Privacy Policy of Steam SEO

1. General

This is the privacy policy of Steam SEO, (heretoafter referred to as "Steam SEO") which applies to all Steam SEO websites and services.

This privacy policy of Steam SEO is intended for all users of the Steam SEO websites and services ("user"). The Steam SEO services relate primarily to advertising from third parties ("advertising partners") on websites and services operated by other third parties ("publishers") as well as advertising via the own assets operated by Steam SEO (“services”) and third parties (“resellers”) using the assets of Steam SEO in order to publish advertisements from their own advertising partners. Therefore users are mainly advertisers, publishers, resellers and other interested parties or their employees. Among the users are also users of services on the Internet provided by publishers and resellers ("publisher-user") as well as other private users who are in direct contact with us.

All personal information that Steam SEO collects through users by the use of the websites and services that users voluntarily submit and provide in the course of all business relations will handled by Steam SEO in regards to applicable data protection legal provisions.

Steam SEO saves and uses data to prevent and combat fraud and abuse on Steam SEO websites and services and to offer services adapted to our users. All details are laid out in this privacy policy.

2. Application of Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is only applicable to the websites and services of Steam SEO. It does not apply to the websites and services of the publishers. In the event that the user is forwarded, for instance via redirect, link or an advertisement, to another website or service not operated by Steam SEO, the user will be informed by Steam SEO that this document does not apply to website or service concerned. Steam SEO declares to not be responsible for the way the operator of the other website handles data. In particular, Steam SEO is not responsible that this privacy policy does not apply on websites and services not operated by Steam SEO. Steam SEO recommends to all users to always read and check carefully the privacy policy of third party websites.

3. User Personal Information

Steam SEO collects, processes and stores personal information from the user that the user voluntarily submits via forms on the website or services or elsewhere operated by Steam SEO in electronic or any other form of communication. To register to use the websites or services from Steam SEO the user needs to submit certain personal information. This includes among other things names and email address.

4. Storage of Information

Usage Data:

When a user makes use of websites or services operated by Steam SEO, Steam SEO automatically saves through usage of cookies the domain name and/or IP address of the computer used to contact Steam SEO as well as the date, length of visit at website or service operated by Steam SEO, pages accessed by the user and browser used.

Mobile Use of the Services:

Via smarphones, tablets or other mobile devices users can also access content and services from Steam SEO. Steam SEO then stores the device's identification number (i.e. ANDROID_ID, IMEI, MAC Adresses) that accesses the content or service in an anonymized form as well as the standard technical information (i.e. operating system version, device type, and so on) to enable the user to access the content or service.

Email Address:

If submitted, Steam SEO stores the email addresses of its users. Users either submit their email address voluntarily via contact form or by submitting it in the course of direct communication with Steam SEO.

Information via Communication:

Steam SEO saves the history of communication, when the user submits a ticket to Steam SEO customer support as well as the information submitted by the user in the course of the communication (i.e. email address). Steam SEO does this in order to answer the user inquiry as best as we can. We do not share this information with third parties.

Other voluntarily submitted Information:

Our main concern is to always try to improve our offers and services as well as to adapt them to its users as best as we can. In the course of that approvement process the user can submit additional information to Steam SEO as part of the use of offers and services operated by Steam SEO or in the course of direct communication. Information stored are such as name, address, age, gender, interests and, if applicable, payment data. Payment data is only stored if the user processes a payment via Steam SEO. The user can also allow Steam SEO to record their usage behavior on partner websites.

5. Third Party Information Gathering

Usage data from Publishers (publisher-user):

Publishers who work with Steam SEO share information about behavior of the publisher-user's usage. Steam SEO needs the publisher-user's data in order for the the user to receive benefits for offers from the publisher. By doing so, the publisher assigns each user a personal ID ("UserID") connected with the usage data. The UserID can only be read out by the publisher. Steam SEO is not able to directly associate the usage data shared by the publisher via the UserID with the user. Steam SEO can only determine the identity of the publisher-user if the publisher-user itself initiates such a request.

Thus, the information transmitted by the publisher to Steam SEO is not related to one individual. This applies unless the publisher-user disclosed its identity and therefore waiving the protection of his private information (for instance accessing the publisher's content with a user name connected to the real name or entering the email address on the publisher's website). In this case, but not solely, Steam SEO is entitled to the above-mentioned rights to use the personal information.

Nevertheless publisher-users should check the privacy policy of the publisher's website in regard to the publisher's handling of personal information.

6. Use of Personal Information

Optimization of the service:

Steam SEO collects, processes, and stores users' personal information, when seeing a legitimate business purpose for it. Expressed in a different way Steam SEO collects, processes, and stores user data to better understand users of their websites and services and therefore offer them better services. For instance Steam SEO can not only use the information stored for direct processing of the agreement concluded with the user (for example use of services, creation of invoices, use of customer support), but also use it to identify malfunctions and/or misuse of Steam SEO websites and services.

Prevention and combat of abuse:

Thus, Steam SEO logs and stores information on the use of Steam SEO websites and services such as activity on the publisher's website and service in regard to customers' advertisements or services, including the monitoring of behavior patterns and checking for manipulations. This can be useful and therefore is used to detect misuse or improper activity by the user or publisher-user. Steam SEO uses special software to detect the use of illicit scripts and identify the IP address as well as other data in regard to the behavior of users and publisher-users. If Steam SEO determines that a user or publisher-user violates its contractual obligations, for instance by using illicit scripts, Steam SEO explicitly reserves the right to bring the user's or publisher-user’s data together with other data stored by Steam SEO on this person to prove the violation. We will then possibly take additional measures against the users or publisher-users concerned to restore normal operation.

Billing of services:

Insofar as it is required for billing, Steam SEO is entitled to share user data with the service provider responsible for payment processing. Steam SEO is also entitled to provide user data to third parties authorized to collect outstanding balances, insofar as this information is required or useful to collect the balance. When cooperating with third parties for these services, Steam SEO will obligate them to observe applicable data protection laws and guarantee sufficient data protection.

Market research:

Steam SEO is entitled to anonymously use the information stored by and from the user or publisher-user to evaluate interests, user behavior and demography. Steam SEO is also entitled to anonymously analyze information stored about the user or publisher-user in an statistical and aggregate form. If and to the extent to which Steam SEO uses data to create user profiles, Steam SEO will never share the profiles with third parties without the consent of the person concerned and will immediately cease the use of the user profile if the user or publisher-user objects to it.

Personalized offers:

Based on the information submitted to Steam SEO as well as the actions within Steam SEO websites and services, Steam SEO may allow third parties to contact the user for advertising purposes. As long as the user does not object to the use of its user data for this purpose, advertising can be sent that matches his or her profile and interests. The information cannot be attributed to the user, unless the user voluntarily made this information on a website or service operated by Steam SEO.

Email Address:

The email addresses acquired through an offer form of Steam SEO or received directly from the user can be used by Steam SEO to send the user newsletters and information on Steam SEO offers. The user can withdraw this consent by objecting at any time via email at no charge. The user will have the opportunity in every information and newsletter sent by Steam SEO to unsubscribe or send a cancellation notice via mail.

If the user voluntarily shares personal information on request by Steam SEO , then Steam SEO will use this information with his or her consent so that the user receives personalized special offers.

7. Sharing of Personal Information

User Data:

Personal and pseudonymized user data is used solely by Steam SEO. It is not shared with third parties. Information received by third parties about user behavior is received only without being able to attribute it to a specific person.

Personal Information:

Steam SEO will use and when necessary share personal information in the course of fraud prevention and detection.

Steam SEO will transmit user's personal information to advertisers and resellers only when the user redeems a promotional offer of such a partner company participates in a survey and the information is required for processing or for participation in the survey.

Steam SEO will not provide third parties with email addresses or information from the communication with customer support or other information volunteered to Steam SEO.

8. Changing or Deleting Personal Information

The user and publisher-user can change or delete his personal information at any time. The user or publisher-user can as well contact Steam SEO, if they would like Steam SEO to change or stop using their information. Steam SEO will change or delete the user's or publisher-user's information as quickly as possible. However, Steam SEO points out that due to technical and organizational constraints, it is possible that some ongoing measures or those that have not yet begun may continue to be carried out after the request for deletion to Steam SEO has been made.

9. Disclosure of personal information

Steam SEO will disclose all of the information stored about the user or publisher-user immediately and unchanged on request by the user or publisher-user. The information will always be conveyed in electronic form via email. Exceptions might be made after consulting the Steam SEO support.

10. Changes to the Privacy Policy

While observing current data protection laws Steam SEO reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Therefore Steam SEO recommends to regularly inform yourself about the current privacy policy stated here. In the event that Steam SEO intends to use personal user or publisher-user information on a larger scale than it has been used up to now, Steam SEO will announce this beforehand.

11. Support and Contact

For any questions regarding the Privacy Policy or other matters please contact us.

When contacting us, we keep a record of that correspondence and collect your email adress and other information in that matter as stated above. This will only happen for archival purposes as well as for further correspondence and optimization of our website and services. Your email adress will not be used, transfered or sold.

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