We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us.
You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:
We give you public ways to communicate with others through Worlds and your public Profiles. If you have given us required permissions your profile can also appear in the creators listings page. This pressions can be controlled through the edit profile section. You can also use UPWorlds under a entity name or your real name. By default the worlds that you create get automatically listed on the world listings
When you use UPWorlds, even if you’re just looking at Worlds, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to share additional information with us like your email address, Photo, Name. But we do require your email for login and authentication purposes. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure.
We give you control through your settings to make sure you have the control over the additional information you provide us. The exception is your account number which is currently locked by us.
We give you transparency into that information, and you can modify or correct it at any time.
If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information You Share With Us
We require certain information to provide our services to you. For example, you must have an account in order to upload on UPWorlds. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.
1.1 Basic Account Information
You need to create an account to use service, In that case, If you do to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. This includes a display name, a username, a password, and an email address or phone number. Your display name and username are public, you may use your real name or name of your entity that you represent, for eg ABC studios.
1.2 Public Information
Activities such as World and Profile creation on UPWorlds are is public, Your profile photo, name and username , You are responsible for the content you create through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information such as Profile photo and name on UPWorlds, we will reflect your updated content on UPWorlds application,
1.3 Contact Information and Address Books
We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services, enable certain account features (for example, for login verification or via SMS), and to send you information about our services. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from UPWorlds . UPWorlds also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications. You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from UPWorlds. You can also unsubscribe from a notification by following the OS notifications permission settings.
If you email us at email@example.com, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.
1.4 Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications
Currently, we do not provide features such Direct Messages or sharing. All sharing is done by you manually or through other services such as other apps and features. So you must refer to the policies of those services if any concern arises when your are using it in combination with UPWorlds. Examples include but not limited to screenshots, camera, GPS and sharing images via other applications.
1.5 Payment Information
Worlds are the main feature of the application and are published on the marketplace of the application. The worlds uploaded by you are displayed on your homepage and on the upworlds homepage. These are worlds which you have created are user worlds which will be public. These will follow the UPWorlds worlds on your homepage. You have complete control over these. You can delete or modify them as you want using the appropriate options in those respective worlds.
Profiles are also public and are published on the world listings page when you create worlds. These are also published these are published on the builders community section under permission given by you through your edit profile section. these are published on the builders community section of the application. The worlds uploaded by you are displayed on your homepage and on the upworlds homepage. These are worlds which you have created are user worlds which will be public. These will follow the UPWorlds worlds on your homepage. You have complete control over these. You can delete or modify them as you want using the appropriate options in those respective worlds.
1.6 How You Control the Information You Share with Us
Your UPWorlds app settings on home page let you decide:
Your name(public), email, username(public), profile picture(public) and rest of the information like creators listings permission, etc.
Your account existence or deletion.
Worlds can be modified or deleted using the options given in the homepage or inside a particular user world. You tap on the worlds to display the options.
Additional Information We Receive About You
We receive certain information when you use our services on our Mobile applications that include our content (UPWorlds worlds), and those published by you on your homepage. and information when you Signup. We use the data below to operate our services. We do receive the last four digits of your payment method from stripe API and other details like your name and listed on address on the card. This is done to verify the authenticity of the card and stripe may also use this information to verify transactions and other payment processes.
In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with our Worlds across our services. This includes worlds published by us (UPWorlds worlds) as well as those published by you (user Worlds). Both of these are on your homepage. These are stored on our servers at the backend. So that you can login from any other device using the same phone number
2.2 Advertisers and Other Ad Partners
We currently accept payments from advertisers willing to put content on behalf of the advertisers our website. A separate permission will have to be granted for this to happen. The content needs to lawful and permitted to be displayed.
2.3 Personalizing Across Your Devices
When you log into UPWorlds on a device via email verification from your phone/desktop, we will associate that device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security, and personalization. Subject to your settings, we may also associate your account with devices other than those you use to log into. This association will continue till you log out of those devices via settings. In that case, it is your responsibility to control this access as our systems will not be able to identify if unauthorised login happens even if they were OTP verified.
Information We Share and Disclose
As noted above, UPWorlds is designed to share worlds to larger audience people. In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data such as Profile photo and Name and username, we do so subject to your control, because it’s necessary to operate our services, or because it’s required to connect with others or for others to find you.
3.1 Sharing You Control
We will share or disclose your personal data, such as public profile photo and Name in future versions to let others find you in searches. So you make take necessary precautions to ensure these are not sensitive so that when the feature update is implemented there is are issues of making the information public.
3.2 Service Providers
3.3 Law, Harm, and the Public Interest
3.4 Affiliates and Change of Ownership
3.5 Non-Personal Information
We may share or disclose non-personal data, such as aggregated information like the total number of times you engaged with any worlds published by us or you.
Managing Your Personal Information with Us
You control the personal data you share with us. You can access or rectify this data at any time. You can also deactivate your account by deleting using settings. We also provide you tools to object, restrict, or withdraw consent where applicable for the use of data you have provided to UPWorlds. And we make the data you shared through our services portable and provide easy ways for you to contact us. If you are locked out of your account and need access to your account, you need to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org from your registered mobile number or email address granting us permission so that we can give access to or delete your account. Completed financial transactions cannot be erased as this kept for records in case a dispute arises.
4.1 Accessing or Rectifying Your Personal Data
If you have registered an account on UPWorlds, we provide you with tools your App settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account. The exception is completed financial transactions which is at the moment locked your for-security reasons.
You can permanently delete all your personal information (except financial transactions on stripe) that you have provided us by going to app settings accounts and pressing delete. The financial information such as transactions are not deleted. We need to retain these in case a dispute arises.
4.3 Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent
When you are logged into your UPWorlds app, you can manage your privacy settings by granting and withdrawing permission from the settings application in your OS. These permissions include permission to access your photo gallery, camera and push notifications.
4.5 Additional Information or Assistance
Children and Our Services
Our services are not directed to children, and you may not use our services if you are under the age of 13. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data.