It’s very likely that you are at least under 1 obligation to make a privacy notice available on your site. You can try asking yourself the following questions, if you are not sure.
Are privacy policies for HTML5 games required by laws?
Usually, legal requirements are the first ones you’ll need to check. While they may differ from place to place, they usually come down to similar rules:
- legislations around the globe have similar rules for privacy notices.
If you want to do the work alone, the best places to figure out the details about those rules are usually your local data protection authorities. Since this is a blog post in english, you will find some of the relevant data protection sites listed here:
- Australia http://www.oaic.gov.au
- California/US http://oag.ca.gov/privacy
- Canada http://www.priv.gc.ca
- Ireland http://www.dataprotection.ie
- New Zealand https://www.privacy.org.nz
- UK http://ico.org.uk
Therefore check your publisher’s terms and see what they say.
- What kind of personal data is collected.
- Describe how this information will be used by the company.
What’s the purpose, etc?
- Describe how this information will be transferred to third party companies.
Do others collect information about your users, or do you share your users’ personal information with any third party? In our case, a site using AdSense and GamePix, we’d put information about using those companies here. Read the next section of this article for more information.
- Provide instructions on how users can modify or delete their personal information.
Can they get in touch? Or do it on the site?
- Provide instructions on how users can opt-out of future communications and contact you directly.
Is there a link, or again, a specific email address at which people can reach you?
How old is it? How will the users learn about changes?
More about AdSense itself and their rules for privacy policies can be found at https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348695?hl=en
Note: this post was written in collaboration with iubenda, an expert for privacy policies on the web and apps.