This Privacy Notice is about how Sony Pictures Entertainment will collect and use the information you give us when you use our websites or apps.

If you need help understanding this document, you should ask the person who looks after you to read it and talk with you about it. If you are 16 or older, you should take a look at our main Sony Pictures Privacy and Cookies Policy.

  1.  HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

    We use your information for different reasons.

    • Where we have a legitimate interest
    • When using your information is very important to us but still fair for you, we have something called a "legitimate interest". When we have a legitimate interest and use your information, we need to make sure what we do doesn't upset you.

      We have a legitimate interest when we give you access to our websites, games and apps so that you can play games, talk with your friends or post about your thoughts and feelings.

      We also have a legitimate interest so we can:

      • send you information you have asked for or to let you know about any changes to our websites, games or apps.
      • keep you safe when you use our website, apps or games. Sometimes we will need to use your information to stop people from doing or saying bad things
      • learn how we can make our websites, games and apps better.

    • If you or the person who looks after you gives us permission (consent)
    • If you are old enough, you can give us permission to use your information. If you are not old enough, you will sometimes need to ask the person who looks after you for permission. For example:

      • to join one of our newsletters
      • to join one of our competitions, prize draws or contents
      • to place cookies (this is explained in the Cookies section)

    • If the law says we must use your information
    • If the law says we have must use your information, like helping the government or the police to investigate a crime, we will use your information in this way.

    We only keep your information for as long as we need to for the reasons we have mentioned above. Sometimes, the law says we have to keep your information for longer than this to protect you and us.

  2. INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM OTHER PEOPLE

    Sometimes, we receive information about you from other people, like when you play a game and your score is posted on a different site, or if you click on a "like" or a "share" button. In this case, the other website or app can share information with us.

    If you do things on other websites or apps, like if you use a Facebook application, you can allow us to access your information that Facebook or the other website or app has.

    We will also get information about you if someone else gives us access to their profiles on other websites or apps and you are one of their 'friends' or 'connections'.

    Some of our websites, games and apps let your friends send you something. If a friend asks us to send you something, like a picture they have made using one of our apps or websites, then we will use your email address to send it. We won't keep your email address when your friend does this. If you want to send your friends something, you should only provide your friend's email address to us when you know they would like to hear from us. Your friend will know that you provided their email address to us.

    Sometimes, we need to collect information about the person who looks after you, like their email address. We do this so we can:

    • let them know about your interest in one of our websites or apps
    • ask them for permission so you can join in
    • tell them how to turn on some of the features for you

    We will use their email address to make sure your account is working properly and to help you get a new password in case your forget it.

    For some parts of our websites, games and apps, we will need to ask the person who looks after you for permission. This means we will need to get some information from them, like their full name, address, email address and telephone number.

  3.  COOKIES

    Cookies are tiny files that have information (data) in them. When you visit one of our websites, a cookie is placed on your computer, console or smartphone. Some games for your console will have files that work like cookies. Cookies do not hurt your device.

    Cookies allow us to remember when you visit one of our websites or apps, or when you open an email. They help us understand what you are doing, as well as which parts of the website, game and apps are popular and which ones we need to make better.

    We use cookies in 3 ways:

    • To do what you have asked for: for example, to keep you logged in during your visit and to make sure that the website, game or app is safe.
    • To show you adverts: for example, to count how many adverts you are shown so we can pay for this and, where you are old enough to give us permission, to help us understand your preferences to show you adverts that we think you would like.
    • To make your experience better: to understand what is popular and gets viewed the most, as well as to understand what gets viewed the least on our websites and in our emails (if you are signed up to our newsletter). Cookies give us general information about how our websites, games and apps are used (such as age, gender and interests). We also use cookies to check for bugs and glitches and to remember the choices you have made, such as your language or country because we want to make your experience better. We have helpers like Adobe and Google who help us do this. If you don’t want us to use information about your visits in this way, click here for Adobe and here for Google.

    Turning off cookies

    If you are using a browser (like Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox) to visit our websites or to play one of our games online, you can change your cookie options using the Cookie Consent Tool.

    You can also choose to turn off cookies using the browser settings on your computer, console or smartphone. This might be tricky so make sure to ask the person who looks after you to help you.

    PS4, Apple iOS and Android Devices

    When you use certain apps for your PS4 or smartphones that use Apple iOS or Android, we use cookies for different things, like to keep you logged in or to manage parental control PINs. These cookies are very important for the app to work. It is not possible to remove these cookies from the PS4 or smartphone without deleting the app.

  4.  HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

    Our friends (co-sponsors)

    We sometimes ask our friends to help us with our websites, games and apps. If you or the person who looks after you gives our friends permission, they can send you their own newsletters. But we only do this when you or the person who looks after you give us permission.

    If you join in one of our competitions, prize draws or contests that is run by our friends, we will send your information to the friend so that they can run it properly. If you win the competition, prize draw or contest, some of your information will be included on a winners list.

    If you post information to a website or app, this can be seen by anyone who visits the website or app.

    Our helpers (service providers)

    Sometimes we have helpers who make sure our websites, games and apps are great. They make sure that adults can buy things on our websites or apps.

    Our family (Sony Pictures companies)

    We share your information with other Sony Pictures companies in the way we've described in section 1. If you agree for us to use cookies, we will also share your information with other Sony companies for them to tell you about their own websites, games and apps.

    If we sell our business or our website, apps or games which contain your information, we will share your information with the buyer.

    Where the law says we must share your information

    Sony Pictures, our friends, helpers and family will sometimes need to share your information with other people when the law says so. This can happen if the government or police asks us to. We need to share your information if it will help us stop people from doing bad things or committing crimes. We also need to share your information if it will help us protect you or other people.

  5.  SENDING YOUR INFORMATION AROUND THE WORLD

    Our websites and apps are in the United States. When you use our websites or apps, we will send your information to the United States where our helpers will use your information in the way we have already described in this Policy. It is important to remember that some countries do not have laws that protect your information in the same way as the country you live in. If you or the person who looks after you would like more information about how we send your information around the world, please contact us.

  6. CONTACT US

    You can ask to access your information, fix any mistakes, delete it or stop us from using it sometimes. You can even ask us to send it to someone else. Where we have asked the person who looks after you for permission to let us use your information, they can stop us from using it.

    To contact us, you can email us on SPE_EU_Privacy_Contact@spe.sony.com or write to us at one of the addresses below

    For our Games:

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    10202 W. Washington Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California, 90232 USA

    For our websites and apps

    Country

    Sony Pictures Entertainment company

    Address

    Austria and Germany

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Deutschland GmbH

    Kemperplatz 1, 10785, Berlin, Germany

    Belgium and the Netherlands

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Benelux BV

    Bergweg 62, 1217 SC Hilversum, Netherlands

    Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia

    Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited

    Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1F 9LU, United Kingdom

    Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania

    SPTI Networks Eastern Europe (UK) Limited

    Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom

    France (excluding TV shows)

    Sony Pictures Entertainment France SAS

    3, rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008, France

    France (TV shows)

    Sony Pictures Television Production France (SAS)

    3, rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008, France

    Italy

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Italia SRL

    Via Enrico Tazzoli, 6, 00195 Roma, Italy

    Poland

    Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited

    Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom

    Portugal and Spain

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia SLU

    Pedro de Valdivia, 10, Madrid 28006, Spain

    United Kingdom

    Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited

    Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1F 9LU, United Kingdom

    For Funimation:

    Funimation Productions, LLC
    1200 Lakeside Parkway, Building 1
    Flower Mound, Texas 75028, USA

    If you are not happy with how we have used your information, you can complain to a supervisory authority and the person who looks after you can help you with this. But we hope that we can help with your questions or concerns.

  7.  CHANGES TO THIS DOCUMENT

    From time to time, we will update this document. We will let you know about any big changes in the way we use your information by putting a sign on our website or by sending the person who looks after you an email. We think it's a good idea for you to come back to this page once in a while to learn about how we protect your information.

    Effective Date: This Children's Privacy and Cookies Policy was updated August 2020 and is effective as of that date.