Privacy & cookie policy

Privacy Policy Introduction

In the event that a link contained on a website operated by Norsedale redirects you to another website that is not operated by Norsedale, or if you access the services of a third party (e.g. when making a payment), please be aware that this Privacy Policy will not apply to such third party website.

Norsedale collects, processes and stores any data that you willingly submit to Norsedale (e.g. in standard forms or otherwise on the websites and games operated by Norsedale) by electronic or other means of communication, or which has been transferred during the interaction between you and the websites and games of Norsedale, in accordance with the following sections and in compliance with prevailing regulations. This includes data you provide to other users when communicating with them on websites and via games operated by Norsedale.

1. Visiting Norsedale websites

When you visit a website operated by Norsedale, your browser automatically forwards the IP address, browser version, screen resolution and operating system of the device you used to access the site. Your browser will also provide the date, time and duration of the visit to the website and the various sites you accessed during a visit. Norsedale uses this information to optimize its websites and games. In addition,Norsedale uses the analysis tool Google Analytics on its websites. 

2. Using Norsedale games

a Registration

When you register for a game operated by Norsedale you will be required to enter your email address and to select a username and password. This data will be permanently stored by Norsedale. Please do not use your real name, the name of another person or that of a protected registered trademark as a username. In addition, Norsedale will assign a country to you based on the IP address of the device which has been entered. This information will be saved to enable us to offer you an appropriate selection of payment methods. If you click on an advertising link on any Norsedale website and are then forwarded to a website operated by Norsedale, a cookie will be set on your computer that contains information on which advertising link you clicked, for which advertiser, for which game, at what time and in which country. Norsedale will also assign a country to you based on the IP address of your device. Norsedale will assess this nonpersonal data to optimize its advertising campaigns and for accounting purposes regarding its advertisers.

b Using the games

Norsedale stores and processes your personal data to implement the game user contract that has been agreed and the use options associated with this contract (such as the use of the games, utilization of support, etc.). Norsedale also uses the analysis tool Google Analytic for its games. 

c Contractual obligations

If Norsedale ascertains that you are acting in breach of your contractual obligations, e.g. by using unauthorized scripts, Norsedale expressly reserves the right to merge your IP address with other data which Norsedale has stored on you to advise you of such infringement. Norsedale may then take further action against the respective user to restore normal game operations.

e Internal research

Norsedale also uses the information stored by you or about you for internal research regarding demography, user interest and user behavior. The use of this data is pseudononymized. You can object to this data collection and storage at any time with effect for the future. Please send your revocation to the email address indicated below. No other costs shall be incurred for a revocation apart from the costs of transmitting such revocation.

f Payment processing

You will have to supply additional information when making a payment and the type of data depends on the kind of payment method you have selected. Norsedale offers a range of anonymous payment methods. Norsedale will forward the data required to process the payment to the service providers responsible for collecting the payment. Collaboration with third parties also involves payment processing via external service providers (PayPal, credit card companies, mobile network operators, etc.). These third parties are legally bound to manage your personal data in a confidential and secure manner in accordance with prevailing legislation and may only use your personal data to fulfill their contractual obligations. In the event of a violation, the payment process will be canceled. In addition, Norsedale reserves the right to use the available data to implement further measures and to potentially merge it with other personal data. Norsedale is entitled to provide data to third parties to whom receivables due to Norsedale from the user have been assigned or to third parties who are responsible for collecting payment to the extent required to fulfill the collection of the receivables or the collection of the charges.

g Use-based online advertising

When using the Norsedale website, advertisements are displayed which have been optimized according to their relevance for you. The advertisers displayed collect individually anonymized data about your usage behavior. For instance, data is collected regarding the webpages visited, the offers used, and the banners clicked. No users can be personally identified on the basis of this data, in accordance with statutory regulations, due to the pseudonymization of the data collected. For technical reasons, IP addresses collected are not used for activating advertising on the basis of user behavior and are fully anonymized. You can find further details on how Google uses advertising technologies to process data via the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners If you would not like to receive any targeted advertising from Google, you can deactive this via the following link: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences

 

Cookies

What are cookies? 

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on a website user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.  Cookies do not harm your computer in any way, and are usually automatically deleted after a certain period of time, such as six months.

Like virtually all websites, we use certain types of cookies on our sites.  This allows us to collect non-personal information through a variety of technologies. This helps us identify visitors who return to our site and tells us such things as how many users visited our site, the pages that were accessed, and whether there were any technical problems in loading pages or navigating through our site. By collecting this information, we learn what parts of our sites are the most interesting or valuable to our users, and can monitor overall interest in our websites.  It also lets us spot technical problems with our site so we can correct them right away. This, in turn, helps us upgrade our websites and improve our offerings for our visitors.

Am I required to accept cookies to use Norsedale websites? 

No.  You can disable the use of cookies by websites including ours by turning off the cookie function on your browser. However, some portions of our site as well as most other sites, will not work properly if you choose to do so. For example, if you choose to purchase something through our site or put in a password to access a restricted area, you will not be able to do so unless the site can authenticate you through cookies.

What information do you receive about me through cookies?

We use essential cookies to allow users to be authenticated through our site or to make purchases.  We also may use Browser and Flash cookies to tell us, for example, whether you’ve visited us before, and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Browser and Flash cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site so that you do not need to reset them each time you visit the website. Neither Browser nor Flash cookies can identify you as an individual.

You can decline any Browser cookie through your browser. However, without Browser cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features. Please see our disclosure section below to manage your Flash Cookies. Similar to Browser cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all website features once you have disabled Flash cookies.

What happens if I choose not to disable cookies on my computer?

Unless you disable such technologies, by using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies and related technologies on your device.

What are web beacons?

Some types of cookies collect aggregate information which helps us to improve our websites by providing information, for example, on loading errors and the most visited webpages. Certain pages on our site may contain web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). We uses web beacons to help display content to visitors and to generate statistics regarding web traffic and trends. Web beacons cannot identify you as an individual.

 

Does Norsedale permit third parties to install cookies or similar web technologies on its websites?     

As a general rule, we do not permit any third parties (such as advertisers) to install cookies on our websites or engage in behavioral advertising.  However, on some of our websites, such as our social networking pages, it is possible that individuals have uploaded third party content, such as videos from YouTube or elsewhere, or embedded content and sharing tools from other third party sites.  Since we do not control the dissemination of cookies by any sites that are not owned or operated by Norsedale, you should check the relevant third party website(s) for more information about these cookies, and whether and how you may opt out of receiving them.  Generally speaking, however, you may disable third party cookies by adjusting your browser settings.  Instructions may be found at www.aboutcookies.org.

Who can I contact for more information or to discuss my rights?

You may contact Norsedale by emailing us at contact@norsedale.com.