The ways we collect personal data about you and why we collect it
How your personal data is used
The choices you have about your personal data.
If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Notice.
THE DATA WE COLLECT
That you provide
Profile information such as profile photos, usernames, or social media links
New account names or passwords
Contact information such as your name or email address
For store purchases, real name, mailing address, and/or telephone number
Additional data that you provide through our service like forum posts, email messages, uploaded images, or website links.
Other data that you choose to give us (such as data to identify a lost account)
That we collect automatically
Data about your account and game progress
IP address (General geographic location)
System specifications (Including mobile device identifiers)
Gameplay data and your interactions with other players inside the Game
In most cases, we also create a Stairway-specific ID for you when you use the Game
Data we collect from our partners
Data we receive if you link a third-party tool with the Service (such as Facebook, Steam, or Google)
Social media analytics data
Data for the purpose of security such as spam blacklists
Data from game platform services such as Steam profile information, game ownership, item inventory
Data from platforms that the games run on (such as to verify payment)
WHY DO WE COLLECT THIS DATA
We collect this data in order to operate game services
Create accounts and allow players to use our service
Confirm ownership and account entitlements
Provide requested services
Inform players of service-related information
Provide ongoing game support for all players
Provide players methods to interact with each other
Manage our relationship with you
Understand how our players as a whole interact with our services
Provide tools and methods in which to communicate with our players
Provide security alerts, product updates, and news
Security and safety
Prevent malicious users
Moderate player discussions
Foster a safe and friendly environment between users
Player behavior and historical data
Make smart informed choices about our service operations
Respond to player feedback and suggestions
We collect metrics and telemetry data regarding your use of our Services, including how long and how often you play any game. We use this information to help us troubleshoot problems with the Service, to provide player rewards, and to improve the Service and your gaming experience.
WHO CAN SEE YOUR DATA
Apart from Stairway, your data can be accessed by others in the following situations:
Other players and users
If our game includes social features, other players and users may see limited data. Other players and users may, for example, see your profile data, and in-game activities and read messages you have posted.
Other companies and public authorities
In order to combat fraud and illegal activity, we may exchange data with other companies and organizations and provide it to public authorities in response to lawful requests.
We may also disclose your data based on your consent, to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our players, or others.
We may share aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.
International Data Transfers
Our Service is global by nature and your data can therefore be transferred to anywhere in the world. Because different countries may have different data protection laws than your own country, we take steps to ensure adequate safeguards are in place to protect your data as explained in this Policy. Adequate safeguards that our partners may use include standard contractual clauses approved by EU Commission and the Privacy Shield certification in case of transfers to the USA.
YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS
Opt-out of marketing emails and other direct marketing
You may opt-out of receiving promotional communications, such as marketing emails from us by following the instructions in such communications. You can always withdraw your consent, for example by clicking the unsubscribe link on an email or opting out of sending data in-game.
Access the personal data we hold about you
If you request, we will provide you a copy of your personal data in an electronic format.
Your other rights
You also have the right to correct your data, have your data deleted, object how we use or share your data, and restrict how we use or share your data.
Requests may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org - We will respond to all requests, inquiries or concerns within thirty (30) days.
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
In order to help ensure a secure and safe player experience, we are continuously developing and implementing administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your data from unauthorized access or against loss, misuse or alteration.
We retain your data for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you the Service. We will for example periodically de-identify unused game accounts and we regularly review and de-identify unnecessary data.
Note that if you ask us to remove your personal data, we will retain your data as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal data about or direct or target interest-based advertising to anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to use our Services. If you are under 13, please do not send any data about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal data. If we learn that we have collected personal data about a child under age 13, we will delete that data as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any data from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us.