Nodding Frog Limited (“Nodding Frog” or “we”) cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data.
We have created this Privacy Notice so you fully understand what information we collect from you, why we ask for that information, how we protect it, what we do with it, and how you can communicate with us for further information or to ask us to stop collecting the information.
We set our privacy standards by the most stringent data protection rules in the world – that of the United Kingdom and the European Union. In that context, Nodding Frog is the “data controller”. In other words, we determine the purpose and the manner in which the personal data you supply is processed.
By downloading and playing our games, or interacting with our websites or other services, you agree to the use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice. If you have any concerns about providing information to us, or it being used as described in this Privacy Notice, you should not use our games or other services.
To contact us, please send an email to this address: email@example.com
We only collect information from or about you that is necessary for us to provide the best gaming experience for you in our games and community. The key reason we collect the minimal mandatory information we do is that we need it in order to operate the game you have chosen to play. The information which you have an option to provide voluntarily allows us expand your options to enjoy the experience.
Under European Union legislation, the legal bases under which we collect information is described as follows:
Below is a list of the mandatory and voluntary information we collect separated into two categories: for the games and for the forums:
Our forums are a great way to meet and communicate with other players but joining them is completely up to you. If you decide you’d like to participate there is some minimum information that we have to collect to make the system work. There is other information that you may want to provide to improve your enjoyment of participating in the forums but doing so is entirely up to you. We’ve listed the details below.
In addition to the information listed above, we will collect details about how you use and interact with our games. If you choose to communicate with us, we may keep records of those communications. We do not have access to any of your credit card or other payment information as that information is collected by our payment service providers (eg. Apple and Google) but we will be provided information about your purchases so that we know if a purchase was successful.
The particular things we do with the mandatory information we collect are listed in the previous section.
We also analyse and use the information that we collect on an anonymised or aggregated basis to help develop our products, to analyse the performance of our games, to troubleshoot and to improve and optimise the games to ensure the best experience for you.
Finally, we work with partner organizations (in the context of European Union privacy law, they are considered “data processors”) to assist us in analyzing the data that our games produce so that we can better understand what players like you are doing in the game and use that understanding to improve your experience. We also share certain data with partners who help us with marketing and advertising. For further details on us sharing information, please see the next section.
In addition to other disclosures described in this Privacy Notice, we also share your information in the following manner:
As part of these efforts, we may share the following information with our data processing partners: device identifiers, email addresses, geolocation, and Facebook identifier. For our marketing and advertising efforts, we may share geolocation, names, email addresses, and advertising identifiers (we describe these below).
We use information we collect about you to send you marketing communications and related services. For example, we may send emails, serve advertising, or place ads on third-party websites, apps and Internet-connected devices. This section also explained how you can opt out of this.
We use information about you to try to make sure you always see marketing from us that might be of interest to you. This includes using information that we may have about you, such as:
When we market our games in media published by other companies, we use third-party marketing partners to help us. Our partners help us to provide ads to you by using data which they have collected about you. They collect this information when you use their services or the websites and services of other companies. Our partners use this information to make assumptions about the kind of advertising you would prefer to see. If they believe that you would be interested in seeing an ad for Nodding Frogs games or services they may serve you with such an ad. Please note that this Privacy Notice does not apply to the collection of your information by our partners. We recommend that you review our partners’ privacy policies for more information.
You can opt out of receiving direct marketing from us in the following ways:
Please note that even if you opt out of receiving interest-based advertising, you will still see advertising and you may see advertising from us, but that advertising will not be targeted using your personal information.
To provide our games and interest-based advertising, we use advertising identifiers and similar technologies. This section describes our use of these technologies and how you can manage your preferences.
Advertising identifiers and similar technologies are used by us to provide our services to you and in order to collect data from your device. These technologies allow us and our third party advertising partners to:
How do advertising identifiers and similar technologies work?
Ad identifiers are non-permanent, non-personal identifiers such as the Android advertising ID and/or Apple’s ID for advertising (the IDFA), which are uniquely associated with your device. Similar technologies include tracking pixels within ads. These technologies allow companies (including marketers and advertisers) to recognise your device when you use websites and applications.
You can choose to prevent your device’s advertising identifier being used for interest-based advertising, or you can reset your device’s advertising identifier, by changing the settings of your device. Settings vary from device to device but you will usually find the advertising identifier settings under “privacy” or “ads” in your device’s settings.
If you live in the USA, Europe or Canada, you can also opt-out from the collection of your information by some or all of our advertising partners who participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (for US users), http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for European users) or http://youradchoices.ca/choices (for Canadian users).
You can also click on the AdChoices logo within an advertisement (where available).
If you choose to adjust your preferences in order to prevent these technologies, you may find that you cannot enjoy the full use of our services.
Please note that adjusting your preferences as described in this section does not mean you will no longer receive advertising, it only means the advertising you do see will be less relevant to your interests.
If you choose, you may opt-in to various features which may be available as part of our services which allow you to voluntarily share information, whether to a group of users designated by you in one of our games (for example, a “Trooper buddy list” or “friends” who also have a registered account) or to everyone (for example, when you post user generated content to a publicly accessible area on the forums). You are cautioned not to post your personal information in the interest of safety, privacy and security. You should not post your address, telephone number, or anything that might put you at risk. We are not responsible for monitoring this information and are not liable for any consequences that may result from the exchange of this information.
It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your Nodding Frog account password and not to reveal this information to others.
Your information is stored on servers which are protected behind a firewall. These servers can only be connected to from inside a protected network and those connections are only allowed from specific designated systems. Our servers are located in the United States. We may engage providers located both within the European Union and outside it to process your information and to provide services to us.
As noted above, we store your information on servers outside the European Union and may transfer your information to affiliated entities or third parties who are located in jurisdictions both inside and outside the European Union. Please note that the countries outside the European Union may not have the same data protection laws as your own jurisdiction. We make sure that our providers have adequate safety measures and processes in place (including the use of European Union type clauses in their contracts) to allow the transfer of your information across borders outside of the European Union.
We take appropriate security and technical measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, loss and misuse. In addition, we ask our suppliers who process personal information on our behalf take a range of security measures designed to help protect your personal information and maintain an appropriate level of security. However, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information online and offline, as the Internet by its nature is not a secure environment and the nature of security risks is constantly evolving. As such you should always take care when sharing your information online.
Internally, we restrict access to your personal information to only those that need access to it. We rely on user authentication and a restricted access to our databases to enforce those restrictions. For example, our customer service personnel are able to access your information and records to assist you with issues with your account but our graphic artists are not.
Our games are intended to be played by adults and we do not knowingly collect, and do not wish to collect, information about children. Please do not play our games or use our services if you are under the relevant ages set out below.
To play our games and use our services, you must be over a certain age. This age can vary depending upon where you live.
For most of the World, you must be 13 years old to play. The exceptions to this are listed below:
You must be 14 years old if you live in Austria.
You must be 15 years old if you live in Finland.
You must be 16 years old if you live in France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Slovakia.
If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the relevant age set out above, please contact us. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the relevant age set out above, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
You have certain rights connected to your personal information and what we do with it. We’ve listed these rights below:
We will keep your personal information only as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes described in this Notice or such longer period as may be required to comply with our legal obligations.
You can update or make changes to the registration information stored in relation to your account or the forums. To update your account for the games or to close your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the forums, you can make changes the changes you like by going to your profile and updating there.
When you click on links on our website, you may be directed away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies using the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use the forums.
We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time and we will post the updated Privacy Notice on this page. Please come back to this page every now and then to make sure you are familiar with the latest version. Any new notice will be effective from the date it is published by us.
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact us at email@example.com.