Who we are
Blue Monkey Studio is a studio creating games and apps.
The purpose of this policy is to provide you with all the important information and explanations about how and why some of your data may be collected and processed by Blue Monkey Studio when you use one of our applications or browse on our website.
For any questions related to this page, don’t hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer as indicated in the contact section of this policy
Apps and games
Why does we collect data from our apps and games?
At Blue Monkey Studio, when you engage with our Apps and Games, we gather information about you. This “personal data” could be collected automatically by us when necessary or provided by you voluntarily. Our use of this data ranges from offering you the downloaded app or game to ensuring safety and fulfilling other purposes, including advertising.
The installation and usage of Blue Monkey Studio Apps and Games enable us to collect and process your data for various legitimate reasons.
Below, you will find details on why and how Blue Monkey Studio collects data, along with the legal grounds we depend on for each scenario.
Blue Monkey Studio’s Data Collection Purposes:
For Analytics: To enhance our products and services through direct analysis or via third-party partners by understanding user interactions.
Examples: Identifying unpopular features or levels that are too challenging.
Legal Basis for Third-Party Analytics: Express Consent. In jurisdictions requiring user consent, Blue Monkey Studio shares data with analytics service providers only after your consent is obtained via our app’s pop-up notice.
Legal Basis for In-House Analytics: Legitimate Interest. We use data exclusively for Blue Monkey Studio’s analytics and don’t share it with third parties.
To Offer Personalized Advertising: This allows us to continue providing free services and products while aligning ads with user preferences and interests.
- Legal Ground: Express Consent. Where required by law, personal data for personalized advertising is processed or shared only after obtaining your consent via a pop-up in our apps.
To Deliver Requested Services: For example, tracking your completion of the first level to unlock the second level.
- Legal Ground: Legitimate Interest. This data processing is essential for providing the requested service(s).
For any data processing reliant on user consent, you can revoke this consent anytime through our app’s “settings” page.
It’s important to note that withdrawing your consent, or not giving it initially, means you’ll still receive ads. However, these ads might be less relevant to you as they won’t be tailored to your interests.
What data does Blue Monkey Studio collect from its apps and games?
At Blue Monkey Studio, we do not collect data that could directly identify you. Our data collection focuses solely on mobile identifiers and technical information, gathered only as necessary and with your explicit consent, to recognize your device.
The scope of data collection by Blue Monkey Studio is confined to:
- App Usage: We track which of our apps you use.
- IP Address: This helps us understand your geographical location.
- Mobile Advertising IDs: We use Apple IDFA or Google AAID, which are technical identifiers created by mobile operating systems for advertising. These identifiers are under your control and can be reset or deleted anytime through your device settings. Additionally, we collect device identifiers like IDFV for iOS and Android ID for Android devices.
- Device and Connection Details: This includes user agent, type of connection, timestamp, system language, device model, screen resolution and settings, battery level, available storage space, time zone, and operating system.
- Interaction Data: We monitor how and when you use our apps, as well as your interaction with the ads within our apps, such as the number of ads displayed and any clicks.
In some Blue Monkey Studio Apps and Games, you have the option to log in via a third-party service (like Google or Apple), enhancing your experience through features like syncing progress across devices or recovering progress in case of device loss or upgrade. In these instances, we may collect and securely store your email address, in a hashed format, within our database. This email is exclusively for account recovery and customer support and is never shared with third parties.
With whom may your data be shared & why?
We at Blue Monkey Studio are committed to not selling your personal information. However, to provide the highest quality service, we do need to share it with third-party entities. Rest assured, we ensure that these parties maintain the same level of data protection as we do.
In jurisdictions where it’s mandatory to obtain user consent for data sharing, Blue Monkey Studio does not share your personal data with third parties without your prior approval.
Upon your consent for data collection for advertising and analytics purposes, we may share the aforementioned data with specific categories of recipients:
Publishing Partners: These partners assist in publishing and monetizing our games. They typically use their own tools, such as Software Development Kits (SDKs). For information on their practices and to exercise your rights with them, please refer to their privacy policies:
- Voodoo: https://www.voodoo.io/privacy/
Advertising Partners: These entities help us monetize our app’s ad space and offer users free products and services. Like our publishing partners, they collect data through their SDKs. You can learn about their data handling practices and your rights by visiting:
- Unity Ads: https://unity3d.com/legal/privacy-policy
Analytics Companies: These companies provide us with tools and technologies to better understand user interactions with our services, aiding in our service improvement. They also use their own SDKs for data collection. Here are some of our partners and their privacy policies:
- Crashlytics: https://policies.google.com/privacy
- Firebase: https://policies.google.com/privacy
- GameAnalytics: https://gameanalytics.com/privacy/
Authorities: We share information with legal authorities only as required by applicable laws and regulations.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Security and other important information
How long does Blue Monkey Studio keep your data?
This policy mentions that some of our partners and processors operate outside the European Union. In these instances, we guarantee that:
1. Personal data is transferred only to countries that are acknowledged by the European Union as having a comparable level of data protection, or
2. When transferring personal data to countries not recognized by the European Commission for adequate protection, we employ mechanisms that provide suitable safeguards as per the relevant regulations. This primarily involves adhering to the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses.
What rights do you have?
Your personal information is your own, and we are committed to upholding your rights. If you wish to request a copy of your data, withdraw your consent, or seek the deletion of your information, please reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consent withdrawal and opt-out of sale of information
You have the ability to modify your consent preferences at any time through the Privacy Settings in Blue Monkey Studio’s mobile games and applications.
It’s important to be aware that while Blue Monkey Studio does not sell user personal information, we may share it with third-party entities like analytics and advertising firms to enhance and tailor your user experience, as well as to customize the content and advertisements of our services.
By altering your consent settings in Blue Monkey Studio’s apps and games, you can opt out of data collection for these purposes. This will effectively stop the sharing of your information with our analytics and/or advertising partners.
Blue Monkey Studio commits to providing you with information about any personal data we may hold about you upon request. You can access or ask for the deletion of your personal information either directly in Blue Monkey Studio mobile apps or by reaching out to our Data Protection Officer as detailed in the “Contact” section. We aim to respond to your inquiries within a reasonable timeframe.
Rectification and erasure
You have the right to request Blue Monkey Studio to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you and to complete any incomplete data. Additionally, you can ask for the erasure of your personal data when it’s no longer necessary for Blue Monkey Studio to retain it. To have your data erased or rendered inaccessible, you can:
- Reset your mobile advertising identifier (IDFA on iOS, GAAID on Android) or enable “Limit Ad Tracking” in your device settings, making previously collected data non-linkable to you or your device and limiting future data collection.
- Contact Blue Monkey Studio’s Data Protection Officer, as specified in the “Contact” section, to request the permanent erasure or anonymization of the data collected by Blue Monkey Studio about you or your device.
Upon request, Blue Monkey Studio will provide you with your personal data that you have given to us. If feasible, this data will be transferred directly to another data controller of your choice in a portable format, provided the processing is based on consent or a contract.
Right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to file a complaint with a Data Protection Authority. As Blue Monkey Studio is a French company, our supervisory authority is the CNIL in France. Their website is www.cnil.fr.
Blue Monkey Studio SAS is the Data Controller
You can contact our DPO at:
Data Protection Officer – Blue Monkey Studio SAS – 45 Le clos des lilas – 50160 Saint-Amand, France.