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Privacy Policy

Matchingham Games is an international entertainment company specialized in the mobile environment. We create and publish mobile games and applications that aim to entertain, inform and connect people by leveraging global creative power.

The purpose of this policy is to provide you with all the important information and explanations about how and why some of your data may be collected and processed by Matchingham Games when you use one of our applications or browse on our website. This privacy policy governs and details the main principles that Matchingham Games applies to the data we collect and process to:

(i) develop and publish mobile apps (“Matchingham Apps and Games”),

(ii) serve advertising that are tailored to the interests of users and

(iii) run our corporate website (“https://thematchinghampalace.com”).

This policy also aims to remind you about your rights and to provide you with all the elements you need to exercise them.

Should you have any questions related to this policy or our practices around privacy and data protection in general, please don’t hesitate to contact Matchingham Games as indicated in the contact section of this policy. 

Matchingham Apps and Games

Why does Matchingham Games collect data from its apps and games?

When you install and use Matchingham Games mobile applications, we can collect and process some of your data for different legitimate purposes.

You will find below explanations regarding the reasons why Matchingham Games may collect data and the legal bases Matchingham Games relies on in each case. 

Matchingham Games collects data: 

  • To provide you with the services you asked for
    (e.g., knowing that you completed the first level to allow access to the second one)
    • Legal basis – such data processing is strictly necessary for the service(s) asked
  • To run analytics and understand how users interact with our product and services in order to continuously improve it
    (e.g. identifying that a feature is annoying for users or that a level is too difficult for most gamers)
    • Legal basis – Express consent. Matchingham Games only processes or shares personal data collected through Matchingham Games apps for analytics purposes once you express your consent through the pop-up notice included in our apps.
  • To serve advertising tailored to the preference and interests of our users
    and allow Matchingham Games to continue to provide free services and products
    • Legal basis – Express consent. Matchingham Games only processes or shares personal data collected through Matchingham Games apps for personalized advertising purposes once you express your consent through the pop-up notice included in one of our apps.

Your personal information and other data collected by us may be transferred to another company that has acquired our stock or assets, for example, as a result of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

What data does Matchingham Games collect from its apps and games?

For all the purposes listed above the data that Matchingham Games collect is limited to:

  • The apps you are using
  • Your IP address
  • Your Mobile Advertising ID (Apple IDFA or Google AAID – which are technical identifiers developed by mobile operating systems for advertising purposes which remain under your control and can be reset or erased at any time in through your device settings)
  • Technical information about the device you use and your connection (user agent, type of connection, timestamp)
  • Data pertaining to your activities on our applications and notably the way in which you interact with our applications (for instance, how and when you use our applications) and with the advertising served in our applications (for instance, number of ads served, potential clicks)

With who may your data be shared & why?

Matchingham Games does not share your personal data with third parties without your prior consent. 

When you consent to the collection of data for advertising and analytics purpose, we may share the data listed above with the following categories of recipients:

What data does Matchingham Games collect for advertising purposes?

For all the purposes listed above the data that Matchingham Games collect is limited to:

  • The apps you are using
  • Your IP address
  • Your Mobile Advertising ID (Apple IDFA or Google AAID – which are technical identifiers developed by mobile operating systems for advertising purposes which remain under your control and can be reset or erased at any time in your device settings)
  • Technical information about the device you use and your connection (user agent, type of connection, timestamp)
  • Data pertaining to your interactions with the advertisements served (e.g., number of ads served, potential clicks)

 

Matchingham Games website

Why does Matchingham Games collect data from its website?

Like on most websites, when you browse on https://thematchinghampalace.com certain information about your connection and device(s) are automatically collected for the website to operate properly. 

Matchingham Games and its partners also use cookies and similar technologies to analyze how our users interact with our services and administer the website. Cookies are small text files stored on your browser that allow the collection of non-personally identifiable information related to your navigation on a website. 

You can control the use of cookies in your browser settings but if you choose to disable cookies it may affect certain websites’ functionalities.

What data does Matchingham Games collect from its website?

For the purposes listed above the data that Matchingham Games and its partners collect is limited to:

  • Browsing events and interactions with the website’s contents and services
  • Cookie identifiers, IP address and technical information related to your browser and/or device (user agent)
  • Information you provide us with voluntarily when you contact Matchingham Games

Analytics and third-party cookies

Matchingham Games uses Google Analytics to collect information related to web traffic on our website. This service allows us to measure the performance and proper functioning of our website and to provide you with a better experience. For more information on the data protection and privacy aspects of these analytics services, you can refer to Google-specific policy accessible here:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=fr

and opt-out from Google Analytics data collection here:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Social networks and other communication tools

Our website also offers communication tools allowing users to share content on social networks. When you interact with such social media widgets or “share buttons”, these social network companies may collect information about you and/or your device and connection. your interactions with these services are governed by the respective privacy policies of the companies providing these services. For more information on the data protection and privacy practices of these companies, you can refer to their specific policies listed below:

Security and other important information

How long does Matchingham Games keep your data?

Personal data collected, received and processed for the purposes described in this policy is not kept longer than necessary for the purposes described above in this section. 

In all cases, Matchingham Games does not retain such data for more than 13 months.

Children data

Matchingham Games never knowingly or willingly collect any personal data concerning children under 16 years of age.

International transfers

Some of the partners and processors referred to in this policy are located outside of the European Union.

In such case, we ensure that:

  • the personal data is transferred to countries recognized as offering an equivalent level of protection or,
  • Personal data is transferred to certified entities under the Privacy Shield or,
  • For personal data transferred outside of countries recognized by the European Commission as having a sufficient level of protection, any of the mechanisms offering appropriate guarantees is used, for which provision is made by applicable regulations, and in particular the adoption of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission.

What rights do you have?

Consent withdrawal and opt-out of sale of information

Please note that if Matchingham Games does not sell the personal information of its users, we may share it with third parties such as analytics and advertising companies in order to improve and personalize your experience and adapt the content and ads of our services. 

Adjusting your consent settings within Matchingham Games apps and games, will allow you to block the collection of data for these purposes and will de facto prevent the sharing of information with our analytics and/or advertising partners.

Access right

Upon request, Matchingham Games will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You may access or request deletion of your personal information directly in Matchingham Games mobile apps or by contacting Matchingham Games Data Protection Officer as indicated in the “Contact” section below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

Rectification and erasure

You may request Matchingham Games the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you, as well as the completion of incomplete personal data. You may also request Matchingham Games to erase without undue delay your personal data when it is no longer necessary for Matchingham Games to retain such data.

In order for your data to be erased or rendered inaccessible you can either: 

  • reset your mobile advertising identifier (IDFA on iOS, GAAID on Androïd) or activate “Limit Ad Tracking” in your device’ settings in order to make previously collected data non linkable to you or your device anymore and limit further data collection if you choose to enable the “Limit Ad Tracking” option
  • contact Matchingham Games Data Protection Officer, as indicated in the “Contact” section below in order to have the data previously collected by Matchingham Games on you and/or your device permanently erased or anonymized

Portability

Upon request, Matchingham Games will provide you with the personal data that you provided to us and, if possible, will communicate this information directly to another data controller of your choice in a portable format when the processing is based on consent or contract.

Contact

info@thematchinghampalace.com