“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Non-personal data” means any information that cannot be related to your identity and therefore cannot be classified as personal data, like e.g. information on browser types, operating systems, domain names, access dates and times, referring website addresses, online transactions and browsing and search activity.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on data such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
The scope of how we collect and process personal and non-personal data on you or other information depends on the way you get in touch with us or our technologies and services:
We use personal data only for administering and providing our technologies and services. We store personal and any other kind of data strictly in compliance with applicable data protection and privacy legislation and our contractual duties, and will prevent unauthorized access to data to the best of our abilities.
We do not transmit data to other third parties unless you have given your consent thereto or the transmission is made to state institutions on the basis of mandatory national legislation or other categories of recipients stated in section 3.
If you visit the Epicstars website, no personal data is collected and recorded unless you provided it voluntarily, e.g. as part of a survey. However, we log the following non-personal data to facilitate the use of our website and to ensure its security and stability our web servers:
This information is stored in a log file until it is automatically deleted.
Epicstars uses Facebook pixel, Vkontakte Pixel, Yandex.Metrica and Google Analytics. Below you can learn more about how they use your information and, if you avoid connecting to plugins, find out how to opt-out.
This processing of (personal) data is necessary for our legitimate interests (i.e. marketing by increasing the range of our website / services), Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter „Facebook“). On our website, we have included Facebook pixel. For a summary of Facebook pixel please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-pixel.
When you enter a page on our website that contains a Facebook pixel your browser or app will establish a direct connection to Facebook’s servers where the pixel is loaded from. The information that your browser has visited the corresponding page of our online services will be transmitted to Facebook, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged into your account. This information (including your IP address) will be sent by your browser directly to a server of Facebook in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged into your Facebook account at the same time, it is also possible to assign the page impression to your Facebook profile. If you click on embedded Facebook buttons and log into your Facebook account (or are already logged in), this information will be sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The corresponding information is published on your Facebook profile and in your chronicle/timeline in short form. Facebook can thus collect and store additional usage data.
You can also change your Ad Settings here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen or log out of your Facebook account before you visit our sites and delete any cookies placed by Facebook.
We use Google Analytics which is a web analysing tool of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google“) for the purposes of the adequate design and continuous optimization of our website. Google Analytics works with cookies and creates pseudonymised usage profiles, which enable an analysis of your use of our website. Information stored in such cookies (such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL, Hostname of the accessing computer, time of server request) are usually transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers.
Due to the activation of the IP anonymization (IP masking), Google will truncate and therefore anonymize the IP address of your device within the European Union or the European Economic Area.
We contracted Google to analyse your use of this website in order to produce reports on the activities on our website and provide more services connected to the use of our website and the internet in general. We also use Google Analytics for marketing purposes: it allows us to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our website.
The IP address provided by your browser will not be combined with other Google data. The information may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by adjusting your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that changing your settings may have negative effects on the usability of our website.
You also can download and install a browser deactivation add-on from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
We use Yandex.Metrica Service, accessible at http://api.yandex.com/metrika/, which enables the User’s different services and applications to interact with the Yandex.Metrica Service of Yandex. Yandex.Metrica works with cookies and creates pseudonymised usage profiles, which enable an analysis of your use of our website. Information stored in such cookies (such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL, Hostname of the accessing computer, time of server request) are usually transmitted to and stored on Yandex’s servers.
Due to the activation of the IP anonymization (IP masking), Yandex will truncate and therefore anonymize the IP address of your device within the European Union or the European Economic Area.
We contracted Yandex to analyze your use of this website in order to produce reports on the activities on our website and provide more services connected to the use of our website and the internet in general. We also use Yandex.Metrica for marketing purposes: it allows us to advertise on third party websites (including Yandex) to previous visitors to our website.
The IP address provided by your browser will not be combined with other Yandex data. The information may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Yandex. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by adjusting your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that changing your settings may have negative effects on the usability of our website.
You also can download and install a browser deactivation add-on from https://yandex.com/support/metrica/general/opt-out.xml
Epicstars takes all technical and organisational security measures required to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised disclosure or other forms of misuse. Data is stored in a safe environment that is not open to public access. Your personal data may be encrypted before transmission in certain cases (e.g. processing your login data). This means that – support by your browser provided – communication between your device and our servers will include recognized encryption measures.
Our staff has been trained in privacy matters and in dealing with data and information, which they gain access to in a responsible manner.
Please be aware that should you contact us via email, confidentiality of information therein may not be ensured. Third persons may have access to contents of emails.
Epicstars may transmit your data to:
We do not transmit data to other third parties unless you have given your consent thereto.
In the event that Epicstars is acquired by or merged with a third party, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your information is treated, transferred, or used.
You have the following rights concerning our processing of your personal data:
You may exercise your legal rights by contacting us via email to [email protected].
While observing applicable privacy legislation we will erase your data without any action required by you, if retention of your data is no longer necessary for the purpose pursued or retention is no longer allowed for any legal reason. We may restrict processing instead of erasing your data where legally not allowed to erase (e.g. legal obligations to maintain your personal data).
Epicstars has appointed a Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted at[email protected].