Magic Notion

GAME DEVELOPMENT & CREATIVE CONSULTING

Privacy Policy

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This privacy policy sets out how Magic Notion Ltd uses and protects any information that you give when you use any of our websites and our games.

Magic Notion Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Magic Notion Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Our Websites

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

The Contact Us page

If you choose to use the “Contact” page to get in touch, you’ll be asked for your name, email address and (optionally) phone number. This is purely to allow us to reply to your query. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Any data Magic Notion Ltd hold will not travel outside of the European Economic Area, unless it is for the purpose of fulfilling a contract with the customer and then only with their consent. Magic Notion Ltd will not hold on to your information any longer than is necessary. Once a query has been answered to the best of our abilities all emails and information will be regularly deleted from our system. To request what information (if any) Magic Notion Ltd and its trading names hold on you then please contact us.

Links to other websites

Our websites may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Our Games

This policy describes what information Magic Notion collects when you use the mobile, online and downloadable products and services (‘products’) offered by Magic Notion. By using our products, you consent to this policy.

Magic Notion is the Controller of personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).

1. Information we collect

The information we collect varies depending on which products you use and how you use them. See ‘Appendix 1’ for product-specific details on which information is collected and how it is used.

1a. Information you give us

  • In-game profile information, which may or may not be based on your real-world details. This could include your name, date of birth, gender and sexuality.

  • Information you provide when seeking help from us such as your name, email address and records of the issues you experience.

1b. Information we collect when you use our products

We collect other information automatically (subject to your preferences) when you use our products, including:

  • IP address

  • Mobile and other hardware device identifiers

  • Platform type

  • Product usage

  • Your location

  • Device event information, including crash reports and system activity details.

We may also collect and store information locally on your device, using methods such as cookies and application data caches.

1c. Information provided to us by third parties

Our products may allow you to link with another account offered by a third party.  If you consent, Magic Notion may collect and combine approved information from the third party with information from your product.

2. How we collect information

We collect some information from you when you provide it to us directly, such as via a contact form or email. We and third parties also use the technologies described below to collect information in order to improve our products and your experience with them.

2a. In-game profile information (Love Life and Matchmaker)

In-game profile information you provide is stored on servers owned by Magic Notion. This may contain personal information if your in-game profile is based on your real-world information. The information is sent from the product to our server if you have chosen to ‘opt-in’ to online functionality. You may choose to ‘opt-out’ at any time from within the product (please see ‘Appendix 1’ for product-specific information on how to do so) or by contacting us (please see ‘Section 8).

2b. Online account (Speed Date)

By playing Kitty Powers’ Speed Date, an anonymous online account is created from your device and stored on servers provided by our chosen service provider, Gamesparks. Some information is collected automatically, such as device information and location.

You can choose to register for a full account from within the game. In doing so, we will collect and store the username and email address provided to us. Your in-game profile will be stored online, which may contain personal information if your in-game profile is based on real-world information.

For more information on Gamesparks, see here:

https://www.gamesparks.com/privacy-policy/

If you wish to delete your account, please send an email to info@magicnotion.com with the subject ‘Speed Date Account Removal’.

2c. Analytics

We use third party analytic technologies to collect information about how you use our products and your device or computer. This includes technical information about your device or computer (such as IP address and device ID), gameplay and usage statistics, and feature usage.

The companies who provide this technology collect and use information under their own privacy policies, which are listed below.

Flurry

To learn more about Flurry and how they use your data.

http://www.flurry.com/privacy-policy.html

Unity Analytics

To learn more about Unity Analytics and how they use your data.

http://unity3d.com/legal/privacy-policy

You may choose to ‘opt-out’ of sharing analytics information from within Kitty Powers’ Love Life and Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker, by unticking the ‘Share Usage Data’ option.

3. How we use your information

We use your personal and non-personal information, both individually and together, for the following:

  • To operate, improve and develop our games.

  • To help you find and play our games with friends.

  • To populate online leaderboards.

  • To facilitate online and social gameplay.

  • To identify, troubleshoot and fix software bugs.

4. Information shared with third parties

We do not share personal information that directly identifies you (such as your name and e-mail) or any in-game profile information with any third-parties, unless it is required by law. We may share anonymous or aggregated information that does not identify you with third parties, for example to show statistics about product usage.

5. Storage time

We will only store your information as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information is collected and processed. In particular:

  • If you choose to ‘opt-out’ of online features from within a product, your information will be removed immediately so long as a connection to the server can be established.

  • If you request that your information be removed from our servers, we will delete it without undue delay.

  • If you don’t use a product for an extended period of time, your personal information may be deleted from our servers.

6. Where we hold your information

We use a third party service to provide us with servers and other online technologies. The information we collect is stored and processed in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Our use of technology provider and server locations are subject to change, at which time this privacy policy will be updated with the current information.

7. Changes to this policy

This policy may be updated from time to time, so please review it. Your continued use of our products means you accept the changes.

8. Contact us

If you have a complaint or question about this policy, contact us at info@magicnotion.com.

If you wish for your information to be removed from our servers, please contact info@magicnotion with the subject of ‘Removal of personal information’ and we will work with you to do so.

Appendix 1 - Product specific data collection

Kitty Powers’ Love Life

Personal and non-personal data collected in Kitty Powers’ Love Life includes:

  • In-game profile information for the purpose of creating an avatar that can appear in other peoples games. Your avatar will only appear in friends games. When appearing in a friends game, personal information such as your name or username may be visible.

  • Information from Facebook or Steam, for the purpose of gathering friend information. This information is then used to populate the friend leaderboard and have friend avatars appear in your game.

  • Analytics information.

You may ‘opt-out’ of online features from within the game. For steps on how to do so, please see our FAQ:

http://www.magicnotion.com/love-life-faq

To disconnect the game from Facebook, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications

Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker

Personal and non-personal data collected in Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker includes:

  • In-game profile information for the purpose of creating an avatar that can appear in other peoples games. When appearing in a friends game, personal information such as your name or username may be visible. When appearing in any other game, your character will be anonymous.

  • Information from Facebook or Steam, for the purpose of gathering friend information. This information is then used to populate the friend leaderboard and have friend avatars appear in your game.

  • Analytics information.

You may ‘opt-out’ of online features from within the game. For steps on how to do so, please see our FAQ:

http://www.magicnotion.com/matchmaker-faq

To disconnect the game from Facebook, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications

Kitty Powers’ Speed Date

Personal and non-personal data collected in Kitty Powers’ Speed Date includes:

  • In-game profile information for the purpose of creating an avatar that can appear in other peoples games. Your avatar will appear in other players games if you have created a full online account. When appearing in a friends game, personal information such as your name may be visible.

  • Location information, for the purpose of helping to manage player accounts and provide gameplay events based on your location.

  • Analytics information.