Serious !? I play this game a lot. But not anymore. Its like Civ 5 or 6. Why should i pay multiple times. First i buy the game and then i pay everytime with my personal data. I do not consent and will delete. I should write a DSGVO letter to you guys ..seriously
6. WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT?
We use data that you have explicitly provided to us in different situations. We also use personal information that is generated by your device or when you use our Services. These categories are further explained below. Data that you explicitly provide us with:
country of residence
age or date of birth
password(s) created to access parts of the Services
nicknames on forums and in games
The above information may be provided to us when you open a Paradox Account, or when you subscribe to our press releases or newsletters. In addition to the above, and when purchasing a game or enrolling in an event, you may have to provide us with the following data:
card information payment account details
PayPal account information
name and contact information for a business or organization
Finally, any other data you actively provide us with when:
you contact support or seek help from Paradox
you fill in our surveys or join our playtests
you enter a contest. If you win, we might need additional information about you depending on the specific contest. We will, however, only collect such information with your consent
Data we collect when you use our Services or games:
Profile and usage data. This includes the profile you create to identify yourself when you connect to our Services and internet protocol (IP) address and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. It also includes other data about how you use our Services and games. We gather this data from devices you use to connect to those Services, such as computers and mobile phones, using cookies and other internet tracking software.
Payment and transaction data
Platform type, such as distribution platform (for example, Steam, GOG, Paradox launcher) or hardware platform (PC, Android, iOS, Xbox, PlayStation®4)
Information about your device, hardware and software
Referral pages and page exit time
Steam ID, PSN ID, Gamertag/Xbox ID, IDFA (iOS), Advertiser ID (Android) or other game platform IDs like IP address, Google Play Advertising ID, Windows Phone Device ID, Twitch user ID, GOG ID or MAC address.
In-game activity including but not limited to what games you play, own, how you play, how often and for how long
Game crash report(s) and error dump information from your device
Activity carried out within our Paradox Launcher application, including install, uninstall, and update event information
Multiplayer sessions, when these sessions were played and which players were in them
Friend relations added to the Friends List in chat systems in games on the Paradox Launcher
We will always ask for your consent to give us details on your location data. You have a right to withdraw your consent at any time as described under section 20 below.
Data from third parties we work with: We may receive data about you from third parties or partners, like for example Facebook. A full list of such third parties is available on our website under https://www.paradoxplaza.com/legal-static-info-ca.html. When you link your Paradox Account with a Steam Account or other account, we may collect Personal Information about you from such account, including your game library.
We may also receive information from third parties (such as game distributors) to add to the information we receive from you. This is used to help us deliver relevant advertising to you, to prevent fraud and/or abuse, and to collect your geolocation for taxation purposes.
7. HOW DO WE USE YOUR DATA?
We use the information we collect from you and from your use of our Services, to provide, maintain, protect and improve the Services and to develop new ones. Unless you have told us not to (opt out), we also use the information to offer you tailored content, like giving you more relevant ads and inform you about game releases that you might be interested in. We will not use your data for any other purpose than the purpose for which the data is originally collected.
To operate our business and to enhance your gaming experience, we use your information in the following ways:
To operate, improve, develop and provide you with our games, apps and Services
To provide you with recommendations and game offers that you may like
To respond to inquiries or comments from you
To verify your identity in order to prevent unauthorized access
To provide you with software updates
To understand trends in usage
To calculate marketing conversion rates and other elements of advertising performance
To help tracking and correcting errors and bugs in games and services
To customize your user experience
To maintain the integrity and security of the Services
To process transactions and communicate with you regarding these transactions
To maintain or administer your Paradox Account, including contacting you in order to update your Paradox Account details if necessary
To administer and perform play- and beta tests which you have signed up for
To create reports, analyses or similar for the purpose of research and business intelligence and be able to track potential problems, behaviour and trends
To send you newsletters and promotional notices and offers you have previously agreed to
To keep our Services fair, investigate and prevent fraud and illegal behaviour
To comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Special information about marketing: We use your data to inform you about relevant products and offers, e.g. provide you with targeted marketing. The data we collect in such cases contain information that you wilfully provide us with, the data we collect when you use our Services or from third parties we work with. We analyse this data to form a view on what we think you might want or need or what may be of interest to you. You can at any time object to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, including any profiling for such purposes, and we will then stop using your personal information for such purposes.
8. WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?
To be able to provide you with the Services and the best possible experience, we will share your data with other companies and organisations. We will only do so if our partners can provide the same level of security to keep your data safe as implemented by us and if our partners can ensure that they comply with applicable laws and privacy regulations. We may share your information with the following partners:
Market Research Agencies (like for example Nielsen, Kantar Media
Game distribution platforms (for example, Steam)
Co-publishing partners (for example, Eugen Systems SA)
Payment providers (for example, Adyen, PayPal)
Companies and external consultants that help support our platform and services (for example, Gamesparks, Facebook and Salesforce)
Advertising partners and attribution platforms to help us understand the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns (for example, Google, Facebook, Adjust and AdRoll)
A full list of these partners or Third Parties list is available on our website under the Legal page. Please note that our games or products may be advertised in other applications.