- the Personal Information we collect & how we collect it;
- how we use the Personal Information, how we store it & who we share it with; and
- how you can update your Personal Information & find out what Personal Information we hold about you.
Personal Information We Collect
Personal Information provided by you Directly
We may collect and process the following personal and non-personal information directly from you on our websites and/or during your use of our Services:
- Contact Information: Personal Information that you provide to us when you sign up to receive our newsletter (such as your name and your email address).
- User Profile Information: Personal Information that you supply when creating a user profile for playing a game (such as a photograph of yourself, your profile or game name, your occupation and any other personal information that you choose to provide such as your interests, your game preferences etc).
- User Support Information: If you contact us for technical or customer support, we will keep a record of your name, contact details (such as email address or telephone number), a record of your call and/or correspondence along with a note of the games or issues relevant to your call.
- Contests & Promotions Information: If you enter any of our on-line contests, promotions or loyalty programs, we will collect Personal Information (such as your name, email address, postal address, birthday and contact phone numbers) in order to register you in the contest, promotion or loyalty program.
- Technical and Usage Information: When you access the Services or our websites, we collect technical information such as details about your computer system and details of your visits to our websites including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access. This information is collected through tracking and analytics technologies including cookies. Please see the “IP Addresses and Cookies” section below to learn more about this.
- Personal Information received from a Social Networking Site (“SNS”): When you access our Services as an “app” or “application” through an SNS (such as Facebook), you grant us access to certain Personal Information from your profile with that SNS. The extent of the Personal Information that we access varies for each game and SNS and will also be governed by the “Privacy Settings” you choose when you establish your account with the SNS. Please note that we have no control over what “Privacy Settings” are available on the various SNSs and we therefore recommend that you review the “Privacy Settings” on such sites.We may have access to some or all of the following Personal Information when you play one of our games through an SNS: your name, your birthday, your email address provided to the SNS, your profile picture, your user ID number and the user ID numbers of your friends that are also connected to our games.
- Personal Information received from a Mobile Device: When you access our Services as an “app” or “application” through a mobile device, we collect your unique device identifier, your mobile phone number and any other information you provide such as your email address.
How We Collect Personal InformationIP Addresses and CookiesWhen you use our Services and/or access our websites, we collect technical information for system administration, to monitor and analyse traffic to our websites, to improve our websites, to personalise your experience on our websites, to resolve technical problems with our websites and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. The aggregate information is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. We use server log files and tracking technologies including cookies, IP addresses, browser information, the date and time spent on our websites and other similar information. We may be able to use IP addresses to personally identify you to enforce our Terms of Service and/or block certain IP addresses from our websites if we believe that there has been misuse of our websites.We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our websites and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our websites according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our websites.
We may also collect and store non-personal data relating to your game statistics, game play and feature usage.
The Services allow users to post messages or photos, communicate with other users, post comments on message boards or send emails to other uses. We record these communications on our servers in order to protect the safety of other users.Please be aware that any Personal Information and/or photographs, videos or images that you provide through the online chat rooms, message boards, profiles or similar forums available on our websites will be public information that may be read, viewed or used by other users of the Services. Any such Personal Information that you provide or post will not be private or confidential. You shall be solely responsible for any Personal Information, photographs or videos that you post to the forums available on our websites.
Game Play & Chat Entries
In order for our games to function, we record the “state of play” and the “chat entries” between users for each session of game play. We will delete this information on a regular basis.
How We Use Your Personal Information We use Personal Information held about you in the following ways:
- To provide you with access to the Services and our newsletters (if you sign up to receive the newsletters).
- To ensure that content from our websites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or Services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To provide customer support services or respond to your queries.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To assist with our internal marketing so that our advertising on our websites is relevant to your demographic profile.
- To enforce our Terms of Service and prevent any hacking activities or security breaches of our websites.
- To allow you to participate in any interactive features of our Services, when you choose to do so.
- For Promotional purposes: If you choose to receive promotional information from us regarding other products, game features, enhancements, special offers, contests or competitions, we will use your Personal Information, or permit selected third parties to use your Personal Information, to provide you with such promotional information. If you do not want us to use your Personal Information in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the registration form when we collect your Personal Information. Please note, even if you have consented to receiving such promotional information from us, you may opt out of receiving such information at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you have opted out of receiving promotional materials, we may still need to contact you regarding changes to the Services or in relation to requests you have made to us.
- Please note that although we do not disclose Personal Information to our advertisers, we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the Personal Information we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
Disclosure Of Your Personal Information
We may disclose your Personal Information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in the following circumstances:
- External Service Providers: Where we use external service providers to perform services for us including payment processing, hosting, website analytics, email services, marketing or customer services.
- Merger or Sale of our Company: In the event of an actual or potential (including as part of any relevant negotiations) merger or sale of all or substantially all of our assets to a third party, we may transfer your Personal Information to the potential acquirer or successor company.
- Legal Obligations: If we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Information (including any communications posted or submitted through the Services) in order to comply with any legal obligation including for example if we are subject to a court order to disclose your Personal Information, if we believe the Services are being used to commit a crime or where we believe that the safety of another person is at risk.
- Enforce our Terms of Service: In order to enforce or apply our Terms of Service http://www.outplay.com/terms-of-service/ we may pass your Personal Information to a third party to assist us in this enforcement.
- Protection of other Users: To protect the rights, property, or safety of Outplay, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
The Act provides you with the following rights:
- Prevent your Personal Information from being used for Marketing Purposes: You have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Information for marketing purposes. You may exercise this right at the outset by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your Personal Information. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
- Right to Access the Personal Information held about you: The Act gives you the right to access Personal Information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the Personal Information we hold about you.
- Right to Update your Personal Information: Should you wish to amend or update any of your Personal Information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you wish to amend the Personal Information we receive from SNSs, you will need to change your privacy settings on your account with the SNS.
Children’s Personal Information
As set out in our Terms of Service, children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use our Services. We therefore do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we discover that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from children under the age of 13 we shall endeavour to delete the information from our records.
Our websites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any Personal Information to these websites. A link on any of our websites to another website is not an endorsement of such other website and we cannot control the activities of any such third party websites.