Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

  1. General

At Evil Geniuses, we care about your privacy and your personal information, so we have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use and share your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to all personal information that Evil Geniuses may collect or receive about you as detailed further below.

The Evil Geniuses (EG) LLC (“Evil Geniuses”), a Delaware limited liability company with our business address at 400 2nd Ave W Seattle, WA 98119, United States of America is the data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and any relevant local legislation (“Data Protection Laws”). Data Protection Representative Limited, a company registered in the Republic of Ireland with registered number 616588 is our appointed Representative under the Data Protection Laws for the European Union member states and the United Kingdom. Please see Contact Us below for more information.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any personal information you may provide to third parties (such as Twitter, Twitch, Discord or YouTube). We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies any third parties that you provide your personal information to.

  1. What information we collect

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person. We may collect personal information from you in a variety of ways when you interact with us through our websites or other channels, including if you:

  • Visit an Evil Geniuses’ website
  • Create an account or make a purchase through the Evil Geniuses’ Store
  • Subscribe to any of our newsletters
  • Participate in any of our contests/promotional events
  • Submit responses to forms or surveys posted by us
  • Register for, or participate in, any of our seminars, camps or summits
  • Contact us through different channels

 

Examples of the types of personal information we may collect include: your name, postal address, phone number, email address, device identifiers, IP address, social media handles and other personal information you provide.

We collect technical data about how you interact with our websites; for more information, see Cookies (below). We collect information from third parties; for more information, see Information Obtained by Third Parties (below).

We also collect data in a form that does not, on its own or combined with other information we have, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.

  1. Cookies

A “cookie” is a small amount of data that often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive or browser. When you access our websites, cookies may be sent to your web browser and stored on your computer or mobile device. We use cookies to record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to understand the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you certain features available on our websites (e.g., customized delivery of information or remember your store login).

You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

  1. Information obtained by third parties

To support and enhance our business and the services we provide, we work with a variety of third party advertising networks, marketing analytics service providers and website analysis firms, such as Google, Twitter and Facebook (collectively, “Third Party Advertising Service Providers”). These Third Party Advertising Service Providers may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technology to collect information and personal information about your visits to the our websites, as well as other websites in order to serve you with advertisements and content tailored to meet your preferences and likely interests or better understand ad effectiveness. Aggregate demographic, insights and interest data will also be generated and used by Evil Geniuses from these for market research purposes.

We use Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with our websites. Like many services, Google Analytics uses cookies to track user interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our websites. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

In addition, your mobile devices may offer settings that enable you to make choices about the collection, use, or transfer of mobile app information for online behavioral advertising (for example, Apple iOS’ Advertising ID and Google Android’s Advertising ID). Please note that opting out does not prevent the display of all advertisements to you.

  1. Use of personal information received by Evil Geniuses

If you are not located in the European Union or the UK

If you are located outside of the European Union or the UK, you permit Evil Geniuses to use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • For the purposes for which you provided it
  • To send you information about your relationship or transactions with us
  • To send you alerts or other communications via SMS or other media or networks
  • To notify you about new features and offerings, including, but not limited to, discounts, events, products, other services, and/or special offers
  • To administer sweepstakes and contests
  • To process and respond to your inquiries
  • To contact you with information that we believe may be of interest to you
  • For internal research and reporting
  • To improve the content and features of our websites
  • To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you see on the websites
  • To enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the websites
  • To administer and troubleshoot our websites
  • To share your information with reputable third parties who may provide you with information about their products and/or services that may be of interest to you

For any marketing communications or check-out reminders that you receive from us, you may unsubscribe from these by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email communication.

If you are located in the European Union or the UK

If you are located in the European Union or the UK, this is how we handle and use your personal information:

The Evil Geniuses Store

When you make a purchase through our online store, we process the personal information collected through the ordering process on grounds of necessity for the performance of a contract which you have requested. We cannot complete your purchase otherwise. This processing of your personal information will include email notifications and/or text notifications regarding the status of your order such as order confirmation and shipping updates.

In some situations, we may send you a reminder that you have items in your cart that have not been checked out, we do this on the grounds of legitimate interest pursued by us to help you complete a purchase. You can unsubscribe form this reminder at any time after receipt.

Evil Geniuses Newsletters

We may also use your email address to send you emails regarding news, offers and promotions offered by us if you affirmatively consent to receive such communications.

Contest and Promotional Events

We offer a variety of contests in which you could win a prize. Any personal information you provide to us through these activities will be used as necessary to allow you to participate in the contest. For example, we may need your name, social media handle and/or email address to run the contest and we may need further information to provide any prizes to you.

Camps/Seminars

If you register for any of our youth camps, career summits or other educational events, we may collect personal information about you. This personal information will be collected where it is necessary to offer the services to you.

Service Improvements and Analytics

We use personal information that we receive from you in order to perform analytics and obtain aggregated statistical insights about Evil Geniuses customer’s interactions with our websites and third-party platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, YouTube and Twitch. Our processing of your personal information in this way is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us to understand our customers and fanbase in order to improve our business and the services we provide with minimal impact to your rights and freedoms. You can opt-out of this by denying cookies through your browser, see Cookies above for more information on this.

Surveys and Questionnaires

If you complete a survey or questionnaire, any personal information you provide in the survey or questionnaire will be processed by us only for the purposes of fulfilling the objective of the survey or questionnaire and with your consent.

Contacting Us

If you contact us through any of our contact channels, including through social media, we will process any personal information you provide us only as necessary to fulfil the request that you have made.

  1. Sharing your personal information with third parties

Evil Geniuses shares your personal information only where: 1) it is necessary to offer the service you have requested; 2) there is a legal requirement for us to do so; 3) where you have provided consent; or 4) we have a lawful legitimate interest to do so.

Service providers

Evil Geniuses shares personal information with companies and affiliates who provide services such providing services to you on our behalf, fulfilling your order for merchandize, providing customer service support, assessing your interest in our products and services, managing our newsletters and conducting customer research or surveys. For example, our online store is hosted by Shopify Inc. who provide us with the online e-commerce platform that is necessary for us to allow you to purchase merchandise from us online.

In connection with these operations, our service providers will have access to personal information for a limited period of time. When we utilize service providers for processing any personal information, we implement contractual protections including, but not limited to, strictly limiting the use of that personal information to the provision of services to Evil Geniuses.

Legal requirements

We will be required to access and disclose personal information in response to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. Additionally, we will access and share account or other personal information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through our services or using the Evil Geniuses name, or to prevent imminent harm. This will include accessing and sharing personal information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.

  1. Other third parties

Evil Geniuses partners with other third parties to be able to provide and improve our services and your customer experience. This involves situations where you provide your personal information to a third party and Evil Geniuses does not receive it at all. These situations include:

  • Billing information – when you make a purchase from us, your billing information (including card details) is collected directly our third-party payment services provider. Evil Geniuses does not receive, collect or store any of this billing information. Similarly, if you use Google Pay, Shopify Pay or another similar payment method through our store, Evil Geniuses does not receive any of your billing information.

 

  • Third party products/services – if you purchase a third-party product or service from our store, such as Route Shipping Protection, your personal information is collected by that third party for that purchase and not by Evil Geniuses.

In these situations, our Privacy Policy does not apply to the information you provide to these third parties. For more information on interacting with third parties and their websites see our Third party websites and links section below.

  1. Rights of individuals in the European Union and the UK

If you are located in the European Union or the UK you have the following rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you, unless provided otherwise by local law:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

Please note that you can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of a newsletter email. To exercise any of your other rights please contact see the Contact Us section below.

In some cases our ability to uphold these rights for you may depend upon our obligations to process personal information for security, safety, fraud prevention reasons, compliance with regulatory or legal requirements, or because processing is necessary to deliver the services you have requested. Where this is the case, we will inform you of specific details in response to your request. Some of your rights may not apply to the personal information we hold on you due to the limited variety and purposes that we process personal information for.

Evil Geniuses will retain your data until your account is deleted, after which point we may retain anonymous data collected through our services which may be shared with third parties in any manner.

You may also have the right to make a GDPR complaint to the relevant Supervisory Authority. A list of Supervisory Authorities is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

  1. Third party websites and links

Please note that you may have cookies placed on your computer by third party websites that refer you to our services, websites, or social media pages. Although we do not share your personal information with these third party websites unless it is reasonably necessary to offer our services, they may be able to link certain non-personally identifiable information we transfer to them with personal information they previously collected from you. Please review the privacy policies of each website you visit to better understand their privacy practices. In addition, Evil Geniuses would like to inform you that anytime you click on links (including advertising banners), which take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies.

Our services contain links to other sites operated by third parties. Evil Geniuses does not control such other sites and is not responsible for their content, their privacy policies, or their use of personal information, including any personal or financial information collected by our third party payment processors to process payments store purchases. Evil Geniuses’ inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the content on such sites or of their owners or operators. Any information submitted by you directly to these third parties (including social media platforms) is subject to that third party’s privacy policy.

  1. Children under age of digital consent

At all times Evil Geniuses does not knowingly collect personal information from children in connection with the Services. Children under 13 are prohibited from participating in our services. Evil Geniuses does not knowingly collect or store any personal information from children under 13 in the US or the UK or under the relevant age threshold in other jurisdictions where the child is located (such as under the age of 16 in Germany).

However, we may collect technical information from all visitors of our websites required for delivering providing our services and for the support of our internal operations. If parents/guardians believe that we have unintentionally collected their children’s other personal information or otherwise used their children’s personal information for another purpose, they may reach out to us via the details in the Contacting Us section below. If we discover that we have unknowingly collected personal information from these children, we will delete it.

  1. Retention of personal information

Your personal information will be retained for as long as it is necessary to carry out the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy (unless longer retention is required by applicable law). We may keep an anonymized form of your personal information, which will no longer refer to you, for statistical purposes without time limits, to the extent that we have a legitimate and lawful interest in doing so.

  1. Information security

Evil Geniuses has implemented administrative and technical safeguards it believes are appropriate to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal information.

  1. Do Not Track

Our websites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals sent by some browsers.

  1. Updates

Evil Geniuses may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change this Privacy Policy in a material way, we will let you know by posting the update to our website and/or by letting you know by email if we have your email.

  1. Contact Us

Our contact details in relation to this Privacy Policy are as follows:

Evil Geniuses
Business Operations
400 2nd Ave W Seattle
Washington
United States of America

[email protected]

 

For individuals located in the EU or the UK:

If you would like to raise a question to Evil Geniuses, or otherwise exercise your rights in respect of your personal information, you may do so by:

 

  • sending an email to DPR Group at [email protected] quoting “Evil Geniuses” in the subject line;
  • contacting us on our online webform at dpr.eu.com/datarequest, or
  • mailing your inquiry to DPR Group at the most convenient of the addresses located below. Your mailing inquiry address must be addressed to DPR Group.

 

Please refer clearly to Evil Geniuses in your correspondence. On receiving your correspondence, Evil Geniuses is likely to request evidence of your identity, to ensure your personal data and information connected with it is not provided to anyone other than you.

 

If you have any concerns over how DPR Group will handle the personal data we will require to undertake our services, please refer to our privacy notice at https://www.dpr.eu.com/legal-privacy.

 

Country

Address

Austria

DPR Group, City Tower, Brückenkopfgasse 1/6. Stock, Graz, 8020, Austria

Belgium

DPR Group, Place de L’Université 16, Louvain-La-Neuve, Waals Brabant, 1348, Belgium

Bulgaria

DPR Group, 132 Mimi Balkanska Str., Sofia, 1540, Bulgaria

Croatia

DPR Group, Ground & 9th Floor, Hoto Tower, Savska cesta 32, Zagreb, 10000, Croatia

Cyprus

DPR Group, Victory House, 205 Archbishop Makarios Avenue, Limassol, 3030, Cyprus

Czech Republic

DPR Group, IQ Ostrava Ground floor, 28. rijna 3346/91, Ostrava-mesto, Moravska, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Denmark

DPR Group, Lautruphøj 1-3, Ballerup, 2750, Denmark

Estonia

DPR Group, 2nd Floor, Tornimae 5, Tallinn, 10145, Estonia

Finland

DPR Group, Luna House, 5.krs, Mannerheimintie 12 B, Helsinki, 00100, Finland

France

DPR Group, 72 rue de Lessard, Rouen, 76100, France

Germany

DPR Group, 3rd and 4th floor, Altmarkt 10 B/D, Dresden, 01067, Germany

Greece

DPR Group, 24 Lagoumitzi str, Athens, 17671, Greece

Hungary

DPR Group, Kálmán Imre utca 1, Budapest, 1054, Hungary

Ireland

DPR Group, The Cube, Monahan Road, Cork, T12 H1XY, Republic of Ireland

Italy

DPR Group, BPM 335368, Via Roma 12, 10073 , Turin, Italy

Latvia

DPR Group, 4th & 5th floors, 14 Terbatas Street, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia

Lithuania

DPR Group, 44A Gedimino Avenue, 01110 Vilnius, Lithuania

Luxembourg

DPR Group, BPM 335368, Banzelt 4 A, 6921, Roodt-sur-Syre, Luxembourg

Malta

DPR Group, Tower Business Centre, 2nd floor, Tower Street, Swatar, BKR4013, Malta

Netherlands

DPR Group, Cuserstraat 93, Floor 2 and 3, Amsterdam, 1081 CN, Netherlands

Poland

DPR Group, Budynek Fronton ul Kamienna 21, Krakow, 31-403, Poland

Portugal

DPR Group, Torre de Monsanto, Rua Afonso Praça 30, 7th floor, Algès, Lisbon, 1495-061, Portugal

Romania

DPR Group, 15 Piaţa Charles de Gaulle, nr. 1-T, Bucureşti, Sectorul 1, 011857,

Romania

Slovakia

DPR Group, Apollo Business Centre II, Block E / 9th floor, 4D Prievozska, Bratislava, 821 09, Slovakia

Slovenia

DPR Group, Trg. Republike 3, Floor 3, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia

Spain

DPR Group, Puerta de las Naciones, Ribera del Loira 46, Madrid, 28042, Spain

Sweden

DPR Group, S:t Johannesgatan 2, 4th floor, Malmo, SE – 211 46, Sweden

United Kingdom

DPR Group, BPM 335368, 372 Old Street, EC1V 9AU, London, United Kingdom

 

Last revised on February 22, 2021