Privacy Policy


Last Updated: 25th May 2018

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Digital Panda Studios privacy policy notice.

Digital Panda Studios respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Digital Panda Studios (“we”, “us” and “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

1.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE  
 
PURPOSE OF THIS PRIVACY NOTICE  

This policy (together with our end-user licence agreement as set out at http://digitalpandastudios.com/dirt-inc-eula/ (“EULA”) and any additional terms of use incorporated by reference to the EULA (together “our Terms of Use”), applies to your use of our website http://digitalpandastudios.com/ (“our site”) and your use of our mobile application software (“Apps”), once you have downloaded a copy any of our Apps to your mobile telephone or handheld device (“Device”).
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Digital Panda Studios collects and processes your personal data through your use of our site and Apps.

If you are considered a minor in your country or region (for example, in the United Kingdom a minor is considered to be a person under the age of 18 years old), you should review this Privacy Policy with a parent or guardian to make sure that they have reviewed, agreed and are happy for you to use our App or our site with these policies below.
For information about our privacy practices related to data from minors, please see “Note About Minors” below.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

CONTROLLER  

Digital Panda Studios is the controller and responsible for your personal data.
We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.

CONTACT DETAILS  

Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: Digital Panda Studios is a simple partnership consisting of Tom Morgan and Jake Pisuto,
Name or title of data privacy manager: Jake Pisuto
Email address: digitalpandastudios@gmail.com
Postal address: Digital Panda Studios, PO Box 7197, Walsall, West Midlands WS6 9BH:
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
Scope of policy
CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY NOTICE AND YOUR DUTY TO INFORM US OF CHANGES  

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS  

This website and our Apps may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

2. The Data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

0) Contact Data includes email addresses.

We may also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA  

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

3.  HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?  

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

0) Direct interactions. You may give us your Contact Data by corresponding with us by post, email or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you report a problem with an App on our site. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.
1) Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties [and public sources] as set out below:
2) Technical Data from the following parties:

(a)  analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU; and

(b)  advertising networks such as Admob based outside the EU.

⦁ For instance, we may collect game ranking and achievement status from your mobile operating system “Game Centre” application or “Google Play Game Services”.

4.  HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA  

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

0) Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
1) Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
2) Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Please review the Glossary to find out more about the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal data.

Generally we do not rely solely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by Contacting us.

PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA 

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please Contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

 

⦁  The information we collect about you may be used by us and others to maintain and analyse the functioning of our Services and deliver personalised advertising. All applications and services using these will ask for your permission and consent before collecting any data. Each of our Apps will state which of our partners it is using, we primarily use ⦁ AdMob so please be sure to read their privacy policies here:

AdMob: https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

We do not control how these third party services collect your data and interact with you. It is up to you to make sure that you consent to their privacy policies as well as agree their terms of use. Our Apps will not activate third party services until you have had time to read our policies, which, in turn, link to the policies of our third party business partners. Once you have given permission the third party service will then be activated, at which point, you acknowledge that we are not liable for any information that may be collected or used by those third party services.

MARKETING  

We do not currently engage in any form of marketing.

THIRD-PARTY MARKETING  
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside the Digital Panda Studios group for marketing purposes.

OPTING OUT  

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by Contacting us at any time.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.

COOKIES  

Our site uses the WordPress plugin to display our blogs and other information. This plugin uses cookies to determine if you are logged into a WordPress account, to store information providing functionality to our site and to provide the functionality to WordPress accounts. By using our site you agree that you consent to the use of cookies in this way, if you do not, please close and discontinue use of our site.

You can find more information on how WordPress uses cookies via the links below.

WordPress Cookies: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies
WordPress Privacy Policy: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/

Our site also uses Imgur to display images. Imgur uses cookies to help create a more customised user experience e.g. to display images that are similar to what you have previously viewed. For more information on how Imgur uses cookies and what they are used for, please follow the link below.

Imgur Privacy Policy: http://imgur.com/privacy

Use these links information on how to clear, enable and manage cookies from your browser:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

For more information on cookies relating to our site, please feel free to contact us at digitalpandastudios@gmail.com.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

CHANGE OF PURPOSE  

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please Contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.


5. Disclosure of your personal data

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.

0) External Third Parties such as Admob as set out in the Glossary.
1) Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

6.  INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS  

Many of our external third parties are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

0) We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countries.

1) Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

2) Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US. For further details, see European Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield.

Please Contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

7.  DATA SECURITY  
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

8.  DATA RETENTION  

HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA FOR?  

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Request erasure below for further information.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

9.  YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS  

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please see definitions in the Glossary below to find out more about these rights:

0) Request access to your personal data.
1) Request correction of your personal data.
2) Request erasure of your personal data.
3) Object to processing of your personal data
4) Request restriction of processing your personal data.
5) Request transfer of your personal data.
6) Right to withdraw consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please Contact us.

NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED  

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU  

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND  

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

10.  GLOSSARY  
 
LAWFUL BASIS  

Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us

Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

THIRD PARTIES  
EXTERNAL THIRD PARTIES  

0) Service providers such as Admob and Google based in the United States who manage the platforms from which our Apps can be downloaded.
1) Professional advisers acting as processors including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the UK who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
2) HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS  
You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

  Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

Note about Minors

We do not knowing collect, use or disclose personal data from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal data from children under 13 years of age, we will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such personal data from our records.

If you believe that we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us at digitalpandastudios@gmail.com so that we can promptly obtain a parent or legal guardian’s consent or delete the information.

Be advised that where we provide age ratings for our Apps, such ratings are not meant to reflect the intended audience of our App, only to help parents gauge whether there could be potentially objectionable content. Please check the description of our Apps carefully, we make sure to state the minimum age, of our intended audience, for of our Apps.

Children aged younger than 13 years old are restricted from using our Apps that state that “you must be aged 13+” as they may contain advertising, interest-based advertising, external links, in app-purchases or inappropriate content. This will be stated in the App’s description. If you are under the age of 13 years old you must not use such Apps and delete such Apps from your Device immediately.

If you permit your child to use one of our Apps, stated as aged 13 years or older, you should be sure that you actively monitor your child’s use of the App. You should also familiarise yourself with this privacy policy, as by allowing your child to use our Apps or our site you consent to this Privacy Policy on their behalf. If you do not agree, please do not permit your child to use our Apps or our site.

Gaining Your Consent

All of our Apps and our site, that use third party advertising, or collect data, will ask for your consent before doing so. If you do not consent and agree, the App it will promptly close immediately and no data will be collected.