Privacy Policy

 

This data protection notice informs users on how we use their personal data.

The company responsible is Pixee Games (“we”, “our”).

Pixee provides games and related services that can be used with friends or in a social network. We take the privacy of the user’s personal details extremely seriously and handle them with great care, in keeping with data protection law. Where applicable, before commencing play, the user consents to its personal data being recorded and used by us in the way described in this data protection notice. The user’s data is needed for actual technical usage, for the communicative setup, and for our games to be developed.

The data protection notices and conditions of the specific platform on which the user plays our games also apply at the same time.

1. Log files when visiting Pixee Games

Every time a Pixee service is accessed, that communication automatically generates data. Pixee  only stores and uses Log files related data that does not enable a person to be identified (e.g. by making the IP address anonymous), the purpose being to obtain technical and statistical information for rectifying faults or improving the website, or for doing research and analysis.

What are known as “cookies” (session IDs) are also used. Cookies are miniature text files that can be saved temporarily or permanently on the user’s computer by the browser. Cookies guarantee the consistency of each communication process. Temporary cookies can be used to identify which visits are all part of a single session. Permanent cookies are for re-recognizing a user.  Users are free to decide whether to let their browser use cookies: all browser programs allow cookies to be deactivated or deleted.

2. User and gaming data at Pixee

By taking part in a game, a user allows Pixee to use its data (e.g. player name, level, results, prizes, coins) for staging the game(s) and services, in other words to offer the user a safe, smooth, efficient and customized gaming experience. This may also include the information that Pixee swaps with the platform on which the user plays Pixee’s games (e.g. profile name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID,friends list). Pixee positively encourages every user to make an active contribution to the design of its games and services. We use personal user data to manage game registration, to personalize following visits, and to operate and stage the games. Since the majority of Pixee’s games also provide an opportunity for a communal gaming experience, Pixee Games may also display your player status or scores to friends and other players.

In addition to this, Pixee Games may collect and use a user’s personal data if it is needed for billing any games and services that have been used. Pixee may also use the data in locked form to comply with retention periods laid down by law or required by contract.

3. Email

Every user has the opportunity (when registering for a game, for example) to state its email or other electronic addresses, so that we can send out gaming news. Users may also order newsletters from us about Pixee Games or our various games.

4. Use of individual data

We never sell or hire out the user’s personal data to third parties.

If the user has given consent, we may display targeted advertising in Pixee  games and services.

5. Use of personal data by other players on Pixee Games

Depending on the user settings, other players may see personal data in the game or on the relevant platform (e.g. scores). We do not allow other players to use this information outside a game. If another player obtains personal data because of the way the user has adjusted the settings, we can no longer guarantee the protection of that information any more. For this reason, each user should check beforehand the privacy and security settings on the network platform that only allow user data to be viewed by people the user trusts.

6. Facebook plugins

Pixee uses social plugins, e.g. the “like” button, from the social networking site facebook.com. These plugins are operated by Facebook Inc., (“Facebook”). The plugins can be identified from one of the Facebook logos (a white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign), or we have specially marked them “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list of Facebook Social Plugins and what they look like can be viewed on Facebook at http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

If a user accesses one of our websites that contains one of these plugins, its internet browser connects directly with the Facebook servers. Facebook sends the content of the plugins directly to the user’s browser and back. Since we have absolutely no control over the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of these plugins, we would like to share our latest knowledge with the user:

The plugins that are incorporated mean that Facebook receives notification that the user has called up the appropriate page on our website. If the user is logged in on Facebook at the same time, Facebook can allocate the visit to the user’s personal Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plugins, such as by pressing the “like” button or posting a comment, that information is immediately transmitted by the browser directly to Facebook, where it is saved. If the user is not using Facebook, the service can still collect and store the IP address. More information on how much data is collected, and how it is then processed and used by Facebook, as well as details about the users’ rights and the settings available for protecting users’ privacy, can be obtained from Facebook’s data protection policy at www.facebook.com/policy.php.

7. Use of third-party plugins

Our games, services and websites may also contain other plugins. Each plugin is the responsibility of its provider (e.g. Twitter, Google). Again, this means that we have no control over the amount of information that the respective provider collects with the help of its own plugin, or how it then uses that information.

If the user is not yet a customer of the provider or has not (yet) consented there to having its data collected and used, we recommend not clicking on these plugins.

If, on the other hand, the user is already a customer of the plugin provider, it should refer directly to the relevant provider for information on the kind and amount of personal data it collects and uses, and for what purpose.

8. Security

We use standard security practices, including encryption, passwords and physical security measures, to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and disclosure. Your user account information is stored on a secure server with firewall protection. If a user enters sensitive data (such as a credit card number), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

If you have any queries about the security of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.