""Mechanist Product(s)"" is used as shorthand for our online games and their follow-up versions (including versions of IOS/Android/PC/Website). The ongoing supply of any particular Mechanist Product is not guaranteed.
Please read this policy carefully. You must accept this policy in full in order to use our website or any Mechanist Product. If you do not agree with this policy, or any part, please do not use our websites or any Mechanist Product. Your using any of our websites or Mechanist Products is treated as an acceptance of any of the version of this policy in effect at the time of your use.
We may change this policy at any time, and will post any changes made on the site. Please check it whenever you return to the site. We will treat your continued use of our websites or any Mechanist Product as acceptance of these changes from their effective date as shown above.
Do not use our websites or Mechanist Products until you are satisfied and can accept this policy in its entirety.
1. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
We collects personally identifiable information when you:
Also, if you access our Products through an integrated and approved Third Party then you are allowing us access to certain information from that Third Party. The information you allow us to access may vary per our Product and across different Third Party platforms and is affected by the privacy settings you have on your computer or internet device and the choices you make with that Third Party.
2. Personally Identifiable Information we collect and store
We collect and store information which our users voluntarily provide via forms or otherwise on our Mechanist Products, and in electronic or other communications with us.
You may opt-out of providing any such information by simply choosing not to complete the form requesting the information, and hence choosing not to use that particular service.
3. Other information we collect and store
In addition to login information, we will automatically collect certain non-personal information about your use of our websites, products and services. This includes:
For more information about Cookies, the information they collect and how to disable them, please visit our Cookies page.
We generate and store logs indicating usage of the Mechanist Products such as activity in our games and public and private chat communications. This includes monitoring play patterns and anti-tamper checks which verify the correct internal operation of our software and are designed to spot abusive or inappropriate activities.
We may track your use of certain features and areas of the Mechanist Products to help us improve them.
We store 'game settings' information to enable us to provide a better games service in which your activities and achievements are remembered in the game, and we conduct polls to find better ways of serving the needs of our users.
4. Information about you received from third parties
If you access Mechanist's Products through an integrated and approved third party then you are allowing Mechanist access to certain information from that third party. The information you allow Mechanist to access may vary per Mechanist Product and across different third party platforms and is affected by the privacy settings you have on your computer or internet device and the choices you make with that third party.
5. Usage of the information provided/collected
The information we collect may be used:
i. To provide our customer support service, and to verify any claims or requests you make if you use our customer support service.
ii. To enforce our terms and conditions, and prevent or detect hacking activities, security breaches or safety risks in connection with our websites and Mechanist Products.
iii. To send service announcements and messages.
iv. To aggregate information to generate anonymous statistics regarding use of the Mechanist Products. We may share this anonymous information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information.
v. For our own internal marketing and demographic studies and to help us improve our websites or the Mechanist Products or to show you adverts on our site which are relevant to your demographic profile.
vi. In the event of an actual or proposed (including as part of negotiations for any) merger, or business combination or sale of substantially all of our assets or a business operation to which such information relates, or as provided under bankruptcy or applicable insolvency laws or by the enforcement of equitable rights.
vii. To disclose information to the extent required by law, court order, as requested by other government, regulatory or law enforcement authority, to protect or assist in protecting our users, systems or the public, or to otherwise enforce legal rights as determined in our sole and absolute discretion.
We care about protecting your privacy, and with the exception of the uses specified above or where you explicitly consent, we will not sell, transfer, rent out, share or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to other companies.
6. Passing your personal information to third parties
Mechanist may supply your Personally Identifiable Information to external third parties who provide a service to us (such as fulfilment of orders placed for Mechanist Product merchandise or to assist us in the supply of customer support) and purely for the purpose of that service.
We partner with a number of external payment service provider companies to enable you to make payment via a wide range of payment options. We share your billing information with such companies insofar as is necessary for the processing of your payment or to prevent or detect fraud.
You should be aware that the data protection laws of other countries may not be the same as the data protection laws of your country of residence. By submitting your personal information to Mechanist, you have agreed to the transfer, storage and processing of your personal information as described in this section.
We use external companies to provide and serve advertisements or other technologies on the Mechanist Products (eg. to collect website statistics or to enable sharing of buttons or widgets). These companies may use information (not including Personally Identifiable Information) about your visits to this and other websites in order to personalize advertisements on this site or other sites and/or to personalize certain features on our site and/or to provide anonymized aggregated statistics concerning use of our site or use of certain features on our site which are shared with other sites (eg. buttons or widgets linking to our site). We do not have access to or control over cookies or other technologies that these third parties may use and the information practices of these advertisers and technology companies are not covered by this policy.
Be very careful before making or posting any communications whilst using Mechanist Products. Certain information is visible to other players of the game including: public and private chat communications, the status of your characters and which alliance you belong to. We may share Game Data with third parties, such as survey and data analysis companies, to help improve the products and services we offer to all players and improve the player experience. ""Game Data"" includes, but is not limited to, communications posted on Mechanist Products and player communications. Game Data may contain Personally Identifiable Information.
If you have agreed on our websites, we may provide your email address to our business partners so that they can send you emails with details of goods or services which may be of interest to you including information about special offers or promotions.
7. Safeguarding your Personally Identifiable Information
We will only collect Personally Identifiable Information to the extent we believe it reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes, and will protect it using the same level of safeguards we use to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of our own equivalent proprietary information. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that third parties to whom we transfer any Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this policy will agree to provide sufficient protection.
Note that while we strive to protect all our Personally Identifiable Information, we have all heard of data breaches in well-respected financial and governmental institutions and we cannot ever fully guarantee that such breaches will not happen. We will inform you of any material data breaches that we discover that may compromise your Personally Identifiable Information.
8. Privacy Protections for Children
In order to protect the privacy interests of younger Internet users, we do not allow children under the age of 13 to use our services without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We also provide a number of provisions regarding the personally identifiable information of children. These are that a parent/guardian has the right to review the information the site has collected from their child, have their child’s PII deleted from the site and also request us to stop collecting further PII from their child in the future.
To request removal of your child’s information, please send us an email (to the address below) and be sure to include in your message the same user name, password, and email address that your child submitted. If your child has used your credit card on our websites without your permission, contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. How We Manage Your Information
You should ensure that all your personal information provided is accurate without any mistake. Mechanist will use all reasonable endeavors to maintain the accuracy and integrity of your personal information and update it in a timely manner.
When required by applicable laws, you may (1) access the specific personal information we hold about you; (2) require us to update or correct your personal information; (3) refuse or restrict our use of your personal information; or (4) require us to delete your personal information. You may contact email@example.com at any time if you need and if you submit a written request for the sake of your safety. When you access, modify or delete any information, we may require you to authenticate to ensure the security of your account. Please understand that, due to technical limitations or statutory or regulatory requirements, we may not be able to meet all your requests, but we will give a reply within a reasonable period of time. If we reasonably believe that any of your requests is deceptive, unenforceable or detrimental to the privacy of others, we may refuse your request.
You may withdraw your consent at any time when Mechanist is processing your personal information based on your consent according to law, provided that such withdrawal will not affect the legality and effectiveness of our processing of your personal information based on your consent before withdrawal, nor will it affect our processing of your personal information based on other appropriate basis of legitimacy.
Last Updated: May 15th, 2018