Phoenix 2 Privacy and Usage Policy
On this page, the use of 'you' and 'your' refers to you, a player of Phoenix 2. The use of 'we' and 'our' refers to us, Firi Games.
- May 20th, 2017: Added information about the use of the Identifier for Advertising (IDFA) as of Phoenix II 2.1.2 and the use of email addresses from Firi Accounts.
- July 26th, 2017: Updated information about the use of the IDFA and the addition of the Unity Ads SDK as of Phoenix II 2.5.
Also on this page is a monetization license that you can use if you use any Phoenix 2 recordings, screenshots or streams on services that require them, such as YouTube.
If you have any questions about any of this, or if you have a different Phoenix 2 question, then please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Third Party Services and Advertisements
Phoenix 2 contains a single third party SDK, which is the open source Unity Ads SDK. This SDK is used to provide advertisements in Phoenix II that the user can watch to get a certain reward, such as a Phoenix Revive or some extra credits.
When you start Phoenix 2, we log you in to the game automatically. Logging in retrieves your current game state, such as the ships you have collected, and high scores that you have set. We also get the currently active stages so you can play the game. As part of this login process we send your device type, your device's iOS version and what Phoenix 2 version you use to our serving infrastucture. We also send the IDFA and whether limit ad tracking is enabled. Our serving infrastructure also provides us with an estimate of the country you are connecting from, based on your IP address. All this data is used by us to create aggregate statistics on what devices & iOS versions our players use, and where our players are located in the world. We also use this data if you contact us with a problem so we can help you faster.
At the end of every game of Phoenix 2, your score and other data related to your performance is uploaded to our servers. Your best score (high score) is ranked on a leaderboard with the high scores of other players for that particular stage. Only your game score, your nick name and your ship unlock & upgrade progress are visible to other players.
If you like Phoenix 2, and decide to purchase one of the credit packs, then as part of the purchase process a receipt is uploaded to our serving infrastructure. We verify this receipt and store it together with your other data. We then add the amount of credits to your account.
Third Parties and the IDFA
Upon the first login of Phoenix II, we send the IDFA and the status of the limit ad tracking setting to third parties that we advertise Phoenix II on, such as Google Adwords or Facebook. This is needed so we can advertise Phoenix II on these platforms and hopefully reach more players. All of these third parties comply with Apple's requirements for the use of this data.
The IDFA is also used by the Unity Ads SDK that we use to show advertisements. This is then later used by Unity to see if you actually installed and ran an app that you downloaded through watching an ad. The use of the IDFA can be controlled by the limit ad tracking in the iOS settings app.
Phoenix 2 has the ability to link your current game progress to a Firi Account. Registering an account in this way enables you to restore your game progress on a new or different device and play from there. You can also use your Firi Account for other games by Firi Games, such as Phoenix HD.
To register a Firi Account, you provide a username and a password. Your username must be an email address. We require this because an email address is unique, easy to remember, and it allows us to reset your password if you request us to do so. Your password is stored in a hashed representation using a key derivation function.
We might use a hashed representation of your email address to improve the targeting of advertisements of our games. We might also send you an email if we make a cool new game that we think you will like.
Data Storage Location
All your data related to Phoenix 2 and Firi Accounts is stored in the United States through services provided by Google Cloud Platform.
Phoenix 2 Content Monetization License
Phoenix 2 gives you the option to record gameplay or take screenshots (both options are available through the pause menu). From iOS 10 onwards, it is also possible to stream gameplay in this way. Hereby we give you the permission to use these videos or screenshots on a video broadcasting service and monetize that content. If required, link to this page if you need to provide this license. And be so kind to let us know if you put up a video somewhere, we would love to watch it!