Poki is committed to providing fun and exciting digital entertainment across all its products and Works, such as Poki.com (and its related sites) and all applications available on smartphone devices, tablets, browser and desktop (together, the “Works”). Poki.com (herinafter the “Website”) is the property of Poki B.V. (“Poki”). Poki respects the privacy concerns of all users of its Works.
In principle, a user can visit the Works without providing any personal data. However, to have access to a certain activity related to the Works, the user has to provide some personal data (such as the user’s e-mail address) or Poki will collect certain electronic data (such as the user’s IP address). For instance, this may be the case if a user wishes to receive Poki’s newsletter or contact Poki. If this personal data is not provided, then the activity concerned cannot be performed. We do not collect data that could lead back to a person, without the user knowing or having to consiously opt-in to relevant Works and other Works.
When a user provides personal data on the part of the Website which consists of Works, then he provides his consent to Poki to process these for the purposes mentioned below. If these personal data concern another person than the user, then the user warrants that he is entitled to provide this consent on behalf of that other person.
When a user provides personal data in any Third Party Works, the processing of such personal data will be governed by any privacy statement applicable thereto. In any event, Poki shall not act as the Data Controller or the Processer (as defined in the European Data Protection Directive EC/95/46) of such personal data.
Firstly, personal data collected by Works and submitted by users, is used for the improvement of said Works and other Works. Personal data provided by the user will be processed for the purposes of responding to the user’s contact with Poki or other communications related to the Works, statistical analyses and/or keeping the user informed of new initiatives and activities of Poki (e.g. via newsletters). Advertisement parties will not use data that can lead back to any single person.
The personal data may be transferred to (i) organizations with whom Poki has a contractual relationship (e.g. processors of personal data) or (ii) judicial authorities in case of a legal obligation or a request. The personal data will not be sold or transferred to any other third parties.
In certain cases, personal information can be shared with service providers and advisors: third parties who provide a service to us. For example, we may use a third party service providers to help support our IT infrastructure, develop analytical information for us about our services and provide professional services such as legal and accountancy services. These third parties will only be allowed to use your information in accordance with our instructions and will be required to keep your information confidential and secure.
Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). The Website may gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that data may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer. In addition, we may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis. We only use IP addresses and other persistent identifiers as defined under the exceptions in COPPA, to support internal operations, specifically to:
(i) What are cookies and web beacons
The Website makes use of “cookies” which are installed on the user’s computer when he rates a game on the Website. In addition, the advertisers on the Website such as Google Adsense and Google DoubleClick (the “Advertisers”), might use “cookies” and/or “web beacons”. Cookies are small electronic files that are placed on the harddisk of the user’s computer whereas web beacons are mostly clear picture files which are used to keep track of a user’s navigation through a single Website or a series of Websites.
(ii) For what purposes will these cookies and web beacons be used
When you visit our Websites, our servers automatically save your computer’s IP address. IP addresses will be collected, along with information about the actual web pages that you visit on the Websites. If you arrive at the Websites via a link from another website, the URL of the linking website and the URL of any website that you link to next will also be collected.
(a) to operate and improve offerings on the Websites;
(b) to help authenticate you when you are on the Websites;
(c) to remember your preferences and registration information, as applicable;
(d) to present and help measure and research the effectiveness of Poki’s offerings, advertisements, and email communications; and
(e) to customize the content and advertisements provided to you through the Websites.
Poki might use the information stored in a “cookie” in order prevent a user from rating the same game for several times. Such cookies will only be valid for a period of two weeks.
In addition, the user can refuse the installation of cookies and/or web beacons or delete them by adjusting the browser settings on his computer. To learn more on how to adjust the settings of your internet browser, we recommend the user to visit the Website of the browser’s vendor.
Finally, the user can also decide to remove installed cookies and/or web beacons. Users can do so in the following manners:
You can prevent the use of certain Tracking Technologies (other than Flash cookies) by using the controls in your Web browser. To do so, you must complete both of the steps following your browser type below:
Delete existing Tracking Technologies through the “Internet Options” sub-option of the “Tools” menu option of your browser or otherwise as directed by your browser’s support feature. Disable future Tracking Technologies by using the same browser controls. Additional information on disabling most Tracking Technologies may be available through your browser’s support feature. (See the “help” section of your browser for more information.)
Delete existing Tracking Technologies through the “Clear Browsing Data…” sub-option of the “Tools” menu option of your browser or otherwise as directed by your browser’s support feature. Disable future Tracking Technologies by using the same browser controls. Additional information on disabling most Tracking Technologies may be available through your browser’s support feature. (See the “help” section of your browser for more information.)
Delete existing Tracking Technologies through the “Clear Recent History…” sub-option of the “History” menu option of your browser or otherwise as directed by your browser’s support feature. Disable future Tracking Technologies by using the same browser controls. Additional information on disabling most Tracking Technologies may be available through your browser’s support feature. (See the “help” section of your browser for more information.)
You may be able to have the device you use to access Websites warn you each time a cookie or most other Tracking Technologies is being set (other than Flash cookies), or you can choose to turn off such warnings. This is done through your browser on the device you use to access the Websites. Additional information on warnings and removal of warnings may be available through your browser’s support feature.
Please note that deleting, rejecting, disabling or turning off Tracking Technologies through the above options will not remove Flash cookies. For more information about Flash cookies and how to remove them from your computer, please visit here
Please be aware that certain areas and features of Websites can only be accessed in conjunction with Tracking Technologies, and that disabling Tracking Technologies might prevent you from accessing such content.
(iv) Liability for cookies and web beacons
Poki can not be held liable for the Advertisers’ cookies or web beacons for whatever purposes pursued.
(i) Retaining and safeguarding personal data
We have implemented appropriate measures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to correctly use the information we collect online. Your personal data visible on the Websites are accessible to third parties, and you acknowledge and agree that such third parties are able to copy such information to their own websites or other locations.
(ii) Reviewing and/or deleting personal data
If you would like to review your or your child’s information, ask to have it deleted, and/or refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information, then please send a letter to office, Poki B.V. Damrak 83a, 1012 LN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you and include a copy of the person in question, so we can verify the authenticity of your request. To protect your or your child’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the information that we collect and maintain about you or your child.