PUBLISHED ON april 1st, 2018
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At FAKEREF.ORG, we collect personal data to support our products and services, while respecting all applicable laws, including but not limited to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, directly applicable from May, 25th, 2018 (hereinafter, "General Data Protection Regulation", or "GDPR"). As defined in the GDPR, "personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Table of contents:
When does FAKEREF.ORG collect your personal information?
What personal information does FAKEREF.ORG collect?
How does FAKEREF.ORG use my personal data?
For how long does FAKEREF.ORG keep my personal data?
With whom does FAKEREF.ORG share my personal data?
Does FAKEREF.ORG make my personal information public? Who can see my personal information?
What are my rights?
1. WHEN DOES FAKEREF.ORG COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
FAKEREF.ORG collects and processes your personal information at different times when you interact with our Services. Generally, personal information is collected when:
(a) you use a Service,
(b) you create an Account,
(c) you make a purchase within our Services,
(d) you create user generated content,
(e) you watch advertisements within our Services,
(f) you sign up for a newsletter,
(g) you contact FAKEREF.ORG customer service and during technical support sessions,
(h) you enter into a contest or sweepstakes,
(i) you chat with other users of the Services,
(j) you participate in a beta or otherwise download a patch or a demo, or
(k) you share or otherwise contribute to our social media channels or other community websites.
Whatever the activity may be, we will only collect personal information to the extent necessary to provide you with the Services and fulfil your requests.
2. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES FAKEREF.ORG COLLECT?
2.1 When you use FAKEREF.ORG services
2.1.1 While Browsing FAKEREF.ORG websites
IP addresses. FAKEREF.ORG also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for safety and security reasons. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.
Other passively collected information. While browsing our sites, FAKEREF.ORG may, on its own, or with the help of third party tools, collect non-personally identifiable information concerning your gaming hardware, habits, behaviors and use of our Services. FAKEREF.ORG collects such information to better adapt our Services to users’ interests, and for a better quality of our Services. The information collected may contain the following, without limitation: device unique identity, including MAC address, console, mobile, tablet and console unique identifier or other device identifiers and settings, internet provider, carrier, operating system, hardware information, localization information, date and time spent on the Services, game scores, game metrics, achievements, rankings, time played and statistics, feature usage, advertising conversion rates, monetization rate, purchase history and other similar information.
2.1.2 Registering on a FAKEREF.ORG service
To access certain Services, you will need a FAKEREF.ORG Account. During the creation of your Account, we will ask you to provide your user name, password, email address, date of birth (or age) and country of origin. This information is mandatory to create an Account. On other Services, FAKEREF.ORG may ask you additional personal information relevant to the Service such as your phone number, home address, or geo-location information (for example, you will be asked your home address when purchasing a product within our online shop, in order for FAKEREF.ORG to deliver the product to your home address).
2.1.3 Creating a FAKEREF.ORG account
By creating a FAKEREF.ORG Account, you agree to receive newsletter or adverts about FAKEREF.ORG products, services, and sales. You can unsubscribe at any time by:
(a) clicking the unsubscribe link contained in all FAKEREF.ORG email marketing messages;
(b) changing your contact preferences on your FAKEREF.ORG account page at https://account.FAKEREF.ORG.com
(c) contacting privacy@FAKEREF.ORG.com with your unsubscribe request; or
To access certain Services, you will need to give an additional consent to allow FAKEREF.ORG to share some of your personal data with third parties, such as companies or organizations, which provide services and products you may be interested in. In this case, you can unsubscribe from third parties’ communications through the mechanisms provided by the third party.
2.1.4 Contacting FAKEREF.ORG
2.1.5 Participating to contests and sweepstakes
FAKEREF.ORG may offer you the opportunity to participate in online surveys, questionnaires, contests and sweepstakes. To participate, you may need to provide your first name, your family name, e-mail address, date of birth, your address and country of residence. If you choose to participate in contests, sweepstakes, surveys and questionnaires, your personal data may be processed to allow you to participate, and for internal statistical use.
2.1.6 Interacting on forums
Whenever you participate or interact with other users on a forum, FAKEREF.ORG collects the content of your communications, the time and the location of your activities, as well as your online ID and your IP address.
2.1.8 Social media and other third parties’ platforms
2.1.9 Custom content
FAKEREF.ORG may work with trusted marketing partners to bring you more useful and interesting advertising content on our Services and on third party sites and services. If the box labeled "Share my information with select parties" box on your FAKEREF.ORG Account settings is checked, we may do this by sharing or matching the personal information you have provided us on the Services with the information (which may include personal information) you have provided third party marketing partners. If you do not want FAKEREF.ORG to match your Personal Information with trusted partners to tailor ads or other custom content for you on our Services and/or third party sites, you can uncheck this box at https://account.FAKEREF.ORG.com/ at any time. When you uncheck this box, FAKEREF.ORG will no longer share your Personal Information with partners to tailor ads or other custom content for you following the date of your request.
As explained above in the cookies section, we may share some information via cookies and other technologies.
2.2 Whenever you use FAKEREF.ORG fake reference service
2.2.1 Registering when activating a FAKEREF.ORG game
If you play FAKEREF.ORG games on a third-party console, your ID for this console will be disclosed to FAKEREF.ORG, in order to let FAKEREF.ORG create your FAKEREF.ORG Account. You must have a FAKEREF.ORG Account in order to access certain online features. From your console, FAKEREF.ORG receives your username and your password, your e-mail address, your date of birth, and your country of residence.
2.2.2 Creation of user generated content
Some Services give you access to tools in order to allow you to create and/or share unique content. This User-Generated Content may be collected by FAKEREF.ORG; this content may also contain your personal information or the personal information of others (for instance, your name, or a picture of you). Please exercise caution: FAKEREF.ORG is not liable for any negative consequences linked to your disclosure of User-generated content.
2.3 Online payment
3. HOW DOES FAKEREF.ORG USE MY PERSONAL DATA?
3.1 Legal basis for your personal data collection and processing
FAKEREF.ORG processes your personal data, wherever necessary:
- To provide you with the Services (creation of your FAKEREF.ORG account, bug detection, fighting fraud, online payment, etc.)
- To offer the best possible experience to users, and improve the Services (in-game data analytics, etc). It is in FAKEREF.ORG’s legitimate interest to process your data for these purposes.
- To provide you with supplementary services (custom content, etc.). In such case, FAKEREF.ORG will ask for your consent before processing your personal data for this purpose.
DESPITE OUR REASONABLE EFFORTS TO KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE, NO COMPANY CAN GUARANTEE THE SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF ITS SERVICES, INFORMATION AND OTHER DATA. OUR PRIVACY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE "AS IS" AND FAKEREF.ORG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY.
4. FOR HOW LONG DOES FAKEREF.ORG KEEP MY PERSONAL DATA ?
5. WITH WHOM DOES FAKEREF.ORG SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
FAKEREF.ORG does not disclose your personal data to any third party without your prior consent.
5.1 Sharing your personal data with FAKEREF.ORG affiliated companies
5.2 Sharing your personal data with third parties
5.3 Sharing your personal data with government authorities
In accordance with relevant laws, FAKEREF.ORG may have to disclose your personal data to a judiciary or administrative entity, whenever such disclosure is deemed necessary for protecting, challenging or enforcing the legal rights of FAKEREF.ORG, its Users, or third parties. Unless required by law, FAKEREF.ORG will not be required to notify you of any such disclosure.
5.4 Sharing your personal data in case of mergers
In the unlikely event FAKEREF.ORG’s business activities or shares are transferred partly or totally to any third party, such third parties may access your personal data. In this case, FAKEREF.ORG may also allow your personal data to be transferred to the acquiring third party.
5.5 Transfers of personal data to third countries
Please be aware that your personal information may be transferred to, stored in, and processed by affiliated companies, subcontractors and/or FAKEREF.ORG partners, located in third countries such as, but not limited to, United States, Canada and China. A list of FAKEREF.ORG affiliated companies is available at http://www.FAKEREF.ORGgroup.com/en-US/about_FAKEREF.ORG/world_presence/world_presence.aspx. Some personal data recipients are located in countries that are not considered as ensuring an adequate protection level according to the EU Commission. In such case, FAKEREF.ORG uses the strict framework of the EU Commission’s approved standard contractual clauses, which are available on the EU Commission website . by request at privacy@FAKEREF.ORG.com.
5.6 Business Information
For practical reasons, we treat Personal Information submitted to us in a business capacity different from information we receive in a non-business capacity. Personal Information submitted to us in a business capacity (e.g. resumes) may be shared with third parties as described at the time of collection.
6. DOES FAKEREF.ORG MAKE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION PUBLIC? WHO CAN SEE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
FAKEREF.ORG Services may offer a public profile feature ("Public Profile") that allows you to publish information, including personal information, to the public Internet. Other than as stated on the applicable Public Profile site, the information you upload or input to your Public Profile will default to the privacy level you choose at sign-in, and you can choose to change the privacy settings at any time. By default, certain aspects of the Public Profile are set to "public". Those aspects of the Public Profile that are designated as "public" will be visible to everyone, potentially including people not registered within the FAKEREF.ORG environment, and may be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for you. If you post your personal information to a Public Profile, including a video, image or photo, you should be aware that these may be viewed, collected, copied and/or used by other users without your consent.
8. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
You can access and update the contact information you gave us during registration (that is, your e-mail address or any other information that would directly enable us to contact you), by logging in and clicking the Edit Profile section. Additionally, You have a right to access, rectify, erase, object, or restrict processing for all your personal data processed by FAKEREF.ORG, as well as the right of data portability. You can exercise these rights or terminate your FAKEREF.ORG account by writing to FAKEREF.ORG customer support, via the following website : FAKEREF.ORG will answer your request within a month following the receipt of your demand. FAKEREF.ORG reserves the right to extend this delay up to three months if it necessary regarding the complexity of your demand, or based on the number of demands we receive. In such case, we will inform you of this extension within a month following the receipt of your demand. For any data processing activity requiring your consent (cookies, behavioral advertising…etc), you may withdraw your consent at any time. This withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of any previous processing. You may also address any complaint to the national supervisory authority of your country.
Do not Track: FAKEREF.ORG does not currently respond to Do Not Track (DNT) settings in your browser.
Your California Privacy Rights: The following applies solely to California residents who have an established business relationship with FAKEREF.ORG. If we collect Personal Information from you, we may make the Personal Information available to third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes with your consent. If you decide that you do not want us to share Personal Information from your FAKEREF.ORG account with these companies for their marketing and promotional purposes, please send an e-mail to privacy@FAKEREF.ORG.com. In this email, state that you would like FAKEREF.ORG to not share your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes. Your opt-out request will be processed within thirty (30) days of the date of which we receive it.
Please be assured that any Personal Information that you provide in communications to the above email and postal mail addresses will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you request it.