IMPORTANT NOTICE: FOR U.S. AND CANADIAN PLAYERS, DISPUTES ABOUT THESE TERMS OR RELATING TO PPNards SERVICES GENERALLY MUST BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS ONLY. For more details, go to Section 15 (Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver).
PPNards' mission is to drive the development of backgammon, a competitive ancient sports game, to a brand-new level with our advanced technology. Our goal is to provide everyone an as easy as possible way to play backgammon anywhere anytime.
“PPNards,” “we,” “our,” or “us” means PPNards Corporate Family. In all cases, “PPNards”, “we,” “our,” or “us” includes agents, consultants, employees, officers, and directors.
“Account” means an account you create when you access the Services.
“Community Rules” means the rules of conduct that govern your interaction with our Services and other players.
“Feature Terms” means any other rules related to specific services, like platforms and APIs, applications for mobile devices, forums, contests, subscriptions or loyalty programs that we may publish, which apply to your use of those specific services and state they are part of these Terms.
“Offers” means special programs, including offers, excursions, and special gifts, both digital and tactile, that PPNards may offer from time to time to certain eligible players.
“Services” means our games, products, services, content, ppnards.com, and/or other domains or websites operated by PPNards.
“Terms of Service” or “Terms” means these terms of service.
“User Content” means all the data that you upload, transmit, create, or generate on or through the Services. This includes things like your profile picture, your in-game text or video chat, and your in-game art or other content authored or designed by you.
“Virtual Items” means (a) virtual currency, including without limitation virtual coins, cash, tokens, or points, all for use in the Services and (b) virtual in-game items.
“PPNards Corporate Family” means PPNards' subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures, and other corporate entities under common ownership and their agents, consultants, employees, officers, and directors.
“PPNards Affiliates” refers to the PPNards Corporate Family plus PPNards' and the PPNards Corporate Family’s third-party content providers, distributors, licensees, or licensors.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Terms, Community Rules, or Feature Terms at any time by posting the amended Terms, Community Rules, or Feature Terms on our sites or within the Services (such as through in-game notices). We may provide additional notice, such as an e-mail message or messaging within the Services, of any material changes. Unless we state otherwise, changes are effective when posted. New versions of the Terms, Community Rules, and Feature Terms, and any other policies, codes, or rules will be accessible at www.ppnards.com or from within the Services. If you continue to use the Services after the changes are posted, you are agreeing that the changes apply to your continued use of the Services.
You can’t make changes to the Terms, Community Rules, or Feature Terms unless both you and PPNards sign a written amendment.
If you have a dispute with PPNards, the version of the Terms, Community Rules, and Feature Terms in effect at the time PPNards received actual notice of the dispute will apply to such dispute.
You agree to supply PPNards with accurate, complete, and up-to-date information, particularly your email address.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account. Don’t share your Account details with others or allow others to access or use your Account. We will treat all acts performed through your Account as being performed by you. You therefore accept responsibility for all acts done using your Account, whether or not authorized by you, including purchases made using any payment instrument (for example, credit card or PayPal), and you understand you may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other user of the Services caused by someone else using your Account.
If you become aware of any actual or suspected loss, theft, fraud, or unauthorized use of your Account or Account password, please tell us immediately.
Who can use our Services
We are excited to have you start playing our games, but there are some limits on who can use our Services.
You may not use our Services if:
• You cannot enter into a binding contract with PPNards.
• You are not allowed to receive products, including services or software, from the United States, for example if you are located in a country embargoed by the United States or if you are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.
• You are a convicted sex offender.
• You have previously been banned from playing any PPNards game or using any PPNards Service, unless PPNards has reversed that ban, in its sole discretion.
If you are under the age of 18, or under the age of majority where you are located, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOUR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAS REVIEWED AND AGREED TO THESE TERMS.
Additional Important Rules and Terms
If you use our Services, you must follow the PPNards Community Rules and all other Feature Terms that may apply. These additional rules and terms apply in addition to these Terms and are important. Please read them. If you access the Services from a social network, such as Facebook, or download the Services from Apple or Google, you must also comply with that third party’s terms of service/use as well as these Terms.
Accessing our Services
To access or play our games or create an Account with us, you may need an account with a social network, like Facebook, and, if you are using our mobile Services, an account with the company that provides your mobile applications, like an Apple iTunes account. You may need to update third-party software from time to time to receive the Services and play PPNards' Games.
We provide games and other Services. You provide the equipment (phone, or tablet, etc.) and pay any fees to connect to the Internet and app stores, and for data or cellular usage to download and use the Services.
Service Changes and Limitations
PPNards reserves the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Services or a particular game or part of the Services at any time either permanently or temporarily and without having to provide any reasons therefore, at which point your right to use the Services or any part of them will be automatically terminated or suspended. If that happens, unless applicable law requires otherwise, PPNards is not required to provide refunds, benefits, or other compensation to you in connection with discontinued elements of the Services or for Virtual Items previously earned or purchased.
PPNards MAY, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, LIMIT, SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ACCOUNTS OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR ANY PORTION OF THEM; PROHIBIT ACCESS TO OUR GAMES AND SITES, AND THEIR CONTENT, SERVICES, AND TOOLS; OR DELAY OR REMOVE HOSTED CONTENT, AND PPNards IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR RESULTS. This does not apply to users located in the EEA. If you are located in the EEA, we will endeavor to give you at least one month’s notice of any material changes before they take effect, and if you are unhappy with those changes, you can choose to cancel your Services under these Terms.
Deleting your Account
You are solely responsible for knowing the lawful status of online gambling, or any other activity associated with our Services, that may be deemed to be unlawful in your country. For example: In Australia, the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) (“IGA”) provides that prohibited interactive gambling services must not be provided to customers in Australia. Accordingly, unlicensed online casino gambling is illegal, and you may not use our Services as a “real world” money gambling means.
It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your country allows your use of our Services under its laws. We accept no responsibility or liability for any adverse action, or loss of any kind, that is associated with your unlawful utilisation of our Services within a disallowed jurisdiction. Should you engage in any unauthorised use of our Services such as by using it for “real-world” money gambling, you shall indemnify PPNards against any liability arising from your unauthorised actions. PPNards shall in that event be entitled to take any further action against you (including undertaking an investigation as per Section 6) for such unauthorised use of our Services, including the suspension or termination of your access to our Services.
Games and Services
The Services are comprised of works that are owned or licensed by PPNards, and they are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and other worldwide intellectual property rights and other applicable laws, rules, or regulations. All such rights are reserved. These Terms do not grant you or any other party any right, title, or interest in the Services or any content in the Services.
So long as you abide by these Terms and any other rules, including the Community Rules and any Feature Terms, you may use the Services subject to these Terms, for your own non-commercial, entertainment purposes. You agree not to use the Services for any other purpose and agree that PPNards will have no liability to you for any damage or loss arising from unauthorized uses.
If you breach these Terms, or any of our other terms that apply to you, we may take action against you, up to and including terminating your account. In addition, you may be breaking the law, including breaches or violations of PPNards' intellectual property rights. ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DISRUPT OR INTERFERE WITH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNDERMINING OR MANIPULATING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY PPNards GAME, IS A BREACH OF PPNards POLICY AND MAY BE A BREACH OR VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.
Your Account and Virtual Items
Regardless of any other statement in these Terms, the Community Rules, or any Feature Terms that apply to features you may choose to use, you do not own any Account that you create on our Services, including in our games, and your Account is not your property. Likewise, you do not own any Virtual Items that you obtained through our Services, regardless of whether you “earned” those Virtual Items or “purchased” them. Your Account and any related Virtual Items are owned by PPNards. PPNards gives you a limited license and right to use your Account and the related Virtual Items while we offer the Services.
TO AVOID RETAINING DATA THAT IS NO LONGER NEEDED AND/OR TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICES, WE MAY DELETE OR TERMINATE ACCOUNTS THAT ARE INACTIVE (I.E., NOT LOGGED INTO) FOR 180 DAYS.
You are not allowed to transfer Virtual Items outside of the Services (e.g., in the “real world”), for example by selling, gifting, or trading them. We won’t recognize those transfers as legitimate. You are not allowed to sublicense, trade, sell, or attempt to sell Virtual Items for “real” money, or exchange Virtual Items for value of any kind outside of a game. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void, and we may terminate your Account because of it.
In addition, if you are located in a jurisdiction where online gambling is unlawful, you may be in breach of that jurisdiction’s gambling laws by using our Services to gamble and convert the Virtual Items of that gambling to “real world” money. This conduct is unlawful in Australia for example. Our Services have been solely designed for the use of users and clubs to engage in social gaming that does not involve the use of “real world” money. The Services are expressly not licensed to operate outside of a closed economy of Virtual Items. The Virtual Items used within our Services are in no way intended to be transferable, convertible, comparable, or used in place of “real world” money. We do not condone any secondary market between clubs and/or users that seeks to act as an intermediary for the conversion of our Virtual Items to “real world” money, in any fashion, directly, indirectly or otherwise, shall not be held responsible for any consequences arising from the operation of such secondary market.
If you post, publish, transmit, or upload User Content on the Services, you agree that it will be:
2. not confidential;
3. not in violation of law;
4. not in violation of contractual restrictions or other parties’ rights, and that you have permission to use the User Content from any other party whose personal or other information or intellectual property is contained within the User Content;
5. free of viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code;
6. in compliance with our Community Rules.
We have the right to remove any of your User Content if, in our opinion, it does not comply with these Terms, our Community Rules, or any applicable Feature Terms. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any of your User Content constitutes a breach of their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy. We will also disclose your User Content to other third parties or government bodies where we are legally required to do so.
1. User Content submitted in response to PPNards promotions, which will be subject to any Feature Terms or other terms of the promotion;
2. User Content either shared with others, which they have not deleted or already used publicly as allowed under these Terms; and
3. User Content subject to a separate license with PPNards, which will be subject to the terms of such license.
If you request deletion of your User Content we will take reasonable steps to remove your User Content from active use, which may include suppression of your User Content in our systems. However, User Content may persist in our systems, including in back-up copies. We may also retain copies of User Content if we reasonably believe it is legally required.
When you post, publish, or transmit your observations and comments on the Services, such as in forums, blogs, and chat features, we cannot guarantee that other players will not use the ideas and information that you share. If you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, don’t post it. PPNards IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OTHER PERSON’S USE OR APPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST, PUBLISH, OR TRANSMIT IN ANY FORUMS, BLOGS, OR CHAT ROOMS.
We are not responsible for information, materials, products, or services provided by other players (for instance, in their profiles) and User Content is not approved by us. However, if someone is violating these Terms or misusing the Services, please let us know by using the “Report Abuse” link provided in the Services or contacting us at Customer Support.
In jurisdictions where online gambling is deemed unlawful and we are of the reasonable belief that you may be engaging in “real world” money gambling, then we may investigate your use of our Services at our sole discretion and without prior notice to you.
An investigation may include, but will not be limited to the following actions;
1. monitoring and/or keeping record of the volume of transactions that pass through our Services;
2. monitoring and/or keeping record of known associates within any club that uses our Services;
3. requesting information, explanation, or detail about any observed conduct that we consider may be useful in ascertaining any club or user activity taken within our Services; and
4. referring any collected information to the appropriate authority where such investigation yields information or evidence that may reasonably indicate a breach of the gambling laws of that jurisdiction. For example, in Australia, information may be passed on to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (“ACMA”), Australian Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre (“AUSTRAC”) or other relevant authority.
You agree to cooperate with any request, correspondence, show cause letter, or otherwise that may arise as a consequence of our investigation into your conduct. You shall additionally indemnify us from any and all direct, indirect, incidental and consequential loss or damage, resulting from your use of our Services.
Where you do not comply with any request or Term of this agreement, we reserve our right to suspend your access to our Services until such time as we have received a satisfactory response from you. Alternatively, where we have formed the view that any action, conduct or otherwise is in breach of these Terms or any statute governing such action or conduct, we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to immediately terminate your access to our Services without prior notice to you.
Where we receive a complaint that any party is using “real world” money within our Services, we reserve our right to act on that complaint at our discretion, including by terminating or suspending any account that is alleged or suspected to be associated with “real world” money gambling.
You agree that we may provide the results or associated evidence gained from any investigation to a third-party law enforcement body if requested by that authority and/or where we deem it necessary or desirable to do so.
You are responsible for your interactions with other players. If you have a problem with another player, we are not required to get involved, but we can if we desire.
If you have a dispute with another player, you release PPNards, the PPNards Corporate Family, and all PPNards Affiliates from responsibility, claims, demands, and/or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, resulting from that dispute or connected to that dispute. This includes damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, or data. This does not apply to users located in the EEA. If you are located in the EEA, your liability vis-à-vis PPNards is as set forth by the law applicable in the country where you reside.
If you are located in California, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
We may allow you to use the Services to initiate SMS or MMS text messages to your friends, family, or other contacts. You are not required to send such text messages, you are solely responsible for them, and you understand that standard text messaging and data rates may apply based on your plan with your mobile phone carrier. You also understand that PPNards does not control the recipients, content, or timing of these text messages. If you choose to send text messages through the Services, you represent and warrant to us that the recipients of the text messages have appropriately consented to receive the text messages.
Where a dealing with another player results in a complaint, notification or otherwise that involves the use or alleged use of “real world” money, we reserve our right to take any further action (including undertaking an investigation as per Section 6) in relation to such complaint or notification.
We provide a service in the form of access to games, Virtual Items, and our other Services. In the Services you may use “real world” money to obtain a limited license and right to use Virtual Items and/or other goods or services.
How it Works
You get a limited license and right to use Virtual Items by visiting the purchase page in one of our games or Services and providing billing authorization through the platform on which you are playing (e.g., Apple or Google).
When you purchase Virtual Items in our games on platforms such as Apple or Google, PPNards is not a party to the transaction and your purchase will be governed by the third-party platform’s payment terms and conditions. Please review the platform’s terms of service for additional information. You can also contact our Billing Support team as described below for questions concerning refunds of purchases made through Apple or Google.
For Virtual Items, your order will represent an offer to us to obtain a limited license and right to use the relevant Service(s) or Virtual Item(s) that will be accepted by us when we accept payment. At that point, the limited license begins.
For orders to obtain a limited license and right to use Virtual Items, by clicking the purchase/order button on the purchase window or page you:
1. agree that we will supply the Virtual Items to you as soon as we have accepted your order; and
2. if you reside in the European Union (the “EU”), you acknowledge that you will therefore no longer have the right to cancel under the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive (as implemented by the law of the country where you are located) once we start to supply the Virtual Item.
You understand that while you may “earn,” “buy,” or “purchase” Virtual Items in our Services, you do not legally “own” the Virtual Items and the amounts of any Virtual Item do not refer to any credit balance of real currency or its equivalent. Any “virtual currency” balance shown in your Account does not constitute a real-world balance or reflect any stored value, but instead constitutes a measurement of the extent of your limited license.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PPNards IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED VIRTUAL ITEMS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY, OR WHETHER YOU MADE A PAYMENT THROUGH PLATFORM SUCH AS APPLE, GOOGLE, OR ANY OTHER SITES OR PLATFORMS WHERE WE OFFER OUR SERVICES.
PURCHASES TO ACQUIRE A LIMITED LICENSE AND RIGHT TO USE VIRTUAL ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
Additional Payment Terms
You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an Account registered to you. PPNards may revise the pricing for the goods and services it licenses to you through the Services at any time.
For any customer assistance (i.e. technical issues, game play, or in-game purchasing questions), you may contact us through Customer Support.
From time to time, we may offer limited-time promotions. Please review the official rules or Feature Terms (if any) associated with any promotion. They will apply in addition to these Terms.
In addition, from time to time, we may promote Offers. We are not required to give, and you are not required to accept any Offer. Offers are not transferable, redeemable, or exchangeable for other things of value, except at our sole discretion. If you accept any Offer, you may have to sign a declaration of eligibility and liability release or other paperwork to receive the Offer. Some Offers will be subject to taxes and other charges, travel, or activities outside of the virtual world, all of which will be disclosed before you accept the offer. If you accept any Offer, you assume all liability associated with the Offer.
Sometimes we provide links in our games or on the Services to other third-party companies’ websites or to companies who invite you to participate in a promotional offer and offer you some feature of the Services or upgrade (such as in-game currency) in exchange. Any charge or obligation you take on in dealing with these other companies is your responsibility.
We are not responsible for any third-party website that we link to in our Services, and such a link does not mean we endorse or approve that linked site or any information you obtain from it. We are not liable for any claim relating to any content, goods, and/or services of third parties.
Please also note that the linked third-party sites are not under our control and may collect data or ask you to provide them with personal or other information, or they may automatically collect information from you. When you use these third-party sites and services, the third-party company may (or may not) ask you for permission to access your information and content. We are not responsible for these other companies’ content, business practices, or privacy policies, or for how they collect, use, or share the information they get from you.
Further, we do not in any way endorse “real world” money based third party advertisements. Any advertisement that either expressly or by implication, alludes to the use of “real world” money with our Services is prohibited. We will never endorse or agree to a third party using our Services for “real world” money advertising, we disclaim all association with and responsibility for any third party which may be found to be advertising “real world” money gambling that mentions, names, or displays our Services, website, or any of our associated intellectual property. We reserve the right to terminate your account immediately and without notice to you if you engage in any prohibited advertising of our Services. Additionally, we may also serve you with a cease-and-desist letter where it is deemed necessary. We reserve our rights at law and under these Terms to recover from you all monies associated with the costs of any such cease-and-desist notices. You agree to indemnify us for such costs and any other reasonable costs associated with the removal of advertising prohibited by these Terms or under law, or anything in relation to such matters.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and ask that you do, as well. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), the E-Commerce Directive and associated legislation in the EU, and similar or equivalent other local laws that may apply. We reserve the right to terminate any player’s access to the Services if we determine that the player is a “repeat infringer.” We do not have to notify the player before we do this.
We may request your feedback on certain features through a promotion or our customer insights program. You are not obliged to respond to our request. Any feedback you provide at our request through a promotion or program is subject to the rules of the specific promotion or program. And any idea, information, or feedback you submit to us voluntarily is subject to our Unsolicited Ideas Policy.
PPNards, the PPNards Corporate Family, and the PPNards Affiliates make no promises or guarantees that the Services or any content on them will always be available, uninterrupted, or error-free. We may suspend, withdraw, or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Services for business and operational reasons.
USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THEY ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PPNards, THE PPNards CORPORATE FAMILY, AND THE PPNards AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, OR OTHER TERMS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES. PPNards, THE PPNards CORPORATE FAMILY, AND THE PPNards AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, OR OTHER TERMS OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
If your state or country does not allow these disclaimers, they do not apply to you. If your state or country requires a certain period for which a warranty applies, it will be either the shorter of 30 days from your first use of the Services or the shortest period required by law.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PPNards, THE PPNards CORPORATE FAMILY, AND THE PPNards AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE
(1) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, NOR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR DATA, IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES; OR
(2) FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES AND OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES.
THE RISK OF USING THE SERVICES AND EXTERNAL SITES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU AS DOES THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE SERVICES AND EXTERNAL SITES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY ANY LAW THAT APPLIES, THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY IN THESE TERMS APPLY TO ALL DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE SERVICES, OR RELATED TO USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, UNDER ANY CAUSE OF ACTION IN ANY JURISDICTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTIONS FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE).
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PPNards, THE PPNards CORPORATE FAMILY, AND/OR THE PPNards AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID PPNards, THE PPNards CORPORATE FAMILY, AND/OR THE PPNards AFFILIATE IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID PPNards, THE PPNards CORPORATE FAMILY, OR ANY PPNards AFFILIATE ANY AMOUNT IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DAYS (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH PPNards, THE PPNards CORPORATE FAMILY, AND/OR ANY PPNards AFFILIATE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES AND TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.
Some states or countries do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitations/exclusions of liability described above, which means these limitations/exclusions may not apply to you if you reside in one of those states or countries. These limitations/exclusions apply fully to New Jersey residents.
These limitations/exclusions do not apply to users located in the EEA. For those users, if PPNards fails to comply with these Terms, PPNards is responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of PPNards' breach of these Terms or is a result of PPNards' negligence, but PPNards is not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it was an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and PPNards at the time we entered into these Terms.
THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO PLAYERS IN THE US AND CANADA.
Before bringing a formal legal case, you must first contact our Customer Support team at [email protected]. In the event that you and PPNards can’t resolve the dispute through Customer Service, you and PPNards both agree to arbitrate as described below.
You and PPNards Both Agree to Arbitrate
By voluntarily accepting these Terms (and in many of our Services by voluntarily clicking or tapping an in-game button to affirmatively indicate your agreement to these Terms), you, PPNards, and any member of the PPNards Corporate Family all agree to resolve any claims relating to the Terms, Feature Terms, Community Rules, your relationship with us, or PPNards' Services, through final and binding arbitration. This applies to all claims under any legal theory, unless the claim fits within the Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate identified below. This agreement to arbitrate also applies even after you stop using your PPNards account or delete it. (In this Section 15 and in Section 17, you, PPNards, and any member of the PPNards Corporate Family may be referred to individually as “a party” or collectively as “the parties.”)
An arbitration proceeding is before a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge and jury, so by voluntarily accepting these Terms, you, PPNards, and any member of the PPNards Corporate Family all agree to give up the right to a trial before a judge and jury. Arbitrations have different rules from lawsuits in court. They are less formal than lawsuits in courts and provide limited opportunities to force the other side to share information relevant to the dispute—a process called discovery. The arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual. But, if any party does not like the arbitrator’s decision, the courts only have a limited ability to change the outcome of arbitration or make the arbitrator reconsider his or her decision.
If any party disagrees about whether this agreement to arbitrate can be enforced or whether it applies to the dispute, the parties all agree that the arbitrator will decide that, too.
In addition, if you, PPNards, or a PPNards Corporate Family member brings a claim in court that should be arbitrated, or any party refuses to arbitrate a claim that should be arbitrated, any other party can ask a court to force the parties to go to arbitration to resolve the claim (i.e., compel arbitration). You, PPNards, or the PPNards Corporate Family member may also ask a court to halt a court proceeding (i.e., stay the court proceedings) while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.
The Arbitration Process
The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) will control any arbitration between you and PPNards or the PPNards Corporate Family member, and AAA’s then-current rules and procedures, including the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes, will be used. You can look at AAA’s rules and procedures on their website at www.adr.org. If something in these Terms is different from AAA’s rules and procedures, then the parties agree to follow these Terms instead.
To start an arbitration proceeding, use the form on AAA’s website (www.adr.org).
If you reside outside of the United States, arbitration may take place in the city where you reside at the time of filing. If you reside in the United States, arbitration shall be initiated in the State of New York, United States of America. You and PPNards further agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or state court in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
If your claim is for ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000), the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules.
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator costs and expenses imposed by AAA will be governed by the AAA rules, provided that if you are initiating an arbitration against PPNards or a member of the PPNards Corporate Family and the value of the relief sought is ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or less, then PPNards will advance all filing, administrative, and arbitration costs and expenses imposed by AAA (subject to reimbursement as set forth below). If the circumstances in the preceding sentence apply, but the value of relief sought is more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and you demonstrate to the arbitrator that such costs and expenses would be prohibitively more expensive than a court proceeding, then PPNards will pay the amount of any such costs and expenses that the arbitrator determines are necessary to prevent the arbitration from being prohibitively more expensive than a court proceeding (subject to reimbursement as set forth below). In the event that the arbitrator determines that all of the claims you assert in arbitration are frivolous according to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, you agree to reimburse PPNards for all such cost and expenses that PPNards paid and that you would have been obligated to pay under the AAA rules.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate
The parties all agree that they will go to court to resolve disputes
1. Relating to your, PPNards', or a PPNards Corporate Family member’s intellectual property (for example, trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, or patents);
2. Relating to any violation of the Community Rules; or
3. Within the jurisdiction of small claims courts.
For more information about which court the parties can go to for resolving these types of disputes, see Section 17 (Venue for Legal Disputes Not Subject to Arbitration).
No Class Actions
By voluntarily accepting these Terms (and in many of our Services by voluntarily clicking or tapping an in-game button to affirmatively indicate your agreement to these Terms), you, PPNards, and the PPNards Corporate Family all agree that the parties can only bring a claim against each other on an individual basis.
1. The parties agree that neither you nor PPNards nor any member of the PPNards Corporate Family can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action, or representative action.
2. The parties agree that the arbitrator cannot combine more than one person’s claim into a single case, and cannot preside over any consolidated, class, or representative arbitration proceeding (unless the parties all agree to change this).
3. The parties agree that the arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s case can only impact the person who brought the claim, not other PPNards players, and cannot be used to decide other disputes with other players.
If a court decides that this subsection on “No Class Actions” is not enforceable or valid, then the entire Section 15 (Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver) will be null and void (i.e., go away). But the rest of the Terms, Feature Terms, and Community Rules will still apply.
Opting out of the Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver
You have the right to opt out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions in this Section 15 by sending us written notice of your decision to opt out through Customer Support. The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of your first use of the Services or availability of this opt-out, whichever is later; otherwise, you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes as set out in this Section 15. If you opt out of these arbitration provisions, PPNards also will not be bound by them.
Changes to Section 15 Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver
We will give you 60-days’ notice by email or through the Services if we change this Section 15 on our Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver. If a court or arbitrator decides that this subsection on “Changes to Section 15 on Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver” is not enforceable or valid, then this subsection shall be severed from Section 15, and the court or arbitrator shall apply the first Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver section in existence after you began using the Services.
This Section 15 shall survive termination of these Terms.
If you are located in the United States, you agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act (including its procedural provisions) governs the interpretation and enforcement of Section 15 (Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver). In addition, these Terms and our relationship will be governed by New York law, except for its conflicts of laws principles.
If you are located anywhere other than the United States, these Terms and our relationship will be governed by Russian Federation law, except for its conflicts of laws principles.
If you are located in the United States, judicial proceedings (other than small claims actions) that are excluded from the Arbitration Agreement in Section 15 must be brought in state or federal court in Borough of Manhattan in New York City, unless the parties agree to some other location. You, PPNards, and the PPNards Corporate Family all consent to venue and personal jurisdiction in Borough of Manhattan in New York City.
If you are located anywhere other than the United States, judicial proceedings must be brought in the courts of Ireland, unless the parties all agree to some other location. You, PPNards, and the PPNards Corporate Family all consent to venue and personal jurisdiction in Ireland.
If you are located in Australia and have a complaint, then we encourage you to first discuss the matter with us and we will endeavour to resolve the matter. If the dispute is not resolved in this manner (or is not capable of being resolved), or if we have any concerns in respect of the complaint from a regulatory compliance perspective, then we will take appropriate steps accordingly. Irrespective of this, we reserve our right to share your information with the ACMA or any other relevant regulatory body for the purpose of resolving the complaint or dispute, or to address any other concerns which we may have.
Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. Except as described in Section 15 under the “No Class Actions” heading, if any part of these Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules is not enforceable, the rest of these Terms, Feature Terms, and Community Rules still apply and are binding, and any unenforceable term will be substituted with a term that comes as economically close to the unlawful or unenforceable term as possible.
We may give our rights, or our obligations, under these Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not give your rights or your obligations under these Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules to anyone without first getting PPNards' written consent, and any attempt to do so without our consent is void.
These Terms, and any other policies or rules we reference in these Terms, make up the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede all prior understandings of the parties relating to the subject matter of these Terms, whether those prior understandings were electronic, oral or written, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, between you and us. This provision does not apply to users located in the EEA.
If we do not enforce our rights under these Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules, that does not waive our right to do so later. And, if we do expressly waive a provision of these Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules, that does not mean it is waived for all time in the future. If we do waive a default or breach by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default or breach by you.
If we have to give you notice of something according to the Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules, we may notify you by posting a message on www.ppnards.com or in the PPNards game(s) you play, sending you an e-mail, or using other ways of communicating with you based on the contact information you provide to us.
If you are located in the United States and you have to give us notice of something according to the Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules, the notice must be in writing and sent to [email protected], Attn: LEGAL DEPARTMENT, unless we have provided a more specific way of notifying us.
If you are located anywhere other than the United States, and you have to give us notice of something according to the Terms, Feature Terms, or Community Rules, the notice must be in writing and sent to us through Customer Support.
We are not liable for any changes or problems out of our control, for example changes or problems caused by natural disasters, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, network infrastructure failures, strikes, or shortages of transportation, facilities, fuel, energy, labor, or materials This provision does not apply to users located in the EEA.
PPNards' mission is to drive the development of backgammon, a competitive ancient sports game, to a brand-new level with our advanced technology. Our goal is to provide everyone an as easy as possible way to play backgammon anywhere anytime. In pursuit of our mission, we collect and use certain information from our players. Being transparent about our use of players’ information and respecting their privacy is incredibly important to PPNards.
We’ll collect and store any information that you provide to us, including when you create your account or a player profile.
Information About You That You Share With Us Directly
Some games or parts of our Services may use a more traditional registration or account set-up process where you may be asked to give us information like:
• your first and last name;
• your username;
• your gender;
• your age or birthday;
• your e-mail address;
• a password; and/or
• other information that helps us make sure it’s you accessing your account or helps us improve our services.
We may also let you create a player profile that other PPNards players can see. Your player profile may include information like:
• your profile photo;
• your first and last name;
• your game username;
• your gender;
• your biographic details (like your age or age range);
• the approximate physical location information that you provide;
• links to your profiles on various social networks;
• details about the games you play; and/or
• a PPNards User ID that is created by PPNards and used to identify your game account (on PPNards app, your PPNards User ID will appear in your profile page).
If you give us your mobile telephone number, we will also collect and store that number.
Information About Your Contacts
We’ll collect information that you provide to us about your contacts, but be sure to ask their permission first.
We may give you the ability to import your address book contacts or to manually enter them so that you can locate your contacts using PPNards Services and invite them to join you in our games or other aspects of our Services. You are responsible for getting your contacts’ permission before you give their contact details to us. We may also get information about you from other PPNards users importing or entering their contacts. We use and may store this contact information to help you and your contacts connect through our Services. If you want to remove your contacts stored by us, follow any instructions provided in the Service to request that we remove them from our systems or Contact Us.
Information You Generate Using Our Services
We’ll collect information about the ways you use and interact with our Services.
When you use our Services, we’ll collect information about the ways in which you use and interact with our Services, such as when and for how long you play our games, game features and other players you interact with, purchases you make, progress or levels you achieve, and other gameplay activities.
If you choose to use communication features in PPNards Services that allow you to communicate or share information with other players, then we’ll collect information on what is communicated or shared. This includes:
• your participation in player forums and message boards;
• your public posts or comments on other players’ profiles or gameboards;
• your non-public messages or invitations to other players, made through in-game mechanisms;
• your chats with other players (whether by instant message, live chat, or video); and/or
• your posted photos, drawings, or other user-generated content.
We may access in real-time, record, and/or store archives of these communications, comments, photos, drawings, and other user-generated content on PPNards' servers to make use of them to protect the safety and well-being of our players; to protect PPNards' rights and property in connection with our Services; to conduct research; to operate, improve, personalize, and optimize our Services and our players’ experiences, including through the use of analytics; and to manage and deliver advertising. Where required by law, we will seek your consent for this.
We’ll collect information related to any purchases you make.
Customer Support Correspondence
We’ll keep a record of any correspondence between us.
When you ask for help from our Customer Support team, we will collect and store the contact information you give them (generally, your name and e-mail address), information about your game play or activity on our Services, and your PPNards User and/or social network ID number. We will also store the communications you have with our Customer Service team and any additional information in those communications in order to provide support and improve the Services.
Information About You That We Get From Connected Third-Party Applications, Including Social Networks
We’ll collect some information from other companies, including social networks, if you access our games through your accounts with those companies or you choose to connect your accounts with those companies to our games.
If you play PPNards' games or access any of our other Services on connected third-party applications or connect our Services to any third-party applications, including social networks like Facebook, PPNards may receive certain information about you from the provider of the third-party application. The information we receive depends on the third-party application, your privacy settings, and, if applicable, your friends’ privacy settings on that third-party application.
For example, PPNards may collect and store some or all of the following information from the provider of the connected third-party application:
• your first and last name;
• your profile picture or its URL;
• your user identification number (like your Facebook ID number), which may be linked to publicly-available information like your name and profile photo;
• your friends’ user ID numbers and other public data;
• the e-mail address you provided to that third-party application;
• your approximate physical location and that of the devices you use to access our Services;
• your gender;
• your birthday, age, and/or age range;
• information about your activities on or through the connected third-party application;
• other publicly-available information on the third-party application; and/or
• any other information that you or the provider of the third-party application share with PPNards.
If you are unclear about what information a third-party application is sharing with us, please go to the third-party application to find out more about their privacy practices.
Cookies and Other Automated Information Collection
We’ll collect information about your device and how you use our Services, including using cookies.
We, our service providers, and our business partners use these cookies and other similar technologies to collect and analyze certain kinds of technical information, including:
• IP address;
• the type of computer or mobile device you are using;
• platform type (like Apple iOS or Android);
• your operating system version;
• your mobile device’s identifiers, like your MAC Address, Apple Identifier For Advertising (IDFA), and/or Android Advertising ID (AAID);
• application performance and de-bugging information;
• your browser type and language;
• referring and exit pages, and URLs;
• the number of clicks on an app feature or web page;
• the amount of time spent on an app feature or web page;
• domain names;
• landing pages;
• pages viewed and the order of those pages; and/or
• game state and the date and time of activity on our Services.
In some cases, we will connect the above information with your social network ID or PPNards User ID.
If you play PPNards games on a mobile device, in addition to your device identifiers (described above), we may also collect:
• the name you have associated with your device;
• your country;
• your telephone number (if you provide it);
• your specific geolocation (with your permission); and/or
• information about the PPNards games and other third-party apps you have on your device.
We may collect information from other third-party sources. Where we do, we’ll let you know.
We may collect or receive information about you from other sources like third-party information providers. We use this information along with information you provide us directly, for example, to help you and your friends connect or to serve you advertising more tailored to your interests.
We use your information to provide, personalize, maintain the security of, and improve the Services you use; to maintain our business operations; and to exercise, defend or establish our rights.
We use your information under several legal bases, including to perform our contract with you, for our legitimate business interests, to comply with our legal obligations, or otherwise with your consent.
The main use of the information we collect and store is to provide you with the Services you request from us and to improve your gaming experience, but there are other uses as well. The uses for which we collect and store your information include:
• to improve and optimize our Services and our players’ experiences;
• to create your game accounts and allow you to play our games;
• to identify and suggest connections with other PPNards players and personalize our Services to you;
• to communicate with you about the Services you’re using, including in-game updates, new Services, and promotional offers that we think might be of interest to you;
• to enable players to communicate with each other;
• to provide technical support and respond to player inquiries;
• to protect the safety and well-being of our players;
• to protect PPNards' rights and property in connection with our Services;
• to prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our Terms of Service;
• to manage and deliver contextual and behavioral advertising;
• to administer rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by us or our business partners;
• to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes we may have with you or other players, and to enforce our agreements with third parties; and/or
• to conduct research.
If you are located in the European Countries (defined above in Section 1), our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above depends on what the information is and the context in which we collect it.
However, we’ll normally collect information from you only where we need it to perform our contract with you (i.e., our Terms of Service), where the processing is in our legitimate interests (provided that these aren’t overridden by your interests or rights), or if we otherwise have your consent.
In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation or need to collect information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person (for example, another player).
If we ask you to provide information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, this will normally be clear from the context in which we are asking you to provide your information (for example, when we ask you to provide a username to access our Services, this will be to create an account for you in accordance with our Terms of Service), and, if not, we will provide an explanation to you at the relevant time. We will also make clear whether providing information is mandatory.
Similarly, if we collect and use your information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), it will be made clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are (such as personalizing our services and marketing, for example).
If you have questions or need further information about the legal bases on which we collect and use your personal information, please Contact Us.
We’ll share your information with third parties when you use our Services under the circumstances described in this subsection.
We’ll share some of your information with your friends and other PPNards players that you’re playing with to facilitate your gaming interactions with them.
We may share your information, including personal information, with third parties or allow third parties to collect this information from our Services in the following circumstances:
Friends and Other PPNards Players
PPNards' games and Services support and often encourage you to interact with other players. In many PPNards games, other players, regardless of whether they are your social network friends, will be able to see your player profile (as described above); view descriptions of your in-game activity; and communicate with you within our Services. For example, in PPNards Poker, when you are playing a match, all the other players (your opponent plus the spectators) at the same table can see your player profile and send you an in-game chat message.
Third-Party Advertising Including Behavioral Advertising and Analytics
We’ll share some of your information with advertisers to tailor the advertisements you see when you use our Services to your interests and to enable us to offer some of our Services for free.
We use advertising to enable us to offer some of our games, game features, and other Services for free. These advertisements may include, without limitation, banner ads on game boards or Services themselves, as full-screen ads between moves or games, or through an “offer wall” in which third-party advertisers offer to provide virtual currency or other in-game items to players in exchange for watching an advertisement or for completing a task, such as signing up for an account with one of the advertisers, completing a survey, or finishing a particular game level. Offer walls are hosted by third-party offer wall providers, and the offers are made by third-party advertisers, not by PPNards.
We do not actively share personal information that directly identifies you with third-party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes unless you give us your consent.
To enable advertisers, ad networks, and offer wall providers to serve you with more relevant ads, they may collect, or we may collect and share with them, the following types of information when you use our Services:
• performance data (like the number of clicks on an advertisement);
• certain technical information (like IP address, non-persistent device identifier such as IDFA, and de-identified persistent device identifier such as a hashed Android ID);
• a unique identifier, such as your social network ID or PPNards player ID; and/or
• other contextual data about your game play (like your level and session length).
In addition to serving you with relevant ads, the information collected may be used to:
• measure how effective ads are;
• offer you targeted advertising (both on and off our Services) in order to personalize your experience by showing you advertisements for products and services that are more likely to appeal to you (a practice known as interest-based advertising or behavioral advertising); and/or
• undertake web analytics to analyze traffic and other player activity to improve your experience.
Please note, after clicking on a third-party advertisement or offer, you may no longer be on a site or app controlled by PPNards or the social network through which you are playing PPNards' games.
Safety, Security, and Compliance with Law
We’ll share your information if necessary for safety, security, or compliance with law.
Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications in our Services and between you and PPNards may be accessed and monitored as needed to provide our Service and may be disclosed:
• to satisfy any laws or regulations that apply;
• when we have a good faith belief that we have to disclose the information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for national security, law enforcement, or legal process purposes (for example, a court order, search warrant, or subpoena);
• when we believe in our sole discretion that our Services are being used in committing a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to share information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection, credit risk reduction, and other security precautions;
• when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person, or the public generally; and/or
• to protect the rights or property of PPNards or applicable third parties, including to enforce our Terms of Service.
Third-Party Service Providers
We’ll share your information with the third-party service providers and business partners that we work with to bring you our Services.
We will share your information with third-party companies who perform services on our behalf, like payment processing, analytics, analysis, hosting services, customer service, marketing, and advertising optimization. We will also share your information with our third-party business partners who assist us in delivering and optimizing our Services, such as our platform partners (Apple or Google, etc.). Where we share your information with third-party service providers and business partners, we ensure that we have appropriate agreements in place to protect your information (as required by applicable data protection laws).
Sale or Merger
We’ll share your information with the interested party if we undergo or evaluate undergoing a sale or merger.
Other Third Parties
We may share some of your information with other third parties if we have your consent to do so.
We may use your name, email address and phone number for the purpose of providing you with news, promotions and other marketing offers from our group of companies, Affiliated Entities, our agents and third parties providing services to us or to you on our behalf. If you no longer wish to receive these promotional communications, newsletters and marketing offers, you may opt-out of receiving them either when you register with us initially, or subsequently by following the 'opt-out' instructions included in each communication. You are also entitled at any time to notify us that you do not wish to receive any promotional communications from us and you may do this by emailing us at [email protected].
European Countries’ Users’ Rights
If you’re a user located in the European Countries, you have certain rights with respect to your personal information.
If you are located in the European Countries (defined above in Section 1), you have the following data protection rights:
• You can access or request deletion of your personal information by submitting a request through our Personal Data Request Portal.
• You can correct or update your personal information, object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
• You can opt-out of marketing communications we send you by following the instructions in “Opting Out of Promotional Communications from PPNards” below.
• If we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
• You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority (Contact details are available here.)
To exercise your rights to access or deletion, please submit a request through our Personal Data Request Portal. If you have any problems with the Portal or would like to exercise any of your other rights, you can Contact Us. We respond to all data protection requests we receive in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Accessing and Deleting Personal Information Held by PPNards
You can request a copy of or deletion of your game account data through our Personal Data Request Portal.
To review and update personal information associated with your PPNards player profile in certain games, visit the “settings” page in that game.
If you want to review or delete personal information associated with your game account data, please submit a request through our Personal Data Request Portal. If you have any problems with the Portal, please Contact Us.
For deletion requests, we will take reasonable measures to delete your personal information from our records. If you have sent content through or posted content on the Service, we may not be able to delete it. We will keep certain records (e.g., personal information relating to payments or customer service matters) where we need (and have rights) to, such as for legal or accounting purposes. We’ll also keep information in order to exercise, defend, or establish our rights.
Managing Personal Information We Receive From Third-Party Applications / Platforms And From Your Mobile Device
To manage the information we receive from third-party applications or platforms and from your mobile device, use the tools and settings provided by the third-party application and your mobile device.
To manage the information PPNards receives about you from a third-party application or platform where you play our games, like Facebook, Apple, Google, you will need to follow the third-party application’s instructions for updating your information and changing your privacy settings.
You also can manage many aspects of information collection and use from your mobile device by visiting the “settings” page of your mobile device and reviewing the access permissions of each PPNards game / application.
Opting Out of Promotional Communications from PPNards
You can opt out of mobile push notifications in your device’s settings page.
If you want to stop receiving push notifications, which are messages an app sends you on your mobile device even when the app is not on, you can turn off push notifications by visiting your mobile device’s “settings” page. Many of our games also offer the ability to turn off push notifications in the in-game “settings” page.
Opting Out of Third-Party Behavioral Advertising
You can opt out of third-party behavioral advertising through your device settings and other third-party opt-out tools.
If you are interested in more information about behavioral advertising and your choices to prevent behavioral web and mobile web advertising from third parties, you may visit the following websites:
• Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out Page or the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Page for U.S.-based advertising; and
• Your Online Choices website for EU-based advertising.
If you do not want to receive behavioral in-application advertisements from third parties that relate to your interests on your mobile device, you may adjust the ad tracking settings on your device (such as turning on “Limit Ad Tracking”). You can also reset the “Advertising Identifier” (such as an IDFA) from your mobile device’s settings page, which will prevent continued use of existing behavioral data tied to your previous “Advertising Identifier.” Further, depending on the platform provider (such as Apple or Google), you may be able to download apps, such as the Digital Advertising Alliance’s “AppChoices” app, that offer to provide you with control regarding the collection and use of cross-app data for behavioral advertising.
All of the opt-out tools described in this subsection are provided by third parties, not by PPNards. PPNards does not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools.
Please note that you may still receive third-party advertisements in PPNards' Services after using these opt-out tools, but the advertising you see may be less relevant to your interests.
We aren’t responsible for the ways in which third parties use your information (other than our service providers acting under our instructions).
Our websites and games may contain advertisements from “Third-Party Services,” meaning companies other than PPNards, that may link to their own websites, online services, or mobile applications. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Third-Party Services. If you have any questions about how these Third-Party Services use your information, you should review their policies and contact them directly.
We seek to ensure that we do not collect information from children.
Generally speaking, most of our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13 (or under 16 for children located in the European Countries) (collectively, “Children”). Children are not permitted to use these Services, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from Children.
Though our Services do not target Children as the primary audience, we may collect age information before allowing a user to proceed for certain Services. For users who identify themselves as Children in our age-gate on such Services, if we allow Children to use the Services, we will either provide a version of that Service that does not collect, use, or disclose “personal information” (as defined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)), except as permitted by COPPA, or obtain legally valid parental consent.
If we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information that is not subject to a COPPA exception from a Child, we will take reasonable measures to promptly remove that information from our records.
When you use our Services, your personal information may be sent to the United States and possibly other countries. When we transfer, store, and use personal information collected in the European Countries outside of the European Countries, we comply with our legal obligations and ensure that your personal information is subject to suitable safeguards or transferred to “approved” territories.
IMPORTANT: When you use our Services, your personal information may be sent to the United States and possibly other countries.
As part of our international operations, we may transfer personal information to our “Affiliated Entities,” which are any other corporate entities under common ownership with Individual Entrepreneur Zarotskaya Yana Sergeevna, or to our business partners and service providers from time to time for our legitimate business purposes. For example, Individual Entrepreneur Zarotskaya Yana Sergeevna provides certain services to its Affiliated Entities.
Personal information collected in the European Countries may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the European Countries. The data we hold may also be processed by employees operating outside of the European Countries who work for us, one of our Affiliated Entities, or one of our business partners or service providers. This staff may be engaged in, among other things, (i) the processing of transactions and your payment details, or (ii) the provision of support services. When we transfer your personal information internationally we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is treated securely, lawfully, and in the manner we describe here. Please note that laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so the privacy laws applicable to the places where your information is transferred to or stored, used, or processed in, may be different from the privacy laws applicable to the place where you are resident.
Participating European countries’ residents should direct any questions, concerns or complaints regarding PPNards' handling of personal information or compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to PPNards at:
We’ll keep your information for as long as necessary to provide you with the Services, maintain our legitimate business operations, and/or exercise, defend or establish our rights.
How long we retain your personal information depends on why we collected it and how we use it, but we will not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements.
We will retain personal information about you and connected with your account and/or the Services you use from us for as long as you have an active account with us. We will take reasonable measures to delete this personal information if you delete your account. However, you acknowledge that we may retain some information after you have closed, or we have deleted, your account with us where necessary to enable us to meet our legal obligations or to exercise, defend, or establish our rights.
We work hard to protect your information but you also have a role to play.
If you have an account registered directly with PPNards, your profile information is protected by the password you use to access your PPNards account. It is important that you protect and maintain your PPNards account’s security and that you immediately tell us of any unauthorized use of your account. If you forget the password to your PPNards account, the Services allow you to request that instructions be sent to you that explain how to reset your password. If you access our Services through a social network and your social network account is hacked or otherwise compromised, this may lead to someone accessing or deleting your PPNards game accounts without your permission. So, be careful to keep your social network account information, including your social network account password, secure as well. We urge you to log out of your PPNards account and any social network account you have used to access our Services when you are finished using them.
When you sign into your PPNards account or enter payment information, we and our third-party payment processor use encryption to transmit that information.
While we take precautions against possible security breaches of our Services and our customer databases and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information while it is being transmitted to our Service. Any transmission is at your own risk. If you have questions about the security of our websites, please Contact Us.
You can contact us with your questions, comments, or concerns.
PPNards appreciates your enthusiasm and the time and energy you spend playing our games, and suggesting improvements and changes. PPNards’ company policy, however, does not allow us to accept or consider any unsolicited ideas, suggestions, proposals, comments or materials (“Submissions”). The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings when PPNards’ products, services or features might appear to be similar or identical to ideas submitted to PPNards.
If, despite knowing our policy, you still choose to submit your ideas to PPNards, then regardless of what your letter says, the following terms shall apply to your Submissions. You agree that:
1. PPNards will consider the Submissions to be non-confidential and non-proprietary.
2. PPNards shall have no obligations concerning the Submissions, including but not limited to, no obligation to return any materials or acknowledge receipt of any Submissions.
3. PPNards may use, redistribute, or disclose the Submissions for any purpose and in any way, without any compensation to you or any third party.
While we cannot accept unsolicited ideas, PPNards is always pleased to receive feedback regarding its existing features. Please only provide specific feedback on existing features, and do not include ideas that our policy will not permit us to accept or consider. You can post these discussions in our Forum in the app.
Any feedback you provide is deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. PPNards shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis, without any compensation to you or any third party.