Welcome to People of Play!
People of Play builds technologies and services that enable people to connect with each other, build communities and grow businesses. These Terms govern your use of People of Play, Chicago Toy and Game Group and the other products, features, apps, services, technologies and software that we offer (the People of Play Products or Products), except where we expressly state that separate terms (and not these) apply. These Products are provided to you by People of Play, Inc.
We don't charge you to use People of Play LITE products and services covered by these Terms. We only charge you to use People of Play BASIC, PoPPro, POP COMPANY and select Chicago Toy & Game Group products. Businesses and organisations also pay us to show you ads for their products and services. By using our Products, you agree that we can show you ads.
We don't sell your personal data to advertisers, and we don't share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) with advertisers unless you give us specific permission.
Our Data Policy explains how we collect and use your personal data to determine some of the ads that you see and provide all of the other services described below.
1. The services we provide
Our mission is to give people the power to build a play community and bring the world closer together. To help advance this mission, we provide the products and services described below to you:
Connect you with people and organisations that you care about: We help you find and connect with people, products, companies and others that matter to you across the People of Play Products that you use. We use the data that we have to make suggestions for you and others – for example, products to watch, events to attend and people who you may want to connect with. Stronger ties make for better communities, and we believe that our services are most useful when people are connected to people, products and companies that they care about.
Empower you to express yourself and communicate about what matters to you: There are many ways to express yourself on People of Play and to communicate with friends, colleagues, fans and others about what matters to you – for example, sharing fun facts, updates, photos, videos and stories across the People of Play Products that you use, sending messages, creating events, or adding content to your profile, your product or your company.
Help you discover content, products and services that may interest you: We show you ads, offers and other sponsored content to help you discover content, products and services that are offered by the many businesses and organisations that use People of Play and other People of Play Products. Section 2 below explains this in more detail.
Combat harmful conduct, and protect and support our community: People will only build community on People of Play if they feel safe. We employ teams around the world and develop basic technical systems to detect misuse of our Products, harmful conduct towards others and situations where we may be able to help support or protect our community. If we learn of content or conduct like this, we will take appropriate action – for example, offering help, removing content, removing or restricting access to certain features, disabling an account or contacting law enforcement. We share data with Chicago Toy and Game Group when we detect misuse or harmful conduct by someone using one of our Products.
Use and develop technologies to provide safe and functional services for everyone: We develop manual systems to detect and remove abusive and dangerous activity that may harm our community and the integrity of our Products.
Research ways to make our services better: We engage in research to develop, test and improve our Products. This includes analysing the data we have about our users and understanding how people use our Products, for example by conducting surveys and testing and troubleshooting new features. Our Data Policy explains how we use data to support this research for the purposes of developing and improving our services.
Provide consistent and seamless experiences across the People of Play Company Products: Our Products help you find and connect with people, products, companies and others that are important to you. We design our systems so that your experience is consistent and seamless across the different People of Play Company Products that you use. For example, we use data about the people you engage with on People of Play to make it easier for you to connect with them, and we enable you to communicate with businesses that you follow on People of Play through POP messaging.
Enable global access to our services: To operate our global service, we need to store and distribute content and data in our data centres and systems around the world, including outside your country of residence. This infrastructure may be operated or controlled by People of Play, Inc., People of Play Ireland Limited or Chicago Toy & Game Group its affiliates.
2. How our services are funded
POP LITE instead of paying and POP BASIC, PoPPro and POP COMPANY in addition to paying to use People of Play and the other products and services we offer, by using the People of Play Products covered by these Terms, you agree that we can show you ads that businesses and organisations pay us to promote on and off the People of Play Company Products.
3. Your commitments to People of Play and our community
We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:
Who can use People of Play
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must:
use the same name that you use in everyday life;
provide accurate information about yourself;
create only one account (your own) and use your profile for personal purposes; and
not share your password, give access to your People of Play account to others or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).
We try to make People of Play broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use People of Play if:
You are under 13 years old (or the minimum legal age in your country to use our Products).
You are a convicted sex offender.
We've previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or Policies.
You are prohibited from receiving our products, services or software under applicable laws.
What you can share and do on People of Play
We want people to use People of Play to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):
You may not use our Products to do or share anything:
That breaches these Terms, our Community Standards, and other Terms and Policies that apply to your use of People of Play.
That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
That infringes or violates someone else's rights, including their intellectual property rights.
You may not upload viruses or malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.
You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data that you do not have permission to access.
We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions.If we remove content that you have shared in violation of our Community Standards, we'll let you know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons. To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.
The permissions you give us
We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
Permission to use content that you create and share: Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws. You own the intellectual property rights (things such as copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on People of Play and the other People of Play Company Products you use. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want. However, to provide our services, we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘licence') to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described in Section 1 above. Specifically, when you share, post or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide licence to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on People of Play, you give us permission to store, copy and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other People of Play Products you use. This licence will end when your content is deleted from our systems. You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account. Learn more about how to delete your account. You can download a copy of your data at any time before deleting your account. When you delete content, it's no longer visible to other users; however, it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:
Immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (in which case, your content will be deleted within a maximum of 90 days from when you delete it);
your content has been used by others in accordance with this licence and they have not deleted it (in which case, this licence will continue to apply until that content is deleted); or
Where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
investigate or identify illegal activity or breaches of our Terms and Policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence; or
comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency;
in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis). In each of the above cases, this licence will continue until the content has been fully deleted. Permission to use your name, profile picture and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and profile picture without any compensation to you.
Permission to update software that you use or download: If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.
Limits on using our intellectual property
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on People of Play), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) as expressly permitted with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source licence) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.
4. Additional provisions
Updating our Terms
We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. We will only make changes if the provisions are no longer appropriate or if they are incomplete, and only if the changes are reasonable and take due account of your interests. We will notify you (for example, by email or through our Products) at least 30 days before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect, unless changes are required by law. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products. We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be part of the People of Play community, you can delete your account at any time by writing to us.
Account suspension or termination
We want People of Play to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas. If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, including in particular our Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons. Where we take such action, we'll let you know and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; or where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons. You can learn more about what you can do if your account has been disabled and how to contact us if you think that we have disabled your account by mistake. If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us, but the following provisions will remain in place: 3, 4.2-4.5.
Limits on liability
We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided "as is", and we make no guarantees that they will always be safe, secure or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content that they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful and other objectionable content). We cannot predict when issues may arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstances will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the People of Play Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply. If you are a consumer, the laws of the country in which you reside will apply to any claim, cause of action or dispute that you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the People of Play Products, and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that country that has jurisdiction over the claim. ADD MARY’S COUNTY TO SETTLE DISPUTE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY IS $100 In In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved exclusively in the US District Court for the Northern District of California or a state court located in San Mateo County. You also agree that you submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of California will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and People of Play, Inc. regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements with Chicago Toy & Game Group.
Some of the Products that we offer are also governed by supplemental Terms. If you use any of those Products, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement with you. For instance, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such as buying ads, selling products, managing a profile for your company, or using our measurement services, you agree to our Commercial Terms. If you post or share content containing music, you must comply with our Music Guidelines: You are responsible for the content you post. You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience. Unauthorized content may be removed. If you post content that contains music owned by someone else, your content may be blocked, or may be reviewed by the applicable rights owner and removed if your use of that music is not properly authorized. You may not be able to post or access videos containing music in every country of the world. To the extent that any supplemental Terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental Terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.
If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.
You may designate a person (called a legacy contact) to manage your account if it is memorialised. Only your legacy contact or a person who you have identified in a valid will or similar document expressing clear consent to disclose your content upon death or incapacity will be able to seek disclosure from your account after it is memorialised
These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name that you use in everyday life). We will inform you in advance if we have to do this and explain why.
We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
5. Other Terms and Policies that may apply to you
Community Standards: These guidelines outline our standards regarding the content that you post to People of Play and your activity on People of Play and other People of Play Products.
Commercial Terms: These Terms apply if you also access or use our Products for any commercial or business purpose, including advertising, operating an app on our Platform, using our measurement services, managing a profile for a company, or selling goods or services.
Advertising Policies: These Policies specify what types of ad content are allowed by partners who advertise across the People of Play Products.
Self-Serve Ad Terms: These Terms apply when you use self-serve advertising interfaces to create, submit or deliver advertising or other commercial or sponsored activity or content.
Profiles, Companies and Events Policy: These guidelines apply if you create or administer a People of Play Page, company or event, or if you use People of Play to communicate or administer a promotion.
People of Play Platform Policy: These guidelines outline the Policies that apply to your use of our platform (for example, for developers or operators of a platform application or website or if you use social plugins).
Developer Payment Terms: These Terms apply to developers of applications that use People of Play Payments.
Community Payment Terms: These Terms apply to payments made on or through People of Play.
Commerce Policies: These guidelines outline the Policies that apply when you offer products and services for sale on People of Play.
People of Play Brand Resources: These guidelines outline the Policies that apply to the use of People of Play trademarks, logos and screenshots.
Music Guidelines: These guidelines outline the Policies that apply if you post or share content containing music on People of Play.
Date of last revision: 30 September 2020
POP Data Policy
This Policy describes the information we process to support People of Play and Chicago Toy & Game Group and other products and features offered by People of Play (People of Play Products or Products).
What kinds of information do we collect?
To provide the People of Play Products, we must process information about you. The type of information that we collect depends on how you use our Products. You can learn how to access and delete information that we collect by writing to People of Play or Chicago Toy & Game Group.
Things that you and others do and provide.
Information and content you provide. We collect the content, communications and other information you provide when you use our Products, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content that you provide (e.g. metadata), such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. It can also include what you see through features that we provide.
Data with special protections: You can choose to provide information in your People of Play profile fields. This and other information could be subject to special protections under the laws of your country.
Networks and connections. We collect information about the people, profiles, accounts, hashtags, companies, awards and events that you are connected to and how you interact with them across our Products, such as people you communicate with the most or groups that you are part of. We also collect information if you choose to upload, sync or import it from a device.
Your usage. We collect information about how you use our Products, such as the types of content that you view or engage with, the features you use, the actions you take, the people or accounts you interact with and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we log when you're using and have last used our Products, and what posts, videos and other content you view on our Products. We also collect information about how you use features.
Information about transactions made on our Products. If you use our Products for purchases or other financial transactions (such as when you make a purchase), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, other account and authentication information, and billing, delivery and contact details.
Things others do and information they provide about you. We also receive and analyse content, communications and information that other people provide when they use our Products. This can include information about you, such as when others share or comment on a photo of you, send a message to you or upload, sync or import your contact information.
As described below, we collect information from and about the computers, phones, and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Products, and we combine this information across different devices that you use. For example, we use information collected about your use of our Products on your phone to better personalise the content (including ads) or features that you see when you use our Products on another device, such as your laptop or tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad that we showed you on your phone on a different device.
Information that we obtain from these devices includes:
Device attributes: information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins
Device operations: information about operations and behaviours performed on the device, such as whether a window is in the foreground or background, or mouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).
Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts that you use, and Family Device IDs (or other identifiers unique to People of Play Company Products associated with the same device or account).
Device signals: Bluetooth signals, information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons and mobile phone masts.
Data from device settings: information you allow us to receive through device settings that you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.
Network and connections: information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed and, in some cases, information about other devices that are nearby or on your network.
Cookie data: data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings.
Information from partners.
Advertisers, app developers and publishers can send us information through People of Play Business Tools that they use, including our social plugins (such as the Like button), People of Play Login, our APIs and SDKs,. These partners provide information about your activities off People of Play – including information about your device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads you see and how you use their services – whether or not you have a People of Play account or are logged in to People of Play. For example, a game developer could use our API to tell us what games you play, or a business could tell us about a purchase you made in its shop. We also receive information about your online and offline actions and purchases from third-party data providers who have the rights to provide us with your information.
Partners receive your data when you visit or use their services, or through third parties that they work with. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing us with any data. Learn more about the types of partners we receive data from.
How do we use this information?
We use the information that we have (subject to choices you make) as described below, and to provide and support the People of Play Products and related services described in the People of Play Terms and Chicago Toy & Game Group Terms. Here's how:
Provide, personalise and improve our Products.
We use the information we have to deliver our Products, including to personalise features and content (including your News Feed, Chicago Toy & Game Group Feed, Chicago Toy & Game Group Stories and ads) and make suggestions for you (such as groups or events that you may be interested in or topics that you may want to follow) on and off our Products. To create personalised Products that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data that we collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protections you choose to provide); how you use and interact with our Products; and the people, places or things that you're connected to and interested in on and off our Products. Learn more about how we use information about you to personalise your People of Play and Chicago Toy & Game Group experience, including features, content and recommendations in People of Play Products; you can also learn more about how we choose the ads that you see.
Information across People of Play Products and devices: We connect information about your activities on different People of Play Products and devices to provide a more tailored and consistent experience on all People of Play Products that you use, wherever you use them. For example, we can suggest that you join a group on People of Play that includes people you follow on Chicago Toy & Game Group or communicate using POP messaging. We can also make your experience more seamless, for example, by automatically filling in your registration information (such as your phone number) from one People of Play Product when you sign up for an account on a different Product.
Location-related information: We use location-related information – such as your current location, where you live, the places you like to go, and the businesses and people you're near – to provide, personalise and improve our Products, including ads, for you and others. Location-related information can be based on things such as precise device location (if you've allowed us to collect it), IP addresses and information from your and others' use of People of Play Products (such as check-ins or events you attend).
Product research and development: We use the information we have to develop, test and improve our Products, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features.
Ads and other sponsored content: We use the information we have about you – including information about your interests, actions and connections – to select and personalise ads, offers and other sponsored content that we show you.
Provide measurement, analytics and other business services.
We use the information we have (including your activity off our Products, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps and services.
Promote safety, integrity and security.
We use the information that we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Products, and promote safety and security on and off People of Play Products. For example, we use data that we have to investigate suspicious activity or breaches of our Terms or Policies, or to detect when someone needs help.
Communicate with you.
We use the information that we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Products and let you know about our Policies and Terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
Research and innovate for social good.
We use the information we have (including from research partners we collaborate with) to conduct and support research and innovation on play topics.
How is this information shared?
Your information is shared with others in the following ways:
Sharing on People of Play Products.
People and accounts that you share and communicate with People of Play and Chicago Toy & Game Group
When you use POP messaging or Chicago Toy & Game Group to communicate with people or businesses, those people and businesses can see the content you send. Your network can also see actions that you have taken on our Products, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. We also let other accounts see who has viewed their People of Play or Chicago Toy & Game Group profiles.
Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Products, including if they don't have an account. This includes your Name, any information you share with a public audience, information in your public profile on People of Play, and content you share on a People of Play Page, public Chicago Toy & Game Group account or any other public forum. You, other people using People of Play and Chicago Toy & Game Group, and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off our Products, including in other People of Play Company Products, in search results or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines.
Content that others share or reshare about you.
You should consider who you choose to share with, because people who can see your activity on our Products can choose to share it with others on and off our Products, including people and businesses outside the audience that you shared with. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific friends or accounts, they can download, screenshot or reshare that content to others across or off our Products, in person or in virtual reality experiences such as People of Play Spaces. Also, when you comment on someone else's post or react to their content, your comment or reaction is visible to anyone who can see the other person's content, and that person can change the audience later.
People can also use our Products to create and share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people can share a photo of you in a story, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you in their posts or messages. If you are uncomfortable with what others have shared about you on our Products, you can report the content by writing to us.
Apps, websites and third-party integrations on or using our Products.
When you choose to use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Products, they can receive information about what you post or share. Information collected by these third-party services is subject to their own terms and policies, not this one.
Devices and operating systems providing native versions of People of Play and Chicago Toy & Game Group (i.e. where we have not developed our own first-party apps) will have access to all information that you choose to share with them, including information that your friends share with you, so they can provide our core functionality to you.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our Products or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
Sharing with third-party partners.
We work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve our Products or who use People of Play Business Tools to grow their businesses, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free and paid services to people around the world. We don't sell any of your information to anyone and we never will. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide. Here are the types of third parties that we share information with:
Partners who use our analytics services.
We provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with their posts, listings, profiles, videos and other content on and off the People of Play Products. For example, profile admins and company profiles receive information about the number of people or accounts who viewed or added to their profiles, as well as aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand interactions with their profile or account.
We provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but we don't share information that personally identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us permission. We also confirm which People of Play ads led you to make a purchase or take an action with an advertiser.
We share information about you with companies that aggregate it to provide analytics and measurement reports to our partners.
Partners offering goods and services in our Products.
When you subscribe to receive premium content, or buy something from a seller in our Products, the content creator or seller can receive your public information and other information that you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details.
Vendors and service providers.
We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analysing how our Products are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.
Researchers and academics.
We also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that supports our business or mission and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.
Law enforcement or legal requests.
We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests in the circumstances outlined below.
How do the People of Play Companies work together?
People of Play shares infrastructure, systems and technology with Chicago Toy & Game Group to provide an innovative, relevant, consistent and safe experience across all People of Play Company Products that you use. We also process information about you across the People of Play Companies for these purposes, as permitted by applicable law and in accordance with their Terms and Policies. For example, we process information from POP Messaging about accounts sending spam on its service so we can take appropriate action against those accounts on People of Play, Chicago Toy & Game Group or POP messaging. We also work to understand how people use and interact with People of Play Company Products, such as understanding the number of unique users on different People of Play Company Products.
How can I manage or delete information about me?
We provide you with the ability to access, rectify, port and delete your data.
We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services and People of Play Products or until your account is deleted – whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things such as the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs. If you submit a copy of your government-issued ID for account verification purposes, we delete that copy 30 days after review, unless otherwise stated. Learn more about deletion of content that you have shared and cookie data obtained through social plugins.
When you delete your account, we delete things that you have posted, such as your photos and text, and you won't be able to recover this information later. Information that others have shared about you isn't part of your account and won't be deleted. If you don't want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the Products, you can deactivate your account instead by writing to us.
How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?
We access, preserve and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others:
In response to a legal request (e.g. a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good-faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States when we have a good-faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction and is consistent with internationally recognised standards.
When we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud, unauthorised use of the Products, breaches of our Terms or Policies, or other harmful or illegal activity; to protect ourselves (including our rights, property or Products), you or others, including as part of investigations or regulatory enquiries; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, if relevant, we provide information to and receive information from third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud, abuse and other harmful activity on and off our Products.
Information we receive about you (including financial transaction data related to purchases made with People of Play) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation or investigations of possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also retain information from accounts disabled for term breaches for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other term breaches.
How do we operate and transfer data as part of our global services?
We share information globally, both internally within the People of Play Companies, and externally with our partners and with those you connect and share with around the world in accordance with this Policy. Your information may, for example, be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in the United States or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this Policy. These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the People of Play Terms and Chicago Toy & Game Group Terms, and to globally operate and provide our Products to you. We utilise standard contract clauses, rely on the European Commission's adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, and obtain your consent for these data transfers to the United States and other countries.
How will we notify you of changes to this Policy?
We'll notify you before we make changes to this Policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised Policy before you choose to continue using our Products.
How to contact People of Play with questions
You can learn more about how privacy works on People of Play and on Chicago Toy & Game Group. If you have questions about this Policy, you can contact us as described below.
You can contact us online or by writing to:
People of Play, Inc.
ATTN: Suite 1212, Level 12, 222 West Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 60654
Date of last revision: 30 September 2020