We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our Mobile Application(s) users; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
By downloading and installing our Mobile Application(s), you agree to this policy and you consent to all clauses in accordance with the terms of this policy.
This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
Collecting personal information
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
information about your mobile device and about your visits to and use of the Mobile Application(s) (including browser type and version, operating system, application type and version, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, in-app operation);
information that you provide to us when registering with our Mobile Application(s) (including your email address and social media profile);
information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our push notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address)
information relating to any purchases you make from our in-app purchasing options will only be stored on a transaction level (no payment or contact details are stored)
information that you post to our website(s) including but not limited to business websites, social media websites, and all other sites linked to Hodges Studios, for publication on the internet (including your user name, your profile pictures and the content of your posts);
information contained in or relating to any communication that you send through our Mobile Application (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication); and
any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
Using personal information
Personal information submitted to us through our Mobile Application(s) will be used for the purposes specified in this policy.
We may use your personal information to:
administer our business and products;
personalise our website for you;
enable your use of the services available on our Mobile Application;
send you goods purchased through our Mobile Application(s);
send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
send you non-marketing commercial communications;
send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
send you marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you, by push-notification, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our Mobile Application(s);
keep our Mobile Application(s) secure and prevent fraud; and
verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our Mobile Application(s) (including monitoring private messages sent through our Mobile Application(s) private messaging service).
We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
All our Mobile Application(s) financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, “Google Play” and “Apple iTunes”. We will share information with our payment services provider only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our Mobile Application(s), refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
Disclosing personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
Except as stated in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
International data transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
Personal information that you publish on our Mobile Application(s) may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 6.
Retaining personal information
This sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
Without prejudice to Section 7.2, we will usually delete personal data falling within the categories set out below at the date/time set out below:
All stored data will be kept for the lifespan of the Mobile Applications(s) in order to provide current statistics and in-game feature statues. All stored data will be destroyed when no longer being used, or upon request (we maintain the right to keep all information required for the upkeep of leaderboards and other persistent, application related purposes).
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
Security of personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password-protected and firewall-protected) servers.
All electronic financial transactions entered into through our Mobile Application(s) will be protected by encryption technology as provided by our payment providers "Google Play" and "Apple iTunes".
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and
the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor, bank, or Justice of the Peace (JP)).
We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
Third party services
Hodges Studios mobile applications, games, and services may include links to third party services and/or the third party services may be made available to you via Hodges Studios. These services may include, but are not limited to gameplay recording and sharing, social medial connectivity and the like. These services are subject to respective third party terms and conditions. Please study these third party terms and conditions carefully as they constitute an agreement between you and the applicable third party service provider.
We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
Data protection registration
We are not registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
The Mobile Application(s) is owned and operated by A.D HODGES & J.C HODGES, Australian Business Number (ABN) 93559928630, operating under the business name of “Hodges Studios”.
You can contact us:
using our website contact form;
by email, using the email address published on our website.