PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: April 2017

Silent Software SpA Privacy Policy

Silent Software SpA collects, stores, and uses your personal information as a data controller in connection with and in order to provide and develop Silent Sw. products, mobile applications, services and websites (together “Services”) according to this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

For questions and information about Privacy Policy and data subject's rights, please contact us at www.silentsw.com/privacy or alternatively at Silent Sw.: legal@silentsw.com.

For information about our privacy practices related to data from children, please see “Special Note About Children’s Privacy” below.

All Silent Sw. Services are governed by this Privacy Policy and by using or accessing a Service You give consent to the processing, use and disclosure of your data. Please do not install or use the Services if you do not agree to this Privacy Policy. 

Silent Sw. reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of Services will signify your acceptance of the changes to this Privacy Policy.

1. How We Collect Your Data

Likely situations when you make personal data available to Silent Sw. include, but are not limited to: (i) by using Silent Sw. mobile apps or visiting our websites, (ii) registration for Services, contests and special events; (iii) accessing Services using a third party ID, such as social networking sites or gaming services; (iv) subscribing to newsletters; (v) purchasing a product or services through Silent Sw.’s online stores or within the app (or "in-app purchase"); (vi) using “tell a friend,” "email this page," or other similar features; (vii) requesting technical support; and (viii) otherwise through use of Silent Sw. Services where personal data is required for use and/or participation.

The data we process on you may include, but is not limited to: email address, device ID, IP-address, user names and passwords. 

Silent Sw. may supplement your data with data received from third parties in connection with demographic, advertisement, market and other analytics surveys or services.

2. Ad Serving Technology

Silent Sw. reserves the right to use and disclose the collected, non-personal data for purposes of advertising by Silent Sw. or Silent Sw.’s partners and contractors.

Silent Sw. may employ third party ad serving technologies that use certain methods to collect information as a result of ad serving through Services.

Silent Sw. or third parties operating the ad serving technology may use demographic and geo-location information (for more information regarding use of Location Data see below Section 3) as well as information logged from your hardware or device to ensure that relevant advertising is presented within the Service. Silent Sw. or third parties may collect and use data, for such purposes, including but not limited to, data such as IP address, Device ID, MAC address, installed software, application usage data, hardware type, Operating System information, browser information, unique identifiers in browser cookies, Flash cookies, and HTML5 local storage, Internet and on-line usage information and in-game information. 

The foregoing data may be used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policy of the company providing the ad serving technology.

Silent Sw. may display to you behaviorally targeted advertising.

Some services may include the use of in-game advertisements or brand placement. Such ads or sponsorships will be noted as such within the services.

3. Location Data

Whenever Silent Sw. makes location enabled Services available and you use such Services, Silent Sw. may collect and process your location data to provide location related Services and advertisements.

Silent Sw. may use, depending on the service (1)IP-based location based on the IP address presented by the end-user, (2) fine geo-location data based on coordinates obtained from a mobile device’s GPS radio, or (3) coarse, network-based geo-location data based on proximity of network towers or the location of WiFi networks. 

Your fine, GPS-based geo-location is not accessed without your consent. Notwithstanding Silent Sw. partners who are providing location related parts of the Service, Silent Sw. will not share your GPS geo-location with third parties without your consent. To the extent Silent Sw. makes available GPS geo-location to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy, it will be provided anonymously.

4. Analytics

Silent Sw. uses your information to perform its own analytics and to enable analytics provided by third parties.  We use analytical information for supporting business analysis and operations, business intelligence, product development, improving products and services, personalizing content, providing advertising, and making recommendations.

5. Friends

If you choose to use Silent Sw’s "tell a friend" or a similar service about Silent Sw. Services or order a gift certificate for your friend, Silent Sw. may store your friend's name and contact details that you provide to Silent Sw.

Please note that certain features of the Services may be able to connect to your social networking sites to obtain additional information about you. In such cases, Silent Sw. may be able to collect certain information from your social networking profile when your social networking site permits it, and when you consent to allow your social networking site to make that information available to Silent Sw. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, profile picture, gender, user ID, email address, your country, your language, your time zone, the organizations and links on your profile page, the names and profile pictures of your social networking site “friends” and other information you have included in your social networking site profile. Silent Sw. may associate and/or combine as well as use information collected by Silent Sw. and/or obtained through such social networking sites.

6. Data Retention and Correctness

Silent Sw. retains the collected data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Thereafter Silent Sw. deletes all aforementioned data in its possession within a reasonable timeframe. Silent Sw. does not verify the correctness of personal data.

Please note that some data may be further retained if necessary to resolve disputes, enforce Silent Sw. user agreements, and comply with technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of Services.

7. Cookies, beacons and tracking

The Services may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags, local shared objects, hardware-based device identifiers, Operating System-based identifiers, clear GIFs and web beacons. Silent Sw. treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal data.

Cookies: A “cookie” is a small file stored by your browser when told to do so by a website. Typically websites place a number of different cookies on an end-user’s machine. Some of the cookies are “1st Party,” from the website itself, and others are “3rd party,” belonging to advertising and analytics entities or social networks.  Silent Sw. cookies do not include personal data and are typically used to quickly identify your device and to “remember” your browser during subsequent visits for purposes of functionality, preferences, and website performance. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the Services.

Flash cookies & HTML5: Silent Sw. may also use Flash cookies (local shared objects) and HTML5 local storage. Flash cookies are small files similar to browser cookies, but which are not stored in the browser and can also be used to remember your settings, to personalize the look and feel of the Services, or for advertising and analytics. You may prevent Flash cookies from being stored by following the instructions provided by Adobe at http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html

Web Beacons and pixel tags: A “web beacon” or a “pixel tag” is an electronic image (often not visible to the end-user) that allows Silent Sw. to count users who have visited certain pages or viewed certain advertisements. Additionally, e-mails and other electronic communications Silent Sw. sends to you may contain pixel tags that enable Silent Sw. to track your usage of the communication, including whether the communication was opened and/or what links were followed, if any.

8. Safeguards

Silent Sw. follows generally accepted industry standards and maintains reasonable safeguards to attempt to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information in Silent Sw. possession.

9. Other

You may choose to disclose data about yourself in the course of contributing user generated content to the Services.

Any data that you disclose in any of these forums, blogs, chats or the like will become public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality with respect to that data.

Silent Sw. may store and/or transfer your personal data to its affiliates and partners in and outside of EU/EEA member states and the United States in accordance with mandatory legislation and this Privacy Policy.

10. Special Note about Children’s Privacy

Silent Sw. does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If Silent Sw. learns that it has inadvertently gathered personal data from children under 13 years of age, Silent Sw. will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such personal data from Silent Sw. records.   

Silent Sw. understands the need to provide extra privacy protections to users who are children. To that end, features and services such as social networking plug-ins, behaviorally targeted advertising, and collection of data for the purpose of building user profiles are not available to users under 13. Silent Sw. also does not allow our third party partners who engage in such practices to access personally identifiable data from users under 13.  

Silent Sw. and its partners do collect non-personally identifiable data from children. This includes, for example, collection of IP-based geolocation data to ensure that the product, service or features served comply with applicable laws of that nation.

Silent Sw. and its partners also collect data to assess general information about the use of products, such as the number of visitors to our sites and services and which sections of a site or service are popular. Silent Sw. also uses this data to provide contextually-relevant advertising to users, to prevent users from seeing the same ad repeatedly, and to allow users to personalize their experience on the site or service. Silent Sw. and its partners may also use cookies, pixels, hardware-based identifiers, Operating System-based identifiers, and software-set identifiers, to manage and measure the performance of advertising.

Please note that Silent Sw.’s partners may have their own policies related to tracking technologies for analytics and ad-serving purposes.  While Silent Sw. requires that companies comply with Silent Sw’s privacy policy before Silent Sw. allows those companies to access our sites and services, Silent Sw. does not actually control third-party data collection and use. Silent Sw. encourages parents to review the list of operators below and to become familiar with those parties policies and practices.

If you have additional questions about Silent Sw.’s Privacy Practices related to children under the age of 13, please contact us at contact@silentsw.com.