Nintendo of Europe GmbH Website Privacy Policy

Last updated: 07.06.2014

This privacy policy covers the use of this website, operated by Nintendo of Europe GmbH ("Nintendo"), Nintendo Center, P.O. Box 1501, D-63760 Großostheim, Germany. If you are a member of Club Nintendo, please see the Club Nintendo Privacy Policy.

Data Processing– Nintendo respects the privacy rights of its online visitors and recognises the importance of protecting their personal data. Online visitors are not required to provide Nintendo with their personal data in order to use this website.

At the same time, certain information is transmitted to Nintendo’s servers by the Internet browser of each online visitor when they access the website, including the date and time of access, the name of the requested file, the referral webpage, the status (e.g. transaction completed), the Web browser and operating system used, the IP address of the device and the size of transmitted data. This information is stored in connection logs for a limited period of time for the purpose of ensuring the security and proper functioning of the website as well as for statistical purposes.

Cookies – Nintendo may place cookies on its website. Cookies are small files downloaded to your computer. Cookies help us to ensure the safety and smooth functionality of our website (security cookies and session cookies) and to collect information about the products our online visitors are interested in as well as the navigation they choose through our website in order to make our online offers more attractive for our users (tracking cookies).

You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you do disable cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of this website. Additionally you have the option to deactivate only tracking cookies by following the link to the cookie settings in the footer of our website.

Google Analytics – This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on visitors' computers, to help the website operators analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the visitors' use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. On this website, IP anonymisation has been activated. The IP addresses of Google users from European Union member states, or from other states contracting to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, will be shortened. Only in exceptional cases will a complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the website for its users, in order to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for website operators. Google will not associate the IP address transferred in the context of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, users can prevent the collection of data about their use of the website (including their IP address) generated by the cookie, and the processing of data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

User Communications – When you send an email or other communication to Nintendo, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries. Most email messages are deleted after they are responded to. In the event that Nintendo becomes legally obligated to disclose information obtained from consumers pursuant to legal or administrative process, Nintendo will take all reasonable steps to remove personal information from the data where possible.

Nintendo Newsletter – If you subscribe to the Nintendo Newsletter, we will use your email address to send you the regular newsletter and to alert you to new Nintendo or third-party products and events. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time via a link in the newsletter.

Contact – If you have any questions about this Website Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at customer-support@nintendo.co.uk.