A modern retro game studio Based in Gothenburg, Sweden

Privacy notice

Privacy notice

PRIVACY NOTICE

Last Modified:  2022.04.21

Bitwave AB (“Company,” “Bitwave Games,” “we,” “us”) respects your privacy and understands that you care about your personal information and how it is used.  We value your trust in sharing your personal information with us and are dedicated to protecting your privacy, as further described in this Privacy Notice.

1. SCOPE

This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) applies to personal information collected by the Company of visitors to the bitwavegames.com site (the “Site”).  This Privacy Notice describes in detail the types of information we collect about you; how we use your information and with whom we share it; the choices and rights you have with regard to your information; how we protect your information; and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.

When you visit the Site, you are visiting Bitwave AB’s website.  Affiliates of Bitwave operate a large number of websites, mobile applications and other services.  Each of these properties and services you may choose to visit has privacy notices that differ from this Privacy Notice due to the nature of those properties and services.  This Notice does not apply to the websites, mobile applications or other services operated by third-parties.

The Site is intended for a general audience, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16.

2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND OBTAIN

We obtain personal information through this Site about you from a variety of sources.  This includes personal information you provide to us directly, information we obtain from other sources, and information we gather through automated means.  

Information you provide to the Bitwave Games Site.  When you access certain features of the Site, or directly correspond with us, we may collect certain types of information from you:

Information obtained from other sources. We may obtain personal information about you through the Site from publicly and commercially available sources and from our service providers, including geolocation data.

Information collected by automated means through our Site.  We also gather information by automated means (such as cookies, web beacons, web server logs, JavaScript and other similar technologies), including through technologies designed to obtain information regarding your use of the Site.  The information we obtain in this manner may include:

3. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

We, or service providers acting on our behalf, may use the information collected from and about you to:  

4. INFORMATION WE SHARE

We may share your personal information:

Non-personal Information. When the information collected from or about you is not defined as personal information under applicable law, we may share such non-personal, de-identified information or aggregated information with third parties at our discretion.

5. YOUR CHOICES AND RIGHTS

We offer you certain choices, and you also may have certain rights in connection with the personal information we collect about you.

A. YOUR CHOICES

You can choose to use the Site without providing any information about yourself to us directly, but please note, as described above, some information may be collected automatically or be requested by us so that you can take advantage of certain features on the Site.

You also have choices about whether cookies and other similar technologies are placed on your computer or mobile device.

We may use third-party analytics services on our Site, such as Google Analytics.  The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to help us analyze your use of the Site. To learn more about how to opt out of Google Analytics services, please visit the link below:

Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

B. ACCESS, CORRECTION, AND DELETION RIGHTS

Subject to applicable law, you may have certain rights to access, review, update, delete and/or correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control by emailing or writing to us at How to contact us.

We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to his/her personal information records.

C. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

D. FOR UNITED KINGDOM AND EUROPEAN UNION/EEA USERS

The UK Data Protection Act of 2018 (DPA 2018) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provide certain rights regarding the processing of personal data of EU/EEA/UK data subjects.  This section of the Privacy Notice applies if you are in the United Kingdom or a country that is a Member of the European Union or EEA, and supplements the information in the Privacy Notice.

Bitwave AB is the data controller for the processing of your personal data, as defined under the DPA 2018 and the GDPR, collected by the Company from visitors to the bitwavegames.com site (the “Site”).

LEGAL BASIS FOR DATA PROCESSING

We collect and process your personal data for the purposes set out in the Privacy Notice.  Our legal basis to process personal data includes processing that is: (1) necessary to comply with legal requirements (for example, where we have a legal or regulatory obligation or to defend claims); and/or (2) necessary for our legitimate interests (for example, to improve our Site).  

UK AND EU/EEA DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS

Where we process your personal data, you have a number of rights over how the data is processed and can exercise these rights at any point in time.  Below is an overview of these rights, many of which are subject to exceptions under applicable law.   You can exercise these rights by emailing privacy@bitwavegames.com, and indicating “GDPR Request” or “UK DPA Request” in the subject line.

The right to access and rectification.  You have the right to access, correct and update your personal data at any time.  

The right to object to or restrict processing.  Under certain circumstances, you have the right to object to or restrict our processing of your personal data.  For example, where we process personal data based on our legitimate interests, you may object to this.  We will need to carefully consider your request, as there may be circumstances which require us, or allow us, to continue processing your data.  However, you have an absolute right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, and no exception applies to such a request.

The right to lodge a complaint with a Supervisory Authority.  You have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the relevant Supervisory Authority about how we process your personal data.

The right to erasure.  Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we delete your data.  If you wish to delete the personal data we hold about you, please let us know, and we will take reasonable steps to respond to your request in accordance with legal requirements.  

The right to data portability.  With respect to the personal data you have provided to us, in addition to the general right of access described above, you may have, subject to certain exceptions, rights to (i) receive a copy of it in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, (ii) transmit the data to another data controller, and (iii) depending on the circumstances, have us perform that transmission.  

RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA

We will keep your personal data for as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which the personal data was collected, or while there is a legitimate reason for doing so, and as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law, such as in relation to our record retention obligations.  

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

Personal data of our UK or EEA users may be transferred outside the UK or EEA to countries that may not have data protection rules that require the same level of protection, but we will make sure that there are appropriate mechanisms and controls in place to protect your data.  This may include data transfer agreements, a copy of which you can obtain by contacting us.  We use these data transfer mechanisms – and not consent – as the legal basis for our own transfers of personal data from within the UK or EEA to outside the UK or EEA (even when other aspects of our handling of personal data take place on the basis of consent).

6. HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we have about you against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.  However, no data transmission or storage, or use of the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

7. TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION

The Site is hosted in and managed from multiple countries and regions, which may be outside the country in which you initially provided the information.  We may transfer the personal information we collect about you to another country, which may not be deemed to have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information.  Applicable laws in the origin country and/or other countries may allow the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities to access your personal information when in such a country.  

If you are a user located outside the country to which your information may be transferred, you understand (and, as permitted under applicable law, consent to) having any personal information processed in that country. When we transfer your information, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Notice.

8. LINKS TO OUR TALENT SITE, AFFILIATE AND THIRD-PARTY SITES, APPS AND SERVICES

For your convenience and information, our Site includes a Talent page, which provides a list of employment opportunities available at Bitwave AB.  If you are interested in applying for a position with Bitwave AB, our Site links to the Bitwave Games Talent site, which includes a link to our applicant privacy notice for your review.  Our Site also provides links to affiliates’ sites, including their careers sites, apps and services, as well as those of third-parties that may be operated by companies not affiliated with Bitwave AB.  Our affiliates have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review.  Third-party sites may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, newsletters or applications developed and maintained by those unaffiliated third-party companies.

9. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

From time to time, we may change our Privacy Notice to reflect changes to our privacy practices and our Site.  If we modify the Privacy Notice, we will update the “Last Modified Date” and the changes will be effective as of the date we post such Notice.   For material changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Site indicating at the top of the Privacy Notice when it was most recently updated and/or seek your consent as may be required.

10. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice or the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information, would like to exercise your choices, or would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us as follows:

Email: privacy@bitwavegames.com

You may also write to:

Bitwave AB
Kungsgatan 18
411 19 Göteborg, Sweden
Attn: Privacy Office