Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 14, 2012
(Updated: June 14, 2012)

This Privacy Policy covers how Buffalo Studios LLC or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively “Buffalo Studios”) treats personal information that Buffalo Studios collects and receives in connection with your use of buffalo-studios.com and/or the games and applications offered by Buffalo Studios.  This includes software that you have downloaded or are about to download, any software that you have embedded on a web site or are about to embed (“Buffalo Studios Games”), any applications created by Buffalo Studios and available through social networking sites (“SNS Apps”), any applications created by Buffalo Studios and available through mobile devices (“Mobile Apps”), any software running on Buffalo Studios’ servers, (“Buffalo Studios Software”), content, related documentation, information on the Buffalo Studios domain, and information made available by users to each other through the Buffalo Studios Software (collectively, the “Service”). Your privacy is important to us and, as described in this Privacy Policy, we have designed the Service to protect information about you from unauthorized disclosure to others. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and, in certain circumstances, share your personally identifying information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

By registering for, accessing, using, and/or downloading any Service, you agree to Buffalo Studios’ Privacy Policy and that you will abide by Buffalo Studios’ Terms of Service.  Among other things, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as outlined in this Privacy Policy, as such policy may be amended from time to time. We may update the Privacy Policy and if we do, we will post a notice that changes have been made on the website www.buffalo-studios.com. You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Policy.

What We Collect

Buffalo Studios gives you a number of options regarding what information you will give us:

When you register a profile with Buffalo Studios, your profile including any information (name, address, gender) will be registered with Buffalo Studios. When you identify yourself on a Buffalo Studios site, you may identify yourself using a Buffalo Studios account. When you identify yourself on a Buffalo Studios site, you may identify yourself through a social network account in which Buffalo Studios may receive additional information about your profile.

In each case, we will collect and record the information you have provided. Other than names and email addresses provided at your discretion, we don’t generally collect any “Personally Identifying Information” about our users (such as social security number, street address, drivers license number, etc.), exception being for billing and payments where we store your billing information such as name, street address, phone number. We may offer you the opportunity to submit other information about yourself (such as gender, age, occupation, hobbies, interests, zip code, etc.), or we may be able to collect that information from social networking systems on which you have used Buffalo Studios Games or SNS Apps (in accordance with the terms of use of those systems), which would then also be covered by this Privacy Policy.

In addition to information about yourself, you may choose to share information about yourself in other content (“Content”), such as in games. Any action you perform with other players are considered public, and at your own discretion.

When you use an SNS App on your social network page or use an SNS App on someone else’s page, we may record information regarding the use of that SNS App, and we may collect other information that is visible on your social network page in accordance with the relevant terms of use associated with that page.

Note that since most Buffalo Studios Software is served through SNS Apps, it is your responsibility to read and accept their Terms of Use, as well as Privacy Policy prior to continuing.

When you use a Mobile App, which includes telephones and other devices such as tablets, you agree that information about your use of the Service through your mobile device and carrier may be communicated to us.  This information includes, but is not limited to your carrier, device, geo-location, IP address, telephone number, country or other information you provide.  With your permission, we may also access your contacts.  Your carrier’s standard fees and rates will still apply, including without limitation SMS/text messaging fees, and you accept responsibility for all charges.

When you invite new members into your network or send messages through the Service, we collect and maintain on secure servers the information associated with those messages, including email addresses and content.

We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, Buffalo Studios Games and other users of Buffalo Studios, to supplement your profile.

Buffalo Studios may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Buffalo Studios.

You should also be aware that most content delivered through Buffalo Studios Games originates with another content provider. Such other content providers may place “cookies” on your browser, or otherwise gather information about you, including by asking you to provide information through the site itself.

Finally, in order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including information about users accessing the Buffalo Studios site, playing Buffalo Studios Games, using SNS Apps on other sites or using Mobile Apps, such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time (“Activity Information”).

By using the Service, you consent to our retaining all the above-described information in anonymous form as long as Buffalo Studios sees fit.

Children Under The Age Of 13

Buffalo Studios does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Buffalo Studios or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on Buffalo Studios. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at contact@buffalo-studios.com.

Children Between The Ages of 13 and 18

We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

How We Use Your Information

We do not sell or rent your “Personally Identifiable Information” to any third party. We may, however, use certain information about you that is not personally identifiable.

We may also use public information collected to determine the kinds of content that you would like to view and to assist any advertisers in targeting their advertising.

We also use your name, email address, telephone number, and other information on our system to notify you of new product releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input. Those emails or SMS/text messages will contain links for preference management and where appropriate, an opt-out method.

With your consent we may send push notifications to your mobile device to provide updates and relevant messages.  We may also send local notifications to your mobile device.  You may manage notifications from the “Settings” page of the Mobile App or through your device.

You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public, or when there is a violation of our Terms of Service Agreement. Buffalo Studios is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that Buffalo Studios receives.

Buffalo Studios may maintain copies of your Content indefinitely, or delete certain Content in whole or in part if Buffalo Studios determines, in its sole discretion, that such Content constitutes an infringing or a prohibited posting as set forth in our Terms of Service or for any or no reason.

We also use non-Personally Identifiable Information and certain technical information about your computer and your access of the Service (including your IP address) in order to operate, manage and maintain the Service, improve the Service and create new services. Buffalo Studios may disclose information about you to its partners in order to provide the Service, resolve service problems and correct errors in the Service, to communicate with you about the Service, to provide you with advertising and promotional information in connection with the Service, and to enhance your experience on the Service. However, we do not give our partners an independent right to share this information.

Due to our contractual obligations with these third parties and the need to share information to deliver and support the Service, we cannot provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of sharing information (whether Personally Identifiable Information or other information) with these third parties.

Buffalo Studios, certain of its partners, and each of their contractors and employees may view the Content that you transmit to the service to provide the Service and otherwise perform the tasks set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Controlling Your Personal Information

Be advised that if you send messages or post material containing personal information, that information may be collected and used by others.

You can terminate your account at any time which will remove your profile and other personal information from view. Buffalo Studios, however, may (but is not obligated to) keep information about you that is on its system following your termination. Please contact Buffalo Studios to terminate your account or for any other questions about your personal information.

Transfer of Information

We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Buffalo Studios or the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Buffalo Studios related to the business which collected such information, such as acquisition by or merger with another company. In such an event, Buffalo Studios will notify users who have provided email addresses when information about those users is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Others’ Information

You may decide to provide us with another person’s email address so that person may be invited to join Buffalo Studios or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Service (such as when you upload an address book).

You may also provide us with another person’s contact information for purposes of delivering information through SNS Apps or Mobile Apps. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited to join Buffalo Studios or received content through an SNS App or Mobile App. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from Buffalo Studios. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.

Cookies

The Service sends “cookies” to your computer when you access the Buffalo Studios site, or otherwise view content through a Buffalo Studios Game, or use an SNS App or Mobile App, and the Service uses such cookies as described in here. The Service uses cookies to improve the quality of our service, make recommendations, and make the Service easier to use for our users. A cookie is a small text file recorded on your device that identifies you as a unique user and contains certain information about your particular login session and/or your use of the Service.

Use of Information

Buffalo Studios may contain links to other web sites, and content in Buffalo Studios Games, Mobile Apps and SNS Apps may be hosted by other web sites. In addition, as described above, most content offered through Buffalo Studios Games or SNS Apps is served or hosted by other sites. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. It is up to you to review those policies yourself.

Third-Party Advertising Companies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site and on certain Buffalo Studios Games, Mobile Apps and SNS Apps. Our system and the third-party advertising technology uses information derived from Activity Information, Buffalo Studios’ cookies, your visits to our site, the Buffalo Studios Games that you view and the SNS Apps and Mobile Apps you use to target advertising within our site, Buffalo Studios Games, Mobile Apps or SNS Apps. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on our site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your device. Similarly, third-party advertising companies may provide us with pixel tags (also called “clear gifs” or “beacons”) to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the beacon is located, and to learn which banner ads bring users to a given site.

Buffalo Studios does not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to third-party advertising companies. Note, however, that if an advertiser asks Buffalo Studios to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, women ages 18-24) or a segment of that group (for example, women ages 18-24 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third-party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience that they are trying to reach.

Security

Buffalo Studios takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer).  However, regardless of the precautions taken by you or by us, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.  Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.  We cannot ensure or warrant the ultimate security of any information you transmit. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Buffalo Studios Web Site, please contact us at contact@buffalo-studios.com.

Additional Questions

Again, feel free to contact us by sending an email to contact@buffalo-studios.com, any time, if you have further questions about Buffalo Studios or this Privacy Policy, or if you want to receive a previous version of this document.

California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights

Under California law, California Residents who have an established business relationship with Buffalo Studios or one of its subsidiaries may choose to opt out of Buffalo Studios disclosure of personal information about them to third parties for direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, our policy is not to disclose personal information collected online to a third party for direct marketing purposes without your approval. If you choose to opt-out at any time after granting approval, email contact@buffalo-studios.com.

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