Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 13th August 2019

Because the use of our website, its related sites and services (collectively, “Boreal Foundry”) first requires acceptance of the Policy, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with it. Specifically, this Privacy Policy governs any personal information and non-personal information collected when you use Boreal Foundry and its online services.

Boreal Foundry is designed to foster a relationship between Boreal Foundry community (“Members”) and Boreal Foundry content. To help facilitate this process, information is exchanged between Members, their equipment and Boreal Foundry. Boreal Foundry respects that Members are trusting us with their information, and we’re committed to being reasonable custodians of Members’ information. The types of information collected are detailed below. The Boreal Foundry Online Services (“Online Services”) themselves do not track Members through the use of “cookies” or collect personal information. Websites use cookies and are capable of tracking Members unless the Members block cookies and turn on the Do Not Track option.

Use of the Online Service is voluntary. This includes any channels provided for interacting with other Members. If you are uncertain about sharing data at all, please forego use of the Online Service entirely until you achieve whatever level of comfort you need.

Please be descriptive with your constructive compliments and criticisms—both are welcome. If you have any thoughts or ideas about where things are/aren’t working well, you can reach out to us directly at contact@borealfoundry.com.

To foster the Member community, we intend to convey—and support—various promotions via emails to Members. Our goal is to provide valuable and interesting information and opportunities, so let us know if we fail to do that. Members who wish to do so, may use the “unsubscribe from this list” or “update subscription preferences” links located at the bottom of any email you receive from Boreal Foundry.

All Members must be over the age of 13 to use our Online Services, and at least 18 years of age to access certain games. Boreal Foundry does not intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 13, and any such information will be deleted upon discovery. If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned about the transfer of personal information about your child, please do not allow your child to access the Online Services and contact contact@borealfoundry.com.

Links to other websites are provided for Member convenience and information; those links have their own terms, conditions, and privacy policies. Members may also be bound by the separate terms of their respective software, products, platforms, hardware and equipment. We recommend that you carefully review all such terms.

Members understand and agree that the Online Service is provided “AS-IS” and without warranties or duties of any kind.

PRIVACY POLICY:

Boreal Foundry, LLC, a Finland-based company, its partners and affiliates (collectively “Boreal Foundry”), respects the privacy rights of those who access and use its services and is committed to protecting the information collected through its online products, services, and websites accessed through any internet-capable hardware platform including gaming consoles, personal computers, mobile computers, or smart phones, or in-game applications or any software platform including third-party hosts (collectively the “Online Services”). We have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, store, disclose, transfer, protect, and otherwise use the information collected in connection with our Online Services (the “Privacy Policy”).

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING OUR ONLINE SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT (i) WE MAY TRANSFER, PROCESS, AND STORE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHICH MAY HAVE DIFFERENT PRIVACY PROTECTIONS THAN YOUR COUNTRY; (ii) WE MAY PROCESS YOUR DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY; (iii) YOU ARE BOUND BY BOREAL FOUNDRY’S PRIVACY POLICY; AND (iv) YOU WILL ABIDE BY OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS AND ANY OTHER POLICIES THAT MAY APPLY. THIS PRIVACY POLICY SUPPLEMENTS THE PRIVACY DISCLOSURES PROVIDED TO YOU WITH YOUR SOFTWARE PRODUCT AND/OR BY YOUR CONSOLE MANUFACTURER.


This Privacy Policy will explain:

The scope of this Privacy Policy
Information Boreal Foundry collects
Gameplay information Boreal Foundry collects
The limitations, if any, resulting from you not wanting to share personal information
How we use cookies, track IP Addresses, or use other passive means to collect information
How we use information we collect
How we share information we collect
What choices you have with regard to the use of your personal information
Links to other parties
Children’s privacy
How we protect your information
Your California Privacy Rights
Where information is stored
How to contact us

SCOPE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected on https://borealfoundry.com.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy. Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. If necessary, we will give you additional choices regarding such change in these notices. As permitted by applicable law, your continued use of our products and services signifies your acceptance of such changes.

You may choose to voluntarily provide us with various personal information and non-personal information through your use of the Online Services. We also may use “cookies” and other passive technologies including clear gifs to collect certain non-personal information from you in connection with your use of the Online Services, such as the pages you visit and the features you use. Our cookies are linked to your IP or MAC address.

INFORMATION BORAL FOUNDRY COLLECTS

Personal information is information that identifies you and that may be used to contact you online or offline. Boreal Foundry collects personal information from you on a voluntary basis. When you submit personal information to Boreal Foundry, it will usually take the form of:

Registration for Online Services, websites, products, contests, and special events;
Subscribing to newsletters or alerts;
Posting in or commenting on our message boards, forums, news blogs, chat rooms, or other Online Services;
Purchasing products or services through our online stores;
Using “tell a friend,” “email this page,” or other similar features;
Requesting technical support;
Downloading demos, programs, or software;
Participating in polls, surveys, and questionnaires; or
Otherwise through use of our software, including console products, mobile products, and personal computer products, and through the use of our online products or Online Services where personal information is required for use and/or participation.
The types of information collected in connection with the activities listed above can vary depending on your activity. The information we collect may include:

first and/or last name;
e-mail address;
street and/or mailing address and zip code;
telephone number;
photographic images, if uploaded by user;
credit card number, if provided for purchases;
IP or MAC address;
game device identifier;
user/game name; or
demographic information (age, gender, date of birth), if provided by user in surveys or forums.
In addition, we may collect generalized geographic information about you or your systems, such as your hardware configuration, console ID, software products played, survey data, purchases, IP address and the systems you have played on. We may combine the information with your personal information. Prize winners may be required to provide additional information for prize fulfillment.

GAMEPLAY INFORMATION BOREAL FOUNDRY COLLECTS

When you use products or services on Internet-capable hardware, Boreal Foundry may receive information regarding your gameplay without any additional notice to you or actions taken by you. Subject to the terms in this Privacy Policy, Boreal Foundry will not receive personal information such as your name and address, but may receive other information such as a console ID, gaming service ID, game achievements, game scores and performance, IP address, MAC address, or other device ID, other console/device use information, or other information and statistics regarding your usage of the games. Information about gameplay may be collected while you are offline and transmitted to Boreal Foundry when you next connect to the Internet whether or not you are currently logged into your Internet Connection from your console, handheld, mobile device, computer, or other gaming platform. Boreal Foundry may combine the information with your personal information and use such information as set forth in this Privacy Policy whether or not you register for or use our services. Boreal Foundry may also monitor gameplay information by automated means to ensure that software and services are used in accordance with applicable policies, including the Terms of Service and the End User License Agreement. Boreal Foundry reserves the right to terminate any Boreal Foundry license upon violating these policies.

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT CERTAIN INFORMATION BOREAL FOUNDRY COLLECTS

Public Information Including Message Boards, Forums, News Blogs and Comments: Whenever you give out personal information in public areas such as on a message board, chat room, comment field, or profile page, that information can be collected and used by other people. Information that you disclose in any of these forums is public information, for which no expectation of privacy or confidentiality exists. You should be aware that any personal information you submit in the course of these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages or identify you. If you post a video, image, photo, or other content through one of these services for public view, you should be aware that these may be viewed, collected, copied, and/or used by other users without your consent. If your screen name or an ID contains your real name, that name will be made publicly available on leaderboards and elsewhere. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged not to disclose personal information while using our services or use personal information to identify yourself while using our services. You are responsible for any public information or content you post using Boreal Foundry’s services.

E-mail Correspondence: We may provide e-mail addresses or forms to which visitors can send us questions or comments, or which visitors can use to request customer support. In the process of receiving and responding to such requests, we may collect personal information about you, such as your e-mail address or any other personal data contained in the body of your e-mail message. By allowing you to send us these requests, we are not attempting to solicit personal information from you. We only use the information for the purpose of responding to your questions and/or comments or to provide customer support. In most cases, your message is deleted immediately after we’ve resolved your inquiry; however, in some instances, copies of your requests may be kept on file for our records, for legal and/or quality control purposes, or to provide ongoing support services you have requested. If we obtain actual knowledge that the person with whom we’re communicating is a child under the age of thirteen, we promptly delete the child’s e-mail address and messages.

Resumes: Boreal Foundry allows for the email submission of resumes. Personal information collected from resumes will be used solely for the purpose of accepting and evaluating candidate submissions for job postings, and is therefore not governed by this Privacy Policy. Information obtained from resumes may be shared within Boreal Foundry by parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I REFUSE TO PROVIDE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Your refusal to submit personal information may limit your ability to participate in some activities, such as sweepstakes or the use of certain Online Services. As described above, regardless of registration we may publish gameplay boards and multiplayer match records containing certain information as a result of your use of the products, where they are essential components of the services we offer you and other users.

DO YOUR ONLINE SERVICES USE COOKIES, TRACK IP ADDRESSES, OR USE OTHER PASSIVE MEANS TO COLLECT INFORMATION?

Boreal Foundry uses cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking devices for certain Online Services to collect information. If you choose to provide us with personal information, it may be linked to the information collected by these technologies.

Cookies: A “cookie” is a small bit of record-keeping information that websites often store on a user’s computer. Our cookies are typically used to quickly identify a user’s computer, browser, or device and to “remember” things about prior visits (such as the user’s use of various features on the service). You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use certain Online Services.

Web Beacons: A “web beacon” is an electronic image that allows websites to count users who have visited certain pages or viewed certain advertisements.

Internet Log Files: Boreal Foundry may also keep track of IP addresses used to access its Online Services for various reasons. An IP address is a number that is used by a networked device and will identify your point of connection to the internet. Depending on your network configuration, it may also identify your computer, or other device. A MAC address or other device ID identifies one specific piece of hardware. These log files are tied to your personal information in certain circumstances, such as if you have linked your console user account to Online Service accounts offered by Boreal Foundry.

Analytic Metrics Tools and Other Technologies: Other information that may be passively collected by Boreal Foundry includes log files that record information about your hardware, product use, service use, or website use, including website navigation and game telemetry activity. We also use these log file entries for our internal marketing, service design, technical support, and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the Online Services we provide you.

Advertising Service Providers: Some of our Online Services are supported by advertising provided by Boreal Foundry or various third-party advertising agents, such as ad networks, data exchanges, traffic management service providers and marketing analytics service providers (“Advertising Service Providers”). Such Online Services may place and use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information about your device and your use of Online Services. The information such Advertising Service Providers may collect, or we may share with them, includes your device type, IP address, MAC address or other device ID, browser type, language, operating system and generalized geographic location; the types of pages, content and ads you, or others who are using your device, visited or viewed and the frequency of your visit/viewing; and information regarding your use of or activities in connection with a website or Online Service (e.g., time spent using a mobile application or your purchases). This information may be collected or shared when you use an Online Service, click on a webpage or an advertisement, or launch one of our game or other mobile applications that you have installed, and may be used: (1) to ensure that an Advertising Service Provider is accurately and properly paid for an advertisement it placed on our behalf (e.g., an ad that led you to purchase or download one of our games or other mobile applications); (2) to help prevent you from seeing the same ads over and over again; (3) to help select and display targeted ads or other content on your computer or other device (such as on a website you are viewing or a mobile application you are using) that may be of particular interest to you; (4) to measure and analyze advertising effectiveness and/or traffic in our Online Services and determine the popularity of certain content; and (5) to monitor and analyze the usage of our Online Services, so that we can continually enhance and improve them.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you submit information to Boreal Foundry via our Online Services, or information is collected as described in this Privacy Policy, that information is received by Boreal Foundry. Boreal Foundry uses this information to send you promotional materials, to provide you with access to our services, to fulfill product orders, and to respond to questions or technical problems. We also use your personal and other information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the products and services we provide you and to better meet your needs.

Some of our Online Services offer SNS features and Widgets, such as the Facebook “Like” button, Google + button, or the Share This button. These third-party SNS features may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly and may collect information about you when you use them, such as your IP or MAC address and which page you are visiting on our site. SNS features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly by our Online Services. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the Feature. Please review each company’s governing policies before using their services.

From time to time, Boreal Foundry may employ vendors to perform services on Boreal Foundry’s behalf. These vendors provide internal support to Boreal Foundry by operating some of the services we provide you such as contest entry collection and email services. Although these vendors, not Boreal Foundry, may collect, use, or maintain the information in connection with the Online Services, Boreal Foundry still requires that they adhere to Boreal Foundry’s stated privacy policies and that they not share your personal information with third parties or use the information for their own marketing purposes.

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Boreal Foundry may share your personal information with third parties as described in this Privacy Policy. Boreal Foundry may share your personal information to fulfill a request you have made, such as signing up for an email list or requesting customer support, technical support, contest data, newsletters, and email fulfillment. In the event we offer services or promotions where your personal information is separately collected and used according to the privacy policy of a third party, we will inform you of that at the time of collection and you may elect not to participate in the service or promotion. In addition, we may share aggregate and other information regarding Online Service usage statistics and user demographics with third parties.

We may share your personal and other information with third parties in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability, including as required by law enforcement or other government officials. We also may share your personal and other information with third parties when we have reason to believe that a disclosure is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with our rights, property, operations, users, or others who may be harmed or may suffer loss or damage, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, investigate, or enforce our policies, terms and conditions, combat fraud and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Boreal Foundry.

In addition, your personal and other information may be disclosed to a potential or actual successor or assign in connection with a proposed or consummated merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event involving all or a portion of Boreal Foundry, Boreal Foundry’s customer information may be transferred to our successor or assign.

WHEN BOREAL FOUNDRY WILL ASK TO PROCESS YOUR INFORMATION

We may ask you for consent to collect or use your personal information for specific purposes. We also process your information in order to fulfil your requests, such as to complete transactions with you and to allow you to play games online. We may also process your information in accordance with our policies or when required by law. We also process your information in accordance with law to support the interests of our business, operations, and services, such as to ensure the proper function, security, or integrity of our services.

YOUR RIGHTS TO REVIEW, CONTROL, CORRECT & DELETE THE USE OR DISPLAY OF DATA

You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing of your personal information for marketing purposes at any time. If you do not want to receive certain communications such as newsletters or promotional offers, you may indicate your preference at the time your personal information is requested or later opt-out by using the methods listed below. In addition to the methods below, along with every communication sent to you, Boreal Foundry gives you the opportunity to discontinue receiving future communications on each communication it sends by providing links at the bottom of the email communication.

In addition, you may to request to delete, restrict, correct, or receive a copy of the personal information collected about you. To the extent these rights apply in your country, they may be limited in some situations, for example where Boreal Foundry is under a legal requirement to retain certain information. Requests may be sent via e-mail to contact@boralfoundry.com, or you may write to us at Boreal Foundry Oy c/o A Grid PL 13000, 00076 Aalto. Please indicate your country of residence in your correspondence.

Data Retention: We will retain your personal information for as long as we provide services where the information is collected. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible (e.g., because the information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion occurs. If you wish to request that we no longer use your personal information to provide you services, please contact us as described herein. If information is changed or deleted, we may still retain some of your information in our files to resolve disputes, administer our services, comply with technical and legal requirements, and/or other constraints related to the security, integrity, and operation of our Online Services.

In all cases for our Online Services, we will respond to your request for access to update, delete, or correct inaccuracies to your personal information.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

You should be aware that while you are on our websites you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party. Because we cannot guarantee that the privacy policies of these websites meet our high standards, we recommend reading the privacy policy of the website you link to before you submit any of your personal information.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Boreal Foundry does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old. If we become aware that a child under 13 has submitted information to Boreal Foundry, we delete this information following its discovery. We encourage parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when using the Internet.

WHAT SAFEGUARDS ARE USED TO PROTECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

To protect your personal information, Boreal Foundry follows generally accepted industry standards and maintains reasonable safeguards to attempt to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the information you have provided. Boreal Foundry has security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Personal information collected by Boreal Foundry is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public (e.g., locked rooms). However, no system can be 100% secure and human errors occur, so there is the possibility that there could be unauthorized access to your information. By using our services, you assume all such risks.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Since 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If this Privacy Policy states that any personal information may be shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, you may send inquiries (in English, please) regarding our disclosure policy to Boreal Foundry Oy c/o A Grid PL 13000, 00076 Aalto.

TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES

All information collected or received by Boreal Foundry in connection with the Online Services is collected in, processed in, or transferred to the United States of America. While your information is in another jurisdiction, it may be accessed by the courts, law enforcement, and national security authorities pursuant to the laws of those jurisdictions. If you are a consumer residing in the European Union, Boreal Foundry relies on consent of the individual to transfer personal information from the European Economic Area (EEA) to non-EEA countries. By using our services, you expressly consent to such collection, transfer, and processing. Backup data and administrative data may also be stored on media or servers located in the United States of America.

OTHER TERMS FOR THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS

You may be able to sign up for or access the Online Services through third-party platforms such as mobile devices. When you submit personal information to Boreal Foundry via a third-party platform, your use of that platform is also governed by its terms of service, privacy policies and/or code of conduct. Please review each company’s governing policies before using their services.

HOW TO CONTACT US

For all questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy, contact our Privacy Policy Administrator via email (in English, please) at contact@borealfoundry.com; or, by regular mail at Boreal Foundry Oy c/o A Grid PL 13000, 00076 Aalto. If you are located in the European Union, please indicate that in your email or letter, with the understanding that you may also have the right to complain to an EU data protection authority.


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