Privacy Policy

Golf GameBook, internet and mobile applications (“Service) is owned and operated by GameBook Ltd, (“GameBook”) Linnoitustie 6, 02600 Espoo, Finland,

GameBook together with its affiliates is the data controller for the Service. Any and all use and processing of your personally identifiable information by GameBook is governed by the laws of Finland and the European Community (EU) and this Privacy Policy. GameBook may modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If GameBook makes material changes to this Privacy Policy, GameBook will post a notice at Service internet pages along with the updated Privacy Policy. Your continued use of Services will signify your acceptance of the changes to this Privacy Policy.

When you accept this Privacy Policy, you accept that your personal information is collected, shared and used as explained below:

1. Sharing information with friends and the golf community

The Service is primarily designed to help you to share information about your golfing activities with others and to facilitate interaction among golfers around the world. Therefore, all photographs and other information you share at the Service are always public. By default, your profile information including your followers is also public. Upon registration or later, you can change your profile to private (visible to your selected followers which you have accepted as such). By using our Service, you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content, including golfing activities, comments and other materials to the Service and to share your content publicly. This means that other users (your followers) may search for, see, use, or share any of your content that you make publicly available through the Service, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

If you choose, you can find friends and other golfers from the Service to locate other people with your Service accounts either through a search of names and usernames on the Service by typing a name to search and we will perform a search on our Service. Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, becomes available to the public to your followers. To change your privacy settings on the Service, please change your profile setting.

You are the official data controller for the photographs and other public information you post about other people. You may need to ask their consent before posting the information.

Facebook and Twitter give you the option to share information about your activities in the Services with others within your network. You recognize and agree that GameBook is not liable for any such third party use of your personal data.

2. Management of players´ information in your games

When you create a tournament or game, you become the official data controller for the information of the players of the game. If you have temporary players in the game, who have not yet registered to the Service, you may need to ask their consent before adding their information to the Service.

3. Types of personal information GameBook collects

GameBook collects following information:

Data on registration for the Service and special events (contests, sweepstakes, surveys, votings, etc.), such as: name, email and mail address, phone number, other contact information, date of birth, country, your time zone, language and gender;

Login data: username and user password;

Facebook Connect information: You can log in to our Services using Facebook Connect sign-in service. Facebook will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with GameBook such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form;

Profile data, such as: golf handicap, and additional information describing your golfing skills, scoring, equipment you use, messages, pictures, videos and statistics; the organizations and links on your profile, the names and profile pictures of your friends and people you follow or you are followed by, and other information you have included in your profile; and your profile visibility options; This information allows us to help you or others be “found” on GameBook.

Email and other communications: subscriptions for newsletters, marketing emails and other communications, and data about sending, receiving and reading the communications;

Cookies and Service usage data: To collect information about your web session and how you use the Service and navigate to and through the Service, your browser will store a small text file (Cookie), web beacon or other similar file on your computer. They are used to optimize the Service and advertisements according to your interests. You can enable your browser to refuse cookies, but doing so may affect the use of Services. Permanent cookies remain on your computer’s hard drive until you delete them manually using your browser or operating system software.

Your location: Our Service starts to collect location data from sources such as GPS signals once you install the application and consent to the application’s tracking your location by activating location feature. Location features are only available if you activate them. You can deactivate these features at any time and GameBook will stop collecting this type of information. The location data is processed and stored only for the duration that is required for the provision of the location related services. GameBook will not share your GPS location with third parties without your consent. However, GB shall have right to share anonymized location data (any private individual cannot be identified) with third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

4. Use of the collected personal information

Any of the collected information may be used for the following and similar purposes in compliance with your preferences:

  1. to provide, manage and develop the Services and other GameBook´s services and products and related advertising; provide user and technical support; and monitor compliance with the Service terms and conditions;

  2. to contact you and send you service messages, invitations, and other social networking messages; promotional material or special offers, free newsletters or e-mails in order to share information about the products and services of GameBook and its marketing partners and advertisers;

  3. to monitor and analyze the use of the Service, and use profiling in order to improve, optimize and personalize the Service, content and advertisements according to your interests and actions in the Service.

  4. to arrange contests, sweepstakes, price draws, surveys and votings

5. Disclosure and transfer of personal information

GameBook may store and/or transfer your personal data to its affiliates and partners in and outside of EU/EEA member states and the United States in accordance with mandatory legislation and this Privacy Policy. In the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event involving all or a portion of GameBook, your personal information may be transferred to GameBook’s successor or assignee. We may also release your information when it is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce this Privacy Policy, or protect GameBooks´s or others´ rights, property, or safety.

Without your consent, we do not sell, or otherwise disclose personal information to outside parties. GameBook may hire agents and contractors to collect and process personal data on GameBook’s behalf. In such cases GameBook has the right to share your personal data as necessary for the aforementioned third parties to provide their services for GameBook. GameBook is not liable for the acts and omissions of these third parties, except as provided by mandatory law.

6. Sharing personal information with advertising companies

GameBook may employ third party ad serving technologies to serve advertisements in the Servive. GameBook or third parties operating the ad serving technology may use demographic and location information as well as information logged from your hardware or device to ensure that appropriate advertising is presented within the Service. GameBook or third parties may collect and use data for this purpose including, but not limited to IP address (including for purposes of determining your approximate geographic location), UDID, software, applications, hardware, browser information, internet and mobile application usage information. The foregoing data may be used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policy of the company providing the ad serving technology.

You recognize and agree that the advertising companies who deliver ads for GameBook may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other services or products. These companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies. These ad serving technologies are integrated into Services; if you do not want to be subject to this technology, do not use or access Services. Although GameBook takes commercially reasonable steps to instruct such advertising companies to comply with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, GameBook does not have access to or control of third party technologies.

7. Security of your personal information

Personal data collected by GameBook is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Only those GameBook´s employees and subcontractors who need to process your information to do their work are allowed access. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information of Service Users. However, no data system is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

8. Retention of personal information

GameBook deletes all aforementioned data in its possession when it is not needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless required or permitted by law or needed to resolve disputes, enforce GameBook´s user agreements, or comply with technical or legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of Services.

9. Protection of children’s privacy

We do not knowingly collect any personal data from people under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 is attempting to use the Services, we will inform the minor that he or she is ineligible to do so. We will then remove the minor’s information from our records.

10. Third party websites or services

Please note that your access to and use of the Services may be subject to third party terms and conditions and privacy policies, including but not limited to mobile software platforms, social networking services and payment providers. GameBook may also make available links through advertisements or otherwise which enable you to access third party products or services. You recognize and agree that GameBook is not liable for any such third party terms and conditions and their use of your personal data.

11. Your options to control your personal information

GameBook does not verify the correctness of personal data. In the Profile section, you can change your profile publicity options and your preferences for email marketing and participation in contests, etc; and change or update other personal information you have provided to us. In addition, you can choose to share your email address with GameBook´s partners to receive their offers. You can always opt-out of receiving promotional emails (such as newsletters or offers) from GameBook by sending a request to

If you opt-out of promotional email communication, you may still receive Service messages, invitations, and other messages in relation to the games, contests and social networking.

Upon your request, Golf GameBook makes good faith efforts to enable you to review, update, correct or delete your personal data in GameBook’s possession. In order to do so, please contact GameBook at or GameBook Oy, Linnoitustie 6, 02600 Espoo, Finland, Attn: Privacy Policy. GameBook will need to verify your identity and your access request.