DaddyHippo - Privacy policy

DaddyHippo.com ("Company" or "we") welcome you ("User", "Player" or "you") to our online games available through our website, through our publisher’s websites, the Facebook platform and/or as installable mobile applications for iOS/Android/Amazon (the "Services" as further defined below). Users can read the privacy policy here.


1. About this privacy policy

1.1. This policy describes how DaddyHippo and its third party marketing and advertising partners collect, use, process and share information about you.

1.2. This Privacy Policy applies to all of our games, whether played on our website www.daddyhippo.com, on mobile devices, PCs or on other platforms such as Facebook.

1.3. We provide this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Data we receive from users of our games and other services we provide (collectively, the "Service") and as well as from users of any of our applications, whether on third party websites or as an application for mobile devices (collectively, the "Application"). The terms "Personal Data" and "Processing" have the meaning set out in Art. 4 of the European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). The term "Services", as used in this Privacy Policy, includes both the Service and the Application. This Privacy Policy applies only to Personal Data that you provide to us (or permit third party sites to provide us) or that we collect through the Services. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the primary access points to the Services. You are advised to consult this policy regularly for any changes.


2. Relevant Personal Data

2.1. In the course of using the Services, you may provide us with Personal Data either directly or we may receive it indirectly (from others).

2.2. Access data
When you register through the Services as a registered user or when you choose to create your own profile we may collect the following Personal Data from you directly:

We also may receive Personal Data related to you from others if you sign-up to use the Services directly via the Service or Application or via certain third party social networking sites (each, a "Social Networking Service"). In this case, we may extract Personal Data you have provided to such Social Networking Service (information you make available via the Social Networking Service) from the account you have with such Social Networking Service and use that Personal Data to create your DaddyHippo account. In this regard, we may extract the following Personal Data: The Personal Data we extract may depend on the privacy settings you have with the respective Social Networking Service. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest) as the provision of this Personal Data is necessary for us to perform the contract with you. If you do not provide us the relevant Personal Data you may not be able to use our Services completely.

2.3. Data we receive indirectly
We also may extract the following Personal Data when you are using the Services or are navigating to the Services from other (third party) websites:


The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest) as we wish to improve our Services permanently and therefore need to analyse our users’ preferences and technical background.

2.4. Purchase data
If you choose to purchase any virtual goods as part of your use of the Services, to the extent available, we or our third party service providers may collect the following Personal Data from you in order to facilitate your payment for such virtual goods:

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR (performance of a contract) as the provision of this Personal Data is necessary for us to perform our contract with you. If you do not provide us the relevant Personal Data you may not be able to use our Services completely.

2.5. Cookies
Like many websites, our Service uses "cookies" to collect data. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We do not link the data we store in cookies to any Personal Data you submit while using our Services. Subject to your prior consent, we may participate in behavioural-based advertising. This means that a third party may place a cookie on your browser, or use a web beacon, to collect data about your use of our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interest ("Tracking Cookies"). That advertising may appear either on our Service, or on other websites. We may ask you to consent to our use of such Tracking Cookies before we start using them. If you consented to the use of Tracking Cookies in the beginning, you can, at any time, instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. On mobile you can reset your settings by taking the following steps (for iOS: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202074 and for Android: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en). If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the website or all functionality of our Services.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR (consent). Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be "tracked" online. At this time we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.
We do not use any automated decision-making, including profiling.

2.6. Log Data When you use the Services, whether as a registered user or a non-registered user (any of these, a "DaddyHippo User"), for example in accessing our Services through a Social Networking Service, our servers automatically record data that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to the Service, pages of the websites involved in the Service that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for, access times and dates, and other statistics. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest) as we wish to improve our Services permanently and therefore need to analyse our users’ preferences and usage habits.


3. Purpose of the Processing

3.1. Access data, data we receive indirectly and purchase data
We use your Personal Data (access data, data we receive indirectly and purchase data as listed above) to provide our Services to you and administer your inquiries. Subject to your prior consent, we also use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.

3.2. Cookies
We use cookies for two purposes. First, we utilize persistent cookies to save your registration ID and login password for future logins. Second, we utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Services in order to better understand how you interact with the Services and to monitor aggregate usage by DaddyHippo Users and web traffic routing. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Services and then close your browser. We use Tracking Cookies to be able to address you with advertisements matching your interest.

3.3. Log Data
We use the Log Data to monitor and analyze your use of the Services and for the Service’s technical administration, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our Services, and to better tailor the Services to our visitors’ needs. For example, some of this Log Data is collected so that when you use our Services again, it will recognize you and serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests. We also use this Log Data to verify that visitors to the Service meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Data or use it in association with other Personal Data, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such Log Data for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.


4. Data Sharing and Disclosure

4.1. DaddyHippo Registered Users
We may decide to share IDFA, IDFV, IP address and aggregated information with advertisers. Such information may be used to send you advertisements for products and services that are relevant to your interests if you have consented to such practice. For example, we may share the advertising identifier associated with your device (such as the Apple IDFA and Android Advertising ID) with advertisers. An advertising identifier is an alphanumeric string that can be used to identify your device so that advertisers can serve relevant ads to you. We use the Apple IDFA only as permitted by Apple, and we use the Android Advertising ID only as permitted by Google. An advertising identifier is assigned, and ad tracking is turned on, by default on your mobile device. You may limit the use of or reset your advertising device ID using the privacy settings on your mobile device; in some cases you may need to reset the operating system to reset the advertising device ID. We do not associate any of your Persona Data with your advertising device ID without your consent (which may be given by you in our terms of use for an Application).

4.2. Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our services, to provide our Services on our behalf, to perform services related to our Services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the website features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

4.3. Social Networking Sites
We may share the information in your DaddyHippo account profile (including your Personal Data) with the Social Networking Sites you have linked to your DaddyHippo account to provide you with enhanced services. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only for this purpose (unless they legitimately have received your Personal Data independently of the DaddyHippo service) and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

4.4. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
DadyHippo cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any Personal Data about you to government or law enforcement officials if required by law.

4.5. Business Transfers
DaddyHippo may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Data, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.


5. Your Rights

As a DaddyHippo User you have the rights explained in this section in accordance with Art. 12 to 23 GDPR. Please note that some of these rights may be connected to certain statutory preconditions and thus, might not be applicable to you and your specific situation.

5.1. Right of access
You have the right to gain access to the Personal Data that we process about you. Should you have any questions regarding the processing, or would you like to have more insight in the Personal Data about you that we process, you are always welcome to contact us and we will provide you with further information.

5.2. Right to restrict the processing activities
You have the right to restrict our processing activities. If you choose to restrict our processing activities as regards to the Services, you might not be able to use them.

5.3. Right to rectification
You can request from us to correct information inaccurately stored by us without undue delay. You also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

5.4. Right to erasure / right to be forgotten
You have the right to request from us to permanently delete your Personal Data. You can make such a request if you for example believe that the Personal Data are no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which the Personal Data were collected or otherwise processed.

5.5. Right to Object
You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data. If you choose to object to our processing activities, you might not be able to use all of our Services.

5.6. Right to data portability
You have the right to request from us that we send your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit those data to another controller.

5.7. Right to Withdraw Consent
You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

5.8. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
If you are unsatisfied with the way we treat your Personal Data you may reach out to us at all times to solve the issue. However, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


6. Security

6.1. DaddyHippo is concerned with safeguarding your Personal Data.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk in accordance with Art. 32 of the GDPR.

6.2. We take technical, organizational and legal measures, including, where suitable, encryption, to ensure that your personal data are protected from unauthorized or accidental access, deletion, modification, blocking, copying and dissemination.

6.3. Access to the Services is authorized using your login (e-mail address or mobile phone number) and password. You are responsible for keeping this information confidential. You should not share your credentials with third parties and we recommend you take measures to ensure this information is kept confidential.

6.4. If you forget your login details, you can request us to send you an SMS or email, which will contain a restoration code.

6.5. To reduce the probability of third parties gaining unauthorized access, if you login to your account from an unusual place or after several failed attempts to provide valid login details, we may block entry to your account. You will then need to contact Service support and provide certain additional information to verify your credentials and gain access to your account.


7. Personal Data Breach

7.1. We will make any legally required disclosures of any Personal Data Breach (as defined in Art. 4 no 12 of the GDPR) to you via email, mail, telephone, or conspicuous posting on our website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as 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. We reserve the right to choose which method we use to contact you about such an event.


8. International Transfers

8.1. We may transfer and maintain on our servers or databases some of your personal information outside the United States.

8.2. The countries to which we transfer your data may not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. We take reasonable cyber security measures and/or put in place the Standard Contractual Clauses (e.g. Model Clauses, Data Processing Agreement/Addendum) to ensure your data is adequately protected.


9. Retention Period

9.1. We will retain your personal information for as long as required to perform the purposes for which the data was collected depending on the legal basis for which that data was obtained and/or whether additional legal/regulatory obligations mandate that we retain your personal information during the term that is required and/or permissible under applicable/relevant law.

9.2. You may delete your personal data by removing the data from your account; alternatively, you can delete your account.

9.3. We may remove your account, or the information you post as provided by the Terms.


10.Links to Other Sites

10.1. Our Services may provide links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser by "clicking on" a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect or solicit Personal Data from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personal Data you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit. However, we will ensure contractually that everyone we share your Personal Data with provides for sufficient security measures.


11. Our legitimate interests

11.1. Interests include:


12. How to contact us

12.1. To find out more about the usage of your Personal Information or if you will have complaints about our service, please contact us by emailing privacy@daddyhippo.com.

12.2. All correspondence received by us from you (written or electronic inquiries) is classified as restricted-access information and may not be disclosed without your written consent. The personal data and other information about you may not be used without your consent for any purpose other than for response to the inquiry, except as expressly provided by law.

12.3. The e-mail address of our DPO is privacy@daddyhippo.com


This privacy policy was last updated on 03.01.2019.