Website Cookie Policy

Our website https://heavyiron.games uses cookies, partly so that it can simply work, and partly so we can gather usage data which helps us improve the site. Cookies are small pieces of data transferred to your mobile device or computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies on our site help the site to function and help us understand how our services are used.

Our cookies are associated with the following third-party websites:

Google Analytics

Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to record anonymous statistical data about how people use the site. This helps us make improvements. Information sent to Google Analytics includes data such as:

  • IP addresses
  • the type of computer or mobile device you are using
  • your operating system version
  • your browser types
  • your browser language
  • referring and exit pages, and URLs
  • the number of clicks on a page or feature
  • pages viewed and the order of those pages
  • the amount of time spent on particular pages

When you accept our use of cookies, you accept us collecting this data so that we can make the site better.

We’ve got the data collection settings dialed way down. We don’t collect demographic information or data about user’s interests. ‘IP anonymization’ is used, so we only get rough location information. We don’t track ‘User-IDs’ which track users across different devices, and our data retention period is set to 14 months, which is the minimum value available.

YouTube

Our website features embedded videos hosted by YouTube. We use their ‘Privacy-enhanced’ setting which turns off YouTube data tracking. Here’s how Google explain it:

  • “Privacy-enhanced mode allows you to embed YouTube videos without using cookies to track viewing behaviour. This means that viewing activity isn’t collected to personalise the viewing experience. Instead, video recommendations are contextual and related to the currently played video. Videos playing in a privacy-enhanced mode embedded player won’t influence the viewer’s browsing experience on YouTube.”

YouTube uses a cookie to store user’s video player preferences for embedded videos. This cookie is essential for the video player to function properly and can’t be turned off.

Rejecting Cookies

You can set your web browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer or limit the type of cookies you allow.

Our website asks if it’s OK to use cookies. If you’d like to change the choice you’ve made, click this button: Revoke cookies


Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will be effective from June 1, 2019.

Please read Heavy Iron Studios’ Privacy Policy before using Heavy Iron Studios’ services because it will tell you how we collect, store, use and disclose your personal information when providing these services to you.

Introduction

Heavy Iron Studios develops and publishes social games for the web and mobile devices. “Heavy Iron Studios,” or “we” or “us” refers to Heavy Iron Studios Inc. in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies whenever you play our games or otherwise access any of our other products, services, content, https://heavyiron.games and/or the other domains provided by Heavy Iron Studios, together referred to as “Services.” This Privacy Policy describes:

  • what information we collect, how we collect it, and why
  • how we use that information and with whom we share it
  • the choices you can make about how we collect, use, and share your information

If you do not want Heavy Iron Studios to collect, store, use or share your information in the ways described in this Privacy Policy, you should not play Heavy Iron Studios’ games or use Heavy Iron Studios’ Services.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

Data Collection on our Websites

Please refer to our ‘Website Cookie Policy’ above, for information regarding data collection on our websites.

Automated Information Collection in our Games

We use Google Analytics to gather statistical data about how people play our games.

We and our service provider collect and analyze certain kinds of technical information, including:

  • IP addresses;
  • your approximate location;
  • the type of computer or mobile device you are using;
  • your operating system version;
  • a unique ID to identify your device
  • which language your device is set to use;
  • referring URLs / apps;
  • which game features you use;
  • game state and the date and time of activity in our games.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use this information to improve the game experience.

One important use of your information is communication. If you have provided your e-mail address to Heavy Iron Studios, we will use it to respond to customer support inquiries.

Safety, Security and Compliance with Law

Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications in our Services and between You and Heavy Iron Studios may be accessed and monitored as needed to provide our Service and may be disclosed:

  • when we have a good faith belief that we have to disclose the information in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena);
  • to satisfy any laws or regulations that apply;
  • where we believe in our sole discretion that the Service is being used in committing a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to share information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection, credit risk reduction, and other security precautions;
  • when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person or the public generally; and
  • to protect the rights or property of Heavy Iron Studios and other applicable third parties

Opting Out of Other Communications

When you install our apps on your mobile device you can choose to receive push notifications, which are messages an app sends you on your mobile device even when the app is not on. You can turn off notifications by visiting your mobile device’s “settings” page.

How Long We Keep Your Information

Google Analytics data is retained for 14 months.

Third Party Advertising

Our websites and games may contain advertisements from Third Party Services, which are companies other than Heavy Iron Studios that may link to their own websites, online services or mobile applications. We set the ad-networks to not perform any tracking or data gathering of our users when ads are viewed in our services.

Please note, after clicking on a third party advertisement, you may no longer be on a site hosted by Heavy Iron Studios or the social network through which you are playing Heavy Iron Studios’ games. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Third Party Services. If you have any questions about how these Third Party Services use your information, you should review their policies and contact them directly.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we decide to make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will tell you and other players by placing a notice on https://heavyiron.games or its equivalent in-game, or by sending you a notice to the e-mail address we have on file for you prior to the change becoming effective. We may supplement this process by placing notices on game blogs, social network pages, and/or forums and on other Heavy Iron Studios websites. You should periodically check https://heavyiron.games and this privacy page for updates.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or practices, please send an e-mail to privacy@heavy-iron.com. If you believe that your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact your Data Protection Authority.