- What information the Sites collect
- How we use the information that we collect
- Information sharing
- Your choices, cookies and other tracking technologies and “do not track” signals
- California Residents
- Confidentiality and security
- Data Storage in Japan and the United States
- Contacting Us
2. What information the Sites collect
Information you provide to us:
You do not need to provide information directly to us in order to view the Sites. However, when you use certain functions on the Sites, such as accessing certain features or content, registering for certain services, setting up a profile or contacting the Sites directly, you may provide us or we may ask for personally identifiable information or other information, which may include:
- contact information, such as name, email address, postal address and phone number;
- username and password for your account;
- information posted in community discussions and other interactive online features;
- information you may decide to provide on your profile or through your account, such as photographs, friends, biographies, anime or manga related lists and favorites, comments, posts, reviews, ratings, recommendations and other information or content you may provide through your account or on your profile;
- search queries conducted on the Sites; and
- correspondence you send to us.
Information automatically collected when you visit and interact with the Sites:
When you use, interact with and visit the Sites, certain information may automatically be collected, including:
- information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies;
- your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address;
- your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs that are installed on your computer or other device;
- your browser type and operating system;
- the web pages you were visiting immediately before and after you came to the Sites;
- aggregated data about email click-through rates and user video viewing;
- activities within community discussions; and
- standard server log information.
- The above listed technologies and information track your usage of the Sites and help us with respect to certain functionality of the Sites such as recognizing you, remembering your preferences, bringing you advertising (both on and off the Sites) and otherwise providing you with a more personalized experience.
Information we collect from other sources:
We may access information about you from third-party sources and platforms (such as Google Analytics Demographics and Interests Reports social networking sites, databases, online marketing firms, our strategic business partners and ad targeting firms), including:
- unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers, that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law;
- demographic data, such as age range, gender, and interests;
- if you access third-party social networking services (such as Facebook Connect or Twitter) through the Sites, your username and connection lists for those services;
- contact information such as name, email address, phone number and postal address; and
- advertisement interaction and viewing data, such as ad click-through rates and information about how many times you viewed a particular ad.
Please note that the Sites may combine information we obtain from third-party sources with the information that we collect. Please also note that, if you make a payment on or through the Sites for digital content or for other transactions, we use third-party service providers to process your payment information.
3. How we use the information that we collect
In order to provide our users
with free access to our content, we display advertisements and other content on the Sites, many
of which are targeted based on information about you. We may also send you
advertising through other means, such as email. Using information collected
through cookies, web beacons, and other sources, we may use demographic data or
information about your online activities or interests to display or communicate
targeted advertising that may be relevant to your preferences. Through this
process, advertisers reach Sites visitors who are most interested in their
products, and you see advertising for products or services in which you may be
We may use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about changes to the Sites or your account, promotional messages about our email newsletters, and our own or our affiliates’ or marketing partners' products and services.
We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for products, services, and information. We may use your contact information to respond to your customer service requests or to enable you to participate in features on the Sites such as surveys, polls, sweepstakes, and message boards.
To provide you with an open and civil, discussion forum, we track user involvement in our community discussions. Our forum moderators monitor discussions and delete comments that we deem inappropriate in our forums. For more information on this process, please see the Sites' community rules, forum rules or comment policies about comment moderation guidelines.
In order to learn more about how the Sites are used, we aggregate and analyze the data that we collect. We may use this information, for example, to better tailor our content and design to suit our visitors' needs, to increase our Sites' functionality, and to monitor and analyze use of the Sites.
Support, Personalization and Security:
We may use the information we collect to provide support for and personalize the Sites and our products and services, and to create, maintain and secure your account. We may also use the information we collect to develop and improve and to help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Sites, products and services.
4. Information sharing
- We may employ the third parties to perform Sites-related services, including maintenance services, database management, data processing, analytics, marketing, and email and text message distribution. Access to your information is granted to these third parties only for the purpose of performing these tasks.
- We may share your information with our strategic business partners in connection with offering you co-branded services, selling or distributing our content, offering content or products that you may be interested in on our Sites or on our partners’ services, or engaging in other joint marketing activities. We may also share aggregated information or certain personal information with such partners or other the third parties to help us develop or provide you services, content, and advertising that may be of interest to you and our users.
- We may share information about you to respond to judicial proceedings, court orders, or subpoenas, or search warrants, legal process, or other legal or law enforcement measures, to establish or exercise our rights, to comply with our legal obligations and/or to defend against legal actions or claims.
- If you choose to engage in public activities on the site, such as posting comments on community message boards, any information you submit can be read, collected, or used by others. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information in public activities or submissions.
- From time to time, we may deploy technology such as application programming interfaces (or “APIs”) for use by third party application developers and make information concerning your public activities on the Sites, such as your comments on community message boards, available to third party websites and applications. If you use such third party websites and applications, they may also collect, process and share your information, including personal information. You should review the privacy policies of any third party websites or applications before using them.
- We may share information about you in the event that the Sites are acquired by a third party or third parties, or as part of a sale, merger, bankruptcy or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events.
- We may share information about you for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
Please note that the third parties may independently collect data about you, through cookies, clicks on links, or other means when you visit or view ads on the Sites.
5. Your choices, cookies and other tracking technologies and “do not track” signals
Deactivating your account
Cookies and other tracking technologies
“Do not track” signals
Third Party Online Advertising
Some of the advertisements you see on the Sites are from third parties, such as advertising agencies, advertisers, ad networks, and audience segment providers. These third parties may collect information about you and your online activities, either on the Sites or on other websites, through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to understand your interests and tailor certain advertisements to your interests.
If you choose to opt out of having your information used to deliver advertisements tailored to your interests, you will continue to see advertisements on the Sites, but these advertisements may not be as relevant to you.
If you choose to share personal information with us, you may update or amend this information by contacting us at [email protected]. Please include in your email the name of the Site(s) to which you provided the information you wish to amend.
7. California Residents
Information We Collect
We collect “personal information” as defined under the CCPA, which is information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device. Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records, deidentified or aggregated consumer information or information excluded from the CCPA’s scope. In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information about consumers (i.e., California residents) within the last 12 months:
|Categories:||Examples of Personal Information in the Category:||Collected (“Yes” or “No”):|
|A. Identifiers.||A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.||Yes, we have collected personal information included in this category.|
|B. Personal information categories described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).||A name, signature, social security number, physical
characteristics or description, address, telephone
number, passport number, driver’s license or state
identification card number, insurance policy number,
education, employment, employment history, bank
account number, credit card number, debit card number,
or any other financial information, medical information,
or health insurance information.
Please note that some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
|Yes, we have collected personal information included in this category.|
|C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.||Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).||Yes, we have collected personal information included in this category.|
|D. Commercial information.||Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.||Yes, we have collected personal information included in this category.|
|E. Biometric information.||Genetic (e.g., DNA), physiological, behavioral, or biological characteristics, imagery of the iris, retina, fingerprint, face, hand, palm, vein patterns, and voice recordings, from which an identifier template, such as a faceprint, a minutiae template, or a voiceprint, can be extracted, and keystroke patterns or rhythms, gait patterns or rhythms, and sleep, health, or exercise data.||No, we have not collected personal information included in this category.|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity.||Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.||Yes, we have collected personal information included in this category.|
|G. Geolocation data.||Physical location or movements.||No, we have not collected personal information included in this category. We do collect IP addresses which may provide general geographic location information, but we do not collect specific physical location or movements information.|
|H. Sensory data.||Audio, electronic, visual, therAE, olfactory, or similar information.||No, we have not collected personal information included in this category.|
|I. Professional or employment related information.||Current or past job history or performance evaluations.||No, we have not collected personal information included in this category.|
|J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).||Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.||No, we have not collected personal information included in this category.|
|K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.||Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.||No, we have not collected personal information included in this category.|
We obtain the categories of personal information listed above as described above in Section 2 ("What information the Sites collect"), such as directly from you, automatically and indirectly from you and from third-party sources and platforms.
Use of Personal Information
We describe how we may use or disclose the personal information we collect above in Section 3 ("How we use the information that we collect"). We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
Sharing Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter into an agreement with the third party that describes the purpose and requires the third party recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the agreement. We may share your personal information with the categories of third parties described above in Section 4 (“Information sharing”).
Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose:
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
- Category A: Identifiers.
- Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
- Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
- Category D: Commercial information.
- Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to service providers, business partners and our affiliates.
Sales of Personal Information:
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have shared Category A personal information (“Identifiers”) with third party advertisers, or have allowed those advertisers to collect Category A personal information, through the Sites. This disclosure of personal information may be considered a “sale” of personal information under the CCPA.
Your Rights Under the CCPA
The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information, as we describe further below.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights:
As a California resident, you have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see below “Exercising Your CCPA Access, Data Portability and Deletion Rights”), we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
- If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate
- sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
- disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Deletion Request Rights:
As a California resident, you have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see below “Exercising Your CCPA Access, Data Portability and Deletion Rights”), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request if keeping the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against AEicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising Your CCPA Access, Data Portability and Deletion Rights:
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by email at: [email protected] or by regular mail at: AnimationExplorer
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must (a) provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative and (b) describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of receipt, but if we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. If we cannot comply with the request, our response will explain the reasons we cannot comply. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to easily transfer the information from one entity to another entity. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights:
If you are 16 years of age or older, you have the right to direct us to not sell your personal information at any time (the “right to opt-out”). We do not sell the personal information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is 13 to 15 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age. Consumers who opt-in to personal information sales may opt-out of future sales at any time.
To exercise the right to opt-out, you can click on the “Do not sell my data” link available on our homepage and other pages of this website. You will then have the option of clicking on a toggle button or checking a box and confirming your choice to opt-out. Once you make an opt-out request, we will wait at least twelve (12) months before asking you to reauthorize personal information sales. However, you may change your mind and opt back in to personal information sales at any time by clicking on the “Do not sell my data” link again and unchecking the box or clicking on the toggle button again and confirming your choice to opt back in.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not do any of the following:
- Deny you goods or services.
- Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
Other California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, under California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) you may request further information about our practices related to disclosing your personal information to certain third parties and/or opt-out of our sharing of your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Please send your request (with the subject line labeled “Your California Privacy Rights”) by email to [email protected].
Information for parents and guardians:
Collection, use and sharing of children’s information:
In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 in the U.S. or under the age 16 in Europe without verification of parental consent, we will delete such information. If you are a minor age 13 or over in the U.S., a minor age 16 or over in Europe or an individual considered a child in another jurisdiction, you may only use the Sites with the permission and under the supervision of your parent or guardian.
Parental consent, choices and access:
A parent or guardian who has given us permission to collect, use, and share their child's personal information can, at any time:
- Review, correct, or delete the child’s personal information; and/or
- Revoke permission for us to further collect, use or share the child’s personal information.
To do any of the above,or if you have questions about parental consent, please contact us at [email protected] with your request or question. Please be sure to include your child’s name and username and your name.
9. Confidentiality and security
We limit access to contact
information about you to employees or service providers who we believe
reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products
or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We also have adopted
commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative procedures to
help protect information about you from loss, misuse, and alteration.
Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We want you to feel confident using the Sites, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
10. Data Storage in Japan and the United States
Our offices are located in Japan. We store and process data for the Sites in Japan and may also store and process certain data in the United States. If you visit the Sites from another country, please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Sites may be processed in and transferred to Japan and the United States and will be subject to Japan and U.S. law. By using the Sites or providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in Japan and the United States.
12. Contacting Us
LAST UPDATED: [March 19, 2021]
“AE", "we", "us", or "our" means AnimationExplorer Co., Ltd. (previously AnimationExplorer, LLC), the owner and operator of this
website www.AnimationExplorer.com and AnimationExplorer branded mobile applications and
related online services (collectively
So please take a moment to learn the five W's, the How, and other important matters about the information we collect and how we use and share it. If you have any questions, please contact us.
The What and the Why
The types of data we collect from you and which data is used for what purpose
When we start using your data and how long we store it
How your data are processed and used
With whom we share your data
Where your data will be processed
- Other Important Matters
The What and the Why
In the course of using our Services, you may provide us, directly and indirectly, with both personal and non-personal information. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you as an individual. Non-personal information is information that does not permit direct association with you. Both personal information and non-personal information may be used alone or in the aggregate with information collected from other users. Certain non-personal information would be considered a part of your personal information if it were combined with other identifiers (e.g., combining your zip or postal code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered non-personal information if they are taken alone or combined only with other non-personal information (e.g., your viewing preferences).
|Item||Types of Data||Purpose of use|
To help us develop, deliver, and improve our Services, including the following aspects of our Services:
|Data about your account and use of Services||
|Data we collect with Cookies||
|Information from Third Parties||
|Information from Third Parties||
|Data about your account and use of Services||
|Data about your account and use of Services||
- It enables us to provide you with the Services
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
- To comply with the law
Direct interaction and use of our Services
Your information is collected by us when you directly interact with our Services and otherwise through use of our Services via your devices (such as computers, smartphones or other internet enabled computing devices) (as described in the “How” section below).
Social Networking Services and Plug-ins
- Website: https://twitter.com/
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/
- Website: https://about.google/
- Website: https://www.apple.com/
Your information may also be made available to us when you register with any social networking service (“SNS”), such as those listed above, for use of our Services and/or permit any SNS to share any of your information with us in connection with your use of our Services, including any profile information (such as username, images, date of birth, real name), type of device, SNS account ID, gender, location information, and your SNS friends' lists, and when any changes are made to that information. By accepting an SNS's applicable terms, you agree and consent to the SNS making such information available to us on those terms. Further, when you use a plugin for an SNS on our Services, information about your usage of our Services may be transmitted to the SNS.
If you actively choose to participate in a promotion, we may request that you provide us with personal information such as your email address or postal address in order to administer your participation in the promotion.
Duration of Storage
We will not keep your personal information any longer than needed for the purpose it was collected or than is necessary for legal or legitimate business purposes.
Direct interaction includes such actions as creating a username, providing an email address, creating a friends' list, chatting with other users, or posting to walls and other forums through our Services. It also includes the sending of pre-formatted messages for various purposes such as to challenge friends to beat a high score. We may store the email address of the friend that you choose to email via our Services, but would only do so for social purposes such as generating friend recommendations. You specifically agree that we shall have the right, but not the obligation, to collect and store the information referred to in this paragraph.
Information from Third Parties
We may also collect your information from third parties who provide it to us, including other users of our Services.
Cookies and other tracking technologies
Some of our Services, including messaging, may use "click-through URLs" linked to other content on our Services. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in topics, Services usability, and other measures of user engagement.
Recording information from your device
In using our Services, our servers record information sent from your device, which may include information such as device type, mobile carrier, unique device identifier ("Device Number"), Internet Protocol ("IP") address, email address, browser type, language, Internet service provider, network status, time zone, geo location, referring and exit pages, time spent, information searched for, time and date stamp, clickstream data, and other statistics on your use of our Services; for some games or other software no Device Number is recorded but in those and other cases we may have access to a generated and non-permanent unique identification number functionally matched with your device ("Matching Number").
Our Responsibility for Our Collections
Interaction with Other Users via Social Features
As mentioned in "The Why", social interaction is an important part of our Services. You understand and agree that your Profile may be viewable in the Services by other users of the Services and may also be searchable for the purpose of facilitating user-user invitations or other social aspects of the Services. You also understand and agree that certain in-Services achievements/activities of yours may be displayed and viewable in the Services by other users of the Services in connection with social features of the Services. For example, other users of the Services may be able to see your leaderboard ranking, an item you received in a game, or your in-game event history (event ranking, points, etc.). Note that where available you may have the option to change certain aspects of your Profile (e.g., profile image).
Persons and Entities with Whom We May Share Your Information
- With Non-Affiliated Third Parties for Industry Analysis and Advertising
You agree that we may share technical information related to your device (such as IP address, Matching Number, or Device ID), aggregated non-personal information, anonymous information and, in some cases, personal information with advertisers, ad networks, and analytics analysis entities ("Ad Entities") with whom we have strategic relationships, and Ad Entities may also be permitted to collect such information via cookies and other tracking technologies. This information may be used to undertake user trend analyses, demographic profiling, and analytics, and to provide to you tailored and personalized ads and advertising (behavioral advertising). Please note, though, that some Ad Entities also act as Service Providers (defined below) for us, and in those cases we may share your information as explained below.
- With Strategic Business Partners
We may share your information with our non-affiliated strategic business partners in connection with offering you co-branded services, selling or distributing our content, offering content or products that you may be interested in on our Services or on our partners’ services, or engaging in other joint marketing activities. We may also share aggregated information or certain personal information with such partners or other non-affiliated third parties to help us develop or provide you services, content, and advertising that may be of interest to you and our users.
- With our Service Providers
Sharing of your information may also occur where we engage or employ service providers, vendors, or other non-affiliated third parties to help us provide our Services (e.g., improvement of our Services' features, promotion and marketing, administration, analytics, customer service, cloud storage, hosting, and other related services) (“Service Providers”), to provide the Services on our behalf, or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are being used. Our Service Providers may have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf, and they are obligated not to disclose or use your personal information for any other purpose.
- With Third Party Developers
From time to time, as stated above, we may deploy technology such as APIs for use by third party application developers and make information concerning your public activities on the Services, such as your comments on community message boards, available to third party websites and applications. If you use such third party websites and applications, they may also collect, process and share your information, including personal information. You should review the privacy policies of any third party websites or applications before using them.
- With Certain Non-Affiliated Third Parties in Special Circumstances
At times, we may disclose information about you to law enforcement officials or private parties as we believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of AE or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity.
Under another special set of circumstances, for example, we may share information about you in the event that the Services are acquired by a third party or third parties, or as part of a sale, merger, bankruptcy or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events.
Once we share your information with another non-affiliated third party, the information received by that party becomes subject to the other party's privacy policies. Please note that non-affiliated third parties may independently collect data about you, through cookies, clicks on links, or other means when you visit or view ads on the Services.
Policy Regarding Children
In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child in Europe without verification of parental consent, we will delete such information. If you are a minor age 16 or over in Europe, you may only use our Services with the permission and under the supervision of your parent or guardian.
Other Important Matters
Your Rights and AE’s EU Representative
For the exercise of any of your rights mentioned below, please contact us at [email protected] or by regular mail at: AnimationExplorer, AnimationExplorer’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Article 27 Representative, ADVOKAT PRO, located in Oberhonnefeld, Germany, can be contacted by emailing [email protected].
The following are summaries of your rights as a user located in the EU/EEA, subject to the provisions of the GDPR and any other applicable law:
Withdrawal of Consent
You can withdraw your consent for
the collection, usage and storage of your information and data free of charge
and at any time by giving us reasonable notice. Your withdrawal can be sent via
mail to [email protected] or by
regular mail at: AnimationExplorer,
Upon receiving your request, we will inform you of the likely consequences of the withdrawal of your consent, and will cease to process your information therefrom, unless otherwise permitted or required by applicable laws and regulations. Please note that if you withdraw your consent to any or all usage of your data, depending on the nature of your request, we may not be able to provide to you our Services anymore.
Right of Information, Correction and the Right to be Forgotten
You have the right to request anytime information about the data stored by us concerning you, their source and their recipients as well as the purpose of the data processing. You further have the right of correction, and the right of deletion of the data stored with us anytime.
Right to Object
You have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning yourself which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us. We will no longer process the personal data unless there are legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of you or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Your right to object includes the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Right to Restriction of Processing of Personal Data
You have the right to obtain
restriction of processing of personal data when:
(a) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(b) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(c) we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
(d) you have objected to processing your personal data pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of ours override those of you.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive the
personal data concerning yourself, which you have provided to us, in a
structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to
transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, where:
(a) the processing is based on consent;
(b) the processing is carried out by automated means
In exercising your right to data portability, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller, where technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability is without prejudice to the right to erasure.
Right to Lodge a Complaint
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you are not satisfied with our response or think we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law.
Deleting a Matching Number
You may have the option of deleting a Matching Number by performing a dedicated reset or a device factory reset from the settings of your device. You understand that by deleting a Matching Number any and all data you had prior to the reset may be lost and irretrievable, and that you may not be able to view or use portions of our Services due to limited functionality.
Push and Local Notifications
Unless you indicated otherwise at installation or chose not to receive push and local notifications where the option is made available to you, you agree that we may send push and local notifications to your device concerning updates, events, and special offers for our mobile games and other mobile applications of the Services installed on your device. Please note that where available you may have the option of deactivating push or local notifications by changing the settings of the game/application or of your device.
Protecting Your Information
We take your privacy very seriously and employ reasonable administrative, physical, and electronic measures to safeguard information received from you and held by us against identity theft and unauthorized access or alteration. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to assure that third parties to whom we transfer any personal data will provide sufficient protection of your personal information. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your username, login password, or any national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited communication (e.g., via e-mail, telephone, or mobile device).
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" or "personal information" (as defined in applicable statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on our website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement; or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
If you wish to stop receiving SMS messages from us, text "STOP" to the number from which they are sent.
For more information, including possible options you may have, on the use of behavioral advertising by Ad Entities generally, see, e.g., the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Network Advertising Initiative.
Other Websites and Services
Our Services may contain links to or integrate with other websites, applications, online services or offers from third parties. For example, non-affiliated third parties may access our Services through our APIs, as discussed above, or our Services may include offers from third party advertisers or the ability to engage in transactions with such entities. If you choose to participate in offer-linked information requests or "click on" an advertisement or another third party link, you may be directed to that third party's website or service and/or be prompted to provide personal information in connection with such activity.
IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework
AnimationExplorer participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and complies with its specifications and policies. We use the Consent Management Platform with the identification number 10.