ISSUED BY SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS LIMITED
Last updated: 11 December 2019
1. INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL TERMS
These terms apply to your use of the website (including, without limitation, the website community forum) made available by Slightly Mad Studios Limited (“SMS” / “we” / “us”). Our registered office is at Codemasters Campus, Stoneythorpe, Southam, Warwickshire, England, CV47 2DL. We are a company registered in England, with company number 06552778.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. Information in further detail about your right to object, and your other rights, is set out below.
The Online Services may contain hyperlinks to services owned and operated by third parties. These third party services may have their own privacy policies and we recommend that you review them. They will govern the use of personal information that you submit or which is collected by cookies and other tracking technologies whilst using these services, and will also govern the services (such as, without limitation, mailing lists) of those third parties that may be of interest to you. To the maximum extent permissible by law, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party services.
2. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We collect and process the following information which may include your personal data (together, “Online Services Data”):
Information provided by you when using the Forums
In order to set up an account to use the Forums, we will collect the following information from you:
We may also generate a unique forum user ID for our use which identifies your account (which would also be Forum Information).
Contact information provided by you when you contact us for support
We may ask you for, or you may submit, certain contact information to us whenever you contact us for support or assistance relating to the Online Services. This may include, without limitation:
Information collected for the purposes of providing analytics
We may collect technical information about your use of the Online Services through the use of tracking technologies and analytics. Personal data we may collect includes the following:
Contact information provided by you when you sign up to our Mailing List
(“Mailing List Information”)
We may ask you for, or you may submit, certain contact information to us when you sign up to our Mailing List. This may include:
Content created by our users which we host and display on the Forums
When users submit their own User Content to the Forums, this content may contain personal and non-personal information. This could include information in or about the User Content, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created, or anything else a user decides to communicate using these parts of our Online Services.
Please take care before posting content on the Forums and do not post information you do not wish to be publicly accessible.
3. WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
To provide the Online Services to you
To help us improve the Online Services and fix any problems
This processing is also necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests of: (i) ensuring that our Online Services function properly so that you and other users have the best experience when using our Online Services; (ii) improving the quality of our Online Services and providing a better experience to our users; and (iii) identifying and correcting any bugs in the Online Services.
To respond to your enquiries and requests for support and to enable you to use the Forums and Website
To acquire new users and engage our current customers and users
Consent-based mailing lists
We may process Mailing List Information to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Online Services about: (i) news and updates relating to us, our partners, products, services, content and games; (ii) games, content, goods and services that may interest you; and (iii) other promotional activity and events we think may be of interest for you.
To the extent required by law, we rely upon your consent in order for us to undertake this data processing activity. You can revoke your consent at any time by letting us know, including by emailing us.
‘Soft opt-in’ mailing lists
In some instances (such as with some of our existing customers) the law may permit us to process your personal information in order to send information to you by email that we think is of interest for you on the basis of our legitimate interests, being our legitimate business interests in marketing our activities and promoting the success of our business and our games, products and services. We may process your Online Services Data for this purpose, including without limitation your Mailing List Information. If the information is not of interest for you, you can opt-out at any time by letting us know, including by emailing us.
To prevent fraud and illegal activity
We may process personal data (being any portion of the Online Services Data) for our legitimate interests of ensuring that use of the Online Services is lawful and non-fraudulent, does not disrupt the operation of our services, and does not harass our staff or other individuals, and also for us to enforce our legal rights and to comply with our legal obligations.
To the extent permitted by law, we may disclose your identity and/or contact information to third parties where your activities (such as your forum posts) may infringe their rights including without limitation intellectual property rights or privacy rights.
|Authentication||To log you into our Forums and keep you logged in.|
|Preferences||To remember information about you such as your preferred language and configuration.|
|Analytics||To help us understand how you use our Website, and how often, so we can improve them to deliver a better experience for our users. To carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services.|
Please note that if you choose to disable cookies, or similar technologies, on your device you may be unable to make full use of our Website.
We may work with third parties who may also set cookies on our Website, for example Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which we may use to display video content, enable social networking functionality and sharing, and to monitor how visitors use our Website. These third party suppliers are responsible for their own cookies.
5. DATA SHARING
Merger or acquisition: If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via, account message and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information. Your information may become available to, or be managed by, the relevant new party.
Required by law: In addition, we may disclose your information to the extent that we are required to do so by law (which may include to government bodies and law enforcement agencies); in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).
Enforcement: We may also disclose your personal information to third parties in order to enforce or apply the terms of agreements, to investigate potential breaches, or to protect the rights, property or safety of SMS, our customers, or others.
Third party mailing lists
6. CONSUMER CONTROL AND OPT-OUT OPTIONS
If you do not wish to receive promotional or other marketing material from us or third parties then you can contact us via email@example.com and let us know that you no longer wish to receive promotional or other marketing material.
7. AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING
8. YOUR RIGHTS IN RELATION TO PERSONAL DATA WHICH WE PROCESS RELATING TO YOU
You have the following rights over the way we process personal data relating to you, as set out in the table below. We aim to comply without undue delay, and within one month at the latest.
To make a request, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Ask for a copy of personal data we are processing about you and have inaccuracies corrected or request erasure You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. You can request a copy by emailing email@example.com. We will use reasonable efforts, to the extent required by law, to comply with requests to supply, correct or delete personal data held about you on our files (and request that any third parties to whom it has been disclosed to do the same).|
|Object to us processing personal data about you You can ask us to restrict, stop processing or delete your personal data if: you consented to our processing the personal data and have withdrawn that consent; we no longer need to process that personal data for the reason it was collected; we are processing that personal data because it is in the public interest or it is in order to pursue a legitimate interest of SMS or a third party, you don’t agree with that processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for us to continue processing it; the personal data was unlawfully processed; you need the personal data to be deleted in order to comply with legal obligations; and/or the personal data is processed in relation to the offer of a service to a child. You can request account deletion by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Obtain a machine-readable copy of your personal data, which you can use with another service provider If (i) we are processing personal data in order to perform our obligations to you or because you consented and (ii) that processing is carried out by automated means, we will help you to move, copy or transfer your personal data to other IT systems. If you request, we will supply you with the relevant personal data in CSV format. Where it is technically feasible, you can ask us to send this information directly to another IT system provider if you prefer.|
|Make a complaint to a Supervisory Authority If you are unhappy with the way we are processing your personal data, please let us know by contacting us via the support services. If you do not agree with the way we have processed your data or responded to your concerns, an alternative is to submit a complaint to a Data Protection Supervisory Authority. Contact information for the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK’s independent authority setup to uphold information rights, is available here: https://ico.org.uk/.|
9. DATA RETENTION
If you would like us to delete your Forum account or any User Content that you have posted, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com.
We take commercially reasonable, appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk that could be encountered via the use of our Online Services, taking into account the likelihood and severity those risks might pose to your rights and freedoms.
In particular, we will take precautions to protect against the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration, and unauthorised disclosure of or access to the personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by us. For example, our databases are password protected and limited to essential employees only.
Please be aware that, while we make the security of our Service a high priority, no security system can prevent all security breaches.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We do our best to protect your personal data, but we cannot always guarantee the complete security of your data transmitted through our Service; subject to applicable law, the sharing of your personal data with us and any transmission of the data is at your own risk.
12. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
Where your personal data is transferred outside of the EEA to a territory not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission, we have agreements in place with the relevant parties which include either (i) standard data protection clauses adopted by the relevant data protection regulator and approved by the European Commission or (ii) standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission, to ensure that appropriate safeguards are used to protect your personal data. Alternatively, we may put in place other appropriate safeguards. If you require more information about these safeguards, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13. CONTACT INFORMATION
All questions, comments or enquiries should be directed to SMS at email@example.com. We will endeavour to respond to any query or questions within three business days.