Privacy Policy

Effective date: July 29, 2018

Where is Xur? (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website and the Where is Xur? mobile application (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device (“Usage Data”).

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Where is Xur? uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Where is Xur? will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Where is Xur? may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Where is Xur?
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Admob:

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy

  • Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy

  • Firebase:

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://firebase.google.com/support/privacy/

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: crocusgames@gmail.com
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Android Client Caught Up!

Hello Guardians,

Two weeks ago; I promised to bring the new features of iOS version to the dear Android users as soon as possible. Well, here you go.

Let’s first remember what the new additions to the app were:

  • Enriched Notifications: You will now receive notifications when the Guardian Wishlist voting is open for you. No more forgetting to vote for your favourite exotic item.
  • In-app Purchases to Remove Ads: You are now presented the option to upgrade to premium in case you want to use the app ad-free. Please note that this is completely optional. You can still use Where is Xur? FREE of charge; the way you are used to.
  • Stability Improvement for Android 6.x (Marshmallow): A small fraction of our friends on the latest and coolest version of Android had some problems launching the app on their brand new phones. Now these problems have mostly disappeared.

What now?

Well, as I always do after major updates; I will be analysing the data coming from both iOS and Android clients for a while to see if things are going OK or not. (They look great for now!)

After that; I will be focusing on some new additions to the app -without disturbing the simplicity of the app, of course. The replies to the post I created on reddit clearly stated that everyone was satisfied with the current situation of the app and I do not intent to change that.

See you on the next update.

Guardian Wishlist Statistics and the Gjallarhorn Issue

Hello Guardians,

Since its introduction in March 24; the Guardian Wishlist feature of the Where is Xur? app has been welcomed by you dear Guardians.

Though the voting itself does not have an effect on what Xur actually brings the next week; it is a fun way to keep track of what you want Xur Almighty to bring and see what the majority expects and wishes him to bring.

Today I will share some statistics of the wishlist votes. This is purely for entertainment purposes and for people like me who like to play around with numbers.

But first let’s talk about the “Gjallarhorn Issue” and my suggestion to solve this problem.

The Gjallarhorn Issue

Everybody loves Gjallarhorn. Everybody wants a Gjallarhorn. It is simply the best gun in the game. It reduces the most challenging encounters into a child’s play.

It is also infamous for evading people for months. That naturally makes it also the most wanted weapon in Guardian Wishlist.

The problem is that; since the day Guardian Wishlist has been available; it has been the #1 weapon. This has not changed even once with its amazing percentage of 24-25% stable every week. However, this also makes it boring and unfair for all those other people who voted for other guns. They are never able to see how many votes other guns are getting.

So what is the solution? The solution is simple: we kill the Batman.

Nope; that’s not the solution. The solution is to make the items with the most items clickable so that it will take us to another page where we will be able to see the top 5 items of that category. Gjallarhorn may sit on the top for how long it pleases; but we will be able to see how good are the other guns performing, too. This is the first thing on my to-do list; but I don’t have an ETA at the moment.

“But wait. Bungie stated that Xur will never sell Gjallarhorn again. Why don’t you just take it off the list?”

This is the most common comment I am getting on Instagram and from Google Play user reviews.

This is wrong!

Bungie has never officially stated that Xur will never sell Gjallarhorn again. At most, they -may- have implied it. Why would they? Why would they deliberately kill the hopes of people who are waiting for this weapon? Why would they make people hopeless for this weapon and let the quit the game on purpose?

Besides, with the new nerf wave; Ghorn is getting a nerf. We don’t know how a game-changing nerf it will be; but I am sure that it will be a harsh one; because Bungie is unhappy that everyone is just Gjallarhorn’ing everything, instead of playing the encounters the way they design them to be played. I am 99,99% sure that after the nerf hits, Gjallarhorn will be brought by Xur in a couple of months. Wasn’t this the case with Suros Regime?

This is all about Yolohorn. Now let’s see some statistics.

Guardian Wishlist Statistics (As of 07/18/2015)

General

  • Total number of Votes Cast: 829.595
    • Weapon Votes Cast: 264.799 (32%)
    • Warlock Votes Cast: 195.283 (24%)
    • Hunter Votes Cast: 192.310 (23%)
    • Titan Votes Cast: 177.126 (21%)
  • Day of Week with Least Votes Cast: Wednesday
  • Day of Week with Most Votes Cast: Thursday
  • Average Votes per Day: 7.091
  • Most Votes Cast in One Day: 25.196
  • Android Votes: 596.663 (72%)
  • iOS Votes: 233.013 (28%)

Demographics

  • Top 10 Countries with the Most Sessions Started:
    1. United States: 63,02%
    2. United Kingdom: 7,10%
    3. Germany: 10,314%
    4. Canada: 3,82%
    5. Italy: 3,11%
    6. Brazil: 2,56%
    7. France: 2,33%
    8. Mexico: 1,70%
    9. Australia: 1,31%
    10. Spain: 1,20%
  • Top 10 Cities with the Most Sessions Started:
    1. London: 1,72%
    2. New York: 1,64%
    3. Houston: 1,44%
    4. Los Angeles: 1,32%
    5. Dallas: 1,24%
    6. Chicago: 1,20%
    7. Atlanta: 0,83%
    8. Milan: 0,69%
    9. Sao Paulo: 0,64%
    10. San Francisco:  0,63%
  • Top 10 Items with the Most Votes (Regardless of their Category)
    1. Gjallarhorn: 71.496 (8,62%)
    2. Ice Breaker: 41.173 (4,96%)
    3. Mask of the Third Man: 39.314 (4,73%)
    4. Helm of Saint-14: 38.308 (4,62%)
    5. Light Beyond Nemesis: 35.124 (4,23%)
    6. Obsidian Mind: 34.560 (4,17%)
    7. Don’t Touch Me: 26.799 (3,23%)
    8. Skull of Dire Ahamkara: 25.426 (3,07%)
    9. Radiant Dance Machines: 23.512 (2,83%)
    10. Sunbreakers: 23.371 (2,83%)
  • Top 10 Items for Weapons (Total Number of Votes: 264.799)
    1. Gjallarhorn: 71.496 (8,62%)
    2. Ice Breaker: 41.173 (4,96%)
    3. Hawkmoon: 23.366 (8,82%)
    4. The Last Word: 21.537 (8,13%)
    5. Red Death: 18.166 (6,86%)
    6. Suros Regime: 16.954 (6,40%)
    7. The 4th Horseman: 10.570 (3,99%)
    8. Monte Carlo: 10.253 (3,87%)
    9. Patience and Time: 9.114 (3,44%)
    10. No Land Beyond: 8.798 (3,32%) – Trolls 🙂
  • Top 10 Items for Titans
    1. Helm of Saint-14: 38.308 (21.63%)
    2. The Glasshouse: 22.956 (12,96%)
    3. Helm of Inmost Light: 21.447 (12,11%)
    4. Ruin Wings: 21.295 (12,02%)
    5. The Armamentarium (19,513%)
    6. Crest of Alpha Lupi: 13.067 (7,38%)
    7. No Back-up Plans: 12.325 (6,96%)
    8. An Insurmountable Skullfort: 12.045 (6,80%)
    9. MK. 44 Stand Asides: 9.322 (5,26%)
    10. ACD/0 Feedback Fence: 3,500 (1,98%)
  • Top 10 Items for Hunters
    1. Mask of the Third Man: 39.314 (20,44%)
    2. Don’t Touch Me: 26.799 (13,94%)
    3. Radiant Dance Machines: 23.512 (12,23%)
    4. Young Ahamkara’s Spine: 20.997 (10,92%)
    5. Achlyophage Symbiote: 19.360 (10,07%)
    6. ATS/8 Arachnid: 13.675 (7,11%)
    7. Crest of Alpha Lupi: 13.542 (7,04%)
    8. Knucklehead Radar: 11.974 (6,23%)
    9. Lucky Raspberry: 10.916 (5,68%)
    10. Bones of Eao: 5.484 (2,85%)
  • Top 10 Items for Warlocks
    1. Light Beyond Nemesis: 35.124 (17,99%)
    2. Obsidian Mind: 34.560 (17,70%)
    3. Skull of Dire Ahamkara: 25.426 (13,02%)
    4. Sunbreakers: 23.371 (11.97%)
    5. Claws of Ahamkara: 15.461 (7,92%)
    6. Voidfang Vestments: 15.056 (7,71%)
    7. Starfire Protocol: 12,763 (6,54%)
    8. Apotheosis Veil: 11.271 (5,77%)
    9. Heart of Praxic Fire: 10.523 (5,39%)
    10. The Ram: 8.178 (4.19%)

New iOS & Android Versions for House of Wolves, Force Update, Vestian Outpost (aka Queen’s Bay) Map and Future Plans

Hello Guardians,

The House of Wolves DLC is bringing some critical changes to Xur:

  1. Xur can now spawn in the new social zone; Vestian Outpost
  2. Xur will no longer offer item upgrades

To prepare for these changes; I have made modifications in the app. The updated versions for Android and iOS clients are now live and ready to download / update.

Please note that because these changes are critical; I issued a force update; meaning that you will have to update your app to the latest version before you can use Where is Xur? any further. Please update your app as soon as possible.

To show Xur’s location at Vestian Outpost; we naturally need a map of the place. However, there is currently no map available for the new social zone; hence I had to draw one myself. It might not be perfect; (the proportions and etc) however it is more than enough for our purposes and to navigate around Vestian Outpost. Here is how it will look in the app:

Vestian Outpost Map. Click to see a larger version.

And finally, let’s talk about the future plans. Currently; there are two urgent matters to be addressed:

  1. Some of the new House of Wolves exotics are missing icons
  2. All of House of Wolves exotics are missing from Guardian Wishlist

I am currently working on these improvements and will release the proper updates as soon as possible.

Keep checking back.