ABUZZ Applications for Apple
We are parents ourselves and do take children’s privacy very seriously.
We use COPPA and GDPR compliant third party services to build and run the Applications. They do collect certain personal and non-personal and usage data automatically, which is necessary for them to provide the services and without it, the Applications cannot run and you have the option to simply delete the Applications. All personally identifiable information collected by these services, are anonymized (like Advertising ID and IP address and more) and is mainly used to provide the service for which it is being collected. And all the advertising on our Applications are non personalized.
We ourselves directly do collect email addresses and name only when you send it yourselves to us (never automatically) and use it only for the purpose for which it was collected (Newsletter, Support, etc.).
Types of Data collected:
Among the types of Personal Data that our Applications collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Usage Data, Cookies, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example), email address, first name, Storage permission and geographic position. Complete details on each type of Personal Data collected are provided in the dedicated sections below.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using our Applications . Unless specified otherwise, all automated Data requested by our Applications is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible to provide its services. In cases where it specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service. The data collected by Advertising networks are not collected once you make the in-app purchase within our Applications to Remove the Ads, or for that matter use our Paid Applications.
Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through our Applications and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
Mode and place of processing the Data
Methods of processing
The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of these Applications (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as mail carriers, hosting providers, etc.).
Legal basis of processing
The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:
• Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes.
• processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;
• processing is related to a task that is carried out in the exercise of official authority vested in the Owner;
• processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.
The Data is processed at the Owner’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
Depending on the User’s location, data transfers may involve transferring the User’s Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.
Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data.
If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
• Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
• Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.
The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.
The purposes of processing
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Advertising, Analytics, Contacting the User, Device permissions for Personal Data access, Handling payments, Hosting and backend infrastructure, Infrastructure monitoring and Managing contacts and sending messages.
Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.
Device permissions for Personal Data access
Depending on the User’s specific device, these Applications may request certain permissions that allow it to access the User’s device Data as described below.
By default, these permissions must be granted by the User before the respective information can be accessed. Once the permission has been given, it can be revoked by the User at any time. In order to revoke these permissions, Users may refer to the device settings or contact the Owner for support at the contact details provided in the present document.
The exact procedure for controlling app permissions may be dependent on the User’s device and software.
Please note that the revoking of such permissions might impact the proper functioning of the Applications.
If User grants any of the permissions listed below, the respective Personal Data may be processed (i.e accessed to, modified or removed) by this Application.
Used for accessing shared external storage, including the reading and adding of any items.
Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
This type of service allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on this Application, possibly based on User interests.
This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.
SuperAwesome (SuperAwesome Ltd)
SuperAwesome is an advertising service provided by SuperAwesome Ltd.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
AdMob (AdMob Google Inc.)
AdMob is an advertising service provided by Google LLC.
In order to understand Google’s use of Data, consult Google’s partner policy – https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Personal Data collected: Cookies, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example) and Usage Data.
Read in full here – https://support.google.com/admob/answer/6128543?hl=en.
Safe Ads Policy: https://kidoz.net/safe_ads_policy/
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Unity Analytics (Unity Technologies ApS) – Disabled, but is required within the app for in-app processing by Unity.
Unity Analytics is an analytics service provided by Unity Technologies ApS.
Contacting the User
Mailing list or newsletter (Applications)
By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning our Applications.
Personal Data collected: email address and first name.
Contact form (Website)
By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes the Website and Applications to use these details to reply to request for information or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.
Personal Data collected: email address and first name.
Device permissions for Personal Data access
The Applications requests certain permissions from Users that allow it to access the User’s device Data as summarized here and described within this document.
Personal Data collected: Storage permission.
Unless otherwise specified, this Application processes any payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means via external payment service providers. In general and unless where otherwise stated, Users are requested to provide their payment details and personal information directly to such payment service providers. This Application isn’t involved in the collection and processing of such information: instead, it will only receive a notification by the relevant payment service provider as to whether payment has been successfully completed.
Payments processed via the Apple App Store (Apple Inc.)
Personal Data processed: payment data.
Hosting and backend infrastructure
This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable our Website and Applications to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of the Applications. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
Google Cloud Storage (Google Inc.)
Google Cloud Storage is a hosting service provided by Google Inc.
Additional information about Data collection and processing
The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of these Applications or the related Services.
The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
Additional information about User’s Personal Data
System logs and maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with these Applications (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.
We Collect Limited Information with Our Applications.
When you download and use our mobile applications, we don’t require you to provide any information and we don’t collect any information about you or your device, except we collect:
(i) non-personal information about the duration the App is used and how the App is used, such as the screens viewed and actions taken within our mobile applications, which is used solely to enhance and improve our applications; and
(ii) if the parents send us an email from the app or if they opt-in the newsletter form within the app, then only we collect the email addresses specifically to send newsletters only about our new app launches.
We Comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Our website and mobile applications comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). We don’t knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 in violation of COPPA, and if in the event that a user identifies himself or herself as a child under the age of 13 through a support request, we will not collect, store or use, and will delete in a secure manner, any personal information of such user.
When You Request Support, You May Send Us Email
We allow users to contact us if they have support questions about use of our mobile applications. If you submit a support request, we may receive your email address and other information you provide related to your support request (“Support Information”). We use Support Information only for the support for the internal operations of our website and Apps as provided under Section 312.2 of the COPPA rules effective July 1, 2013.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We use your email address only for the purpose of sending the newsletter to you. We use Support Information only for the support for the internal operations of our website and Apps as provided under Section 312.2 of the COPPA rules effective July 1, 2013. We don’t rent, sell or share your email address unless we have your express consent and in the following circumstances:
(i) We share your email address with our newsletter provider to deliver our newsletter to you.
(ii) We may share your Support Information with our support providers, but only for the purpose of providing support to you.
(iii) We may share your email address and/or Support Information: (a) to protect the security or integrity of our website and Apps, (b) to take precautions against liability; (c) to respond to judicial process, or (d) to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety; and where such information is not used for any other purpose, all in compliance with Section 312.5(c)(6) of the COPPA rules effective July 1, 2013.
Links to Third Party Sites
We may provide links and/or connections to third-party web sites or services from our website (we don’t allow links within our mobile applications). We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites.
Last updated September 22, 2020