Victors United Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

Victors United's Privacy Policy is designed to provide clarity about the information we collect and how we use it to provide a better social gaming experience. By accepting our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service in registration or game installation, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes:

  • the information we collect, how we do so and the purposes of our collection
  • how we use and with whom we share such information
  • how you can access and update such information
  • the choices you can make about how we collect, use and share your information
  • how we protect we the information store about you

If you access our games from a third party Social Networking Site ("SNS"), (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linked and more), you may be required to also read and accept the SNS Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, contact our privacy team through this help page.  You may also contact us by mail at 1959 Dock Place, Suite #2001, Seattle, WA, 98107.



INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information about you we may receive from an SNS

When you use any Victors United game, whether at victorsunited.com, or at an SNS such as Facebook or MySpace, where our games are also referred to as “applications”, you allow Victors United to access certain information from your profile for that site. The information you allow Victors United to access varies by game and SNS platform, and it is affected by the privacy settings you establish at the SNS. You can control and find out more about these settings at the SNS where you play our games. For example, Victors United may access and store some or all of the following information, as allowed by you, the SNS and your preferences:

  • your first and last name
  • your profile picture or its URL
  • your user ID number, which is linked to publically available information such as name and profile photo
  • the user ID numbers for your friends that are also connected to our game(s)
  • the login e-mail you provided to that SNS when you registered
  • your physical location and that of your access devices
  • your gender
  • your birthday

By playing a Victors United game through an SNS, you are authorizing Victors United to collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information that you agreed the SNS could provide to Victors United through the SNS Application Programming Interface ("API"). Your agreement takes place when you "accept" or "allow" (or similar terms) one of our applications on an SNS.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU DIRECTLY

When you interact with Victors United directly, either through a Victors United game (whether or not on an SNS), at victorsunited.com, or any Victors United-owned website, we may collect and store information from you directly as described below:

Registration Information

When you register with us directly, you may be required to provide at the following information:

  • your first and last names
  • a username
  • your e-mail address (which must be a valid e-mail address)
  • a password and other information that helps us confirm that it is you accessing your account
  • your age or birthday (for age screening and/or to better understand who our users are)

We may also offer you the option to complete a user profile that is visible to other Victors United users. Your user profile may include:

  • a profile photo
  • one or more game username(s)
  • your gender
  • your interests and hobbies
  • your occupation
  • biographic details that you provide
  • links to your profiles on various SNS
  • details about the games you play
  • a Victors United user ID number, created by Victors United and used to identify your profile

The Victors United user ID number used to identify your account and profile may not be public and may appear in the URL of your profile page, but will only permit access to information that is considered public or that you have designated as public in your settings.

Your username and profile picture are considered "public" on Victors United websites that offer direct access to Victors United games and search engines may index this publicly available information.

We will also offer you the ability to import your address book contacts or manually enter email addresses so that you can (i) locate your contacts on Victors United; and (ii) invite those contacts to join you in our games. We will store those contacts for purposes of helping you and your contacts make connections on our site. Passwords provided to Victors United for the purpose of accessing your address book will not be stored.

Information We Receive or Collect When You Access Victors United Games on a Mobile Device

If you play Victors United games on your mobile telephone or other mobile device, we collect your unique device identifier and may collect your telephone number, country, and other information you choose to provide, such as user name, character name, location or e-mail address (i.e., to receive updates about the game).

Payment Information

If you purchase in-game virtual currency or goods from Victors United, we will collect the billing and financial information necessary to process your charges, including your postal and e-mail addresses, depending on your payment method. Victors United may also receive the billing and payment information that you provide when you purchase Victors United virtual goods or currency via a mobile device, such as an iPhone. We use and store this data in the same manner as billing and payment data collected from non-mobile visitors to our games. Our explain our policies and terms relevant to our charges and billing practices. Please note that purchases through an SNS such as Facebook Credits are subject to Facebook policies.

Customer Support Correspondence

When you ask for assistance from our Customer Support team, we will collect and store the contact information you provide (generally your name and e-mail address), information about your game play or activity on the Service, your IP, your operating system and your browser. We will also store the correspondence and any information contained within.

Sweepstakes, Promotions and Loyalty Programs

We receive and store the information you provide, such as a user ID number or valid e-mail address or street address, when you enter any Victors United game promotion, awards or referral program. Promotions which offer prizes (for example, other than virtual currency or virtual goods) will have separate requirements for eligibility and other rules, which you can easily locate and should review before deciding whether to participate.

SMS Notifications

We receive and store the information you provide, including your telephone number, when you sign up to have SMS notifications sent directly to your mobile phone. These messages notify you when it’s your turn and of in-game activity and may allow you to play the game from your phone.You may also receive alerts when you are attacked, the game is over, or for other notifications you can control in your profile. You can adjust the types of notifications you receive and when you receive them by editing your SMS notification settings; just log in to your game account and select which messages you’d like to receive.

Technical and Usage Information

When you access our websites or play our games, we collect (i) certain technical information about your computer system and (ii) usage statistics about your interactions with our websites and games. This information is collected through the use of server log files and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information including cookies. Some of the cookies the Service places on your computer are linked to your username. For more information on how we utilize cookies and other tracking technologies please review the "Cookies and Automated Information Collection" portion of Section 3 ("How We Collect Information about You").

How We Collect Information about You

We may collect information about you in any one or more of the following ways:

Information about Players and Play

When you play one of our games, Victors United collects and stores certain profile information that you provide directly or through the SNS or other third party website that is offering our game(s). To provide a richer game play and social experience, we also collect information about your play and interaction with other players and the Service. The bulk of this information is collected and stored through the use of web logs, which are files on our web servers that record actions taken on our games and websites.

Communications Features

You may be able to take part in certain activities on our websites or games that give you the opportunity to communicate or share information not just with Victors United, but also with other users of our Service. These include:

  • participating in player forums and message boards
  • posting public comments to other users' profiles or gameboards
  • sending private messages or invitations to other users, either directly on our websites or to their e-mail accounts
  • chat with other users
  • posting photos

We may record and store archives of these communications on Victors United's servers to protect the safety and well being of our users and Victors United's rights and property in connection with the service You acknowledge and consent to the recording and storage of such communications for these purposes.

Cookies and Automated Information Collection

When you access our websites or play our games, we collect certain technical information in order to (i) analyze the usage of our sites and services which allows us to improve the service, (ii) provide a more personalized experience and (iii) manage advertising. We, and service providers acting on our behalf, such as Google Analytics, use server log files and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information, including cookies, IP addresses, browser types, browser language, referring and exit pages, and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, game state and the date and time of activity on our websites or games, and other similar information. In some cases, we will associate this information with your user ID number for our internal use.

We may also employ other technologies including (i) web beacons, which allow us to know if a certain page was visited or whether an e-mail was opened; (ii) tracking pixels, which allow us to advertise more efficiently by excluding our current users from certain promotional messages or identifying the source of a new installation; (iii) local shared objects, which help us to prevent fraud, remember your in-game settings for features like music and to track your progress on certain in-game tasks.

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. If you disable cookies, you may lose some of the features and functionality of playing our games, as Victors United cookies are necessary to track and enhance your game activities. Please note that companies delivering advertisements in our games or on our websites may also use cookies or other technologies, and those practices are subject to their own policies.

Other Sources

We may collect or receive information from other sources including (i) other Victors United users who choose to upload their email contacts, and (ii) third party information providers. This information will be used to supplement your profile - primarily to help you and your friends connect. It will be combined with other information we collect.

How We Use the Information We Collect

In general, we collect, store and use your information to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. For example, we may use information collected from you in any one or more of the following ways:

  • to register your Victors United account and allow play of our games
  • to administer games and improve game play
  • to identify and suggest connections with other Victors United users
  • to enable user-to-user communications
  • to provide technical support and respond to user inquiries
  • to prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Service
  • to notify users of in-game updates
  • to provide in-game leader boards and promote in-game player achievements
  • to communicate about new and current games
  • to solicit input and feedback to improve Victors United products and services and customize your user experience
  • to resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems
  • to analyze trends and user traffic and gather statistical information
  • to inform users about new products or promotional offers

One important use of your information is communication. If you have provided your e-mail address to Victors United, we'll use it to respond to (i) customer support inquiries, and (ii) keep you informed of your in-game activity, including comments from friends, notifications about in-game status as well as notifications of gift and neighbor requests. We may also send promotional e-mail messages and promotional SMS messages ("Promotional Communications") directly or in partnership with parties other than Victors United.

You always have the choice to stop receiving Promotional Communications. When you receive Promotional Communications from us you will have the opportunity to "opt out" by (i) following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the Promotional Communication you receive or (ii) by editing your preferences. Please note that despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may still send you administrative messages regarding Victors United games, including, for example, administrative confirmations, and notices of updates to our Policies. For more information on your messaging options see "Your Sharing and Messaging Options" below.

Sharing of Your Information

We will share your information (in some cases personal information) with third parties, that is parties other than Victors United, in the following circumstances:

Third Party Service Providers

We will provide your information to third party companies to perform services on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, e-mail delivery, hosting services, customer service and to assist us in our marketing efforts. We direct all such third party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them and to not use your information for any purpose other than to provide services on Victors United's behalf.

Friends and Other Victors United Players

In some Victors United games other players will be able to see your game name or pseudonym and a game profile. Your game profile may include your profile photo, which in certain cases can reveal your username. Access to this information may allow others to view the public information associated with your related SNS account.

Advertising of Third-Party Products and Services

We do not actively share personal information with third party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes unless you give us your consent. If we wish to share in this fashion, we will ask for your consent. Advertisers, however, may obtain public information about you from your profile or other public sources.

We may use and share with third parties certain technical information (including IP addresses) or aggregated information to show general demographic and preference information among Victors United users. We may also allow advertisers to collect technical or aggregated information, which they may share with us, with tracking technologies like cookies and web beacons. The information collected may be used to offer you targeted ad-selection and delivery in order to personalize your user experience by ensuring that advertisements for products and services you see will appeal to you, a practice known as behavioral advertising, and to undertake web analytics (i.e. to analyze traffic and other end user activity to improve your experience). Our collection, use, and disclosure of anonymous and aggregated information are not subject to any of the restrictions in this Privacy Policy.

Offer Walls

Victors United games or their purchase pages may display an "offer wall" that is hosted by an offer wall provider. The offer wall allows third party advertisers to provide virtual currency to users in exchange for interacting with an advertisement or for completing a marketing offer that may include signing up for an account with one of those advertisers. These are not offers made by Victors United. These offers may be displayed to you based on certain technical information, such as your geographic area or anonymous demographic information. After clicking on one of these advertisements, you will no longer be on a site hosted by Victors United or partnering SNS. To properly credit user accounts and to prevent fraud, a unique identifier, in some cases your user ID number, will be shared with the offer wall provider. This identifier is used to ensure proper crediting of your account, prevent fraud or duplicate offers and to resolve any customer service inquiries that may arise. Once you complete an offer, you will then return to a Victors United website or game.

Safety, Security and Compliance with Law

Your information, and the contents of your private online communications, may be accessed and disclosed (i) in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); (ii) when we have a good faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process; (iii) in other circumstances in which Victors United believes the Victors United games or web sites are being used in the commission of a crime (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction); (iv) when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; and (v) when necessary either to protect the rights or property of Victors United including to enforce our Terms of Service, or for us to render the service you have requested.

Sale or Merger

In the event that Victors United undergoes a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, we may transfer all of your information, including personal information, to the successor organization in such transition. If material changes to Victors United's privacy practices will occur as a result of the business transition, we will notify you and other users (in the manner described in Section 12) of the business transition prior to transferring your personal information.

Our Policies Concerning Children

Our websites and games are not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from such children. Children under the age of 13 should not use our websites or games at any time. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.

How to Access and Update Your Information

Information We Receive From an SNS Where You Play Our Games

To manage the information Victors United receives about you from the SNS where you play our games, you will need to follow the instructions at that site for updating your information and changing your privacy settings. On Facebook, for example, as of the effective date of this Privacy Policy, you can edit your privacy settings for applications to do the following:

  • control what your friends can share about you when using applications and websites
  • block and remove specific applications from accessing your information and contacting you
  • ignore application invitations from specific friends
  • control who can see your activity in the "Friends' Recent Activity," "Friends' Applications" and "Friends' Games" sections of the Facebook Applications and Games Dashboards.

Once Victors United receives your information from an SNS, that information is stored and used by Victors United in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and you may access and update that information as described below.

Other Methods of Accessing and Controlling your Information

  • If you no longer want Victors United to make active use of your information, you may send an e-mail to [email protected] Place "Delete My Account" in the subject line and include your first name, last name, e-mail address and user ID number for the SNS from which you access our games (if applicable) in the body of the e-mail. We will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. Please note that certain records, for example those pertaining to payments or customer service matters, will be retained for legal and accounting purposes. If you have sent or posted content on the service, we may not be able to delete it.
  • If you wish to review or change the information Victors United has about you, e-mail us at the address provided herein.
  • You may change your e-mail preferences at any time, by visiting your e-mail preference  page.
  • If you have additional questions about this Privacy Policy, contact us at [email protected]

Your Sharing and Messaging Options

Information We Receive from Third-Party SNS Where You play a Victors United Game

 

If you play our games at a third-party SNS, Victors United will be able to access and store profile and other information about you as described above. The categories of information you share with us will depend, in part, on the privacy settings you have established at the SNS where you access the application. Many SNS allow you to control how you share information with third-party applications and websites, such as Victors United games, through your privacy settings on each SNS. Victors United does not control what privacy settings those sites make available to their users, so we refer you to the privacy policies that are posted on those sites to learn what options they make available to their users. Victors United does not offer an "opt out" option for specific fields that are shared by the SNS where you access and play the game(s).

Opting out of Promotional Communications

You can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional e-mails from Victors United by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in any such e-mail, or visiting the e-mail preference page. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. Your unsubscribe or e-mail preference change will be processed promptly, and in no event longer than 10 business days. You can opt out of receiving SMS messages by texting STOP to the number we send from for that particular SMS program. In some cases a preference management page will also be available under the "Help" menu of the game that is offering the SMS program.

When you install our apps on your mobile device you can choose to receive push notifications. These notifications can be turned off by modifying your mobile device settings for notifications.

Note that if you opt-out of our Promotional Communications, we may still e-mail or communicate with you from time to time if we need to provide you with information or if we need to request information from you with respect to a transaction initiated by you or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons.

 

Privacy Policies of Linked Sites and Advertisers

Our websites and games may contain advertisements from companies other than Victors United with their own websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you have any questions about how these other websites use your information, you should review their policies and contact them directly.

Security of Your Information

Victors United implements reasonable security measures to protect the security of your information both online and offline, and we are committed to the protection of customer information.

For user accounts registered directly with Victors United profile information is protected by the password each member uses to access their online account. It is important that you protect and maintain the security of your account and that you immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account. If you forget the password to your Victors United account, the website allows you to request that instructions be sent to you that explain how to reset your password. When you sign into your account or enter payment information (such as a credit card number when purchasing virtual currency), we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology ("SSL").

While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our websites and our customer databases and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your account password), and to log out of your account after use. If your SNS account is hacked, this may lead to unauthorized play of your Victors United games, so be careful to keep your account information secure. If you have questions about the security of our websites, please contact us at [email protected]

Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data while it is being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we decide to make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you and other users by placing a notice on victorsunited.com or by sending you a notice to the e-mail address we have on file for you. We may supplement this process by placing notices in our games and on other Victors United websites. You should periodically check victorsunited.com and this privacy page for updates.

Your Washington Privacy Rights

We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure, typically by "opting in" to receive information from a third party that is participating in a sweepstakes or other promotion on one of our sites. If you do ask us to share your personal information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share information in connection with that specific promotion, as we do not share information with any third party (other than our service providers) on a continual basis. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personal information on one of our sites.

Right to Access

Users in certain jurisdictions have a right to access personal information held about themselves. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with applicable law. Please submit any requests for access to your personal data in writing to [email protected]

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or practices, please send an e-mail to [email protected] All other inquiries should be directed to Victors United's Support Page.

Victors United Inc.
1959 Dock Place, #2001
Seattle, WA 98107