If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to know: (1) what information we, Kongregate, Inc., are collecting on www.kongregate.com, from Kongregate mobile games, or through social media sites such as Facebook; (2) what we’re doing with the information we collect; and (3) what your options are related to the information we collect. If you have any questions or concerns after reading this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide on Site: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to Kongregate when choosing to participate in various activities on the Site such as chat, posting messages in the games comment section or in our forums, sending feedback, entering contests, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. Such information, and additional information (such as address and credit or debit card information) may be collected when uploading a game, or making a purchase.
You may choose to disclose information about yourself in our online chat rooms, forums, game comments or in creating user "profiles". Information that you disclose in these areas is public information, and will be accessible to anyone who uses our Site. However, you may choose to have your profile page be public or private. In the case where you chose to make your profile page private, the information there (including challenges won, "my friends" list, etc.) will only be visible to you.
Other Site Information We Track: The Site uses passive tracking technologies to log information such as IP address, browser type, pages visited, and Site usage (for example: what pages are accessed, how often, referring/exit pages and URLs). We may also employ "cookies" or similar technologies such as web beacons, match scripts, or pixel tags that provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. You can set your browser to reject cookies, but if you do, some features on our Site will not function normally.
Invite a Friend: You may invite friends to join the Kongregate community by using the "invite a friend" feature. You will be required to submit your name and email address, as well as their name and email address. Your friend’s personal information that you submit in this feature will be used only to send the email you request, and will not be otherwise stored or maintained by Kongregate.
Information You Provide via Mobile Applications: You may have the option to link your Mobile account to your Site account in certain Mobile Applications. This will allow you to participate in content that crosses between the Site and Mobile games, such as Kongregate level points and badges. If you choose this linking option the information we receive via the Site may also apply to Mobile Applications, and information we receive via your Mobile account may also apply to your usage of the Site and your Site account.
Information We Receive Through Mobile Applications: If you play a Kongregate game on a mobile device (such as your phone or tablet) we can collect mobile device identifiers that can include things like your MAC address and IP address. We may also collect information such as device name and type, operating system, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide such as your game character name or e-mail address. Additionally, we may access third party information such as your phone or Facebook contacts provided you allow your device to connect to services and you have given the application permission to access this information. We may only collect this information with your authorization and according to the rules you have established within your device permissions.
Mobile Application Notifications: With your consent, Kongregate mobile applications may send push notifications to your mobile device to provide game information, news, updates, or other relevant information. You can manage these updates from the ‘options’ or ‘settings’ page from within the Mobile Application or from your device control panel that manages these notifications.
Information We Receive From Social Media Sites: As previously noted, you can play Kongregate games through social media sites such as Facebook. When you play these SM Games, backend system vendors such as PlayFab (https://playfab.com/privacy/) may collect certain pieces of information from you such as player IDs, session information, and purchase data, as well as personal information including email address, gender, and birthday and/or age range. This collection of information is governed by backend system vendors’ and Facebook’s privacy practices. You should read those policies carefully before playing SM Games. Backend system vendors may share with us information it collects when you play SM Games on Facebook such as player IDs, session information, and purchase data, as well as personal information including email address, gender, and birthday and/or age range.
The information that backend system vendors receive about you when you play SM Games may also depend on your privacy and/or other settings you have with Facebook. If you want more details about what information Facebook shares via games on its platform, you should review Facebook’s policies.
Do Not Track: Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. At the present time, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has not yet established universal standards for recognizable DNT signals, and, therefore, Kongregate does not recognize DNT.
How We Use This Information
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally identifiable Site usage data to improve the quality and design of the Site, Mobile Applications, and SM Games, to make certain offers available that we believe may be of interest to you, and to create new features, promotions, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.
We may also combine the information you submit to us with information we have collected from you in other forums, such as through emails or offline, or with publicly available information or information we obtain from third parties. When so combined, we or our business partners may use the combined information to make offers to you that we believe may be of interest to you.
When We Might Disclose Information/Other Disclosures
As part of our regular business conduct, we may share information with companies or individuals providing services or acting on our behalf, such as companies providing technological or fulfillment services or acting as our marketing partners. In the event that there is a change of corporate ownership, the new owners will of course be provided with our files, including information you have submitted. We will provide information in response to subpoenas, and we also will share information with government officials, including law enforcement officials or court authorities, in order to initiate or cooperate with any law enforcement or governmental investigation.
Unless we tell you first (such as at the time we collect information from you), or unless it is part of a specific program or feature in which you have elected to participate, we do not share personally identifiable information that we have collected (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their own commercial or marketing purposes.
If you play SM Games through social media sites such as Facebook, your social media “friends,” other players, or other types of connections may, depending on your social media privacy settings, be able to: (1) see certain personal information about you; (2) view your game activity; and/or (3) communicate with you or send you “friend” or other connection requests through the social media service.
Links and Third Parties
From time to time we may include on the Site, Mobile Applications and/or SM Games links to other websites as a service to you. The third party sites are operated by companies that are outside of our control, and your activities at those sites will be governed by the policies and practices of those third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy practices of these third parties before disclosing any personally identifiable information, as we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites.
To personalize the Site, and to simplify the registration process, we give you the option to link your account with Facebook. When you link your account, Facebook may share data about you with us, and we may share information about you with Facebook. In addition, Kongregate users who are your friends on Facebook will be shown your Kongregate username if you have both linked your Facebook accounts. For more detail on how this feature works, please see our FAQ.
We strive to maintain the security of your personal information through a variety of security measures. We urge you to protect your password by not sharing it with anyone else, and to take measures to prevent it from unauthorized access or disclosure. For example, select number and letter combinations that would be difficult for a third party (or hacking program) to determine, and do not write down your password next to your computer. To learn more about how to protect yourself online, we encourage you to visit the government’s website at www.onguardonline.gov.
The Site, Mobile Applications, and SM Games are designed for and directed at people 18 years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If Kongregate learns that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personally identifiable information online in contravention of these measures, it will terminate access to the account immediately and will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from its databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or other as required or allowed by law). If you become aware of any personal information we have collected from children under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
For additional tips on how to help children stay safe on the Internet, we recommend that you visit the following sites:
Right to Remove Posted Information — California Minors
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account on the Site, Mobile Applications, or through the SM Games, you have the right to request removal of unwanted information that you publicly post on the Site, Mobile Applications, or through the SM Games. To request removal of such information, you can contact Kongregate using the email address associated with your account at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you reside in California. Upon receiving such a request, Kongregate will make sure that the information is not publicly available on our Site, Mobile Applications, or through our SM Games, but the information may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all Kongregate systems. Please note that any removal of content by Kongregate does not ensure or guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of the content in all places. The content may have been shared or reposted by other parties, or federal or state law may require maintenance of the content or information. There may be places, especially if the content is posted on a social media site, that Kongregate has no control over and therefore cannot remove the content.
If you are receiving Kongregate email advertisements and no longer wish to receive those email messages, you may opt out at the time you receive the message by following the instructions in that email. Please allow ten (10) days for your request to be processed.
If you wish to review, edit or delete information you have provided to Kongregate, you may access your account information on the Site at any time by clicking on your username at the top of the Site homepage.
For questions or concerns regarding the use of personal information you submit to us, please contact us at email@example.com.