Privacy Policy

Sony Pictures Entertainment
UK Privacy Policy

Effective Date: This Privacy Policy was updated on 24 May 2018 and is effective as of that date.

This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to the Sony Pictures Entertainment (a division of Sony Corporation) websites and online features (“Content”) that link to this Privacy and Cookies Policy (“Policy”). In this Policy, we use "SPE," or "we," "us," and "our" to refer to Sony Pictures Entertainment entities. You can also learn more about cookies and similar technology which we use in this Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes:

  1. KEY POINTS
  2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
  3. INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD PARTIES
  4. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
  5. HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
  6. TRANSFER
  7. AMENDING OR REMOVING YOUR PERSONAL DATA, CONTROLLING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, OTHER PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND RIGHTS
  8. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

1. KEY POINTS

2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use personal data collected via our Content:

3. INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD PARTIES

Sometimes, we receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you login to a site or app using Facebook Connect you will be asked if you wish to share information from your Facebook account with us. If you participate in a game or other feature where your score is posted on a social media content, or if you use a "like" or a "share" button for a feature on our sites or apps, then the third party will share information with us.

If you participate in activities on non-SPE sites or apps - such as participating in a Facebook application - you may allow us to have access to personal data held by Facebook, or other site or app owners.

We will also receive personal data about you if individuals give us access to their profiles, or similar features, on non-SPE sites or apps, and you are one of their "connections".

Some of our Content has 'send to a friend' features. The ‘send to a friend’ feature is when users can ask us to send features to their friends. If a friend asks us to send you a feature, then we will process your contact details (i.e. email address). The contact details are only used to send you the feature and we do not retain the contact detail. If you want to use this feature, you should only provide your friend's contact details to us when you know they would like to hear from us. Your friend will know that you provided their contact details to us.

If we provide online services to a child where we need parental consent for this, we may ask for a parent's email address, in order to obtain the consent.

4. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

Cookies and similar tracking technologies allow us to recognise you when you visit a site, or app, or open an email – they do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.

We use tracking technologies for three purposes:

How to manage tracking technologies

If you are using our Content via a browser you can change your cookie preferences and withdraw your consent at any time using the Cookie Consent Tool.

In addition:

We use Flash cookies to provide some Content such as video clips or animation. Flash cookies are managed through the Flash Player Settings Manager, which is a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. This Settings Manager lets you manage global privacy settings, storage settings, security settings, and automatic notification settings. Beginning with Flash Player 10.3, the Flash Player Settings Manager can be accessed locally on your computer: in the Control Panel on Windows and in System Preferences on Mac. Users of other operating systems and earlier versions of the Flash Player should manage their global privacy settings using the Flash Player Settings Manager provided online from Adobe: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html

PS4, Apple iOS and Android Devices

By accessing certain applications from these devices, you consent to cookies being stored to your device for the following purposes: keeping you logged in, managing parental control PINs, analytics and advertising. These cookies are essential to the operation of the application. It is not currently possible to opt out or remove these cookies from the devices without deleting the application.

5. HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

If we ask you for consent to share your personal data with third parties for their own marketing purposes, and if you give consent, we will share personal data with these third parties. We do not share your personal data with third parties for their own marketing unless you agree to this.

If you register for a promotion, such as a competition, prize draw or contest, which is administered by a third party, your personal data will be disclosed to the organiser for them to administer the promotion. This may also mean that your personal data will be included on a winners list.

If you submit Content to a site or app this will be disclosed publicly.

We share data with third parties who perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting or operating our site and apps, sending e-mails, and carrying out data analysis. Where you make a purchase on one of our sites or apps, we will share your personal data with third parties to process your card payment and deliver your order.

We share your personal data with other SPE entities, which are involved when we process data for the purposes listed at section 1 above. Where you give permission via the registration process or cookie consent tool, we will also share your personal data with other Sony Corporation affiliates for them to use for direct marketing purposes.

SPE or any of its assets, including the Content, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your personal data may be considered one of the business assets of the transaction. In this case, your personal data may be transferred, either as part of the transaction or during any due diligence process.

We share information with government and law enforcement authorities and with other parties involved in, or contemplating, legal proceedings to comply with a legal obligation, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or where this is necessary for us or for third parties to protect our or their rights, property, safety, or security.

6. TRANSFER

Our sites and apps are hosted and operated in the United States. Your personal data will be transferred to and processed in the United States where the privacy laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in your home country. We use Standard Contract Clauses approved by the European Commission to protect your personal data. If you would like a copy of those or have other queries, please contact us. In addition, if you register with us, we ask for your consent to transfer your information to the United States.

7. AMENDING OR REMOVING YOUR PERSONAL DATA, CONTROLLING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, OTHER PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND RIGHTS

You have the right to access your personal data and, if necessary, have it amended or deleted or restricted. You may also ask us to provide some types of personal data to you, or another organisation nominated by you, in a structured and machine-readable format.

You can also ask us not to send marketing communications and not to use your personal data when we carry out profiling for direct marketing purposes. You can opt out of receiving email newsletters and other marketing communications by following the opt-out instructions provided to you in those emails. If you sign up to receive SMS or MMS messages, you can unsubscribe from those messages received by replying "STOP." Transactional account messages will be unaffected if you opt-out from marketing communications.

This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to a number of Sony Pictures Entertainment companies. Together with Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (10202 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90232 USA), the company which is responsible for a particular site or app (the data controller) is listed below:

Games

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. For more details or any privacy questions please contact us using the details of your local SPE office below.

Country Sony Pictures Entertainment entity Address
Austria and Germany Sony Pictures Entertainment Deutshland 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
Funimation

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

For more details or any privacy questions please contact us by email at SPE_EU_Privacy_Contact@spe.sony.com or write to us at the relevant address above. You also have a right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority for data protection in the country where you live, where you work, or where you consider that a breach of data protection has occurred – although we hope that we can assist with any queries or concerns you may have about our use of your personal data.

8. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy and Cookies Policy at any time, by prominently posting notice of the amendment on the site or app. To the extent permitted by law, these changes will apply from the time they are posted.

Effective Date: This Privacy and Cookies Policy was updated 25 May 2018 and is effective as of that date.


References to the Sony Corporation affiliates shall include all subsidiaries of Sony Corporation, including but not limited to:

Name of Company Country of Incorporation
Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation Japan
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Japan
Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation Japan
Sony Marketing Inc. Japan
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. Japan
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Japan
Sony Visual Products Inc. Japan
Sony Video & Sound Products Inc. Japan
Sony Financial Holdings Inc. Japan
Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Japan
Sony Bank Inc. Japan
Sony Americas Holdings, Inc. USA
Sony Corporation of America USA
Sony Electronics Inc. USA
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC USA
Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC USA
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. USA
Sony Music Entertainment USA
Sony Europe Limited U.K.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd. U.K.
Sony Global Treasury Services Plc U.K.
Sony Overseas Holding B.V. Netherlands
Sony Mobile Communications AB Sweden
Sony Electronics Asia Pacifica Pte. Ltd. Singapore
Sony (China) Limited China

References to the Sony Pictures affiliates shall include (without limitation) the following:

Sony Pictures Entertainment Deutshland GmbH Kemperplatz 1, 10785, Berlin, Germany
Sony Pictures Entertainment Benelux BV Bergweg 62, 1217 SC Hilversum, Netherlands
Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom
SPTI Networks Eastern Europe (UK) Limited Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom
Sony Pictures Entertainment France SAS 3, rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008, France
Sony Pictures Television Production France (SAS) 3, rue La Boetie, Paris, 75008, France
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc 10202 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90232 USA
Sony Pictures Entertainment Italia SRL Via Enrico Tazzoli, 6, 00195 Roma, Italy
Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom
Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia SLU Pedro de Valdivia, 10, Madrid 28006, Spain
Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1f 9LU, United Kingdom
Sony Pictures Television Central Europe Kft Terez krt 55057. Budapest H-1962, Hungary
Funimation Productions, LLC 1200 Lakeside Parkway, Building 1, Flower Mound, Texas 75028, USA
Sony Pictures Filmverleih GmbH Sony Pictures Filmverleih GmbH, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien, Austria

 

The following ages shall apply for purposes of parental consent for the countries listed below. If a European Union member country is not listed below, the age below which parental consent is required shall be 16:

Country Age below which parental consent is required
Austria 14
Bulgaria 14
Cyprus 14
Czech Republic 15
Denmark 13
Estonia 13
Greece 15
Latvia 13
Poland 13
Slovenia 15
Spain 13
Sweden 13
United Kingdom 13