Data Protection

Privacy scope

YEPS! ® GmbH takes the privacy of our users very seriously. This privacy statement explains to our users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider of ROBOMANIAC®, hereinafter referred to as ‘offer’, an online game of YEPS! ® GmbH, hereinafter referred to as “providers”) on. The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (Act) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data / server logfiles

The provider (or his internet provider) collects data on each access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes: name of the website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type along with version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the data only for statistical purposes, for the purpose of operation, security and the optimization of the offer. Vendor maintains the right however, to check the log information later if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use from concrete indications.

Handling of personal data

Personal information is information that will render a person identifiable, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes, in particular, the e-mail address and username. Personal data will only be collected from the provider, used and passed on, if permitted by law or the user consents to the data collection.

Contact

While contacting the provider (for example, using the contact form or e-mail), the information of the user is stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that questions in connection arise.

Comments and contributions

When users leave comments in the game, forum, blog or other contributions, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for security of the provider, if someone makes wrongful comments or content contributions (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider may be prosecuted for the comment or post and is therefore interested in the identity of the author. The provider is prompted by the authorities to consider content of its offerings. This provider will comply with this requirement.

Newsletter

The newsletter of the provider informs its users about updates and deals. If you want to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address or that its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. These data are used only for sending the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.

By registering for the newsletter the provider stores IP address, email address and date of registration. This storage is used solely as evidence in the case that a third party abuses an e-mail address and logs in without the knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.

The consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter, may be revoked by the user at any time. The revocation can be made via link in the newsletter itself, in the profile area or by sending a message to the above contact details.

If permitted by the user, information will be stored, processed, and used to send information and advertising on browser games (products and services). Consent for this purpose, may be revoked by the user at any time in writing (for example, by e-mail) without incurring any costs, apart from the costs of transmitting the revocation.

Integration of services and content of third parties

It is possible that within the range of third-party content, such as YouTube videos, RSS feeds or graphics will be incorporated from other websites. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party”) acknowledge the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they can not send the content to the browser of the user. The IP address is therefore necessary for the presentation of that content. The provider strives to only use such content, whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of content. However, the provider has no influence on whether the third party stores an IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. Insofar as it may be known, the user will be advised.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific information related to the accessing device of the user (PC, smartphone, etc.). They are used for one to improve the usability of online services, and thus the user experience (for example, storing login data). Second, they serve to capture statistical data and analyze it in order to improve the offer. The user can affect the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option that restricts storage of cookies or prevents it completely. However, it is advised that the user experience will be negatively impacted without the use of cookies.

Registration & Premium content

The data given in the registration and for the billing of chargeable services and services are used for the purpose of use of the offer. Users can be notified via e-mail of supply- or registration-related information, such as changes in the scope of supply or technical circumstances. The data collected are shown in the input screen during registration.

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( “Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, text files which are stored on users’ computers, to help analyze how a users use the site through them. The information generated by the cookie about use of the website by users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, the IP address of users of Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the site by users, to compile reports on website activity and provide other website and internet related services to the website operator.

The IP address captured as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. The user may refuse the use of cookies by settings in your browser software. However this offer declares to the user that you possibly may not be able to use to the full extent all features of this website. The user can also prevent the generation of data by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This offer uses social plugins ( “Plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ( “Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the word “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user visits a web page of this offer, which contains such a plugin, the browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collect from using this plugin and informs the user therefore according to their knowledge:

By integrating the plugin Facebook receives information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example, pressing the Like button or commenting, the corresponding information from your browser is sent directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is a possibility that Facebook will capture the IP address store it in its memory. According to Facebook only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, together with rights and ways to protect the privacy of users, you can refer to the privacy policies of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about this offer on them and link to their stored member data Facebook, they must log out of Facebook before visiting the website. It is also possible to block Facebook Social Plugins by using browser add-ons, for example the “Facebook Blocker”.

Google+ Button

This offer uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ( “Google”). The plugins are identifiable by the “+1” on a white or colored background.

When a user visits a web page of this offer, which contains such a button, the browser will connect directly to the servers of Google. The contents of the “+1” button is transmitted from Google directly to the user’s browser, which is integrated it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data are collected without clicking on the button. Only for logged-in members is data including the IP address collected and processed.

For more information on purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, the users can see Google’s privacy notices regarding the “+1” button here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

Twitter

This offer uses the Twitter service buttons. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terminology such as “Twitter” or “Follow”, connected to a sytlized blue bird. Using the buttons, it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter.

When a user visits a web page of this website which contains such a button, the browser creates a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted from Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no impact on the amount of data that Twitter collects using this plugin does and informs the user according to their knowledge. According to them, the only the IP address of the user and the URL of the relevant website in terms of the buttons is transmitted, but not used for other purposes than the display of the buttons. More information can be found in the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Google AdSense

This offer uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements from Google Inc. ( “Google”). Google AdSense uses “Cookies”, text files that are stored on the computer of the user and allow for the analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible images). Through these web beacons, information such as the visitor traffic can be analyzed on the pages of this offer.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons on this website (including the IP address of the user) and delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be further passed from Google to contractors of Google. Google will not merge your IP address with other data collected from you.

The user can prevent the installation of cookies by browser software setting; However, the provider declares to the user that they may not be able to use all features of this offer to their full extent in this case. By using this site, users agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Cancellation, changes, corrections and updates,

The user has the right to information free of charge about personal data that has been stored about them. In addition, the user has the right to correct inaccurate data, blocking and deletion of personal data, as far as the there is no legal obligation for it to be retained.