Privacy Policy

 

LAST UPDATED: July 6, 2023 

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 5, 2023

PRIVACY POLICY 

GearUP Portal Pte. Ltd. ("GearUP," "we," or "us") wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose Personal Information. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area ("EEA"), United Kingdom, or any other jurisdictions with applicable data protection laws, GearUP is the controller of your personal data.

"Personal Information" is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. This Privacy Policy describes our processing practices of Personal Information that we collect and use in connection with:

Collectively, we refer to the Websites, Apps, Social Media Pages, emails, and offline business interactions as the "Services."

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

SECURITY

CHOICES AND INDIVIDUALS' RIGHTS

RETENTION PERIOD

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

OUR ADVERTISING

USE OF THE SERVICES BY MINORS

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERS

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

CONTACTING US

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE EEA / UK

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING NEVADA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, UTAH, AND VIRGINIA

NOTICE OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVE / BONA FIDE LOYALTY PROGRAM

 

Personal Information WE COLLECT

We collect the following categories of Personal Information:

 

 

Name & Contact Details

Such as first and last name, title, prefix, email address, telephone number, (instant) messaging account, postal address, date of birth, age, gender, country/region, and government-issued ID such as passport information where as required by applicable laws for age verification and correction of personal information.

Account Information

 

Such as your email address, chosen username and password, security questions and answers, avatar, and other information you share in your account.

Billing Information

Such as debit or credit card details, bank account details, and billing address.

User Content

Such as reviews about our products and Services, and other user-generated content you may create or share on our Services, such as items and assets created or uploaded within our games, and videos and posts on our Social Media Pages, blogs, and comment sections.

Gameplay Information

Such as roles, heroes, character appearance, attributes (e.g., level, scores, experience points, and skills), progression and results, virtual currencies, item inventory, tasks and rewards, social connections within the Services, and chat logs.

Preferences

Such as language, interests, other customer feedback/preferences that you might express during your use of our Services, and information you voluntarily provide in our surveys (e.g., your age, education background, occupation, and interests).

Marketing Data

Such as your choices regarding our newsletters, surveys, and other marketing/advertising displayed or provided to you, and preferred methods of such promotional communication.

Communication History

Such as details of your communications with us, and details of your claims, complaints and queries in general.

Transaction Information

Such as details of products and services you have purchased from us, order and purchase history within our Services, including transaction receipt number and purchase amount.

 

 

Social Media Information

Such as name/nickname/username as it appears on your social media account profile, profile pictures, social media account ID, associated email address and other social media profile information, including lists of friends on social media.

Location Information

Such as IP geolocation information, cell-ID, and Wi-Fi connection location.

Device Information

Such as information about your devices and your use of our Services, such as IP address, MAC address, device identifiers, device model, device operating systems, regional and language settings, internet service provider, screen resolution, frame rate, ping value, stack information (e.g., crash reports and core dumps), server health indicators (e.g., CPU and memory usage, I/O usage, and load average), date and time stamps of actions (e.g., installing or using the Services), advertising identifiers, events within our Services (e.g., logins and gameplay attempts), and events on third-party websites (e.g., engagement time, number of clicks and views, and clicks and views of campaigns and communications materials). This includes data obtained through cookies and similar technologies, as described in the Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy applicable to the specific Service that you are using.

GearUP Account Information

Such as your email address, nickname/username, date of birth, age, country/region, and game account ID, which we collect from GearUP Account or the third-party game account (e.g., Xbox account, PSN account, Steam account or Epic Games account) when you use such account to log onto our Services.

Third-party Payment Information

Such as a hashed identifier of your account with the third-party payment processing service, and the country/region from which your payment originated.

 

COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

How we collect Personal Information

We collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including through our Services and from other sources, as set out in the grid below.

We need to collect certain Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the Services. We will note which Personal Information is required to provide the Services at the time of its collection.

 

If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Processing of Personal Information

We use your Personal Information for legitimate business purposes as described in the overview below.

 

 Making our products and/or Services available to you

Purpose

Examples of Processing Activities

Personal Information Categories

Legal Basis

Third Party Sources

Providing the functionality of the Services

Provide the functionality of the Services to you, such as: setting up and arranging access to your user account or guest account, setting up your profile to customize gameplay, facilitating your purchases and provision of purchased products/games; enabling you to download and install our software on your device; verifying your information (know your client procedure); processing your purchases and related payments, and processing requests for a refund; allowing you to connect with other users, purchase virtual currencies, points, items or services and review the status of games purchased, played or downloaded; and enabling the chat function in Services.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

Billing Information.

User Content.

Gameplay Information.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Third-party Payment Information.

Performance of the contract, including the terms of use we enter into with you to provide the Services (the "Terms of Use").

Publicly available databases.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Providers of third-party payment processing services, such as, PayPal, Google Play, App Store.

Providing location-based services

Provide location-based functions in the Services; record and keep track of location-based requests from users of the Services.

Location Information.

Consent

Providers of IP geolocation information.

Customer support

Administer customer support services to facilitate and address inquiries, requests, comments and complaints about any of our Services (such as through email, or on social media), for example, to send you documents or product information you request or assist you in using the Services.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

Billing Information.

User Content.

Gameplay Information.

Preferences.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Third-party Payment Information.

Performance of the Terms of Use we enter into with you to provide the Services.

Legitimate interests, such as responding to inquiries or complaints.

Legal obligations*, such as when you submit a request to access your Personal Information.

Publicly available databases.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Providers of third-party payment processing services, such as, PayPal, Google Play, App Store.

Communicating important changes/Service messages

Send you notifications (via emails or push notifications) with important information regarding our relationship with you, our Services, any changes to our terms, conditions, policies and procedures, and/or other administrative information. 

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

Preferences.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Performance of contract, where provided in our Terms of Use.

Legal obligations*, such as to inform you of material changes to our Terms of Use to comply with applicable consumer and/or data protection laws.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Operations and general business

Administer online Services, including: administering community standards, moderating inappropriate content, and responding to reports from users; technical support; system debugging, troubleshooting and diagnostic testing; conducting performance analyses of our systems and Services; testing new system features to evaluate their impact; and system and log maintenance.

Facilitate mergers, acquisitions and other reorganizations and restructurings of our business (including prospective transactions).

Personal Information as relevant for the specific business operation.

Legitimate interests, such as responding to customer complaints and concerns.

Legal obligations*, for example, relating to financial transactions, such as the obligation to maintain books and records.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Third party organizations, when they share personal information with us to, for example, facilitate mergers, acquisitions and other reorganization and restructurings of our business.

 

 

Marketing and user engagement

Purpose

Examples of Processing Activities

Personal Information Categories 

Legal Basis

Third Party Sources

Marketing

Send you promotional information about our Services, products, new releases, updates, newsletters, alerts, promotions, offers, surveys, and other news about our company.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

User Content.

Gameplay Information.

Preferences.

Marketing Data.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Legitimate interests, such as to promote our Services and products.

Consent, for example, where we would like to send you email marketing communications, but do not have an existing relationship with you, we will ask for and rely on your prior opt-in consent.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Marketing and advertising service providers.

Promotions and contests

Inform you about and conduct reward promotions, contests and other promotional offers. If you participate, we will use your information to administer such promotions and offers. Some of these promotions have additional rules containing information about how we will use and disclose your Personal Information, which we will communicate to you separately.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

User Content.

Preferences.

Marketing Data.

Communication History.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Legitimate interests, such as to promote our Services and/or products. 

Performance of contract, such as fulfilling obligations associated with a contest.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Relationship building and engagement

Facilitate and respond to any product reviews, social sharing, posts, and other messages on our Services, our Social Media Pages (e.g., Facebook fan pages or Discord communities), or via (instant) messaging apps such as WhatsApp and LINE.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

User Content.

Preferences.

Marketing Data.

Communication History.

Social Media Information.

Game Account Information.

Legitimate interests, such as engaging with individuals who post on our Social Media Pages.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

 

Personalization and improving our products and/or Services

Purpose

Examples of Processing Activities

Personal Information Categories

Legal Basis

Third Party Sources

Personalizing our Services

Personalize our interactions with you and provide you with information and/or offers tailored to your interests, such as a targeted advertising tailored to your interests, on our online Services as well as our marketing partners' platforms and channels; and deliver content via our Services and your personal information page that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

User Content.

Gameplay Information.

Preferences.

Marketing Data.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information. 

Consent, for example, where we would like to send you offers tailored to your specific interests, purchasing history and/or behavior, and such tailoring of offers would result in extensive profiling.

Legitimate interests, such as providing tailored Services based on past usage and/or preferences, and such tailoring would be based on basic and privacy-non-intrusive segmentation.

Marketing and advertising service providers.

Improving and developing new products and Services

Develop new products and Services; consider ways for enhancing, improving, repairing, maintaining or modifying our current products and Services; conduct data analysis, for example, monitoring and analyzing usage of our Services and using data analytics to improve the efficiency of our Services; identify usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to users; determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users; and operate and expand our business activities, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users' interests.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

User Content.

Gameplay Information.

Preferences.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Legitimate interests, such as developing new Services and/or products.

Consent, such as when we use cookies and similar technologies and the data collected by means of such technologies qualify as Personal Information.

Publicly available databases.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Marketing and advertising service providers.

Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information

Aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will no longer be considered Personal Information.

Personal Information as relevant for the specific business purpose.

Legitimate interests, such as to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose, as it no longer identifies you or any other individual.

N/A

 

Security and legal reasons

Purpose

Examples of Processing Activities

Personal Information Categories 

Legal Basis

Third Party Sources

Fraud prevention and security

Secure user accounts by second factor authentication; conduct audits, and verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory or contractual requirements; monitor for and prevent fraud; and security purposes, including system security and on-site security of our premises.

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

Billing Information.

User Content.

Gameplay Information.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Third-party Payment Information.

Legitimate interests, such as identifying and/or preventing fraudulent transactions and securing user accounts.

Legal obligations*, such as to detect and prevent cyberattacks.

Publicly available databases.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Providers of third-party payment processing services, such as, PayPal, Google Play, App Store.

Anti-cheating

Monitor user behavior to identify and prevent cheating; detect the use of cheating tools; take screenshots of the in-game environment where there is suspected cheating behavior for our review.

Account Information.

Gameplay Information.

Device Information.

Legitimate interests, such as, enforcing Terms of Use, and identifying and preventing cheating.

N/A

Legal and compliance

Fulfil our legal and compliance-related obligations, including complying with applicable laws; complying with legal processes; responding to requests from public and government authorities; meeting national security or law enforcement requirements; age verification; enforcing our terms and conditions; protecting our operations; protecting the rights, privacy, or property of GearUP; and allowing us to pursue available legal remedies, defend claims and limit the damages that we may sustain.

Personal Information as relevant for the specific legal action, regulatory investigation, and/or legal processes in question, which may include:

Name & Contact Details.

Account Information.

Billing Information.

User Content.

Gameplay Information.

Preferences.

Marketing Data.

Communication History.

Transaction Information.

Social Media Information.

Device Information.

Game Account Information.

Third-party Payment Information.

Legitimate interests, such as enforcing Terms of Use to protect trademarks and bringing or defending legal claims.

Legal obligations*, such as complying with legal processes.

Publicly available databases.

GearUP Account or providers of gaming, social media and similar platforms (if you choose to log in using GearUP Account, third-party game account, social media, or a similar account).

Providers of third-party payment processing services, such as, PayPal, Google Play, App Store.

Marketing and advertising service providers.

Public and/or government and/or regulatory authorities, including courts, tribunals, regulators and government authorities.

Third parties (legal or natural persons), as relevant for the specific legal action and/or processes in question (such as lawyers, auditors, insurers, advisory firms etc.).

*For more information on our legal obligations, please see section 'Other Disclosures' below.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information

Recipients

Purpose

Website and game hosting service providers, such as, Amazon Web Services

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Operations and general business

• Improving and developing new products and Services

Information technology and related infrastructure service providers

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Operations and general business

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

Payment processing service providers, such as, Apple, Google, Paymentwall, Coda, PayPal, Razer (Mol), UniPin, Xsolla, Pagsmile, Boku and Checkout

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Providers of (gaming) platforms, such as, GearUP Account, Microsoft (Xbox account), Sony (PSN account), Valve (Steam account), and Epic Games (Epic Games account)

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Operations and general business

Social media providers

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

Email delivery service providers

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Promotions and contests

• Relationship building and engagement

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

Marketing and advertising service providers, including advertising networks

• Marketing

• Personalizing our Services

Survey and consulting service providers

• Operations and general business

• Relationship building and engagement

• Improving and developing new products and Services

Measurement and analytics service providers

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information

• Fraud prevention and security

Service providers and sponsors of contests and similar promotions

• Marketing

• Promotions and contests

• Relationship building and engagement

Customer support service providers

• Customer support

• Operations and general business

• Legal and compliance

Legal and auditing service providers

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Our affiliates

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Promotions and contests

• Relationship building and engagement

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information

• Fraud prevention and security

• Anti-cheating

• Legal and compliance

 

Connecting Your Services to Social Media

 

When you connect your Services account to your gaming and/or social media account (e.g., GearUP Account, Apple, Discord, Facebook, Google, LINE or Twitter) you will share information with your friends associated with your gaming and/or social media account, with other users, and with your gaming and/or social media account provider. By doing so, you authorize us to facilitate this sharing of information, and you understand that the use of shared information will be governed by the gaming and/or social media account provider's Privacy Policy. 

 

For this sharing of account information, we are jointly responsible with the provider of the third-party gaming and/or social media account. We are, however, not responsible for any other collection or use of your Personal Information by these providers. Depending on the gaming and/or social media account that you choose to connect to your Services account, this means that we are jointly responsible with the following parties for the sharing of your Personal Information:

 

 

Other Disclosures

 

We also disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate, in particular when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so, as set out in further detail below.

 

Purpose

Further Detail

To comply with applicable laws and regulations

This may include laws outside your country of residence, which could give rise to a legal obligation requiring us to process your Personal Information, including:

• Civil and commercial matters: where we are in receipt of a court order to disclose information for the purposes of court proceedings, such as under Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

• Criminal matters: to comply with requests and orders from applicable law enforcement agencies to provide information in relation to a criminal investigation in compliance with applicable local laws, or to take steps to report information we believe is important to law enforcement where so required or advisable under applicable local laws.

• Consumer matters: to comply with requests from competent authorities under applicable consumer protection law, such as under Directive (EU) 2019/2161 and its implementing laws in EU Member States.

• Corporate and taxation matters: to comply with our obligations under applicable corporate and tax legislation, such as where a national tax law of an EU Member State requires collection of specific transactional personal information for tax purposes.

• Regulatory matters: to respond to a request or to provide information we believe is necessary or appropriate to comply with our obligations to engage with regulators, such as when relevant EU Member State data protection supervisory authorities initiate investigation under the General Data Protection Regulation into GearUP. These can include authorities outside of your country of residence.

• Compliance and internal investigations: to comply with whistleblowing requirements under Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and its implementing laws in EU Member States.

• Health and safety regulations: to comply with health and safety reporting obligations in accordance with applicable local laws, such as in relation to accidents involving members of the public on our premises.

• Age verification and KYC regulations: to comply with Know Your Customer and age verification requirements for the online gaming sector.

For other legal reasons

• For dispute resolution purposes;

• To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others.

In connection with a sale or business transaction

We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your Personal Information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

 

COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

Where applicable, we may collect Personal Information through the use of cookies and similar technologies, which allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Services, pages visited, language preferences and other traffic data. We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. To learn more about how we use cookies, or to opt out of the collection and use of cookies, please see the Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy applicable to the specific Service(s) that you are using.

 

security

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the "Contacting Us" section below.

 

CHOICES AND individuals' rights

Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information

We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes. You may opt out from:

  1. Receiving marketing-related emails from us. If you no longer want to receive marketing related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt out by contacting us at legal@gearupbooster.com.
  2. Receiving marketing-related push notifications from us. If you no longer want to receive marketing related push notifications from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt out by disabling push notifications for the relevant App on your device.
  3. Our sharing of your Personal Information with affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. If you would prefer that we discontinue sharing your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with our affiliates for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt out of this sharing by contacting us at legal@gearupbooster.com.

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt out of receiving marketing from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt out.

 

How you can exercise your rights

You have certain rights in relation to the Personal Information we hold about you. These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, where they would infringe the rights of a third party (including our rights) or if you ask us to erase information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping. Relevant exemptions are included in both the GDPR/UK GDPR and in relevant local implementing legislation.

 

1. Access: You have the right to access Personal Information we hold about you and to certain information about the processing of that information. To exercise this right, please contact us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contact the in-game customer service.

 

2. Portability: You have the right to receive a copy of certain Personal Information we process about you. This comprises any Personal Information we process on the legal basis as described in the section "Collection and Processing Of Personal Information." You have the right to receive this information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to request that we transfer that Personal Information to another party. If you wish for us to transfer such Personal Information to a third party, please ensure you detail that party in your request. Note that we can only do so where it is technically feasible.

 

3. Correction: You have the right to rectify/correct any Personal Information about you that is inaccurate. To exercise this right, please contact us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contact the in-game customer service.

 

4. Erasure: You can delete your account, or request the erasure of your Personal Information in certain circumstances. If you would like to make such an erasure request, please contact us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contact the in-game customer service. We may need to retain Personal Information if there are valid grounds under data protection laws for use to do so (e.g., for the defense of legal claims or freedom of expression).

 

5. Restriction of Processing to Storage Only: You have a right to request us to stop processing the Personal Information we hold about you other than for storage purposes in certain circumstances. Please note, however, that if we stop processing the Personal Information, we may use it again if there are valid grounds under data protection laws for us to do so (e.g., for the defense of legal claims or for another's protection).

 

6. Objection: You have the right to object to our processing of Personal Information about you where we are pursuing our legitimate interests or those of a third party. You may send your request by contacting us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contacting the in-game customer service.

 

7. Right to Withdraw Your Consent: Where we reply on your consent to process your Personal Information, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. Please note that withdrawing this consent will not affect the lawfulness of how we processed your Personal Information before you withdraw it.

 

We will respond to your request consistent with applicable laws. In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed or whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion).

 

You may lodge a complaint with the protection authority for your country or region where you have your habitual residence or place of work or where an alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurs. A list of EEA data protection authorities is available at https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/items/612080. You can file a complaint with the UK ICO at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/data-protection-complaints/data-protection-complaints/

 

RETENTION PERIOD

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, for example, for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements.

 

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Services); (ii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or (iii) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

 

Where a legal obligation arises or retention is advisable in light of our legal position, in some circumstances, we will retain certain Personal Information, even after your account has been deleted and/or we no longer provide the Services to you; for example:

 

 

In some circumstances we will anonymize your Personal Information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you. 

 

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third-party operating any website or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

The Services may provide functionality allowing you to make payments to the company using third-party payment processing services with which you have created your own account. When you use such a service to make a payment to us, your Personal Information will be collected by such third parties and not by us and will be subject to the third party's privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party's collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information.

In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure, or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Apple, Discord, Epic Games, Facebook, Google, LINE, Microsoft, Sony, Steam, Twitter, or any other app developer, app provider, gaming and/or social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Apps or our Social Media Pages.

 

OUR ADVERTISING

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other websites or online services.

 

USE OF THE SERVICES BY MINORS

We are committed to respecting children's privacy. We may request your age-related information to ensure that we provide you with age-appropriate Services and to comply with applicable laws. If you are under the age of 13 or under such higher minimum age applying in your jurisdiction, you may be blocked from using some of our Services.

 

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERs

We store your Personal Information in data centers located in Japan. Your Personal Information may be transferred to countries or regions outside of your country of residence where we have corporate entities and third-party service providers, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. These entities commit to processing information in compliance with applicable data protection laws and to implementing appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Information.

 

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

Unless we request it, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to gender or gender expression, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background, or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.

 

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The "Last Updated" legend at the top of this Privacy Policy indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes will become effective at the date indicated in the "EFFECTIVE DATE" legend at the top of this Privacy Policy.

 

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at legal@gearupbooster.com.

You can also contact us at:

GearUP Portal Pte. Ltd.

1 Raffles Quay #49 Singapore (048583)

Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your emails to us.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE EEA / UK

Where this will involve transferring your Personal Information outside the UK, EEA and/or Switzerland, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

Adequacy Decisions: Some non-EEA countries are recognized by the UK, the EEA and/or Switzerland as providing an adequate level of data protection according to UK/EEA/Swiss standards (the full list of these countries is available here for the EU Commission, here for the UK Information Commissioner, and here for the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner. We rely on the adequacy decisions for transfers to countries as described here.  

 

Standard Contractual Clauses: For transfers of Personal Information from the UK, EEA and/or Switzerland to countries which are not considered adequate, including transfers to our corporate entities listed here, we have put in place standard contractual clauses issued under the UK GDPR and/or by the European Commission (for transfers from Switzerland with the required amendments) to protect your Personal Information.

You may obtain a copy of these measures by contacting us in accordance with the "Contacting Us" section above.

You may also contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) responsible for your country or region via Jiang LEI, +44 7930 303680.

We have appointed Prighter as our representative in the EEA/UK to act as a point of contact for any enquiries, concerns or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the processing of your Personal Information. You can contact Prighter via the contact details set out below.

 

For the EEA:

PrighterGDPR-Rep by Maetzler Rechtsanwalts GmbH & Co KG

c/o GearUP Portal Pte. Ltd.

Address: Schellinggasse 3/10, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Website: https://prighter.com

 

For the UK:

PrighterUK-Rep by Prighter Ltd

c/o GearUP Portal Pte. Ltd.

Address: 20 Mortlake High Street, London, SW14 8JN, UNITED KINGDOM

Website: https://prighter.com

 

Please add the following subject to all correspondence:

GearUP Portal Pte. Ltd.: ID-15721674950

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING NEVADA

 

We do not sell Covered Information as defined under Nevada law.  If you would like to make any inquiry regarding the sale of your Covered Information, please contact us at legal@gearupbooster.com.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, UTAH, AND VIRGINIA

 

This section supplements the above Privacy Policy and further describes how we collect, use, and disclose the Personal Information we collect about California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia consumers. This section does not apply to Personal Information that we collect from our job applicants, contractors, or employees.

 

Notice at Collection

 

Collection, Processing, Disclosure, and Sharing of Personal Information

 

The following chart details which categories of Personal Information we collect and process, as well as which categories of Personal Information we disclose to third parties for our operational business purposes, including within the preceding 12 months. The chart also details the categories of Personal Information that we "share" for purposes of cross-context behavioral or targeted advertising, including within the preceding 12 months.

Categories of Personal Information

Disclosed to Which Categories of Third Parties for Operational Business Purposes

Shared with Which Categories of Third Parties for Cross-Context Behavioral or Targeted Advertising

Processing Purposes

(See the chart above for a detailed description of each Processing Purpose)

Identifiers, such as:

• Contact information: name, postal address, email address

• Unique personal identifiers: IP address, account name, username, social media handle, avatar, (instant) messaging account, account ID, device ID, advertising ID, MAC address, online identifiers

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, payment processing, surveys, data analytics, customer support, email delivery, marketing and advertising, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; gaming and social media platforms; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals; sponsors of contests and similar promotions

• Ad networks, including social media providers

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Providing location-based services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Promotions and contests

• Relationship building and engagement

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Anti-cheating

• Legal and compliance

Personal information as defined in the California customer records law, such as

• Contact Information: name, postal address, telephone number

• Physical characteristics or description

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, customer support, email delivery, marketing and advertising, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals; sponsors of contests and similar promotions

None

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Promotions and contests

• Relationship building and engagement

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Protected Class Information, such as characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as age (date of birth), race (e.g., derived from a profile picture), gender (gender expression or gender identity voluntarily provided by you), national origin

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, data analytics, customer support, email delivery, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals

None

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Relationship building and engagement

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Commercial Information, such as products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories, tendencies, or preferences

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, payment processing, surveys, data analytics, customer support, email delivery, marketing and advertising, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; gaming and social media platforms; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals

• Ad networks, including social media providers

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Relationship building and engagement

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history, search history, or any information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement or service, including game data

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, payment processing, data analytics, customer support, email delivery, marketing and advertising, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals; sponsors of contests and similar promotions

• Ad networks, including social media providers

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Relationship building and engagement

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Geolocation Data, such as postal address, approximate location derived from IP address, cell-ID, Wi-Fi connection location

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, data analytics, customer support, marketing and advertising, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals; sponsors of contests and similar promotions

None

• Providing location-based services

• Customer support

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Promotions and contests

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Audio/Video Data. Audio, electronic, visual, and similar information, such as profile photo, electronic information you provide directly or through your interactions with our Services (e.g., device model, internet service provider, operating system, date and time stamp of actions)

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, payment processing, data analytics, customer support, email delivery, marketing and advertising, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; gaming and social media platforms; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals; sponsors of contests and similar promotions

• Ad networks, including social media providers

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Promotions and contests

• Relationship building and engagement

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Anti-cheating

• Legal and compliance

Employment Information. Professional or employment-related information, such as occupation

Affiliates; service providers who provide services such as surveys, and data analytics; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals

None

• Operations and general business

• Relationship building and engagement

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile reflecting a consumer's preferences

Affiliates; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, data analytics, customer support, email delivery, marketing and advertising, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals

None

• Providing the functionality of the Services

• Customer support

• Communicating important changes/Service messages

• Operations and general business

• Marketing

• Relationship building and engagement

• Personalizing our Services

• Improving and developing new products and Services

• Fraud prevention and security

• Legal and compliance

Sensitive Personal Information

• Account log-in in combination with any required security or access code, password, or credentials allowing access to an account

• Racial or ethnic origin (e.g., derived from a profile picture or avatar)

Affiliates; other users; service providers who provide services such as website and game hosting, data analytics, customer support, email delivery, legal and auditing, and information technology and related infrastructure services; law enforcement, public, regulatory and government authorities, courts or tribunals

None

Please see the section below, entitled "Collection, Processing, and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information."

 

 

We may also process your Personal Information or disclose it to a third party in the event of any reorganization, financing transaction, merger, sale, joint venture, partnership, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). We do not "sell" Personal Information, as that term is defined under applicable state privacy laws.

 

Collection, Processing, and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information

Subject to your consent where required by applicable law, we collect, process, and disclose Sensitive Personal Information for purposes of: providing goods or services as requested; ensuring safety, security, and integrity; countering wrongful or unlawful actions; short term transient use such as displaying first party, performing services for our business, including maintaining and servicing accounts, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, processing payments, providing analytic services, storage, or similar services on behalf of our business; activities relating to quality and safety control or product improvement; and other collection and processing that is not for the purpose of inferring characteristics about a consumer.

We do not use Sensitive Personal Information beyond these purposes.

 

Retention Period

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, for example, for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements.

 

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Services); (ii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or (iii) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

 

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Rights and Requests

You may, subject to applicable law, make the following requests:

1. To know whether we process your Personal Information, and to access such Personal Information.  If you are a California consumer, you may also request that we disclose to you the following information:

a. The categories of Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such Personal Information;

b. The business or commercial purpose for collecting or "sharing" Personal Information about you;

c. The categories of Personal Information about you that we "shared" and the categories of third parties to whom we "shared" such Personal Information; and

d. The categories of Personal Information about you that we otherwise disclosed, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such Personal Information.

2. To correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information.

3. To have your Personal Information deleted.

4. To receive the specific pieces of your Personal Information, including a copy of your Personal Information in a portable format.

5. To opt out of targeted advertising, including the "sharing" of your Personal Information for cross-context behavioral advertising.

You have the right not to be unlawfully discriminated against for exercising your privacy rights.

To make a request under #1-4, above, please email us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contact the in-game customer service. We will verify and respond to your request consistent with applicable law, taking into account the type and sensitivity of the Personal Information subject to the request. We may decline to honor your request where an exception applies.  

If you maintain a password-protected account with us, we may verify your identity through our existing authentication practices for your account and require you to re-authenticate yourself before disclosing or deleting your Personal Information. We may need to request your name, email address, and other information regarding your interactions with us, in order to verify your identity and protect against fraudulent requests. If you make a request to delete, we may ask you to confirm your request before we delete your Personal Information.

To request to opt out of any future "sharing" of your Personal Information for purposes of cross-contextual behavioral advertising, or any future processing for purposes of targeted advertising, if you're logged in, you may set your preference via "Account Center" – "Ads Settings" in your account, or if you're not logged in or don't have an account with us, you may set your preference by clicking "Do Not Share My Personal Information" link at the bottom of the applicable web pages.

Additionally, certain browser plug-ins provide options for communicating opt-out preference signals, such as the Global Privacy Control ("GPC"). We treat GPC signals as a request to opt-out of targeted advertising or the "sharing" of personal information in relation to your browser or device that sends the GPC signal. If you are not logged into your account, the request through the GPC signal will not extend to any account information, as the connection between your browser or device and account is not known to us.

We do not knowingly "sell" or "share" Personal Information (including Sensitive Personal Information) of minors under 16 years of age.

 

Appeal Process

If you are a Colorado, Connecticut, or Virginia consumer and if we refuse to take action on your request, you may appeal this refusal within a reasonable period after you have received notice of the refusal. You may file an appeal by emailing us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contacting the in-game customer service. 

 

Authorized Agents

If an agent would like to make a request on your behalf as permitted under applicable law, the agent may use the submission methods noted in the section entitled "Rights and Requests." We will process the agent's request consistent with applicable law. As part of our verification process, we may request that the agent provide, as applicable, proof concerning their status as an authorized agent. In addition, we may require that you verify your identity as described in the section entitled "Rights and Requests" or confirm that you provided the agent permission to submit the request.

 

De-Identified Information

Where we maintain or use de-identified information, we will continue to maintain and use the de-identified information only in a de-identified fashion and will not attempt to re-identify the information.

 

Removal of Publicly Posted Content

If you are a resident of California, under 18 and a registered user of the Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by emailing us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contacting the in-game customer service. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.

 

NOTICE OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVE / BONA FIDE LOYALTY PROGRAM

 

The California Consumer Privacy Act's implementing regulations define a "financial incentive" as a program, benefit, or other offering "for the collection, retention, sale, or sharing of personal information." Likewise, the Colorado Privacy Act's implementing rules define a "Bona Fide Loyalty Program" as a program "established for the genuine purpose of providing discounts, rewards, or other actual value" to members that voluntarily participate. GearUP offers users the opportunity to obtain nominal in-game currency and other rewards ("Rewards"), which may provide benefits to those who choose to participate ("Members").  

 

Our collection of Members' Personal Information (including name, email address, and phone number) allows GearUP to provide Rewards. GearUP uses the Personal Information of Members to both award and redeem benefits. The amount of Personal Information that we collect from a Member or non-Member may vary and is dependent on the level of interactions and engagement that the Member or non-Member has with GearUP, including the type of Rewards in which the Member chooses to participate.

 

GearUP uses Personal Information for marketing and other purposes described above in the section entitled "Collection, Processing, Disclosure, and Sharing of Personal Information." We also use for targeted advertising or “sharing,” as the term is defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act, the Personal Information of both Members and non-Members. The following details are disclosed above in the section entitled "Collection, Processing, Disclosure, and Sharing of Personal Information":

 

 

The types of Personal Information that we collect from Members who participate in Rewards are generally similar to the types of Personal Information that we collect from consumers who do not participate in Rewards. We do not collect Sensitive Personal Information in connection with Rewards.

We estimate the value of a Member's Personal Information to GearUP, solely for purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act and pursuant to the valuation options mandated by the Act's regulations, to be reasonably related to the value of the benefits that Members obtain through participating in Rewards.  We have based this good faith estimate on the value that arises from increased customer interactions, the costs and expenses GearUP incurs in offering Rewards, the types of Rewards provided, and the collection and retention of the Personal Information of consumers who have voluntarily chosen to participate in Rewards.  The value of Rewards to Members varies significantly as individual Members take advantage of Rewards to varying degrees.  

Members who are California or Colorado consumers may exercise their privacy rights, including the rights to know, correct, to request deletion, and to opt out of the "sharing" of Personal Information or the use of Personal Information for targeted advertising, without any effect on their eligibility to participate in Rewards. A Member may also choose not to receive marketing communications or offers at any time without any effect on their eligibility to participate in Rewards.

A Member's opt-in consent to Rewards may be revoked at any time. Members may revoke their consent and opt out of Rewards by emailing us at legal@gearupbooster.com or contacting the in-game customer service.