Last modified: April 29th, 2022
The Solitaire City App requires the following permissions:
You may customize the game's card backs or the background graphics by selecting an image from your device's Photo Gallery or by taking a picture with the camera. The App will only access your photos or camera when you choose to customize a card back or background image and will never do so without your knowledge.
We keep Solitiare City free by showing adverts within the game. You may remove all the adverts via a single $4.99 In-App Purchase through Google Play billing. You only have to purchase once and the purchase is automatically transferred to any other device you own that shares the same Google Play account. This is the only In-App Purchase available within the game. There is no virtual in-game currency, subscriptions or other consumable purchases to be made in Solitaire City.
Digital Smoke does not collect any personal data from your mobile device but we use third party advertising and analytics SDKs that do. If you contact Digital Smoke for support and provide your e-mail address then we may store your e-mail and contact you asking for more information regarding your support request. Digital Smoke will never disclose your e-mail address to a third party or use it for marketing purposes or other kinds of spam.
The advertising and analytics SDKs used in the game may use your IP address to obtain a very rough approximation of your location. This is only accurate down to the country and city level and is usually the location of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) rather than the actual location of your device. We don't share your precise location with anyone and our game doesn't actually know your precise location.
The game uses Google Analytics for Firebase to send anonymous usage data to Google in order to analyze your interaction with the game and help us to better understand what features people use the most and how we can improve the game in future updates. Google collects device information such as IP address and device identifiers, as well as events completed or actions taken within the game, what adverts you click on and what features of the game you use the most. The developers of the game have access to reports and charts generated from this information. Some data collected may also be used for personalized advertising if you've agreed to that (see next section).
General Google privacy policies: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
The game uses Google Crashlytics to send anonymous crash reports to Google if the App should take a turn for the worst. Only the developers of Solitaire City can view these reports and they help us fix bugs much more efficiently. No personal information is sent with the crash reports.
In order to keep Solitaire City free, we show adverts within the game. We try to make these adverts as unobtrusive as possible by showing them during natural pauses in the game play. It's desirable to show ads that are relevant to your interests. These are called Personalized Ads, also known as interest based or targeted ads. If adverts annoy you then please consider removing them with a one time In-App Purchase.
The Google Advertising ID (GAID) is a random string of numbers and letters assigned to each Android device. Each device is assigned a unique, randomly generated GAID and advertisers use it to identify users across apps to deliver personalized and targeted advertising, run frequency capping, measure campaign performance, and attribute impressions and ad clicks to app installs. Advertising SDKs send other usage data along with your GAID to their networks in an attempt to build a user profile of your interests so they can deliver adverts that are more relevant to you.
The advertising networks that Solitaire City currently uses are Google Mobile Ads (AdMob), Applovin and Unity Ads. All companies adhere to the Privacy Shield principles for the collection and processing of personal data from end users. Each SDK collects different types of information from your device in an attempt to determine what adverts might interest you. The data collected might include but is not limited to:
Google Mobile Ads: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
Unity Ads: https://unity3d.com/legal/privacy-policy
You may turn Personalized Ads off from the Solitaire City in-game Settings screen at any time. Each advertising network will then be told not to use your device's GAID and not to collect any more data about the user of the device. Starting with Android 12, Google also introduced a "Opt out of Ads Personalization" setting for users who do not wish to be tracked by advertising networks. It can be found under your device's Settings->Google->Ads and if turned on then the system returns a default all-zero GAID for that device, preventing it from being identified. If you opt out of seeing personalized ads then you will still see adverts but they may be less relevant to your interests and that might not be desirable to you.
Solitaire City uses Google Play Games Services to provide you with online leaderboards and achievements. This service is optional and you may turn it off from the in-game Settings screen. If you choose to use Google Play Games then your scores, user name and achievements may be shared and visible to others.
Google Play Games App Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.play.games