Data protection

Data protection information

The following information is intended to give you an overview of how we collect and process your data. We adhere to the recommendations of the focus group ‘Consumer protection policy in the digital world’ from the German Digital Summit. You can find detailed information in the full version of our privacy policy (see below).

What sort of data do we collect from you?

  • Technical details: we store the domain name or IP address of your computer, the client file request (file name and URL), the http response code, and the internet site from which you visit us.
  • We use cookies – little text files that are temporarily stored on your computer and saved by your browser. You can set your browser so that these cookies are not stored, or so that they are deleted after your browsing session.
  • Some pages include buttons for social media networks that you can use to recommend content from game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V. to others. If you click one of these buttons, the following data may be transmitted to the website operator: IP address, browser information and operating system, screen resolution, installed browser plug-ins like Adobe Flash Player, where visitors came from if they followed a link (referrer), URL of the current page.

How do we collect your data?

The data that is generated when you visit our website is collected automatically. The only other data we collect is the data you enter on our website or the data that is collected by cookies.

What do we use your data for?

  • For the technical administration and provision of the website
  • For identifying abuse and resolving technical issues
  • For disclosing information to government authorities as required by law

What are your rights?

  1. Access
  2. Erasure
  3. Rectification
  4. Objection

This data protection information gives you an overview of how we collect and process your data. You can find detailed information in the full version of our privacy policy (see below).

Privacy policy

game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V. takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Consequently, we only collect and use your personal data in accordance with existing data protection regulations. You can use our website without disclosing your identity. If you use our feedback form or apply online, we will ask for your name and other personal information. It is up to you to decide whether or not you want to provide this information. Any information you provide to us will be stored on secure servers in Germany. Only a few specially authorised individuals are permitted to access your data; they are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial management of the servers.

Relaying personal data to third parties

For order processing purposes, your personal data will only be used within game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V. and its associated companies and will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission. If game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V. is required by law or court order to supply your data to authorised officials, data will be provided within the scope of requirements. game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V. will not pass your data on to third parties for other purposes without your express permission.

Right to withdrawal.

If you request that game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V. not use your personal data to contact you further and/or that game delete your data, game will do as you request. Data that is absolutely necessary for order processing and/or billing and accounting purposes is not affected by a cancellation or deletion.


We occasionally collect information from visitors to our website in order to continuously optimise our online services. The information we collect is anonymised and cannot be used to identify individual customers. In order to collect this anonymised information, we occasionally use cookies. Cookies are little text files that are automatically saved on the user’s hard drive. One of their purposes is to record information regarding the use of a website. If you do not consent to the use of cookies, you can change the settings of your browser to prevent it from saving cookies at any time. Please read your browser’s operating instructions to learn how to change these settings.

Links to other websites

This website includes links that redirect to other websites. game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V. has no influence over the operators of these websites and cannot ensure that they adhere to data protection regulations. game consequently accepts no responsibility for the data protection practices of these website operators.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies: text files that are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information the cookies generate about your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address before storing it on Google servers if you are located within a member state of the European Union or another signatory member state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your complete IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and then shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to render other services associated with your use of the website and the internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can alter your browser settings to prevent cookies from being stored on your device; however, we must inform you that in this case, you may not be able to use the full range of functions on this website. Additionally, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and prevent Google from processing this data by clicking the following link ( to download and install a browser plug-in.

You can find further information about the terms of use and data protection on or on Please note that on this website, Google Analytics was expanded to include the code ‘gat._anonymizeIp();’ in order to facilitate anonymised collection of IP addresses (known as IP masking).

Questions and comments

If you have questions, suggestions or comments about data protection, please send an email to: As the internet evolves, updates to our privacy policy may need to be made in order to keep it compliant with the latest laws and regulations. We will inform you of all relevant changes here in time.

Further information

You can find more information about the issue of data protection in Germany here: