1. AN OVERVIEW ON DATA PROTECTION
The term „personal data” (or “Data”) comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you, either directly (such as your first and last name, your email address or your telephone number), or indirectly (such as cookie identifier or technical data).
The following information will provide you with an overview of which personal data, how it is collected as well as the purposes we use this Data for when you visit this website.
1.2 Data recording on this Website
How do we record your Data?
We collect your Data as a result of your sharing of your Data with us. This may, for instance, be information you enter into our contact form or information you provide in connection with job applications.
If you opt-in to cookies and tracking, our IT systems automatically record other Data upon visiting our website. This Data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed).
What are the purposes we use your Data for?
We can use your Data for the following purposes:
The existence of a contract between you and ALPHATIER Studios to provide you with Services. You enter into this contract with ALPHATIER Studios by accepting the Terms and Conditions of our Services.
ALPHATIER Studios’ legitimate interest (or reasonable expectations of users), to offer you the best possible user experience, such as to ensure the security of the Services, moderate the community, respond to your requests and questions or to send you newsletters. Your consent to offer you advertisements, products, services or personalized content depending on your user profile.
ALPHATIER Studios is entitled to change this policy at any time. We will inform you of the material updates and recommend that you consult this policy on a regular basis or contact us if you have any questions. Using our Services following such a change means that you accept any changes.
How long do we keep your Data?
Unless the law specifies a different retention period, we will only keep your Data for the time necessary to carry out the operations for which the corresponding Data has been collected.
For example, we will keep the Data associated with your Account until the closure of the Account. In some cases, the Data may be kept for a longer period such as when we have a legal obligation to keep the Data.
2. GENERAL INFORMATION
The responsible party (referred to as the „controller” in the GDPR) is the natural person or legal entity that single handedly or jointly with others determines purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data.
The controller according to data protection laws is:
ALPHATIER Studios GmbH
If you have any questions or suggestions about data protection, you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our data protection officer can be reached here.
This website is hosted by an external service provider: https://www.strato.de/. Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of Strato. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, metadata and communications, contact information, names, web page access, and other Data generated through a website. Strato is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers and in the legitimate interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider.
Our host will only process your Data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations, in compliance with our instructions with respect to such Data.
4. COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR DATA
4.1 Server log files
When you visit our website, we collect and store information in server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
The type and version of browser used
The used operating system
The hostname of the accessing computer
The time of the server inquiry
The IP address
This Data is not merged with other Data sources.
This Data is recorded on the basis of a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website.
- Borlabs Cookie (own cookie)
- Google Tag Manager
- Google Analytics
- External Media
- Facebook Feed
- Instagram Feed
- Google Maps
Please note that these settings may reduce the functionality of our site.
4.3. Support Requests
If you contact us by e-mail or telephone, we collect Data such as your name and the contents of your request.
If you contact us via social media, we collect some of the Data included on your profile.
4.4 Analysis Tool and Advertising
4.4.1. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to the use of our website and internet usage. Google might also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or insofar as third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.
We use Google Analytics is based on our legitimate interest in a needs-based design, statistical analysis and the efficient promotion of our website.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyze your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option to prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)
For more information about how Google uses your information, see Google’s Privacy Declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function „demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section „Objection to the recording of data.”
Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en
4.5 Plug-ins and Tools
This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited („Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified about which of our pages you have visited.
Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.
If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is based on our legitimate interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on this basis; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
4.5.2. Google Web Fonts
To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so called Web Fonts provided by Google. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.
To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access this website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our legitimate interest in presenting our online content in a uniform and appealing way.
If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used. For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:
4.5.3. Google Maps
Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.
We use Google Maps on the basis of our legitimate interest to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find.
4.5.4. Google reCAPTCHA
We use „Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as „reCAPTCHA“) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine whether data entered on this website (e.g. information entered into a contact form) is being provided by a human user or by an automated program. To determine this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behavior of the website visitors based on a variety of parameters. This analysis is triggered automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the site. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates a variety of data (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor spent on the site or cursor movements initiated by the user). The data tracked during such analyses are forwarded to Google.
reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not alerted that an analysis is underway.
The data is processed on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interest, to protect the web content against misuse by automated industrial espionage systems and against spam.
5. DISCLOSURE OF DATA
We may share your Data with:
The technical service providers involved in the supply of the services. As subcontractors, these service providers are under the same obligations as ourselves to comply with applicable personal data protection laws.
The partners who use your Data to provide you with personalized advertisements or Personalized Content. For more information about these partners and your opt-out options, please click on “Your Cookie Settings” in the footer of our website
Other companies, only in the event of a transfer of our activities.
Administrative or judicial authorities to verify the proper use of our services or for the purposes of an investigation, in compliance with applicable law. We always verifiy the legitimacy of the request.
In such cases, your Data may be transferred to countries located outside of the European Union who provide an equivalent level of protection. In the event of transfer to other countries, the protection of your Data is especially ensured by agreements with our partners under the Standard Contractual Clauses, approved by the European Commission.
6. YOUR RIGHTS
Please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com to exercise your rights as set out below:
6.1 Obtain a copy of your
Data – “Right of access and data portability”:
At any time, you can request a copy of your Data. You may also consult the Data, use it yourself or transfer it to another service provider.
6.2 Correct your Data – “Right to rectification”
You have the right to correct your Data when it is inaccurate or incomplete (for example, change your address).
6.3 Delete your Account – “Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)”
You can request the closure of your Account and the deletion of the associated Data.
6.4 Limit the use of your Data – “Right to restriction of processing”
You also have the right to request that your Data no longer be used or not be deleted during the time we are processing your request.
6.5 Give and withdraw your consent – “Right to object and withdraw your consent”:
At any time, you may withdraw your consent or object to the receipt of newsletters and advertising emails, the personalization of advertisements or the sharing of your Data with our partners (except for technical service providers):
For email advertising directly by following the information provided in our newsletters
On our “Your Cookies Settings” page in the footer of our website to manage your Cookies preferences.
Or by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not discriminate against and, therefore, not deny requests without legal reason, provide a different level of service or charge different prices to players that choose to exercise their rights
If you feel that your rights have not been respected after having contacted us, you have the right to make a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.
6.6 Right to non-discrimation
We will not discriminate against and, therefore, not deny requests without legal reason, provide a different level of service or charge different prices to players that choose to exercise their rights.
7. SSL AND/OR TLS ENCRYPTION
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, Data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
8. CHANGES TO THIS DATA PROTECTION POLICY
Last update: April, 2021