Privacy Policy

99Games Online Pvt. Ltd., hereinafter referred as ‘99Games’, publishes games on the iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Mac platforms, which include Star Chef, Dhoom:3 The Game, Dream Star, WordsWorth etc. 99Games is committed to respect the privacy of all visitors/users of its Website, mobile applications and other online products and services (collectively, the “Services”). We recognize the importance of protecting any information collected about you, while using our Services or when you otherwise interact with us.

This statement highlights our privacy practices regarding Information that we hold about the users of our Services.

Collection of Personal/Non-Personal Information

Personal Information

Any data that can be used to identify you at an individual level, as opposed to a group “aggregate” level is considered “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy. Your Personal Information could be collected in the following cases: when you submit a query via the Contact Us page of the Website or Talk to Us button of the mobile application, upload data to services like leaderboards, request technical support, as well as data collected from third parties via direct observation for promotional purposes, Advertising services that may collect information to serve you targeted ads, etc. We do not use or collect your precise geographic location.

Non-Personal Information

We may use third party analytical services to collect “de-personalized” i.e. “aggregate” information, which is the data 99Games collects about the use of 99Games’ Games and services used within, from which any personally identifiable data has been removed. Also, when you visit our Website, we may log certain browser-specific information such as your IP address, browser type and language, access time, and referring Website addresses, and we may collect information about the pages you view within our site and other actions you take while visiting us. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services.

99Games will not be liable to any unsolicited information provided by you. You consent to 99Games using such information as per 99Games’ Privacy Policy.

Cookies and other technologies

We may use cookies (a piece of data that our Website sends to your browser, which is stored on your computer/device) and other technologies to help us better understand user behavior and tell us which parts of our Website people have visited in order to provide better user experience.

Why We Collect Personal/Non-Personal Information.

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Services;
  • Provide and deliver the products and services you request and send you related information;
  • Personalize and improve our Services and provide tailored advertisements, content or features;
  • Facilitate communications between players;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service and support;
  • Process and deliver contest entries and rewards;
    Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services

Disclosure of Personal/Non-Personal Information

99Games will seek your consent prior to using or sharing Personal Information for any purpose beyond the requirement for which it was originally collected.

We may share your Personal Information within 99Games or with any of its business partners, service vendors, authorized third-party agents, or contractors located in any part of the world for the purposes of data processing; storage; or to provide a requested service or transaction; or in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company; after ensuring that such entities are contractually bound by data privacy obligations.

We may also share Personal Information about you with other players (for example, in connection with leaderboards).

When required, 99Games may disclose Personal Information to external law enforcement bodies or regulatory authorities, in order to comply with legal obligations.

How You can Choose what Information is Accessed

Our Services may offer social sharing features like ‘Sharing’ your Score on Social Networking Services, which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features. You will be asked to confirm Privacy Settings and control what can be posted through our Service when you use the Social Networking Service via our Service for the first time.

Links to Non-99Games Websites

We may also provide you with general links to non-99Games websites. Your use of these links is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, and you should become familiar with the third party sites’ privacy policies before using the links. 99Games is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.

Data security

99Games adopts reasonable and appropriate industry-standard security practices and procedures that include administrative, physical security and technical controls to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.

Data retention

99Games may retain your Personal Information as long as there is a business requirement, or if otherwise required under applicable laws.

Privacy Questions and Access

If you have a question about this Privacy Statement or 99Games’ handling of your information, you can contact us at:

Updates to this privacy statement

99Games may change the data privacy practices and update this privacy statement as and when the need arises, and the same will be made available on the Website.

Last updated: April 22, 2015