This Data Protection Policy covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your personal data. This Data Protection Policy was last updated on the 01st of July 2020.
This Data Protection Policy applies to VilvusGames and the use of our website. If you live in the European Economic Area, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) is the European Regulation and in Finland, it is the Data Protection Act 2018.
VilvusGames with Company Number 3144921-4 of Laamannintie 9 14300 Renko Finland is the Controller of your personal data.
The Data Protection Ombudsman in Finland is the for us relevant authority in matters of data protection.
This Data Protection Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data and the choices available to you regarding collection, process, access, and how to update, correct and delete your personal data. Additional information on our personal data practices can be found in our Terms and Conditions. This Data Protection Policy is intended for you as a user of our website.
What is personal data?
Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Personal Data”).
We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about
you through the operation of our services.
We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.
We help protect you from overreaching government demands for your personal information.
We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.
What data do we collect?
When you visit the Site we collect log data, for example: the type of browser and operating system you are using, the address of the external or internal page that referred you, your IP address and pages on the site that you visit in association with your IP address. This information is recorded even if you do not have a Discussion Forum account, or even when you are logged out of your account. We mostly use this information to diagnose issues with the site. We only retain it for three days.
When you leave a comment on a Site, we collect that comment, and other information that the you provide along with the comment, such as you name and email address.
If you email us or send other communications to us directly, we will retain your email or address and correspondence so that we may respond to your request. We retain this information indefinitely so that we have a history of our past communications.
Advertising and affiliate Links pays our bills so we use a lot of cookies. You can find out how cookies work here. You can learn about what cookies are here. And we will tell you what cookies we are using in our Cookies Policy.
On what grounds do we use Personal Data?
We use your Personal Data for the following purposes and on the following grounds:
- - On the basis of fulfilling our commitments to you (when you use our service)
- - On the basis of your consent (when you subscribe to our newsletter)
- - On the basis of legal obligations (for obligations such as tax, accounting, anti-money laundering, or when a court or other authority asks us to)
- - On the basis of our legitimate interest (for communications about security, privacy and performance improvements of our services. Or for establishing, exercising or defending our legal rights.)
- - Of course, before relying on any of those legitimate interests we balance them against your interests and make sure they are compelling enough and will not cause any unwarranted harm.
When do we disclose your Personal Data?
We may share your information with organisations that help us provide the services described in this Data Protection Policy, to support this website and our services. For example, with our legal other professional advisors.
In relation to information obtained about you from your use of our website, we may share a cookie identifier and IP data with analytic and advertising network services providers to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website which is subject to our Cookies Policy.
We may disclose personal information in other circumstances such as when you agree to it or if the law, a Court order, a legal obligation or regulatory authority ask us to. If the purpose is the prevention of fraud or crime or if it is necessary to protect and defend our right, property or personal safety of our staff, the website and its users.
We will only keep the information required to provide our service.
Links to other Sites
This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, unless we have specified them in this document.
You have the right to:
- - information about the processing of your personal data
- - obtain access to the personal data held about you
- - ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected
- - request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful
- - object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation
- - request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases
- - receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’)
- - request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision
Where the processing of your personal information is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent without detriment at any time through our contact form.
If you feel that your request is not satisfactorily resolved by us, you may approach your local data protection authority. The Data Protection Ombudsman in Finland is the supervisory authority in Finland and relevant to VilvusGames.
How do we protect your Personal Data?
We protect your data using state of the art technical, and physical safeguards and operate a firm system of policies, confidentiality agreements, digital safeguards and procedures to ensure the highest level of administrative protection.
In more detail to access our database the user must be authorised, is challenged through a two-way authentication system and use an encrypted VPN.
The data we collect from you may be stored, with appropriate technical and organisational security measures applied to it, on our server in Finland. In all cases, we follow generally high data protection standards and advanced security measures to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any questions or complaints about our use of your Personal Data and this policy, please contact us using our contact form.
Ads and Analytics Services Provided by Others
Ads appearing on any of our site may be delivered by advertising networks. Other parties may also provide analytics services via our site. These ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about your use of our site and across other websites and online services. These technologies allow these third parties to recognize your device to compile information about you or others who use your device. This information allows us and other companies to, among other things, analyse and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver ads that may be more targeted to your interests. Please note this Data Protection Policy only covers the collection of information by us and does not cover the collection of information by any third-party advertisers or analytics providers.
California Privacy Rights
Sources and Categories of collected personal information you can find all sources and categories of collected personal information above.
Business or commercial purpose for collecting information you can find all purposes of processing personal information above.
Categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information you can find all categories of recipients of personal information listed above.
This Data Protection Policy and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal data can result in changes to this Data Protection Policy. Please regularly review this Data Protection Policy to keep up to date with any changes.
VilvusGames with Company Number 3144921-4 of Laamannintie 9 14300 Renko Finland email: email@example.com
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Our website uses the following technologies for advertising purposes Universal Analytics, AdWords and DoubleClick, Dynamic Remarketing from Google, Facebook Custom Audiences and Facebook Connect, Twitter Advertising, Instagram. Those are modern, advanced analysis methods and tools to understand users’ habits on our website. This information helps us improve our products and services and provide relevant services and information. In principle, we use only anonymized data that does not allow us to identify the user.
Below we describe the analysis services and technology that we use for such purposes. Additionally, we show how you can prevent these services from analysis of your use of our website.
Google Dynamic Remarketing
With Google Dynamic Remarketing, we can use the anonymized IDs generated by cookies (e.g. Google Analytics) to compile groups and lists of users and website visitors based on certain criteria, e.g. certain activities or from existing datasets, in order to provide users with information and advertisements for our services and content, tailored to their interests and preferences, on Google’s services. Google cookies are also used for this. You can prevent the use of these cookies for advertisements on Google services and by several other providers at the Digital Advertising Alliance page.
Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager to embed tags in our website. When it detects an incoming http request, it collects the IP address and stores it temporarily in order to correct any connection errors.
Facebook Custom Audiences
Facebook Custom Audiences enables us to use existing datasets to compile groups and lists of users based on certain criteria in order to provide users with information and advertisements, tailored to their interests and preferences, on Facebook’s services. Before transmission to Facebook, the data is irreversibly encrypted in the form of hash values on our computers; Facebook can compare these against its user databases. You can opt out of this form of advertising by changing the settings at the Digital Advertising Alliance page.
Facebook Lookalike Audiences
Facebook Lookalike Audiences enables us to use existing datasets to compile groups and lists of users based on certain criteria in order to provide users with similar interests and preferences with relevant information on Facebook’s services. Before transmission to Facebook, the data is irreversibly encrypted in the form of hash values (encrypted numeric values) on our computers. You can opt out of this form of advertising by changing the settings on the Digital Advertising Alliance page.
our Website has embedded Instagram API for social media sharing and advertising purpose. For details of Instagram cookies usage, please click here.
Google Adwords Conversions
Google AdWords Conversions and Google DoubleClick Floodlight enable us to determine how clicks on adverts or information on Google platforms effectively lead to transactions and similar user actions on our website. These features use temporary cookies from Google and do not process user data. Google provides options to prevent the use of these cookies; alternatively, you can change the settings in your browser.
Types of Cookie
Below we explain the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
Strictly Necessary - These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
Functionality - These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
Security - We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
Analytics and Performance - Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
Advertising - These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our services or visit websites we host or provide, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of ads served on our websites. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by us and trusted third party networks and are generally persistent in nature.
Third Party / Embedded Content - We make use of different third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
Social Media Widgets