Data Protection Statement of Playata GmbH
We, Playata GmbH, are delighted about your interest in our services and in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us.
The collection, processing (includes the storage, modification, transmission, blocking and deletion) und use of your data takes place in compliance with the provisions applicable under the Data Protection Act. Personal data is only collected in so far as it is technically required to provide the service. In no case will the data collected be sold or unlawfully passed on to third parties for any other reasons.
We would like to inform you in detail about the handling of your data as follows:
Scope of Application
This Data Protection Statement informs users about the type, the extent and the purposes of the collection, processing and use of personal data through the responsible provider, Playata GmbH, Vordere Sterngasse 4/6, 90402 Nürnberg, phone: +49 911 1809 2338, e-mail: email@example.com. In the event that you avail yourself of services of third parties, the data protection conditions of these third parties shall apply exclusively. Playata GmbH does not verify the data protection conditions of third parties.
Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data
Personal data is information by means of which a person can be determined, that is to say indications which can be traced back to a person. These include e.g. the name, the e-mail address or the telephone number. Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by us if permitted by law or if the users give their consent to the collection of their data.
You can visit our website without furnishing personal details. We merely store the access data without personal references such as for example the name of your Internet service provider, the page from which you visit us or the name of the file requested. This Data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of improving our offer and allows no conclusion to be drawn about your person.
As part of statistical analyses, we collect data such as the IP address and other system data in subareas of our Internet offers. We use this data for statistical evaluations, particularly with a view to improving the adaptation of our Internet offers to the users’ needs. In the process, the data is anonymized, if possible.
Your data is only passed on for the handling of payments. To this effect, we transmit your payment data to the credit institute authorized to effect payment and/or the payment service provider (for example credit card companies, banks, PayPal, mobile telecommunications services) selected during the ordering process or, in the event of default, to a debt collection company or to lawyers. These service providers only have access to your personal data to the extent required for the fulfillment of their tasks. These service providers are obliged to treat your personal data in accordance with this Data Protection Statement and the relevant data protection laws.
We use the data communicated by you exclusively for the justification, handling and execution of your order and the respective usage relationship as well as for the handling of payments without your separate consent. In addition, your data is used by us in order to communicate with you. This includes information from us by e-mail by way of our newsletter. Furthermore, we use your data in order to counteract any abuse of our offer.
To the extent that your data is no longer required for the above mentioned purposes, including for settlement purposes, or for tax or other legal reasons, it will be deleted, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data. If you subscribe to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from our newsletter, which is possible at any time.
Permission for e-mail advertising (newsletter)
By our newsletter we inform you about us and our offers. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we would require a valid e-mail address from you as well as information allowing us to verify if you are the owner of the stated e-mail address and/or if its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This data is only used for the dispatch of the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
When you subscribe to the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of subscription. This storage solely serves as a proof in the event that a third party abuses an e-mail address and subscribes to the receipt of the newsletter without the knowledge of the person entitled.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, e-mail address and their use for the dispatch of the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your game area and/or user account or by a message to the above mentioned contact options.
The Internet pages use what are known as cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies as such cannot be used to identify the user. The majority of the cookies used by us are known as what is referred to as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.
Of course, you basically can use the websites and games run by us without cookies as well by setting the www browser so as to reject cookies generally or to inform you when a cookie is received so that you can decide each time whether you accept it or not. You can delete cookies that already exist on your computer from your hard disk manually at any time. However, please note that using the website and the games without cookies might only be possible to a limited extent.
Access data/server log files
We and/or our web-space providers collect data about every access to the offer (via what is referred to as server log files). This data includes the name of the called website, the file, date and time of the call, the transmitted data volume, the message confirming that the retrieval has been successful, the browser type including its version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider. We only use the log data for statistical analyses for the purposes of operating, securing and optimizing the offer. However, we reserve the right to check the log files afterwards if there are specific reasons to suspect illegal use
Incorporation of third-party services and contents
It is possible that contents of third parties (hereinafter referred to as “third-party” providers), such as for example videos or graphics from other websites, are incorporated in this online offer. This always presupposes that the third-party providers avail of the IP address of the user because they would be unable to send the contents to the browser of the respective user without it. Thus, the IP address is necessary for the presentation of these contents. We endeavor to use only those contents the providers of which merely avail of the IP address in order to deliver the contents. However, we have no influence if a third-party provider saves the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as such a circumstance is known to us, we inform the users about it.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
We use social plugins (“plugins”) of the facebook.com social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
Such a plugin is for example the recommendation function on Facebook, the Facebook “Share” button, the Facebook “Like” button, the Facebook “Comment box” and the Facebook “Livestream”.
The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” symbol) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin”. If a user calls a website of our offer which contains this kind of plugin, the user’s browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated by it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Facebook by means of this plugin. By the integration of the plugin, Facebook is informed that a user has called the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can attribute the visit to the user’s Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by activating the “Like” button or by making a comment, the corresponding information is directly transmitted from your browser to Facebook and saved there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there still is the possibility that Facebook finds out and saves the user’s IP address.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the associated rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be seen from the data privacy notes of Facebook which currently can be retrieved as follows: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a member of Facebook and does not wish Facebook to collect data about him or her via this offer and to link this data to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook prior to visiting the Internet presence.
It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins by means of add-ons, for example the “Facebook Blocker“.
Please note that Facebook is constantly redeveloping its functions and applications and informs it members about data use.
+1 Button of Google+
Furthermore, we use the “+1″ button of the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button can be recognized by the character “+1″ on a white or colored background.
If a user calls a website of this offer, which contains such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Google. The content of the “+1” button is transmitted by Google directly to the user’s browser which integrates it into the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the data volume collected by Google by means of this button. According to Google, personal data is not collected if the button is not clicked. Such data, among others the IP address, is only collected and processed for logged-in members.
In addition, we use the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be recognized by the names “Twitter” or “Follow” combined with a stylized blue bird. By means of these buttons, it is possible to share a contribution or a page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter. If a user calls a website of this Internet presence, which contains such a button, his or her browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted directly from Twitter to the browser of the user. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the volume of the data collected by Twitter by means of this plugin and informs the user in accordance with the state of his knowledge according to which the user’s IP address and the URL of the relevant website are merely transmitted when the button is downloaded, but not used for any purposes other than the presentation of the button.
Further information on this topic can be found in the Data Privacy Statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses what is referred to as “cookies”. These are text files which are saved on the user’s computer and allow for an analysis of the use of the website by you. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie regarding the use of this website by the users is transmitted to and saved by Google on a server in the United States.
In case of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, however, Google will previously shorten the user’s IP address within member countries of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. The IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Google will use this information on our behalf in order to evaluate the use of this website by you, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services relating to the usage of the website and the Internet usage to the website provider.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. Users can prevent the storage of the cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; however, this offer attracts the users’ attention to the fact that they might not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.
Furthermore, users can prevent for the future that Google collects, uses and processes data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (including your IP address) by you by downloading and installing the browser plugin (referred to as deactivation add-on) available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices (e.g. tablets or smartphones) please click this link in order to prevent collection by Google Analytics on this website in future. This will result in the storage of an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.
Click here to learn more about the use of Google Analytics.
Google AdSenseWe use Google AdSense, a service for the inclusion of advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses what is known as “cookies”, i.e. text files which are saved on the users’ computers and allow the usage of the website to be analyzed. Google AdSense also uses what is referred to as web beacons (invisible graphics). Information such as the visitor traffic on the pages of our offer can be evaluated by means of these web beacons.
The information about the use of this website (including the IP address of the users) and delivery of advertising format, which is generated by cookies and web beacons, are transmitted to and stored on a server of Google in the USA. Google may pass this information on to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not associate your IP address with other data that have been saved of you.
The users can prevent the installation of the cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; however, the provider attracts the users’ attention to the fact that they might not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website in this case. By availing of this website, the users agree to the processing of the data collected from them by Google in the previously described manner and for the previously described purpose.
No Liability regarding Compliance with Data Protection by Partners
On our pages we refer to different cooperation partners (hereinafter: “third-party providers”) who in turn attract attention to online services and offers. These third-party providers regularly have own data protection provisions. Please inform yourself independently with regard to these provisions as Playata GmbH cannot assume any liability in this respect.
We process the information collected from you in accordance with the German Data Protection Act. All employees are obliged to comply with data secrecy and the data protection provisions and have been instructed accordingly. For payment transactions, your data is transmitted in encrypted form using the SSL procedure.
Right of Information and Revocation of Consent
According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to cost-free information about your personal data saved with us and, if applicable, to the correction, locking or deletion of this data.
To the extent that the processing of your personal data refers to a consent given by you and not on contractual or legal bases, you are free to revoke your consent to data processing for the future.
To the extent that your revocation refers to the receipt of newsletters or other e-mails, we will attract your attention to the possibility of unsubscribing from such newsletters or e-mails in every topical information we send you. Costs other than transmission costs in accordance with the basic rates (i.e. the costs of your Internet, e-mail, mobile phone or telephone connection) are not incurred for unsubscribing from newsletter or e-mail delivery. Furthermore, please contact the support service of the relevant website and/or game used by you for the revocation of your declarations of consent. Please let us know the online game used by you and your player name, if possible.
Service Responsible for Data Protection
If you have any questions regarding the collection or processing or use of your personal data, information, the correction or locking or deletion of data, or the revocation of declarations of consent, please contact us:
Playata GmbH, Vordere Sterngasse 4/6, 90402 Nürnberg, Data Protection Officer, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We update this Data Protection Statement occasionally and reserve the right to make changes to it. Therefore please regularly check whether a new version is available. The date of the last change of this document is shown at the bottom of this page.
Last updated: September 2014