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Why is this necessary?
Founding ADM - PoF family of fleets (POF, POF2 & POF3) - Dear TP: Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated.
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    JellybabyJellybaby ✭✭✭
    edited January 2021
    Yeah what the hell is this crap

    Edit
    Managed to get 120 accepted on my other character, not updated on android yet but steam auto updates.
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    :neutral:
    “What's a knockout like you doing in a computer-generated gin joint like this?”

    Proud member of Patterns of Force
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    Played since January 2017

    TP: Do better!!!
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    ShanShan ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is part of various legal requirements we need to abide by.
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    *Nomad* {PoF}*Nomad* {PoF} ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shan wrote: »
    This is part of various legal requirements we need to abide by.

    OK thanks Shan :)
    Founding ADM - PoF family of fleets (POF, POF2 & POF3) - Dear TP: Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated.
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    Thanks for clarifying :smile:
    “What's a knockout like you doing in a computer-generated gin joint like this?”

    Proud member of Patterns of Force
    Captain Level 99
    Played since January 2017

    TP: Do better!!!
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    ShanShan ✭✭✭✭✭
    Privacy laws and such have added a lot of requirements lately :)
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    WebberoniWebberoni ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shan wrote: »
    Privacy laws and such have added a lot of requirements lately :)

    Do you know if this is a one-time thing for each player, or will we get such a popup randomly for now on?
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    ShanShan ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can understand needing to know if one is an adult, but I can't see why you would need to know more than that. I haven't run across any other similar apps that have this requirement.

    Help us understand why giving you this data adds value from a privacy standpoint.

    It is about needing to know whether you are an adult of a child of a certain age.
    This has various implications regarding privacy laws and/or child protection laws such as COPPA in the USA.
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    it didn't like the answer 198
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    ~peregrine~~peregrine~ ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shan wrote: »
    I can understand needing to know if one is an adult, but I can't see why you would need to know more than that. I haven't run across any other similar apps that have this requirement.

    Help us understand why giving you this data adds value from a privacy standpoint.

    It is about needing to know whether you are an adult of a child of a certain age.
    This has various implications regarding privacy laws and/or child protection laws such as COPPA in the USA.

    Thank you for the clarity. And thank you also for the better communications today. It helps.
    "In the short run, the game defines the players. But in the long run, it's us players who define the game." — Nicky Case, The Evolution of Trust
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    DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    I didn't get it when I signed in. Went live after Trait Update, or later?

    "The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself."
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    JellybabyJellybaby ✭✭✭
    edited January 2021
    I didn't get it when I signed in. Went live after Trait Update, or later?

    Currently via steam and facebook, not on ios or android yet.

    I wish I could revert update on steam version, I hate it, new crew button bringing up menu is worse than the whole event hub thing.
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    DScottHewittDScottHewitt ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jellybaby wrote: »
    I didn't get it when I signed in. Went live after Trait Update, or later?

    Currently via steam and facebook, not on ios or android yet.

    I wish I could revert update on steam version, I hate it, new crew button bringing up menu is worse than the whole event hub thing.

    I don't seem to all the new buttons and whatnot. I guess that is why!!!!!
    "The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself."
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    W.W. CarlisleW.W. Carlisle ✭✭✭✭✭
    A woman never reveals her age.
    Plus, it wouldn't matter what ads I get. Most don't work right and a lot of the ones that do are in Spanish. I do fairly okay in Spanish, but my Latin and, probably, German are better.
    W.W. CarlislePlayed since January 20, 2019Captain Level- 99 (May 9, 2022)VIP 14Crew Quarters: 485/485Most recent/Lowest- Anbo-jyutsu Kyle Riker (1/5* Lvl 30) 5/29/23Immortalized x-866 5* x184, 4* x 490, 3* x91, 2* x62, and 1* x27Most recent Immortal - Tearful Janeway 4* 5/25/23Current non-event project- Improving my Science base skill. Retrieval Project- Mestral 1/5*
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    AviTrekAviTrek ✭✭✭✭✭
    but is giving out your age not violating privacy in itself?

    And to be clear, asking for your age or any information is not violating privacy. What a company does with the information may violate privacy. So companies want to minimize what they collect to avoid those issues.
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    W.W. CarlisleW.W. Carlisle ✭✭✭✭✭
    I could see age being used to tailor ads, like certain games not being appropriate for younger players. Then again I keep getting them in Spanish, so what's the point really?
    W.W. CarlislePlayed since January 20, 2019Captain Level- 99 (May 9, 2022)VIP 14Crew Quarters: 485/485Most recent/Lowest- Anbo-jyutsu Kyle Riker (1/5* Lvl 30) 5/29/23Immortalized x-866 5* x184, 4* x 490, 3* x91, 2* x62, and 1* x27Most recent Immortal - Tearful Janeway 4* 5/25/23Current non-event project- Improving my Science base skill. Retrieval Project- Mestral 1/5*
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    Sulu's HusbandSulu's Husband ✭✭✭✭✭
    People here will complain about anything. Go to any website that promotes an alcoholic beverage and you will see something similar. I suspect since there are in game purchases that can be made with real currency, they have put this in place for players to enter a whopping one time and there is nothing preventing you from entering inaccurate info.
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    I could see age being used to tailor ads, like certain games not being appropriate for younger players. Then again I keep getting them in Spanish, so what's the point really?

    Your post made me chuckle :smile:
    “What's a knockout like you doing in a computer-generated gin joint like this?”

    Proud member of Patterns of Force
    Captain Level 99
    Played since January 2017

    TP: Do better!!!
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    ChaosChildChaosChild ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why not just a simple, “Are you 18 or older” question with basic “yes” and “no” answer boxes?

    Presumably because different countries have different legal requirements so a simple 18+ isn't going to be sufficient everywhere. The alternative would be to tailor the question based on the user's location but that seems like it would be a lot more work and also prone to more problems. This option is simple, straightforward and universal.
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    DavideBooksDavideBooks ✭✭✭✭✭
    So if I say I'm 13, I get better ads?
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    So if I say I'm 13, I get better ads?

    No. If you're on Apple you get booted.

    (kidding - but the IOS app store does have the game rated at 17!).

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/star-trek-timelines/id1001250333
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