Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy, Last modified on February 1, 2016

Welcome to the web site, and any other web sites, applications, or services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Abios Service”), which sites, applications or services are operated or produced by Abios Gaming AB (“Abios”). Abios values the privacy of the users, subscribers, publishers, members, and others who visit and use the Abios Service (collectively or individually, “ You” or “Users”) and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you.

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy in your Abios account setup, or by using the Abios Service, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this notice.

Abios uses the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the Abios Service works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.

This Privacy Policy applies to Abios collection and use of your personal information (i.e., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name, address, phone number, or email address). It also describes generally Abios’s practices for handling non-personal information (for example, interests, demographics and services usage).

Table of Contents

  1. The information Abios Collects
  2. The Way Abios Uses Information
  3. When Abios Discloses Information
  4. Your Choices
  5. Advertisers
  6. Data Security
  7. International Visitors
  8. In the Event of Merger or Sale
  9. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy
  10. Abios. Contact Information

i. The Information Abios Collects

a) User-provided Information:
You may provide to Abios what is generally called “personal information” in the USA and elsewhere or “personal data” in the European Union (such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, credit card number and billing information) if you register for a Abios Service, or upload, purchase, view or download certain content or products from the Abios Service, enter contests or sweepstakes, or otherwise use the features and functionality of the Abios Service.

b) “Cookies” Information:
When you access the Abios Service, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device.

c) “Automatically Collected” Information:
When you access the Abios Service or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using cookies and other types of tracking technologies. This “automatically collected” information may include Internet Protocol address (“ IP Address ”), a unique user ID, device type, device identifiers, browser types and language, referring and exit pages, platform type, version of software installed, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Abios Service, the number of clicks/taps, the amount of time spent on pages, the dates and times that you use the Abios Service, and other similar information. Depending on the law of your country of residence, your IP address may legally be considered personal information.

d) Information from Other Sources:
We may obtain information, including personal information, from third parties and sources other than the Abios Service, such as advertisers or social media networks for which you have approved our access to information (e.g., information from your Facebook account provided by the Facebook APIs). When you access the Abios Service through social media networks or when you connect a Abios Service to social media networks, you are authorizing Abios to collect, store and use such information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may also obtain information from third parties such as social entertainment platforms regarding your use of such services. If we combine or associate information from other sources with personal information that we collect through the Abios Service, we will treat the combined information as personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

ii. The Way Abios Uses Information

We will use your email address for administrative communications such as notifying you of major Abios Service updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement or defamation issues, or to contact you regarding any content that you have downloaded from the Abios Service.

Abios may periodically send promotional materials or notifications to you related to the Abios Service. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, these same materials will contain instructions for unsubscription from these materials.

Abios uses the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the Abios Service works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.

Abios may use “Automatically Collected” information and “Cookies” information to maintain and improve the Abios Service, including to do the following things: (a) automatically update the Abios application on your system; (b) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the Abios Service; (c) provide customized third-party advertisements, content and information; (d) monitor the effectiveness of third-party marketing campaigns; (e) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; and (f) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.

iii. When Abios Discloses Information

Abios does not share your personal information with other organizations for their own marketing or promotional uses without your prior express consent. Please be aware, however, that any personal information that you voluntarily choose to display on any publicly available portion of the Abios Service – such as when you publish content, comments or profile information – becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others.

If you connect to a third party service (such as Facebook or Twitch) through an icon or link on the Abios Service or otherwise link your Abios account with a third party service, we may share the contents of your post and associated information (such as your user name, the fact that your connection originated from the Abios Service, and other relevant usage and diagnostic information) with such third party. With your one-time consent, we may also send information about your activities on the Abios Service to such third parties. Once such information is shared, the use of your information will be subject to that service's privacy policy and this Privacy Policy will not apply.

Abios may disclose Automatically Collected and other aggregate non-personal information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, or other functionality of Abios.

Abios may make both personal and non-personal information available to subsidiaries and affiliated companies that are under common ownership or control within the Abios family.

We may disclose both personal and non-personal information to service providers working on our behalf to: provide web site hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfil orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; and assist Abios in improving the Abios Service and creating new services features. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Policy, we authorize them to use the information only for the purposes for which it is provided to them, and we require these parties to use reasonable confidentiality measures.

Abios may disclose User information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with Swedish federal laws or other applicable laws around the world (for example, in the country of your residence); or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner legally required by the requesting entity.

Abios also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith and after making reasonable enquiries, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability to Abios; protect Abios from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations to protect the security or integrity of the Abios Service; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Abios, our Users, or others. We will notify you of these disclosures if we reasonably think we can do so legally and without harming the purpose of the disclosure.

iv. Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to share your personal information with Abios, in which case Abios will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Abios Service. If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact us as outlined in the last section of this Privacy Policy titled “ Abios Contact Information ”. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable and any information you give us will be protected by this Privacy Policy.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

v. Advertisers and Analytics Providers

We may use third-party Web analytics services on our site, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers use a variety of tracking technologies such as cookies to analyse how users use the Abios Service. The information collected will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Abios Service.

Abios may allow advertisers, third-party advertising networks and third-party advertising serving companies to serve advertisements directly to you within the Abios Service and other Abios sites, services and software. By serving these advertisements directly to you, these companies can set their own cookies on your computer and trigger their own Web beacons and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements, and to collect and track information such as demographic information, inferred interests, aggregated information, and activity to assist them in personalizing the advertising content delivered to you. Abios does not provide your personal information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Abios to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, males age 15 to 18) or audience segment (for example, males age 15 to 18 who have participated in certain promotions) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience that they were trying to reach.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the tracking technologies and activities of, those other advertisers, third-party advertising networks, or third-party advertising servers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these advertisers, third-party advertising networks, or third-party advertising servers.

vi. Our Commitment to Data Security

Abios uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical measures designed to protect the integrity and security of your personal information. However, no security precautions or systems can be completely secure. We cannot therefore ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Abios, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

vii. International Visitors

Please note that any data you enter into the Abios Service may be transferred outside your economic area for use by Abios and its affiliates for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, because Abios operates globally, we may make information we gather available to worldwide business units and affiliates under the terms of this Privacy Policy. By providing any data on the Abios Service, you hereby expressly consent to such transfers of your data to any country.

viii. In the Event of Merger or Sale

In the event that Abios or some or all assets related to the Abios Service are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from Users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

ix. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

Abios reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time (for example to reflect updates to the Abios Service or to reflect changes in the law). If Abios changes this Privacy Policy, we will provide you notice of these changes, such as by sending an email, posting a notice on the Abios Service, or updating the “Last Updated” date above. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for those changes. Your continued use of the Abios Service after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. For any material changes to this Privacy Policy, the amended terms will automatically be effective thirty days after they are initially posted on the Abios Service and we will make reasonable efforts to provide you with choice regarding those changes, if required by law.

x. Abios Contact Information

Please contact Abios with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, and our third-party disclosure practices or your consent choices by email: [email protected]