Last updated: 1st December 2023
You must be at least 13 years old to sign-up for and play Predecessor.
If you do not understand this page, please ask your parent or guardian to explain it to you.
We collect information about you in different ways, for example, when you play Predecessor or use this website.
When you register to play Predecessor we will ask you for information about you. We will need to use information we have about you to allow you to play Predecessor or use this website. This means we might need to share your information with people and companies who help us run our games and our website, and who might be based around the world.
People around the world might also see your display name you use when you play Predecessor.
Who are we?
We are Omeda Studios Limited. Our registered office address is at 7 Maplewood Court, 31 Eastbury Avenue, Northwood, England, HA6 3LL, and our company number is 12425865 (Omeda Studios, we, our, us).
We are a controller of your personal data under data protection legislation which means that we are responsible for how the personal data we hold about you is processed.
We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (registration number: 00010753452).
How do we collect personal data?
Summary: Personal data is collected by us from users playing Predecessor, through various platforms and social media, as well as during job applications and other communications you may have with us.
We collect personal data directly from you. You will provide us with your personal data when you play Predecessor.
You can play Predecessor via Steam, Epic Game Store, Xbox (coming soon) and PlayStation (coming soon). When you play Predecessor on these platforms we will receive your personal data from these platforms.
We receive your personal data including, any information about you that you provide in an online form such as a player support ticket, the ‘Predecessor Newsletter’ form on our website or a survey or feedback form.
We may also receive your personal data through social media and other online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, Reddit, Instagram, and TikTok when you use tools to tag us and mention us in your posts, statuses, videos, and comments through your accounts on these platforms, and when you otherwise provide us with your personal data on our accounts on these platforms, e.g. when you comment on one of our posts on Facebook or Instagram or when you take part in discussions on our Discord channel.
We may also collect your personal data through Steam when you communicate with us via a Steam forum.
We may also collect your personal data from other individuals who may, for example, mention you in any communications they send to us.
We will receive personal data about you when you take part in a job application process with Omeda Studios.
What personal data do we collect?
Summary: We collect personal data when users log in to play Predecessor, including usernames, IDs, gameplay data, device and network information, chat and voice communication content, and information from online forms and social media interactions. This data also extends to hardware details and any personal details shared during job applications.
When you log in to play Predecessor we collect basic log-in information such as your Predecessor account username, your Steam ID, and username or information related to your account with Steam, Epic, Xbox, and PlayStation such as your username or console ID.
We may attach a unique reference ID to you as a player. This unique reference ID will be different to your console ID.
We will also receive gameplay data, which will include information about your progress and choices you make on Predecessor about your character, statistics, and session time. We may receive data that relate to you and your devices such as your location, IP address, unique device ID, network and computer performance, language, and operating system. We may also receive information relating to your engagement with Predecessor, your preferences or activities on third-party platforms or websites as well as any relevant advertising or other analytics identifiers that our system of third-party providers may produce about you.
We may also receive information about your hardware such as the CPU, RAM, GRAM, graphics card, brand, model, and operating system.
When you use the chat functionality on Predecessor we will have access to the chat history for all chats, which will include any personal data about you that is included in your chat history, for example, any comments you make in a chat.
When you complete any online form, we receive the date that you provide in any player support ticket, survey or feedback form.
When you speak to other players on Predecessor via the voice communications functionality, we may receive the information you exchange with other players via this functionality, as well as recordings of your voice.
We may also receive any data that is included in any correspondence you have with our team, including on any online forums, social media correspondence or when an individual mentions you in any correspondence they send to us.
We will receive any personal data you or any third parties (such as recruitment agencies) provide as part of a job application process with Omeda Studios.
How do we use your personal data?
Summary: We process your personal data based on lawful bases including fulfilling our contract with you, complying with legal obligations, your consent, and our legitimate interests, while carefully considering your rights and interests. Our processing activities encompass various purposes like facilitating your gameplay experience, verifying your account, delivering marketing materials, analysing advertising effectiveness, handling communications, ensuring network security, and processing job applications.
In accordance with data protection laws, we will only process your personal data if we have a lawful basis for doing so.
In respect of your personal data, these bases are: (i) if it is necessary to provide services to you under the performance of a contract we have with you; (ii) if we are required to do so in accordance with legal obligations; (iii) if you have given your consent; and, (iv) if it is in our legitimate interests to process your personal data, provided that none of these prejudice your own rights, freedoms and interests.
The following is a list of the purposes for which we process your personal data, and the lawful basis on which we carry out such processing.
To facilitate you logging in and playing Predecessor = Necessary for the performance of a contract
Account verification = Necessary for the performance of a contract
Administering a connection between your Steam, Epic or console accounts and Predecessor = Necessary for the performance of a contract
Displaying in-game profiles or display names and leader boards = Necessary for the performance of a contract
To make event/content related information available to you = Necessary for the performance of a contract
To deliver marketing materials to you, including personalised advertising communications to you = Consent
To understand when players have interacted with advertising and been directed to our website = Legitimate interests of understanding the success of advertising campaigns
To administer gaming events = Legitimate interests of promoting our offerings, including commercial interests in expanding our business
To respond to communications, including player support queries received via our support desk, online forums such as Steam or via our ‘Here to Help’ form on our website = Legitimate interests of handling communications
To record and analyse customer communications for training purposes = Legitimate interests of improving our customer service
To send you service messages and updates about Predecessor = Necessary for the performance of a contract
To prepare and analyse statistics relating to the use of Predecessor by you and other users, testing, player feedback and reporting = Legitimate interests of ensuring Predecessor is as enjoyable as possible
To collect and analyse statistics that provide us with an understanding of the level of success of our marketing activities = Legitimate interests of measuring the effectiveness of our marketing
To share anonymised gameplay data with third-party services to analyse and/or publish = Legitimate interests of promoting, expanding and improving our business
To run our everyday operations, e.g. communications between employees in connection with the provision of our services = Legitimate interests of running our business
To administer and protect our business and the website including troubleshooting, data analysis and system testing = Legitimate interests of running our business, provision of administration and IT services, including network security
To administer a sale or possible sale of the whole of or part of our business or the restructuring of our business = Legitimate interests of facilitating any such possible or actual transaction or restructuring
To process any job applications you make with Omeda Studios = Consent
We may also process your personal data (a) to comply with a legal obligation we are under; and (b) for additional purposes in the future, but only if such purposes are compatible with those listed above and if we believe that the same lawful basis applies.
In certain circumstances, you may be obliged to provide us with your personal data under a statutory or contractual requirement. This might include, but is not limited to, personal data we require to enter into an agreement with you; for tax and accounting purposes; and to enable us to fulfil our compliance and other obligations under relevant legislation or regulation. Failure to provide us with personal data required under a statutory or contractual requirement may prevent us from entering into or performing our obligations under a contract with you.
Information you make available on online platforms and Predecessor
Please remember that any communications you have on Predecessor may reveal details about you. Also, any information you post publicly, for example on Discord or Instagram, will be publicly available to other people.
PLEASE DO NOT SHARE ANY SENSITIVE INFORMATION (FOR EXAMPLE, INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICAL CONDITIONS) ON PREDECESSOR OR OTHER ONLINE FORUMS OR OTHERWISE MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO US OR OTHER PARTIES VIA ANY POSTS OR COMMUNICATIONS.
Summary: If you consent to receive marketing or game update emails from us, we'll periodically send you information that might interest you. You can unsubscribe at any time using the 'unsubscribe' link in our email footer.
If you have consented to receiving marketing emails from us we will contact you from time to time with information that may be of interest to you.
We would love to stay in touch with you, but we completely understand if you do not want to receive communications from us via email. Our communications will contain an ‘unsubscribe’ feature. This can be used to object to receiving future communications.
If you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, we will maintain a record of your unsubscribe request and associate it with your email address to ensure you do not receive future communications.
When do we disclose your personal data?
Summary: We may share your personal data with service providers, contractors, gaming platforms (like Epic, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation), social media platforms for sharing content, external advisors, law enforcements, potential business purchasers or investors, and third parties involved in our recruitment process.
We may disclose your personal data to other parties. We may share your personal data with the following categories of recipients:
Service providers we use to help us operate our business, including organisations that provide us with technology related services, such as data storage and IT service management services, player support helpdesks and ticket management systems and game backend services.
Contractors we engage to assist us in providing our services.
Platforms or consoles you play Predecessor on such as Epic, Steam, Xbox and PlayStation.
Social media and other online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, Reddit, Instagram and TikTok to communicate with you or to share photos and text that you share via your profiles on these sites, for example, when you tag Omeda Studios on a post that you make and we reshare that post via our profile on a social media site.
External professional advisors who need to access such information for the purpose of advising us.
Law enforcement bodies which may have any reasonable requirement to access your personal data, for example, in order to assist with any investigations, when we bring a claim or defend ourselves against a claim that requires the disclosure of personal data.
Potential purchasers of our business or investors in it (including in the event of insolvency).
Any third parties involved in the recruitment process for a job opening at Omeda Studios, for example, recruitment agencies.
Summary: We ensure your data receives protection similar to UK and EEA standards during international transfers, using approved safeguards like specific contractual clauses and government-approved mechanisms.
When your data is transferred internationally, we are required to ensure you are afforded equivalent protection in respect of your personal data to that provided in the UK and the EEA.
Generally, we will put in place appropriate safeguards when making international transfers, for example, by using specific contractual clauses which have been approved by the European Commission or international transfer mechanisms approved by the UK government together with supplementary measures if we deem it necessary in the circumstances, for example, further contractual commitments or enhanced security.
How long do we keep your personal data for?
Summary: We keep your personal data only as long as needed for its intended purposes and to comply with legal and contractual obligations, considering the data's sensitivity, risk of unauthorized disclosure, and applicable legal requirements.
We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collect it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any contractual requirements or other legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the purposes for which we process the personal data, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal requirements.
Cookies and similar technologies
The data collected includes IP addresses, location, and website activity. We use both session (temporary) and persistent (long-term) cookies.
You can manage these through our website or browser settings, but blocking all cookies may affect website functionality.
This section does not cover the cookies and other similar technologies used on https://careers.omedastudios.com/. For more information on cookies and other similar technologies used on https://careers.omedastudios.com/ please see here.
Cookies are small pieces of data that online services you use place on your device for record-keeping and identification purposes. Cookies and other similar technologies allow the website to recognise your device and store or access some information about your preferences or actions.
We use different types of cookies and similar technologies (including local storage and session storage technologies) on our website (http://www.predecessorgame.com).
We currently use the following types of cookies and other technologies on our website, some of which are set by us and some by third party providers:
Those that are necessary for the operation of our website, for example, to distinguish between visitors who have accepted or not accepted non-necessary cookies and similar technologies and to implement cookies according to visitor selection, and which enable core functionality such as security, credentials authentication, network management and accessibility.
Those that analyse the use of our website, including to detect and resolve problems with the website and improve our website.
Those that are used to provide certain functionalities within our website, for example, to play YouTube videos embedded on our website.
Those that are used to deliver advertisements about our game on third party websites and apps and measure the effectiveness of such advertising.
Information collected by cookies or similar technologies is generally much more limited than the information set out in the “What personal data do we collect?” section above. It may include:
● The IP address used to connect your device or computer to the Internet
● The location of your device or computer
● Information about your activity on our website, for example, information on items you have clicked on
● Device and browser settings and metrics, for example, event errors and time zone settings
● Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) used to gain access to, through and from our website (and relevant information regarding your visits).
Some of the cookies and other similar technologies set on our website may be set by third party service providers. Where we use third party service providers, we ensure that we apply strict privacy settings in their technologies.
We use a combination of session and persistent cookies and other similar technologies. Session cookies and session storage keep track of your current visit and how you navigate the website and persistent cookies and local storage enable our website to recognise you as a repeat visitor when you return. The session technologies will be deleted from your device when you close your browser. Persistent technologies remain on your device after you have left the website.
In addition to being able to refuse non-necessary cookies and other similar technologies through the functionality on our website, you can also manage these technologies through your browser settings.
Most browsers have cookies enabled by default, but you are able to change your settings, which are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. Cookie. You can block any cookies from any website by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you block all cookies you may not be able to access all or part of our website or use some features of our website. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies. For more information about cookies please visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking here.
Summary: You have several rights under data protection laws, including access to your data, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection, portability, withdrawing consent, and lodging complaints with a supervisory authority.
You have the following rights under data protection legislation. If you have any questions about your rights, or you wish to exercise any of these rights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may require you to provide forms of identity should you wish to exercise one of your rights below.
Access: You are entitled to confirmation that we process your personal data and a copy of such personal data.
Rectification: If the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, you have the right for this to be rectified. You may also update your personal data through your account settings.
Erasure: You can request us to erase your personal data if there is no compelling reason to continue processing.
Restriction: You may request a restriction on the processing we undertake on your personal data. This will only apply if we have no lawful basis to process your personal data, your personal data is inaccurate, or to comply with an objection request (see below).
Objection: You may object to our processing of your personal data if our processing is carried out on the basis of legitimate interests. Please note, however, that should we determine that our interests are so compelling as to override your objection we may continue to process your personal data.
You may object to receiving direct marketing at any time.
Portability: You have the right to receive some of your personal data in machine-readable format. This right extends to you being able to request that such data is sent to a third-party controller.
Withdrawing consent: If the lawful basis we rely on to process your personal data is consent you have the right to withdraw this consent. Please email email@example.com to withdraw consent for the processing of your personal data.
Complaining to a supervisory authority: Further information about your rights can also be obtained from your national data protection regulator – in the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk/). If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your national data protection supervisory authority, although we would ask that you contact us in the first instance.
Your right to be informed: You can contact us to find out more or to ask any questions you may have about our use of your personal data.