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Privacy Policy

ProPlayers knows that your care about how your personal information is used and shared. We are committed to protecting your personal information. This website Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") describes the types of information collected about you when you visit the ProPlayers.eu website (the "website"), how that information may be used, when it may be disclosed, how you can take steps to control the use and disclosure of your personal information, and how that information is protected by us.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to the Personal Information of all "users" of the website, including unregistered visitors and "members" who have registered and maintain an account on the website. This Privacy Policy does not cover any information collected through any other website operated by third parties, such as linked websites operated by sponsors, advertisers or game developers.

This Privacy Policy will remain in full force and effect with respect to your personal information which we retain for a limited period of time after your use or participation in the website or any particular service, tournament or game offered through the website terminates or ceases, or is suspended or deactivated for any reason, in order to ensure that you may easily restart gameplay at a later time.

This Privacy Policy explains how we manage and safeguard personal information in the course of operating our business. We are dedicated to adhering to the following principles that relate to the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information.

If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participate in the website or any of the activities or Services offered through the website.

 

1. Accountability

ProPlayers is accountable for all personal information in its control. This includes information under the direct control of ProPlayers, as well as personal information that ProPlayers may transfer to third party service providers, in each case for the purposes of (i) performing support functions, such as business analytics, payment processing, data storage and destruction, customer support, printing and mailing, and (ii) marketing any of ProPlayers products and services. ProPlayers will use contractual or other measures to require third parties that process information or provide services on our behalf to maintain a level of privacy protection comparable to our own practices.

By visiting ProPlayers.eu, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms and Conditions, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law the European Union. If you have any concern about privacy at ProPlayers.eu, please send us a thorough description to support@ProPlayers.eu.

 

 

2. Collection of Information
 

A. What information is collected through the websites?

Types of Information

We collect two types of information from you when you visit the Website: Personal Information, as defined in more detail above and information that does not identify you personally ("Non-Personal Information");
 

(ii) Personal Information

We collect Personal Information as follows:

(a) Initial Registration from you, in connection with completing the "registration" required for you to create a free, basic user account (a "Basic Account"):

your email address for the purpose of (A) verifying your identity by emailing you, (B) you logging in, and (C) marketing upcoming game tournaments to you, your date of birth, for the purpose of ensuring that you are permitted to create an account based upon your age, where you reside, for the purpose of ensuring that you are permitted to create an account based upon your jurisdiction, your phone number, for the purpose of verifying the uniqueness of your registration, by sending you an SMS message with a code you enter at “registration”, and your username, for the purpose of identifying you.

(collectively, the "Basic Information").

(b) Deposit Funds into the Basic Account: from you, for the purpose of creating and depositing funds to the Basic Account which will allow the Individual to enter ­­ and tournaments (a "Real Money Account"), in addition to the Basic Information:

your first name and last name; 
the following information with respect to your credit card: type, number, expiration month, expiration year and card verification number; and 
the following billing information: your street address, city, postal or zip code, province or state and country.

(c) Withdraw funds from Real Money Account: from you, for the purpose of confirming your identity:

your email address, first name, last name; and 
your street address, city, postal or zip code, province or state, country and phone number.

(d) Edit profile: from you, for the purpose of updating your contact information, your "website information", your password, and your communication preferences:

your first name, last name, individual's street address, city, postal or zip code, province or state, country and phone number; your avatar; and your PlayStation Network ID, XBOX Live Gamertag and any other of your platform names for platforms supported on the Website (for example Steam or WiiU) (in order for you to make or accept game challenges, and for us to track your game results); 
in response to our "About you" query, a sentence about the Individual for the purpose of the Individual's profile; 
your old and new password; and 
your communication preferences.

(f) Game challenges (on first challenge): from you, your PlayStation Network ID, XBOX Live Gamertag, and any other of your platform names for platforms supported on the website, in order to make or accept game challenges, and for us to track your game results.

The website also provides you with certain ways to voluntarily give us your Personal Information, as follows:

  • from social network websites, where you decide to create an account by logging into a social network websites via the website, certain personal information which you have provided the social network websites (for example, the name, email address and other Personal Information which the Individual has made publicly available via the social network websites, in each case depending on the privacy settings of the Individual on the social network websites), for the purpose of completing the opening of the account. For example, see below for details for when you join by Facebook;
  • from you, through your interaction with the Website (for example, information about which games were played, player rating information and player game statistics);
  • from you, through your completion of contest forms or other participation in promotional efforts, for the purpose of such contests and promotions, including for the purpose of awarding prizes;
  • from you, through your completion of surveys, for the purpose of gathering your opinions and comments in regard to ProPlayers products and services;
  • from you, through using links contained on the Website to send ProPlayers an email message which contains such information, for the purpose identified at the point of collection on the Website;
  • from you, to the extent that you post content with such Personal Information to chat windows, user fora or similar fora on the Website, for the purpose of each such forum; and
  • from you, to the extent that you provide Personal Information when you contact ProPlayers customer support representatives via live chat or email.
  • from you, through you voluntarily disclosing information about yourself when you use the "Tell A Friend" feature, for the purpose of inviting others to create an account;
  • about other individuals who are identified as your "friends", in the form of the names and e-mail addresses of your friends when you use the "Tell A Friend" feature on the Website, for the purpose of inviting others to create an account;

In order to provide a fair playing environment for all users and to protect the integrity of the Website, we also collect Personal Information which we use to investigate complaints of cheating or behavior that we believe may be contrary to the Terms & Conditions, including the Rules of Conduct. This may include screenshots of players' computer desktops or footage of in-game play.

In addition to collecting Personal Information directly from visitors to the website, we may also collect personal information from third parties such as marketing partners to which permission has been granted to share that information with us.

 

(i) Non-Personal Information

As examples of Non-Personal Information, we collect:

through our webservers, automatic recordings of certain technical information related to your visit to the website. This information is anonymous and does not identify you personally. It includes things such as: the Internet domain for your Internet service provider; the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer accessing the website; the address of the last webpage that you visited prior to clicking through to the website; the browser used and the type of computer operating system that your computer is using; information about your computer hardware; the date and time that you visited the website; and a record of which pages you viewed while you were visiting the website; 
demographic information which does not identify an individual; 
and Gamer Information.

 

Facebook Connect

You can register to join ProPlayers via the Website or by logging into your account with certain social network websites (i.e., Facebook) via our Website. If you decide to create your Account by logging into a social network websites via the Website, we will extract the Personal Information you have provided to the social network websites (such as your "real" name, email address and other information you make publicly available via the social network websites) from the account you have with such social network websites and use that information to create your account; the information we extract may depend on the privacy settings you have with the social network websites. For example, our Service allows users to create an account and login to the Service using their Facebook account credentials through Facebook Connect. If you are not currently registered as a Member and you click on "Sign in Using Facebook", you will first be asked to enter your Facebook credentials and then be given the option to register and join ProPlayers. By using Facebook Connect, you are allowing ProPlayers to access your Facebook account information for the purpose of completing your registration as a Member of ProPlayers, and you are agreeing to the Facebook Terms of Use regarding your use of the Service via Facebook.

B. What are "cookies" and how does the Website use them?

Cookies are small text files, they cannot run on your computer, search your computer for other information, or transmit any information to anyone. A cookie containing a unique identification number that is transferred (through your browser) from a website to the hard drive of your computer. The cookie identifies your browser but will not let a website know any Personal Information about you, such as your name or address. These files are then used by such websites as a kind of electronic identification tag when users revisit that website. Since cookies are only text files, As with many major websites, the Website use cookies. Cookies are used by the Website so that we can recognize you when you return to the Website and personalize your settings and preferences. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you wish, you can change your browser settings either to notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies.

C. Personal Information about Children

Our Website is intended for a general audience and we do not knowingly (a) allow people under 14 years of age to create accounts on the Website and (b) collect Personal Information from people under 14 years of age through our Website. In addition, in the event that a visitor to our Website identifies himself or herself as a person under the age of 14, we will not collect, store or use any personal information of such individual. In the event that we receive Personal Information that we discover was provided by a person under the age of 14, we will promptly delete all such personal information not required for purpose of continuing to block such person's use of the website, and will comply with applicable laws.

D. Limits to Collecting Personal Information

We collect only the personal information that is required for the purposes described in the following paragraphs under the heading "Use and Disclosure of Personal Information" below (the "Purposes").

 

 

3. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

We use and disclose your information for the following purposes.

A. Internal Uses

We collect, use and disclose your personal information for such purposes to which you consent at the time of collection or in any case prior to such use, and as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, including:

  • to prevent fraud and protect the integrity of the website;
  • to collect subscription and entry fees from you and to process payments;
  • for promotional or related purposes without additional compensation, including with respect to tournaments and the awarding of prizes;
  • to operate our website; to open and maintain your customer accounts with us, deposit funds into such accounts, and withdraw funds from such accounts; to edit your profile; and for the purpose of game challenges, in each case as more particularly described above;
  • to provide a product or service requested by you;
  • to contact you regarding updates to the website, your account status, our new products and services and upcoming events, changes to our products and services;
  • to deliver prizes to you; and
  • to ensure that you comply with the Terms & Conditions (including in order to facilitate a fair gameplay environment) and are permitted to create an account based upon your age and where you reside.
  • to, in our discretion, use personal information to contact you regarding changes to the Terms & Conditions and any other policies or agreements relevant to the Website, including this Privacy Policy.

Also, if you use the "Tell A Friend" feature, we will use the name and e-mail address that you provide to invite your friend to create a user account.

When you create your account and when we collect your Personal Information, you can customize these preferences. If you wish to change your account preferences to modify the ways that we contact you, please contact support@ProPlayers.eu or, in the case where we use your Personal Information to communicate with you via email, use the "unsubscribe" link included in all email messages sent on our behalf.

B. Related Entities and Authorized Third-Party Service Providers

In addition to sharing information between affiliated, subsidiary, and/or related entities of ProPlayers for the Purposes, and in order to better serve our customers, we may transfer Personal Information to third-party service providers who are legally or contractually obligated to only use the information to help us provide our Services and not for any other purpose. For example, ProPlayers uses outside contractors for the purposes of (i) performing support functions, such as payment processing, business analytics, customer support, printing and mailing, data storage and destruction, and (ii) marketing any of ProPlayers products and services.

From time to time such entities and third parties may hold, use or disclose your Personal Information outside of The Netherlands, and while outside of The Netherlands such Personal Information may be accessed by regulatory authorities pursuant to the laws of such other jurisdictions.

These third parties may be located in The Netherlands, European Union or elsewhere.

C. Co-Branded Partners

Co-Branded Partners are third parties with whom ProPlayers may jointly offer a service or feature, such as a tournament. You can tell when you are accessing a service offered by a Co-Branded Partner because the Co-Branded Partner's name will be featured prominently. You may be asked to provide information about yourself to register for a Service offered by a Co-Branded Partner. In doing so, you may be providing your Personal Information to both us and the Co-Branded Partner, or, with your consent, we may share your Personal Information with the Co-Branded Partner. Please note that the Co-Branded Partner's privacy policy may apply to its use of your Personal Information.

D. Marketing Partners

To the extent that you consent, we may also disclose Personal Information you provide us to third party marketing partners who provide products, information or services you have expressly requested or which we believe you may be interested in purchasing or obtaining, in order that they may provide you with information regarding such products, information or services. In doing so, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that these third parties only use the Personal Information for our stated Purposes and that they provide a method of opting out from receiving future communications from such parties, but we shall not otherwise be responsible for their handling or dissemination practices with respect to Personal Information. If you subsequently wish to change your account preferences to not receive information from such third party marketing partners, please contact support@ProPlayers.eu or use the "unsubscribe" link included in email messages sent by such parties.

E. Legal Compliance

There may be instances when ProPlayers may disclose Personal Information without providing notice or choice, as required or permitted by applicable laws, which may include (i) where required pursuant to a subpoena, other form of legal process or request on behalf of any local, provincial, state, or federal governmental department or agency; (ii) in an emergency, to protect the safety and physical security of users of the Services or members of the public; or (iii) to investigate breaches of agreements or Dutch law.

F. Business Transfers

If ProPlayers sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, ProPlayers may transfer your Personal Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

 

4. Obtaining Consent

In most cases, when we do collect Personal Information directly from an individual, the Purposes for which the individual provides us with the information - for example, as required for us to effectively provide our Services - will be clear, and as such, consent to the collection and use of Personal Information for those Purposes will be implied by use of the Services. If we choose to use Personal Information already in our possession for a purpose that was not identified at the time we initially collected the information, we will seek the consent of the affected individuals before using this information for the new purpose. Please note that if the new purpose is required or permitted by law, ProPlayers is not required to seek the consent of the affected individuals and may not do so. Individuals may withdraw consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their Personal Information at any time, subject to certain restrictions set out in applicable privacy legislation, but should recognize that by doing so they may be unable to utilize the Services and products offered on the Website. When a member uses the "Tell A Friend" feature, we rely on that individual to obtain the consent of their friend to allow us to use that information to invite them to create a user account.

 

5. Management of Personal Information

ProPlayers has policies and procedures as to how long it retains information that it collects. Personal Information that is no longer required to fulfill the Purposes is either destroyed, erased or rendered anonymous to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the information.

We retain Personal Information received from third parties in accordance with our legal and contractual obligations. The file containing your Personal Information will be made available to the authorized employees, contractors or agents of ProPlayers who need to access the information in connection with the Purposes, and will be held primarily in an electronic database.

Personal Information included in computer databases is typically stored in a secure data center with an extra copy of the data stored at an alternate location of equal security to ensure that we will be able to retrieve the data even in the event of a disaster. These computer databases may be located in The Netherlands, Europe or elsewhere in the world. From time to time, we may transfer Personal Information stored in these databases (as otherwise permitted under this Privacy Policy) to third-party service providers located in The Netherlands, Europe or elsewhere in the world. For example, certain third-party service providers such as data storage companies, database technicians, computer security specialists, or corporate affiliates of ProPlayers may have remote access to Personal Information in our custody for the purposes described herein, but we use contractual and other safeguards to ensure that Personal Information transferred to such parties is provided with a comparable level of protection as ProPlayers provides, regardless of the format in which the information exists.

ProPlayers has implemented a variety of commercially reasonable security safeguards to protect Personal Information in our control against loss, theft, misuse and interception by third parties. These safeguards include organizational, technical and physical measures designed to protect information from unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Among the steps taken are:

premises security; 
restricted file access to Personal Information; 
technology safeguards, including security software, firewalls to prevent hacking and other unauthorized computer access; and 
internal password and security policies.

However, please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We are committed to protecting your Personal information, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Please take reasonable steps to guard against identity theft, including 'phishing' attacks. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. In the event of unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, you must notify ProPlayers immediately and promptly change your password.

6. Accuracy and collection of personal information

ProPlayers is committed to open and fair privacy practices which comply with applicable privacy legislation.

Any individual may request access to their Personal Information held by ProPlayers by contacting ProPlayers staff in writing. After receiving such a request, our staff shall inform the individual of the existence, use and disclosure of their Personal Information and shall allow the individual to access such information.

In certain circumstances to the extent permitted or required by applicable law, access to Personal Information may be denied. If we deny an individual's request for access to their Personal Information, we will advise such individual in writing of the reason for the refusal and they may then challenge our decision.

Where Personal Information is used on an on-going basis, ProPlayers undertakes to correct any information that is shown to be inaccurate, incomplete or not up-to-date. Otherwise, ProPlayers does not routinely update Personal Information. It is the member's responsibility to provide us current, complete, truthful and accurate information, including Personal Information, and to keep such information up to date. We cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if a member does not provide us with accurate, truthful or complete information or Personal Information or the member fails to update such information or Personal Information

Upon notification from an individual of their desire to have any or all of their Personal Information in our records deleted or destroyed, ProPlayers may undertake to delete or destroy all such information to the extent that retention of such information is not required or permitted by applicable law, such as for the investigation of claims or the defense of an action, and some Personal Information may remain in back-up storage for this purpose. In the event that an individual wishes to challenge ProPlayers compliance with any of these principles, they can contact ProPlayers staff using the contact information set out at the outset of this Privacy Policy. If ProPlayers finds a complaint to be justified, appropriate measures will be taken, including, if necessary, amending our policies and practices.

7. Governing

The Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands and the federal laws of The Netherlands applicable therein, without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the courts of the The Netherlands located in Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Services. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Policy or the Terms & Conditions, we may seek injunctive or other equitable relief from any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that any dispute that cannot be resolved between the parties shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.

We make no representation that this website is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations. By utilizing the Services and participating in Website activities, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements for the Website and the Services set forth in the Terms & Conditions. If you do not meet the age and other eligibility requirements, please discontinue using the Website and the Services immediately as your continued use of the Website and the Services indicates that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

8. Changes to Privacy Policy

All policies and procedures of ProPlayers are reviewed and updated periodically to reflect changes in our practices and Services, including this Privacy Policy. If we modify this Privacy Policy, we will update the "effective Date" and such changes will be effective upon posting to the Website, to the extent that such changes do not require that we first obtain your consent to same.

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This Privacy Policy was last revised on 28 July, 2017