Privacy Policy Terracotta Pi

We value your privacy which is why we want to let you choose your
privacy settings and inform you how we use/process/store your data and which third party services we use.


Terracotta Pi is game for Android smartphones and tablets. The goal of the game is to reach as many points as possible or a certain number of points by
tapping the circles (or also called pies) as late as possible before they are fully colored. If a pie is tapped too late, the player receives a penalty (i.e. negative points).
The game allows to share your achievements and high scores with Google Play Games to add an element of competition to
the game. Using Google Play Games is optional.
So called Achievements are based on certain conditions the user has to fulfil in one game, for example reaching a certain
number of points. All available achievements can be reviewed after logging in to Google Play Games.

Services we use

Google Analytics for Firebase
Collection of anonymous usage statistics which help us to improve our game by
learning how the game is typically used and how successful players are in playing single levels.
We collect statistics about interactions with
the user interface, for example button clicks. We also collect points achieved in single levels to better estimate
the difficulty of single levels and for being able to make adjustments, if necessary.
We do not collect unique ids such as order IDs or IP addresses. For us, it is not possible
to track back for example certain button clicks or scores to specific users.

Firebase Crashlytics
Collection of crash reports and exceptional app behavior such as unexpected errors which help us
to find and fix bugs and crashes and to improve the game’s overall stability. Sending of crash and error
reports can be deactivated by the user.

Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM)
FCM allows app developers to send push messages to users who have the app installed.
We may use this option in the future to send you occasional information about the app or about other topics.

Google Play Games
You can optionally log in to Google Play Games from within the app to share game statistics with Google Play Games.
If you choose to log in to Google Play Games, you have the option to access a leaderboard and to record your achievements.

Google Play
Google Play app version data is used to check for app updates. It will notify you if there is an update available for Terracotta Pi.

Google Play Billing
Handles purchase of subscriptions and handles payment. This is all handled by Google. We do not get access to your
personal data, such as credit card data or your name / address etc.

Data we process and store

Analytics and Crashlytics
With Analytics and Crashlytics (both services provided by Google’s service Firebase) we track the usage of the app. Both is deactivated when the app first starts and you can choose to enable it if you wish to help us improve the app. When accepting this privacy policy while the corresponding switches are turned on, Analytics and Crashlytics will be activated. With Analytics we track screen views and certain actions in the app anonymously: button clicks, change of certain settings,
usage duration of the app, points achieved in single levels etc.
We do not send any unique IDs to Analytics (FCM ID, Order ID etc.).
The data we track with Analytics helps us to identify areas of the app which are used often and areas
of the app which are not well accepted by our users.
Also, by tracking the achieved points and unlocked achievements, we can better estimate how successful players are in playing single levels
and adjust the levels’ difficulty, if needed.
Data retention for Analytics is set to 14 months. This means that after 14 months tracked Analytics data will be deleted by Google.
With Crashlytics we track app crashes and severe unexpected app errors. An app crash report contains technical information about the crash itself, where in the code it happened and technical information about the user’s device.
If enabled by the user, we also send the last few events and actions (i.e. the app log) with the crash report. This includes which buttons were clicked, which screens were visited inside the app, which APIs were used. This way we can better understand which actions led to the crash. Same as for analytics, we do not send any unique IDs or text input to Crashlytics.
Sending logs with crash reports is optional – you can enable crash reporting but disable inclusion of logs.
Crash reports are essential for us to improve the app and to fix severe app issues.
According to Firebase’s privacy information document (link see below) crash data is retained for 90 days.

Game statistics
If you decide to log in to Google Play Games, we will send your score and achievements for each game to Google Play Games. Based on your points
your rank in the leaderboard is determined. We will also send your achievements to Google Play Games, which keeps track of your
unlocked and still open achievements.
Your game data will be associated with your Play Games identity and may be viewable within different Google products.
Within Google Play Games you can decide if your game statistics are shared with other players.
The Google Play Games user interface is provided by Google and is not part of this app.

Google Play Billing
Payment of in-app purchases happens outside of our app – it is completely handled by Google Play, which is provided by Google. All we, as app developers, get from Google is a receipt, an order number and information about the ordered product.
The receipt we can use to check and verify if the user made a successful purchase. Personal data such as credit card data, your name, address etc. remains at Google and is not accessible by us. We do not get access to any of these personal data.
This also means, that in case of questions or requests about your payment, you have to send us your Google order number.

Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) ID
For FCM to work, a unique ID is generated on your device and sent to Google’s FCM servers.
By deleting your app data, a new random ID will be generated on next app start when this feature is activated.
ID generation is deactivated on first start of the app and activated after this privacy policy is accepted while
the switch for enabling this feature is on.

Please note that when contacting a server, your IP address will be sent to that server. This is inevitable, because that’s how the internet works.
So, the services mentioned above will receive your IP address. It is possible that your internet provider may determine your identity via your IP address.
According to their own policies, the services we use, use your IP address only to fulfil the server request.
The services may log server access time together with your IP address for technical or diagnostic reasons. This is described in the privacy policies of the respective services.

You can contact us anytime via . Of course, if you send us an email, we will receive your email address.
Our email server is located in Linz, Austria and hosted by World4You.
After we have successfully processed your request(s) you sent us via email, we will delete your emails within one month.
We will not use your email address to send you promotional or other unwanted messages and we will not hand out your email address to unauthorized third parties.

More information about data processing

We do not show ads from ad networks in the app nor on our website. We disable Analytics, Crashlytics and FCM when the app
first starts until the user actively decides to deactivate or activate the services by clicking the continue button on the Privacy Policy
page shown on first app start.
Connection to Play Games will only be established once the user actively signed in to it.
Please note that the use of any web service (visit of a website, use of an API or cloud-based service) will transmit
your device’s IP address to the server handling the request.
To protect our accounts and therefore your data, we use secure passwords and 2-factor authentication for our accounts at Google
and Firebase as well as for our hosting provider.
We use secure connections (https) for all services.

For the Firebase services and Google Play services, Google LLC is data processor.
Google LLC is based in the USA and processes data there. The European Court of Justice has not certified the USA as having an
adequate level of data protection. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be accessed by US
authorities for control and monitoring purposes and that no effective legal remedies are available.
Google obligates itself to be subject to GDPR. However, since the termination of the “Privacy Shield” agreement between
EU and USA, due to US laws, it cannot be guaranteed that
all privacy related rights of EU citizens can be enforced. For example, Google could be forced by the US government to hand out
user data, and therefore the US government could get a copy of data from EU citizens.
In this case, enforcement of rights EU citizens have due to GDPR, may be difficult or even impossible (e.g. erasure or
correction of inaccurate personal data).
Wherever possible, we have chosen a location in the EU for Google servers, but not all Google services allow
such a server location selection. Therefore, it is possible that certain data might be transmitted to Google servers in the USA.
Note: The “Cloud Act” obliges American Internet companies and IT service providers to guarantee US authorities
(and also the secret services) access to stored data even if it is not stored in the USA.
When using services by Google (and therefore also by using this app) you deliberately take that risk.

For the website, World4You is hosting provider and therefore data processor which complies with GDPR.

Server locations
Google Cloud Platform resource location is “eur3 (europe-west)”.
E-Mail Server for and web server for are hosted by World4You Internet Services GmbH
which is located in Linz, Austria.

Your rights

According to GDPR you have the right to:

  • information about the processing of your personal data;
  • obtain access to the personal data held about you;
  • ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected;
  • request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
  • object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation;
  • request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases;
  • receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’);
  • request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority.

Please find more information on your rights and the GDPR in general on


App publisher and responsible for data processing

Michael Brodacz-Geier
Radegunder Straße 6a/18
8045 Graz

In case you have questions, concerns, complaints or any other input, please contact us.

Our website:

3rd party services and providers
Mailserver and Webserver are hosted by:
World4You Internet Services GmbH
Hafenstrasse 35, 4020 Linz, Austria

Google Services (Google Play, Firebase) are provided by:
Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California, United States

Privacy Policies and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy of the website

Below, find the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service of the used services and providers.
These documents inform about data processing and retention policies of services and providers we use for Terracotta Pi.

Privacy and Security in Firebase (incl. retention policies):
Terms of Service for Firebase Services:
Privacy in Google Analytics:
Firebase Crashlytics and Firebase App Distribution Terms of Service:
Crashlytics and App Distribution Data Processing and Security Terms:
Google Play Games Terms of Service:
Google Privacy Policy: