From feature animations to cult classics and blockbuster franchises, Fifth Journey is pioneering mobile entertainment in partnership with the world's leading studios. We're advancing the latest technologies, including O2O, AR and VR, and delivering these experiences into the fastest growing markets in the world.
Fifth Journey was founded by a team of acclaimed game developers responsible for some of the biggest interactive hits in Hollywood and chart-topping success in China. We're at the leading edge of entertainment, creating new and exciting experiences for fans and helping Hollywood build franchises like never before.
Fifth Journey is headquartered in Hong Kong with creative operations based in San Francisco and studio operations around the world.
by Dean Takahashi, for VentureBeat
Hollywood backs Fifth Journey to take movie-licensed games to China
Hong Kong game publisher Fifth Journey has won backing from film studios Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, and MGM Studios to create movie-based mobile games for Asian markets such as China.
The business makes sense because China is already the world's fastest-growing film market, with 15 movie theaters opening per day. It's also the largest mobile-game market. While movie-game collaborations have a mixed history in gaming, companies that get it right can have huge payoffs. China has an estimated $5.5 billion mobile-game market, with more than 420 million mobile-game players, according to market researcher Niko Partners.
Fifth Journey has some seasoned mobile-game developers who have made movie games before. The startup has eight employees, but it will work with external development studios to make the movie games and "culturalize" them for markets such as China. Fifth Journey will focus on mobile games, interactive entertainment, and virtual reality.
"We provide a total entertainment solution for Hollywood," said Eric Tan, the CEO of Fifth Journey, in an interview with GamesBeat. "We have proven ourselves with titles like Despicable Me: Minion Rush. And we know that Hollywood wants to participate more in the Asian markets."
Each studio invested in Fifth Journey in exchange for an equity stake. Founded by industry veterans and former executives from Universal Pictures, Gameloft, and LucasArts, Fifth Journey will provide mobile streaming, video on demand (VOD), and e-commerce in association with its games.
Tan, while an executive at Gameloft, oversaw publishing for a slate of Marvel games in China as well as the Chinese release of Universal and Gameloft's Despicable Me: Minion Rush, the only Hollywood mobile game to rank in that territory's all-time top-10 downloads chart.
Fifth Journey works directly with Hollywood studios not only to culturalize their games for global markets but also to incorporate movie ticket sales, merchandise e-commerce, and stream films, TV, and other content alongside an interactive game feature to deepen fans' experiences. Tan described Fifth Journey as a "mobile entertainment platform."
"We're delighted to expand our partnership with Eric Tan and the Fifth Journey team," said Peter Levin, Lionsgate's president of interactive ventures and games, in a statement. "As we continue to build our presence in the gaming space, the Asian market offers tremendous growth opportunities, and Fifth Journey is the ideal partner to help us capitalize on them."
Tan cofounded Fifth Journey with Craig Derrick, a LucasArts veteran and the company's chief creative officer. The company has its headquarters in Hong Kong and an office in San Francisco. Derrick said the teams will spend a lot of time in preproduction for games.
"A lot of what we have seen before is a regurgitation of what happens in a movie," Derrick said. "Audiences are tired of that, and it comes across as a brand slap."
Tan said that in previous jobs, his teams had to reduce the file size of mobile games so that Chinese gamers would be able to download it over slower networks. They also had to create more extensive tutorials. The teams will also try to launch games on the same day as when the movies come out to maximize the marketing exposure.
"Mobile games are a highly engaging form of entertainment in their own right and, given that, they can also be envisioned as a hub through which fans may access and experience different elements of their favorite [intellectual property]," said Bill Kispert, the executive vice president of digital platforms at NBCUniversal Brand Development Group, in a statement. "We look forward to working with Fifth Journey to first develop an authentic, film-based game and then to use this point of connection to bring players deeper into that world and its ecosystem."
Tan said the company has at least one VR project planned for 2017. Altogether, there are five titles in the works already.
"We are always exploring innovative ways to reach our audience and build opportunities for our expansive library," said Tricia Samuels, a vice president of licensing at MGM, in a statement. "The Fifth Journey team have built a complete, 360-degree platform that serves both traditional and digital products through a unique interactive experience. We look forward to engaging in a more meaningful way with our fans around the world."
Fifth Journey previously raised a $2 million seed round in August 2015. It has partnered with Lionsgate and Millennium Films to develop a mobile game for The Expendables, an action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone that has grossed more than $800 million in worldwide box office.
February 23, 2016
Asia-based mobile entertainment company’s strategic partnerships underscore Hollywood focus on world’s fastest-growing film and games market
Fifth Journey, a Hollywood-focused mobile entertainment company, today announced it has signed strategic partnerships to develop mobile games, interactive entertainment and in some instances virtual reality content with Universal Pictures, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM). The partnerships come alongside a strategic equity stake in the company for the studios.
Founded by industry veterans and former executives from Universal Pictures, Gameloft and LucasArts, Fifth Journey develops next-generation Hollywood games and interactive entertainment. The company also has the ability to provide mobile streaming, video on demand (VOD) and e-commerce in association with its games. The company's unique Hollywood-focused platform and the founders' past success with major Hollywood franchises in the hard-to-crack Asian market attracted the studios' interest in a strategic partnership.
"Asia is an enormous opportunity and challenge for Hollywood," said Eric Tan, CEO of Hong Kong and San Francisco based Fifth Journey. "So is building a great film franchise in this on demand world. We built a company to solve some of Hollywood's most pressing needs and these partnerships are a huge step forward."
Fifth Journey's founders have an excellent track record of developing games for major Hollywood franchises and monetizing them in Asia. Tan, while an executive at Gameloft oversaw publishing for a slate of Marvel games in China as well as the China release of Universal and Gameloft's "Despicable Me: Minion Rush", the only Hollywood mobile game to rank in that territory's all-time Top 10 downloads chart. Despite Asia's emergence as the largest gaming and soon-to-be film market, success for Hollywood movie studios and international game developers there has been rare.
"We're delighted to expand our partnership with Eric Tan and the Fifth Journey team," said Lionsgate President of Interactive Ventures & Games Peter Levin. "As we continue to build our presence in the gaming space, the Asian market offers tremendous growth opportunities, and Fifth Journey is the ideal partner to help us capitalize on them."
Fifth Journey works directly with Hollywood studios not only to culturalize their games for global markets, it also has the ability to incorporate movie ticket sales, merchandise e-commerce, and stream films, TV and other content alongside an interactive game feature to deepen fans' experiences.
"Mobile games are a highly engaging form of entertainment in their own right and, given that, they can also be envisioned as a hub through which fans may access and experience different elements of their favorite IP," said Bill Kispert, EVP Digital Platforms, NBC-Universal Brand Development Group. "We look forward to working with Fifth Journey to first develop an authentic, film-based game and then to use this point of connection to bring players deeper into that world and its ecosystem."
"We are always exploring innovative ways to reach our audience and build opportunities for our expansive library," said Tricia Samuels, VP Global Licensing, Consumer Products & Interactive, MGM. "The Fifth Journey team have built a complete, 360 degree platform that serves both traditional and digital products through a unique interactive experience. We look forward to engaging in a more meaningful way with our fans around the world."
Founded by former Universal Pictures and Electronic Arts executive Eric Tan and LucasArts veteran Craig Derrick, Fifth Journey's leadership team has an extensive track record developing games for major Hollywood franchises. In addition to the aforementioned titles, the company leadership's prior projects include "Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff," one of the top grossing comedy games of all-time and major features for Star Wars, Marvel and DC Comics.
The strategic partnership with the Hollywood studios follows the company's closing of a $2 million seed round financing in August 2015 and the announcement of a partnership with Lionsgate and Millennium Films to develop a mobile game for "The Expendables," an action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone that has grossed more than $800 million in worldwide box office.
February 23, 2016
By Pamela Ambler, for Reuters
As U.S. movie box office sales continue to decline, Hollywood studios are looking to Asia for new opportunities. Not only are they wooing Chinese movie goers, they’re also trying to capture gamers who make up an additional revenue stream. Now a Hong Kong startup is aiming to bridge the gap between the city of dreams and Chinese gamers.
As US movie box office sales continue to decline, Hollywood studios are looking to Asia for new opportunities. Not only are they appealing to Chinese movie goers, they’re also trying to capture gamers who make up additional revenue streams. Now a Hong Kong startup is aiming to bridge the gap between the city of dreams and mainland gamers.
With an eye on China, three major Hollywood studios are taking stakes in a startup from Hong Kong. Mobile game developer Fifth Journey was founded just over a year ago by Eric Tan.
A former sales executive at Electronic Arts in Asia, Tan was responsible for bringing Despicable Me’s Minion Rush to mainland China.
It’s one of the most successful ‘interactive entertainment’ platforms to enter the market.
Players can purchase movie tickets, stream clips, and even buy merchandise like t-shirts and toys.
“So for the fans its very simple, it’s a one stop shop, that relates to the IP all within one click. For Hollywood it’s an entertainment solution where we converge all these different auxiliary revenue lines all within the app,” Tan said.
Interactives including games make up almost a third of movie revenue streams,and with China’s online gaming sector growing annually at an average 30% for the past eight years, it’s little wonder Hollywood wants to get in on the act.
China’s box office receipts have grown nearly 50% in the past two years. If the trend continues, it’ll overtake the US by 2018. Added to that, Chinese consumers have leap-frogged the West with 600-million internet users, with 80% of them accessing the internet through smart devices. But not every blockbuster game out of the US translates into success in China.
“Chinese gaming behaviour can be very different to that in the west. We had to adjust the difficulty, we had to change certain monetization mechanics in order to suit the local taste,” Tan said.
And there are challenges around publication. iOS and Google Play are the main mobile retail channels in the US. But China’s has hundreds of different platforms.
And so movie-makers from the US are likely to collaborate more and more with the mainland, much like the industry in Hong Kong has done.
“In the past ten years, a lot of success for Hong Kong movies are co-produced films with mainland China film industry. It kind of moves towards one direction, it’s always entertaining and always for the mainland China market,” HK film producer Andrew Choi said.
One thing’s for sure, Tinseltown will be rolling out more red carpets to win over Chinese consumers.
March 15, 2016
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YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS THAT THE SITE AND APPLICATIONS ARE SUITABLE OR ACCURATE FOR YOUR NEEDS AND WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE, MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING THEREFROM. SIMILARLY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY PARTICIPATING IN FORUMS, VISITING CHAT ROOMS OR USING OTHER APPLICATIONS, YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO RUDE, CRUDE, INDECENT OR OTHER OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE OR REFERENCES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER WE, NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR AGENTS, WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PRIVACY OR FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DUTY OF GOOD FAITH, LACK OF NEGLIGENCE OR OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT) OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT ARISE OUT OF OR ARE RELATED TO THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR APPLICATIONS, OR TO ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT OR PRODUCT LIABILITY. YOU FURTHER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FIFTH JOURNEY IS NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD FIFTH JOURNEY LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OTHER USERS OF THE SITE AND APPLICATIONS AND OEPRATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES AND SERVICES. OUR TOTAL LIABILITY HEREUNDER IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE IN THE PAST ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) DAYS. YOU HEREBY RELEASE US AND OUR AFFILIATES FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THIS LIMITATION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree that your exclusive remedy for any breach of these Terms by us or any of our affiliates or agents shall be, at our option: (a) substitution or replacement of all or part of the Site, Application, Virtual Currency or Virtual Item that gives rise to damages incurred by you in reasonable reliance on us; or (b) in the event that (a) is not possible to provide, refund of monies you have paid to Fifth Journey in the past one hundred eight (180) days. You agree that the damage exclusions in the Agreement and this limitation of liability shall apply even if any remedy fails of its essential purpose.
Certain of our vendors also grant to you a limited license to use their respective software (each a software development kit or an “SDK”) which SDKs have been incorporated into our Applications. These vendors prohibit any decompilation and reverse engineering of their respective SDKs and do not make any warranties to you. For your reference, the SDKs perform, among other things, functions such as displaying advertising and collecting data about your usage of the advertising and of the Applications. The use and collection of your data is subject to the privacy policies of such vendors.
The failure of either party to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party’s right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of these Terms.
If any provision of these Terms shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid or enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed and enforced as so limited.
Fifth Journey operates the Site from its offices in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Hong Kong”). Access to the Site or Applications from any territory where the content is illegal is prohibited. The display of the Site alone does not subject Fifth Journey to any specific jurisdiction.
THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA.
If a dispute arises between you and Fifth Journey, before bringing a legal case, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by sending an e-mail to the Fifth Journey customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we cannot resolve our dispute through customer support, you and Fifth Journey agree to resolve any claims relating to the Terms through final and binding arbitration. This applies to all kinds of claims under any legal theory.
Notwithstanding the parties’ decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring an action in state or federal court that only asserts claims for patent infringement or invalidity, copyright infringement, moral rights violations, trademark infringement, and/or trade secret misappropriation, but not, for clarity, claims related to the license granted to you to view and use the Site and Applications under these Terms. Either party may also seek relief in a small claims court in San Francisco, California for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction. In addition, if you or Fifth Journey brings a claim in court that should be arbitrated or any of us refuses to arbitrate a claim that should be arbitrated, the other of us can ask a court to force us to go to arbitration to resolve the claim (i.e., compel arbitration). You or Fifth Journey may also ask a court to halt a court proceeding while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.
We all agree that we can only bring a claim against each other on an individual basis. That means: (a) neither you nor Fifth Journey can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action or representative action; (b) an arbitrator cannot combine more than one person’s claim into a single case, and cannot preside over any consolidated, class or representative arbitration proceeding (unless we both agree to change this); © an arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s case can only impact the person who brought the claim, not other Fifth Journey users, and cannot be used to decide other disputes with other users. If a court decides that this subsection in which you and Fifth Journey disclaim your respective rights to assert class actions is not enforceable or valid, then the entire Section 25 (Agreement to Arbitrate and Class Action Waiver) will be null and void, but, the rest of the Terms will still apply.
Any disputes between you and Fifth Journey relating to the Site or the Applications that involve a claim of less than US$10,000 and that are not eligible for relief or not brought in a small claims court must be resolved exclusively through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration shall initiate proceedings by filing an arbitration demand with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The arbitration proceedings shall be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer-Related Disputes. In addition, you and Fifth Journey agree that the following rules shall apply to the arbitration proceedings: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted, at the option of the party seeking relief, by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and © any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any disputes between you and Fifth Journey relating to the Site or the Applications that involve a claim of less than US$10,000 must be resolved in accordance with the AAA’s rules about whether the arbitration hearing has to be in-person.
If you are a resident of the United States of America OR CANADA, you agree that these Terms shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law that would require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction, and shall be considered to have been made and accepted in the State of California.
If you are a resident of any jurisdiction other than the United States of America and Canada, you agree that these Terms shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law that would require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction, and shall be considered to have been made and accepted in Hong Kong. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Fifth Journey must be resolved exclusively by a court located in Hong Kong.
If you are a resident of any jurisdiction other than the United States of America and you are entitled to commence and/or participate in legal proceedings within the United States of America, then you agree that you will be bound by the BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER provisions in paragraph 25 above.
All notices required by or allowed under these Terms, including notices of problems and/or inaccuracies in the Site or Applications should be addressed to email@example.com.
Fifth Journey respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that you do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. Anyone who believes in good faith that his, her or its work has been reproduced on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may provide a notice to Fifth Journey’s DMCA Agent for the Site containing the following:
Copyright infringement claims and notices (but not other notices) should be sent to the attention of legal department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (With the subject line “DMCA Communication (from TOS)”).
If Fifth Journey receives proper notification of copyright infringement pursuant to the procedure set forth above, it will remove or disable access to the challenged material and will take reasonable steps to notify the party who originally posted it (the “posting party”) that the material has been removed. The posting party may then submit a counter-notification by sending an e-mail message to Fifth Journey’s DMCA Agent by e-mail at email@example.com (with the subject line “DMCA Communication (from TOS)”) explaining why the posting party believes that material is not infringing. To be effective, the counter notification should include:
Upon receipt of a counter-notification complying with these requirements, Fifth Journey will promptly provide the person who submitted the original notification with a copy of the counter-notification and will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in not less than ten (10), nor more than fourteen (14), business days unless that person provides to Fifth Journey’s DMCA Agent by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject line “DMCA Communication (from TOS)”) a notification that the person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity related to the material posted to the Site.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing, or that the material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake may be subject to liability. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy of terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. A repeat infringer includes any user who has made two or more postings for which we receive a notice of infringement under these DMCA notice and takedown procedures.
Please further note that notices and counter-notifications must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details.
WE MAKE NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE APPLICATIONS OR ON THE SITE OR ANY WEB SITE LINKED TO THE SITE OR THROUGH THE APPLICATIONS. We will not be liable for the privacy of e-mail addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other content stored on our equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Site or Applications.
Effective Date: July 22nd, 2016
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, manage your user profile, participate in any interactive features of the Services, request our e-newsletter or other marketing communications, participate in a promotion or survey, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, photograph, avatar, password, forum posts and comments, messages between users and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide. Prize winners of contests or sweepstakes who are residents of the United States of America may also have to provide their Social Security Numbers, which are used exclusively for prize fulfillment and related tax purposes.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Services
When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information, profile picture, phone number, email address, gender, date of birth and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site.
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Fifth Journey takes commercially reasonable security measures to help protect information Fifth Journey collects about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. These security measures may include practices such as keeping your sensitive data on a secured server behind a firewall, transmitting sensitive information (such as a credit card number) entered while using our Services using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store your information. Unfortunately, however, no security system can be 100% secured, and we cannot guarantee that communications between you and Fifth Journey and the Services, or any information provided to us in connection with the information we collect through the Services will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. Your password is an important component of our security system. As such, it is your responsibility to protect it. Do not share your password with any third parties. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should change it immediately.
Fifth Journey stores information about site visitors and players on servers primarily located in Hong Kong, and Fifth Journey may also store such information on servers and equipment in other countries. If you are accessing the Services from outside of Hong Kong, please know the data and personal information you submit may be transferred to and stored in servers in Hong Kong or other countries. The data protection and other laws of Hong Kong and/or other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By submitting your data and/or using our Services, you consent to the transfer, storing, and processing of your data in and to Hong Kong and other countries were we may choose to store data.
Personal data collected within Switzerland and the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of Switzerland and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). The data we hold may also be processed by employees operating outside of Switzerland and the EEA who work for us or one of our affiliates or for one of our vendors. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, (i) the processing of transactions and your payment details and (ii) the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, using the Services and/ or playing Fifth Journey games, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to erase such information from our records. Parents who believe that Fifth Journey might have any information from or about a child under 13, may submit a request to email@example.com and request that the information be removed.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
We may send push notifications or “alerts” to your mobile device to provide game activity information, service updates, promotional communications and other related messages. You can deactivate push notifications by changing your notification settings via your device.
Third Party Analytics and Advertising Services
We have identified the provider names of some of the third-party analytics and advertising services we use. Please see the links below to learn more about the data practices of our third-party service providers (including opt-out mechanisms they may offer):
Because consumers are often unaware that their do-not-track beacons are active, do-not-track does not frequently reflect the actual preferences of our users. Accordingly, Fifth Journey does not respond to the federal Do-Not-Track signal. If you would like to receive no promotional communication from Fifth Journey, you are free to follow the procedure described in the previous section to unsubscribe.
Under California law, California residents who have an established business relationship with Fifth Journey or one of its subsidiaries may choose to opt out of Fifth Journey disclosure of personal information about them to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you choose to opt-out, email firstname.lastname@example.org.