We collect information in order to provide and improve our Service, to administer your use of the Service and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Service.
When you use the Service or engage in certain activities, such as downloading the app, requesting services or information, or contacting us directly, we may ask you to provide some or all of the following types of information:
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our Services through an application of a third party, such as the App Store/Google Play Store or a Social Networking Service ("SNS"), we may collect such information about you from that third-party application that you have made public via your privacy settings therein. Information we collect through third-party applications may include your name, your SNS user identification number, your SNS user name, profile picture and your email address.
We will never post anything to a SNS without your permission.
On mobile devices and on the web, we do not activate any advertising SDK or any third party social network SDK if the user is under 16 years old. No third party advertisements are shown or can be shown to any user under 16. The only third-party APIs that are activated are Google Analytics (Firebase on mobile devices), and Usabilla on the desktop version.
For users above the age of 16, we acquire, hold, use, and process personal information for a variety of business purposes, including:
We use technical service providers which may operate the technical infrastructure that we need to provide the Service, in particular providers which host, store, manage, and maintain the application, its content and the data we process.
We use technical service providers to help us communicate with you, as described in Section "How We Use Your Information" of this Policy.
If you are over 16, we use marketing and advertising partners to show you more tailored advertising.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the User's device containing information about the device. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while using the Service. By setting a cookie, Freerice will remember the User the next time he/she visits the Service. The User is always free to decline our cookies if his/her browser permits, although in that case he/she may not be able to use certain features of the Service and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain features of the Service.
If you are above 16 years old, we ask for your consent on several cookie-related issues via the QuantCast Consent Framework (the message that appears after you enter your age). You are free to adjust these parameters, deny them all, and can adjust them at any time from the /about page.
We use third-party software development kits ("SDKs") as part of the functionality of our Service. Third-party SDKs may allow third parties including advertisers to collect your personal information to provide content that is more relevant to you.
As specific in section 4 above, on mobile devices and on the web, we do not activate any advertising SDK or any third party social network SDK if the user is under 16 years old. No third party advertisements are shown or can be shown to any user under 16. For users under 16, the only third-party APIs or SDKs that are activated are Google Analytics (also known as Firebase on mobile devices), and Usabilla on the desktop version. For users over 16, MoPub is used to serve advertisements and QuantCast is used to manage cookie consent on the web.
We use Google Analytics, an analysis service operated by Google LLC, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, "Google"). For this purpose, Google places a cookie on your device when you visit our web pages. This makes it possible to recognize your browser and to analyze your usage of our web pages on our behalf.
Google normally anonymizes your IP address within the EU or the EEA, before the data about your website usage are transmitted to the USA. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield for the exceptional cases, in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, to ensure a reasonable level of data protection. More detailed information is available here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework . The IP address transmitted from your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
You have the option to prevent the use of your data at any time by installing the plug-in offered by Google. This plug-in is available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, transfer (right to data portability), delete or otherwise limit our use of your personal information we have collected, you may contact us using the mechanisms provided below. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
If you are over 16, you may also opt out of the advertising consent (handled by QuantCast) by visiting the Freerice "about" page and clicking on the "you can change your privacy settings" link. If you are under 16 you are automatically opted out.
If you are over 16, you may opt out of the advertising consent on the Freerice mobile applications by reinstalling the app and selecting "no" when the advertising consent prompt appears from MoPub.
You may opt out of having your personal information used or disclosed for certain purposes.
If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt out of receiving such communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email when they are sent to you.
We retain data for limited periods when it needs to be kept for legitimate business or legal purposes.
The Service is directed to a mixed audience, including children under 16. We do not collect personal information from children under 16. More information on the services deactivated for users under 16 can be found in sections 4, 5, and 6.
To protect your personal data from unauthorized access and abuse we have implemented technical and organizational security measures. We check these security measures regularly and adapt them, as necessary, to the state of technological progress. Our infrastructure is served via HTTPS, so that your smartphone or browser only communicates with our server over a secure channel.
Please note that WFP is an international organisation so that your personally identifiable information may be processed also outside of the European Economic Area or outside any other area you might be located in when using the Service.
The Service contains hypertext links to other services. The World Food Programme assumes no responsibility for those services including the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
The Service contains sponsored messages from third parties for users above the age of 16. We block all inappropriate industries and advertisers in advance, but if you see any advertisement you feel is inappropriate, please contact us immediately at WFP.Freerice@wfp.org and we will review, and if necessary, block the advertiser or connected ad network.
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Last modified: 14 October 2020