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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Effigy (collectively, the ‘Effigy’ or ‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) collect, use and disclose information about you and what choices you have with respect to your information.

Your privacy is really important to us, so whether you’re new to Effigy or a long-time player, please take the time to get to know our practices. If you are not familiar with any terms in this Privacy Policy, please reach out to us.

If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Services, Websites or any other aspect of Effigy.



Effigy Space Station 13 is a paranoia-laden round-based roleplaying game set against the backdrop of a nonsensical, metal death trap masquerading as a space station, with charming spritework designed to represent the sci-fi setting and its dangerous undertones. Have fun, and survive!

The Effigy Game Services Platform (collectively, “Effigy”) is accessible via our websites and mobile applications and allows its users, at core, (a) to connect and play on the Effigy Space Station 13 servers, powered by the BYOND platform, and/or (b) manage your player profile, apply to join the community, and manage your tickets using our online portal. (Collectively, the “Platform”).

Our services are not intended for use by children.  If we later learn that any user of our Service is under the age of 18, we will take appropriate steps to remove that user’s information from our account database and will restrict that individual from future access to the Service.



This Privacy Policy sets forth the privacy practices of Effigy for:

·        Effigy websites located at effigy.se, and any other Effigy websites or services that link to this Privacy Policy (such as an in-game browser window,) (collectively, the ‘Websites’);

·        all Effigy applications (including, without limitation, mobile software and applications) and all other Effigy products or services provided or otherwise made accessible on or through the Software or the Websites or that otherwise link to or reference this Privacy Policy (collectively the ‘Services’).



·        Our Websites may contain links to other websites. The information practices and the content of such other websites are governed by the privacy notices of such other websites.

·        Our Services also enable you to customize and connect the Services to Third-Party Services (including products, such as imagery, offered by such services). The collection of your information by these third parties is governed by the Third-Party Services’ privacy policies and terms. We recommend you carefully review their privacy policies and terms as Effigy is not responsible for Third-Party Services. A list of Third-Party Services is provided at the end of this page.



Information that you provide to us:

Account Information: information we ask for and may collect to identify or contact you, such as your Discord identifier and discriminator, email address, BYOND username, avatar (if you choose to provide this) and IP address.

User Content: when using the Services, your Player Content (i.e. all the content that you decide to submit, upload or make available through Effigy Platform) may contain, to the extent that you choose to input it, Personal Data (e.g. the names of Content contributors). The delivery, access and use of the Services is governed by a separate agreement between you and us.


Information that we collect from you through our Website and/or Services:

Log Data:  information automatically recorded by the Services about how a person uses our Services and/or Websites, such as IP addresses, device and browser type, operating system, the pages or features of our Websites or Services to which a user browsed, the time spent on those pages or features, the frequency with which the Services is used by a user, search terms used by a user, the links on the Service that a user clicked on or used, and other statistics.

Unique Identifiers:  we use unique identifiers such as cookies, your pseudonymized computer ID (via BYOND) to track individual usage behavior on our Websites and/or Services, such as the length of time spent on a particular page and the pages viewed during a particular log-in period. Unique identifiers collect information about a user’s use of our Websites and/or Services on an individual basis.

Cookies and Other Tracking Tools:  we and our third party service providers collect information about you, your device, and your use of the Service through cookies, clear gifs, and other technological methods (collectively, “Tracking Tools”). Tracking Tools collect information such as computer or device operating system type, IP address, browser type, browser language, device hardware type, the parts of the Service accessed, the length of time spent on a page or using a feature, and access times for a webpage or feature. These Tracking Tools help us learn more about our users and analyze how users use the Service, such as how often users visit our Service, what features they use, and what pages they visit on the Platform.

Cookies: like many websites and mobile application operators, we collect certain information through the use of “cookies,” which are small text files that are saved by your browser when you access our Service. Cookies can either be “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”.  Session cookies are temporary cookies that are stored on your device while you are visiting our Website or using our Service, whereas “persistent cookies” are stored on your device for a period of time after you leave our Website or Service. We use persistent cookies to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit our Service, and how your use of the Service varies over time.


For more information on cookies, including how to control your cookie settings and preferences, please visit:


https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ and



Information collected from other sources:

Third Party Services:  information that our business partners, such as our content-providing partners, share with us -- for example, if you use their services to authenticate or otherwise use their content when using our Service.

Third Party Sources: We may use third-party services, such as open search tools and social networks (including Discord handle), to obtain information about you during the community application process and moderation activities.



We use your information for the following purposes:

·        Providing, improving and securing our Services

·        Creating your Effigy account

·        Provide, operate, maintain, administer, promote and improve our Service

·        Enable you to access and use the Services

·        Fulfill requests you make

·        Personalize your experience

·        Protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, or illegal activity

·        To help us understand usage patterns and other activities on our websites and applications so that we can diagnose problems and make improvements, including enhancing usability and security

When we process personal data due to necessity (i.e. when we must process personal data to provide the Service), failure to provide such Personal Data will result in your inability to use some or all portions of the Service that require such data.

Communicating with you:

·        Provide Service announcements

·        Communicate with you, including to send transactional messages, response to your query and requests; provide customer support and service; send you technical notices, and updates




We will only use your Personal Data if we have a lawful basis for doing so. Lawful basis for processing include consent, contractual necessity, and our “legitimate interests” or the legitimate interest of others, as further described below.


Contractual Necessity: We process the following categories of Personal Data because we need the personal data to perform our User Agreement with you, and to enable us to provide you with the Service:

·        Contact Information

·        User Account Information

·        User Content

Legitimate Interest:  We process the following categories of Personal Data when we believe doing so furthers the legitimate interest of us or third parties, this may include when we  operate and improve our business, products, and services; or protecting our Services from fraud or security threats:

·        Contact Information

·        User Account Information

·        User Content

·        Log Data


Consent:  In some cases, we process Personal Data based on the consent you expressly grant to us at the time we collect such data.  When we process Personal Data based on your consent, it will be expressly indicated to you at the point and time of collection.

Other Processing Grounds:  From time to time we may also need to process Personal Data to comply with a legal obligation, if it is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or other data subjects, or if it is necessary for a task carried out in the public interest.



Services Information:

When you are an Effigy Account holder, you may access, update, delete, or correct most of your Account information by logging in to your account to edit your profile or via opening a ticket in the Social District platform. Other tasks such as accessing additional information or deleting information are available via ticket submission. We will take reasonable steps to respond to all requests within 14 days (or less!)


Your right to opt-out of tracking tools:

Service Provider Opt Out:  You can opt-out directly from some Advertising Service Providers and providers of Tracking Tools by using their opt-out tools.  Some of these service providers, and links to their opt-out tools, are:

Google Analytics: with a privacy policy at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and opt out at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


Web Browser Controls: You can prevent the use of certain Tracking Tools, such as cookies, on a device-by-device basis using the controls in your web browser. These controls can be found in the Tools > Internet Options (or similar) menu for your browser, or as otherwise directed by your browser’s support feature.  Through your web browser, you may be able to:

Delete existing Tracking Tools

Disable future Tracking Tools

Set your browser to provide you with a warning each time a cookie or certain other Tracking Tools are being set.


Do Not Track:  Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites.


Our Cookie Management Tool: We also allow you the ability to opt out of certain types of cookies by clicking on the cookie banner when you first enter the applicable website (for EU users) or by using our cookie-management solution.



Our Third Party Service Providers: we may share your information, including Personal Data with vendors, third party service providers, and agents who work on our behalf and provide us with services related to the Services (including maintenance, administration, support, hosting, and database management services). Additional information about the subprocessors we use to support delivery of our Services is set out at the end of this page.


Third Party Services and third parties (with whom you are collaborating or with whom you consent):

We may share Personal Data with any third party when you have consented that we do so, including with anyone with whom you provide a “share link” to post information, when you share or comment on content, or as otherwise necessary to complete a transaction initiated or authorized by you through the Service;


The Service allows its users to publicly post information, communicate with others, submit media content, and engage in online play. Any information, including Personal Data that you post there, will be public and can be viewed by the public at large, and therefore anyone who accesses such postings will have the ability to read, collect, and further disseminate such information. We have no control over, and take no responsibility for, the use, storage, or dissemination of information posted or otherwise made available on such portions of the Service. By posting Personal Data online in public channels, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties;


Law enforcement: we may share Personal Data when we believe it is necessary to comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies or protect us, our business or our users, or third parties, for example to enforce our terms of service, prevent spam or other unwanted communications and investigate or protect against fraud or to maintain the security of our products and services.



We believe the security of your information is a serious issue and we are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your information under our control based on the type of Personal Data and applicable processing activity, such as data encryption in transit over public networks using TLS, data encryption at rest using Advanced Encryption Standard, pseudonymization, and enforcement of least privilege and need-to-know principles.



Effigy may transfer your information to countries other than the one in which you live. The Service is hosted and operated in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), with development, support and maintenance operations in other countries through its service providers.



We retain Personal Data about you for as long as you have an open account with us or as otherwise necessary to provide you with the Service, and thereafter as set forth in our Service agreement with you.

In some cases we retain Personal Data for longer, if doing so, it is only necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or is otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, rule, or regulation.

After it is no longer necessary for us to retain information about you, we will dispose of it in a secure manner or anonymize the information. We also retain backups of some data (which may contain your personal data) in our Service for a limited period of time after termination of the service or deletion of the data from our production services.



In addition to the rights set out in the section “Your Rights’, if you are located in the EU (including the UK), you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) related to your Personal Data, as further described below.


Effigy’s role under the GDPR: Under GDPR, there is a distinction between the “controller” and the “processor” of Personal Data.  Depending on the situation and the type of data involved, Effigy may act as a data controller or a data processor.


Where you are using our Services and making decisions about the personal data that is being processed in the Services (for example when uploading and using Customer Content, or selecting the Third Party Services you wish to connect to the Services), you are acting as a data controller and Effigy is acting as a data processor.


Additional rights:

You also have the right to lodge a complaint about Effigy’s practices with respect to your Personal Data with the supervisory authority of your country or EU Member State.



We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect updates to our Services, applicable laws or other factors. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will include a notice on this website and/or through the Services. In all cases, your continued use of the Service or Website after the posting of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the terms of the modified Privacy Policy.



If you are not familiar with any terms in this Privacy Policy, please reach out to us via the opening a ticket on Social District, or getting in contact with the server owner in the Effigy Discord server.



Third Parties

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