Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Introduction: values your privacy. This Privacy Policy provides detailed information about how we handle and protect your personal data and your rights in relation to this data. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable laws.

1. Data Collection & Purpose: All features on are accessible without user registration, but some personal data may still be collected for specific purposes. This can include electronic data like IP addresses or cookies. Below you will find each information we collect and our justification for collecting them.

  • User IP addresses: We record user IP address and referral URL information for 24 hours to ensure the secure operation of our website. These IP addresses are not monitored by any person, and are encrypted in our server storage. They are used by our server security software to identify attacker computers and block them. The security solutions we use do not share IP addresses with any third party.
  • Encrypted IP addresses: After 24 hours from each user activity, the saved IP address and referral URL records are cryptographically anonymized using a one-way encryption algorithm, and then transferred to a remote cold storage server. Our remote cold storage server is not accessible from the internet, and the anonymized data it stores is strictly used by for aggregate site analytics purposes.
  • (Cookies) Randomly Generated Unique User ID: To provide a reliable like and dislike count on, your game like and dislike responses are recorded alongside a unique visitor ID attached to your system. This unique visitor ID information is generated at the time of your first visit to our website, and it is never used and saved by our server until you accept cookies to be processed by us. If you do not respond to the cookie processing prompt or decline our request for cookie processing, we will not use your visitor ID. Consequently, you will not be able to use the like and dislike features on
  • Search function history: To improve our content and provide a better experience to users, we record submitted search queries and their results. We do not record IP addresses, nor unique user ID information with these search queries. is designed in a way that makes it impossible for you to provide any personally identifiable information to the website. There is no comments feature, or no user form to be submitted. The only identifiable information is your IP address records, which are stored only for 24 hours before they are cryptographically anonymized. Although our purpose is not to use referral URL information to identify users' identities, in some cases, the referral URL address might be argued to include personally identifiable information. Please see section 2 for more information.

Lawful Basis for Processing: We process personal data based on:

  • Consent: For certain activities, such as non-necessary cookie placement, we may seek your explicit consent.
  • Contractual Obligations: E.g., to provide a service you've requested.
  • Legitimate Interests: For purposes like improving user experience.

2. User Rights: If you believe that we have recorded any user-identifiable information through your search queries or your referral URL addresses, under GDPR, you have:

  • The right to access your personal data.
  • The right to rectification if your data is incorrect or incomplete.
  • The right to erasure of your data.
  • The right to restrict processing of your data.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to object to data processing.
  • Rights related to automated decision-making.

3. Data Transfers: The encrypted IP addresses are transferred to a cold storage server located outside the European Economic Area. We ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your data by disabling any remote access and preventing any unauthorized physical access to this server.

4. Data Protection Officer: For any inquiries about your data, contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].

5. Data Breach Notification: In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will notify affected users and relevant authorities within 72 hours, as per GDPR requirements.

6. Retention Periods: We retain personal data for 24 hours to ensure the safe and secure operation of After that, personal data will be deleted or anonymized.

7. Consent & Children: For users below the age of 16 (or a different age as prescribed by law in your country), parental consent is required to process personal data. We are not aiming to save or process data from minors. If you have reason to believe that we processed or saved any data from minors, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].

8. Opt-Out & Withdrawal of Consent: Users can withdraw their consent or opt-out of data processing activities at any time using our Cookie Policy page.

9. Regular Review: This policy is reviewed and updated periodically to ensure compliance with GDPR and other regulations.

10. Cookies & uses cookies to improve site experience and targeted advertising. You can manage cookies via your browser settings. For more on cookies, see our Cookie Policy.

11. Third-Party Links: Party Animals Online works together with third-party platforms, which can process user data on their behalf. These platforms are as follows:

- GameDistribution for game and in-game ads deliveries.

- Google Analytics for aggregate website statistics, which can be disabled per Google's Instructions on Safeguarding Your Data .

- CloudFlare for faster content delivery based on user geolocation.

Each of our partners may need to process user-identifiable information in order to provide their services. Please refer to their privacy policies for more information:

GameDistribution User Privacy Notice

Google Analytics and other Google Services - Privacy & Terms - Google

CloudFlare's Privacy Policy


Contact: For any questions or clarifications regarding this Privacy Policy, contact us at [email protected].