Table of contents

  • 1. Objective and responsible body
  • 2. Basic information on data processing
  • 3. Processing of personal data
  • 4. Collection of access data
  • 5. Cookies & Reach measurement
  • 6. Google Analytics
  • 7. Google-Re/Marketing-Services
  • 8. Facebook Social Plugins
  • 9. Facebook Remarketing
  • 10. etracker
  • 11. Jetpack (WordPress Stats)
  • 12. Twitter buttons
  • 13. Pinterest buttons
  • 14. +1 button from Google+
  • 15. Google reCAPTCHA
  • 16. Newsletter
  • 17. Integration of third-party services and content
  • 18. User rights and deletion
  • 19. Changes to the privacy policy

1. Objective and responsible body

This privacy policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing (including collection, processing and use, and obtaining consent) of personal data within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content (hereinafter collectively referred to as "online offer" or "website"). The privacy policy applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms and devices (e.g. desktop or mobile) used on which the online offer is executed.
Provider of the online offer and the entity responsible under data protection law is Studio Merkas, Owner: Nikola Merkas, Alte Poststraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart] (hereinafter referred to as "provider", "we" or "us"). For contact options, we refer to our imprint.
The term "user" includes all customers and visitors to our online offer. The terms used, such as "user" are gender-neutral.

2. Basic information on data processing

We process personal data of users only in compliance with the relevant data protection provisions in accordance with the principles of data economy and data avoidance. This means that the user's data will only be processed if a legal permission exists, in particular if the data is required for the provision of our contractual services and online services, or is required by law, or if consent has been given.
We take organizational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are complied with and to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons.
If, within the scope of this data protection declaration, content, tools or other means from other providers (hereinafter jointly referred to as "third party providers") are used and their named registered office is abroad, it is to be assumed that a transfer of data to the third party providers' registered office states takes place. The transfer of data to third countries takes place either on the basis of a legal permission, user consent or special contractual clauses that guarantee a legally required security of the data.

3. Processing of personal data

Personal data is processed, in addition to the uses expressly stated in this Privacy Policy, for the following purposes based on legal permissions or user consents:
- To provide, perform, maintain, optimize and secure our services, service and user performance;
- To ensure effective customer service and technical support.
We transmit user data to third parties only if this is necessary for billing purposes (e.g. to a payment service provider) or for other purposes if these are necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations to users (e.g. address communication to suppliers).
When contacting us (via contact form or email), the user's details will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
Personal data will be deleted if they have fulfilled their intended purpose and there are no retention obligations that prevent deletion.

4. Collection of access data

We collect data about each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
We use the log data without attribution to the person of the user or other profiling in accordance with legal requirements only for statistical analysis for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of our online service. However, we reserve the right to subsequently review the log data if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications.

5. Cookies & Reach measurement

Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred from our web server or third-party web servers to the users' web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Users are informed about the use of cookies in the context of pseudonymous reach measurement within the scope of this privacy policy.
The viewing of this online offer is also possible under exclusion of cookies. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies may lead to functional limitations of this online offer.
It is possible to manage many online ad cookies of companies via the US site or the EU site

6. Google Analytics

We do not use Google Analytics.

7. Google-Re/Marketing-Services

We do not use any Google Re/Marketing services.

8. Facebook Social Plugins

We do not use plugins from Facebook.

9. Facebook Remarketing

We do not use any remarketing services from Facebook.

10. etracker

We do not use the analysis service "etracker" of etracker GmbH.

11. Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

The plugin Jetpack (here the sub-function "Wordpress Stats"), which embeds a tool for statistical analysis of visitor traffic and is provided by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA is not used on the website.

12. Twitter buttons

We do not use any buttons of the service Twitter.

13. Pinterest buttons

We do not use any buttons ("Pin It") of the service Pinterest

14. +1 button from Google+

Google+ is not linked on our website.

15. Google reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This function is used to check whether an input is made by a natural person or abused by machine processing (bots). The service involves sending the IP address and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our interest in determining the prevention of misuse. The use of Google reCAPTCHA may also involve the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. Under the following link you can view more information about Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google's privacy policy:

16. Newsletter

We currently do not offer newsletters

17. Integration of third-party services and content

It may happen that content or services from third-party providers, such as city maps or fonts from other websites, are integrated within our online offer. The integration of content from third-party providers always requires that the third-party providers perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to the user's browser. The IP address is thus required for the display of this content. Furthermore, the providers of the third-party content can set their own cookies and process the users' data for their own purposes. In doing so, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We will use this content as sparingly as possible and in a way that avoids data loss, and will select reliable third-party providers with regard to data security.
The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, along with links to their privacy statements, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in part, already mentioned here, opt-out options:
- External fonts from Google, Inc, ("Google Fonts"). The integration of Google Fonts is done by a server call at Google (usually in the USA). Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:
- Maps of the service "Google Maps" of the third-party provider Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:
- Videos of the platform "YouTube" of the third-party provider Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:

18. User rights and deletion

Users have the right to receive, upon request and free of charge, information about the personal data that we have stored about them. In addition, users have the right to correct incorrect data, revoke consent, block and delete their personal data and the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of the assumption of unlawful data processing.
The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.

19. Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to change the privacy policy in order to adapt it to changed legal situations, or in the event of changes to the service as well as data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. Insofar as user consent is required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.
The users are requested to inform themselves regularly about the content of the data protection declaration.


Studio Merkas
Game Development & Entertainment Software e.U

Pischekstraße 19
D-70184 Stuttgart

Opening hours
Monday - Friday, 9 to 5 pm