Privacy Policy

Last updated on 4th May 2018

Thank you for playing our game and taking an interest in privacy! This is our privacy notice. It sets out how Halfbrick handles your personal data. If you download/play our games, you agree to this privacy statement which also forms part of our Terms of Use.

Kids: Remember to be smart and safe online! Never give someone your information without first asking your parent/guardian if it is OK. Don't give anyone your photo, or tell anyone your name, email, home address, telephone, your school or any other information about you that they could use to contact you either online or in the real world.

If you want to enter one of our competitions, make sure you ask permission from your parent/guardian before you enter.

Parents: We are committed to the safety and privacy of the children who use our Services. We encourage parents/guardians to actively monitor their children's online activities. See more information below about children's privacy and our Child Safe Apps.


1. What Information Do We Collect?

1.1 Information You Give To Us

We receive and store any information you give to us, such as when you:

1.2 Information Collected Automatically

We receive and store certain types of information automatically when you interact with us, such as:

1.3 Information From Third Parties

Sometimes we collect information about you from third parties, such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, or Google. We collect this information so that we can deliver Services you have requested. We collect this information:

2. How Do We Use Your Information?

How we use your personal data

When we share your personal data

2.1 When Do We Disclose Information

We may disclose the personal information we hold about you in the following circumstances:

2.2 Childrens' Privacy

Child Safe Apps

If your Halfbrick game is labelled a Child Safe App, it was built with child safety as a priority. Our Child Safe Apps have no advertising, no data collection, no in-app purchases and no links to external sites or apps.

If you permit your child to use one of our Services that is not labelled a Child Safe App, you should disable in-app purchases on your phone and actively monitor your child’s use. You should also familiarise yourself with this privacy policy, as by permitting your child to use our Services you consent to this privacy policy on their behalf. If you don’t agree, please do not permit your child to use our Services.

We do not knowingly contact or collect information from children under 13 without the permission of their parent/guardians. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly obtain parental/guardian consent or delete the information.

2.3 Third Party Services

When you use our Services, you might also use third party services, such as Facebook, Twitter and Game Center. We do not control how they interact with you and you should ensure that you consent to the terms of use and privacy policies offered by the third party services before providing them with your information. You acknowledge that we are not liable when third party services use information you provide to them.

We encourage you to be careful about the protection of your own personal information when using third party services such as social media platforms.

We also work with certain business partners, such as other game developers and advertising partners, and information collected from you may be shared through these partnerships.

Some of our business partners are outside Australia. Below is a list of some, but not all, business partners that we actively share user information and site usage data with (this list is subject to change):

2.4 Marketing, In-app Purchases & Opting-Out

2.4.1 Direct Marketing

Sometimes we will use your information to tell you about our Services and our news, such as new games we are launching, events we are running, or merchandise we sell. You can opt-out if you don’t want to receive this information.

2.4.2 In-app Purchase

Some of our games offer in-app purchases. Examples of in-app purchases are items you can purchase (for real or in-game currency) or other additional features. If you don’t want to make in-app purchases, don’t use these paid-for options and consider disabling in-app purchases on your device.

2.4.3 Advertising ID

Understanding our players is fundamental to creating a fun game that our fans want to play. An advertising ID is a unique ID which gives users better controls and provides developers with a simple, standard system to continue to monetize their apps and ensure customers and given advertising for products and services which match their interests. You can reset your ID at any time via the settings on your mobile device. Collecting your advertising ID helps us understand what your interests are and how we can tailor your experience to match.

Apple iOS

You may reset your device’s Advertising Identifier, which will result in your device being disassociated from ad targeting profiles based on the Advertising Identifier in effect prior to reset. You can do this by clicking on Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising -> Reset Advertising Identifier.

Google Android

You can reset your advertising ID by clicking the menu icon to display the apps list, then find and select the Google Settings icon, then find and select "Ads" and selecting "Reset advertising ID".

2.4.4 Opting-out

Ways to opt-out of our Services:

If you need help opting-out please contact us at support@halfbrick.com

2.5 Storage, Security & Data Retention

We store information on servers in Australia, United States, Singapore and Germany.

Halfbrick uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal data you provide on computer systems that have limited access and are in controlled facilities. Because of the limitations of our systems, we do not have standardised retention policies. We try to delete or deidentify data when we no longer require it. We are working towards building new systems that allows us to better manage retention timeframes.

2.6 Access, Correction & Deletion

You may request access to your personal information at any time by sending a written request to our Privacy Officer by mail at Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd, 23 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill, Queensland 4059, Australia or via our privacy enquiry form.

If your information changes, let us know so that we can update our records. If you would like us to de-activate your records that we hold, please tell us. Once de-activated your data will not be accessible. Please note data deletion requests can take up to 30 days for residents of the EEA (European Economic Area).

3. Complaints

If you have any concerns or complaints about your privacy please contact us by:

  1. Using our privacy enquiry form
  2. Sending a written request to our Privacy Officer by mail at:

    Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd
    23 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill
    Queensland 4059, Australia

Our Privacy Officer will respond to your complaint within a reasonable time after we receive it, provided you supply return contact details. If you do not provide return contact details, we will be unable to respond to your complaint, although we will consider its content.

4. Updates to this Policy

We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time. These updates, will take effect from the date of issue on our website at halfbrick.com. Please check back regularly for updates.

5. Definitions

Advertising ID
A unique ID that is generated for your device to track activity by advertising companies to improve their service in game. This is also known as Interest Based Advertising. You may be able to opt-out of this feature on some platforms. You may also be able to reset your advertising ID on your device.
analytics
Interpretation and interpolation of unidentified data to predict and isolate trends relating to game play and app use.
Child Safe App
Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master
in-app purchase
An in-game system that allows exchanging real money for virtual goods or in-game currency.
IP Address (Internet Protocol Address)
A unique string of numbers separated by full stops or commas that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network. These numbers are usually assigned in geographic blocks.
Halfbrick ("us")
Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd ACN 109 693 227 its assignees, licensees, successors in title and subsidiaries.
Services
Services offered by us and includes our games, websites and related services.
Storefront
An online business presence for sales. We work with Apple's App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore storefronts as our primary storefronts for sales but our games are also available on Windows Store, Xbox Marketplace and many others.
Terms of Service
Rules and conduct standards that are defined that one must comply with to use the service.
third party services
Services provided by a provider that is not owned or controlled by Halfbrick.