We collect Personal Data in a variety of ways in order to provide you with the best possible experience using our Games. Sources of information include:
Information You Provide To Us: You may choose to voluntarily provide us with information by registering or communicating with Helio. If you communicate with us, we will collect and record the information you have shared with us so that we can provide you with our Games or address your inquiry. During the registration process, we do collect basic information about you including your name and email address.
Third Party Services and Social Networks: When you participate in our Games, which are provided through a Third Party Service, we may obtain information about you from that service such as your name, gender, geographic area and affiliations. For example, we may use your location in association with your user name to display your game score on a top player scoreboard. Your gender designation derived from a Third Party Service may also be shown but your gender will never limit you on the levels that you can achieve while playing the game (which in the free-to-play context reflects skill, not gender) and/or to a specific gameplay style or type of character. As a developer of a software which is provided through a Third Party Service, Helio is required to follow the governing policies of such Third Party Service (including the handling of Personal Data).
IP Addresses: We do monitor and store information about the IP addresses from which you access our Games. In general, these log files are used to monitor traffic on our Games, to troubleshoot technical problems and to collect aggregate information (e.g., to monitor and analyze demographic and preference information among our users). We may block certain IP addresses to comply with specific license agreements and/or in the event we detect user abuse of our Games. IP addresses could also be used to personally identify you in order to enforce our Terms of Service.
Geolocation: Geolocation refers to the identification of the geographic location of a user or computing device via a variety of data collection mechanisms. Geolocation services use various means to ascertain location including network routing addresses, internal GPS devices and/or the W3C Geolocation standard. Our site may use various of these standards depending upon the platform and device that you are using to play our games.
Other Data Collection Mechanisms: We may employ technologies including (i) clear Graphics Interchange Formats ("GIFs") (i.e., web bugs, beacons or tags), 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 or registration; and (iii) local shared objects also known as flash cookies, which help us to prevent fraud, remember your progress on certain in-game tasks and in-game settings. We may clear GIFs are not used to collect Personal Data about you. However, we may use clear GIFs to capture statistical usage information for our web pages, features or other elements on a web page.