Like every service operator, we collect, process and use data as part of the Catan Universe (the "Service
"). The protection of your personal data as part of all services provided by us is very important to us. Therefore, we collect, process and use your personal data exclusively in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.
Responsible entity regarding data protection laws is United Soft Media Verlag GmbH, Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 11, 80539 Munich, Germany (“USM
” or "We
") and its companies affiliated with USM, to which you have granted the relevant consent to use personal data.
We undertake to comply with applicable data protection laws, in particular with the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) (“German Federal Data Protection Act”) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG) (“Telemedia Act”).
We collect, process and use your personal data only if you give your consent or where processing and use of your personal data is permitted by statutory provisions. We only process or use data required for the use of the website or data communicated to us by you.
Personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual (“Data”), Section 3(1) Federal Data Protection Act.
Processing and Use of Your Data
We collect, process and use your personal data, which you voluntarily provided to us when registering as a user of the Catan Universe and by filling out the information in your account, to the extent required in each case for the following purposes:
Registration and performing of the mediation contracts:
Data provided by you when establishing an account or at the latest at the time of purchase, such as name, email address, telephone number, mobile phone number and postal address
We collect, process and use transaction data regarding your activities on the website
Billing and other data provided by you when purchasing virtual currency
Data transmitted as part of community discussions, evaluations, chats and correspondence on the website or by email/fax/postal mail
Connection and usage data of the respective client software
Additional personal data, for which we ask you
Where users disclose personal data to us for the purpose of establishing contact, such data will be stored only as long as required for the purposes of communication, customer contact and project planning/performance. As soon as such personal data are no longer needed by us for these purposes, they will be immediately deleted.
In addition, we collect anonymous technical data, such as the names of your Internet service provider, Internet browser, operating system, screen resolution and information on the website that has referred you to us, the number and dates of your visits, average time spent and our webpages that you visited. These data are automatically stored and are evaluated in anonymized form and exclusively for statistical purposes with the goal of continuing to improve our web presence for you.
Transmission of Your Data to Third Parties
USM does generally not pass on your personal data to third parties, unless you have given your express consent to do so in advance or such transmission is required or permitted by law. In particular, we will neither sell your data to third parties nor market them otherwise. Transmissions of data to government institutions and authorities will only be made in the scope of mandatory national legislation. Our employees and partners are bound to secrecy and to compliance with data protection provisions.
For the use of payment services such as Adyen we are obligated to pass on the relevant data, name, address, and payment terms to the respective payment service provider for processing. The treatment of the data transmitted to such payment service will from then on be governed by the privacy policies of the respective provider.
Cookies and Tracking
Cookies are also used in the Catan Universe. They are text files with information on the use of the Catan Universe (pages visited, number of visits, visit times, time spent on individual pages, browser used, operating system used etc.), which are stored on your hard drive, where permitted by your browser’s settings. As pure text files, cookies do not interact with your computer system, but only influence the presentation of contents of the website visited by you.
The used profiles contained therein are anonymized and evaluated in a technical (statistical) evaluation procedure, in order to permit a selection related to the respective user’s interests when placing Internet ads (for example, banners) on other websites at later times. Pseudonymous cookies are used, where each user is assigned a random number or number-letter combination, allowing it to determine that the visit is made by the same user. Users cannot be identified by means of this number combination. Such cookies are also used by our service providers.
Right to object pursuant to Section 15(3) Telemedia Act:
If you want to waive the advantages of cookies and prevent the analysis of user behaviour, you may delete cookies already existing in your browser and block cookies for the future via the browser settings. Access your browser’s Help menu to learn how to make these settings.
Various third-party tools are used in the Catan Universe, in particular Google Analytics.
In addition, we are using the following tools for web analysis on our websites:
Our offering uses functions of various social networks ("Plugins"):
Plugins of Facebook
Plugins with a white "f" on blue tile or "thumbs up" or "Like" buttons, operated by:
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Plugins of Twitter
A button with the term "Tweet", "Retweet" or a small bird, operated by:
1355 Market Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103
If you access one of our websites using such plugins, your browser will be linked to servers of the plugin providers, possibly in the USA. The content of the plugin will be transmitted directly by the providers of the plugins to your browser and integrated into the page. We have no influence on the scope of the data, which the providers collect via the plugins. According to the representations of the platforms, personal data both of non-members and members logged in as well as members not logged in, including your IP address, are collected, processed and transmitted to servers, amongst others, in the USA.
If you are registered with the respective social network, it can immediately assign the visit of our website to your profile. If you interact with the plugins (for example, click on the "Like" button or make a comment), this information (including your IP address) will also be transmitted from your browser directly to a server of the plugin provider, possibly in the USA, and will be stored there.
The purpose and scope of the collection, processing and use of the data by the provider as well as your rights in this respect and the settings options for your protection are available from the relevant privacy policies:
If you are a member of the respective network, but do not wish the provider to link the data collected via our Internet presence with your profile, you can take the following measures:
Always log out completely from the respective network before visiting other websites and delete the appropriate cookies, if any;
Remove plugins via your ad blocker. Information on how to do this can be found, among others, here: antispam-ev.de
Information, Correction and Deletion
You have the right to obtain information free of charge about your personal data stored with us at any time. Should your data be stored incorrectly or unlawfully by us, we will gladly correct, block or delete such data. We ask that you advise us immediately of any changes in your data.
Please send your requests for information, questions, complaints or suggestions to the following address:
United Soft Media Verlag GmbH
Telephone: +49 / 89 / 290 88 175
Fax: +49 / 89 / 290 88 160
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org