Mode 7 Limited and Distant Signal Limited (dba Mode 7) (“Mode 7”) operate several websites and game software including but not limited to “Frozen Synapse”, “Frozen Cortex”, “www.frozensynapse.com”, “www.mode7games.com” and “www.frozencortex.com”. It is Mode 7’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites and game products.
Website Visitors and Game Users
Like most game developers, Mode 7 collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Mode 7’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Mode 7’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Mode 7 may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website or game products.
Mode 7 also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Mode 7 websites. Mode 7 only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Mode 7’s websites and users of game software choose to interact with Mode 7 in ways that require Mode 7 to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Mode 7 gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Mode 7 are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Mode 7 collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the user’s interaction with Mode 7. Mode 7 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Mode 7 may collect statistics about the behavior of users. For instance, Mode 7 may monitor game server usage time. However, Mode 7 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Mode 7 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Mode 7’s behalf or to provide services available in Mode 7’s game products or websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Mode 7’s websites or game software, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Mode 7 will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Mode 7 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Mode 7 believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mode 7, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Mode 7 website and and have supplied your email address, Mode 7 may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Mode 7 and our products. We primarily use social media to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Mode 7 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Mode 7, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Mode 7 goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Mode 7 may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
We use Google Analytics to collect and process information on visitors to our websites. "Share" Buttons We integrate sharing buttons and other such technology from a number of companies such as Twitter and Facebook in order to facilitate sharing our content on these services. This also means that these companies are able to track our users.
We check the IP and email address of users who make comments or post on our forum against a number of blacklists such as Spamhaus, SORBS and Spamcop in order to prevent spam. We also check the content of messages using Stop Forum Spam and Akismet.