What's this about?
This is a privacy notice, which means it's to let you know what happens to your personal information when you play Nightfall – for example your name, your home address, date of birth, or how you use a game.
We (the BBC) collect some information about our game players, like you. It's our job to tell you how we will collect the information, how we will record it, and how we will use it.
In this notice, you will see different names or terms used that you may not be familiar with, such as:
- Data controller: This person (or group of people, like us) is in charge of the information we collect.
- Data processor: This person processes information for the data controller.
- Personal information: This means any information that can be used to identify someone, such as your name, home address, date of birth, or how you use a game.
Who looks after your information?
We (the BBC) are the data controllers of the personal information you give us – we look at how and why your information is collected and used.
We've got a good reason for processing the data (the law calls it a ‘legitimate interest’), because that needs to happen for you to get the benefits from using the game, and we've made sure your rights are protected.
Why do we collect and use your information?
We will only collect your information when we need it to help us do our job and allow you to play our games. When we've collected it, here's how we use it:
- In game statistics – this is the data we collect and review so we can see how people are playing our games. We use this information to help us make decisions on how to improve our games. For example, the types of statistics we gather include; how many players are playing our games, how often players play our games, and how far players get in our games.
- Game progress – as you play our games, we may save your progress, so that you can return to the game in the same point you left off. For example; we may store what level you have got to in a game, or the amount of in game currency you have earned.
What information do we collect?
The categories of information that we collect, store and share include the following:
- Display name – we will not collect or use your real name instead we assign you a randomly generated in-game display name which we store so you can keep the same name.
- User activity – Game scores, Items won, Virtual currency earned through play, items purchased in game shop using virtual currency, virtual currency balance.
Do you have to give us your information?
The BBC needs some of your information to let you play our games. Before you are allowed to play our games we first ask your parents for their permission.
How long will we keep your information?
We don't keep it forever, only for as long as we need it to help us do the thing we needed it for. Any information we collect while you play Nightfall will be kept for as long as you play. If your game remains inactive for 6 months we will delete any personal information we have collected about you including your user activity.
Will your information be shared?
We sometimes need to share information with other people to allow us to deliver our services, like this game. These people are:
- The third party game developer.
We won't share your information with anyone else without your permission or your parent's permission, unless the law says we can or should.
What are your rights?
You and your parents have the right to:
- Be told how we use your information.
- Ask to see the information we hold.
- Ask us to change information you think is wrong.
- Ask us to remove information when it's not needed anymore.
- Ask us to only use your information in certain ways.
- Tell us you don't want your information to be processed.
If you have any questions about how we handle your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the we process your information and how you can contact the BBC's Data Protection Officer.
If you raise a concern with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a concern with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).