Hammer & Chisel

Hammer & Chisel Privacy Policy

Last modified: September 30, 2014

Introduction

Welcome to Hammer & Chisel!

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy" or “Policy”) explains how information is collected and utilized by Hammer & Chisel Inc. ("Hammer & Chisel" or "us") about users of the website located at http://www.hammerandchisel.com (the "Site") or any Hammer & Chisel game or application (the “Apps”). Collectively, the Site and the Apps are referred to as the "Service". "You", "your", or "customer" refers to our users. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the Service. If you have any concerns about privacy, please send an email to support@hammerandchisel.com.

By using the Service, you are agreeing to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You are responsible for periodically reading this Privacy Policy. If you use our Service after we have updated this Privacy Policy, you acknowledge that you have read the updated terms and consent to our revised privacy practices. Use of the Service after changes are made to the Privacy Policy will be considered your consent to the new terms.

Content of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will describe:

This Privacy Policy will also describe how we use advertisements, certain information about third party links and tools, how you may change or delete certain information, aspects of our security practices and notes about international users.

Information Collected

Personal Information and Non-Personal Information

We may collect both personal information and non-personal information, collectively referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Information” or “information.” Personal information is information about you that can be used to contact or identify you such as your name and email address. Non-personal information is information that does not identify you personally. We may combine personal information with non-personal Information and use this combination to improve your experience or to aggregate it with information collected from other users to improve or analyze our Service.

Establishing an Account

When you establish an account with Hammer & Chisel (“Account”) or during your use of the Service, you will provide to us certain information. Such information may include personal information, such as your online user name and email address. Such information may also include text, pictures and links within conversations that you submit via your Account.

Using the Service

Additionally, when you use the Service, your device’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language and referring Web site addresses are logged automatically. We also collect information about your usage and activity, such as number of clicks, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time of this activity.

We may also acquire information from you through (1) your access and participation in message boards on the Service, (2) your email of a question to our customer support, (3) your purchase of a virtual product of any type, (4) your participation in surveys regarding the Service or (5) your participation in a sweepstakes or contest through the Service. Please note that because third parties manage the purchases of virtual goods offered by the Service, we do not have access to your credit card details and billing information. We also collect information regarding your device type, advertising identifiers such as IDFA or Google Advertising ID, HTML cookies, referral URL, operating system and version, IP address, and push notification token.

How We May Use Information

Display of Information on the Service

When you choose to create a public profile or share information on the Service, you may post, at your option, certain information, including personal information, that will be publicly displayed to other users. You consent to our display of any information, including personal information, that you include in your public profile.

Use of Information to Provide the Service

Hammer & Chisel uses the information that we collect to operate, maintain, secure, enhance, and provide to you all of the features and services found on the Service. For example, we may use your email address for administrative purposes such as sending you Account activation and “welcome” emails, notifying you of major updates or for customer service purposes.

We may also your email address to send to you email regarding notices about special activities, features, or items available on the Service, and in some case sponsored by third parties. You may opt-out of receiving such notices by e-mailing support@hammerandchisel.com or by clicking the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications.

Use of Information to Analyze and Improve the Service

Hammer & Chisel may also use all the information that we collect to: (a) understand the usage trends and preferences of our users; (b) improve the way the Service works and looks and to create new features and functionality and (c) to investigate potential violation of the Terms of Service including review of actual information posted online and actual and specific transactions. You understand and agree to our reviewing both your public and private information and automatically collected information (including personal information) to investigate any possible violations of the Terms of Service.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your devices’s hard disk, generally to quickly identify a user's device and to "remember" things about the user's visit, such as your preferences or a user name and password. The Service sends cookies to your device when you access or view content of an App. Information contained in a cookie may be linked to your personal information for purposes such as improving the quality of our Service, tailoring recommendations to your interests, and making the Service easier to use. You can disable cookies at any time, although you may not be able to access or use features of the Service.

We also use automatically collected information and information gathered from cookies and other local device storage to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the Service; (b) provide customized third-party advertisements, content, and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of third-party marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as the total number of visitors and pages viewed; (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any games, sweepstakes, and contests; and (f) to investigate possible violations of the Terms of Service.

Web Beacons

We may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons or "gifs", are electronic images that may be used on our Site or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Information for Opting-Out of Cookies and Web Beacons

You may click on the following link: networkadvertising.org (or such other URL as may be specified by us from time to time) for information on how to opt-out of the use of cookies or Web beacons.

You may see our games advertised in other applications. After clicking on one of these advertisements and installing our game, you will become a user of the Service. In order to prevent fraud and verify the installs, a unique advertising device identifier may be shared with the advertiser.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Hammer & Chisel does not share your personal information except as described below:

Please note that we may share aggregate or anonymous information about you with advertisers, publishers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.

Advertisements

We may feature advertisements on our Service served by third parties. These advertisers may collect and use information about your visits to our Service in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Links and Third Party Tools

The Service may contain links to other websites or applications. The fact that the Service links to a website or application or presents a banner ad or other type of advertisement does not mean that Hammer & Chisel endorses or authorizes that third party, nor is it a representation of our affiliation with that third party. Hammer & Chisel is in no way responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites to which you chose to access from the Service. Please be sure to read the privacy policies of those websites when exiting the Service.

The Service may also contain third party tracking tools from service providers, an example of which includes the Facebook SDK. Hammer & Chisel may use these third parties’ APIs and/or SDKs in our Service, which may enable these third parties to analyze user information. Each of these providers may provide an opt-out from their collection of information about you.

Changing Your Information

You may change your information by following the process provided in the Service. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt-out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations.

Security

Hammer & Chisel has put in place reasonable measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to overcome those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Also please note that email and messaging systems are not considered secure, so we discourage you from sending us personal information through these mediums.

International Transfer

We may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders, including into and out of the United States, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. and the use and disclosure of information about you, including personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track

We currently do not participate in any “Do Not Track” frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your information. We may engage third parties, such as marketing or analytics partners, who may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our website.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@hammerandchisel.com.