Privacy Policy

Last updated:   February 1, 2017

Scope of Policy

This policy applies to all personal information collected by Play the Future inc. ("PTF" or “we”) from the Play the Future app ("PTF app"), Play the Future website www.playthefuture.com (“Site”) or any other social media platform (collectively, with the PTF App and the Site, the “PTF games”) in connection with PTF services. By participating in the PTF games, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

PTF respects your right to protect your personal information and undertakes to protect it and use it only for the purposes for which it was collected. The objective of this policy is to inform you about our privacy practices, notably by giving you information on why we collect personal information, as well as how it is used and stored.

How and Why Personal Information is Collected

In this Privacy Policy, personal information is information about an identifiable individual. PTF may collect your personal information in several ways, including:

  • when you first launch PTF app and register by connecting with your Facebook account;
  • when you use PTF app or any other PTF Game (together “PTF Games”) and make predictions;
  • when you sign up to receive communications;
  • when you are selected for a prize;
  • when you contact us with questions, suggestions or comments.

 

The personal information is mainly your name, email address, postal address, age/date of birth, phone number, as well as any additional relevant information you may wish to include in your message when contacting us. 

PTF Games enable you to play and make predictions online, through your smartphone or other mobile devices. When you use PTF Games, we collect and use information about your predictions and use of PTF Games, such as which predictions you’ve made, the length of time spent on PTF Games or a prediction card, your predictions statistics and number of entries obtained in contests and other promotions, when applicable.

Your personal information is collected and used notably to administer your account, verify your eligibility to participate in contests and other promotions, award you prizes, send you communication about PTF Games, our products and services, promotions or contests or any other similar or relevant communication, to answer questions, respond to inquiries, as well as to improve the content and functionalities of PTF Games and our Site.

Information Shared With Facebook and other Social Networking Services.
You will be given the option to use participate in the PTF services through a social networking site (“SNS”) such as Facebook.  By clicking allow on the Facebook permission authorization we will automatically import information from your Facebook profile, including without limitation, your Facebook user ID, profile picture, Facebook profile name, email address, date of birth, first name, last name, gender, and Facebook friends (“Imported Facebook Information”).  When linking your account the authentication of your login credentials is conducted through the applicable SNS.  You should make sure that you are comfortable with the information your SNS may make available to us by visiting the SNS’ privacy policy and/or modifying your privacy settings directly with the applicable SNS.  By authorizing the SNS to provide this information to us we reserve the right to use, transfer, assign, sell, share and provide access to such information in the same ways described in this Privacy Policy.

For Canadian Residents:  We will send you promotional communications only if you have subscribed to receive such communications on our Site, in PFT app settings or otherwise.  

For United States Residents: The personal information you provide will allow us to send you messages about things including new products, features, enhancements, special offers, and events of interest.  

As required by applicable law, you may, at your discretion, opt-out from these types of emails.  Each such communication that we send includes the possibility to remove your email from the mailing list by clicking on the appropriate link provided on each message. You may decide at any moment to stop receiving these communications by modifying your user settings or by contacting us by using the contact information provided below.

You may modify your user settings to edit the email address related to your account. PTF may send you notices regarding your account, to inform you that you have been selected for a prize or otherwise as specified in this Privacy Policy regardless of whether or not you have opted-out of receiving commercial email messages from us.

Information About Friends

We do not collect friends’ emails or personal information when you use tools made available to you directly or indirectly by PTF (e.g. SMS, emails, Facebook Game Request, etc.) to challenge them or invite them to take part in PTF Games or services, unless they have otherwise provided their consent.

Participation in Contests or other Promotions

From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to participate in publicity contests or promotions. In the case of contests, a link to the contest rules will be prominently posted on the prediction card when a contest is underway. By making a prediction while a contest is underway, you agree to be bound by the contest rules. Some promotions may also be governed by specific rules from time to time. If you participate in a contest or a promotion, we may ask you for certain information in addition to what is stated in this Privacy Policy, including personal information. That additional information may be combined with other account information and may be used and shared as described in this Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive communications, by email or otherwise in order to verify your eligibility, award you a prize, a premium, advantages or for any reason for the purpose of conducting the contest or promotion, as set out in the contest rules or promotion rules, as the case may be.

Electronic Information

When you use our Site or PTF Games we may use a variety of technologies that collect information about how our Site or PTF Games are accessed and used. We collect and use this information for the purposes of helping us understand how our users use PTF Games and our Site. This information may include the type of Internet browser, IP address, type of device you are using, operating system, unique device ID, Facebook user ID, location (city, province and country), time zone, device attributes, app version, network connection type (e.g. WIFI, 3G, LTE), provider, network and device performance, language that you use or the domain name from which you were linked to our Site.

Although such electronic information is not personal information by nature, PTF will treat it as personal information from the moment this non-personal information is combined with personal information, as the case may be.

Furthermore, when you visit our Site, we may insert a data file on your computer, such as a cookie or another file of similar nature. Cookies allow us to store certain types of information relating to the use that you make of our Site, including your preferred language. Cookies allow us to adapt our Site to meet your interests and preferences.

We do not link information collected through cookies with personally identifiable information.

Most Internet browsers allow you to erase these cookies from your computer’s hard drive, to block them or to receive a warning before they are downloaded. Please refer to your browser’s instructions to find out more about these functions. If you refuse the cookies, you will still have access to the Site, but your navigation may be affected.

 

Storage and Communication of Personal Information

PTF stores personal information for a reasonable period of time, either to achieve its objectives or to comply with the law, whichever time frame is longer. Our storage criteria depend on the kind of information collected.

Once the objectives have been reached and your personal information is no longer useful or if you ask us to delete this information, we ensure that it remains anonymous or we destroy it in a way that ensures its protection against unauthorized access or communication.

We never disclose your personal information to any third party outside of PTF without your consent, with the exception of the following:

  • our services providers, organizations or individuals, whose services have been retained to carry out certain duties on our behalf (e.g. database management, newsletter management and transmission). PTF takes the necessary measures, by contract or any other means, to ensure that these third-party goods and services providers process your personal information for the purposes for which is was collected and that these suppliers protect your personal information to the same extent that PTF protects the personal information in its possession;
  • any entity party to a  prospective or completed merger or change of control of PTF, only if the parties have signed an agreement stipulating that the collection, use and communication of information is limited to the objectives of the commercial transaction; and
  • any third party to comply with requirements of mandatory applicable law; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the rights and property of PTF, including to enforce the Terms of Use and any other terms that you have agreed to; and to address fraud, security, or technical issues.

We do not share your personal information with our promotional partners unless you have authorized us to communicate your personal information in such a fashion, or if necessary for the sole purposes of sending you a prize, in compliance with the contest rules.

Information you Agree to Share

When using PTF Games, you authorize PTF to publicly display on PTF Games or on our Site statistical data such as your prediction, ranking, achievements generated through your participation, as well as your name, profile picture and the fact that you have won a prize, as the case may be.

Feedbacks, Comments and Suggestions

If you provide feedback, ideas or suggestions to PTF in connection with the PTF Games, our Site or services (“Feedback”), you acknowledge that the Feedback is not confidential and you authorize PTF to use that Feedback without restriction and without payment to you.

Personal Information Concerning Minors

Information on our Site is not intended for minors under the age of 13 years old. PTF does not knowingly collect personal information about minors under the age of 13 years old.

Security

Data is stored on servers equipped with the appropriate security systems to protect it against access from unauthorized persons and misuse. This information is only made available to persons (employees or mandataries) who need access to this information to carry out their responsibilities. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by affiliates or third party service providers on servers in Canada, the United States and other countries. Your personal information may therefore be subject to privacy laws that are different from those in your country of residence.

Although PTF makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that no unauthorized person has access to your personal information or the content of your private communications, the Internet is not a secure place and PTF may not be held liable for any communicated personal information that may be intercepted by malicious third parties.

Links

Our Site and PTF Games may include links to websites operated by other companies. By clicking on these links, you leave the Site or PTF Games. PTF has no control over these sites' operation and the fact that they are listed on our Site or PTF Games does not incur PTF's liability. Any personal information that you send through these sites will be subject to their privacy policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time, PTF may modify this Privacy Policy. Please consult it regularly. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the PTF App and the Site with the “As of” date posted at the top of the Privacy Policy.  When we make material changes to the Privacy Policy, we’ll provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g. by displaying a prominent notice within our Site and the PTF APP and/or by sending you an email. By accessing the Site and/or PTF App after the “As of” date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current Privacy Policy.

Information

You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information at anytime, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice. Should you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, access to personal information, or the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, or if you need to know how to lodge a complaint, withdraw your name from our mailing list or update your personal information, please contact us:

- by email at:  support@playthefuture.com
- or by mail at the following address:

Play the Future inc.

2100 Drummond Street

Montreal (Quebec)

H3G 1X1