We are glad that you are interested in our website. In the following, we provide detailed information about how we use your data. The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are any data that can be used to identify you as a person.
Data acquisition on our website
Who is responsible for the acquisition of data on this website?
The website operator processes the data on this website. Its contact details are provided in the legal notice of this website.
How do we acquire your data?
On the one hand, your data are acquired when you provide them to us. This may be data that you enter into a contact form.
Other data are recorded automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. These primarily are technical data (such as internet browser, operating system or time of page view).
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are acquired to guarantee fault-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with respect to your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about the origin, recipients and purposes of your stored personal data. Moreover, you have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or erased. For this purpose, and for other questions regarding data protection, you can at any time contact the address provided in the legal notice. Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools of third-party suppliers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be evaluated statistically. This is done primarily by using cookies and so-called analysis programs. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously. The surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about this is provided in this data privacy statement.
You can object to this analysis. This data privacy statement provides information about your options to object.
As operators of these sites, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in compliance with the legal data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.
When you use this website, various personal data are acquired. Personal data are data that can be used to identify you as a person. This present data privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how this is done and for what purposes.
We point out that data transmission on the internet may be subject to security vulnerabilities (e.g., when communicating by email). Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Notice regarding the controller
The controller responsible for the data processing on this website is:
Games Forest Club gGmbH
Phone: +49 17631076603
The controller is the natural or juristic person that, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes of and the means used for the processing of personal data (such as names, email addresses or the like).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are possible only with your express consent. You can at any time withdraw any consent already given. To do this, it is sufficient to email us an informal notice. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In the event of a breach of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection law issues is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of the Data Protection Commissioners with contact details is provided at the following link:
Right to data portability
You have the right to have handed over to yourself or a third party, in a commonly used and machine-readable format, data that we process automatically based on your consent or for the purpose of performing a contract. Where you request direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will be done only if technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents that you send us as the operator of the websites, e.g., orders and requests, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the browser’s address line changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is active, third parties cannot read the data that you send us.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If there is an obligation to transmit your payment data to us (e.g., account number for a direct debit mandate) following the conclusion of a contract involving a payment by you, these data are required for payment handling.
Only encrypted SSL or TLS connections are used for payment transactions by means of common payment methods (Visa/Master card, direct debit). You can recognise an encrypted connection by the browser’s address line changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line. If communication is encrypted, your payment data that you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, blocking and erasure
Within the framework of the statutory regulations, you have the right to demand information at any time about your stored personal data, their origin and their recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to have these data rectified, blocked or deleted. For this purpose, and for other questions regarding personal data, you can at any time contact the address provided in the legal notice.
Objection to advertising mails
The use of contact details that are published in the context of the obligation to provide a legal notice for sending advertisements and information materials not expressly requested is hereby objected to. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information is sent, e.g., by means of spam emails.
When you access our website, your terminal device will automatically transmit data for technical reasons. The following data will be stored separately from other data that you may transmit to us:
The basis for handling your personal data for the purpose of providing this website and for communicating via this website is our legitimate interest, Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 Letter (f) GDPR. To provide this website, it is technically necessary that we process certain personal data (e.g., the IP address). Your communication with us makes it necessary that we handle the respective personal data.
In the context of the necessary weighing of interests, we have in each case weighed up your interest in keeping your personal data secret against our interest in providing this website and our interest in contacting you. Your interest in secrecy is outweighed in both cases. Otherwise, we would not be able to provide this website to you or to respond to your contact requests.
The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do no harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, more efficient and safer. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser at your next visit.
You can make settings in your browser to the effect that you will be informed when a cookie is placed and accept cookies in individual cases only, prevent the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or altogether and activate automatic deletion of cookies upon exiting the browser. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you desire (e.g., the shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) Letter (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically fault-free and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies are stored (e.g., cookies that analyse your surfing behaviour), they are dealt with separately in this data privacy statement.
Server log files
The provider of the sites acquires and stores information automatically in so-called server log files that your browser transmits to us automatically. This information is:
These data will not be combined with other data sources. The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) Letter (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the purpose of performing a contract or taking steps prior to entering into a contract.
If you send us a request using the contact form, we will store the information you provide in the request form, including the contact details you specify in it, for the purpose of handling the request and asking you follow-up questions that we may have. We will not transfer these data to anyone without your consent.
Hence, the data entered in the contact form are processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) Letter (a) GDPR). You can at any time withdraw this consent. To do this, it is sufficient to email us an informal notice. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
The data you enter in the contact form will be retained by us until you request us to erase them or withdraw your consent to the storage or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., upon completion of your request). Compelling legal requirements, in particular retention periods, are not affected.
Registration on this website
You can register with our website to use additional functions on the website. We will use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested to register must be provided completely. Otherwise, we will decline the registration request.
In the case of important changes, e.g., of the scope of offers, or in the case of technically necessary changes we will use the email address provided upon registration to inform you.
The data entered upon registration are processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) Letter (a) GDPR). You can at any time withdraw any consent you have given. To do this, it is sufficient to email us an informal notice. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
We will retain the data acquired upon registration for as long as you are registered on our website and will delete them afterwards. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Registration via Facebook Connect
Instead of directly registering with our website, you can use Facebook Connect to register. This is a service provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
If you decide to register via Facebook Connect and click on the “Login with Facebook” / “Connect with Facebook” button, you will be automatically redirected to the Facebook platform. There, you can log in with your user data. If you do this, your Facebook profile will be linked with our website or our services. The link will give us access to your data stored in Facebook. These data primarily are:
These data are used to set up, provide and personalise your account.
Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this website, information about the time of creation of the comment, your email address and, unless you post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored in addition to your comment.
Storing of the IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of the users posting comments. Since we do not check comments on our website prior to their release, we need these data to take action against the author in the event of an infringement of rights, such as insults or propaganda.
Subscribing to comments
As a user of the website, you can subscribe to comments if you are registered. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time by using a link in the info emails. In that case, the data entered in the context of subscribing to comments will be deleted. However, if you have sent us these data for other purposes and at a different place (e.g., newsletter subscription), we will retain them.
Duration of storage of comments
The comments and the data associated with them (e.g., IP address) will be stored and remain on our website until the content commented on is deleted completely or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g., insulting comments).
The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) Letter (a) GDPR). You can at any time withdraw any consent you have given. To do this, it is sufficient to email us an informal notice. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Processing of data (contract and customer data)
We will collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary to establish, design the contents of or change the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) Letter (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the purpose of performing a contract or taking steps prior to entering into a contract. We will collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our websites (usage data) only to the extent this is necessary to enable use of the service by the user or to charge the user for the service.
The customer data acquired will be deleted when the order is completed or the business relationship ends. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transfer in case of conclusion of a contract for online shops, dealers and shipment of goods
We will transfer personal data to a third party only if this is necessary in the context of contract implementation, e.g., to companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or to the credit institution instructed to handle payments. Any further transfer of the data will not take place or only if you have expressly consented to such transfer. Without express consent, your data will not be transferred to a third party, e.g., for advertising purposes.
The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) Letter (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the purpose of performing a contract or taking steps prior to entering into a contract.
Data transfer in case of conclusion of a contract for services and digital contents
We will transfer personal data to a third party only if this is necessary in the context of contract implementation, e.g., to the credit institution instructed to handle payments.
Any further transfer of the data will not take place or only if you have expressly consented to such transfer. Without express consent, your data will not be transferred to a third party, e.g., for advertising purposes.
The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) Letter (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the purpose of performing a contract or taking steps prior to entering into a contract.
Facebook plugins (Like and Share buttons)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognise Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins is provided at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you access our websites, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This will provide Facebook with the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, will not be informed about the contents of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. More information about this is provided in the data privacy statement of Facebook at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook user account.
Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the Re-Tweet function, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. In this process, data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, will not be informed about the contents of the data transmitted and their use by Twitter. More information about this is provided in the data privacy statement of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter data privacy settings in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our sites use the functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Acquisition and disclosure of information: You can use the Google+ button to publish information globally. The Google+ button provides you and other users with personalised contents of Google and our partners. Google will store both the information that you have given +1 for a content and the information about the website you have been viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown as references together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, e.g., in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and in ads on the internet.
Google will record information about your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and others. To be able to use the +1 button, you need to have a globally visible public Google profile that must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or have other identifying information of you.
Functions of the service Instagram are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
When you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can click on the Instagram button to link the contents of our websites with your Instagram profile. This enables Instagram to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, will not be informed about the contents of the data transmitted and their use by Instagram.
More information about this is provided in the data privacy statement of Instagram at https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
On our website, we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”).
When you access a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin will send log data to the server of Pinterest in the USA. These log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that likewise contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your way of using Pinterest and cookies.
More information about the purpose, extent and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest and your rights in this respect and the options to protect your privacy is provided in the data privacy statement of Pinterest at https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of the user behaviour to optimise both its website offer and its advertising.
On this website, we have enabled the IP anonymisation function. This means that Google will – within the member states of the European Union and other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area – truncate your IP address prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide additional services associated with the use of the website and the internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be linked with other data held by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by making appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent acquisition by Google of the data generated by the cookie that relate to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin provided at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data acquisition
You can prevent acquisition of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents acquisition of your data in the future when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics.
More information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics is provided in the Google data privacy statement at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the “Demographics” function of Google Analytics. This enables the creation of reports that contain information about age, gender and interests of the website visitors. These data stem from interest-based advertising and third-party visitor data. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this function at any time in the advertisement settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the acquisition of your data by Google Analytics as described at “Objection to data acquisition”.
For conversion tracking, our website uses the visitor action pixel provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
This enables tracking of the website users’ behaviour after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. This allows evaluation of the effectiveness of the Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and optimisation of future advertising efforts.
The data collected are anonymous to us as the operators of this website. We cannot draw any conclusions as to the identity of the users. However, Facebook will store and process the data, so that they can be connected to the respective user profile and Facebook will be able to use the data for its own advertising purposes in compliance with the Facebook data usage policy. Due to this, Facebook can enable the placement of advertisements on websites on Facebook and outside of Facebook. We, as the website operator, have no influence on the use of the data.
More information on how to protect your privacy is provided in the Facebook data privacy statement at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
Moreover, you can disable the “Custom Audiences” remarketing function in the settings for advertisements at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You need to be logged in to Facebook to do this.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable usage-based advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and consent to receiving the newsletter. Other data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We will use these data exclusively to send the requested information and will not disclose them to a third party.
The data entered in the newsletter subscription form are processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) Letter (a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to the storage of the data and the email address and to their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g., by using the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
We will store the data you provide to us for receiving the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will delete them upon cancellation. Data that we store for other purposes will not be affected by this (e.g., email address for the member area).
Our website uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our sites on which a YouTube plugin is embedded, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. It is then communicated to the YouTube server which of our sites you have visited.
If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing representation of our online services offered. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) Letter (f) GDPR.
More information about the handling of user data is provided in the YouTube data privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The use of the Google Maps functions requires the storage of your IP address. This information will usually be transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in the interest of an appealing representation of our online services offered and the easy locating of the locations that we specify on the website. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) Letter (f) GDPR.
More information about the handling of user data is provided in the Google data privacy statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
The NetHunt service (https://www.nethunt.com) is used to store data in a cloud. To store data there, the user must create an account and will be contractually entitled and obliged as a user based on the NetHunt user contract. Where Games Forest Club gGmbH uses that service, the data will be stored at a German storage location and processed in compliance with the German data protection regulations.
On our website, we offer payment via PayPal and other services. The payment service provider is PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (in the following: “PayPal”).
If you select payment via PayPal, the payment data you enter will be transferred to PayPal.
Your data are transferred to PayPal on the basis of Art. 6 (1) Letter (a) GDPR (consent) and Art. 6 (1) Letter (b) GDPR (processing for the performance of a contract). You can withdraw your consent to data processing at any time. Such objection has no effect on the effectiveness of data processing activities in the past.
In some cases, the data may be transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) to the extent described above. Some of these countries do not have a level of protection of personal data comparable to the level of protection in the EU (e.g., USA, China or India). To protect your data, our group companies and contract partners established outside of the EEA to which data are to be transferred, e.g., agents abroad, are obliged to guarantee an adequate level of protection of personal data on the basis of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses for data transfers to third countries.
The EU Standard Contractual Clauses can be viewed at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_de.
Moreover, information about international data protection can be found at the following link: https://www.lda.bayern.de/de/international.html.
To the extent this is possible and necessary, is agreed with the users that this data privacy statement shall be governed by German law and that the place of jurisdiction shall be Berlin. Application of conflict of laws provisions is excluded.