Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 4th January 2016
Buy Somewhere Pty Ltd (“Buy Somewhere”, “we”, “our” or “us”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of any information which we collect. With this in mind we have adopted this Privacy Policy to inform users of Buy Somewhere’s products and services (“users”, “you” or “your”) about how we gather, store, and use information we derive from your use of the Buy Somewhere mobile device game (the “App”), our website located at www.buysomewhere.com (the “Site”) and any other products and services provided by us (collectively, the “Services”).
This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third party websites, services, or applications, even if they are accessible through any of our Services. 
This Privacy Policy is current as of its last revision date (above). However, please note that this Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time, including changes which may have retroactive effect. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy we will advise you of the changes by suitable notification on the Services. In any event please check back for the most current version before relying on any of the provisions in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

Buy Somewhere collects information from you in order to provide and/or improve the Services, to administer your use of the Services, and to enable you to experience, navigate and enjoy the Services. Information may be collected from you as follows:
a) Account Information:
When you register to create an account with us (“Account”), as well as during normal game-play of the App, we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify or recognize you (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). For instance, because you must have an account with Google, or Facebook before registering to create an Account, we will collect PII (such as your Google email address and/or your Facebook registered email address) that your privacy settings with Google, or Facebook permit us to access. When you create an Account we also will collect other information (such as country and language) that cannot be used to identify you unless combined with other identifying information.
b) Information from Gameplay:
During normal game play we will collect certain information, such as your user name and messages sent to other users. This information will not allow others to identify you unless you choose to use your real name and other identifying information.
c) Children:
The App and the Services are not targeted at Children under the age of 13. As such, if you permit your child to use the App or the Services you should disable in-app purchases on your phone and actively monitor your child’s use. You should also familiarise yourself with this privacy policy, as by permitting your child to use our the App and our Services you consent to this privacy policy on their behalf. If you don’t agree, please do not permit your child to use our App or Services. Moreover, we do not knowingly contact or collect information from children under 13 without the permission of their parent/guardians. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly obtain parental/guardian consent or delete the information.
d) Information Collected Using Cookies and other Web Technologies:
Like many website owners and operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information on our Site.
- “Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your hard drive by a Web server when you access our Services. We may use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies to identify that you have logged in to the Services and to tell us how and when you interact with our Services. We may also use Cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Services and to customize and improve our Services. Although most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies.
- “Web Beacons” (also known as web bugs, pixel tags, or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services. These may be used to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising.
e) Information from the Use of the Services:
Our servers automatically record certain information about how you use our Services (we call this information “LogData”). LogData may include information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that you were visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services which you browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, and other information. We use Log Data to administer, improve, customize, and enhance our Services. We may use your LogData and other information to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used and use such aggregated information to understand, administer and improve our Services.
f) Information derived from your Mobile Device:
We collect certain information that your mobile device sends when you use our Services, for instance your device’s identifier, user settings, and the operating system of your device. We also collect information about your use of our Services while using the mobile device. We use this information to provide the Services and to improve and personalize our Services for you.
g) Location Information:
The App is a location based game. We collect and store information about your location when you use our App. The App utilizes the location services made available through your mobile device, which in turn makes use of cell/mobile tower triangulation, wifi triangulation, and/or GPS. In using the App you will be transmitting your device location to us and some of that location information, along with your user name, may be shared through the App. We utilize such location information in order to provide an immersive gameplay experience for you. We may also use location information in order to provide locationally-relevant advertising and promotional offers to you (see below).
By using the Services you agree to the collection of PII and other information as described above. Buy Somewhere will not share any PII or other information with other parties except as described in this policy.

Use of information

PII and other information obtained from you and other users as described above is used internally by Buy Somewhere to deliver, develop and improve the Services. In addition, we may utilise such information and/or to provide access to information to 3rd parties, but only in the limited circumstances described below:
a) Internal Promotions:
We may use PII and other information provided by you to send you information about Buy Somewhere and the App, including news about product updates, contests, events, and other promotional materials, but only if you agree to receive such communications. We will not share any personally identifiable information with third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.
b) Our Services Providers:
We may engage third party service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services. These third party service providers may have access to your PII and other information, but only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf. Such 3rd party service providers are required to secure your PII and other information and not to use it for any other reason than in providing the services on our behalf.
c) Research and Analysis
We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for research and analysis, demographic profiling, and other similar purposes. This information will not include your PII.
d) Court Orders
Buy Somewhere may release PII or other information provided by you in order to comply with court orders or laws that require us to disclose such information.
e) Business Transactions
In the event of a reorganisation, sale or merger we may transfer PII or other information provided by you to any relevant third party acquirer of other party. If required by law or regulation we shall seek your consent to such transfer.
f) In-game Marketing and Promotions
The App provides a platform by which 3rd party entities can provide locationally-relevant advertising and promotional offers to players of the App. We do not provide any PII concerning you to such 3rd party advertisers or promoters. To avail yourself of any promotions or similar delivered to you in-game, you may need to utilise a coupon or similar delivered to you by us, but such coupon or similar will not include any PII concerning you. You may elect not to receive advertising or promotions within the App or otherwise.

Storage and Security of PII

PII and other information provided by you to us will be processed and stored by us in Australia, the United States and elsewhere. Buy Somewhere has taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorized access or disclosure of this information.
More particularly, your PII and other information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. However, whenever we transfer your PII outside of the jurisdiction in which you are located, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place in relation to its security.
Security is important to us and we strive to protect both your information and our information in the best possible ways. But there are inherent risks in transmitting information over the Internet and it is possible that we could be hacked. You should feel comfortable with this level of risk before you provide information to us, or use our Services. If you are not comfortable with this risk, please do not use our Services.

Links to Other Sites and/or Services

Our App and Services may contain links to websites and services that are owned or operated by third parties (each, a “Third Party Service”). Any information that you provide on or to a Third Party Service or that is collected by a Third Party Service (including but not limited to Google and Facebook) is provided directly to the owner or operator of the Third Party Service and is subject to the owner’s or operator’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content, privacy, or security practices and policies of any Third Party Service. To protect your information we recommend that you carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Service that you access via our App or Services.

Corrections, Updates and Removal of Personally Identifiable Information

If you are concerned about the accuracy of personally identifiable information maintained by Buy Somewhere or wish to review, access, amend or correct it, or would like your PII removed from Buy Somewhere's records or otherwise deactivated, please use the contact details below. We may decline requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or are extremely impractical.

Contacting Buy Somewhere

If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy, or the privacy practices of Buy Somewhere, please contact us via privacy@buysomewhere.com