Nature of the Information Collected
Information collected by this Service includes, personal details, location details and information regarding web-tracking technologies.
Personal information at GeoSocials means and includes your name, email address, phone number, Facebook and Twitter IDs, birthday details as well as your photo. Such information is often a prerequisite for registration and setting up of your user account.
Our Servers automatically collect location information once you log onto our service. This includes information regarding your current location, which is automatically updated when you use our service by logging onto our game. We also store the location history of the user, which includes all previous locations from where the user has accessed the game. Location information is gathered with the sole purpose of eliminating cheaters and ensuring fair play. This information also allows easy access to the various location-based features available in our game.
GeoSocials may use various web tracking technologies to gather data pertaining to IP address, cookie information and page requested etc. This data is extensively used by the website to identify website traffic patterns as well as to enhance and improve the website accessibility.
How do we Use this Information?
Overall use for all kinds of information collected by this Service is merely for improving gaming experience. Below are some of the explicit ways in which we shall be using each kind of data collected from you.
Personal information is extremely important for our proper functioning. However, we ensure that no such information is revealed or shared or rented to any third party. Use for this personal information is primarily for interaction between players and friends. The information is also useful in interacting with admin for customizing your gaming experience, suggesting improvements as well as staying informed about new offers etc.
It is pertinent to note that all personal information stored with us on our servers is visible, by default, to other players, unless you choose otherwise by modifying your privacy settings. In addition to your basic settings, game related information, shouts etc. are also visible to all players unless you modify visibility by changing your privacy settings.
Location information is automatically available and visible when you log onto our game. By default this information is visible and used for sharing information regarding other users in the area, information related to the area as well as location based gaming options that are part of the gaming program. By choosing the correct privacy settings however, it is possible to limit the visibility of your exact location to only those authorized by you as friends.
Finally, personal, location and web tracking information is often combined and used to create aggregate information. This information is essentially used for understanding our customer base and improving overall gaming experience.
Disclosure of Information
At the outset, it can be stated that we do not share any kind of information collected without the prior permission of the user. Following are the ways in which this data may be used vis-à-vis third parties.
GeoSocials does not rent, sell or share any personal information, so obtained from its users, to any third party or company, unless it is so explicitly authorized by the user. Information so gathered may be shared with other users of the game, unless specific privacy settings have been chosen to prevent it.
Moreover, GeoSocials may disclose aggregate information to its prospective business partners and third parties for the sole purposes of describing their business operations and scope.
Sharing of Location details
When you play GeoSocials, you are automatically agreeing to completely disclose any information related to location with other users. Hence this information is automatically shared unless so specifically prohibited by changing your privacy settings.
Withdrawal of Consent
No information so collected by us is shared or rented to any third party to the best of our ability. Whilst we endeavor to maintain complete privacy of our users, we are not responsible for any such action or omission that may occur due to situations beyond our control. However, we do reserve the right to share any such information so collected to any successor to our business, which could result due to merger or acquisition or any other similar business transaction.
Simplified Visibility or Privacy Settings
GeoSocials with a view to protecting your location information has created an exclusive button with an eye, which can be used to toggle your visibility in the game. By activating this button, you can actually refrain from logging in your location information with our servers whilst also not allowing other users to see it.
Privacy Issues vis-à-vis External Telecommunication Partners
Ways to Access and Amend Information by User
GeoSocials allows you to access and amend your contact details, email address etc. by simply using the control panels on your account page or by writing into us at email@example.com.
Applicability of this policy towards Links from Third Parties
GeoSocials may host several links to other websites. However, GeoSocials is not responsible for the privacy policies of any such link. Any user wanting to visit such third party links should be aware that the personal information so collected by those links are governed by their own privacy policies and not by the current one. GeoSocials is not responsible for any privacy issue that may occur in any such third party sites.
Minors below the age of 13 years are expressly prohibited from playing this game. GeoSocials does not knowingly or willingly allow minors to apply and register with their gaming site or share information with others. Where GeoSocials is informed of such use of the site by minors, we will take immediate action for deleting all such information pertaining to that account.
Questions or Concerns
For all questions regarding privacy issues when using this Service, do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do include all details of your query in your message and we will respond to your questions immediately, whilst also trying to resolve your concerns.