Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This policy applies to all applications and websites from Haptic Apps LLC.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Haptic Apps LLC does not own or control, or to people that Haptic Apps LLC does not employ or manage.

Personal Information and Activity Data
We may use technologies like cookies (small files stored on your browser), web beacons, or unique device identifiers to identify your computer or device so we can deliver a better experience. Our systems may also log/collect information like your browser, operating system, device type, and IP address.

We also may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, such as your email address. With your permission, we may also access other personal information on your device, such as your phone book, calendar or messages, in order to provide services to you. Our systems may associate this personal information with your activities in the course of providing service to you. We may use your precise geographic location. To customize our service for you, we and our partners may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used only to provide and improve our service. We may obtain your consent on your first use of the service.

Managing information
Users are able to request the deletion of their Haptic Apps accounts within the application. This request can be made under the account screen and by tapping ‘delete account’ option. Deleting an account will remove personally identifiable information from the account as well as any chat messages created with that account. The games will remain since they are associated with multiple accounts.

Retention
We may keep data indefinitely.

Sharing Personal information
We generally do not share personally identifiable information with other companies.

Accounts with a linked email address
A user is not required to link an email to an account to play Chess Time. If a user decides to link their email, it is only used to identify their account, request a password reset, to enhance the user experience, and/or for support by Haptic Apps. Contacting our support line may use Yahoo, Google, or other services to facilitate the support. Automated emails such as for a password reset are processed via an external provider.

Advertisers
To support our applications we use a variety of Ad companies. Depending on your version of our application and device type, one or more of the following Ad companies may be serving Advertisements. Ad companies may use and collect anonymous data about your interests to customize content and advertising here and in other sites and applications. Interest and location data may be linked to your device, but is not linked to your identity.

Our Policies Concerning Children
Our websites, games, and apps, are not designed for children under 13.

Children under the age of 13 should not use our websites or games at any time. Accounts created with Haptic Apps are not allowed to be used by children. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.

Licensing
Pro versions may access anonymous data (such as device ID) to help us validate the product license.
This information is not shared with other companies.

Analytics
Haptic Apps may access anonymous data to understand how services are used. This data is used on our behalf to improve the user experience.

Special situations may require disclosure of your data
To operate the service, we also may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights or property, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets.

Android Permissions: (Our apps use some permissions, below is a list of the major ones).
"android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" - To detect if network is available.
"android.permission.INTERNET" - To access the internet, our app are multi-player.
"android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" - To store images of boards so pgn export and others will work.
"android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" - Advertising needed this. We do not do anything with it.
"android.permission.VIBRATE" - For the notifications vibrate feature.
"android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" - When the board is open we can keep the screen active.
"android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" - store images of the boards for pgn exports.
"com.android.vending.BILLING" - For in-app purchases.

Updates
From time to time we may need to update this policy. We will post the date of the latest change at the bottom of the page.
Updated: July 19, 2014
Updated: July 16, 2015 - Added Flurry advertising
Updated: Feb 14, 2016 - Added Leadbolt advertising
Updated: Aug 21, 2016 - Moved advertising list to separate page on website. Wording change on email usage to allow enhancing user experience.
Updated: Mar 14, 2017 - Android permissions added.
Updated: Jun 15,2017 - Updated support email to include other support providers.
Updated: May 23,2018 - Reworded sections based on changes in processing. Ex: Delete account.