Privacy Policy - Pixel Storm

PRIVACY POLICY


1. AN OVERVIEW ON DATA PROTECTION

1.1 General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you play our games. The term „personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Privacy Policy below.

1.2 Data Recording

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you communicating it to us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example. Other data is automatically collected when you download and use our games.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

We use this data to provide our games to you, including for the purposes of optimization, preventing fraud, customizing in-game offers, and verifying purchases. We may also use the data for the other purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, including for Marketing and Advertising purposes.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed on the imprint of this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Privacy Policy under section „Right to Restriction of Data Processing“.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

If you download and use our games, your usage data may be statistically analyzed. Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs. The analyses of your usage data are usually conducted anonymously; i.e. the patterns cannot be traced back to you. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Privacy Policy below

2. GENERAL AND MANDATORY INFORMATION

2.1. Data Protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

Whenever you use our games, various personal data will be collected. According to Art. 4 No. 1 DSGVO, personal data encompasses all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, which includes, for example, names or identification numbers. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

2.2. Information about the responsible party

The responsible party (referred to as the „controller” in the GDPR) is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

The controller according to data protection laws is:

Pixel Storm sp z .o.o.
ul. Św. Mikołaja 59/60 lok. 14
50-127 Wrocław – Poland

If you have any questions or suggestions about data protection, you can send us an email to info@pixelstorm.pl

3. COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR DATA

3.1. Facebook

You do not need to register in order to play our games. You can however voluntarily connect your game with your Facebook account in order to participate in the Social Events inside the games.

If you connect your Facebook account with our game, the following data is shared with us:

  • Name
  • Profile picture
  • Date of birth (if indicated by Facebook)
  • Place of residence (if indicated by Facebook)

Please note: If you participate in the Social Events, your friends can also see that you play our game and you will also be displayed in the Highscore of your friends. In addition, when your Facebook account is connected, a list of your friends who also participate in Social Event and who have connected their Facebook account with their game is shared.

You can cancel the connection with your Facebook account at any time by logging into Facebook and selecting the “Settings” option. The connection between Facebook and the app can be deleted under “Apps and Websites.”

We collect this data in order to provide our app to you and to be able to connect your account if desired, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

To the extent that we, as described above, process your data for the purposes of providing the functions of our app, you are contractually required to provide us with this data. Without this data, we are not able to provide these functions to you.

You are not required to provide the above voluntary information. Without this data, however, we are not able to provide these functions of our app to you.

3.2. Support requests

If you send support requests to us by email, via chat within the game, or via messages within social media platforms, we collect and process the data from your request in order to be able to provide a response. For this purpose, it may also be necessary for you to provide us with information about your end device so that we can process the request and resolve any technical problems that may exist.

We collect this data in order to provide our app to you and to be able to process your request, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

You are not required to provide the above voluntary information. In particular, you are free to send the request to us under a pseudonym, without giving your real name.

4. PERMISSIONS

Our app uses the following permissions:

Permission Purpose
Autostart


Necessary for sending notifications to the user

Network connection display


Receives information regarding the existence of and connection to networks.

Google Play billing service (Android)


Allows the user to purchase in-game products.

Full access to the network


Necessary for sending data to the Internet.

Location


Necessary to provide contextually relevant and/or personalized customer experiences

Search & Siri suggestions (iOS)


If this function is enabled, information from the game can be displayed when searching, looking things up, and when keyboards are displayed, and Siri can learn from use of the app and make suggestions.

Notifications (symbols, tones, banners, control of vibration)


If notifications are enabled in the settings, these can be sent to the player in order to display important events over the course of the game.

Background updates


If this function is enabled, background updates can take place.

Mobile data


The player can allow access to mobile data so that it can use all the functions of the game without being connected to Wi-Fi.

Access to local storage


The app characterizes the local storage and accesses it in order to be able to execute the services.

5. PSEUDONYMOUS USER PROFILE

For the needs-oriented design and statistical analysis of usage of our app, we collect pseudonymous data about how our apps are used, and we evaluate this data statistically. Specifically, we use third-party analytical tools in connection with our own Services. These partners process your data only at and according to our specific instructions and may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of our Apps. This collected information includes, but is not limited to installation data, in-app events, uninstallation, A/B test buckets, language, platform, device type, operating system version, app version, screen resolution, date and time, device IDs such as advertising IDs and IDFA and usage information. This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests, and better understand your activity on our Services.

6. ADVERTISING NETWORKS

We use the following advertising networks in order to be able to integrate advertising within our free-of-charge apps. These collect the data described below for the purpose of providing personalized advertising:

Advertising network Provider Type of data
AdMob/Google Google Corporation, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California, United States

Online identifiers, including cookie identifiers, internet protocol addresses and device identifiers; client identifiers (Privacy Policy)

 

AdColony AdColony Inc. 1888 Century Park East, Suite 1450, Century City, CA 90067  

IP address, device advertising identifiers, the type of phone or other mobile device used, the operating system, the date and time a particular ad is served, whether one of the ads facilitated by them was delivered and, if applicable, a record if that ad was “clicked” or if it originated from a follow-up action to a third party such as a “conversion” event, combined with personal data to help AdColony optimize and/or refrain from advertising for a mobile application that has already been downloaded onto a device.(Privacy policy

 

Facebook Ads Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

Device attributes (operating system, hardware, software versions, etc.), processes on the device, identifiers (unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers), device signal (Bluetooth, WLAN, etc.), device settings data (GPS, camera, photos), network and connections (mobile radio or Internet provider, language, time zone, IP address, etc.), cookie data.
(Privacy policy)

 

Unity Ads Unity Technologies ApS, Vendersgade 28, Sal 1, Kobenhavn, 1363, Denmark

Device information, IP addresses, device identifiers, combined with Unity Analytics to personalize advertising.(Privacy policy)

 

IronSource IronSource Ltd., 28 Lilienblum, Tel Aviv, 6513307, Israel

Device type (manufacturer and model), operating system, IP address, Android Identifier, and/or IDFA, time zone, language settings, type of internet connection, geographic information on the device, type of advertising, content of advertising, post-click information related to advertising.(Privacy policy

 

Tapjoy Tapjoy Inc, 353 Sacramento Street, San Francisco CA 94111, USA 

Device identifiers, information about the device itself, information about the internet connection used to access our services, information about the app and the SDK, location-related information, ad-related information, survey information, information from advertisers or publishers.(Privacy policy)

 

You can object to the use of personalized advertising by making the following settings depending on your device type: On iPhone or iPad, first open “Settings,” tap on “Privacy,” and open “Advertising.” Here you can enable “Limit Ad Tracking.” If you use devices with Android and Google Play Services, first open “Google Settings,” tap on “Advertising,” then open “Disable interest-related ads,” then tap on “OK.”

Use of the aforementioned advertising networks and the transmission of the data mentioned is based on our legitimate interest in recouping our investments for the operation of our app through advertising and the fact that your justified interests are not overriding, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

7. CHANGES OF PURPOSE

Your personal data is only processed for purposes other than those described is only done if a legal provision allows this or you have granted your consent to the changed purpose of data processing. In the event of further processing for purposes other than those for which the data was originally collected, we will notify you regarding those other purposes before further processing, and we will provide you with all other information relevant to this.

8. DISCLOSURE OF DATA

As a matter of principle, your personal data will not be disclosed to others without your explicit prior consent, except in the following circumstances:

  • If needed to investigate unlawful use of our services or to prosecute a criminal offense, personal data can be forwarded to law enforcement agencies and, if appropriate, to any victims. However, this only happens if there are concrete clues pointing to unlawful behavior. Disclosure may likewise occur for the purpose of enforcing terms of use or other agreements. In addition, we are also required by law to disclose information to certain government agencies upon request, namely to law enforcement, to government agencies prosecuting misdemeanors punishable by fines, and to tax authorities. Such data are disclosed by virtue of our legitimate interest in combating abuse, for prosecuting criminal offenses and for securing, asserting, and enforcing claims, and because your rights and your interest in the protection of your personal data do not prevail pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. If we are legally required to disclose data, the disclosure occurs on the basis of Article 6(1)(c) GDPR.
  • To provide our services, we outsource work to outside companies under contract and to service providers (“processors”). In such cases, personal data will be transferred to such processors to allow further processing to take place. These processors are carefully selected and regularly reviewed by us to ensure your privacy. Processors may only use data for the purposes specified by us. Moreover, processors are contractually bound to process your data only in accordance with this data protection policy and with German data protection laws. The transfer of data to processors is based on Article 28(1) GDPR. Alternatively, the transfer can be warranted on grounds of our legitimate interest in the economic and technical benefits of using specialized processors, and due to the fact that your rights and interests in protecting your personal data do not prevail under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
  • We also process data in countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). For the US, the European Commission resolved by the decision of July 12, 2016, that under the rules for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield an adequate degree of data protection exists (adequacy decision, Article 45 GDPR). Additional information – including information about certification of our service providers – is available at https://www.privacyshield.gov.In order to ensure the protection of your personal privacy rights within these data transfers, we employ the standard agreement clauses of the EU Commission in accordance with Article 46(2)(c) GDPR for the development of contractual relations with third countries. These are available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:039:0005:0018:DE:PDF, alternatively, you can also request these documents from us by using the contact options specified below.
  • As our business evolves, Pixel Storm sp. z o.o. may undergo organizational changes such as the adoption of a new legal form or the establishment, purchase, or sale of subsidiaries and divisions or components of companies. Whenever such changes take place, customer information for each business unit is transferred together with the business unit. Each time personal information is disclosed to third parties as described above, we will ensure that the disclosure complies with this Privacy Policy and with applicable data protection laws. The transfer of data to processors is based on Article 28(1) GDPR. Alternatively, the transfer can be warranted on grounds of our legitimate interest in the economic and technical benefits of using specialized processors, and due to the fact that your rights and interests in protecting your personal data do not prevail under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

9. DELETION OF YOUR DATA

We will delete or anonymize your personal information as soon as it is no longer needed for the purposes for which we collected or used it in accordance with the preceding paragraphs. As a rule, we store your personal data as long as you use the site or for the term of any applicable contract, unless the data must be kept longer for legal reasons, for a criminal prosecution, or to secure, assert, or enforce legal claims.

If data must be kept for legal reasons, it is blocked. The data is then no longer available for further use.

10. AGE LIMITS

To use our services you must confirm full legal capacity or, in case of restricted legal capacity, obtain the consent of your legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect or ask for personal information from children. In case you can’t confirm full legal capacity, please do not send us any data about yourself, including name, address, or email address. If we learn that we have collected personal data of a child, we will delete these as soon as possible. If you think that we might have data from a child, please contact us at info@pixelstorm.pl.

11. YOUR RIGHTS AS A DATA SUBJECT

11.1. Right to information

You are entitled at any time, upon request, to obtain information from us about your personal data within the scope of Article 15 GDPR. To request such information you may submit an application by mail or by email to the address given above.

11.2. Right to rectification of inaccurate data

You have the right to demand that we correct forthwith any inaccurate personal data concerning you. For this purpose, please use the contact addresses listed above.

11.3. Right to deletion

Under the conditions described in Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data. In particular, you are entitled to demand deletion of the personal data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed if it is no longer needed if it was unlawfully processed, if an objection has been submitted or if deletion is mandatory under EU law or under the law of a Member State to which we are subject. For the period of data storage, please also see Section 10 of this Privacy Policy. To assert the aforesaid right, please use the contact addresses listed above.

11.4. Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand that we restrict processing in accordance with Article 18 GDPR. This right applies especially if we are not in agreement with the user concerning the accuracy of any personal data. The right persists for the time required to verify its accuracy. In addition, such right applies in the following cases: if the user is entitled to demand deletion but instead demands restricted processing; if the data is no longer required for the purposes we are pursuing, but the user needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; and if an objection has been raised but its successful exercise is still disputed between us and the user. To assert the aforesaid right, please use the contact addresses listed above.

11.5. Right to data portability

You have the right to demand from us whatever personal information you may have given us. Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, at your request, we must provide you with such information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. To assert the aforesaid right, please use the contact addresses listed above.

11.6 Right to object

Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds related to your particular situation, including grounds under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR. We will cease processing your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless the processing is done for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing, or defending legal claims.

11.7. Right to appeal

You also have the right to contact the competent supervisory authority if you have a complaint. The competent supervisory authority is:

Urząd Ochrony Danych Osobowych

ul. Stawki 2 
00-193 Warszawa
tel. 22 531-03-00
working hours: 8.00–16.00
kancelaria@uodo.gov.pl

12. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy, if necessary, in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. This way, we can adapt it to the current legal requirements and make changes in our services into account, e.g. when introducing new services. The most current version always applies to your visit.

The current version of this Privacy Policy is always available at https://pixelstorm.pl/privacy-policy/.

Last updated: 10.09.2020