The game Toytles: Leaf Raking has no ads, no personal data tracking, and therefore no sharing of that data with third-parties.
It means that when you and your loved ones play as a leaf-raking entrepreneur, you know they are safe.
Free apps and games are everywhere and seem like a great deal, but in some cases, a free app is not truly free. With some apps, the cost is your privacy and safety.
Some apps will report data secretly to the creator of the app or to other companies. Examples of data that can be tracked and reported include your device’s physical location, your IP address (which can be matched to other apps you use and websites you visit to determine who you are), your email address, your phone number, and more.
Often this data is tracked in order to serve ads that are better targeted at your specific interests, but it can be a problem when children enter the picture. No one wants their own children tracked and sold to.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, is a U.S. law that regulates the online collection of personal information about children under the age of 13. Among other things, it requires clear and comprehensive privacy policies, verifiable parental consent prior to personal information collection of children, and the ability to safely disclose or release such data to parties who are also able to keep it safe.
It has been in effect since 2000, yet in recent years multiple advertising firms have been fined for failing to comply. Google, which owns YouTube, paid a $170 million penalty in a settlement with the FTC when it was found that YouTube tracked and sold ads targeted to children.
The easiest way to avoid disclosing the personal data of children is to not collect it in the first place, which is why Toytles: Leaf Raking will not feature ads or collect data.
I believe privacy is important for myself and my customers.
Therefore, I make privacy a central consideration of my game design process, starting from the original idea, throughout development, and all the way through to release, including bug fixes and feature updates.
Privacy policies disclose what data is collected, how it used, and with whom that data is shared.
Since no such data is collected, there is no data used by GBGames or shared with 3rd parties such as ad networks.
NO ADS, NO IN-APP PURCHASES, NO INVASIONS OF PRIVACY, AND NO VIOLENCE
Have peace of mind with an ad-free, safe game that may inspire your own entrepreneur.
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