when we collect personal information about the people who visit our website(s), how we use it, the
conditions under which we may disclose it to others and the measures we take to keep it secure.
By visiting this website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.
Please note that this includes consenting to the collection and processing of any personal
information you provide, as described below. We may amend this Policy from time to time so please
check it occasionally to ensure that you agree with any changes. Your continued use of our website(s)
will constitute your acceptance of, and agreement to, any changes.
Who we are?
Shino Kft is a not for profit organisation based in Budapest, Hungary that is dedicated to act as an
objective, supervisory and educational body for the Game-Fi protocol and its associated ecosystem.
The registered address is: Shino Kft, Kálmán Imre utca 1, Budapest, 1054, Hungary. We
work in close cooperation with our partners
How we collect information about you:
We obtain information about you when you use our website, when you contact us via email or a web
form or if you register to receive one of our regular newsletters. We may collect and process the
following types of information about you:
Information you provide us
You may provide us with personal information by filling in forms on our website(s) or by
corresponding with us by e-mail or live-chat.
The personal information you provide may include your name, email, address, phone number, IP
address, language preference and information regarding the pages you access.
By providing us with this information, you expressly consent to our use of your personal information
in accordance with this Policy.
Information we collect about you
When you visit our website(s) we may collect information about your IP address, information about
your visit, your browsing activity, and how you use our website. This information may be combined
with other information you provide.
Information we receive from other sources
We may receive information about you if you use any other websites we, or our partners, operate.
We also work with third parties (including, contractors, project partners, service providers, analytics
providers) and may receive information about you from them. This may be combined with other
information you provide to us.
How your information is used
We may use personal information about you for the following purposes:
• to provide you with relevant information and news.
• to send you personalised communications which you have requested and that may be of
interest to you, which may be based on your activity on our website(s) or the website of our
partners. These may include information about campaigns, activities and events.
• to understand and measure the effectiveness of how we serve you and others. to make
suggestions and recommendations to you about services that may interest you, which may
be based on your activity on our website(s) or the website of our partners.
• for analytics and profiling to create aggregate trend reports, find out how visitors arrive at
our website; which sites and pages are viewed, the responses to marketing campaigns and to
determine the most effective marketing channels and messages.
• seek your views or comments on the service we provide.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your
personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.
Who has access to your information
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with
third parties for marketing purposes. We may pass your information to third party service providers,
agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and
providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process and store information and to send
you mails). However, if we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal
information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires
them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.
We will take the necessary steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
Your choices and your rights
You have the right to inform us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
You can exercise your right and prevent us from processing such information by checking or
unchecking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at
any time by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you have given your prior consent. You can
change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email at
How you can update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change your email address, or any of the
other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Shino Kft holds about you.
Security measures to protect your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.
Non-sensitive details such as your email address may be transmitted unencrypted over the Internet,
and so may not be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal
information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. When we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security
on our systems.
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your preferences and interests so
that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional
information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively.
The provisions of this Policy also apply to the request for and sending of our newsletter.
The newsletter will only be sent after prior request by the user in the so-called “double opt-in
procedure” (request on our website and confirmation of a corresponding request e-mail).
Users of the newsletter are also assigned a UserID, which allows Shino Kft to determine when the
relevant newsletter was opened and which links or functions from the relevant newsletter were
activated. This tracking is done for internal optimization of the newsletter. This data will not be
passed on to third parties. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 where by Shino Kft’s authorization
arises from the fact that, on the one hand, Shino Kft has an interest in evaluating such data for
purposes of newsletter optimisation and, on the other hand, a concerned person can reasonably
foresee at the time when the personal data is collected and in view of the circumstances under which
it is carried out (in particular the above-mentioned measures) that it will possibly be processed for
this purpose. The user has the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time. If the user of the
newsletter does not wish to receive this tracking, he/she can unsubscribe from the newsletter. To do
so, simply unsubscribe via the link in the newsletter or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its
that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or
tablet. They are sent by a server to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow a website
to recognise you when you visit.
Cookies can be used by website to make the user’s experience more efficient. Our site(s) use
different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
This improves your experience when you browse our site(s) and allows us to improve the service we
We also share information about your use of our site with our social media and analytics partners
who may combine it with other information that you have provided to them or that they have
collected from your use of their services.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the cookie declaration on our website.
We use the following cookies:
• Strictly Necessary Cookies:
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.
They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services,
such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. These cookies enable basic
functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function
properly without these cookies.
• Targeting Cookies:
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. Marketing cookies are used to
track visitors across websites. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your
interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. The intention is to display ads that are
relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third
party advertisers. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely
identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience
less targeted advertising.
• Performance Cookies:
These cookies are usually referred to as statistical cookies and allow us to count visits, traffic sources
so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are
the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies
collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know
when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This Policy applies only
to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them
using links from our website.
If you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies
and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the
policy of that site.
16 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚
please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal
Where we store your personal information
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored in, a country outside the
European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who
work for us. The laws in some countries may not provide the same legal protection for your
information as in the EEA. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer,
storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will always do
our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use good
procedures and strong security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Data Protection Officer
The Shino Kft has appointed an internal data protection officer for you to contact if you have any
questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices. The data protection officer can be
contacted as follows:
Shino Kft, Kálmán Imre utca 1, Budapest, 1054, Hungary. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in March 2022