ATARI ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
Revised: May, 25 2023
OUR PRIVACY COMMITMENT
The Information We Collect - General
Customer-provided Information: You may provide to us what is generally called “personally identifiable” information (including, but not limited to your full name, email address, PayPal account, home/mobile telephone number, bank account and/or credit card number, and billing and shipping information) if you purchase something from us.
“Cookies” Information: When you use the Website, game or application, we may send one or more cookies, small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters, to your computer. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your web browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your web browser and may be used by your web browser on subsequent visits to the Website, game or application. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser’s “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.
“Automatically Collected” Information: When you use the Website, games or applications, or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology. This “automatically collected” information may include but is not limited to Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), geo-location data, a unique user ID, version of software installed, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Website, game or application, and the dates and times that you visited the Website, game or application.
Information Collected by Third Parties: We may receive personal information about you from third parties if you have agreed to share this personal information with us.
The Information We Collect – Games or Applications
- Information that you give to us
When you register for, and use our games or applications, we collect the information that you give to us. This may include information like your name, email address, date of birth, country of residence, and language.
- Information about your device
When you use our games or applications we may collect specific information about your device, and across your devices, such as the model, serial number, operating system, device settings, device performance, device and advertising identifiers, Internet service provider, IP address and other unique personal or online identifiers. If you or your device experiences an error, we collect information about the error, the time the error occurred, the application or features being used, the state of the application when the error occurred, and any communications or content provided at the time the error occurred.
- Information about your use of our games or applications
We collect information about your use of and interaction with our games or applications. This could include information about the account you use to access our services, your gameplay, your online status, your service use history, your connections and interactions with other users, the content you share, the date and time of your use or visit, information about the links you click, pages you view, and advertising you interact with within our games or applications, inferences used to create a profile about your preferences and characteristics, standard server log information, and other information about how you use our services.
- Your content
- Your purchases
Some of our games or applications allow you to make purchases. If you use any of our services to make a purchase, we may collect information about the purchase. This may include payment information, such as your credit card number, account authentication information, and contact information like your billing and shipping address.
- Location information
With your consent, we may collect and process information about your precise location. When we have your location information, we use it to tailor our services for you and others, like allowing you to play location-based games or helping you establish friend relationships with other users.
- Information from other sources
We may also receive information about you from other sources, including from other users of our services, and third-party services and organizations. For example, if you access any social media or similar services through our games or applications to login or to share information about your experience on our services with others, we may collect information from these third-party services. We may also combine the information received from these other sources with information we’ve collected from you.
- Aggregated and deidentified information
We may aggregate or de-identify the information described above. Because aggregated and de-identified information cannot be used to identify you, it is not subject to this policy.
The Way We Use Information
We will use your information relating to any purchase made on the Website, games or applications, including, without limitation: (a) to process, verify, or deliver your order, process or obtain payment, verify your tax or tax exempt status, contest chargebacks, or notify you of the status of your order; (b) for anti-fraud and anti-piracy purposes; (c) to provide you with a customized shopping experience, as permitted by law; (d) to provide notice of your purchase to our third party partner for delivery purposes; and (e) to provide you with customer service and technical support, as permitted by law.
We may use your email address, without further consent, for administrative communications such as notifying you of major Website, game or application updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement or defamation issues, for email advertisement and other marketing activities, or to contact you regarding any content that you have posted or any product you have purchased from us.
We use all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Customers, to improve the way the Website, game or application, works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.
We may use “Automatically Collected” information and “Cookies” to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the Website, game or application; (b) monitor aggregate Website, game or application usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; and (c) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
We will use collected information in order to identify your location, domicile and the place of purchase for tax purposes or compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.
When We Disclose Information
We may disclose Automatically Collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage and demographic patterns for certain products, services, advertisements, promotions, or other features of the Website, games or applications..
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws or to respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity. We disclose information to tax authorities in order to comply with applicable tax laws.
We also reserve the right to disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect us from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Website, game or application; to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Atari, our users, suppliers or others; or to prevent or investigate a possible crime. Also, to the extent permitted by law, we may review our server logs for security concerns and may disclose these logs to the appropriate authorities who may use this information. Also, to the extent permitted by law, we reserve the right to report to law enforcement or governmental authorities any activities that we, in good faith, believe are in violation of applicable rules and regulations without prior notice.
We may provide postal addresses to the U.S. Post Office or to our third party partner for delivery purposes.
Authorized Third party providers
We may share some or all of the categories of your personal information, as identified above, with third-party service providers that provide services to us for a variety of business purposes, such as payment processing, customer service, email deployment, advertising and marketing (including counting ad impressions, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, ensuring compliance with industry standards and specifications, ad delivery, reporting, personalization, audience segmentation, and analytics), security and performance monitoring, maintaining or servicing accounts, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, information hosting, auditing, and information processing. You hereby expressly agree that we may collect and process such information in and outside of the United States as well as to transmit such information for processing overseas.
Your Choices – All Users
You may decline to share your personally identifiable information with us, in which case we will not be able to provide to you some features and functionality.
You may review and opt out of receiving personalized ads and sharing your information with third parties for direct marketing purposes at any time at email@example.com.
You may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer you certain controls and choices regarding the information we collect, how the information is used, and how it is shared. These controls and choices include the ability to update, correct or delete information that you have provided to us or information that we have collected through your use of our services.
You may have the right, in accordance with applicable law, to request access to, correction, or deletion of your information. For any such request, please contact us at email@example.com.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights and choices, however some of the functionality and features of our services may change, or no longer be available to you.
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may send you a notice if a security breach occurs.
For details about the precise data points we collect and the categories of sources where we got that information, please see “The Information We Collect” above. We collect personal information for the business and commercial purposes described in “The Way We Use Information” above.
Atari does not sell the personal information we collect. We do, however, disclose personal information as described in this policy (see “When We Disclose Information” above). In the past 12 months, we have disclosed personal information to the following categories of recipients:
Business partners (for example, if you request that we share your email address with the game seller you purchased an Atari game from such as Steam);
Other Atari products include MobyGames, Atari XP, Atari VCS, Atari SA, Atari Inc., Atari Interactive U.S. Holdings, Inc. etc.
Service providers (as described in “How Do We Share Information?” above); and
Operating systems and platforms.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website, games or applications, at any time or in any manner. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years-of-age. If we learn that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on or through the Website, game or application, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has provided us with personally identifiable information, then please contact us at to have that information deleted.
State-based Privacy Laws
Your California Privacy Rights
The California Consumer Privacy Act or “CCPA” (California Civil Code Section 1798.83) permits users of the Website, games or applications, that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCPA provides consumers residing in California certain rights with respect to their personal information. If you are a California resident, you may have the right to: (1) request to know more about the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, and disclose; (2) request deletion of your personal information; (3) opt out of sale of your personal information (if any); and (4) not be discriminated against for exercising these rights.
You or your authorized agent may make these requests by contacting us as described in “Contact Us” below. Note that we may ask you for additional information to help us verify who you are before completing your request. If we receive your request from an authorized agent, we may ask for evidence that you gave that person authority to submit requests to exercise rights on your behalf. We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your rights under the CCPA.
Atari does not sell or share your personal information, as those terms are defined under California law. Atari also does not use or disclose sensitive personal information for any purposes that would require a user to exercise a right to limit according to California law.
- Identifiers: Atari collects information that identifies you to provide you with services that you request. For example, Atri processes your name, email address, and billing address to process transactions. And we process your mobile phone number to communicate with you. Atari discloses this information to our service providers who process the information on our behalf to help us perform a particular business purpose in accordance with our instructions. In some cases, Atari may provide this information to third parties for the business purposes requested by you, such as when Atari provides your name and certain information about your device to a mobile carrier to set up a carrier account for billing purposes. Under California law, certain personal information in this category, such as social security number, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport number, may be considered sensitive.
- Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: California and federal laws provide protection against discrimination if you belong to a protected class. Under California law, certain personal information in this category may be considered sensitive. Protected classes include groupings based on race, ethnicity, or national origin; religious or philosophical beliefs; sexual orientation; genetic information; family status; and whether you have a disability. Similarly, even though you may represent to Atari that you are part of a family unit, Atari does not request any information regarding protected classes and does not take steps to infer your actual family status based on your use of our products and services.
- Commercial information: Atari may collect and maintain a record of your transactions with Atari, such as the products or services that you have purchased. Atari may discloses this information to our service providers for our business purposes, for example, to process transactions that you have requested. Atari also shares certain commercial information with third parties, such as credit card companies, in order to process your transactions. Under California law, certain personal information in this category may be considered sensitive.
- Biometric information: Under California law, biometric information includes any physiological or behavioral characteristics that can be used to establish your identity, such as a fingerprint or an image of your face from which a faceprint can be created. Under California law, certain personal information in this category may be considered sensitive. If you choose to upload any photos to Atari or a related applicatoin, you may include in those photos an image of your face from which a faceprint could be made. Atari does not create or store faceprints of our customers and, as a result, does not consider any photos uploaded to be biometric information.
- Network activity information: Atari may collect certain information about user activity on our electronic networks, such as how consumers interact with our websites, games and apps. We use this information to help determine what pages or features are popular or where our products and services could be improved. We may also use such information for marketing purposes with your consent or other applicable legal basis.
- Geolocation data: Geolocation data at Atari is data that describes a consumer’s precise location. Under California law, precise location data may be considered sensitive. Atari does not collect information about your precise location.
- Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, or olfactory information: Atari does not collect information about your senses.
- Employment information: We may indirectly collect any professional or employment information that you share with us, such as the institutions that you attended, any professional degrees or certifications, or union membership.
- Education information: We may indirectly collect information you share with us about your affiliation with an educational institution.
- Inferences from your personal information to create a profile about your preferences: If you choose to personalize your services or communications where such an option is available, Atari will use information that we collect so that we can offer you those personalized services or communications.
- Personal information described in Section 1798.80(e): The California Consumer Privacy Act requires that we tell you whether we collect any personal information that is described in California Civil Code Section 1798.80(e). The Code section includes a broad variety of categories of personal information, such as name, contact information, physical characteristics, credit card or billing information, and more. Under California law, certain personal information in this category, such as financial information, health information, sex life, social security number, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport number, may be considered sensitive. Atari may collect certain personal information described in Section 1798.80(e). Some of this information is already described in the categories above.
Any personal information that Atari holds may also be used to comply with applicable law.
Your Colorado privacy rights
On July 7, 2021, Colorado passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA). The CPA will go into effect on July 1, 2023. The law sets forth consumers’ data protection rights, including the right to access their personal data; the right to correct inaccuracies in their data; the right to request deletion of their data; the right to obtain a copy of their data; and the right to opt out of the processing of their personal data for the purposes of targeted advertising, the sale of their data or profiling.
Your Connecticut privacy rights
On May 10, 2022, Connecticut became the fifth US state to sign into law comprehensive consumer privacy legislation. Most provisions of the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) will go into effect on July 1, 2023, along with the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) on the same day.
Your Nevada privacy rights
If you are a Nevada resident you may be able to exercise additional rights to opt out of future sales of certain covered information that a website operator has collected or will collect about you. If you are a Nevada resident, you may exercise this right by submitting a request through our Personal Data Request Portal or using the Contact Us channels below. Please note we may take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request.
Your Utah privacy rights
On March 24, 2022, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”) was enacted making Utah the fourth State to enact comprehensive privacy legislation. The UCPA establishes consumers' rights around access, deletion, portability, and provides for the right to opt-out of targeted advertising and sale of personal data. The UCPA will become effective Dec. 21, 2023. Consumers may request to access the personal data that a controller processes about them,
delete personal data that the consumer provided to the controller, obtain a copy of the personal data, in a "portable" format, that the consumer provided to the controller, and opt out of the "sale" of personal data (defined as disclosure by a controller to a third party for monetary consideration) or processing of personal data for targeted advertising.
Your Virginia privacy rights
On March 2, 2021, Virginia’s legislature passed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA, the Act), which goes into effect on January 1, 2023. The CDPA recognizes certain data protection rights over consumers’ personal information, including the right to access their data, correct inaccuracies in their data, request deletion of their data, receive a copy of their data, and opt out of the processing of their personal data for purposes of targeted advertising, the sale of their data or profiling.
Your Other Privacy Rights
You have the right, where provided under applicable law, to ask us not to process your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your information or clicking “unsubscribe” on the emails you receive. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. We will retain your personal information for as long as needed to provide you with any products and services which you request. We will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.