(Last Updated: January 12, 2018)
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM AND ABOUT YOU
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, including for example, your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, and payment card information. We do not collect any Personal Information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily (e.g., through interaction or registration with the Services). We may combine the Personal Information we receive from you with information we receive about you from other sources, such as our affiliates, public databases, joint marketing partners, social media platforms, from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, and from other third parties. For example, if you elect to connect your social media account to your Services account, certain Personal Information from your social media account may be shared with us, such as your name, email address, photo, and location. This Personal Information may be combined with other information that is part of your profile or your friends’ profiles.
B. Memberships and Registration
Some areas of the Services may allow you to visit as a guest and remain anonymous, but you may not be able to access all the content and features of those areas without registering (e.g., in order to play our subscription-based games, information such as your real name and billing information is required). Important information regarding account registration procedures and the security of your account is set out in the WAT Terms of Service.
C. E-mail Newsletters and Friend to Friend Promotions
Typically you need to have an account in order to receive e-mails from us, provided that you may receive e-mail communications from us if you have contacted us directly with regard to a specific request or if you have expressly agreed to receive e-mail communications for promotion, marketing, or newsletters. You may be asked for additional Personal Information when you subscribe. You can opt-out of receiving future marketing e-mails from us by following the unsubscribe directions contained in the e-mail. Also, except in jurisdictions where it may be prohibited by law, we may allow you to submit information about other people, such as in connection with a “Send to a Friend” promotion. In these situations, you may provide the e-mail address and, sometimes, the name of a friend, provided you have their permission to do so. After the “Send to a Friend” transaction is completed, that information is deleted.
D. Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
To participate in some of our sweepstakes, contests, surveys, and other promotions, you may be asked to provide additional Personal Information such as your physical mailing address. This information may be collected by WAT and/or by third parties such as co-sponsors or vendors for the promotion. Potential winners will be required to provide additional Personal Information for the purpose of verifying eligibility, awarding prizes, and for tax purposes. The names of third parties such as co-sponsors (other than vendors hired by WAT to conduct, administer, and execute a promotion on behalf of WAT) will be disclosed to you when you are asked to sign up for the promotion. You should review such third parties’ privacy policies to see how they may use any information that they collect.
E. Online Purchases and Technical Support
When you sign up to play one of our fee-based games or you make certain online purchases from us, we will require that you provide us with the necessary billing information, such as your name, credit card or payment information, street address, etc., so that we may provide the content, game, service, or product to you. In order to resolve issues related to customer service, billing questions, technical, and computer support, etc., we may also require you to provide us with some Personal Information so that we may resolve such issues properly.
F. Hosting of Third-Party Services
G. Consent to Store & Monitor
Please note that, when running, some of our games may monitor your computer’s random access memory (“RAM”), media access control (“MAC”) address, configuration files and system files, etc., for unauthorized third party programs running concurrently with your game which, in WAT’s sole determination: (i) enable or facilitate cheating of any type; (ii) allow users to modify or hack the applicable WAT game interface, environment, and/or experience in any way not expressly authorized by WAT; or (iii) intercept, “mine” or otherwise collect information from or through the applicable WAT game (each, an “Unauthorized Third Party Program”). In the event that a WAT game detects an Unauthorized Third Party Program, (a) the WAT game may communicate information back to WAT, including without limitation, your WAT account username, details about the Unauthorized Third Party Program detected and the activities or functions performed thereby, and/or details about your computer, and/or (b) WAT may exercise any or all of its rights and remedies, including, without limitation, its rights and remedies under the WAT Terms of Service and/or the WAT End User License Agreement without prior notice to the user linked to such Unauthorized Third Party Program.
When you communicate with another game player or with us within the Services (e.g., through live chat, instant message services, message boards, and the like), even when you believe you are doing so “privately” with another person, you do so with the understanding that those communications go through our servers, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law you expressly agree to waive any rights of confidentiality that you may have in and to such communications, you agree you have no expectation of privacy in such communications and in using this functionality you acknowledge that we, (or our agents’) may monitor the communications that you send and receive through the Services (including, without limitation, technical support and customer service communications). You also acknowledge that any and all character data that is stored and is resident on our servers may be monitored by us or our agents (to the extent permitted by applicable law).
H. Business Capacity and Resume Submissions
I. Collection of Personal Information about Other Individuals
OTHER INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
We and our service providers may collect information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual (“Other Information”). Because Other Information does not personally identify you, we may use and disclose it for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.
We may combine the Other Information we collect from and about you with Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information for as long as it is combined.
We and our service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:
A. Browser and Device Information
Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device or with session information, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, and the name and version of the Services you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly.
Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Services, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications, and other services. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels of the Services, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Services.
In addition, when you play our games or use the communication features available through the Services, we may collect your IP address. When any WAT game is updated or “patched,” our patch routine may check your computer to see that you have the most recent version of WAT game-specific files. When you log into one of the WAT’s games, we may collect your system specifications (such as RAM, video card, monitor, system configuration, crash data, etc.) for the purposes of analyzing and optimizing your WAT game experience and in order to provide you with customer service.
B. Through your use of our apps
When you download and use one of our applications, we and our service providers may track and collect app usage data, such as the date and time the app on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the app based on your device number.
C. Information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technology
We assign a unique identifier to every user of our websites and launchpad (i.e., our game launchers). The unique identifier allows us to recognize the same user when he or she uses our various Services, including through different devices, and to track his or her use of the Services, thereby giving us a full picture of the user’s activity across our Services. If we have collected your Personal Information, or if we collect your Personal Information in the future, we will combine it with the information we have collected through our use of the unique identifier. We use the information collected for analytics purposes and to serve targeted WAT offers and content to you when you are on the Services.
D. Physical location
We may collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower, or WiFi signals. We may use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content. In some instances, you may be permitted to allow or deny such uses of your device’s location, but if you do, we may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services and content.
E. Demographic information and other information provided by you
In connection with some Services, or through surveys or polls, we may ask you to provide information that does not personally identify you. For example, we may ask you to provide information concerning your entertainment preferences, purchasing habits, and the like. This information is generally optional. WAT requests this information to understand you better and to also bring to your attention new services, programs, or offers that may be of interest to you. Unless combined with Personal Information, this information does not personally identify you.
F. Aggregated information
Aggregated Personal Information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Services (for example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code).
HOW WE USE AND SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT FROM YOU
A. How we use information that we collect from you
In addition to the uses described in the sections above, we may use the Personal Information we collect from and about you to enable us:
- To provide you with technical support, customer service, and account maintenance;
- To learn what you like and tailor your experience accordingly;
- To improve and develop the Services and our other products and services;
- To provide services or products you request;
- To allow you to participate in or use our communication features;
- To allow you to download and/or play one of our games;
- To allow you to benefit from any other promotions or offers, such as sweepstakes and contests;
- To manage your WAT account and fulfill your orders and respond to your requests;
- To inform you of any changes made to the Services or send other administrative information to you;
- To inform you of products, services, promotions, and offers which you may find interesting, including by serving advertisements to you when you are on third-party sites, services, and social media platforms;
- For our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and operating and expanding our business activities.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH
A. Information disclosed to third parties
We may disclose your Personal Information to other companies that we have engaged to provide services to us and whom we subject to confidentiality requirements. This may include, but is not limited to, fulfillment houses, billing services, transaction managers, credit verification services, ad serving services, and other third party service providers.
We may disclose your Personal Information to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Services.
We may disclose your Personal Information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings.
We may use or disclose your Personal Information if we believe such disclosure is necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
WAT is also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Transportation or any other U.S. authorized statutory body.
B. Information you make available to third parties
You may disclose your Personal Information on message boards, chat, profile pages, and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information and may be available to other users of the Services and to the general public. Please be careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on or through the Services.
C. Information shared with affiliated companies
INFORMATION ABOUT LINKS
HOW YOU MAY ACCESS, CHANGE, OR DELETE THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO US
Subject to security and privacy concerns (e.g., regarding your password and credit card number), your WAT account will give you the ability to access, change, delete, and/or update certain Personal Information you have provided, and adjust your communications preferences. If you choose to have your Personal Information removed from our active databases, we will try to do so within a reasonable time after your request and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is not used (except as may be required or permitted by law) by WAT after your notification to us.
Please note that, where required or permitted by law, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting deletion. There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.
If you are located in the EU you may have certain rights set out below (see Information for Persons Outside the United States).
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
The Services are not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from such children. If WAT learns that we have inadvertently gathered personal data from children under the age of 13, WAT will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such personal data from WAT’s records.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CALIFORNIA MINORS
Please note that if you are a resident of California, under the age of 18, and a registered user of our Services (a “Minor”), you have the right to remove or to request the removal of content or information you may have posted publicly on bulletin boards, message boards, chat rooms, communities, or other publicly viewable forums. We strongly recommend that all of our users avoid posting personal or sensitive information at any time. Should you wish to edit or remove this content or information after you have posted it, you may do so by accessing your account profile.
Removal of this content or information from public view does not guarantee complete or comprehensive removal. After your removal request has been honored, we may retain copies of the content or information you have previously posted on our servers. We are not required to remove your posted content or information if it has been rendered anonymous or if we are required by law to retain it. Additionally, we do not have control over third parties (e.g., other users) who may have copied or reposted this information.
INFORMATION FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
For the purposes of EU data protection laws we will be a data controller over your Personal Information (the company responsible for, and which controls the processing of, your Personal Information).
Individuals located in the EEA also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their Personal Information with their local data protection authority.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE HAVE COLLECTED
In order to provide you with added protection, WAT employs a security technology known as a secure-socket-layer (“SSL”) to protect the transmission of payment information to the Services. Unless otherwise specified herein or on the Services where you make a purchase, credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no website data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be completely secure. WAT urges you to take steps to keep your Personal Information safe by memorizing your password or keeping it in a safe place (separate from your account information), logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser when you are finished using the Services. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.
CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR REQUESTS
If you believe that we have not responded to your privacy-related inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact ESRB at https://www.esrb.org/privacy/contact.jsp, or 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2024, New York, NY 10170.