Digital Smoke LLC Privacy Policy for Yatzy Master

Last modified: 5th August, 2020

Your privacy is important to us and we take our responsibility of caring for it seriously. Digital Smoke LLC has created this Privacy Policy to describe what information is collected and used when you play Yatzy Master ("the game"  or "the App" ) on your mobile device. By playing Yatzy Master, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What Information is Collected?

Yatzy Master can be played either socially (against other players online), or anti-socially (solo/single play). Different amounts of information are collected in each of these two play modes:

Solo Play collects the least amount of information, namely your usage data that is used to deliver more relevant advertising to your device and Google Analytics data in order for us process app crash reports and to better understand which features people are using the most. You may opt out of having targeted personalized advertisements delivered to your device from the Settings screen within the game. Users located in the European Economic Area (EEA) will be asked for their consent to show personalized ads in compliance with GDPR.

Social Play uses an Amazon owned company called GameSparks Ltd to provide multi-player services, online leaderboards and other social features for the game. To play socially against other players online, you need to create a GameSparks account by signing in with one of the popular social service provider accounts such as Facebook, Sign-In with Apple, Apple's Game Center or your Google Play account. If any provider asks for your permission to access your e-mail address then that is unintended and you may deny permission as Digital Smoke doesn't store your e-mail address and has no interest in it. The main purpose of the social service provider is to allow you to sign in to your GameSparks account without having to enter a user-name and e-mail address. You can then use the same sign-in method on another device to access your GameSparks account and share your game progress between devices.

Data that is stored in your account on the GameSparks servers includes, but may not be limited to:

Your In-App Purchase (IAP) history is NOT stored on the GameSparks servers. That information is stored on Apple's servers if you paid for an IAP on an iOS device or on Google's servers if you purchased on an Android device.

Information about each of the four sign-in method are listed below along with links to each provider's privacy policy:

Facebook

If you sign in with Facebook then your profile picture will be downloaded and stored on your device until the App is deleted. This profile picture may be visible to other players on leaderboards and other social aspects of the game. Your Facebook profile image isn't actually stored on the GameSparks servers, but a download link to it is generated from your Facebook User ID which is stored on GameSparks. You can select an Avatar if you don't want to share your profile picture with anyone. Yatzy Master does not post to your Facebook timeline ever or access your list of Facebook friends.

Please consult Facebook's privacy policy for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Sign in with Apple

If you don't use Facebook and have an Apple device that's running iOS 13 or higher then you can use Sign in with Apple using your Apple ID and two-factor authentication to create a GameSparks account. After the first sign-in, various anonymized authentication IDs and authorization tokens are stored on the GameSparks server in order to sign-in again without entering your Apple ID each time the app is launched. Your actual Apple ID or e-mail address are NOT stored anywhere.

Apple has a broad privacy policy here:

https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/

Apple's Game Center

If you don't use Facebook and have an iOS device then Apple's Game Center may be used to create an account with GameSparks. The game doesn't use any of Game Center's features such as leaderboards or achievements as these features are provided by GameSparks. Your Game Center account has a unique Player ID associated with it and that ID is stored on GameSpark's servers.

Apple's Game Center specific Terms and Conditions and information about what data it might collect can be read here:

https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/gamecenter/

Google Play Games

If you're using an Android device and don't use Facebook then you can use your Google Play Games account to create an account with GameSparks. Your Google Play Games User ID and various authorization tokens are stored on the GameSparks servers.

Analytics

The game uses Google Analytics for Firebase and Unity Analytics to send anonymous usage data to Google and Unity Technoligies in order to analyze your interaction with the game and help us to better understand what features people use the most and how we can improve the game in future updates. They collect device information such as IP address and device identifiers, as well as events completed or actions taken within the game such as purchases, what adverts you click on and what features of the game you use the most. The developers of the game have access to reports and charts generated from this information. Some data collected may also be used for personalized advertising if you've agreed to that (see next section).

General Google privacy policies: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Unity Analytics: https://unity3d.com/legal/privacy-policy

Third Party Personalized Advertising

In order to keep Yatzy Master free, we show advertisements within the game. We try to make these ads as unobtrusive as possible by showing them during natural pauses in the game play. If adverts annoy you then please consider paying for one of the In-App Purchases that removes the ads. It's desirable to show ads that are relevant to your interests. These are called Personalized Ads, also known as interest based or targeted ads. You may opt out of being shown personalized ads at any time from the Settings screen within the game. Users in the European Economic Area (EEA) as specified by Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be asked for consent to show any form of advertising before adverts are displayed.

In order to deliver personalized ads, the game sends an Advertising Identifier (ID) to the advertising networks that the game uses along with certain non-personally identifiable information such as, but not limited to device make, model, operating system, screen size etc. The Advertising ID is a randomly generated number that identifies the device you are using, but not you personally, and is used across all the apps that you use on a particular device. Several Apps that you use might send separate information linked to your Advertising ID to the same advertising network which can then build a user profile based around that Advertising ID such as what Apps are installed on your device and how often they are used etc. The ad network can use that profile to deliver adverts that might interest you. A new Advertising ID can be randomly generated at any point to disassociate your device from any user profiles an ad network may have create around the old Advertising ID or you may opt out of using it entirely from your device's Privacy Settings: "Limit Ad Tracking" on iOS and "Opt out of Ads Personalization" on Android. If you opt out of seeing personalized ads then you will still see adverts but they may be less relevant to your interests and that might not be desirable to you.

The advertising networks that our games currently use are Google Mobile Ads, Unity Ads, Applovin and Facebook Audience Network. All companies adhere to the Privacy Shield principles for the collection and processing of personal data from end users. Each SDK collects different types of information from your device in an attempt to determine what adverts might interest you. The data collected might include but is not limited to:

The privacy policy of each advertising network used in the game can be found below:

Google Mobile Ads: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
Unity Ads: https://unity3d.com/legal/privacy-policy
AppLovin: https://www.applovin.com/privacy/

Non Personalized Ads

You may turn Personalized Ads off from the Yatzy Master in-game Settings screen. Tap the Settings Gear Wheel at the top right corner of the screen. Then scroll down to the bottom of the list of settings and un-check the "Show Personalized Ads" box. Each advertising network will then be told not to collect any more data about the user of the device.

Installed Apps

The game checks your device to see if any other Apps by Digital Smoke are installed and won't display cross promotional ads to those games if you've already installed them. This information is only used locally by the App and is not sent to anyone or stored on any server.

Links to Sites and Services Operated by Others

Yatzy Master may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. If you tap on a link that takes you out of the app to a third party website then it is up to you to review those policies yourself.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "last modified" date at the top of this page.