Privacy policy

Posted: 28 August 2018
Last updated: 5 March 2019

Privacy policy

Posted: 28 August 2018
Last updated: 5 March 2019


Pori Game Lab is committed to keeping your (the teacher) data safe. When we collect or process your data, we will do that legally. We will only process data with your explicit permission and/or for necessary communication of our Game Lab service, and for improving our services and related games.

While you use our service, we will collect and store information about you in accordance to this policy. This Privacy Policy (which we will refer to as "Policy"), describes practices concerning our Game Lab service.


All data is collected on behalf of Tampere University, Pori Game Lab, Pohjoisranta 11 A, 28101 Pori, Finland.

We can be contacted via email or by phone at +358408262951.


When we do collect data about you, it will be:

  • Your e-mail address
  • Interaction behavior in the Game Lab service
  • Country
  • Language
  • Size of your classes
  • Anonymous data of your students’ performance in learning games of our service
  • Data from possible surveys


  • IP addresses connecting to the service (not traced to a particular user)


Through your use of Game Lab service, we may collect the following personal information that identifies you as an individual:

  • Your email address that is part of your Game Lab service login credentials (username).
  • Information you provide through form submissions on our Game Lab service.
  • Information of your browsing behavior within our Game Lab service.
  • Information of games that you voluntarily assign to your class.
  • Information from surveys that you voluntarily take part in.


We collect your data to be able to suggest you learning games that might fit to your teaching needs. We provide you a possibility to follow your students’ progress in the learning games included in the Game Lab service (learning analytics). Based on the collected data we try to improve the quality of our service.

The legitimate interest basis makes processing lawful only if it is necessary of the controller. It requires transparency and the successful outcome of a balancing test between your right to privacy and our interests. Transparency means it shall be clear to you which data is used and how it is used. A balancing test requires us to take into consideration factors such as:

  • That we only process what can reasonably be expected by you.
  • That we cannot achieve the same by not processing the data.
  • That our interest as controller is significant compared to the impact on your data privacy.

Thus, our purposes are legitimate, and the disadvantages to you are few. Below is a list of our specific purposes for processing your data:

  • Targeting learning games to appropriate users.
  • Provide learning analytics of students’ competences.
  • Promoting new learning games and learning game events to potential users.
  • Managing user relationships, to better communicate updates or changes that they might be interested in.
  • As an anonymized data sample for scientific research


We only collect or process your data when we have consent or when we have a legitimate interest. Your consent must be clear, unambiguous and freely given. When we request information, we have to tell you what we would like to know and why. Legitimate interests are uses that are necessary to provide a product or service, or those that could be reasonably expected by the person whose information is being collected.

Because the data may be used for scientific research, it will be stored for an undefined time for possible later validation of the research.


Data processors are third parties with whom we collaborate to study students’ mathematical competencies and the usefulness of the games included in the Game Lab service. They are not allowed to process your personal information unless we instruct them to do so (we never provide your email address and contact details to third parties). They will not share your personal information with any other organization. They will secure and retain your data for the period we specify.

Current data processors:

  • Neuro-cognitive plasticity: Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Germany
  • Centre for Learning Research: University of Turku, Finland


  • You have the right to know whether we have your information.
  • You have the right to access any information we have about you.
  • You have the right to correct or update your information.
  • You have the right to unsubscribe from our mailing list, whenever you choose.
  • You have the right to withdraw consent to use your information. (This withdrawal does not retroactively affect the lawfulness of any processing, nor does it affect processing that does not rely on consent.)
  • You have the right to raise a complaint if you think we have mishandled your data.
  • You have the right to make us delete any information you have consented to share.

All requests will be processed within a month.

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