Privacy Policy of stillalive studios GmbH for the Game „Bus Simulator 18“

The user agrees to this privacy policy in order to use the online-features (Multiplayer-Mode) of the product “Bus Simulator 18”. stillalive studios GmbH (Impressum) may collect and use personal user-data (defined below) for the purpose of providing a functioning and seamless user experience while playing in multiplayer.

The usage and storage of the user-data (personenbezogen) is only used to allow for a smooth in-game online experience and (optional) tracking of the game’s performance (Google Analytics). Beyond that the data will not be shared with any third party.

For this purpose, stillalive studios uses the multiplayer service provided by “Steamworks” of Valve Corporation (P.O. Box 1688, Bellevue, WA 98009, USA). While playing the multiplayer game, data will be collected by “Steamworks” and temporarily stored in their cloud. While the multiplayersession is running (and upon completion) the save-game-data is transmitted to stillalive studios to be stored. Upon closing of the multiplayer-session all generated session-data will be removed from the “Steamworks” session-servers. Stillalive studios refers to the privacy statement of Valve Corporation: http://store.steampowered.com/privacy_agreement/
In addition to the user data listed below, the “Steamworks” service will also require and use the IP address of each participating player, in order to establish and hold the online-connection. If the user has “cloud-save-games” enabled (a Steam feature), the entire save-game including the user-data listed below is stored on the personal Steam-cloud-space of that user as well.

Once the save-game-data has been transmitted to stillalive studios it will be stored in a secured database hosted at „ALL-INKL.COM – Neue Medien Münnich“ (Hauptstraße 68, 02742 Friedersdorf, Germany). Only stillalive studios GmbH and “ALL-INKL.COM” have access to it. Stillalive studios refers to the privacy statement of “ALL-INKL.COM – Neue Medien Münnich”: https://all-inkl.com/datenschutzinformationen/

stillalive studios GmbH (optionally) collects game-analytics within Bus Simulator 18 via Google Analytics. Please refer to the Google Analytics privacy policy https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Data sent from the “Bus Simulator 18” is anonymified and solely used to improve the quality of the product. The user has to actively agree (opt-in) to the analytics gathering at first game launch. The gathering itself can thereafter be turned off at any point in the game-settings.
Collected data is stored for 26 months before automatic deletion.

The user may at any time request removal of all personal data from the database, by contacting: privacy [at] stillalive-studios.com

User-Data

The above mentioned “user-data” consist of the following: