warrant that your Account or any of Your Information will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

Information Transfers:

Breaktime Studios reserves the right to transfer Your Information in connection with a change or transfer of Breaktime Studios ownership or a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

Third Party Links:

The Service may contain links to other websites and online services (“Linked Sites”).  The fact that we link to a third party website or service is not an endorsement or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy policies or practices.  You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such Linked Sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to such Linked Sites.  The operators of Linked Sites may collect information about you, and may use and disclose that information.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the Linked Sites that you use.

Changes to the Privacy Policy:

Breaktime Studios reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the changed or modified version of the Privacy Policy on the Site.  Any such changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting.   If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will provide/change the date first written above.