Last updated October 16, 2023
By using the Backyard.Games website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement below. If you have any questions please make sure to Contact Us. Sorry for all the legal talk it is required for us to do business. Also do not forget to be awesome 🙂 Sincerely Fraser & Nadine, Backyard.games
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COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Backyard.Games collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Backyard.Games also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Backyard.Games. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Backyard.Games for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Backyard.Games Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Backyard.Games public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Backyard.Games does not read any of your private online communications.
Backyard.Games encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Backyard.Games so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Backyard.Games is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Backyard.Games and Backyard.Games family of Web sites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Backyard.Games collects and uses your personal information to operate the Backyard.Games Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Backyard.Games also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Backyard.Games and its affiliates. Backyard.Games may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Backyard.Games does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Backyard.Games may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Backyard.Games may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Backyard.Games, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Backyard.Games does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Backyard.Games keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Backyard.Games, in order to determine what Backyard.Games services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Backyard.Games to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Backyard.Games Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Backyard.Games or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Backyard.Games; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Backyard.Games, or the public.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache.
The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
The Backyard.Games Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Backyard.Games pages, or register with Backyard.Games site or services, a cookie helps Backyard.Games to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on.
When you return to the same Backyard.Games Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Backyard.Games features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Backyard.Games services or Web sites you visit.
We also use tracking pixels (i.e. Google Analytics) to measure and track where our website traffic is coming from and to track the performance of our site. We use remarking pixels from Facebook and Google to aid in customized, targeted followup advertising.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Backyard.Games secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Backyard.Games secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Protecting your data is important to us. We are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”.
“Data” refers to any information we have that can be used to personally identify you.
- Your Data will be stored securely by our email marketing client when you opt in to subscribe to Our service via filling in forms on Our site.
- Your Data is used to contact you via email when we send newsletters, updates, reminders and other types of promotional marketing. You provide specific consent for this when you sign up to our site.
- Your Data will be stored for the length of your subscription or until you request us to delete it.
- You can opt out at anytime by unsubscribing from our emails.
- You, the user, will maintain the “controller” of your data. You can request us to delete your data at anytime by contacting us at email@example.com
If you have an objection or complain, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond within the required period.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Backyard.Games will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Backyard.Games encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Backyard.Games is protecting your information.
Backyard.Games welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Backyard.Games has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Backyard.Games. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.