Yoja Studios – Privacy Policy

Last Revised: April 2024

Yoja Studios Llc. programs, publishes and mantains social games for web and mobile environments (“Games”), as well as web and mobile application (“Apps”) for playing our Games across multiple devices and platforms (such as mobile devices and Facebook).

We also own and operate the website https://yojastudios.com, their subdomains, and related features, as well as an online store (collectively, “Sites”, and together with the Games and Apps, collectively – the “Services”).

Yoja Studios is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your Personal Data. This privacy policy describes how we collect, store, use and share Personal Data about you prior to your working relationship with us, in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. It applies whenever you visit our Sites, install our Apps and play our Games, interact with us or otherwise access or use any of our Services.

We strongly urge you to read this Privacy Policy and make sure that you fully understand and agree to it. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please discontinue and avoid using our Services. You have the right to cease using our Services, pursuant to this Privacy Policy at any time.

Yoja Studios is a “Data Controller”. This means that we are responsible for holding and use, safetly, your Personal Data. We are required under the data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this Privacy Policy. You are not legally required to provide us with any Personal Data, but without it we will not be able to provide you with the full range or with the best experience of using our Services (for instance, you may still play our Games without connecting your Facebook account, but you will not be able to enjoy their social features).

Data Protection Principles:

We will comply with data protection law, which requires that the Personal Data we hold about you be:

  1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way;
  2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes;
  3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes;
  4. Accurate and kept up to date;
  5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about; and
  6. Kept securely.
What Kind Of Information We Hold About You?

We collect four main categories of data (and to the extent it may enable the identification of a specific person, or is linked to such potentially identifying data, we will deem it as "Personal Data"):

  1. Data received from you: You may provide us Personal Data voluntarily, such as when you set up an account with us, contact us (through Facebook, Messenger, e-mail, in-game chat or any other channel, including any support services), when you post on our public forums or groups, when you provide us your e-mail address (such as when you sign-up to receive e-mail updates or gifts), when you participate in competition, contest, tournaments and other promotions, when you place any purchases in any of our Games, when you interact with other users through the in-game chat or when you choose to connect your Facebook, Google, Apple or similar account to any of our Games.

  2. Data received from Facebook and other channels: Once you connect the Games to your Facebook, Google, Apple or similar account, we will receive access to your public profile, including (to the extent you defined it as “public”), as applicable, your full name, e-mail address(es) provided to Facebook, Google or Apple, gender, profile picture or similar photo, location, time zone, and a list of your friends playing the Games (along with their photos and other public profile information). This will also allow us to present your and your friends’ public profile pictures inside the Games and to create your in-game friends list. In addition, we or our advertising partners may receive from Facebook and our other marketing channels general information concerning the performance of our advertising campaigns, such as the targeted age group or interests, and we or our partners may be able to link such general data to any other data in our possession. To learn more about our advertising practices, please refer to Section 8 below. If you access our Services through a third party such as Facebook, Google or Apple, or connect our Services to any third-party account, you should also read their terms and conditions and privacy policies. If you are unclear about what information a third-party application is sharing with us, please visit that third-party application's website in order to learn more about their privacy practices.

  3. Data automatically collected or generated: When someone visits, interacts with or uses our Services, including any e-mail or text messages sent to them by us or via our Services, we may collect or generate technical data about them. We collect or generate such data either independently or with the help of third party services, including through the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies (as further detailed below).

    Such data consists of connectivity, technical or aggregated usage data, such as IP address, in-game identifier, game statistics, game preferences, unique advertising ID (e.g. IDFA; you may reset such ID based on the operating system instructions ), non-identifying data regarding a device, operating system, browser or App version, mobile carrier, locale and language settings, user activity on our Services, in-App or Game activity (such as game play content/product interaction and advertising data); diagnostic data (i.e. crash data and game performance data). We do not use such data to learn a person’s true identity or contact details, but mostly to have a better understanding on how our users typically use and engage with our Services. The use of such technical and device data also helps us and our partners to deliver interest-based or otherwise more effective advertisements and content, to optimize our ad management and our users' viewing experience, and to improve the overall performance and your user experience of our Services. For more information about our advertising uses, please see below.

  4. Transaction Data: In-Game purchases will typically be processed by the relevant platform provider (e.g. Apple, Google or Facebook), and we will not collect or store your financial data, e.g. your credit card numbers or bank account. We may still however receive your non-financial Personal Data related to the purchase, such as your name, billing address, e-mail address and the items purchased, in order to fulfil your purchase and for our accounting purposes.
How we use your data?

We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us and when we have a lawful ground to do so. Most commonly, we will rely on the following lawful grounds to process your Personal Data:

  1. Performance of a contract: We will use this basis for processing necessary to make the Games, including social gaming when you choose to log in with Facebook, Google or Apple, and support services, available to you, and to send you service communications, gifts and awards.
  2. Consent: In limited cases (where you choose to sign up to receive direct marketing emails, where you accept cookies on our Sites, we will process your Personal Data based on your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details below.
  3. Legitimate interests: We will process your Personal Data based on our legitimate interests in maintaining and improving our Services and offerings, understanding how our Services are used, serving effective advertisements within our Games and through other channels, matching users to create in-game friends lists, improving our customer service and support operations, fraud detection and protecting and securing our users, ourselves and our Services. See in more details below.
  4. Compliance with a legal obligation: In limited cases we may process your Personal Data where we need to do so to comply with a legal obligation e.g. which is set out in an applicable law, or if we receive an order from a court or regulatory body.
How we store and retain your data?

We will retain your Personal Data for only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data, whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Once we no longer need candidate data, we will retain and securely destroy your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Privacy laws may vary between jurisdictions, Yoja Studios Llc. has taken reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is treated by its affiliates and Service Providers in a secure and lawful manner, and in accordance with common industry practices, regardless of any lesser legal requirements that may apply in their jurisdiction.

We retain your Personal Data in order to maintain our relationship and to provide you with our Services. We will retain your Personal Data for only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it. In other words, we will retain your Personal Data for as long as you remain our user and have not notified us otherwise. We will take reasonable measures to delete your Personal Data if you delete your account. We may also retain your Personal Data for legal and accounting purposes (i.e., as required by laws applicable to record and bookkeeping, and in order to have proof and evidence concerning our relationship, should any legal issues arise following your discontinuance of use), in accordance with our Data Retention Policy.

Please note that except as required by applicable law, we will not be obligated to retain your data for any particular period, and are free to securely delete it for any reason and at any time, with or without notice to you.

In some circumstances, we may anonymize your Personal Data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you and it is no longer considered Personal Data within the meaning of this Privacy Policy.

How/When we delete your data?

You, at any time, may direct that Yoja Studios delete your Personal Data by accessing the “Account Deletion” button in the app and follow the instructions. Selection of this option will result in closure of your Account and deletion of all of your playing history, purchase information, social media log-in and other information associated with you in connection with the Game. Deletion is irreversible.

Upon receipt of your request, we will comply promptly but please allow some time for processing. We also reserve the right to retain a copy of any Personal Data that we are required by applicable law to retain.

How we share your data?

We may share your data with certain third parties, including law enforcement agencies, our Service Providers and our affiliates. The circumstances in which we share data are summarised below:

How we comunicate?

Service Communications: We may contact you with important information regarding our Services. For example, we may notify you (through any of the means available to us) of changes or updates to our Services, billing issues, etc. You will not be able to opt-out of receiving such service communications.

Promotional Communications: If you have signed up to receive such communications from us, we may also notify you about new services, events and special opportunities or any other information we think you will find valuable. We may provide such notices through any of the contact means available to us (e.g. phone, mobile or e-mail), through the Services, or through our marketing campaigns on any other sites or platforms.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to receiving such promotional communications at any time. You can do this by following the “unsubscribe”, “stop” or “change e-mail preferences” instructions in the promotional communications you receive.

How we protect your data?

We use appropriate physical, procedural and electronic security measures, including encryption where deemed appropriate. However, please be aware that regardless of any security measures used, we cannot and do not guarantee the absolute protection and security of any Personal Data stored with us or with any third parties. If you discover any security or vulnerability issues related to the Services you should send an email to: support@yojastudios.com.

How we handle the cookies and tracking Technologies?

Our Services and some of our Service Providers utilize “cookies”, anonymous identifiers and other tracking technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) which help us provide and improve our Services, personalize your experience and monitor the performance of our activities and campaigns, as well as the usage of our Apps, Games and Services as a whole.

How we handle advertising?

Our Games include advertising for third party services and products. We and our advertising partners use certain data about you in order to improve our advertising practices and make the ads we deliver more effective, relevant and enjoyable, including by deploying interest-based advertising, as well as targeting and ad measurement and attribution systems.

Such data includes your device advertising identifiers (e.g. IDFA or Advertising ID), to the extent available), data related to your connected Facebook, Google or Apple profile (if any, such as your gender, region or country), gameplay content, user in-game ID, product interaction data and other demographic and interests-based information that we or our advertising partners may have received from or about you, based on your consent or another legal basis (i.e., as required in order to provide you with our respective services, or based on the legitimate interests that we described above).

The ads we or our advertising partners deliver may be shown within our Games, our Services, or through other channels, such as third party websites and applications.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to employees or Service Providers that we do not manage. Any information you provide to sites, applications or services advertised through our Services will be covered by the applicable privacy policies specified therein. Please be sure to read the privacy policies of any third-party applications, services and sites that you visit or provide permission to access your information. It is those third parties’ responsibility to protect any information you give them, so we will not be held liable for their use of your personally identifying information. To learn more, please visit our Cookie Policy.

  1. How to adjust your preferences regarding interest-based advertising. If you wish to prevent the use of your device’s advertising ID or other identifiers for interest-based advertising, you may change your device settings to reset such advertising ID or opt-out of such advertising (typically, this is available under the “Privacy” or “Ads” section in your device settings). If you live in the USA, Canada or Europe, you can also opt-out from the collection of your data by our advertising partners who participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, by visiting www.aboutads.info/choices (for US users), www.youradchoices.ca/choices (for Canadian users), www.youronlinechoices.eu (for European users).

    Please note that if you reset your advertising ID or opt-out of interest based advertising, you may still see advertisements in our Games, or on any other channels, but those ads will not be targeted based on the above mentioned identifiers. For example, such ads may be instead based on context, such as your progress and actions in the Games, or your language preferences. Please note that such actions may result in a less enjoyable user experience.

  2. Aggregated and analytical information. We use the standard analytics tools of Google Analytics and may use other analytics tools from time to time. The privacy practices of these tools are subject to their own privacy policies. To learn more, please visit our Cookie Policy.

  3. Google Products. Google uses technologies such as cookies in order to track and analyse the use of our Site and/or an SDK to serve ads within our Games. To learn more about how Google processes data, we recommend you review Google’s policies located at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. For additional information, please see Google Analytics’ opt-out web tool available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For additional information regarding the data which Google SDK processes and stores see: https://support.google.com/admob/answer/7665968
Data Subject Rights – European Economic Area, Switzerland and United Kingdom

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland or the United Kingdom (UK) about whom we process Personal Data, you have the right to:

If you wish to exercise your rights under applicable law (e.g., the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the UK GDPR) please contact us here.

If you wish to manage the information we receive about you from a third-party application or platform where you play our Games, such as Facebook, Apple or Google, please follow the third-party application’s instructions for updating your information and changing your privacy settings.

You have the right to file complaints with a data protection supervisory authority. For EEA residents, you can find details of your national supervisory authority at: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en. UK residents can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/.

How we transfer your data?

Your Personal Data may be maintained, processed, accessed and stored by Yoja Studios Llc and our authorized affiliates and Service Providers in and from the United States and other jurisdictions, as necessary for the proper delivery of our Services, or as may be required by law. Yoja Stuidios is based in a jurisdiction which is considered by authorities of the UK, Switzerland and the European Commission to be offering an adequate level of protection for the Personal Data of residents of the EEA and UK.

We may transfer Personal Data we collect about you outside the EEA, Switzerland or UK, in order to perform our contract with you. To ensure that your Personal Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place the following measures to ensure that your Personal Data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with and which respects the EU and UK laws on data protection: Standard Contractual Clauses and countries that are the subject of an EU adequacy determination. If you require further information about the protective measures, you may contact us using the details in the section below.


Our Games and Services are available only to individuals who are the greater of eighteen (18) years of age or the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction.

We reserve the right to request proof of age or parental consent at any stage. We may block Users whom we suspect are under the applicable age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from minors and do not wish to do so. If we learn that a minor is using the Services or playing any of our Games, we may prohibit and block such use and will make all efforts to promptly delete any Personal Data stored with us with regard to such minor.

If you believe that we might have any such data, please contact us here.

Amendments and Controlling Version

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an amended version on our Services. The amended version will be effective as of the published effective date. We will provide an advance notice if any substantial changes are involved, via any of the communication means available to us, or on the Services. After this notice period, all amendments shall be deemed accepted by you. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the new or modified Privacy Policy, you are required to stop using the Services.

The Privacy Policy has been drafted in the English language, which is the original and controlling version of this Privacy Policy. All translations of this Privacy Policy into other languages shall be solely for convenience and shall not control the meaning or application of this Privacy Policy. In the event of any discrepancy between the meanings of any translated versions of the Privacy Policy and the English-language version, the meaning of the English language version shall prevail.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy or if you have any concerns regarding your Privacy, or to contact Yoja Studios’s Data Protection Manager, please use the link here.