Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement
1. What information does Flying for Home collect?
When registering for and/or playing Flying For Home ("FFH", "", "site", "game"), you ("user") voluntarily provide basic information about yourself and your account. Other information may be collected when you login or access the website. FFH collects the following information from all users:
  1. E-Mail Address
  2. Username
  3. Password
  4. Nickname and stable name
  5. IP Address
  6. Dates and times of service
  7. In-game activity including but not limited to: items you own, horses you own, PC/money in your FFH bank, and private messages
  8. Friends/family who play from the same location (as reported by you when obtaining permission for multiple accounts on an IP)
  9. Dates, times, and amounts of Pro Coins purchased through PayPal
In addition, our server collects aggregate geographic data. This data is not linked directly to your account in any way (meaning we cannot trace it back to individual accounts), but allows us to better understand the demographics of our users. This data includes:
  1. Location (country)
  2. Browser or platform
  3. Search engines used to find FFH
  4. Data and traffic statistics
2. When do we collect information?
Data is collected when you login to FFH and during your time logged in. Your IP address is updated each time you login. Your last active time is collected each time you visit a page or access a script. Other information is collected when you provide it during registration or when you choose to update any of the information in your profile or account settings.

3. How is your information used by Flying for Home?
This information is collected to identify you and protect your account while also enhancing your experience on the game. Information may also be used in any of the following ways:
  1. To establish communication in the instance where we may need to contact you outside of FFH (e-mail)
  2. To monitor the progress of FFH's development
  3. To enhance participation in contests, surveys, or other features
  4. To provide better service when evaluating greviances
  5. To ensure users are following the Terms of Service
  6. To maintain security on Flying for Home, including blocking access to users which have been deemed threatening to the community and/or website
Data is also collected by our advertising partners, as explained in more detail below. Flying for Home is not involved with or responsible for the information they obtain or how it is used or stored.

4. How do we store and protect your information?
All data collected by Flying for Home is stored in our secure database which is protected not only by server-level security but also an additional firewall. Sensitive information is only accessible by a limited number of persons (administrators) and is never shared with third parties. All financial transactions are processed through PayPal. FFH does not have access to nor are we responsible for the storage of your financial data (bank information or credit/debit card information).

We value the security of your information and take all resonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, database, and records. However, no Internet transmission is guaranteed to be secure and we cannot ensure that hacking, data loss, or other breaches will not occur. We therefore encourage you to take precautions and keep your personal information safe. Though your account is automatically logged out after a period of inactivity, we encourage you to log out immediately after use.

Flying for Home is not responsible for the security of your personal data during the transmission process and access of the site is at your own risk. Nor are we responsible for any security breaches on your own computer that may collect information during your online browsing experience. Once your information has been collected and stored, we have features in place to try to prevent unauthorized access.

5. How can you help keep your information secure?
You should keep in mind that information you provide in some areas of the site is publicly visible. This includes your nickname, barn name, stable profile, horse profiles, private messages, forum posts, forum signatures, avatar, stable banner, etc. By creating, updating, or posting this information, you are indicating that it is information which you wish to share publicly. We strongly discourage you from displaying personal or sensitive information on Flying for Home.

In addition, you should not disclose your password to any third parties. If you suspect your account has been accessed by an unauthorized person, report it and change your password immediately. In addition, routinely changing your password is encouraged. As outlined in our Terms of Service, Flying for Home is not responsible for unauthorized access to your account if/when you do you not keep your username and password secure.

6. What are "cookies" and how do we use them?
Cookies are pieces of text/data stored on your device while you browse online. They can provide information about website visits and allow webpages to recognize you and remember your preferences and settings. When you access Flying for Home, a session ID cookie is stored on your computer and remains as long as you are actively using the website. This cookie expires after a period of inactivity, at which point you are logged out of the game. Selecting to remain always logged in will keep your cookies active indefinitely - typically until your browser closes - rather than expiring at a certain time. Cookies are also used by our advertising partner, which is explained in the Cookie Policy below.

You may update settings in your browser or on your mobile device which will block cookies and other local storage. However, doing so will negatively impact your access to Flying for Home and the features of the site. You may no longer be able to remain logged in or may experience other bugs or glitches while browsing the site. Flying for Home will not be held responsible for any performance issues that result from disabled cookies.

7. How can I view or change personal information collected by Flying for Home?
You can view your information by visiting your stable settings, stable profile, horse profiles, etc. You can edit this information from those respective pages. If, for any reason, you are unable to view or edit your personal information you may contact an administrator and ask them to update and/or remove your information.

In accordance with your Right to Erasure or desire to Opt-out per GDPR laws, you may delete your personal information at any time. If you wish to permanently remove all of your information stored by Flying for Home, you may contact an administrator and request that your information be deleted. Please understand that deleting personal information is permanent and may result in a loss of all horses, items, currency, and other content associated with the account.

Age of Consent
For residents of the United States, the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) states that websites and online resources should not collect information about children under the age of 13. Parents are given control over their children's Internet experience and their child's safety online.

In accordance with these laws, Flying for Home does not allow access to children under the age of 13. All users are required to verify their age at the time of registration so that Flying for Home can ensure each user is 13 years of age or older. Any users found to be in violation of this rule will immediately have their account and data deleted.

The age of consent varies for users residing outside of the United States as per General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and other national policies. If you are under 16 years old and live outside of the United States, you are responsible for checking your country's age of consent for data collection. European resisdents can do so here.

You must be of age of consent in order to play Flying for Home. If you are under the age of consent in your country, you may not register for or play Flying for Home because we cannot collect data from you (including usernames or forum posts). In accordance with these laws, if we believe someone is under the age of consent in their country we reserve the right to permanently delete their account and data.

Cookie Policy
This website will store some information about your preferences on your own computer inside a tiny file called a cookie. A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device.The cookie allows the website to remember your actions or preferences over time.

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work.

Most browsers support cookies, but you can set your browser to decline them and can delete them whenever you like.You can find instructions here for how you can do that on various browsers.

This website uses cookies to:
1) Identify you as a returning user and to count your visits in traffic statistics analysis
2) Remember your custom display preferences (such as whether you prefer comments to display all-collapsed or not)
4) Provide other usability features, including tracking whether you’ve already given your consent to cookies

Enabling cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and is not used for any purpose other than those described here.

There may also be other types of cookies created after you’ve visited this website. This site uses Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service that uses cookies to help to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of other website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Third Party Advertising
This site has third-party advertising companies serving ads to you when you visit. These companies may store information about your visits here and to other websites in order to provide you with relevant advertisements about goods and services. For example, if they know what ads you are shown while visiting this site, they can be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly.

These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to gather information which measures advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiable unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or an email message.

They do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads.

This site does not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites. Advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, readers in the Pacific Northwest who read certain types of articles). Also, some third-party cookies may provide them with information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic information) from offline and online sources that they may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.

To learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering of information by third-party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network Advertising Initiative.

You can opt out of participating in interest-based advertising networks, but opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the companies from which you opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using cookie-based technology.

Sharing Information
This site does not sell, rent, or disclose to outside parties the information collected here, except as follows:
(a) Affiliated Service Providers: This site has agreements with various affiliated service providers to facilitate the functioning of the site. For example, the site may share your credit card information with the credit card service provider to process your purchase. All administrative service providers that this site uses are required to have the same level of privacy protection as this site does, and therefore your information will be handled with the same level of care. Additionally, for example, this site may use analytic or marketing services such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Taboola, or RevContent, to which collection you hereby unconditionally consent.
(b) Where required by law: This site may share the collected information where required by law, specifically in response to a demand from government authorities where such demand meets the legal requirements.
(c) Statistical Analysis: This site may share Non-Personal Information and aggregated information with third parties, including but not limited to for advertising or marketing purposes. No Personal Information will be shared in this manner.
(d) Transactions: In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where Personal Information may be disclosed or transferred as a business asset.

How To Opt Out Of Interest-Based Advertising
Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising Services: This website is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative(NAI) and adheres to the NAI Codes of Conduct as described on the NAI website. This website also adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles. For a description of the DAA Program, please visit theDAA website.

Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising by Third Parties: To find out more about interest-based advertising on the internet and how to opt out of information collection for this purpose by companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance, visit NAI’s opt-out page or DAA’s Consumer Choice Page.

Privacy Statement Changes
Flying for Home may update this Privacy Statement at any time. These changes happen at the discretion of FFH and may be prompted by national or international law changes which require us to update our Privacy Policy. Major changes to these policies will be announced via news post. However, users are encouraged to review this page and the Terms of Service regulary to check for updates.

Last edited on 10/21/2019