PUBG Mobile also stated that they utilize third parties so as to provide the best possible experience which includes cloud services for data backup, support ticketing, and fraud detection as well.
Changes for PUBG Mobile players in India
Players in India can be assured that their data is not being sent overseas and will be present in India only and also not being sold off to third parties as per the claims by PUBG Mobile. As per now, there is no official statement on the ban by the Indian Government.
What personal info is stored by the company?
As per the changes, “You give us information about you when you register for the Game (your nominated nickname, and information we import from your connected social media account (WeChat, Facebook, QQ, VKontakte, Twitter, Google Play, Game Center or LINE) in order to set up your profile, including your name as it appears on your social media profile, your user ID and your profile picture). You also provide us with information when you set up your profile for the Game (including region location and information you voluntarily elect to provide in order to customize gameplay, such as gender) or your nickname when you log-in as a ‘guest’ in order to use the Game.”
PUBG Mobile also says, “We also collect and store your data:
- each time you interact with us, for example, when you use in-app or in-Game support to communicate with us;
if you choose to log in using a social media service, we import the social media user ID and name of the friends (and in the case of Facebook, their Facebook nickname and profile picture) from your social media profile so that you can connect with your friends;
if you click on a link that advertises the Game, we store the Advertising ID for that advertisement and select device information with your profile;
- if you enable chat services (audio and/or text and use them whether inside or outside a battle) then we will process such data in order to deliver your messages to other users;
- if you conduct any transactions within the Game or via a third party other than Google Play or iOS App Store, we collect information to facilitate your transaction and to maintain transaction records (including Open ID and user information cost, currency, product purchased, purchase history, IP address, details of transactions linked to player ID, and device details such as OS version, phone model or type of device, internet connection);
- if you change your location setting, we use your IP address to suggest your current location;
- if you contact our support team, we collect information including name (optional), Open ID, device ID, application version, battery level, WiFi strength, free space on the device, network type, OS version, browser type, platform, carrier, country code, details of the ticket, email address (optional if in-app/in-Game support) and any information that you provide in your communications. You also have the option of providing a photo to illustrate any errors; and
- when you are using the Game Services our security feature collects (in addition to the categories of data listed above) device information including the IMEI number and available memory; information about your internet connection including if applicable the WiFi name and MAC address of the WiFi access point; and a list of installed APK and running apps.
The full table of contents regarding your personal information can be accessed below.
PUBG Mobile has stated that the data content is stored anywhere between 7 to 30 days until after account deletion. In case you do not opt for account deletion – your data will be stored for a year before it is automatically deleted.