Privacy Policy

ABUZZ Applications and Website

IN BRIEF:

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.).

 

IN DETAIL:
Overview:
This Privacy Policy describes the information collected by Abuzz (“we,” “us” or “our”) through our mobile applications and website and how we use that information.

Types of Data collected:
Among the types of Personal Data that our Applications or Website 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 or Website. Unless specified otherwise, all automated Data requested by our Applications and Website 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.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by our Applications or Website or by the owners of third-party services used by these, serves the purpose of providing the Service required by the User, in addition to any other purposes described in the present document and in the Cookie Policy, if available.

Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through our Applications or Website 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 or Website (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.

Place:
The Data is processed at the Owner’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located or where it’s hosting and backup servers are located.

Retention time:
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

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 or Website 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 or Website.

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.

Storage permission:
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:

ADVERTISING:
This type of service allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on the Applications, 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.
Some of the services listed below may use Cookies to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.
In addition to any opt-out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/

SuperAwesome (SuperAwesome Ltd)
SuperAwesome is an advertising service provided by SuperAwesome Ltd.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United Kingdom – Privacy Policy http://www.superawesome.tv/privacy_policy/

AdMob (AdMob Google Inc.)
AdMob is an advertising service provided by AdMob Google Inc.
In order to understand Google’s use of Data, consult Google’s partner policy.
Personal Data collected: Cookies, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example) and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
Opt Out at https://www.google.com/settings/ads
Privacy Shield participant.

Unity Ads (Unity Technologies ApS)
Unity Ads is an advertising service provided by Unity Technologies ApS.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: Denmark – Privacy Policy https://unity3d.com/legal/privacy-policy

Inmobi Advertising Network
Inmobi Ad Network is an advertising service provided by Inmobi.
Personal Data: Cookies, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example) and Usage Data.
Privacy Policy: Section 2 called “Inmobi Advertising” at https://www.inmobi.com/privacy-policy/
Opt Out at https://www.inmobi.com/page/opt-out/


ANALYTICS:
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.

Google Analytics for Firebase (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics for Firebase or Firebase Analytics is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. In order to understand Google’s use of Data, consult Google’s partner policy. Firebase Analytics may share Data with other tools provided by Firebase, such as Crash Reporting, Authentication, Remote Config or Notifications. The User may check this privacy policy to find a detailed explanation about the other tools used by the Owner. This Application uses identifiers for mobile devices (including Android Advertising ID or Advertising Identifier for iOS, respectively) and technologies similar to cookies to run the Firebase Analytics service. Users may opt-out of certain Firebase features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or by following the instructions in other Firebase related sections of this privacy policy, if available.
Personal Data collected: Cookies, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example) and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Privacy Shield participant.


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.


HANDLING PAYMENTS:
Payment processing services enables our Applications to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. To ensure greater security, our Applications shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction.
Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.

Google Wallet (Google Inc.)
Google Wallet is a payment service provided by Google Inc., which allows users to make online payments using their Google credentials.
Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://wallet.google.com/files/privacy.html?hl=en
Privacy Shield participant.

Apple Pay (Apple Inc.)
Apple Pay is a payment service provided by Apple Inc., which allows Users to make payments using their mobile phones.
Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://www.apple.com/privacy/privacy-policy/

Amazon Payments (Amazon)
Amazon Payments is a payment service provided by Amazon.com, Inc., which allows Users to make online payments using their Amazon credentials.
Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: See the Amazon privacy policy – Privacy Policy https://payments.amazon.com/help/Personal-Accounts/Privacy-Security/Privacy-Notice


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.
Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://payments.amazon.com/help/Personal-Accounts/Privacy-Security/Privacy-Notice
Privacy Shield participant.

Google App Engine (Google Inc.)
Google App Engine is a hosting service provided by Google Inc.
Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://payments.amazon.com/help/Personal-Accounts/Privacy-Security/Privacy-Notice
Privacy Shield participant.


INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING:

This type of service allows our Applications to monitor the use and behavior of its components so its performance, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting can be improved.
Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and mode of implementation of these services, whose function is to filter the activities of this Application.

Crashlytics by Firebase (Google Inc.)
Crashlytics is a monitoring service provided by Google Inc.
Personal Data collected: geographic position, unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example) and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://payments.amazon.com/help/Personal-Accounts/Privacy-Security/Privacy-Notice


MANAGING CONTACTS AND SENDING MESSAGES:

This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts and name to communicate with the User.
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)
MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.
Personal Data collected: email address and first name.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
Privacy Shield participant.

 

These Applications and Website are directed to children under the age of 13 to play the games but it is also directed towards the parents as they are the ones who access the Website and Download the Applications and not the children themselves. It doesn’t require the child to disclose any more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in its activity.

Parents can delete the Applications if they do not want any further collection of Data. And they can contact the third parties as listed in this Policy to delete the Data already collected. We ourselves collect Name and Email Address only if the User has themselves given it to us and this is something we only use to communicate back for the purpose for which it was given.

 

Additional information about Data collection and processing:

Legal action:
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:
In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, these  Applications may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

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.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled:
These Applications and Website does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.


Changes to this privacy policy
The Owner reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on the page at http://iabuzz.com/privacy/
It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

Last Modified on May 01, 2018