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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (“Activision Blizzard") will collect both personal information and non-personal information (collectively, "Information") and act as the data controller regarding your personal information. We take care of how your Information is processed and used. .
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2. ESRB Privacy Certified Program
As part of the ESRB Privacy Certified Program, we are subject to frequent audits of our Properties and other enforcement and accountability mechanisms administered independently the ESRB Privacy Certified.
Whenever you visit Properties that display the ESRB Privacy Certified certification seal, you may request information about:
DISCLAIMER: Although ESRB Privacy Certified does not monitor non-English Properties, Activision Blizzard makes all best efforts to ensure that non-English Properties adhere to applicable data collection guidance and principles set forth by ESRB Privacy Certified, including adherence to EU and other territorial regulations outside of the U.S.
If you believe that we have not responded to your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact ESRB Privacy Certified at: http://www.esrb.org/privacy/contact.aspx.
Attn: Privacy Certified Program
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3. Information We Collect and How We Use It
Activision Blizzard collects Information about you from you and other sources. As set out below in more detail, we use and in specific cases combine that Information to operate, tailor content, personalize, adjust and improve our Properties, and to send you information about our press releases, SEC filings, events & presentations and stock information, as well as other messages, including for marketing and promotional purposes.
Information Provided By You
As set out in more detail in the following, Activision Blizzard may collect Information from you when you: (A) use our Properties; (B) contact the Activision Blizzard Investor Relations department; (C) choose to receive email alerts about our press releases, SEC filings, events & presentations and stock information; or (D) register to watch or listen to events & presentations.
A. Use of our Properties
Activision Blizzard collects, processes, and combines personal information such as your name and email address as well as non-personal data such as your age, gender, interests, marketing preferences, and device-related information.
B. Interact with the Investor Relations Department
In order to be able to provide you with Investor Relations services and assist you with any questions or requests you may have, Activision Blizzard collects Information from you including your contact details, together with details of your question or request and its resolution.
C. Receive Email Alerts about our Press Releases, SEC Filings, Events & Presentations and Stock Information
Activision Blizzard offers you the ability to automatically receive Activision Blizzard information, including financial information, press releases, SEC filings and more by email. You can enter your preferences for email notifications when you subscribe for such notifications. At any time, you can also unsubscribe to stop receiving further email alerts from the link in each email we send to you, or by submitting your email address and unsubscribing at https://investor.activision.com/unsubscribe.
D. Register to Watch or Listen to Events & Presentations
Activision Blizzard will collect certain Information from you when you register to watch or listen to events or presentations, including your first and last name and email address. You also have the ability to provide the name of your company. This personal information is combined with other Information such as the date on which you viewed the event or presentation, the duration of your viewing and the part of the webcast you viewed.
Information Provided By Other Sources
We may also obtain Information, such as contact details (for example, name and email address), country, communication preferences, and other publicly available information (for example, from Social Media) about you from other sources, such as our vendors or partners (for example, investor CRM platform and information providers), and combine that Information with Information we have collected from or about you. We only collect Information from other sources where they have confirmed to us they are legally entitled to share it with us.
4. Children and Parents
Activision Blizzard does not knowingly collect or store any personal information from children under 13 in the US or under the relevant age threshold in other jurisdictions where the child is located. However, we may collect technical information required for delivering the service and for the support of our internal operations from all users of our Properties. If parents believe that we have unintentionally collected their children’s other personal information or otherwise used their children’s personal information for another purpose, they may reach out to us via the Contacting Us section below.
We recognize special a need to protect the personal information of children. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information without parental permission, when online. Activision Blizzard also recommends that parents familiarize themselves with parental controls available on consoles, mobile telephones, tablets and other devices they provide to their child and accompany their child if aged under 13 years of age when online. Parents should contact Activision Blizzard immediately if they have any concerns. Please see the Contacting Us section below for further details.
5. Your Choices
You have choices over the Information provided by you and by other sources, and how that Information is used by Activision Blizzard. You can exercise your choices by updating your preferences at any time and also by managing your settings on your devices and third party accounts.
Your Choices About Information Provided By You
If you do not want to provide Activision Blizzard with personal information then you can choose not to provide it. Please note that if you choose not to provide us with personal information, we may not always be able to provide you with the information or service you may have requested. For example, without providing an email address, you will not be able to receive email notifications regarding Activision Blizzard financial information.
Your Choices About Information Provided by Third Parties
You may be able to control how third parties collect and share your Information by changing your preferences or opting out of collection directly with those third parties. Before disclosing Information to third parties, we recommend you check their respective privacy policies for further details.
Your Choices About Activision Blizzard Using Your Information
You can exercise choices over how Activision Blizzard uses your personal information and update your preferences at any time:
If you opt-out of receiving email communications from us, please note that we may still contact you occasionally to provide you with service-related information.
If you are a user located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and would like to know more about your rights in connection with your personal information, please see the Users in the EEA section below.
6. Sharing Information
As set out in more detail, Activision Blizzard may share Information:
Please note that any information, including personal information that you reveal in a bulletin board, message board, chat room or other public forum is publicly viewable.
Vendors and Partners
Vendors and partners provide goods and services (for example, Investor Relations email notifications, events and presentation registration, billing, consultancy, information technology hardware and software) to Activision Blizzard in order to support, operate and develop the Properties and to deliver communications on our behalf. Vendors use your Information to execute, deliver and/or from time to time improve the services they provide. We do not share personal information with vendors to use for their own direct marketing purposes or any other purpose other than those set out in this section without your consent.
We will disclose your Information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability.
This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards.
We disclose your Information with third parties where we believe this is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of any person.
Sale of Our Business or Assets
Separately, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, Activision Blizzard's customer information including Information and communications may be shared with and/or transferred to our successor, assignee, or new Activision Blizzard group companies.
Activision Blizzard takes a range of security measures - as set out in detail below - designed to help protect your Information. However, complete online and offline security can never be guaranteed, so you should always take care when sharing your information online.
Activision Blizzard takes a range of security measures designed to protect your personal information and keep it confidential (unless it is non-confidential by nature, for example, publicly-available information). We also take steps to ensure that the personal information collected is protected from misuse and alteration. In addition, we request vendors who process personal information on our behalf to themselves take a range of security measures designed to help protect your personal information. However, the Internet by its nature is not a secure environment and the nature of security risks is constantly evolving, as are the technical and organizational industry standards relating to management of those risks. The complete security of any personal information collected, stored or used by us or our vendors cannot therefore be guaranteed.
8. Accessing Information and Retention Period
If for any reason you are concerned with the way we are using your personal information, or would like to correct or request that we delete such personal information, you can send your request to us using the contact details set out in the Contacting Us section below.
9. Contacting Us
10. Important Notice
For privacy related information applicable to users who are California residents or based outside the US please see below.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
California Privacy Rights for Minor Users
We will be happy to review, update or remove information and/or content as appropriate. Residual copies of information and/or content that have been deleted from your account and/or the Properties may remain in our backup systems for approximately one month. We may still retain your Information to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreement, or comply with legal requirements; in this case, your personal information will be blocked from use for any other purpose
Do Not Track
If you would like to find out more about Do Not Track you may find the following link useful: http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.
12. Users in the EEA
As set out in more detail below, we only process or transfer your personal information where we can rely on legal grounds and appropriate safeguards to do so. You also have additional rights regarding your personal information if you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information
We only process your personal information where we can rely on legal grounds to do so. We process your personal information for the purposes set out below.
Performance of the Services
We process your personal information for the performance of our services, to provide or support of our products, or for any other feature you request or enable. This includes, for example, using your personal information to:
We process your personal information based on your consent. This includes, for example, providing:
We process your personal information where we have a legitimate interest to do so. This includes, for example, processing:
We process your personal information for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
Your Rights to Your Personal Information
You have the following rights in addition to your rights to view, correct, update, or request the deletion of your personal information as set out in the Accessing Information section above.
You may object to the processing of your personal information based on a legitimate interest on grounds relating to your particular situation. You may, in particular, control the extent to which we market to you and you have the right to request that we stop sending you marketing messages at any time.
In certain circumstances, you can request that we transfer personal information that you have provided to us.
Where we rely on your consent in order to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw such consent to further use of your personal information at any time.
For each of the rights described above, you can send your request to us by using the contact details set out in the Contacting Us section above
We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your personal information. However, if you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities. You can bring the complaint in your member state of residence, place of work or where an alleged infringement of data protection law occurred.
Your personal information will be transferred to and processed in the United States where many of our central databases operate or other countries where Activision Blizzard group companies or vendors maintain facilities or business operations. We use European Commission approved contract clauses to protect your personal information. If you have questions, please contact us using the contact details set out in the Contacting Us section above.
13. Disclosure to Users Outside the US and the EEA
In addition, if you are a visitor to our websites or other online products and services from outside the U.S. and the EEA, the personal information you provide will be collected, processed and stored directly on, or transferred to, servers in the United States or other countries where Activision Blizzard group companies or our other partners or vendors maintain facilities or business operations.
Depending on the Property you are using, and the country you are based in, Cookies may be set on your computer or device by either:
Types Of Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites or online properties and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of a website. Without these cookies, Activision Blizzard cannot provide services you have asked for, like secure login areas.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website or online property, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information about the actual identity (e.g., name) of a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website or other online property works. We generally contract with independent research and measurement companies, such as Google Analytics, to provide these services on our behalf and these third parties also have their own privacy policies.
These cookies allow the website or online property to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personalized features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Activision Blizzard may use and share anonymized or aggregated information obtained from cookies with third parties such as vendors or advertising partners. An example of the use of such information would be creating interest categories or segments based on region, gaming preferences, or a combination. We may also share personal and non-personal information obtained from cookies with third parties such as vendors or advertising networks in order to permit them to provide services on our behalf or to partner with us in selecting and serving advertisements for us or our advertising partners.
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Managing Cookies and Do Not Track Options
You can review your options to manage cookies by:
If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and other products and services (including sign in).
By using the Properties you agree to receive cookies unless you manage your cookie choices by one of the means set out above.
Please also note that the use of information obtained by third party providers listed in the Cookies List below through cookies placed by them is also subject to their own privacy policies.
Flash cookies, web beacons, IP addresses
Adobe Flash Player is an application that allows sites to deploy dynamic web content. Adobe Flash and similar applications use technology to remember settings, preferences, and usage in ways that are similar to browser cookies, but are managed through a different interface than your web browser. You can access your Flash management tools from http://www.adobe.com/ directly to manage your cookie settings. From time to time, we may use web beacons (or clear GIFs) on our Properties or include them in the email messages we send you. Web beacons (also known as "web bugs") are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data. We use web beacons for many purposes, including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising and email auditing and reporting, and personalization. We also keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer when you log on to the Internet.
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