BeamNG GmbH (“BeamNG”/“we”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its users (“users”/“you”) with regard to the processing of personal data. We observe the applicable data protection requirements.
We have compiled this document to inform our users about the handling of their data. If you have any questions concerning the use of your personal data, please get in touch with us.
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) and other national data protection laws of EU countries and other data protection laws is:
- BeamNG GmbH
- Domshof 17
- 28195 Bremen
- Phone: +49 421 40 89 43 90
- Fax: +49 421 40 89 43 99
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- GDPR self service website: https://gdpr.beamng.com
- Support website: https://support.beamng.com
We will generally collect and use personal data of our users only if and to the extent necessary.
If we obtain the consent of a data subject for processing personal data, the legal basis for processing such personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”). If we process personal data that are necessary to perform a contract to which the data subject is a party, the legal basis for processing such personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. The same applies if processing personal data is necessary to perform pre-contractual measures. If processing personal data is necessary to perform a legal obligation of our company, the legal basis for such data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR. If processing personal data is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh that legitimate interest, the legal basis for such data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
We will delete or block a data subject’s personal data as soon as the purpose of storing the data has been achieved. Personal data can be stored for longer periods if prescribed by a European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations that govern the data controller. The data is also blocked or deleted at the end of a retention period prescribed by one of the above regulations, unless the data is required to be stored for a longer period for the purpose of performing or entering into a contract.
III. Collection and use of data – Granting BeamNG.tech Software License, Online Features and Telemetry Data
When applying for BeamNG.tech license via https://register.beamng.tech/ you must provide the following personal information:
- first and last name,
- e-mail address,
- application text (intended purpose of using BeamNG.tech software).
Your aforementioned personal data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing your application.
Furthermore, we will generally collect and use mod subscriptions and personal telemetry data in our game in case you gave your consent, namely:
- Email for registration and IP address for every download of BeamNG.tech.
- The email address is used to determine the eligibility for the license and for delivering it.
- Mod subscriptions (version installed, mod download speed statistics), Game news mechanisms (“Online Features”)
- GameRunning (Duration), SessionStarted (Time, Version), LevelLoaded (Duration, LevelName) TrafficEnabled (Duration), AIEnabled (Duration, Vehicle, Mode), ScenarioRunning (Duration, ScenarioName, File), ScenarioEnded (Count, ScenarioName, File, Result), VehicleUsed (Duration, Vehicle, Config, CamMode), VehicleResetted (Count, Vehicle, Damage), EditorRunning (Duration), UIStateUsed (Duration, State), ControlsUsed (Duration, Method) TrackBuilder (Duration) (“Telemetry Data”). Telemetry Data is received with a SteamID attached. We anonymize the Online Features and Telemetry Data by removing the corresponding SteamID. After such procedure, we cannot link the Telemetry Data back to a specific user.
We process Online Features and Telemetry Data on the basis of consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by unchecking the checkbox in “Options” > “Other” > “Online Features” and “Options” > “Other” > “Telemetry”.
We will delete the personal data immediately after the anonymization process explained under III.1.
If we process your personal data, you will be a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you will have the following rights against the controller:
You may demand that the controller confirm whether or not personal data about you are processed by us.
If we do process such data, you may demand the following information from the controller:
(1) the purposes for which your personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data that are processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed;
(4) how long we plan to store your personal data or, if that time period cannot be ascertained yet, the criteria used to determine how long we will store your personal data;
(5) whether you have a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restricted processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing;
(6) whether you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) any available information about the origin of data if they were not collected directly from the data subject; and
(8) whether your personal data will be transferred to any third country or international organization; in connection with such transfers you may demand to be informed of appropriate safeguards within the meaning of Art. 46 GDPR.
You can demand the data by the following means:
You have a right against the controller to have incorrect personal data rectified and/or to have incomplete personal data completed if the personal data we process are incorrect or incomplete. The controller must rectify data without undue delay.
Under the following conditions you may demand restricted processing of your personal data:
(1) if you dispute the correctness of your personal data for a time period that allows the controller to review whether your personal data are correct;
(2) if processing is unlawful and you decline to have your personal data erased and instead demand restricted use of your personal data;
(3) if the controller no longer needs your personal data for the purposes for which they are processed, but you need such data to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims, or
(4) if you have objected to processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether there are overriding legitimate reasons of the controller.
If processing of your personal data is restricted, such data may – except for their storage – be processed only with your consent, or to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims, to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity, or for reasons related to an important public interest of the European Union or any member state.
If processing of your personal data has been restricted under the aforementioned conditions, you will be notified by the controller before the restriction is lifted.
a) Erasure obligation
You may demand that the controller erase your personal data without undue delay and the controller has an obligation to do so if one of the following reasons applies:
(1) your personal data are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected or are otherwise processed;
(2) you have revoked your consent on which the processing of your data is based in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 let. a) or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for processing your personal data;
(3) you have objected to processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing your personal data, or you object to processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR;
(4) your personal data have been processed unlawfully;
(5) erasing your personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European law or member state law to which the controller is subject; or
(6) your personal data were collected with respect to offered information society services within the meaning of Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.
b) Information to third parties
Where the controller has made personal data public and has an obligation under Art. 17, para. 1 to erase such personal data, the controller, taking into account available technology and the cost of implementation, must take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing such personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copies or duplicates of, such personal data.
There is no right to erasure if processing personal data is necessary
(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) to comply with a legal obligation which requires processing of your personal data under EU or member state law to which the controller subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest, or to exercise official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of the public interest in the area of public health within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 2 let. f) and i) and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR; or
(4) to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims.
If you have exercised your right to rectification, erasure, or restricted processing against the controller, the controller has an obligation to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of such rectification, erasure, or restricted processing, unless this proves impossible or would be associated with unreasonable expense.
You have a right to be informed of all such recipients by the controller.
You have a right to receive personal data you have made available to the controller in a structured, standard, and machine-legible format. You also have the right to transfer your personal data to another controller without any interference by the controller to whom the personal data were made available, if
(1) processing is based on consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 let. a) GDPR or on a contract within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, and
(2) data processing is automated.
In exercising the right to data portability you further have the right to have your personal data transferred directly from one controller to another controller, if and to the extent that this is technically feasible. No rights or freedoms of any other persons may be infringed thereby.
The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data that is necessary to perform a task that is in the public interest or to processing of personal data in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
You have the right for reasons related to your particular situation to object to processing of your personal data at any time based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) or f) GDPR; the same applies to any profiling based on the aforementioned provisions.
If you object, the controller will no longer process your personal data, unless the controller can show that there are compelling protected reasons for processing your personal data that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if your data are processed to assert, exercise, or defend legal rights or claims.
If your personal data are processed for direct advertising purposes, you have a right to object to processing of your personal data for purposes of such advertising at any time; the same applies to any profiling associated with such direct advertising.
If you object to processing of your personal data for purposes of direct advertising, your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.
In connection with use of information society services you may exercise your right of objection – regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC – by using automated processes for which technical specifications are used. For this purpose you may send an email to us.
You have a right to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. If you exercise your right of revocation, the lawfulness of data processing that occurs before revocation based on your consent will remain unaffected.
You have a right not to be subjected to a decision that is made exclusively by means of automated processing – including profiling – if such a decision has legal consequences for you or otherwise substantially impairs your interests. This does not apply if the decision
(1) is necessary to enter into or perform a contract between you and the controller,
(2) is permitted under EU or member state law to which the controller is subject and such law provides for appropriate safeguards to protect your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, or
(3) is made with your express consent.
However, such decisions may not be made with respect to special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) or g) GDPR applies and appropriate safeguards have been implemented to protect your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests.
In cases 1) and 3) above the controller must implement appropriate safeguards to protect your rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, which must include, at a minimum, a right to have a person acting on behalf of the controller take action, a right to present your own point of view, and a right to contest the decision.
Without prejudice to any other available administrative or judicial remedies, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular a supervisory authority located in the member state of your habitual residence, at your workplace, or at the place of the purported infringement, if in your opinion the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
The supervisory authority where the complaint is lodged will then notify the complainant of the progress and outcome of the complaint, including judicial remedies available under Art. 78 GDPR.