Last Updated: November 18, 2013
Information we collect
Our primary purpose in collecting information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may collect information about you, including information in the following categories:
1. Personal Information You Provide to Us:
When you use YPA Services, we may request information, including your e-mail. We use such information to provide you with access to YPA Services. We may also use the information to notify you of updates to the YPA Services and provide you with access to special promotions.
2. Non-Identifying Information:
Non-Identifying Information may be used alone or in the aggregate with information collected from other YPA Users. Our primary objective in collecting any Personal Information or Non-Identifying Information is to provide you with a superior and personally relevant user experience.
Information we use and share
Your Information may be used, for instance:
-To help us to develop, deliver, and improve our Services and advertising;
-For market research purposes that support our efforts to deliver a more valuable service to our community of YPA Users;
-To audit and analyze data to improve our Services and customer communications.
When We Disclose Your Information
Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside without your consent unless we have your consent, or under the following circumstances:
1. To comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process;
2. YPA may share with third parties App Data and certain aggregated, non-personal information, but such information does not include your name, email address or information that identifies you personally.
Within YPA Services: YPA is not responsible for the activities of other YPA Users or other third parties with whom you choose to provide your Personal Information or otherwise interact with.
Third Parties for Industry Analysis
In addition to sharing aggregated Non-Identifying Information with Third Party Publishers, we may also share aggregated Non-Identifying Information with advertisers and ad networks (“Advertising Entities”) with whom we have strategic relationships. Unless you specifically opt in to share your Personal Information, the information that we share with these third parties will only be used in the form of Non-Identifying Information to support user trend analyses and demographic profiling. Some Third Party Publishers and Advertising Entities also act as Service Providers (defined below) to us, so in those cases we will share your information as described below.
With Preferred Partners
We may share your Device ID (collectively, “Specific Shared Data”) with certain of our Third Party Publishers and other business partners (“Preferred Partners”) for those parties to assist us with providing you with the aspect of the Services for which you provided such Specific Shared Data to us, and to use such Specific Shared Data to provide you with information and marketing materials about Third Party Mobile Applications and other products and services in order, for example, to further enhance your use of our Services and to augment your gaming and social networking experience generally. In addition, in the event of a user inquiry concerning Third Party Publishers or Third Party Applications, we may send Specific Shared Data as well as the inquiry to a Preferred Partner to address the inquiry.
We only share such information with Preferred Partners pursuant to an agreement by which the Preferred Partner is under obligations not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. You may contact us by any of the means provided in the “Contacting Us” section below to request not to have such information provided to Preferred Partners, understanding, however, that if such information is not shared with Preferred Partners it may affect your ability to use or access portions of the Services.
Some Preferred Partners also act as Service Providers (defined below) to us, and in those cases we may also share Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information as described below.
With our Service Providers
Disclosure of your Non-Identifying Information may also occur where we engage or employ service providers, vendors or other third party entities to facilitate provision of our Services (each a “Service Provider”) (e.g., without limitation, improvement of our Services’ features, user account authentication, promotion and marketing, administration, analytics, virtual currency transactions, crowd-sourcing, cloud storage and other related services), to provide the Services on our behalf, or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are being used. Our Service Providers may have access to your Non-Identifying Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Under Special Circumstances
At times, we may disclose information about you to law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of YPA or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Under another special set of circumstances, for example, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy, we may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of YPA assets, including your Personal Information.
Our Policy Toward Children
We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from children, we will take all reasonable measures to erase such information from our systems and records as soon as possible.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
YPA takes your privacy very seriously and we do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your account ID, login password or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited communication (e.g. via e-mail, telephone, mobile device).
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Sites in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Where you share information with other users through the communication channels of our Services, you generally should not expect to have any ability to modify or remove such communications. Nor should you expect us to modify or delete your comments upon your request.
If you wish to have your email removed from our databases please contact email@example.com
Other Websites and Services
Our Services may contain links to other websites and online services or offers from third parties. For example, our Services may include offers from third party advertisers or the ability to engage in transactions with such entities. If a YPA User with an account chooses to participate in offer-linked information requests or “clicks on” an advertisement or another third party link, such YPA User may be directed to that third party’s website or service and/or be prompted to provide Personal Information in connection with such activity.
The fact that we link to a third party website or service is not an endorsement or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of such third party’s privacy or information security policies or practices or their compliance with laws. We do not exercise control over third party websites or services. These other websites or services may place their own cookies or other files on your computer or mobile devices, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites and services you use and the terms of the offers in which you participate. You agree that YPA is not responsible for, nor will it be liable to you or any third party for, your interaction with such third parties or the information requests initiated by such third parties or the subsequent use, treatment or dissemination of the information you voluntarily choose to provide to them.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of YPA who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and have provided YPA with personal information within the last year, you may make such a request by emailing us at the following email address with the email’s subject titled as “California Privacy Rights”: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. A request may be made no more than once per calendar year and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the email address above.