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Privacy Policy

Last modified: 24th of May 2018

Welcome to Curve Fever. This privacy policy sets out how Curve Fever uses and protects any information that you give to Curve Fever when you use their site or services.

Curve Fever is a game that can be played in your browser, as an app or as a client. It is operated by Hidden Monster Games B.V. We also operate related sites to our game, such as the forums or our company site. This privacy policy applies to our game and related sites, commonly called the “Service(s)”

Curve Fever is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our services, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Information we collect

When you interact with us through our Services, we may collect information form you, as further described below:

Information you provide

We collect information from you when you voluntarily provide such information. Information we collect may include but not be limited to:

  • Username
  • Email
  • Forum posts
  • Private messages
  • Chat messages
  • Bug reports
  • Suggestions for improvements
  • Customer support messages
  • Payment information
  • Account information

Data we collect automatically

When you interact with us through our Services, we receive and store certain information. Information we collect may include but not be limited to:

  • IP address
  • device information
  • error reports
  • your activities within the Services

We may store such information or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by affiliates, agents or service providers. The Services may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of messages users have sent, as well as the sites which refer visitors to Curve Fever. We may use this data to give you an optimized and customized experience in our Service.

Aggregated information

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, we may conduct research on our customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the information collected. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and we may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website that you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you.

Why do we use cookies?

We use both our own, and third-party cookies for many purposes. We use them, for example, to keep track of your local computer’s settings such as which account you have logged into and notification settings, and to make the ads that you see more relevant to you.

What cookies do we use?

Below you can see a list of the types of cookie used by us.

Authentication: We use cookies to authenticate users.

Processes: Process cookies help make the website work and deliver services that the website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages or accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the website cannot function properly.

Advertising: We use cookies to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. For example, we may read a cookie so we can show you ads that may be interesting to you on Curve Fever or other websites. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Curve Fever later visited the advertiser’s site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie or another similar technology to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed or provide us with information about how you interact with them. We also may work with a partner to show you an ad on or off Curve Fever, such as after you’ve visited the partner’s site or app and this may involve the use of cookies, local storage on your device or other similar technologies. Our advertising partners include Adsense, Doubleclick, Google Adwords and SpotX.

Analytics: These type of cookies are used to understand, improve, and research products and services, including when you access Curve Fever or other websites and apps from a computer or mobile device. For this purpose our partners are Google Analytics and DeltaDNA.

Social plug-in content and Social plug-in tracking cookies: Our website may contain one or more of social plug-in modules. Social plug-in module allows the users of social networks to share contents that they like with their ‘friends’ (and propose other related functionalities such as publishing comments). These plug-ins store and access Cookies on the user’s computer, allowing the social networks to identify their members when they interact with these plug-ins. Our social plug-in partners include Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

How do I delete cookies?

You have the ability to disable or remove cookies in most commercial browsers, and in some instances cookies can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings.  

Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. By choosing to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to benefit fully from the Service (e.g., some or all of it may not continue to work as intended)."

Our use of your information

We use the information you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide information for a certain reason, we may use the information in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide information in order to obtain access to the Services, we will use your information to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. The Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Related Companies”) may also use your information collected through the Services to help us improve the content and functionality of the Services, to better understand our users and to improve the Services. The Company and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each marketing communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future marketing communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.

Our legal basis for handling of your personal data

To honor our contractual commitments to you: Much of our processing of personal data is to meet our contractual obligations to our users, or to take steps at users’ request in anticipation of entering into a contract with them. For example, we handle personal data on this basis to create your account and provide our Services.

Legitimate interests: In many cases, we handle personal data on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals: This includes:

  • Providing a safe and enjoyable user experience
  • Customer service
  • Marketing, e.g. sending emails or other communications to let you know about new features
  • Protecting our users, personnel, and property
  • Analyzing and improving our business, e.g. collecting information about how you use our Services to optimize the design and placement of certain features
  • Processing job applications
  • Managing legal issues

Legal compliance: We need to use and disclose personal data in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.

To protect the vital interests of the individual or others: For example, we may collect or share personal data to help resolve an urgent medical situation.

Consent: Where required by law, and in some other cases, we handle personal data on the basis of your implied or express consent.

Our disclosure of your information

The Company is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your information with certain third parties, as set forth below:

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, bankruptcy, dissolution or similar event, your information may be part of the transferred assets.

Consent: We may transfer your information with your consent.

Related Companies: We may also share your information with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Like many businesses, we sometimes hire other companies or individuals to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments.

Legal Requirements: We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or Related Companies, (iii) protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Aggregated or Non-identifiable Data: We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners or others for business purposes.

Unsolicited information

You may provide us with ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Children

Our Services are for users age 13 and over and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personal information to us please contact us at supportathiddenmonster.games. For residents of the EEA, where processing of personal information is based on consent, Curve Fever will not knowingly engage in that processing for users under the age of consent established by applicable data protection law. If we learn that we are engaged in that processing with such users, we will halt such processing and will take reasonable measures to promptly remove applicable information from our records.

Links to other web sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Services. The Services may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by us (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Services do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Data retention

We generally retain personal data for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes identified herein. To dispose of personal data, we may anonymize it, delete it or take other appropriate steps. Data may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect the information provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any information via the Internet.

Your data rights and choices

We believe that users should be treated equally no matter where they are, and so we are making the following options to control your data available to all users, regardless of their location. You can update certain information by accessing your profile via “Settings.” You can also unsubscribe from certain emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link they contain. You can opt out from certain cookie-related processing by following the instructions above in “Cookies.” Individuals in the European Economic Area, Canada, Costa Rica and some other jurisdictions outside the United States have certain legal rights to obtain confirmation of whether we hold personal data about them, to access personal data we hold about them (including, in some cases, in portable form), and to obtain its correction, update, amendment or deletion in appropriate circumstances. They may also object to our uses or disclosures of personal data, to request a restriction on its processing, or withdraw any consent, though such actions typically will not have retroactive effect. They also will not affect our ability to continue processing data in lawful ways.

How can I access the personal data you have about me?

If you would like to submit a data access request, you can do so by sending us a mail to privacyathiddenmonster.games . We will then start the process and provide you a link to access the personal data that Curve Fever has on you within 30 days.

How do I correct, update, amend, or delete the personal data you have about me?

Please write us at privacyathiddenmonster.games with the words “Personal Data Request” in the subject or body of your message, along with an explanation of what data subject right you are seeking to exercise. For your protection, we may take steps to verify identity before responding to your request.

How do I object or restrict the manner in which Curve Fever processes my personal data?

You have a right to ask us to stop using or limit our use of your personal data in certain circumstances—for example, if we have no lawful basis to keep using your data, or if you think your personal data is inaccurate. The rights and options described above are subject to limitations and exceptions under applicable law. In addition to those rights, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. However, we encourage you to contact us first, and we will do our very best to resolve your concern.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Contacting us

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Services. You may contact us as follows: privacyathiddenmonster.games.