CHILDREN’S PRIVACY NOTICE
(Last updated July 2023)
We are Matchingham Games Limited and we support the creation of these games:
When you play our games, we will collect
and use your personal data. On this page, you can find information on how we
use your personal data, your rights over your personal data and who we might
share it with. You can find more detail on these areas in our main privacy
notice which you can read here.
If you are struggling to understand this
privacy notice or anything else, please speak to your parent or guardian.
You, or your parents or guardians, can also always contact us with questions
Personal data is any information which relates
to you specifically. This includes your name, gender, age, contact
information, information about how you play our games and information about
the mobile phone which you use to play our games.
Most information we hold about you is
collected directly from you (for example, you may be asked to share
information with us when playing our games or using our website). We also
install software in our games, which is provided by other companies, that collects
information about you and the mobile phone which you use to play our games.
This table has more detail:
Examples of information which we collect
Information relating to the mobile phone
which you use to play our games.
We collect an “identification number”,
connected to your mobile phone, which allows us to identify who you are. We
also collect certain information relating to your mobile phone settings
(including language and time zone settings).
Information that is created when you play
Information about your performance when
playing our games (including game scores), any purchases you make when you
play our games and any social media accounts (for example, your Facebook
account) which you have connected to the account you use to play our games.
Information we use to respond to your messages.
Information in your messages and your name
and contact information.
We have listed our purposes for collecting
your personal data below. We have to have a “legal basis” for each purpose. This is the reason why we can legally use
This table has more detail:
To make our games available to
you, and allow you to enjoy all of the features within our games
We can use your information for this
purpose because we have good reasons to do so. Before we use your information
for this purpose, we have weighed your own interests against these reasons,
and have decided that it is reasonable for us to use your information for
this purpose (as long we follow certain rules). This legal basis is called “legitimate
To fix issues relating to our games
To respond to messages which you send us
relating to our games
To understand how you play our games
To choose advertisements that are probably
more relevant to you and show you these when you play our games
Sometimes we can use your information for
this purpose because we have your (or your parent’s/ guardian’s) consent
before doing so. At other times, we can use your information for this purpose
because it is within our “legitimate interests”.
You can find more information on our
specific “interests” in using your information, when we use your information
for the purposes of our legitimate interests, in our main privacy notice,
which you can read here.
If you are below 13 years old, you are not
allowed to play our games. If you are between 13 and 18 years old, you must
get your parent’s or guardian’s permission to play our games.
Your parent or guardian can contact us if
you are playing our games without their permission. If so, we will speak to
them about any accounts which you use to play our games, and we will likely
delete your accounts and all connected information.
Other companies and organisations
For example, if they have any questions about
our games, or they ask us if you are playing the games without their
For example, to help us make the games
available to you and ensure that they are working well.
For example, if:
1. We are bought by that company,
or where we buy another company
2. We have to do this to comply
with law or to protect the rights or safety of us or our users
3. They are helping us to provide
our games and website to you
You have lots of rights over your
information, which can be used in certain circumstances. More detailed
information on these rights is set out in our main privacy notice, but the
main rights allow you to ask this:
“Give me a copy of my information”
“Correct my information”
“Stop using my information”
Example: you can ask us to provide you with a copy
of all information which we hold about you, in relation to a specific game
Example: you can ask that we update contact
information we hold about you if that information is out-of-date or incorrect
Example: if you don’t want to play our games
anymore, you can ask us to delete all of the information which we have about
If you want to do any of these things,
please email us here: email@example.com.
If you are not happy about our use of your
personal data, you can contact a “data protection regulator” – which is an
organisation that helps protect your personal information and privacy, and
makes companies and organisations use everyone’s personal information safely,
properly and responsibly. The UK’s data protection regulator is the
Information Commissioner’s Office, and you can contact them here: Contact us | ICO.
We will generally only hold on to your
personal data for as long as we need it for each of our “purposes”. After
that, we will delete it.