1. What information is collected by this application?
Groats does not itself collect any personal information and we do not store any information related to the application on any servers.
Groats does however make use of third party tools which automatically collect data such as: the type of device you use, device identifiers, such as the resettable advertising identifier assigned to your device, the IP address of your device, geographical data such as the location of your device, your operating system, Wi-Fi mac address in your area, the type of internet browsers you use, data connection status and success/failure of connection, and data about the way you use the game itself, installed applications on your device, and other non-personal data as reasonably required by us to enhance our services.
The following third-party tools may collect data within Groats:
- Google Admob for the purpose of serving advertisements.
- Google Firebase Analytics for the purpose of providing statistical information as to usage and performance of the application
- Game Center to share your game data across different iOS devices
2. How is the information used?
The data may be used for the purpose of serving users advertisements based on particular users’ presumed interests, and also to present advertisements in third-party applications or other platforms. We work with advertisers and third-party advertising companies that collect data about how you interact with advertising and content provided in the App, which helps us keep the cost of the App free. Advertisers and advertising companies use some of the data collected by the App, including the advertising identifier assigned to your device to serve advertisements that are targeted to your interests in the App. These third parties may also obtain anonymous data about other applications you’ve downloaded to your device, the websites and applications you visit and your location in order to help analyze user behavior and serve targeted advertising on the App and on other applications and websites.
Google Firebase Analytics
Non-personal data is collected by Groats in order to to help us understand how the App is being used such as the frequency and duration of usage, features used, crash statistics and progress through the game’s levels
If the user has logged-in to the Game Center service provided by Apple Inc. on their device then Groats will use tools provided by Game Center to allow users to select opponents from the list of friends or invite friends from the users contacts
Groats does not collect any personal information using Game Center but will access data provided by Game Center such as the user’s displayable name and Game Center identifier
3. Managing your data
You can stop all collection of data by the App easily by uninstalling the App. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your device or via the application marketplace or network.
For users running iOS 14 or later, Ad Tracking consent is requested the first time you open the app and cannot be changed without deleting and reinstalling the app. This covers users within the EEA who must explicitly provide consent to receive targeted ads.
For users running iOS below version 14 Ad Tracking is disabled by default. This also covers users within the EEA as targeted ads will not be served on these devices.
You can prevent collection of information by Game Center by disabling the Game Center option in your device settings. To remove your data from Game Center you should contact Apple Inc.
Groats is not marketed to or intended for children under the age of 16 (or under the age of 13 in some jurisdictions). As previously mentioned, we do not directly collect or store any information from users of Groats.