Flowstate Games

Privacy Notice

Thank you for playing our game! In order to do so, we need to know a few things about you and your device. In this Privacy Notice, Flowstate Games Ltd (“Flowstate” or “we”) describes:

  • the personal data we process about,
  • the purposes we use your personal data, and
  • the rights you have concerning your personal data.

This Privacy Notice applies to Flowstate’s games, websites and related services or properties we control (“Services”). It is important that you read this Privacy Notice before accessing or using our Services to understand why and how we may process data from which you can be identified (“your data”).

We may update this Privacy Notice every now and then by posting a new version on www.flowstate.games. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting a notice in the service prior to the change becoming effective. Your continued use of the service after that effective date will be subject to the new Privacy Notice.

CONTACT US

Flowstate Games Ltd.

Isokaari 42 B 6, 00200 Helsinki, Finland

If you have questions about data protection or your data, you can reach us by e-mail at: contact flowstate games

1. DATA CONTROLLER

“Data Controller” means an entity determining how and why personal data is processed. With regard to the activities described in this Privacy Notice, we are the Data Controller of your data.

While operating the Services, we may share your data with partners we work with, and some of these partners are data controllers independently of us and determine how and why they process your data. Please see section 6 of this Privacy Notice for more information

2. WHAT DATA WE COLLECT AND WHERE

Data you provide us

  • Your contact information (such as name and email address and other provided information when registering an account to our Services (“Account”)).
  • Your messages or other communications you send us or through the Services (such as chat logs and user support tickets).
  • Your content preferences or other information you submit to us (if you subscribe to our communications).
  • Any other information you choose to give us.

Data we collect automatically (when you are playing or using our other Services)

  • Information about your use of the Services (such as information about your progress in our game, your visits to our website, or your interactions with ads in our game).
  • Your IP address and mobile device identifiers (such as your device ID, advertising ID, MAC address, IMEI).
  • Data about your device, such as device name and operating system, browser type and language.
  • With your consent, other information explained to you when asking for your consent (for example, your GPS location for location-based experiences).
  • Crash logs or other information related to bugs, errors, or other issues in our Services.

Data we collect from our partners (some of these features are planned but not yet in use)

  • Data we receive if you link a third-party tool with the Services (such as Facebook or Google).
  • Demographic data (such as to determine the coarse location of your IP address).
  • Data to fight fraud (such as refund abuse in services or click fraud in advertising).
  • If you make purchases in our Services, information we receive from third-party payment service providers to validate those purchases.
  • Data from platforms that the Services run on (such as to verify payment).
  • Data for advertising and analytics purposes, so we can provide you better Services.

3. WHY DO WE COLLECT YOUR DATA?

Providing data to us is not mandatory. However, we are unable to provide the Services, or some parts or features of the Services, without processing your data. If you use our Services, we will collect your data for some or all of the purposes described below, depending on the Services you decide to use and your choices when using them.

To perform the contract, we may collect and process your data necessary to

  • enable you to use our Services, for example, play our game,
  • provide and deliver products and Services you request,
  • respond to your comments and questions and provide user support,
  • send you messages and information related to the Services,
  • enable you to communicate with other users of the Services, and
  • verify your purchases or other transactions in the Services.

To provide and maintain good Services to our users, we have a legitimate interest to collect and process your data necessary to

  • operate and maintain our Services,
  • update and develop user profiles,
  • develop and improve the Services and user experience,
  • handle your support requests or otherwise manage our relationship with you,
  • customize your service-experience (like language version), and
  • provide you offers in the Services.

Based on our legitimate interest to promote and fund our Services and provide you relevant ads in our Services, we may process your data to

  • send you communications related to our Services,
  • track your activity in our Services to learn about your interests and improve the advertising in our Services,
  • show ads in our Services, and
  • request our advertising partners to advertise our Services to audiences which they believe have similar interests to yours

To keep the Services safe and fair, to fight fraud and ensure the acceptable use of our Services, we have a legitimate interest to process necessary data to

  • analyze and monitor the use of our Services and ensure that our Terms of Service are followed, and
  • moderate and monitor the use of our Services (including any messages sent through the Services), either automatically or manually.

With your consent, we may process your data to

  • send you newsletters or other similar communications if you have subscribed to them, and
  • other purposes explained to you when we ask for your consent (for example, using your location).

Finally, we may process your data as necessary to:

  • comply with legal obligations that we believe apply to us, and
  • protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person.

In addition, we may process your data for additional purposes that are compatible with any of the purposes listed above.

We do not use your data to make automated decisions that significantly affect you.

4. COOKIES

Like most online services today, we and our partners may use cookies or similar technologies to provide and personalize the Services, analyze the use of the Services, target advertisements and prevent fraud. Cookies and similar technologies allow us and our partners to store their preferences and track your activities within the Services. Note that our partners may operate under their own privacy policies.

If you wish to limit behaviourally targeted advertising, you can control the use of cookies, for example, by disabling some or all cookies or configuring your browser or device to notify you when cookies are being set. However, please consider that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the Services.

5. AGE LIMIT

In accordance with our Terms of Service, you must represent that you are at least 13 years old. However, we are not able to verify the specific age of individual users of our Services. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not provide your personal data to us or use the Services.

If we discover we’re processing the personal data of a person under 13 years, we will take appropriate measures to promptly delete the data from our records. If you have reason to believe we hold personal data relating to a user under 13, please contact us.

6. WHO CAN SEE YOUR DATA

To achieve the purposes described herein, we may share your data with the following types of recipients:

PARTNERS WORKING FOR FLOWSTATE

We have partners performing services for us. These partners process your data only at and according to Flowstate’s instructions in order to provide the Services. These external services can be, e.g., hosting, user support, advertising, analytics, and fraud prevention.

OTHER COMPANIES AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

In order to combat fraud and illegal activity, we may exchange data with other companies and organizations and provide it to public authorities in response to lawful requests.

We may also disclose your data based on your explicit consent to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others.

7. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

In connection with the processing activities described in this notice, your data may be transferred to and/or processed in countries outside of the European Union (“EU”) and the European Economic Area. Because different countries may have different data protection laws than your own country, we take steps to ensure adequate safeguards are in place to protect your data, as explained in this Privacy Notice. Adequate safeguards that our partners may use include standard contractual clauses approved by EU Commission and other lawful safeguards.

8. YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

You have the following rights concerning your data:

  • access the personal data we hold about you,
  • correct or request deletion of your data,
  • request us to restrict the processing of your data,
  • object processing of your data to the extent our processing is based on our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, or
  • where technically feasible, request a copy of the personal data you have provided to us in a machine-readable format.

9. YOUR OTHER RIGHTS

If the processing of your data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. We may, however, continue processing your data despite your withdrawal of consent if we have another lawful basis to process that data.

To unsubscribe from our marketing communications, please use the unsubscribe link provided in the messages we send. The unsubscribe link is typically found at the end of the message.

We will respond to all requests within a reasonable timeframe. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us. You may also contact your local data protection authority within the European Economic Area for unresolved complaints.

10. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

In order to help ensure a secure and safe user experience, we are continuously developing and implementing administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your data from unauthorized access or against loss, misuse or alteration. These security measures vary but may include, for example, encryption, pseudonymization and limiting access to systems containing personal data.

11. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA

We retain your data for as long as your Account is active or for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which your data was collected. We may periodically delete or de-identify inactive Accounts or other data in our Services.

After the applicable retention period, we will either delete or de-identify your data. We may continue to use data that is not identifiable to you (for example, aggregate data).

Note that if you ask us to remove your personal data, we will retain your data as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.