Candy Squad Privacy Policy

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Candy Squad (“MyDream”, “we,” or “us”) and our website at candy-squad.com as well as all related websites, networks, embeddable widgets, downloadable software, mobile applications (including tablet applications), the Candy Squad game, and other services provided by us and on which a link to this Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) is displayed (collectively, together with the Site, our “Service and Applications”).

This Policy describes the information that we gather from you on the Service and Applications, how we use and disclose such information, and the steps we take to protect such information. By using the Service and Applications, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy.

This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Candy Squad Terms of Use. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Policy have the meaning given to them in the Candy Squad  Terms of Use.

The information we collect on the Service and Applications:

  • User-provided Information.When you use the Service and Applications, you may provide and we may collect what is generally called “personally identifiable” information, or “personal information,” which is information that specifically identifies an individual. Examples of personal information include name, email address, mailing address, mobile phone number, and credit card or other billing information. Personal information also includes other information, such as date of birth, geographic area, or preferences, when any such information is linked to information that identifies a specific individual. You may provide us with personal information in various ways on the Service and Applications. For example, you provide us with personal information when you register for an account, use the Service and Applications, post User Content, make a purchase on the Service and Applications, interact with other users of the Service and Applications through communication or messaging features, or send us customer service-related requests.
  • “Automatically Collected" Information. When you use the Service and Applications, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service and Applications. Please review your web browser “Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from the Service and Applications, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Service and Applications to their fullest potential.
  • Third Party Web Beacons and Third Party Buttons. “Automatically Collected" Information. When you use the Service and Applications, we may automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs" or “web beacons.” We may also collect data from you using the Steam Web API. 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 Service and Applications, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on the Service and Applications, the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Service and Applications, and other information regarding your performance in and use of the Service and Applications. We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message. This information is gathered from all users.
  • Integrated Services. You may be given the option to access or register for the Service and Applications through the use of your user name and passwords for certain services provided by third parties (each, an “Integrated Service”), such as through the use of your Facebook credentials through Facebook Connect, or otherwise have the option to authorize an Integrated Service to provide personal information or other information to us. By authorizing us to connect with an Integrated Service, you authorize us to access and store your name, email address(es), date of birth, gender, current city, profile picture URL, and other information that the Integrated Service makes available to us, and to use and disclose it in accordance with this Policy. You should check your privacy settings on each Integrated Service to understand and change the information sent to us through each Integrated Service. Please review each Integrated Service’s terms of use and privacy policies carefully before using their services and connecting to our Service and Applications.

How we use the information we collect. We use information we collect on the Service and Applications in a variety of ways in providing the Service and Applications and operating our business, including the following:

  • Information from Other Sources. We may obtain information, including personal information, from third parties and sources other than the Service and Applications, 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 Service and Applications, we will treat the combined information as personal information in accordance with this Policy.
  • We use the information that we collect on the Service and Applications to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all features of the Service and Applications, to provide services and information that you request, to respond to comments and questions and otherwise to provide support to users, and to process and deliver entries and rewards in connection with promotions that may be offered from time to time on the Service and Applications.
  • We use the information that we collect on the Service and Applications to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Service and Applications, and to develop new products, services, features, and functionality.
  • We may use your email address or other information we collect on the Service and Applications (i) to contact you for administrative purposes such as customer service, to address intellectual property infringement, privacy violations or defamation issues related to your User Content posted on the Service and Applications or (ii) to send communications, including updates on promotions and events, relating to products and services offered by us and by third parties we work with. Generally, you have the ability to opt-out of receiving any promotional communications as described below under “Your Choices.”
  • We may use “cookies” information and “automatically collected” information we collect on the Service and Applications to: (i) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service and Applications; (ii) provide customized advertisements, content, and information; (iii) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Service and Applications and third-party marketing activities; (iv) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (v) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities on the Service.
  • We also may use your information as may be described in a notice to you at the time the information is collected, or in any other manner to which you consent. When we disclose information. Except as described in this Policy, we will not disclose your information that we collect on the Service and Applications to third parties without your consent. We may disclose information to third parties in the following circumstances:
  • Any information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible area of the Service and Applications, such as a public profile page, will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users.
  • We work with third party service providers to provide website or application development, hosting, maintenance, and other services for us. These third parties may have access to or process your information as part of providing those services for us. Generally, we limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
  • We may make certain automatically-collected, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties for various purposes, including (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Service and Applications.
  • We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. copyright law), in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
  • We also reserve the right to disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Service and Applications and any facilities or equipment used to make the Service and Applications available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.
  • Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, or successor or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.
  • We also may disclose your information as may be described in a notice to you at the time the information is collected, or in any other manner to which you consent.