The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it had reached an agreement with Miniclip S.A., resolving an inquiry last year regarding Miniclip’s compliance with US laws and regulations governing children’s privacy and unfair and deceptive practices. Miniclip voluntarily and fully cooperated with the FTC to resolve its investigation. The FTC inquiry related to a time period when Miniclip’s participation in the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) COPPA Safe Harbor program was coming to a close and the focus of Miniclip’s business was already transitioning from web-based games (some of which appealed to younger children) to mobile games designed for a general audience.
Following the termination of our involvement with the CARU Safe Harbor program, historic references to Miniclip’s membership in this program remained on a few web-pages, due to human error. These mistakes have been addressed and all incorrect terms and references have been removed. We have also reviewed and strengthened our internal controls for managing changes to online disclosures and terms.
We share the FTC concerns regarding children’s safety and privacy and support efforts to protect children online. We are pleased to resolve this inquiry with the proposed consent agreement and look forward to continuing to develop, publish, and host high-quality digital entertainment for players around the world. Their safety is a top priority and we are deeply committed to ensuring all our products and services meet the highest privacy and security standards.
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