Stardust offers an easy-to-use platform for game developers to build their games in the metaverse. To use our platform, game developers – our clients – share information to us about their end users– i.e., their players – including those users’ account information and transaction information. We process that information on our clients’ behalf to facilitate our clients’ use of our platform.
We may also collect personal information for our own business purposes, such as information that individuals submit to us directly through the Stardust marketplace and business contact details of potential clients who visit our website.
We provide a supplementary notice for California residents and notice to European users below.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information We Collect for Stardust’s Own Business Purposes
We may collect information about individuals who interact with Stardust when using our Services, such as players who use our marketplace, employees of our clients, job applicants, and other individuals.
Information collected when you visit our website includes:
Information collected when you use the Stardust marketplace includes:
Cookies and similar technologies. Our website may use the following technologies:
Information We Collect From or On Behalf of Our Clients
We may collect information about end users – players who play our clients’ games – from our clients or, at clients’ requests, from their service providers. Our clients determine the scope of the information transferred to us, and the information we receive may vary by client. Typically, we may collect end users’ account and login information, in-game purchase history, user inventory and gaming settings, and other data produced by game developers using our API.
Stardust processes and stores end users’ payment information using a payment widget integrated with Circle and Coinbase Commerce, our third party payment processors. Stardust does not have access to this payment information, and this information is subject to these payment processors’ privacy policies.
OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Our Use of Personal Information for Stardust’s Own Business Purposes
We use personal information for the following purposes or as otherwise described at the time of collection:
Services delivery, including to:
Research and development. We may create and use de-identified information for our business purposes, including to analyze the effectiveness of our Services, to improve and add features to our Services, and to analyze the general behavior and characteristics of users of our Services. We may use this anonymous, aggregated, or de-identified data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes.
Compliance and protection. We may use personal information to:
Marketing and advertising: We may send you marketing communications via email as permitted by law. You will have the ability to opt-out of our marketing and promotional communications as described in the “Opt out of marketing communications” section below.
Our Use of Personal Information on Behalf of our Clients
We use personal information we collect from or on behalf of our clients to provide services to our clients at their direction. We do not use this information for Stardust’s own purposes. We use personal information only as directed or authorized by our client. Typically, we are directed or authorized to use personal information collected on behalf of the client to:
PERSONAL INFORMATION SHARING
Players can also share their personal information through the API with:
Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Using privacy plug-ins or browsers. You can block our websites from setting cookies used for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery, or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.
Note that because these opt out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.
Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to "Do Not Track" or similar signals. To find out more about "Do Not Track," please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we maintain against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, use, loss, or destruction. However, we cannot guarantee that the safeguards we maintain will ensure the security of the personal information.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
The Services may contain links to websites and other online services operated by third parties. In addition, our content may be integrated into web pages or other online services that are not associated with us. These links and integrations are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. We do not control websites or online services operated by third parties, and we are not responsible for their actions.
PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE US
We are headquartered in the United States. To provide our services and operate our website, it is necessary for us to process personal information in the United States.
If we transfer personal information across borders such that we are required to apply appropriate safeguards to personal information under applicable data protection laws, we will do so. Please contact us for further information about any such transfers or the specific safeguards applied.
Our website and services are not intended for use by children under 13 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal information through our website or services from a child under 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will delete it.
HOW TO CONTACT US
555 Bryant Street #120
Palo Alto, Ca, 94301
NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018(“CCPA”) requires us to provide this supplemental privacy notice to our consumers in California.
Please note that we do not sell personal information.
CCPA Notice Scope
This CCPA Notice and the rights it sets out apply to the personal information we collect, use or disclose about consumers who submit personal information to us directly through the Stardust marketplace.
This CCPA Notice does not apply to the personal information we collect, use or disclose about:
For the California residents to whom this CCPA notice does apply, the CCPA grants the following rights.
Please note that the CCPA limits these rights by, for example, prohibiting businesses from providing certain sensitive information in response to an access request and limiting the circumstances in which they must comply with a deletion request.
You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination.
Here is how you can submit requests:
NOTICE TO EUROPEAN USERS
VeraSafe has been appointed as Stardust Cards Corporation representative in the European Union for data protection matters, pursuant to Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. If you are in the European Economic Area, VeraSafe can be contacted in addition to firstname.lastname@example.org, only on matters related to the processing of personal data. To make such an inquiry, please contact VeraSafe using this contact form: https://verasafe.com/public-resources/contact-data-protection-representative or via telephone at: +420 228 881 031.
Alternatively, VeraSafe can be contacted at:
VeraSafe Ireland Ltd.
Unit 3D North Point House
North Point Business Park
New Mallow Road
Sensitive personal information. We ask that you not provide us with any sensitive personal information (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services, or otherwise to us.
Retention . We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, to establish or defend legal claims, or for fraud prevention purposes.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Cross-border Data Transfer .If we transfer your personal information from Europe to another country such that we are required to apply appropriate safeguards to your personal information under European data protection laws, we will do so. Please contact us for further information about any such transfers or the specific safeguards applied.
Your rights . European data protection laws may give you certain rights regarding your personal information. If you are located in Europe, you may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
You may submit these requests by email to email@example.com or our postal address provided above. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or our response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here .