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Hmm... This is interesting.. Any feedback from players?

 

WARNING TO THOSE THAT USE A BOT PROGRAM OR CHARLES:  I have been told that if you are using a bot program or charles when this pops up they will be able to tell which program YOU used before the crash

 

 

 

Click on Learn more. The pop up below will show up.

 

 

HUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!  OR WAS THAT SEVERAL.... Laughing  AND LET THE WITCH HUNT BEGIN!!  If your LUCKY... You may come across this pop up!!  Foot in Mouth

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Click on THE PRIVACY POLICY  You will be redirected to Zynga Privacy Policy Page.  Which we have all read diligently.  Foot in Mouth  (It's actually a good read if your bored.)


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(Last updated on September 30, 2011)

 

Zynga's Privacy Policy is designed to provide clarity about the information we collect and how we use it to provide a better social gaming experience. By accepting our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service in registration or game installation, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Zynga has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this Privacy Policy and the practices it describes have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to advance online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark (seal) and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us as described in Section 14 ("Contact Us"). If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here and submit a watchdog complaint. When submitting a watchdog complaint, please put www.zynga.com as the website and note the game and/or feature within the details.

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The TRUSTe program only covers information that is collected through Zynga websites and applications (games), and does not cover information that may be collected through any software downloaded from Zynga websites.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Information We Collect
  3. How We Collect Information About You
  4. How We Use the Information We Collect
  5. Sharing of Your Information
  6. Our Policies Concerning Children
  7. How to Access and Update Your Information
  8. Your Sharing and Messaging Options
  9. International Operations and Transfers out of Switzerland and the EEA
  10. Privacy Policies of Linked Sites and Advertisers
  11. Security of Your Information
  12. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
  13. Your California Privacy Rights
  14. Contact Us

1.  Introduction

Zynga develops and publishes social games for the web and mobile devices including FarmVille, CityVille, Empires & Allies and Words With Friends (the “Service”). In this policy, "Zynga" refers to Zynga Inc. and its Affiliates, which shall mean subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership. We may also refer to Zynga as "We" or "Us". Personal data of users that reside outside of the United States is jointly controlled by Zynga Game Ireland Ltd. and Zynga Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

This Privacy Policy describes:

  • the information We collect, how We do so and the purposes of our collection
  • how We use and with whom We share such information
  • how you can access and update such information
  • the choices you can make about how We collect, use and share your information
  • how We protect the information We store about you

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our collection and use of information, please contact us as described in Section 14 ("Contact Us").

If you access our games from a third party Social Networking Site ("SNS"), you may be required to also read and accept the SNS Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

 

2.  Information We Collect

Information about You Received from an SNS

When you use any Zynga game at an SNS such as Facebook or Google +, where our games may also be referred to as “applications”, you allow Zynga to access certain information from your profile for that site. The information you allow Zynga to access varies by game and SNS, and it is affected by the privacy settings you establish at the SNS. You can control and find out more about these settings at the SNS where you play our games. For example, Zynga may access and store some or all of the following information, as allowed by you, the SNS and your preferences:

  • your first and last name
  • your profile picture or its URL
  • your user ID number, which is linked to publicly available information such as name and profile photo
  • the user ID numbers for your friends that are also connected to our game(s)
  • the login e-mail you provided to that SNS when you registered
  • your physical location and that of your access devices
  • your gender
  • your birthday

By playing a Zynga game through an SNS, you are authorizing Zynga to collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information that you agreed the SNS could provide to Zynga through the SNS Application Programming Interface ("API"). Your agreement takes place when you "accept" or "allow" (or similar terms) one of our applications on an SNS.

Information We Collect from You Directly

When you interact with the Service (whether or not on an SNS), at www.Zynga.com, or any Zynga-owned website, We may collect and store information from you directly as described below:

Registration Information

We may allow you to “register” with Us by using Facebook Connect or other SNS authentication options to create an account or profile within the Service. We may also provide a more typical registration flow where you may be required to provide the following information: your age or birthday (for age screening and/or to better understand who our users are); your first and last names; your e-mail address; a password and other information that helps Us confirm that it is you accessing your account.

We may also offer you the option to complete a user profile that is visible to other Zynga users. Your user profile may include: a profile photo; one or more game username(s); your gender; biographic details that you provide; links to your profiles on various SNS; details about the games you play; and a Zynga user ID number that is created by Zynga and used to identify your profile.

The Zynga user ID number used to identify your account and profile will be public and will appear in the URL of your profile page, but will only permit access to information that is considered public or that you have designated as public in your settings.

Your first and last names and profile picture are considered "public" on Zynga websites that offer direct access to Zynga games and search engines may index this publicly available information. When We offer profiles, We will also offer functionality that allows you to opt-out of public indexing of your public profile information.

We may also offer you the ability to import your address book contacts or manually enter e-mail addresses so that you can (i) locate your contacts on Zynga; and (ii) invite those contacts to join you in our games. We will store those contacts for purposes of helping you and your contacts make connections on our site. If you do not want your contacts stored just follow the instructions available at the "Learn More" link. Passwords provided to Zynga for the purpose of accessing your address book will not be stored.

Information We Receive or Collect When You Access Zynga Games on a Mobile Device

If you play Zynga games on your mobile telephone or other mobile device, including iPads and tablets, We collect your mobile device identifier and IP Address. In certain games We will create and assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may collect the name you have associated with your device, device type, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide, such as user name, character name, geo-location or e-mail address. We may also access your contacts to enable you to invite friends to join you in the Service.

Payment Information

If you purchase a license to use in-game virtual currency or virtual items directly from Zynga, We will collect the billing and financial information necessary to process your charges, which may include your postal and e-mail addresses. Zynga may also receive the billing and payment information that you provide when your purchase is processed by another party, such as Facebook (for Facebook Credits) or Apple (for purchases on iOS devices). Our Terms of Service explain our policies and terms relevant to our charges and billing practices. Please note that purchases of third party credits or currencies like Facebook Credits may also be subject to additional policies.

Customer Support Correspondence

When you ask for assistance from our Customer Support team, We will collect and store the contact information you provide (generally your name and e-mail address), information about your game play or activity on the Service, and your user ID number. We will also store the correspondence and any information contained within.

SMS Notifications, Push Notifications & Local Notifications

We receive and store the information you provide, including your telephone number, when you sign up to have SMS notifications sent directly to your mobile phone. These messages notify you of in-game activity and may allow you to play the game from your phone. For example, two-way SMS notifications for Mafia Wars allow you to do jobs, fight, and collect virtual money in the game. You can adjust the types of notifications you receive and when you receive them by editing your SMS notification settings; just log in to your game account and choose SMS mobile from the Help menu.

With your consent We may send push notifications to your mobile device to provide game updates and other relevant messages. You can manage push notifications from the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game. You may also be able to manage them from your device’s settings page for the relevant game.

We may send local notifications to your mobile device to provide game updates and other relevant information. You can manage local notifications from the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game.

Technical and Usage Information

When you access our websites or play our games, We collect (i) certain technical information about your mobile device or computer system, including IP Address and mobile device ID; and (ii) usage statistics about your interactions with the Service. This information is typically collected through the use of server log files or web log files (“Log Files”), mobile device software development kits and tracking technologies like browser cookies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information. Some of the cookies the Service places on your computer are linked to your user ID number(s). For more information on how We utilize cookies and other tracking technologies please review the "Cookies and Automated Information Collection" portion of Section 3 ("How We Collect Information about You").

Game Toolbars or Game Bars

You may have the opportunity to download and install a Zynga branded toolbar (the "Toolbar") when playing various games. As the Toolbar is improved, it will be automatically updated on your browser. The Toolbar itself does not collect personal information, but there are some features within the Toolbar that may allow you to provide personal information (e.g. Contact form, Tell-a-friend). Additionally, We may keep statistics regarding toolbar use on an aggregated basis. For more info on the Toolbar and instructions for installing and uninstalling go here. The Toolbar is based on technology provided by Conduit, a third party, whose privacy policy is available here.

 

3.   How We Collect Information about You

We may collect information about you in any one or more of the following ways:

Information about Players and Play

When you play one of our games, Zynga collects and stores certain information that you provide directly or through the SNS or other third party website that is offering our game(s). To provide a richer game play and social experience, We also collect information about your play and interaction with other players and the Service. The bulk of this information is collected and stored through the use of Log Files, which are files on our web servers that record actions taken on our games and websites.

Communications Features

You may be able to take part in certain activities on our websites or games that give you the opportunity to communicate or share information not just with Zynga, but also with other users of our Service. These include:

  • participating in player forums and message boards
  • posting public comments to other users' profiles or gameboards
  • sending private messages or invitations to other users, either directly on our websites or to their e-mail accounts
  • chat with other users
  • posting photos

We may record and store archives of these communications on Zynga's servers to protect the safety and well being of our users and Zynga's rights and property in connection with the service. You acknowledge and consent to the recording and storage of such communications for these purposes.

Cookies and Automated Information Collection

When you access the Service, We collect certain technical information in order to (i) analyze the usage of our sites and services; (ii) provide a more personalized experience; and (iii) manage advertising. We and service providers acting on our behalf, such as Google Analytics, use Log Files and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information, including cookies, IP addresses, device type, device identifiers, browser types, browser language, referring and exit pages, and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, game state and the date and time of activity on our websites or games, and other similar information. In some cases, We will associate this information with your user ID number for our internal use.

We may also employ other technologies including (i) web beacons, which allow Us to know if a certain page was visited or whether an e-mail was opened; (ii) tracking pixels, which allow Us to advertise more efficiently by excluding our current users from certain promotional messages, identifying the source of a new installation or delivering ads to you on other websites; and (iii) local shared objects also known as flash cookies, which help Us to prevent fraud, remember your in-game preferences and speed up load times.

You can set your web browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer or limit the type of cookies you allow. Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies and cookie management tools available in a web browser may not remove flash cookies. To learn more about and manage flash cookies you can visit adobe.com and make changes at the privacy settings panel. If you disable cookies, you may lose some of the features and functionality of playing our games, as Zynga cookies are necessary to track and enhance your game activities. Please note that companies delivering advertisements in our games or on our websites may also use cookies or other technologies, and those practices are subject to their own policies.

Other Sources

We may collect or receive information from other sources including (i) other Zynga users who choose to upload their email contacts; and (ii) third party information providers. This information will be used to supplement your profile - primarily to help you and your friends connect. It will be combined with other information We collect.

 

4. How We Use the Information We Collect

In general, We collect, store and use your information to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. For example, We may use information collected from you in any one or more of the following ways:

  • to create your game accounts and allow play of our games
  • to identify and suggest connections with other Zynga users
  • to enable user-to-user communications
  • to provide technical support and respond to user inquiries
  • to prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Service
  • to deliver and target advertising
  • to notify users of in-game updates
  • to provide in-game leader boards and promote in-game player achievements
  • to solicit input and feedback to improve Zynga products and services and customize your user experience
  • to inform users about new products or promotional offers
  • to engage in commonly accepted practices, such as contacting you at the email address We have on file if you are a potential winner in a sweepstakes

One important use of your information is communication. If you have provided your e-mail address to Zynga, We'll use it to respond to (i) customer support inquiries, and (ii) keep you informed of your in-game activity, including comments from friends, notifications about in-game status such as "crops ready" as well as notifications of gift and neighbor requests. Some messages, such as invites for friends to join you in a game, may include your name and profile photo. We may also send promotional e-mail messages and promotional SMS messages ("Promotional Communications") directly or in partnership with parties other than Zynga. Each Promotional Communication will generally offer recipients choices about receiving additional messages.

 

5.  Sharing of Your Information

We will share your information (in some cases personal information) with third parties, that is parties other than Zynga, in the following circumstances:

Third Party Service Providers

We will provide your information to third party companies to perform services on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, e-mail delivery, hosting services, customer service and to assist Us in our marketing efforts. We direct all such third party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them and to not use your information for any purpose other than to provide services on Zynga's behalf.

Friends and Other Zynga Players

The Service supports and may encourage interaction among players. In most Zynga games your SNS friends will see your name, profile photo and descriptions of your game activity. In many Zynga games friends and other players will be able to see your game profile, which may include your name or a “game name” and your profile photo, which in certain cases can reveal your SNS User ID number or Zynga ID. For example, in Zynga Poker any other player may encounter your game profile, if you are playing at the same table. Access to a Zynga ID or your SNS User ID may allow others to view the public information associated with your related SNS or Zynga account. Other players may also be able to send you game requests or even friend requests through the related SNS’ communication channels.

Advertising of Third Party Products and Services

We do not actively share personal information with third party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes unless you give Us your consent.

We may share (i) aggregated information (information about you and other users collectively, but not specifically identifiable to you); (ii) anonymous information; and (iii) certain technical information (including IP Addresses and mobile device IDs) to develop and deliver targeted advertising in the Service and on the websites of third parties. We may also allow advertisers to collect these types of information within the Service and they may share it with Us. Advertisers may collect this information through the use of tracking technologies like browser cookies and web beacons. The information collected may be used to offer you targeted ad-selection and delivery in order to personalize your user experience by ensuring that advertisements for products and services you see will appeal to you, a practice known as behavioral advertising, and to undertake web analytics (i.e. to analyze traffic and other end user activity to improve your experience). To learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising for participating ad networks, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance.

To learn more about how you might receive interest based ads for Zynga products and your choices go here

Our collection, use, and disclosure of anonymous or aggregated information are not subject to any of the restrictions in this Privacy Policy.

Offer Walls

Zynga games or their purchase pages may display an "offer wall" that is hosted by an offer wall provider. The offer wall allows third party advertisers to provide virtual currency to users in exchange for interacting with an advertisement or for completing a marketing offer that may include signing up for an account with one of those advertisers. These are not offers made by Zynga. These offers may be displayed to you based on certain technical information, such as your geographic area or anonymous demographic information. After clicking on one of these advertisements, you will no longer be on a site hosted by Zynga or a partnering SNS. To properly credit user accounts and to prevent fraud, a unique identifier, in some cases your user ID number, will be shared with the offer wall provider.

Safety, Security and Compliance with Law

Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications (including without limitation chat text, voice communications, IP addresses and your personal information) may be accessed and monitored as necessary to provide the Service and may be disclosed: (i) when We have a good faith belief that We are required to disclose the information in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); (ii) to satisfy any applicable laws or regulations (iii) where We believe that the Service is being used in the commission of a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to exchange information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; (iv) when We have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person or the public generally; and (v) in order to protect the rights or property of Zynga, including to enforce our Terms of Service.

Sale or Merger

In the event that Zynga undergoes a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, We may transfer all of your information, including personal information, to the successor organization in such transition. If material changes to Zynga's privacy practices will occur as a result of the business transition, We will notify you and other users (in the manner described in Section 12) of the business transition prior to transferring your personal information.

 

6.  Our Policies Concerning Children

Our websites and games are not intended for children under the age of 13 and We do not knowingly collect any personal information from such children. Children under the age of 13 should not use our websites or games at any time. In the event that We learn that We have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, We will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.

 

7.  How to Access and Update Your Information

Information We Receive From an SNS Where You Play Our Games

To manage the information Zynga receives about you from an SNS where you play our games, you will need to follow the instructions at that site for updating your information and changing your privacy settings. The privacy management tools for applications on Facebook can be found here. The privacy management tools for Google + can be found here. You can manage certain aspects of information collection and use by going to the settings of your (mobile) device and reviewing the permissions of each application.

Once Zynga receives your information from an SNS, that information is stored and used by Zynga in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and you may access and update that information as described below. Game or other accounts created with Zynga are considered active until We receive a user request to delete them or deactivate them.

Other Methods of Accessing and Controlling your Information

  • If you no longer want Zynga to make active use of your information, you may send an e-mail to privacy@zynga.com. Place "Delete My Account" in the subject line and include your first name, last name, e-mail address and user ID number for the SNS from which you access our games (if applicable) in the body of the e-mail. We will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. Please note that certain records, for example those pertaining to payments or customer service matters, will be retained for legal and accounting purposes. If you have sent or posted content on the Service, We may not be able to delete it.
  • If you wish to review or change the information Zynga has about you, e-mail Us at the address provided herein.
  • You may change your e-mail preferences at any time, by visiting your e-mail preference page.
  • You can turn off push notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game. You can turn off local notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game.
  • You can stop further use of your geo-location (for example through “check-ins”) by visiting your device's settings for the relevant application or the “settings” page for the relevant game. You can also stop checking in.
  • If you have additional questions about this Privacy Policy, contact Us at privacy@zynga.com.

 

8. Your Sharing and Messaging Options

Information We Receive from Third Party SNS Where You play a Zynga Game

If you play our games at a third-party SNS, Zynga will be able to access and store profile and other information about you as described above. The categories of information you share with Us will depend, in part, on the permissions you grant Us and the privacy settings you have established at the SNS where you access the application. Zynga does not offer an "opt out" option for specific fields that are shared by the SNS where you access and play the game(s).

Opting out of Promotional Communications

You can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional e-mails from Zynga by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in any such e-mail, or visiting the e-mail preference page. Please note that once We receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. Your unsubscribe or e-mail preference change will be processed promptly, and in no event longer than 10 business days.

Opting Out of Other Communications

You can opt out of receiving SMS messages by texting STOP to the number We send from for that particular SMS program. In some cases a preference management page will also be available under the "Help" menu of the game that is offering the SMS program. When We receive an opt-out message from you for SMS messages, We may send a message confirming our receipt of your opt-out.

When you install our apps on your mobile device you can choose to receive push notifications. You can turn off push notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game. You may also receive local notifications. You can turn off local notifications by visiting the “options” or “settings” page within the relevant game.

Note that if you opt-out of our Promotional Communications or other forms of communication, We may still e-mail or communicate with you from time to time if We need to provide you with information or if We need to request information from you with respect to a transaction initiated by you or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons.

 

9. International Operations and Transfers out of Switzerland and the EEA

Personal data of users that reside outside of the United States is jointly controlled by Zynga Game Ireland Ltd. and Zynga Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

As part of our international operations, We may transfer data to our Affiliates from time to time for our legitimate business purposes. For example, Zynga Inc. provides certain services to its Affiliates (which shall mean subsidiaries, parent companies, joint ventures and other corporate entities under common ownership).

Zynga stores information about site visitors and players on servers located in the United States, and Zynga may also store such information on servers and equipment in other countries. Personal data collected within Switzerland and the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of Switzerland and the EEA. The data We hold may also be processed by employees operating outside of Switzerland and the EEA who work for Us or one of our Affiliates or for one of our vendors. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, (i) the processing of transactions and your payment details and (ii) the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data or playing Zynga games, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Zynga Inc. complies with the Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of online user data from the European Union and Switzerland. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Zynga Inc. is a participant in the TRUSTe Safe Harbor Program. If you have reported data privacy concerns to Zynga and do not feel they have been adequately addressed, you may contact TRUSTe at http://watchdog.truste.com/pvr.php?page=complaint.

 

10.  Privacy Policies of Linked Sites and Advertisers

Our websites and games may contain advertisements from companies other than Zynga that may link to their own websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you have any questions about how these other websites use your information, you should review their policies and contact them directly.

 

11.  Security of Your Information

Zynga implements reasonable security measures to protect the security of your information both online and offline, and We are committed to the protection of customer information.

For user accounts registered directly with Zynga profile information is protected by the password each member uses to access their online account. It is important that you protect and maintain the security of your account and that you immediately notify Us of any unauthorized use of your account. If you forget the password to your Zynga account, the website allows you to request that instructions be sent to you that explain how to reset your password. When you sign into your account or enter payment information (such as a credit card number when purchasing virtual currency), We encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology ("SSL").

While We take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our websites and our customer databases and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure, and We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your account password), and to log out of your account after use. If your SNS account is hacked, this may lead to unauthorized play of your Zynga games, so be careful to keep your account information secure. If you have questions about the security of our websites, please contact Us at privacy@zynga.com.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although We strive to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data while it is being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent unauthorized access.

 

12. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If We decide to make material changes to our Privacy Policy, We will notify you and other users by placing a notice on Zynga.com or by sending you a notice to the e-mail address We have on file for you. We may supplement this process by placing notices in our games and on other Zynga websites. You should periodically check www.zynga.com and this privacy page for updates.

 

13. Your California Privacy Rights

We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure, typically by "opting in" to receive information from a third party that is participating in a sweepstakes or other promotion on one of our sites. If you do ask Us to share your personal information with a third party for its marketing purposes, We will only share information in connection with that specific promotion, as We do not share information with any third party (other than our service providers) on a continual basis. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personal information on one of our sites.

Right to Access

Users in certain jurisdictions have a right to access personal information held about themselves. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with applicable law. Please submit any requests for access to your personal data in writing to privacy@zynga.com.

 

14.  Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or practices, please send an e-mail to privacy@zynga.com. All other inquiries should be directed to Zynga's Support Page.

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With all the millions of Farmville quests now in the game and the fact that half of the requests for parts do not even show up on the feeds, you must have an app like GU in order to at least try to get a few levels of the quests done.
Case in point, I have asked for parts for the Winter Wonderland farm and I haven't received one thing even through GU! The only reason I can deduce from reading Zynga's forum is most people are having difficulty getting their requests to their walls.
I must agree with Anna Kozy, if I can't have GU then I am gone and so is my little stash of disposable income.

Recently I have lost 7 neighbors because they are using a Facebook app that run everyone in their friends list or whatever and checks them against lists for the snag or bonus grabbing 3rd party apps out there.

I was told by one of those 7 neighbors the following, "You are a cheating, cheater and you should not be allowed to play Farmville because you are a dishonest, cheating person."
Goodness, such language!

I don't care what these people say. I may have lost 7 but over the same week I have gained 6 more. So no big loss. I am keeping my GU!

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At least it shows up in the same situation as Out Of Sync, when I accidentally open the farm in 2 tabs, for example
Someone has seen the old good Out Of Sync recently? It's gone, eh, disappeared?

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This is an improved version of "out of sync" message, I think... better pictures, nothing else

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I haven't been able to play for a day, but I got this popup starting today. I'm using Google Chrome. I don't have a game bar installed, and I don't use game-enhancing tools. It's very frustrating!

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ive been getting that a lot as well and i dont know why

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not good Albar not good...

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I Am So Scared ... By Mistakely Clicked on it and when i refreshed it had "unwither ring " on the end on the link :O i got the ring from bot ..... sooo scared

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You need to contact them by chat. There is a sticky at the top of the fv forum telling you how.

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I get this message several times a day.... I have written zynga and got no replay.. because everytime I get it, even though I choose not now, I am loosing 3 - 4 farmcash. they just disappear after the system reboots...... If this is really from Zynga, what a crummy way to take back the farmcash that I have already paid real cash for...

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I got this message before I even had a snag bar ..I had absolutely nothing ..so Im not worried about their lil post all its really doing is saying "BOO!!" as far as Im concerned big whoopie

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well then nothing has realy changed other than a crash report..

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No, the message appears when the game is ABOUT to crash, but BEFORE crash. That´s why sometimes it seems like it pops out to the totally good game and reloads it. But it´s not true - the game state is already incorrect. Then the game reloads and hopefully it is in a good state... If you dont want the report to be sent, simply click "not now" or "no", what is the other button called? It should do the trick

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The main excuse of Snag Bar is just that it eliminates a routine part, but does not interfere with your spending patterns in REAL money. Well, and lets be honest, doesnt prevent you from getting addicted. The in-game bots do interfere with spending real money ( because they can level up too fast ), and convert the game into a programming excercise. As a result, you lose the urge to pay, so diligently created by Zynga

That is all that matters, if you spend more or less dollars as a result

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I've rec'd it a few times when I've crashed & then not at times when I've crashed ... ummmm

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I have just refreshed the game.. by clicking play.. and it will refresh with out clicking on anything.. Its going to refresh the game anyways.. That has worked for me..

 

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when this message appears how we could close it? There is not a X button on it. And if someone clicks "Not now" the game is reloading and the same message appears again...

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All very interesting read and good to know.. I remember a year ago.. they tried to pull something like this.. when you logged into the zynga site to play Farmville it could tell what was on your system.. Some kind of detection. It recognized as they called it "illegal software"  and a message came up.. That is when we loaded the FV tool bar to keep track of your harvest......... I know I took mine off got sick and tired of looking up at the time clock.. but then again a lot has changed since then.  I think at that point a year ago we were not even allowed to communicate with other sites other than their approved sites.. was crazy.. just thinking of the hate mail we all got from joining gu.. yes things have changed a lot.. Have to admit if you do crash when using the bot or charles and click ok.. well you deserve to get kicked out if caught.. but then again accidents do happen.. 

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The following is taken from Zynga's "Term's of Service: 1.9. License Limitations"

CHEATING AND HACKING - You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

d. Use cheats, exploits, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any unauthorized third party software designed to modify or interfere with the Service or any Zynga game experience;
e. Use the Service in order to design or assist in the design of cheats, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any other unauthorized third party software designed to modify or interfere with the Service or any Zynga game experience;
f. Without Zynga’s express written consent, modify or cause to be modified any files that are a part of the Service;
g. Disrupt, overburden, or aid or assist in the disruption or overburdening of (1) any computer or server used to offer or support the Service or any Zynga game environment (each a "Server"); or (2) the enjoyment of the Service or any Zynga game by any other person;
h. Institute, assist or become involved in any type of attack, including without limitation distribution of a virus, denial of service attacks upon the Service, or other attempts to disrupt the Service or any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Service; or
i. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, Accounts registered to others or to the computers, Servers, or networks connected to the Service by any means other than the user interface provided by Zynga, including but not limited to, by circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person to circumvent or modify, any security, technology, device, or software that is part of the Service;

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Now, we all know that Snag Bar scans our FACEBOOK wall/feeds for items posted by our Farmville neighbors. So, I'd assume this a non-issue (but we all know where assuming gets us). However, this does create a concern for those who use bots that interfere with the game directly. But as someone said, just click "not now".

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As for the snag bar... Well, if Zynga bans snagbar, I guess I will leave Farmville. I cant live in Facebook watching streams.

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Well, maximum they can tell is that I received a strange response from the server and my firefox has charles plugin (probably). From there they may make certain conclusions, but they will only remain their imagination... In theory, they cannot punish me for HAVING INSTALLED charles, nor for receiving bad responses from the server... Although they are of course God Almighty in the game and practically can ban me just because they want to do it, no other reason needed. But if the ban me, I will stop spending money for they game, I doubt it's in their benefit... I'd rather say it's in their benefit to let me use any hacking devices, so far as I still give them a little euros from time to time (and I do)...

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