Nintendo UK, a branch of Nintendo of Europe GmbH ('Nintendo', 'we', 'our', or 'us'), Herriotstrasse 4, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is committed to respecting your privacy rights.
We may collect and use the following information about you:
In order to register for or attend one of our events or participate in one of our promotions, we may ask you to provide:
If relevant in the circumstances, you may also be asked to provide and we will process:
Please note that if you provide us with information relating to another person, you must inform them of our identity, the purposes for which their information will be used and obtain their consent to sharing their information with us.
If you engage with one of our promotions or events via social media, for example if you enter one of our promotions through a social media channel, or register for, like, or comment on one of our events through social media, we will collect your social media handle or ID to enable us to contact you via the applicable social media channel about the promotion or event.
If you attend one of our events, we may collect information about you in photographs and videos that we take at those events. We will let you know in advance if we intend to take photographs or record an event.
If you register for one of our events or participate in one of our promotions online via one of our websites (collectively "Websites") we may automatically collect information from your device.
Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information such as computer’s IP address (which is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider), operating system, log in times, browser type and unique device ID, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information including about the websites you visited before and after visiting the Website, search queries that landed you on the Website, search queries you conducted on the Website and pages and advertisements you viewed and links you clicked on while using the Website.
Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Website, where they come from, and what content on our Website is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Website to our visitors.
Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading “Cookies and similar tracking technology” below.
From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources, but only where we have checked that these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.
For example, you may choose to register for an event or participate in a promotion via a social media account. Exactly what information we receive from your social media provider will depend on your social media privacy settings, but will typically include your basic public profile information (including your social media handle) and email address.
We may also receive information from our group companies if, for example, you enter a promotion via your Nintendo Account.
The main purposes for which we use your personal information are:
We may share your information with the following categories of recipients:
Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
However, we will normally collect personal information from you only: (i) where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you (i.e. to fulfil your entry to an event that you have registered for); (ii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights, or (iii) where we have your consent to do so. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
If we need to process your personal information to comply with a legal requirement we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).
If we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), this interest will normally be to operate our services (including our events) and communicating with you as necessary to provide our services to you and for our legitimate commercial interest, for instance, when responding to your queries, improving our services, undertaking marketing and advertising, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities. We may have other legitimate interests and if appropriate will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “Contact” heading below.
We are committed to protecting the information that we collect. We have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to protect the information you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful use and against accidental loss, damage or destruction.
You have the following data protection rights:
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Specifically, our servers are located in Germany, our third party service providers and partners operate Europe and our group companies operate around the world including in Asia, Australia and the United States. This means that when we collect your personal information we may process it in any of these countries.
We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements and/or as necessary to defend ourselves against any claims).
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
Alternatively you can contact the Data Protection Officer at:
For the purposes of European data protection law, Nintendo of Europe GmbH is the data controller of your personal information.