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Summary, Scope & Changes : Everyday, millions of people worldwide use and enjoy Activision websites, products and services ("Activision Properties "). To tailor content, marketing, improve, and adjust user experience, Activision uses certain personal information and device-related information (collectively, "Information") about its users.
Whenever you use an Activision Property we may:
As part of the ESRB Privacy Certified Program, we are subject to frequent audits of our websites and other enforcement and accountability mechanisms administered independently by ESRB.
Whenever you visit a website that displays the ESRB Privacy Certified certification seal, you may request information about:
If you believe that we have not responded to your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact ESRB at:
Attn: Privacy Certified Program
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Information We Collect and How We Use It : we collect Information from you and other sources, and we use that Information to operate, personalize, and improve our Activision Properties, and to send you marketing messages or personalize advertising.
Information Provided By You : Activision collects Information from you when you: (1) open an Activision account with an Activision Property; (2) participate in Activision contests and promotions; (3) use Activision customer service; (4) download demos from Activision; (5) buy Activision services or products online; (6) use an Activision Property; (7) apply for job openings (8) use "send-a-friend" functionality (9) allow sharing through Social Media.
1. Website Registration
Activision collects certain personal information from you when you register with an Activision Property, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number.
2. Contests and Promotions
3. Customer Service
In order to provide you with customer service, Activision may collect personal information from you including your name, e-mail address and birth date, together with details of your customer service issue and its resolution.
4. Demo Downloads/Mature-Rated Content
Visitors interested in accessing Mature-rated content or downloading demonstration versions of Activision games with an ESRB rating of "M" (Mature) or PEGI 18 may need to provide a valid credit card number and expiration date.
5. Buy Activision services or products online
If you buy Activision services or products (such as digital content) online you may be required to provide personal information in order to complete a purchase.
6. Use an Activision Property
For selected job postings, you may send us your résumé or other relevant information online. Personal information collected in association with job postings will be used solely for the purpose of accepting and evaluating candidate submissions for job postings.
From time to time, Activision may offer you the ability to e-mail or message friends or family by using our "send-a-friend" tool. We delete both sender and recipient e-mail addresses after sending the message. In using our "send-a-friend" tool, you confirm that you and the recipient know each other.
9. Social Media
Information Provided By Other Sources: We may also obtain Information about you from other sources, such as Social Media, network advertising companies, and data brokers, and combine that information with Information we have collected from or about you. For example, we may obtain online network advertising data derived from cookies (see our Cookies section below for more details); name and postal address; age; income level; marital status and number of children; your interests and hobbies; consumer and market research data; online and in-store purchase behavior; and publicly observed or shared data, such as Social Media, blogs, videos, internet postings, and user generated content. We only collect Information from other sources where those sources have confirmed to us they are legally entitled to share it.
How We Use Information : Activision collects and may combine Information provided by you and other sources to tailor content, marketing, improve, and adjust user experience on Activision Properties and third party online properties. Please see the Choices section below for details of the choices you have over how we use information.
Your Choices: You have choices over
Your Choices about Information Provided By You : if you do not want to provide Activision with personal information that is requested directly by us then you can choose not to provide it. Please note that if you choose not to provide us with personal information, we may not be able to provide you with the relevant Activision product or service that you want. For example, without providing personal information requested directly by us, you will not be able to (1) open an Activision account with an Activision Property; (2) participate in Activision contests and promotions; (3) use Activision customer service; (4) download demos from Activision; (5) buy Activision products online; (6) use an Activision Property; (7) send us your résumé for job openings (8) use "send-a-friend" functionality; (9) allow sharing through Social Media.
Additionally, with respect to device-related information you can choose whether or not you want to allow certain cookies (and similar technology) to collect information about your use of Activision Properties, and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns (see our Cookies section below).
Your Choices about Information Provided by Others: 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.
Additionally, with respect to device-related information you can choose whether or not you want to allow certain cookies (and similar technology) to collect information about your use of third party online properties, and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns (see our Cookies section below).
Your Choices About Activision Using Your Information:
You can exercise choices over how Activision uses your personal information and update your preferences at any time:
If you opt-out of e-mail marketing communications from us, please note we may still contact you occasionally about the status of your account, such as to inform you that your account may be expiring, or other service related information.
Sharing Information: Activision shares Information with
Please note that any information, including personally identifiable information that you reveal in a bulletin board, message board, chat room or other public forum is publicly viewable.
Vendors: Vendors provide goods and services (for example, billing, customer services support, consultancy, information technology hardware and software) to Activision in order to support, operate and develop the Activision Properties and to deliver marketing communications on our behalf. We do not share Information with vendors to use for their own direct marketing purposes without your agreement
Third Parties: Other third parties may need your Information in order to provide goods and/or services you have requested. For example, to deliver Activision digital content you have purchased through your games console, mobile phone, or tablet.
Separately, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, Activision's customer information including Information and communications may be transferred to our successor or assign.
Children & Parents : Activision does not knowingly collect or store any personally identifiable information such as name, address, or e-mail address from children under 13.
We recognize a special need to protect personal information obtained from young 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 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 immediately if they have any concerns. Please see the Contacting Us section below for further details.
Security & Accessing Information: Activision takes a range of security measures designed to help protect your personal information. However, complete online and offline security can never be guaranteed, so you should always take care when sharing your information online.
You can access, update or delete your personally identifiable information in any of your Activision accounts at any time. Click here for details.
Activision 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 like user generated content, leaderboard rankings, and scores, etc.) and in its original form, in other words, free from any 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.
Contacting Us: The information you submit to the Activision Properties is controlled by Activision Publishing, Inc., 3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA, unless you are based in the European Union.
If you are visitor to Activision Properties from the European Union, then the information you submit is controlled by Activision Blizzard UK Limited of 3 Roundwood Avenue, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, UB11 1AF, England. Activision Blizzard UK Limited is registered as data controller with the UK Information Commissioner's Office with registration number Z1095341.
Visitors from the European Union can write to us at: Activision Blizzard UK Limited, 3 Roundwood Avenue, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, UB11 1AF, ph. +44 203 060 1000.
You may also contact the ESRB if you have a question or complaint that has not been resolved to your satisfaction. Please see the ESRB section above for further details.
Important Notices: for privacy related information applicable to users who are California residents or based outside the US please see below.
Please note your use of this Activision website, product or service is also subject to the terms of the Activision Product License & Service Agreement available here.
If you are based outside the US : in addition, if you are a visitor to our websites or other online products and services from outside the U.S., the personal information you provide may be collected, processed and stored directly on, or transferred to, servers in the United States or other countries where Activision group companies or Vendors maintain facilities or business operations. If you do not agree to the collection, processing, storage and transfer of your information, please do not provide your information when requested and stop using our websites and other online products and services.
Depending on the Activision 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: there are four categories 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 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 that the actual identity (eg first and last 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 personal 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 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-personally identifiable 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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If you would like to find out more about cookies you may find the following link useful:
Managing Cookies & 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).
Please also note that the use of information obtained by third party providers listed in Appendix 1 through cookies placed by them is also subject to their own privacy policies. Information collected by cookies may be associated with your registration account or user profile.
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 websites or other online properties or include them in the e-mail 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 every time you log on to the Internet.
Cookies List: Your Activision Property may contain the following third party Performance (or Analytics) and Advertising cookies. Please follow the links below for details of the Privacy Policies and Opt Out Choices offered by these third parties. Please also see the Cookies section above for further options available to manage cookies.
Third Party Cookies
Third Party Privacy Policies and Opt Out Choices
Adobe Test & Target
Cross Pixel Media
Apps for mobile phones and tablets