15 June 2010, 17:01
Version updated May 1, 2015
In this Policy we refer to the Sites, the Account, the Game, and the Ancillary Services together as the "Services".
1.2. By “information” we refer to both personal information (meaning information that, on its own will specifically identify an individual, as well as any information that is linked to such information) and also anonymous information (meaning information that does not directly or indirectly identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify you).
1.3. Please read this Policy carefully. If you wish to create an Account on any of our Sites, you will need to accept our Terms of Service and this Policy. This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Service. If you do not want us to collect, store or use your personal information or do not wish to accept this Policy for any other reason, then please do not create an Account and please do not use our Services. If you have any queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are Wargaming Group Limited, 105, Agion Omologiton Avenue, Nicosia 1080, Cyprus ("Wargaming", "we", "our" and "us").
When you use the Services we may collect the following categories of information:
We may obtain information, including personal information, from third parties and sources other than the Services, such as our partners, advertisers, and Integrated Services. If we combine or associate information from other sources with personal information that we collect through the Services, we will treat the combined information as personal information in accordance with this Policy.
6.2. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that a website or other online service places on your computer or device when you visit a website or online service. Your consent to the use of the cookies will be deemed to be given if your browser settings / configuration at the relevant time are configured to accept cookies. If you have opted out, we only store one permanent ‘compliance' cookie which tells us that you want to opt out of use of any other cookies. For more information about cookies, we recommend that you visit www.allaboutcookies.org
6.3. The cookies that may be used on the Services fall into the categories described below. These descriptions can help you determine if and how you would like to interact with our Sites and other Services:
6.5. We may use other technologies to automatically collect information from your computer or device when you use the Services, including “clear gifs" or “web beacons.” This “automatically collected" information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use the Services, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on the Services, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Services. We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message. This information is gathered from all users.
6.6. We also may use Local Storage Objects ("LSOs”) such as, for example, HTML5 or Flash to store content information and preferences, and receive the information about whether you have ever logged in to the Game on your current computer. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML5 or Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please follow the link: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
We may use the information that you provide to us or that we collect about you for any purpose to which you consent, as well as for the following purposes:
8.1. We will not share your personal information with anyone else unless you have consented to this, other than in limited circumstances including the following:
8.2. If you win a prize in a promotion conducted on our Services, we may publish your first name, last initial, location, picture, and a description of the prize (e.g., the amount of any monetary prize) that you have won on our website and in advertisements and promotional materials on the Services and as we may disseminate through various media. Additionally, if you win a prize in any such promotion, we may disclose personal information about you to third parties in connection with tax reporting obligations.
8.3. We may share anonymous information (meaning information that does not identify and that cannot reasonably be used to identify any individual user) and aggregated information (meaning information about groups and categories of users, including game statistics and behaviour, but which does not identify and that cannot reasonably be used to identify any individual user) with our advertising partners and other third parties for various purposes. We may also allow our advertisers and advertising services companies to collect anonymous information and aggregated information within the Services and they may then share that information with us. Advertisers and advertising services companies operating on the Services may collect personally identifiable information over time and across different websites when you use the Services. Advertisers and advertising services companies may collect this information through the use of tracking technologies like cookies and web beacons. This enables our advertisers and advertising services companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising in the Services and on the websites of third parties, so that they can try to serve you with advertisements for products and services that are most likely to be of interest to you. Advertisers and advertising services companies may also use this information to monitor, improve, or modify their operations. To learn more about targeted advertising practices and to opt-out from having third-party companies use this information to target advertisements to you, you may visit the U.S. based www.aboutads.info/choices or the EU-based www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. At this time, we do not specifically respond to web browser Do Not Track signals.
8.4. Please be aware that any information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible area of the Services, such as a public profile page, will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users.
The privacy of children on the Internet is particularly important. We will not knowingly collect personal information from any child under 13 years old. If you are under 13, you may not register for an Account or otherwise provide any personal information to us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has submitted information to us, we delete this information immediately. We encourage parents to instruct their children to never give out their personal information, without permission, when online.
We have implemented certain technical, administrative and physical security measures in an effort to protect the security of your information. Please be aware, however, that no security measures are perfect. We cannot guarantee the security of your information, nor can any transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be totally secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you provide to us.
We operate globally and may transfer your personal information to Wargaming companies or third parties in locations around the world that are outside the European Economic Area for the purposes described in this Policy. Please be aware that countries that are outside the European Economic Area may not offer the same level of protection as European countries, but we will always take reasonable steps to safeguard the privacy of your personal information and our collection, storage and use of your personal data will continue to be governed by this Policy.
You may be able to update, correct, or delete certain personal information and preferences by accessing your account preferences page on the Sites. Additionally, depending on local law:
If you wish to exercise any of these choices, then please contact us at email@example.com. Please be aware that even if you ask us to delete personal information about you, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.
Additionally, please be aware that if you opt-out of receiving commercial email from us or otherwise modify the nature or frequency of promotional communications you receive from us, it may take up to ten business days for us to process your request, and you may receive commercial email from us that you have opted-out from during that period. Additionally, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding the Services.
Although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to certain personal information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the Services. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. Further, even after information posted on the Services is removed, caching and archiving services may have saved that information, and other users or third parties may have copied or stored the information available on the Services. We cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on or transmit to the Services will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
We may change this Policy from time to time for various reasons such as changes to reflect in law and regulation, changes in industry practices and technological developments. The latest version of this Policy will always be available on the Sites. Any new version of this Policy shall take effect (i) immediately upon the date of posting on the Sites where the changes to this Policy relate to non-material changes which do not materially reduce your rights; or (ii) no less than thirty (30) days after the date of posting on the Sites where the changes to this Policy materially reduce your rights. Please make sure you check for updates to this Policy each time you use the Services.
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org