BGC Software, LLC
BGC SOFTWARE, LLC does not keep or have access to your personal information other than what you personally email us, what the Apple App Store provides to us, which is quite limited, and what our advertising services provide to us. Our ad provider, Google, provides us with software used in the app to show you ads. That software, which is embedded in our app, may collect and pass along to Google your device advertising identifier, your IP address, and possibly other information. Note that ads support our business. If you opt to make an in-app purchase to remove ads, no information is collected by Google afterwards, and your in-app purchase also helps support our business.
Our commitment to your privacy
BGC SOFTWARE, LLC ("BGC Software", "we" or "our"), located in the United States, is a developer and publisher of games for mobile devices. We respect your privacy, and we are committed to protecting your personal information in a variety of ways including using industry accepted security measures to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of data contained in our systems. This Privacy Notice is designed to describe how we collect, secure, maintain and share the personal information of users and visitors when collected on our websites or applications which link to this Privacy Notice.
This Privacy Notice covers the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information collected when you visit a BGC Software website ("Website"), when you order, download, and/or use our games and mobile applications ("Applications"), and any information shared with BGC Software by its business partners (collectively "Service").
Our Services may contain links to and portions of other websites or services. When you leave our Services or view a portion of a third party's website or services through our Services, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of those websites or third-party service. BGC Software is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites or services.
Please review this Privacy Notice carefully before using our Services. If you do not want BGC Software to collect, use, store or disclose your personal information as we have described in this Privacy Notice, you may not use our Website or Applications.
Information Collection and Use
BGC Software collects different types of information from you in order to provide you with the best products and user experience and to operate effectively. Some information is provided directly by you and some information may be gathered automatically, in particular by observing how you interact with our Services. Generally, we may receive your personal information in the following ways:
Information Provided Directly by You
If you email us, either from this website or from within an app, we will have your email address along with any other information you provide. We might use your email address to reply to your email if appropriate. We will never sell or share your email address or any other personal information.
Information Provided by Third Parties at Your Request
When you download one of our apps or make an in-app purchase, we may have access to certain information as permitted the Apple App Store. Generally, this information in aggregate and does not contain any information identifying you. See Apple's privacy policies for more information.
Information Provided Indirectly
Our advertising providers may also collect information from you indirectly when you use the Services. The information collected automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification number, browser-type, general geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) device serial number or MAC address, the open Unique Device Identifier (UDID) of the device and other related technical information.
When using our Applications, our advertising provider's servers may automatically record certain information about your use of the application such as links and advertisements on our mobile applications that you clicked on, the amount of time you spent interacting with the Application and other statistical information. Our advertising providers may aggregate this information across all users of our Applications and use this information to provide ads, and they may possibly use it for other purposes. See Google's AdMob privacy policies for more information.
We may receive some or all the personal information described above from our advertising partners via the analytics they provide to us.
How we Use Your Personal Information
We do not sell, rent, lease, trade or share your personal information with any third parties other than as described in this Privacy Notice. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with the Services you request. Your personal information will not be shared with a third party not affiliated with or owned by BGC Software, except where we have your express permission, or when otherwise required by law. For example, BGC Software may share your personal information with other companies or people when:
We have your express consent to share the information
We need to share your information to provide the Services you have requested, including sharing information with companies who work with BGC Software to provide the Services to you
We are legally required to respond to a subpoena, court order, or legal process or we find that your actions violate your agreement with BGC Software or any of our usage guidelines for specific Services
When you provide us with your personal information or otherwise choose to sign up to receive email communications from us, we will use that information to send those communications to you. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may "opt-out" within the emails we send or by emailing us at [email protected]
and indicating "Opt-Out" in the subject line.
Other Tracking Technology
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts may used by BGC Software's ad delivery partners. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our tracking utility partners on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Analytic Metrics and Other Technologies
Ad Serving Technology
Some of our Applications, particularly our no-cost Applications, may feature advertising. The advertisers may collect and use information about you, such as your session activity, device identifier, MAC address, IMEI, geo-location information and IP address. This information may be used to provide advertisements of interest to you. Interest-based ads are helpful because they are more likely to be tailored to your particular interests. They are also more likely to help you discover new services that are actually relevant to you and your interests. Also, if interest-based tracking is enabled, you likely will not see the same ads over and over because the number of times you see a particular interest-based ad is usually limited. By opting-out of interest-based ads, you lose all of these benefits.
Third Party Ad Serving Companies
Here is a list of the third party ad serving companies we use:
Children under 16
Our Services are not directed to children under 16, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 16. If we learn that we have collected personal information of an individual under 16, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
Special Notice for Users and Visitors from the European Union, United Kingdom or Switzerland
Switzerland have certain rights associated with their personal information based on applicable law.
BGC Software is headquarted in the United States. Your personal information will be transferred to, processed and maintained on computer systems located in the United States.
The United States is currently not a country the European Union has deemed “adequate” under applicable data protection laws. Where required by applicable law, BGC Software relies on certain legal basis in order to collect, transfer and process personal information in the United States, including: where you provide your consent, to perform a contract with you, such as to deliver the Services, or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of BGC Software in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. BGC Software may also enter into data protection agreements and/or other legally approved mechanisms with its vendors to support compliance with applicable law.
remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Notice when transferred internationally, including when processed internationally by third party service providers and partners. The safeguards we have taken include implementing the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses, relying on a third-party service providers EU-U.S. or EU -Swiss Privacy Shield certification or Binding Corporate Rules, any transfer of personal information to non-EEA third party service providers or business partners.
Your data protection rights
You have the following data protection rights:
You can request access to, correction of, updates to or request deletion of your personal information.
You can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restriction the processing or request portability of your personal information.
You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send to you at any time. You can opt-out by clicking on the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link in any of the marketing emails we send to you.
Where we have collected and process your personal information based upon your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. However, withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information where we have relied on other legal grounds for the processing.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities may be found here.
To make a request, please contact us at [email protected]
with “Personal Information Request” in the subject line, and provide us with full details in relation to your request, including your contact information and any other detail you feel is relevant.
We are committed to responding to requests to exercise data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Retention and Legal Disclosures
We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you with the Services, respond to support requests and document our compliance with applicable law. We will use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We will disclose personal information when required by law, or if we have good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with current judicial proceedings, a court order or legal process served on us, (b) protect and defend our rights, or (c) protect the rights, property, and other interests of our users or others.
In the event that BGC Software goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, our users’ personal information may be part of the assets transferred. You will be notified via a prominent notice on our website for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Given the nature of the Internet and the fact that network security measures are not infallible, we cannot guarantee the security of your information. We rely on our partners technologies to protect information collected.
Notification of Changes
BGC Software may update or make changes to this Notice from time to time. If we make material changes to this privacy Notice, we will notify you here. We strongly suggest you consult this Privacy Notice regularly for any changes.
Breach of Privacy Notice
If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent by BGC Software or purporting to be sent by BGC Software, we want to know. Please forward a copy of that email with your comments to [email protected]
If you have questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Notice or our practices, please contact us at [email protected]
with "Privacy Enquiry" in the subject line and provide detail on your question or complaint so that we may adequately respond.
Please see below for fax and postal mail information.
Questions or comments regarding this Notice should be submitted to BGC Software by mail or email as follows:
BGC Software, LLC
Attention: Privacy Office
7701 Winans Lake Rd
Brighton, MI 48116