Effective Date: July 24, 2023
1. What does this Policy cover?
|This Policy sets forth how we collect, use, protect, store, disclose, and otherwise process your Personal Data (defined below). This Policy does NOT apply to information you provide to any third party or is collected by any third party (except as otherwise provided below).
By using the Services, you are confirming that you understand English well enough to understand this Policy. Should you have questions about this Policy, please contact us by emailing us at [email protected] or mailing your questions to 701 N. 36th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103, so we can clarify and address your questions.
2. How do we process children’s Personal Data?
|A “Child” is a person under the age needed to consent to the processing of Personal Data in their country of residence (for example, 13 years old in the United States and between 13 and 16 years old in the European Union).
We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from a Child. If you are a Child, do not submit any Personal Data to us. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us at [email protected] or 701 N. 36th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103, so we may delete that Personal Data.
3. What categories of Personal Data do we collect?
|We may collect different types of information from you depending on how you use the Services, including Personal Data. “Personal Data” means information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. The categories of Personal Data we may collect are listed below. Certain types of Personal Data may fall under more than one category.
We do not knowingly or intentionally process any sensitive Personal Data.
We may also collect information that does not generally identify you but may become associated with your profile. We may use information that does not identify you for any permissible business or operational purpose under applicable law.
When you play the Game, we may process your:
If you browse the Shop or purchase our products on the Shop, we may process your:
If you use the Forum, we may process your:
If you use the Wiki, we may process your:
If you posted to the Stardew Valley wiki page owned by Chucklefish Limited, we collected your username from its history pages for the sole purpose of providing you with the appropriate credit for your contributions to the Wiki.
If you browse the Websites, we may process your:
If you contact us, we may process your:
4. From what sources do we collect Personal Data?
|Directly From You
We may collect your Personal Data when you provide it to us directly, including the examples below.
Automatically From You
We may collect your Personal Data automatically through “cookies” and “web beacons” as you use the Services. Cookies are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer through your web browser that enable us to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Web beacons (also referred to as “clear gifs”, “pixel tags”, and “single-pixel gifs”) are small electronic files that enable us, for example, to count users who have visited our pages and for other related website statistics.
From Third Parties
We may receive your Personal Information from or through third parties that help us provide or facilitate your access to the Services, including those listed below.
We abide by this Policy when we use Personal Data provided to us by third parties. However, we may not control the Personal Data that third parties collect or how they use that Personal Data. You should review the third parties’ privacy policies for more information about how they collect, use, and share the Personal Data they obtain and use—for example:
5. For what purposes do we collect your Personal Data?
|We may collect your Personal Data for the below purposes.
We only collect, use, or store your Personal Data for a lawful basis such as:
6. In what situations do we disclose your Personal Data?
|We may disclose your Personal Data to a third party, such as a service provider or contractor for a business or operational purpose, or with your consent. When we disclose Personal Data for a business or operational purpose, we enter into a contract with the service provider or contractor that describes the purpose and requires the service provider or contractor to both keep that Personal Data confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract. These service providers and contractors include our:
We may also disclose your Personal Data:
We do not sell, rent, or share your Personal Data for cross contextual behavioral or targeted advertising, automated decision-making, or profiling purposes.
7. How is my Personal Data protected?
|Our Retention, Purpose Limitation, and Security Policies
We protect your Personal Data through a combination of collection, security, and retention policies.
Your Practices and Activities
Your practices and activities are likewise very important for the protection of your Personal Data. You should take certain steps to help protect your Personal Data, such as being mindful of what you share publicly on the Services, including the below.
Please remember that we have no control over what other users do with the content of your communications and no responsibility or obligation regarding other users.
8. How do we treat Personal Data transferred to the United States?
|Place of Business
We may store or process your Personal Data outside of the country where we collect the information or the country in which you reside. Our primary place of business is in the United States. You should understand that we may transfer some or all of your Personal Data to the United States to carry out certain operational and processing needs as described in this Policy.
When transferring Personal Data out of foreign countries, we implement technical, organizational, and physical safeguards to protect your Personal Data. We use European Commission approved standard contractual clauses and implement related measures where required by applicable law. Please contact us if you have questions related to the relevant transfer mechanism for your Personal Data.
9. What rights do you have to your Personal Data?
|Right to Access, Correct, Delete, or Restrict Processing
Subject to any limitations and exceptions under applicable law, you have the right to request access to your Personal Data and exercise the below rights.
We will comply with your requests in accordance with, and subject to, applicable law. For example, we are not required to delete your Personal Data if we have an overriding legitimate ground for retaining that information, such as to prevent fraud. Please note that we are legally prohibited from carrying out requested actions in some instances, including (1) when we are unable to confirm your identity or (2) where doing so would adversely affect the rights or freedoms of others. Further, we are not required to carry out a requested action in some instances, including where the request is considered excessive.
We are Here to Help
Please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Privacy Request” or mail your request to 701 N. 36th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103, if you would like to exercise any of the rights described above or if you have questions regarding your rights.
10. Additional Notice for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia Residents
|California Online Privacy Protection Act
The following applies to California residents:
California Shine the Light Law
The following applies to California residents:
State Privacy Laws
The following applies to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia residents (in the event of a conflict between this Section 10 and any other section in this Policy, this Section 10 controls):
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your privacy rights under applicable law. Unless permitted by applicable law, we will not:
Verifiable Consumer Requests
To exercise your rights described above, please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “State Privacy Rights” or mail your request to 701 N. 36th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Data. The verifiable consumer request must:
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Data if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that the Personal Data relates to you. We will only use Personal Data provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify your identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have a profile with us, we will deliver our written response to that profile. If you do not have a profile with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the receipt of verifiable consumer request, unless you request a longer period of time for Personal Data we collected about you after January 1, 2022. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.
To appeal a decision regarding your verifiable consumer request, please submit your appeal using one of the two methods above. Your appeal should include an explanation of the reason you disagree with our decision. Within 60 days of receipt of an appeal, we will inform you in writing of any action taken or not taken in response to the appeal, including a written explanation of the reasons for the decisions.
For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personal Data that is readily useable, easy-to-understand, and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
11. How will we notify you of changes to this Policy?
|We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time consistent with applicable law. If we make changes to this Policy, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this Policy and provide you with additional notice such as an in-Game notice, banner on the Websites, or email notification.|
12. How can you contact us?
|If you have questions, you may email us at [email protected] or mail your questions to 701 N. 36th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103.
If you are a law enforcement agency, please email us at [email protected] with your request for Personal Data with the subject line “Law Enforcement Request.”