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GameStop Data Protection Policy

Welcome to www.gamestop.no. This website (the “Website”) is operated by GameStop Norway AS (“GameStop”). GameStop is the data controller liable for the personal data that is processed in relation to the Website. The protection of the personal data of our users is very important to us. This is why we inform you in this Data Protection Policy about how and to what extent we use personal data.

What are personal Data?

Personal data means any information and assessments that may be linked to a natural person, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses or any other similar information. Within the Website personal data are collected only if provided voluntarily by the user (e. g. as part of the registration or application for a newsletter or membership).

What Data are collected and processed?

To register on the Website, a user must provide his full name (first name and last name) and a valid email address, and a user may also, but is not required to, provide his postal address with street, house number, postal code, game system and preferences, and favorite GameStop store (collectively, the “Contact Data”). By registering on the Website, the user explicitly consents to the collection, processing and transfer of his Contact Data as provided in this Data Protection Policy. In addition, certain data are collected automatically during the user’s visit of the Website. These include, in particular, the IP address of the user, the user browser type and other technical data, as well as the search terms used by the user, webpages visited by the user, length of visits, number of visits and other user-specific data (the “Automatically Collected Data”).

What are the collected personal Data used for?

The Contact Data are used to provide customers who have given their express and separate approval with news or special offers on the Website, requests regarding customer surveys or messages in case of competitions. The Automatically Collected Data are used to evaluate the use of the Website and improve the Website and the content provided therein. Without the user’s separate approval data collected through the Website will be processed only within the scope of what is admissible under data protection laws or in anonymised form, e. g. for statistical purposes and other evaluations.

Will my Data be passed on?

GameStop does not sell, rent or share your Contact Data to any third party except as described in this Data Protection Policy. Users may use the Website to express their opinions or judgments on games through social plugins. By using these plugins the user’s name or other personal data will then be available on the internet and through search engines. Accordingly, it is up to each user personally to consider carefully what personal data he wishes to disclose. If users take part in tournaments through the Website, GameStop will pass on the data disclosed by them to the organisers of such tournaments. Furthermore, GameStop will pass on personal data of its users only to authorised public bodies and only if the users have been separately informed in special campaigns and have expressly agreed to this. Otherwise, GameStop will pass on personal data of its users only within the scope of what is permissible under data protection laws and only to affiliated enterprises of the GameStop group. If GameStop shares your information within its affiliated enterprises, we will ensure that your information continues to be used only in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and your expressed choices.

How and how long will my Data be stored?

GameStop takes appropriate security steps to protect your personal information in accordance with applicable legislation. GameStop stores personal data exclusively on computers which are particularly protected through technical and organisational measures against unauthorised access, processing, or disclosure to third parties, or accidental or intentional loss, destruction or alteration of data. GameStop will not store personal data longer than required for the purposes stated in this Data Protection Policy. When users delete their user account on the Website, the data stored at GameStop will be deleted immediately or (if such deletion is in conflict with any preservation periods prescribed by law, statutes or contracts, which prohibit the deletion of data) will be blocked.


Can i revoke an Approval once given?

At any time and without formal requirements, users may revoke (with effect as to the future) any approval given by them concerning the use of their personal data. This may be done by clicking on the relevant button at the end of each email, changing the account settings or a notice to GameStop. The relevant contact data may be found at the end of this Data Protection Policy.

What are Cookies?

When users visit the Website, cookies are loaded on their computer. For more information of GameStop’s cookie policy please click here http://www.gamestop.no/Help/Index/?section=Cookies. This mainly serves to make online visits more pleasant and individual. Cookies are files identifying a user as a certain customer and saving their personal preferences, but also technical information. The main advantage for customers is that they do not need to newly enter the information contained in the cookies whenever they visit the Website. The cookies themselves do not contain or disclose any personal information. However, if personal information is entered on this Website, such information may be connected with the data saved in the cookies. Other websites have no access to such files, however. While, through the settings in his browser program each user may at any time fully deactivate the use of cookies, it should be noted that some sections of the Website might then not work properly.

Can this Data protection policy be amended subsequently?

The present GameStop Data Protection Policy is available on the Website at all times. Any changes to the policy will be shown on this page. For users to know what information is collected by GameStop and how such information is used, we will also keep available older versions of this Data Protection Policy with indication of the validity period of each such version. Furthermore, we will inform users about any changes in due time and, as applicable, give them the opportunity to renew their approval of the storage and use of their data. Without first informing the users and, as applicable, obtaining the required approval, we will not use the personal information obtained by us in any manner other than as stated in this Data Protection Policy.

How do i learn what Data are stored about me?

You may check your information to verify, update, or correct it, and to have any obsolete information removed. Each user has the right at any time to request information on the data stored about him by GameStop, their origin and recipient as well as the purpose of storage and processing. Upon receipt of a request from a user, GameStop will respond to that request as required under the data protection laws. To do so, users may contact GameStop by email or regular mail through the contact data indicated below. This applies also if there are any further questions regarding the data which GameStop has saved about its users or the exact usage of such data. Our data protection officer will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact data are as follows:

Email address:               Norhelp@gamestop.com

Mail address:                 GameStop Ltd., Estuary House, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland