PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT CAREFULLY.
This Privacy Statement tells you how we use information we collect about you through this website and associated services (collectively, “services”) operated by an individual in their personal capacity based in the United States. This statement does not apply in situations where we have informed you that an alternative statement applies.
What types of information do we collect about you?
The information we receive and how we use it depends on what you do when using the services. We collect and use non-personal information differently than your personal information.
Definition. Sensitive information is information related to or revealing your health, genetics, biometrics, race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life or sexual orientation, political opinions, or trade union membership.
Our collection. We do not actively seek to collect your sensitive information.
Our processing. We will only collect and process your sensitive information:
- in ways for which you have given your explicit consent
- to protect the vital interests of you or another person, in cases where your explicit consent cannot be given or reasonably requested
- according to applicable laws which include suitable and specific measures to safeguard your fundamental rights and interests
- to establish, exercise, or defend a legal claim
Definition. Personal information is information that can specifically identify you, alone or in combination with other information, such as names, addresses, dates of birth, and IP addresses. We collect personal information about you in two ways:
- when you directly provide it to us, such as by entering it on certain website pages. For example, you may fill out a registration form for a particular service, participate in a survey, or complete a contact form.
- using automated means, such as through cookies or by game servers when you join them, including both the game software and the underlying server architecture. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website operators.
Under California (United States) law, personal information does not include information that is de-identified or aggregated, or publicly available from government records.
Our collection. In the course of interacting with our services, we may collect information including (and have collected in the preceding twelve months):
- your internet protocol address(es) of your computer or network
- your account name or information if logged into our services or accessing our services by an authenticated gateway
- any other personal information you volunteer or submit to the services
We collect this information from the following categories of sources:
- directly from your interactions with us, including our services
- publicly available sources
- organizations with whom we partner to provide services to you
Our processing. We may also use your personal information to the extent necessary to achieve the following legitimate interests, so long as compatible with your rights and expectations of privacy:
- to respond to your requests [Note 1]
- to personalize your access to the services [Note 1]
- to develop records, including of your personal information [Note 1]
- to contact you with information that may be of interest to you, with your consent where applicable [Note 1]
- for analytical purposes in order to research, develop and improve programs, services and content [Note 1]
- to anonymize your information by removing any personal identifiers (your name, e-mail address, etc.) so that it may be used for other purposes. In this case, the anonymized information would no longer identify you and may be treated like other non-personal information. For more details please see the relevant section below.
- to enforce this Privacy Statement and other rules about your use of this website
- to protect our rights or property
We also have legal grounds to use your personal information:
- as necessary to protect someone’s health, safety or welfare; and
- in order to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
Where required by law, we will ask you to “opt-in” or affirmatively consent to the processing of your personal data for a particular purpose. For example, where the law so requires, we will only send you newsletters if you have subscribed to them.
[Note 1] Where indicated above, we have used personal information for this purpose in the past twelve months.
Definition. Non-personal information is information that cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way. The non-personal information that we collect through this website does not identify you as an individual person, and will not be linked to you. It may include information such as the following:
- the type of web browser software you use (for example, Internet Explorer)
- the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website
- the date and time you access our website
- which pages you have visited on our website
- the search terms you use
- the links on which you click
Our collection. If you visit our website to read or download information, such as information about a health condition or about one of our products, we may collect certain non-personal information from your computer. This information is collected from your computer’s web browser. If you only read or simply click to download information on our website, we do not collect or learn your name, e-mail address, home address, or any other personal information about you.
Our processing. We are always looking for ways to better serve you and improve our services. We will use non-personal information from you to make this website more useful to visitors. We may also use non-personal information for other business purposes. For example, we may use non-personal information or aggregate non-personal information to:
- create reports for internal use to develop programs, products, services or content
- adapt or improve the information or services provided
- share or sell information to third parties
- provide information on how our site is used, such as “traffic statistics” and “response rates” to third parties
How do we share personal information?
We never share personal information with a third party except as described in this Privacy Statement.
Under California law, we do not sell your personal information. We do, however, receive free-of-charge services from third party service providers who do collect information from you through our services, namely the services that operate this website and the authentication services provided by Mojang for its Minecraft product, and their own privacy statements and practices apply to that information.
This does not include disclosures that are not a “sale” under the California law, including when
- consumers instruct us to disclose their personal information,
- a consumer instructs us to interact with a third party that does not sell that information,
- we use or share consumers’ personal information pursuant to a written contract with a service provider that is necessary to perform a business purpose, where our contract prevents the provider from using, keeping, or disclosing consumers’ personal information for any purpose other than the reason supplied in the contract, or
- consumers’ personal information is transferred as part of a transaction in which the third party assumes control of all or part of our business.
Service providers. In the ordinary course of business, we may share some personal information with affiliates or third party companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf.
For example, we may:
- use a service provider to administer certain newsletter or informational mailings that you have signed up for, and provide access to your email address for this purpose.
- use a third-party application or platform to allow us to manage and keep track of our communications with you.
- use our company affiliates to provide services relating to your personal information e.g. we may store your information on a secure server based at our affiliate’s site in Europe or the United States. For more information on the circumstances in which we may transfer your information to other countries, please see the relevant section below.
- use a third-party application or platform to conduct surveys, which can include storage of the survey feedback.
In all cases we will not share more information than is necessary, and we will not authorize any third parties to keep, disclose or use your information except to provide the requested services in line with the purposes set out above.
Please note that subject to applicable laws, we may disclose your personal information if we believe we are required to do so to comply with any law, regulation, court order, legal or government request. In the unlikely event that all or part of our business is acquired by a third party, your information may be transferred to the new corporate owner insofar as relevant to the business in question and subject to appropriate safeguards being in place.
In addition, we may use and disclose your personal information to third parties if necessary to:
- enforce this Privacy Statement and the other rules about your use of this website
- protect our rights or property
- protect someone’s health, safety or welfare
- comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
- investigate or take action in cases of suspected fraud or illegal activities
In addition, please keep in mind that certain areas of our services may be interactive in nature, and allow you to post information that other users can see or that they may be able to access about you. If you do not wish to have information viewed publicly, please do not use those sections of the services.
Do we transfer personal information to other countries?
In certain cases, we may transmit personal information collected on this website to our affiliates or third party service providers in other countries, but only in furtherance of the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement. In cases where personal information is transmitted from Europe to other countries we will ensure that safeguards equivalent to those provided by European data protection laws are in place.
Our website and service hosting is based in the Federal Republic of Germany, a member state of the European Union. Our management and operations are based in the United States and the United Kingdom, which are outside the European Union. By using our services, you assent to the transfer of data between these jurisdictions.
Again, please keep in mind that certain areas of our services may be interactive in nature, and allow you to post information that other users can see or that they may be able to access about you. If you do not wish to have information viewed publicly, please do not use those sections of the services.
How long will we keep your personal information?
We will only keep your personal information for so long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we are allowed to use them, as set out in this Privacy Statement. For example, if you tell us that you no longer wish to receive a newsletter from us, we will immediately delete your email address from our mailing list. In case you participate in a social event on the services, we will delete the personal information provided as part of that program within a reasonable time after its completion.
Are there special rules about children’s privacy?
We care about protecting the online privacy of children. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child’s name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 16 without the consent of someone holding parental responsibility. If you think that we have otherwise collected personal information from someone under the age of 16, please contact us as we describe below.
How do you secure personal information?
Security is very important to us. We also understand that security is important to you. We use industry standard measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However no website, server, or email transmission is 100% secure and we encourage you to therefore take special care in deciding what information you send or request via email, and take appropriate precautions such as keeping any usernames and passwords you use confidential.
What are my data rights, and how may I exercise them?
At any time, you may exercise your right to access, rectify and, as the case may be, erase, any personal information relating to you, or restrict the processing of your personal information, in compliance with applicable laws.
You also have the right at any time to restrict or object, based on your particular situation, to any use or processing of your personal information which we have based on our legitimate interests.
In case we are processing your personal information in an automated manner as part of a service to you or based on your consent then you also have the right to request a copy of your information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (known as the right to “data portability”).
You have the right to not be discriminated against for exercising your privacy rights. If you exercise your rights, we will not discriminate against you, for example, by denying access to our services or charging different rates for the same services unless that difference is reasonably related to the value provided by your data.
Such requests may be made in writing to us by contacting us as we describe below.
Your request will be confirmed within ten days of receipt and we will respond within 30 days. If we need more than 30 days, we will notify you that your request is being delayed.
We can only respond to your request if it is verifiable. This means we are obligated to take reasonable steps to verify your identity or your authorized agent’s authority and your right to access the information you request. Please note that we may ask you to provide proof of identity (such as a copy of your ID card or passport) before we can comply with your request. We will only use that additional information in the verification process, and not for any other purpose.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
If we have based our collection or use of your personal information on your consent then you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in the same way as it was given, or by sending a request in the above manner.
You may also at any time, free of charge and without having to provide any justification, opt-out of any direct marketing campaigns and request to no longer receive any promotional material as described above.
What happens if the Privacy Statement changes?
This Privacy Statement was last revised on 2021 January 1. We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. If we decide to make a significant change to our Privacy Statement, we will post a notice on the homepage of our website for a period of time after the change is made. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit the website.
How to contact us
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please Contact Us through our website here.
Terms of Service
Please read these Terms of Service (hereinafter Terms) carefully before using any websites, servers, or services provided by us (collectively services). Your access to and use of the services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the services. By accessing or using the services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the services.
Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies
We are constantly updating our offerings of products and services on the services. The products or services available on our services may be mispriced, described inaccurately, or unavailable, and we may experience delays in updating information on the services and in our advertising on other web sites. You expressly agree that any such offer of a product or service does not constitute a legal offer capable of attracting legal consequences.
We cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information, including prices, product images, specifications, availability, and services. We reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice. Section “Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies” is without prejudice to existing statutory rights.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
Our services allow you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By posting Content to the services, you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the services. You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Service and you are responsible for protecting those rights. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.
You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our services.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the services and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our services or a third-party service.
You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
You may not create multiple accounts for any reason.
You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. You expressly agree that we cannot be held liable for any loss or damage arising out of any misrepresentations you make in this regard.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the services infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) of any person.
If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement that is taking place through the services, you must submit your notice in writing to us as described herein and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement.
In cases where there are conflicting claims to the ownership of Copyright, it is our policy to air on the side of removing materials from our services.
Complaints under applicable intellectual property law
If you wish to make a complaint/request that certain material be taken down, please send a request in writing to us.
We are committed to ensuring that the material displayed on our servicesis lawful and in accordance with applicable Copyright Law. To help us deal with your complaint as quickly as possible, please include the following information in your correspondence and mark it as “URGENT”:
- Your contact details – including your name, email address and daytime telephone number.
- Identify the material in question – please include sufficient detail to enable us to identify the material complained of.
- The reasons for your objection.
We will review each objection on its merits and pending our inquiries, may remove or disable access to the relevant material from our services.
Where appropriate, you should include information relating to the status of the material in question (i.e. Where you hold a Trademark, or own the Copyright to an image). This will enable us to deal with your request promptly.
You can contact us as described at the end of this document.
The services and its original content (excluding Content provided by users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of us and our licensors. The services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of us.
When you upload content, you give to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence (with right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that Content in connection with the provision of the services and otherwise in connection with the provision of the services and our business.
Links To Other Web Sites
Our services may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by us.
We have no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
Upon termination, your right to use the services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the services.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us and our licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the services, by you or any person using your account and password; b) a breach of these Terms, or c) Content posted on the services.
Limitation Of Liability
In no event shall we, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the services; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the services; (iii) any content obtained from the services; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Your use of the services is at your sole risk. The services is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The services is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
We, our subsidiaries, affiliates, and licensors do not warrant that a) the services will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the services is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the services will meet your requirements.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing and notwithstanding any other provision of these terms, under no circumstances will we ever be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary loss or damage arising from, connected with, or relating to your use of the services, these Terms, the subject matter of these Terms, the termination of these Terms or otherwise, including but not limited to personal injury, loss of data, business, markets, savings, income, profits, use, production, reputation or goodwill, anticipated or otherwise, or economic loss, under any theory of liability (whether in contract, tort, strict liability or any other theory or law or equity), regardless of any negligence or other fault or wrongdoing (including without limitation gross negligence and fundamental breach) by us or any person for whom we are responsible, and even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage being incurred.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, within the United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute shall be venued in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota for international claims or claims in which the Federal Courts of the United States may claim subject matter jurisdiction, and in the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Minnesota for other claims.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our services, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the services.
Please refer to our Privacy Statement. You agree that they constitute part of these terms. You must read our Privacy Statement before you use the services.
These Terms were last revised on 2021 January 1. We reserve the right to, and may, change these Terms at any time and for any reason. If we decide to make, in our judgment, a significant change to our Terms, we will post a notice on the homepage of our website for a period of time after the change is made. We encourage you to review these Terms each time you visit the website.
If you have questions or comments about these Terms, please Contact Us through our website here.