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McDonald’s Happy Studio – Website and App Terms and Conditions

Welcome to McDonald’s Happy Studio! These Terms and Conditions explain the rules you need to follow when you use the Happy Studio website and/or app. These terms and conditions apply to your use of the Happy Studio website and app only.

Please have a read through these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy before you use Happy Studio and before you allow your child to use Happy Studio.

These Terms and Conditions contain the following sections (click on each heading to go straight to that section):

  • 1. Who operates Happy Studio?

    Happy Studio is operated and controlled by McDonald’s Europe Limited (registered company number: 01739890), which is established in the United Kingdom and with a registered office address at:

    178/180 Edgware Road,
    London, W2 2DS.

    We can be contacted at

  • 2. Access to the Happy Studio website

    By entering and using the Happy Studio website and/or app, you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions. If you don’t agree with any part of these Terms and Conditions please don’t use Happy Studio and don’t allow your child to use Happy Studio either.

    The Happy Studio website and app is only meant to be used by you and your child for your own personal enjoyment. You mustn’t use it in connection with any kind of business or for any other commercial purposes.

  • 3. Intellectual Property Rights

    Intellectual Property Rights (known as “IPRs”) give people the right to protect things they create like inventions, books, artwork, symbols, names, images, and designs. All the pictures, logos, illustrations, audio-clips, video-clips, text and other elements you see on Happy Studio as well as the general design of the website are protected by IPRs. McDonald’s either owns these IPRs or has permission to use them from someone else. This means you mustn’t copy, reproduce, change, sell or give away anything on Happy Studio unless we give your our permission first. If you do so you will be infringing IPRs and could get in trouble!

  • 4. Your contributions

    If you or your child send or contribute anything to Happy Studio or us, including as part of an entry to a challenge or draws or an application for a free giveaway, then, in exchange for us letting you and your child use Happy Studio, you give us and our agencies and suppliers permission on behalf of you and your child to reproduce, edit, copy, adapt, delete, make available and generally use the contributions of you and your child free of charge, forever, anywhere in the world, without needing to pay or give you or your child any royalties or other compensation, solely for our benefit.

    You promise us that anything you or your child send or contribute to Happy Studio or us, is original to you and hasn’t been copied from someone else or used without their permission.

    You remain solely responsible for ensuring that anything you send us or contribute to Happy Studio should not include any information or picture which might allow others to identify other persons or their private information or property, particularly their real name or address. This is particularly important when the contribution is part of a creative-writing entry for a challenge, draw or free giveaway.

  • 5. Do children need to get a parent or guardian’s permission to use Happy Studio?

    The Happy Studio app does not require a parent or guardian's permission to play after the app has been installed on a mobile device or tablet. Both iTunes and Google Play provide parental controls and password support to allow a parent or guardian to prevent a child from downloading Happy Studio.

    For information on how to restrict the content your child can see and access...

    on iTunes:
    on Google Play:

    For information on how to require a password for app purchases and for leaving reviews on the iTunes App Store:

    To setup password protection on your Google Play account:

    The Happy Studio website will instruct your child to ask their parent for permission to visit the website. It will require a simple maths calculation to be completed before they can enter the site to help ensure parental or guardian consent.

    No personal data will be collected from your child via either the website or app. The website and app are free to use (except for any data charges that may apply).

  • 6. Is Happy Studio safe for children?

    We have made every effort to ensure that Happy Studio is safe for children. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details of the safeguards we have put in place.

  • 7. Using Happy Studio

    As we explained above, we’ve made every effort to ensure that Happy Studio is safe for children. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that people follow these Terms and Conditions we can’t promise that everyone will. If someone uses this website in a way they are not supposed to without us knowing, to the extent allowed by law, we are not responsible or liable for what that person does.

    You agree that you will not and you will not let your child:

    • upload or post anything on the Happy Studio website, app, Parents Panel or email anything which is inappropriate, or which advertises anything - by way of example of what is inappropriate (although there are others) this includes anything which might damage other people or companies because it uses their IPRs, discloses information which identifies them or harms their reputation;

    • impersonate anyone or any company, or falsely claim you know anyone;

    • bully, stalk, harm or otherwise harass any other Happy Studio user;

    • upload, post or e-mail any content which contains a computer virus or anything designed to damage Happy Studio, our computer programs or our computer systems generally; or

    • break the law in any way.

  • 8. Linking to Happy Studio

    If you provide a link to the Happy Studio website or app from your website or app, you mustn’t imply or suggest that you are somehow affiliated to Happy Studio and you mustn’t refer to or portray Happy Studio in an untrue, misleading, offensive or generally nasty manner. Be nice!

  • 9. Do we collect any personal information?

    We do not collect any personal information from your child. We only collect personal information from you, as parent or guardian, if you choose to sign up to our newsletters or join our Parents Panel. Please see our Privacy Policy which explains what information we collect, how we use it, and most importantly how we make sure your personal information is kept safe and secure.

  • 10. Our legal responsibility for your use of the Happy Studio website

    Happy Studio is made available on an “as is” and “as available” basis. This means we don’t make any promises that the website and app will always be uninterrupted and/or error-free. Every now and then the website or app may go down by accident or we may need to take it offline to fix something.

    To the extent allowed by law, we are not responsible or liable for any interruptions of the website or app’s availability or any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or things missing on the website or app. We also can’t promise that the website is totally free from viruses or other similar nasty things like “trojan horses” or worms. However, rest assured we do use industry standard virus protection tools.

    To the extent allowed by law, we are also not responsible or liable for any loss you might suffer a) generally arising out of your use of the website or app, or b) as an indirect result of your use of the website or app.

  • 11. Links and Adverts for other websites, products and services

    There are absolutely no food promotions or food product marketing on Happy Studio. There are also no links to other websites or services from the kids section, so parents can be sure where their child is playing is safe and secure.

    Sometimes we may put up links or adverts for other websites, products and services on the parts of the website which are only accessible by grown-ups. If we do put up any such links and/or adverts, they’re provided for convenience and interest only.

    We don’t endorse the opinions or views found in any of the websites which the links or adverts might link to. We don’t verify or take responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or quality of any content contained on any of the websites which the links or adverts may link to. Also, we are not responsible for the quality of or delivery of any products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised on any of those websites or adverts.

  • 12. Will these Terms and Conditions change?

    We may need to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we do make any changes, we will post the changes in the grown-ups section of the website and app and in any other areas we think necessary so that you are aware of the changes. Please make sure you look at the website and app frequently just in case we do make any changes to these Terms and Conditions.

  • 13. Some other general things

    These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy are the only legal terms which apply between you and us regarding your use of the Happy Studio website.

    If any bit of these Terms and Conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then that bit should be ignored and deleted and the remaining parts of these terms and conditions will remain unaffected.

    These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England. Hopefully we won’t have any disputes, but if we do, you agree that they’ll be heard only in the English courts.

  • 14. When were these Terms and Conditions last updated?

    3 August 2015