Our guiding principle with regards to the users of our service is that we would like to know as little as possible about your real identity. We try to avoid collecting personal information wherever possible and if we do collect it we try to keep it for as short a time as we reasonably can. Inevitably we use tools and services to power our website and apps which may collect information, but we try to limit these as much as possible and make clear to users where they are being used.
If you think we are collecting too much information or there is a way we can provide our services without collecting information then please let us know.
For purposes of this Agreement, “Service” refers to the Company’s service which can be accessed via our website (“the Site”) at http://www.leafcutterstudios.com or through our mobile applications (“the App” or "our Apps").
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company.
“You” refers to you, as a user of Service.
Collected information can be generally classified as “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes any information such as your email, username, and password submitted to us via a registration process at the Site or the App, as well as data potentially collected by our software during App usage.
We only collect personal information from you when you provide it to us. If you create an account in any of our apps then we will use your email address to identify your data.
If you submit a support request to us via email@example.com we will use your email address to respond to your request. This email address may be stored for a short time as we deal with your request but generally all email addresses and correspondence will be deleted periodically (generally every three months).
Our Apps may use software from third party companies that collects information that does not personally identify you. This information is required in order for the App or website to provide its service. By using our apps or website you are authorizing these third-party companies to collect data and you are also accepting their respective privacy policies:
To enable our Apps to get data updates via the internet we use a technology framework called Firebase which is created and maintained by Google. In order to provide the Firebase services used by our Apps (including Firebase Functions, Firestore, Firebase Messaging and Firebase Hosting) Google may collect data about app users and devices and utilizes technologies including and similar to cookies.
Generally the information collected by Google is not personal information and is required in order to enable Google to provide the services the app uses. Google is GDPR compliant and you can find out more about how Google collects and processes data using the links below:
The most common items of data collected by Firebase are:
The IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique address (like a postal address) that uniquely identifies your device on an IP network. It is required to send messages back and forth over a network.
An instance ID is an identifier that uniquely identifies an installation of an app on your mobile device. Instance IDs give Firebase a way to refer to specific app instances (e.g. when sending messages). Firebase collects and stores these identifiers to enable it to correctly route traffic and keep track of which app instances have received which data.
Cookies are files with small amount of data that are commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser or device from websites and services that you visit and use and are stored on your device’s internal memory.
You can find out more about Google Analytics here https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
Certain versions of our apps require specific permissions from the device they operate on in order to provide the service. These permissions include features such as access to the device microphone and the ability to record audio (Android permissions android.hardware.MICROPHONE and android.hardware.RECORD_AUDIO), access to read the phone state (android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE). These permissions are used only to implement features within the App and we do not collect or store any information through the use of these permissions. The Apple and Google app stores make it clear which permissions an app requires and what you can do to accept or decline their use.
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
You have the 'right to be forgotten'. You can write to us at any time and request that we delete any and all information that we hold about you. In this event please be aware that any accounts you have created in our apps will also be deleted and that this process is permanent and cannot be reversed.
You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If we were to send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail.
The Company reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time. You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates.