Data Privacy Statement

This is the data privacy statement of upjers GmbH, Hafenstrasse 13, 96052 Bamberg, Germany. It is valid for all websites and games operated by upjers.

The following includes an explanation of the most important terms, in order to facilitate an understanding of this data privacy statement:

Glossary

1. What is personal data?

Personal data is data which identifies you as a person. This includes, for instance, your real name, email address, telephone number, postal address, or credit card information.

2. What is user data?

User data is data upjers collects from you, processes, and saves when you visit or use websites and games operated by upjers. User data in particular includes attributes of identification (such as the domain name and/or the IP address of the computer you use to connect to upjers).

3. What are IP addresses?

IP addresses serve to identify devices that are connected to the internet. Each computer that is connected to the internet can be allocated a certain IP address, that is, a specific combination of numbers.

4. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that transmit the websites and games of upjers as well as many other websites to the users browser, who then saves them on the users terminal. Cookies serve to save information related to the device on the terminal and thus increase the usability, for instance by allowing websites and games to recognize the user upon their next visit. Apart from that, they serve to save statistical data pertaining to the usage of these websites and games, and analyze them to ameliorate the content. A cookie contains, among other data, the domain name the cookie is from, the "operating time" of this cookie and a value, generally a specific number that has been created randomly. Naturally, youll be able to influence the usage of cookies, by setting your browser to only admit cookies partially, or to entirely decline them. Cookies already saved on the computer can be manually removed from your hard drive at any time, or automatically via respective browser settings. upjers informs you that it may not be possible to fully utilize its games and websites without using cookies, or by restricting the use of cookies.

 

 

1 Collecting, Processing and Saving Personal Data

When accessing our websites or games, upjers, or more specifically, upjers hosting-provider, collects data pertaining to this access via the so-called server log files. The data collected during this process includes the name of the specifically called website or file, the date as well as the time the site was called, the amount of data transmitted, your operating system, the type of browser you used, the website you visited before, your IP-address, your browser, as well as a report confirming the successful transmission of the respective website.

Furthermore, upjers collects, processes and saves personal data that you have willingly passed on in electronic or other forms of communication (such as in forms or otherwise on websites and games operated by upjers). This also includes data you confide to other users, by communicating with them via upjers games and sites. upjers advices you to treat this data with great care, and to carefully consider who you communicate with, as well as what you communicate via the games and websites operated by upjers. Certain information such as communication between users may also be visible to other users of upjers websites and games.

In order to sign up for the use of games operated by upjers, you generally need to identify yourself by entering your email-address. If you want to make use of additional offers inside the games, upjers may need further information, such as for instance your bank details.

Here are a few examples of the data that upjers saves:

If you sign up on a game operated by upjers or use it, upjers automatically saves the domain name and/or the IP address of the computer you use to contact upjers.

upjers saves your email address, if you have transmitted it to upjers. Information on which further data may be collected in occasional other cases, can be gathered by the respective input masks.

 

 

2 Use of Personal Data

a) upjers will only collect, process or pass on your personal data if this is legally permitted, or if you have given your consent. upjers only makes use of the data gathered by server log files for statistical processing for the purpose of operating these websites and games, in order to ensure the security and optimization of these websites and games. upjers reserves the right to subsequently control this data if, based on concrete evidence, there is legitimate reason to suspect an unlawful usage of the websites and games.

upjers uses data entered during the process of signing up for the purpose of using the websites and games. upjers may send you information via email containing changes to the scope of service of the respective websites and games or technical details.

In case of contacting upjers for instance via a contact form or email your data is being saved for the purpose of treating your request. This also is the case in case further questions may arise.

upjers furthermore collects, processes and saves your data, in order to allow upjers a better understanding of your usage of the websites and games operated by upjers, and to consequentially be able to offer you better services. That means that upjers, for instance, won't just be able to use the saved data to directly carry out the user contract including all its possible forms of use (such as using the games, participating in services connected to games, use of customer support), but also to detect malfunctions or misuse of upjers' websites and games.

b) We are happy to inform you about our company as well as the games and services provided by upjers via newsletter.

If you wish to receive our newsletter, upjers needs a valid email-address from you. Furthermore, upjers needs information that allows us to check whether you are really the owner of the indicated email-address, or if the user of the email-address has consented to receiving the newsletter (verification). When signing up for our newsletter, upjers therefore saves your IP-address and the date of your registration. This only happens for the purpose of gathering proof, in case a third person has misused another persons email-address and signed up for the newsletter without the owners knowledge. upjers gathers no further data. This data is only used for the purpose of sending out the newsletter, and will not be passed on to any third person.

The technical process of sending out the newsletter is being carried out by emarsys eMarketing Systems AG, Mrzstrasse 1, 1150 Vienna, Austria by order of upjers.

If you dont wish to receive any of our newsletters, you may opt out of receiving them at any time. To do this, please click on the link Upjers - Newsletter unsubscribe! which you will find at the end of each newsletter.

Besides, you may of course revoke your consent to receiving the newsletter at any time by other means, for example, in writing (for instance via email to support@upjers.com), without incurring any costs, except for the costs of transmitting the revocation (to the basic tariffs).

c) upjers may pass on user data to service providers charged with collecting payments, inasmuch as this is necessary to calculate the payment and to charge you. upjers furthermore may offer user data to third-parties if upjers has commissioned them to recover debts, inasmuch as such data is necessary to claim those debts. upjers will inform you about the name of these third-parties upon request. In case upjers cooperates with third-parties to offer its services, upjers will ensure that they adhere to the applicable data security laws and offer ample data protection.

 

 

3 Change or Deletion of Personal Data

You may change your personal data at any time (such as by updating or correcting them) or delete your data entirely. If you want upjers to change your personal data or stop using your personal data, you may contact upjers via datenschutzbeauftragter@upjers.com. upjers will then change or delete your data as quickly as possible. upjers informs you, however, that, due to technical or organizational conditions it might be possible that some measures will still need to be carried out even after the demand of deletion, should these already have begun but haven't been completed after you have informed upjers of your wish to be deleted. Furthermore, it might be possible that we may only be able to entirely delete your data at a later date, in case of existing mandatory data retention obligations.

 

 

4 Separate Notes

1. Use of the Scalabe Central Measurement Method

upjers uses the "Scalable Central Measurement Method / Skalierbares Zentrales Messverfahren" (SZM) by INFOnline for several of its offers to determine statistical parameters in the scope of upjers' services. In doing so, anonymous measures are collected. For the recognition of computer systems, the SZM audience measurement uses alternatively either a cookie with the identifier "ivwbox.de" or a signature which is created from various information that is automatically transferred by your computer. IP addresses are not stored via this method and only processed in anonymized form.

The audience measurement was developed in consideration of data protection. The goal of the audience measurement is to statistically determine user intensity and the number of users of a specific website. Individual users are not identified at any point in time. Their identity is always protected. They will not receive any advertizing via the system.

For websites which are members of the IVW German Audit Bureau of Circulation (Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbetrgern e.V., www.ivw.eu) or that participate in the study "Internet Facts", organized by the Work Group Online Research (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V., AGOF), user statistics are published monthly by the AGOF and the AGMA (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V., ag.ma), as well as the IVW and can be viewed at http://www.agof.de, http://www.agma-mmc.de and http://www.ivw.eu.

In addition to the publication of measurement data, the IVW also regularly checks the SZM process to ensure that it is used in accordance with regulations and data protection.

You can find additional information about the SZM process on the website of INFOonline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de), the operators of the SZM process, as well as the data protection website of AGOF (http://www.agof.de/datenschutz) and the data protection website of IVW (http://www.ivw.eu).

You can object to the data processing by the SZM under the following link: http://optout.ivwbox.de.

 

 

2. Use of Google Analytics

In the scope of its offers, upjers makes use of Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (subsequently referred to as Google). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google in the space of the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the complete IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and shortened there. By order of upjers, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the websites, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to your website activity and internet usage. The IP-address your browser transmits in the frame of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies via the respective settings on your browser; however upjers informs you that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can prevent the storage of cookies by the corresponding settings of your browsing software. However, we point out that you may not be able to use the websites to their full extent in this case. Furthermore, you can prevent the logging of the data (including your IP address) referring to the usage of the website created by the cookie as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the add-on available under the following link. The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

 

3. Usage of GoogleAdSense

Insofar as advertisements are being displayed on our websites by Google Adsense, an advertisement service by Google (banners, text ads), your browser may be saving cookies sent by Google. Furthermore, Google Adsense makes use of so-called WebBacons (invisible graphics) to gather information, whose usage permits the saving, gathering, and processing of simple actions such as the user traffic on the respective website. upjers has no influence on this data collection. We however assume that at least the visit of the site as well as the users device code are being recorded. The information gathered by cookies or web bacons about the visit of the respective website (including your IP-address) and the transmission of advertisements will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will hereafter solely use the gathered information, to offer you selected advertisements designed to meet unique requirements that should, as much as possible, also be in keeping with your own individual interests. Google may also transfer this information to third parties especially where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

For further details on the collecting and usage of this data, as well as your respective rights pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please consult Googles privacy policy under the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard drive. To do this, you need to select the corresponding setting in your browser-settings, such as Block sites from setting any data; however upjers informs you that you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent in this case. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of the data gathered about you by Google in the aforementioned means, and to the aforementioned purpose.

 

 

4. Usage of Social Media Plug-ins

upjers offers its users the following social media plug-ins in the scope of its internet offers:

- Facebook "Like"-button of the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;

- Google "+1"-button of the social network Google+, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;

- Twitter "Tweet" of the communication platform Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

The plug-ins are developed and provided by the respective operators, and integrated into our websites unchanged. By using the respective buttons, users are able to recommend the respectively visited website. That way, you can recommend offers by upjers to your friends in Facebook, other users of Google Plus, as well as followers on Twitter. If you, for instance, click the Like-button, your Facebook-page will display the message that you recommend our service. If you use the +1-button by Google Plus, your recommendation will appear on your Google Plus-profile, or the search results of the search engine Google. Furthermore, your recommendation may be displayed on websites and ads of third persons in connection to your profile name and profile picture. Using the Twitter button, youll be able to share an entry or page of upjers offers on Twitter. Aside from the aforementioned functions, these buttons allow an automatized communication between websites and the respective platform.

Once you activate the plug-in of another platform, your browser builds a direct connection to their servers in the USA, and will afterwards communicate with the respective service. The content of the plug-in will be loaded directly into your browser by the servers, and integrated into our website by them.

We therefore have no influence on the amount of the data the platform operators are collecting by means of these buttons, and inform you according to our knowledge: we assume that the visit of this website, the confirmation of the button and the IP-address are being recorded.

Accordingly, the implementation of the social plug-ins is allowing Facebook to gather the information that you have called the respective website of upjers offer. If you are logged into Facebook during that time, Facebook will be able to connect your visit to your Facebook-account. By interacting with social plug-ins, for instance by clicking the Like-button, the respective information is being transmitted by your browser directly to Facebook, and saved there. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that your IP-address may be saved, however, according to Facebook, in Germany, only an anonymized IP-address is being saved. If you are a member of Facebook, and dont want Facebook to gather data via upjers offer and link them to your user data saved on Facebook, you need to logout of Facebook before visiting the websites containing upjers offer.

According to Google, no personal data is being collected, if you dont click the +1-button. Accordingly, personal data is only being collected and processed from members that are logged in, among others the IP-address.

As far as we are aware, when clicking the Twitter-buttons, only your IP-address and the URL of the respective website upjers offer is on, will be transmitted, and not used for any other purposes other than the display of the button.

In case you have a user profile on a platform, you should be aware that the platforms operator is able to link information to your user account as soon as you activate the respective plug-in. If you dont agree to this, you should log out of your user profile, before activating a plug-in.

For further information regarding the purpose and the amount of data that is being collected, the further use of your data by the platform operators, as well as your respective rights and privacy protection settings, please refer to the data privacy statements under the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Google+: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

We would like to inform you that you are able to block social media plug-ins using the assistance of add-ons such as Facebook blocker.

 

 

5. Data usage in integrated games

Some upjers games are integrated to platforms of social networks (especially Facebook). There, these games are referred to as so-called apps or applications. If you wish to use these games, you are being prompted to allow the collecting/saving of, for instance, the following data by upjers:

-     First and last name, gender, date of birth

-     Profile picture or respective URL

-     Login email-address used for signing up on Facebook

-     Location and access devices

-     User ID number, which is linked to publically available information (on Facebook)

-     User ID number to your friends that are also connected to the game

By confirming the button Allow, you consent to the collecting, saving and processing of your data.

upjers informs you that the amount of information upjers receives from Facebook can be influenced by respective privacy-settings. You may be able to especially exert your influence by:

-     controlling which information you share with/about your Facebook-friends,

-     blocking special applications or stopping them from collecting specific information about you,

-     ignoring specific game-invitations,

-     controlling, who is able to view your activities.

 

 

6. Play immediately/now mode

In case upjers offers the possibility to use one or another game without the usual registration process, you receive a guest account. By using such a temporary guest account, the utilization of additional services for valuable consideration is not possible. You will not be prompted to depose personal data (such as your email address). Instead, you are granted access to the game by using a guest name and a corresponding password.

The guest name created in the scope of the guest account (that you will be informed of in the game) will automatically be deleted after a certain period of time following your registration. You may, however register for the game. The personal data obtained in the scope of the registration are then dealt with as is indicated in this data privacy statement.

 

 

5 Disclosure of personal data

Upon request, upjers will inform you about all data stored about you without costs. This information will always be transmitted in electronic form, generally via email.

 

 

6 Third-Party Websites / Links

In case you are forwarded to another website that is not operated by upjers, via a link contained on one of the websites and games operated by upjers, upjers informs you that this data privacy statement is not valid for third-party websites. upjers cannot be made liable for how the providers of third-party websites handle your data. In particular, upjers cannot be made liable if such websites do not follow the same data privacy standards upjers offers you. upjers therefore recommends that you always carefully read the data privacy statements of linked sites.

 

 

7 Changes of Data Privacy Statement

upjers reserves the right to change this data privacy statement at any time, however, upjers will always adhere to the currently applicable data security laws. upjers advises you to inform yourself on each visit to these websites and games about the current data privacy statement. In case upjers plans on using your personal data on a larger scale than has previously been the case, upjers will of course notify your beforehand.

 

 

Valid as of September 2013

 

 

Provider of services:

upjers GmbH

CEO: Klaus Schmitt

Address: Hafenstrasse 13, 96052 Bamberg, Germany


Email: mail@upjers.com (no support)

Telephone: +49-951/5109080 (no support)

Fax: +49-951/5109080102 (no support)

 

Registration court: Local Court of Bamberg

Company registration number: HRB 5558


VAT number: DE275673923



Data protection officer:

Attorney Dr. Andreas Lober

Schulte Riesenkampff Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Email: datenschutzbeauftragter@upjers.com