Last Modified: June 5, 2018
1. Information collection
We collect information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your use of our Service. We may combine the information that we collect about you from these various sources.
Information we collect directly from you
We will also collect any information that you provide to us through your use of our Service. The types of personal information we collect may vary depending on your activity. Personal
information may include:
Information provided by the User which is the necessary minimum for using the Application: name, surname, gender, mobile phone number and/or e-mail address;
Additional information provided by the User at the request of Joybox in order to fulfill the obligations of Joybox to the Users regarding the use of the Application. Specifically, Joybox has the right to request from the User a copy of an identity document or any other document containing the User’s name, surname and photo, as well as any additional information that, at the discretion of Joybox, will be necessary and sufficient to identify the User and allow it to prevent abuses and infringements on the rights of third parties;
Any other User information processed by Joybox.
Joybox also processes other User information, including:
Standard data automatically received by the http server when a User accesses the Application and performs any subsequent actions (host IP address, type of the User’s Operating System, the UDID of the User’s device, and content accessed by the User, etc.);
Information obtained as a result of the User’s actions when using the Applications;
Information obtained as a result of the actions of other Users via the Applications;
Personal User data received via the Applications, with the consent of the User, and necessary for the use of the Applications: name, surname, date of birth, profile photo, friends list, and other data;
Information provided by Users when using the applications, specifically, their nicknames.
When you pay for products offered for purchase though the Service, we will also collect your billing address and complete credit card information that enables us to receive your payment. Our payment processing service provider may also retain this information to enable you to purchase additional items through our Service without having to re-enter it each time. We do not directly access or store your credit card information and we will not use your payment information we collect except as needed to fulfill your purchase and/or communicate with you regarding your transaction.
If you contact us via email (e.g., to contact customer support), we will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply. We may use your personal information submitted in your communications to contact and respond to you.
Information we collect automatically about your use of our Service
The Service will also record game play information such as your high scores or game session duration. When you invite new members into your network on the Service or send messages through the Service, we collect and maintain the information associated with those messages, including email address and content.
If you use the Service on your mobile telephone or other mobile device, including iPads and tablets, we collect mobile device identifiers, including Media Access Control (MAC) address, and possibly 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, general location (based on your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address) or e-mail address. This information is useful to us for troubleshooting and helps us understand usage trends.
Except as described in this Policy, we will not share this information with any third party. If you no longer wish to allow us to track or use this information, you may turn it off at the device level. Please note, the application may not work properly if we are unable to tell where you are coming from (country specific).
In addition, we create a unique user ID to track your use of our Service. This unique user ID is stored in connection with your account information to track the Joybox you are playing.
Please see the Cookies section below for more information about the information we automatically collect about you.
Some of the information you give us when you register to play our games is open to the public, such as your profile picture, number of friends, your username, the list of games that you play and the date of registration. Should you wish to hide any of the information that is made public, you can do so by changing the settings to “only me” in the privacy settings tab of your profile.
2. Do third parties have access to my personal information?
Yes. Like most companies, we use tools from service providers to help us with various parts of our business ("Service Providers"), and depending on the service we need, these Service Providers may have access to your personal information. For example, we use a Service Provider’s email software to manage our Newsletter subscriptions, and if you have given us your email address to subscribe to Newsletters, then your email address will be shared with that Service Provider.
We contractually require all Service Providers to treat your personal information as confidential information and to only use it for the services we need. However, we do not have direct control over how Service Providers use your personal information and we cannot guarantee that our Service Providers will use your personal information as required in our contract with them. For this reason, we are not responsible for our Service Providers’ misuse of your personal information.
In addition to our Service Providers, our Ad Partners may also have access to your personal information. We’ve dedicated a separate section about advertising and our Ad Partners, so please check that out in Section 5. We may also share your personal information for our legitimate business and legal purposes as described in Section 12.
3. How long will Joybox keep my personal information?
How long we store your personal information will depend on the purpose that we originally collected it. We will not retain personal information for longer than is necessary for our business or for legal requirements.
4. How is my personal information used for analytics?
As an online business, it is important for us to know how users interact with our Websites and Games. We and our Service Providers will collect your Location Information, Device Information, and Advertising IDs so that we can deliver our Game and Website services to our users, measure, analyze, and improve performance of the Games and Websites, and to continually update and develop our Games and Websites. For example, we will use this information to assess the difficulty level of Games, fix any bugs or errors in the Games, evaluate the demographic of our users, and to determine whether or not we need to support a new Device type for the Games. In addition, if you have connected your Game account to your account on Facebook, we will use the information described in Section 1 to conduct analytics.
5. How is my personal information used for advertising?
A. Ad Partner Technologies
To help us keep our Games running, we show ads in our Games with the help of third-party advertising partners ("Ad Partners"). We integrate Ad Partners’ technologies into our Games which are then used by the Ad Partners to determine what kind of ads to display to you.
i. Do Ad Partners Collect My Personal Information?
In order to show you ads that you might interesting and/or relevant ("Targeted Ads"), Ad Partners collect and use your Advertising ID, Location Information, and Device Information. If location services are enabled in your Device settings, the Ad Partners may additionally collect your geolocation information. Because these Ad Partners’ technologies control what kind of personal information is collected from your Device and how it is used, we encourage you to review their respective privacy policies.
ii. How to Opt-Out of Receiving Targeted Ads.
If you do not want to receive Targeted Ads on your mobile Device, your mobile Device may give you the option to opt-out of receiving Targeted Ads on all apps on your Device. On Android Devices, you may opt-out by enabling the “Opt out of Ads Personalization” setting. On iOS Devices, you may opt-out by enabling the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting. In addition, you may be able to opt-out of receiving Targeted Ads from a specific Ad Partner. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving Targeted Ads, you will still receive contextual ads, which are non-targeted ads related to the content of the Game you are playing.
B. Ads for the Games on Third-Party Websites and/or Apps
In addition to running ads in our Games, we also run ads to promote our Games in third-party websites and/or apps. When we run our own ads in third-party websites and/or apps, Service Providers help us optimize and measure performance of our ads and use their own tracking technologies to track Game installs and clicks and/or impressions of our ads. In some cases, we will share your hashed or anonymized Advertising ID with our Ad Partners so that the Ad Partner can help us market and promote our Games. In these cases, Ad Partners perform as Joybox’s Service Providers and we contractually require such Ad Partners to only use your personal information on our behalf.
6. Children’s personal information.
We do not knowingly collect children’s personal information without parental consent, except as permitted under applicable laws such as the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For example, Joybox, its Service Providers, and its Ad Partners may collect personal information strictly to support Joybox’s internal operations and/or legitimate interests, such as analytics and to serve children with contextual ads. If you are a parent of a child playing the Games or using the Websites, you may review or have your child’s personal information deleted and refuse the further collection of his/her personal information by contacting us at email@example.com Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe we are collecting a child’s personal information in violation of COPPA or the GDPR.
7. How do i unsubscribe from/opt-out of receiving newsletters?
If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving newsletters, you can click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email and you will stop receiving Newsletters for that specific Game you were subscribed to. Please allow up to 24 hours before you stop receiving Newsletters. Please note that if you are subscribed to more than one Game mailing list, you will continue to receive Newsletters for those other Games. You may also continue to receive emails unrelated to marketing.
8. Third-parties and their privacy policies.
Throughout the Websites, you may see links to third-party websites or applications. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third-party sites, and when accessing their sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
9. Is my personal information secure?
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical, physical, managerial and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use, disclose, or alter your personal information for improper purposes. Also please note that email and messaging systems are not considered secure, so we discourage you from sending us personal information through these mediums.
To protect your privacy and security, we may take reasonable measures (such as requiring a unique password) to verify your identity before permitting you access to your account or the Service. You are responsible to maintain the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communication or interaction through the Site or Joybox’s authorized social networking at all times.
10. Push notifications.
After downloading a Game, you will be asked to accept or refuse push notifications. If you accept push notifications, we will collect and use push notification tokens to send you Game-specific notifications on your mobile Device. You may disable push notifications at any time by going to your Device settings.
11. Social media features and tools.
12. Sharing your personal information for business/legal reasons.
13. For users in the european union.
A. Legal Basis for Processing. Our legal basis for collecting, using, and sharing your personal information will depend on the purpose for which we use your personal information. Typically, we will rely on the following legal bases for processing your personal information: (i) your consent; (ii) where our processing is in our legitimate interest or in the legitimate interest of our Ad Partners or Service Providers; or (iii) where our processing is necessary to perform a contract with you (e.g. to make the Games or Websites accessible to you). If we rely on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
B. Transfer of Personal Information Outside of the EU. Because our Service Providers are located in countries outside of the European Union, your personal information may be transferred to other countries that may not offer the same level of data protection as the laws of your country of residence. We rely on model contractual clauses and/or the Privacy Shield certification for such transfers.
C. How to File Complaints. If you believe your rights under the GDPR have been violated, you may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your country of residence.
14. Joybox contact information.