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The Party Leader is the elected leader of one of the three political parties in the House of Lords. These influential politicians do not only lead a political party but are also the only characters that can run for election to become Prime-Minister. Their support and ambitions are important for any government.

Political Parties

All members of the nobility have to join one of the three political parties in the House of Lords of the nation where they establish their family home. The only family members that can join are those that have achieved the noble title of Lord or higher. They join a party as a family. This means that when they vote for something, the votes of all family members are added up and cast together. The higher the noble titles are, the more votes they get. This means that families with more family members that are of higher noble title, are the most influential in a political party.

Once a noble family achieves their first title of Lord or higher, or moves to a different nation, they have to select one of the three political parties for membership. For the party selection they can see a presentation of each party's political charter. This charter can be altered by the parties themselves. By default they offer distinctive philosophies, such as conservatism, liberalism and mercantilism, but this can evolve whichever way a party decides.

Party Leader Election

A party elects its leader every three months. In the first round of this process all members that aspire to the leadership can enter their name for the race. An automatic selection is then made on the basis of highest noble rank first and length of party membership second, after which a maximum of 10 members are nominated. In the second round these candidates can present a short profile with their ambitions and all party members get to vote. If a candidate has more than 50% of the votes they are Party Leader. If not, then the highest three candidates are selected for a third round. The candidate with the highest votes in the third round becomes party leader. It it’s a tie, then the votes of the second round are also counted in. If it is then still a tie, the candidate of the highest rank is selected.

The elected Party Leader must appoint a Deputy and Vice-Deputy Party Leader. These are replacement leaders that take over control if the Party Leader either quits or is promoted to Prime-Minister before the next Party Leader election.

Party Member Register

The Party Leader is the only person with access to the party member register. This is the real-time list of all the party members. Gamers will leave and enter nations, either being new or moving home location and changing nationality, which they are always free to do. Once a noble family moves into a nation they immediately have to select a political party. Additionally, party members can also move from one party to another (with approval of the Party Leader on the receiving end). This means that the membership of a party might continually change and new members that no-one knows might appear. Only the Party Leader knows who these members are and can reach them through mail.

Weekly Party Journal and National Newspaper

A party has a weekly Journal for all members. It reveals some party statistics and activities and the Party Leader can write a column in this Journal to pass on political messages and information to the party members.

The nation has a weekly National Newspaper all citizens get for free. The three Party Leaders each get a political column in which they can share their opinions of current affairs, be it in support of opposition of the government. 

Voting in the House of Lords

The Party Leader is the only member of the party that can put up votes in the House of Lords.

The most important House of Lords vote is the 'vote of no confidence' in the government. If this vote is passed in the House of Lords by more than 50% of votes, the Prime-Minister is sacked and new elections are immediately called for.

The other types of votes a Party Leader can call for are Yea or Nay votes in which any subject can be entered. These could for instance be suggestions for a change in laws or policies. These votes are not mandatory for a government to follow. But of course, if a large majority of the House of Lords demands something, it would be wise for a government to listen.

Voting in the Party

Only the Party Leader can put forward internal votes within the political party. There are a few matters that require a majority approval of the members.

Changing the text of the party charter or the party name (the things new members select a party on) need a majority approval from the party members. Expelling a party member also needs a majority vote, and so do the appointments of the Deputy and Vice-Deputy Party Leaders.

Becoming Prime-Minister

Only Party Leaders can run for Prime-Ministers, and every two months there is such an election. If the Party Leader succeeds in being elected as Prime-Minister, the Deputy Party Leader takes over as Party Leader until the next Party Leader elections.

A Prime-Minister can run for two terms. If there is an election where the Prime-Minister still has a term left, he/she can elect to run again. In this case the Party Leader (of the party the Prime-Minister is a member of) is excluded from the election. If a Prime-Minister retires he/she becomes a regular party member again, Party Leadership is not automatically returned to them.

When party members vote for a Prime-Minister they are free to vote for anyone. However, Party Leaders can see what votes the members have cast, disloyalty to the party might not go unnoticed.

It might be the case that one single party represents more than half the members of the House of Lords. In this case this single party will likely be capable of running the nation exclusively. However, if there is no single party that represents a majority, it is almost inevitable that two parties need to work together in a single government to ensure a majority in the House of Lords. Otherwise opposition parties in the House of Lords can easily cast a vote of no confidence at any time, sending the government home. In this situation the elected Prime-Minister will have to make a political deal with another Party Leader and possibly also grant them government posts.

The reality of politics

It is hard for a party to control which members enter and leave a party, as people that move into a nation with their family might not have prior knowledge of the politics and characters of a nation. They simply join as outsiders and pick what appeals to them. For this reason the power balance within parties can shift over time and ensures that Party Leaders need to keep working at unity.

Within a party, the greatest power lies with the families with the most and highest noble titles, as they accumulated the most votes. These members will likely make the difference in vote outcomes. For their influence they can trade favours, like gaining certain positions in government or certain privileges to advance their businesses. Getting to be a Party Leader, and certainly getting to be a Prime-Minister, is going to involve counting votes and doing favours and deals to get them.

Party Leaders are influential leaders that have the ear of the government and the Prime-Minister in particular. But they need to ensure the continued support of their members, for if their members do not vote the way they like, their power means very little.

Workplace of the Party Leader

The Party Leader works in the capital city and has an office in the House of Lords adjoining the party chamber, of which each party has one. A private space where only party members are allowed.

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Posted : November 25, 2020 3:53 pm
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Good evening, Peter. 

I have a few quick questions for you regarding Party Leaders. 

First, I know that PMs can only be chosen from the three Party Leaders in a given nation. But is it mandatory that a Party Leader run for PM? Can the election for PM be between less than three candidates?

Second, is a PM still the Leader of their Party?

Third, can a Party Leader hold a Cabinet position or serve as a Fleet Admiral/Field Marshal?

Finally, what responsibilities in the sense of game mechanics does the Party Leader have?

 

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide!

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Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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Yes, a Party Leader will always run for election, it's an automatic workflow in which they are also presented to the House of Lords, can present a presentation (summery of what their intended policies are) to all members, etc. But imagine they state in that: I recommend to vote for another party leader that I support, then they would still practically circumvent that and not run.

Exception is when the party leader is of a party with a serving Prime-Minister, and that Prime-Minister has still a second term ( the PM can run two terms, a maximum of 2 x 2 months, consecutively). In that case the Prime-Minister runs instead of the Party Leader of his/her party. So all that workflow goes to the Prime-Minister. If the Prime-Minister doesn't want that, he/she can step down, then it goes to the Party Leader again.

The Prime-Minister is not the leader of the party anymore, once elected. Power to lead the party goes to the Deputy Party Leader. So this means the Prime-Minister is also checked by his/her own Party Leader to stick to the promises made. But of course the Prime-Minister is still a Party Member, and votes along with the other members. Also, considering the consecutive terms of service for PM, it could be imagined that two popular gamers work together, and exchange posts, a bit like Putin did it with the President and Premier posts of Russia. So de-facto maybe the PM is someone with a lot of say in the Party anyway.

A Party Leader cannot serve any other position. This is one of the exclusive government positions. This also applies to other family members, they can't have a top governmental or command position. So choosing for politics and political leadership is a real choice of career. But of course it's a very influential decision, because support from the House of Lords is everything to the government. Their whole power depends on it. So a Party Leader will be taken pretty seriously.

The Party Leader has access to the books of Party. He/she can see and write mail to all Party Members, see how many votes their family can cast, and write a periodic journal that goes to all members. The Party Leader sees the new members that join, the ones that leave, so he/she is the only one with a true insight as to the most recent division powers within the Party. The Party Leader can also write a weekly opinion on the state of the nation in the national newspapers. The three Party Leaders share a space in it, and a workflow passes them weekly to contribute something, if they want. It will be read by all citizens of the nation and is a good campaign platform. The Party Leader can make changes to the Party Charter, which then are put up for vote within the Party. The Party Leader can also put up a vote for expulsion of a certain Party member. The Party Leader can elect his/her Deputy and Vice-Deputy Party Leaders (without vote). And most importantly, the Party Leader can propose votes in the House of Lords. On anything. And the most important, formal, vote, is the vote of no confidence, which, with a majority, leads to a dismissal of the government and new elections.

In a way you could say the Party Leader might be the closest thing to a Discord Leader we see in clans, a combination of administrator, moderator and recruiter, with a lot of in-game tools to do so. But the Party is open, so any new nobility gamers that arrive in the nation can join, or they can leave again, or jump parties, and new arrivals will likely not be known, they just choose on the basis of the Party Charter they read. Also, the Party Leader has to stand up to internal elections every 3 months, so you can't count on remaining in power of the Party forever.

If taken seriously, it can be a pretty busy job, with a lot of influence.

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Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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@petersj

 

So, with the 3 political party's as its center of a nation, does this also mean, that all the discordservers that people are making to organize theyre nation that they want to play in, becoming useless, unless they can transform it to a political party discord.

 
Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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Posted by: @bruttus

@petersj

 

So, with the 3 political party's as its center of a nation, does this also mean, that all the discordservers that people are making to organize theyre nation that they want to play in, becoming useless, unless they can transform it to a political party discord.

Honestly, at this point in development, you are making a discord in order to build relationships with people.  Build excitement for the game.  

 
Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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@petersj

Thanks for the detailed answer, Peter. Lots of great information there. I appreciate it!

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Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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@bruttus

John has a point, the Discords are a great way to build a community around the project.

But at launch there will be a big (and exciting) shift, and then those out-of-game resources will get a very different role. The Party Leader, for one, might feel that the in-game mechanics, where he/she can actually see and reach everyone (in an 18th century style), also the many Party Members that are not on the Discord, are far more practical than a Discord server. Also, the Party Leader might not even be the admin of the Discord server, so it's a channel they don't control. 

Also, the fact that the Party Leader is the only one that can see the Party Membership Register is a real edge. Because this prevents anyone else from knowing, and reaching, all Party Members. All the other Party members or members of the House of Lords know is how many members a Party has. On the Discord servers anyone can say anything and sow dissent. Or people from other Parties can infiltrate Discord servers to spy and create havoc. So I think you will quickly see that Party Leaders will take a distance from Discord as a means to organise politics. They'll do that in-game.

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Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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Discords is a pre-game tool to create a community, perhaps still good for smaller groups after launch, but not for whole nations or parties.

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Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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@thor

That also depends on if the majority of the controlling Party is all in the same Discord channel.  Gamers might prefer the real-time chat feed with each of its government members.  You might also see players streaming combat and conducting insider trading with players in other nations, thus creating little dialogue for Commissioners to spy on.

 
Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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Literacy courses used to advance characters at Universities is easier to achieve when an answer key is pinned in Discord.  😐 

 
Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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@rodion

It is true what you say, if a majority of members of a party elect to be on a Discord server, it could very well be useful and dominate that party. (and they can be useful in many other ways indeed)

But do remember this:

Party members come and go in the game when they join or leave a nation, and then pick a particular party. At that point they will likely have no knowledge of the particular Discord server. So you can only catch them for an invite to the Discord server after they have joined already. And you'll have to see whether they are interested then.

The only way you can catch members for that invite, is to be able to find and approach them in-game. Only the Party Leader gets access to the party member list. So at least the Party Leader has to always be a member of the Discord server, and be willing to share the members with the admin of the Discord server (because you don't want non-party members on the Discord server presumably, as they could spy for another party).

So yes, get most members on the Discord server, and it's a good tool. But in all practicality, if you do not succeed to have the Party Leader on there, or do not succeed to lure the majority of the party there, the Discord server would lose its influence. So it's not guaranteed to remain the best tool.

Additionally, for the Party Leader to be willing to share the list, is a sharing of power. The Party Leader has her/his unique power due to being the only one that can reach all the members (in-game). To give all that data to the Discord server, means that the party can also be reached and swayed by outside influences. Like the Discord admin or other members. For a Party Leader to share that, is a great and selfless act of power sharing, which lessens their own exclusive influence. To be admired, for sure. But maybe some Party Leaders, whether they are a member of the Discord server or not, might be tempted to keep the data to themselves.

So for uniting and organising parties and governments, Discord servers can have some limitations.

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Posted : November 25, 2020 4:01 pm
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I updated the Party Leader topic (to improve government career information) and I added the posts from another thread about the Party Leader to this one. This mean that up to this point, all post dates have been changed to today! But these are in reality  older posts. From this post onwards, posts are of a correct date again.   

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Posted : November 25, 2020 4:17 pm
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If I have read correctly you said that a party leader can't get another post than PM. I understand that party leader that becomes PM can't occupy another post than being PM but what about the other 2 party leaders that are not elected PM ? Does the PM can appoint another Party Leader to a government position (in case of 2 parties coalition) as a reward of its alliance ?

I also noted you said if a PM is sacked then there are new elections. Who is PM until the new PM is elected ?

What the hell, this system is highly too much british for a french monarchy 🤣 

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Posted : November 25, 2020 6:20 pm
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Posted by: @isidore-lolona

I understand that party leader that becomes PM can't occupy another post than being PM but what about the other 2 party leaders that are not elected PM ? Does the PM can appoint another Party Leader to a government position (in case of 2 parties coalition) as a reward of its alliance ?

The real reason why Party Leaders can't be something else in government as well, is that we count the position as a career. And we allow only one government career per character/family.

The reason for this is because government positions will be scarce. We want as many gamers as possible to have an opportunity to partake in government. If we allow one single gamer to hold more government positions, it will deprive other gamers that opportunity, and lay more power of a nation in the hands of one single gamer as well, while we think the challenge of the game's government simulator is that you need to work with other gamers to make it successful.

So in this case, the Party Leader could of course make a deal for a government post, but in that case they do have to give up their Party Leader position and have the Deputy Leader take over. It forces gamers to make choices and go for specific career paths. These different positions of power have different advantages. It's also about what type of power you like most. 

One should remember however, that a family can hold only one government post, but also army posts and navy posts with other family characters, and business careers with yet other characters, so having only one government career in the family won't seem like you have nothing to do.

Posted by: @isidore-lolona

I also noted you said if a PM is sacked then there are new elections. Who is PM until the new PM is elected ?

Still the Prime-Minister, because the election takes a while. However, the power of the Prime-Minister will be greatly reduced in this period, as the workflow of all major decisions now has to be approved not only by the Cabinet but also, unanimously, by the Party Leaders during the election period.

If the Prime-Minister quits before the term is up, then a Cabinet Minister will take charge for the duration of the election period, but with the same restrictions.

Posted by: @isidore-lolona

What the hell, this system is highly too much british for a french monarchy

Very true, but it's not necessarily British. House of Lords sounds British of course. But the system is more a game design, than that any government in 1750 actually worked like that. It's intended to create an attractive game politics simulation, with all types of checks and balances, and we'll give it a historical flavour for immersion. But yes, it is mostly a constitutional Monarchy, and France was a bit more like an absolute Monarchy! We'll make sure the French Monarch will despise the system! 😀  

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Posted : November 25, 2020 7:06 pm
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Great new post. Are you going to do all government positions this way?

One question in the same regard:

Are the deputy and vice-deputy party Leaders also a 'career' position, as in that you can't have another government position next to it? That would seem less fair, because these seem passive jobs unless you get lucky and have to replace the party leader.

 
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  4. In the event that, under the Shareholder Agreement, STAK DG has a Tag-Along Right, as defined below, STAK DG informs the share certificate holders within one (1) week after notification of the Tag-Along Right in writing, together with the opportunity to make use of the Tag-along Right, to dispose share certificates in a similar manner as described in the following paragraphs, and confirm this ultimately five (5) working days before the day on which STAK DG must have made use of its Tag-Along Right. STAK DG will indicate the number of shares for which the Tag-Along Right can be exercised and the further conditions on the basis which the underlying shares can be disposed of.
  5. A Tag-Along Right means: if one shareholder (or group of shareholders) of DG BV wishes to dispose of shares in the capital of DG BV and sell to a third party, then according to the Shareholder Agreement, any of the other shareholders of DG BV will be able to dispose of a proportional share of the shares he/she holds and sell to that third party (that is, each shareholder is entitled to dispose the same percentage of shares he/she holds in the capital of DG BV, against the same price and under the same conditions).
  6. If share certificate holders have timely confirmed in writing that they want to make use of their Tag-Along Right as referred to in paragraph 5, then STAK DG will, to the extent possible, make use of its Tag-Along Right for the benefit of the relevant share certificate holders.

TRANSFER AND CONDITIONS REGARDING CERTIFICATES

Article 8

  1. The share certificates are freely transferable unless additional conditions have been imposed by the Board to the share certificate holder when acquiring the share certificates, with regard to the transfer of the share certificates (including, but not limited to, transfer restrictions, mandatory offering arrangements, lock-up arrangements and valuation arrangements).
  2. The conditions as referred to in the previous paragraph:
    • Can differ per share certificate and/or per share certificate holder;
    • Form an integral part of these TCA insofar as it concerns the share certificates concerned; and
    • Can be cancelled, changed and/or adjusted in accordance with the relevant applicable conditions.
  3. The transfer of share certificates can be effected either by notarial deed or by private/authentic deed. The transfer must always be communicated to STAK DG by the transferor and/or the transferee.
  4. The provisions of paragraph 1 also apply with regard to the allocation of share certificates upon division of a community.
  5. The transfer will only have an impact on STAK DG after STAK DG has been notified thereof.

COSTS

Article 9

STAK DG will charge costs for the certification, management and administration of shares to DG BV. STAK DG does not charge share certificate holders (additional) costs other than the one percent (1%) costs upon both buying and selling the share certificates.

EXERCISE OF VOTING RIGHTS AND OTHER SHAREHOLDERS RIGHTS

Article 10

The voting rights and all other controlling rights attached to the shares are exercised by STAK DG at its own discretion, taking into account the provisions of the Law, the Articles of Incorporation of STAK DG and these TCA.

NON-CANCELLATION OF CERTIFICATES

Article 11

Except in the situations provided for in Article 12 of the TCA, share certificate holders cannot claim the administered shares. The cancellation of the share certificates can only be done against the cancellation of the underlying shares.

END OF ADMINISTRATION

Article 12

The administration ends:

  • As a result of a decision of the Board; or
  • In the situation that STAK DG will be dissolved.

At the end of the administration, the share certificates are de-certified (converted into shares) and the corresponding shares will be transferred to the share certificate holders.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Article 13

STAK DG will immediately (within five (5) working days after the publication of the annual report of DG BV) give the share certificate holders the opportunity to become acquainted with these documents.

LIQUIDATION

Article 14

In the event of liquidation of DG BV, the surplus will be paid immediately (within five (5) working days) to the share certificate holders while simultaneously canceling the share certificates.

ARTICELS OF INCORPORATION STAK DG

Article 15

In addition to the provisions in these CTA, the administration of share certificates is also subject to the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation of STAK DG.

CHANGE OF ADMINISTRATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Article 16

The Board is authorized to change these TCA. When a change is made, the Board will immediately notify all the share certificate holders accordingly. The same applies to a change to the Articles of Incorporation of STAK DG. In both case, the Board will inform all share certificate holders in writing, to the (e-mail) addresses referred to in Article 5. For the sake of completeness, a change in the TCA can only be made by unanimous vote in a meeting of the STAK DG Board of Directors, in which all Board Members are present or represented. If not all Members of the Board are present or represented in a Board Meeting in which a proposal to change the TCA is on the agenda, then a second meeting will be convened, to be held within fourteen (14) days after the first, in which, regardless of the number of Board Members present, a valid decision will be made by unanimous vote. Similarly, it can be decided to fully or partially cancel share certificates issued by STAK DG or to dissolve STAK DG. Upon dissolution of STAK DG, all underlying shares will be transferred to the holders of the corresponding share certificates.

TAX IMPACT

Article 17

Each holder of share certificates is deemed, by obtaining these share certificates (whether or not upon issue), to declare towards STAK DG, the Board and DG BV to be aware of the possible tax consequences of his/her participation in the capital of DG BV through the share certificates and/or exercising his/her rights therefrom. STAK DG and the Board bear no responsibility towards the share certificate holders in this regard.
Insofar as taxes and/or social security contributions are due by STAK DG with regard to acquiring the share certificates by share certificate holders, STAK DG can recover these taxes and/or premiums from the share certificate holder concerned.

CHOICE OF LAW

Article 18

Dutch law is applicable to the TCA.

MISCELANEOUS

Article 19

In case of a dispute the Dutch version of the TCA shall prevail.

Forum Policy – Support Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Rulers of the Sea (hereinafter referred to as “RotS”) Support Community (the ”Community”), a place for discussions and exchange of information related to RotS services. By using the Community you agree to follow these RotS Support Community Guidelines (the “Guidelines”), our Support Community Terms of Services (the “Terms of Services”) and the Privacy Policy (as defined in the Terms of Services).
Deadeye Games B.V. is a private company with limited liability and incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands, having its registered office in The Hague and its principal place of business at XX . Deadeye Games is the developer of the RotS game. Deadeye Games B.V. is sometimes also referred to as “Deadeye Games”; “we”, “us” or “our”.

1. No official support from RotS

Keep in mind that most of the information or other material posted in the Community is user generated and not official support provided by us. As with any information or advice, obtained through any medium, you should use your judgment and exercise caution where appropriate, regardless of from whom such material originates. For official support with account related and payment related questions, please submit a ticket to our customer service department using the contact button.

2. Use of the Community

In order to protect the integrity of our users and to maintain the Community as efficient and helpful as possible for the users, we expect you to observe the following rules:

• Before searching for a thread related to your topic or posting a question regarding a problem, try reinstalling the RotS application or check the FAQ.

• Before posting or creating a new thread, make sure the issue you’re experiencing or the question you have is not already posted somewhere in the Community. Multiple threads on the same issue create clutter.

• Avoid double posting. We will delete duplicate threads or posts on the same questions created by a user.

• Make sure that the thread you are posting on is relevant for your issue). Also, make sure that the thread is not outdated or relates to issues that have already been fixed or dealt with by us.

• Please only post information relevant for the thread and avoid discussing personal matters or topics unrelated to our Services.

• Create a new thread or find another related thread if you have multiple queries. Do not add further queries to an existing thread.

• Be careful about the information that you post. Keep in mind that your posts will be available for all users of the Community. We will only remove posts upon your request, as outlined in Section 4 below.

• Always use an appropriate and respectful language when you post information in the Community. Avoid racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive language that could be considered detrimental to other users, or Deadeye Games’ employees or moderators.

• Do not post information or create threads for the promotion or advertisement of commercial products or services.

• In the spirit of integrity, please do not post information such as name, address, personal identification number, social security number, email address, credit card information, or other personal information of other persons. Also make sure that you have all legal rights and/or consents to post any information or other material that you provide or link to through the Community.

• For obvious reasons, do not post links to malware, Trojan viruses, or otherwise malicious content.

• Deadeye Games employees and moderators will identify themselves in the Community by using the Deadeye Games logo as avatars. Do not use any Deadeye Games and/or RotS logo or trade name as your avatar or user name, or otherwise pose as a Deadeye Games employee or moderator when posting in the Community.

3. Reward program

Our customer champion and rewards program is based on the amount of “Medals” received and quality of responses by a user. No posting of artificial responses or other manipulation of the reward program is allowed. Please remember that Rots’ decisions relating to rewards will be final and binding.

4. Moderation and reporting

RotS moderators may remove or edit user posts that, in our sole discretion, violate the Guidelines or the Terms of Services without prior notification to the author. Remember that use of the Community in conflict with the Guidelines or the Terms of Services also may result in immediate termination or suspension of your support account. Please help us to protect integrity and to maintain the Community as helpful as possible by reporting any inappropriate activity or user posts in the Community. Inappropriate content or activity may be reported by using the abuse button under the thread options.

5. Miscellaneous

We may change the Guidelines at any time, at its sole discretion. Any material changes will be communicated to you and your acceptance of and/or continued use of the Community after such notification of change will constitute your acceptance of such changes. In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the Guidelines and the Terms of Services, the provisions of the Terms of Services shall prevail.

Forum Policy – Support Community Terms

Welcome to the Rulers of the Sea (hereinafter referred to as “RotS”) Support Community Terms and Guidelines (the “Community Terms”).

Thanks for choosing the RotS Support Community (the “Community”). The Community is a place for discussions and exchange of information, tips, and other materials related to the RotS Service.
By using the Community, you agree to these Community Terms, our Terms of Services and our Privacy Policy and the Guidelines (the “Terms”).

These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Deadeye Games B.V, so please read them carefully. If you do not agree to the Terms, please do not use the Community. Some of the terms, such as “RotS Service” used in these Community Terms are defined in our Terms of Services.

Deadeye Games B.V. is a private company with limited liability and incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands, having its registered office in The Hague and its principal place of business at XX. Deadeye Games is the developer of the RotS game. Deadeye Games B.V. is sometimes also referred to as “Deadeye Games”; “we”, “us” or “our”.

1. Community Account.

In order to use the Community, you must (1) have an existing RotS account; and (2) create a “Community Account” by following the instructions on the Community registration page. You must ensure that your registration information is true, accurate and complete, and that you keep it up to date. We may reclaim or amend your username at any time. It is strictly prohibited to include any information in your profile that suggests you are a Deadeye Games B.V. employee or moderator, or to otherwise pose as such an employee or moderator when using the Community.

2. No official support

Information, advice or other material of any kind posted on the Community (“Content”) is not official support provided by Deadeye Games. For official support with account related and payment related questions, please submit a ticket to our customer service department using the contact button. You acknowledge that opinions expressed in Content on the Community are those of contributors of such Content only and does not reflect the opinions or policies of Deadeye Games or its affiliates or group companies.

3. Content, moderation and reporting

You are responsible for all Content that you post on the Community. We do not control and assumes no responsibility for such Content or any Content posted by other users. We reserve the right to moderate the activity on the Community and may remove or edit any Content for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, Content that, in our sole discretion, violates these Community Terms. We may remove or edit such Content without prior notification to the responsible user. Remember that use of the Community in conflict with any of the Terms may result in immediate termination or suspension of your accounts (see the Term and Termination section below). Please help us to protect the integrity of the Community and to ensure that the Community remains as helpful as possible by reporting any inappropriate activity or user posts in the Community.

4. Guidelines

The integrity and safety of our Community and our users means a lot to us. In order to keep the Community as efficient and helpful as possible, we expect you to observe our Guidelines.

5. Reward Program

The Community features a reward system whereby RotS, in its sole discretion, may reward users based on their overall contribution to the Community. You acknowledge that our decision in respect of any reward shall be final and binding. We may change or remove the reward system at its discretion from time to time.

6. Limited license

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, make available to the public, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute any Content or feedback that you post on or otherwise provide through the Community and to exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to such Content or feedback, without any attribution to you.

7. Term and termination

These Community Terms will become effective in relation to you when you create a RotS Community Account and will remain in effect until you terminate your RotS Community Account or the earlier termination by us thereof. You may terminate your RotS Community Account at any time by contacting us. Without limiting its other rights to terminate access to the Community, we reserves the right to terminate or suspend your RotS Community Account at any time if, in our sole discretion, you are in contravention of any of the Terms. If we terminates or suspends your RotS Community Account for any reason whatsoever, we or other companies of the Deadeye Games Group, shall have no liability or responsibility to you. Please note that if your RotS Community Account is terminated by you or us for any reason, Content that you have posted may be kept in the Community in an anonymized form.

8. No warranty

The use of the Community is at your own risk. The Community is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent possible under applicable law, we give no warranty, express or implied, as to the quality, content and availability or fitness for a specific purpose of the Community. In addition, we do not warrant, endorse, guarantee or assume responsibility for any Content posted on the Community or any hyperlinked website. As with any information or advice, obtained through any medium or in any environment, you should use your judgment and exercise caution where appropriate. No advice or information whether oral or in writing obtained by you from us or any other company of the Deadeye Games Group shall create any warranty on behalf of Deadeye Games in this regard.

9. Limitation of liability

In no event shall Deadeye Games, its group companies officers, directors, employees, licensors of RotS or any third parties be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (including but not limited to any loss of data, service interruption, computer failure or pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the Community, even if you have advised us about the possibility of such loss, and including any damages resulting therefrom. Your only right with respect to any problems or dissatisfaction with the Community is to terminate your account as set out in Section 9 above and to stop using the Community. Nothing in these Community Terms removes or limits our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, death or personal injury caused by its negligence.

10. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Deadeye Games, the Deadeye Games Group and its officers, directors, employees and licensors harmless from any claim or demand (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees) made by a third party due to or arising out of or related to your violation of these Community Terms or the Guidelines, or your violation of any laws, regulations or third party rights.

11. Intellectual property

We respect intellectual property rights, and expect you to do the same. Please note therefore that the Community is the property of Deadeye Games, its group companies or its licensors and is protected by intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright) and that you do not have a right to use the Community in any manner not covered by these Community Terms.

12. Technology limitations and modifications

We will make reasonable efforts to keep the Community operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Community or any of its functions and features with or without notice. If we modifies or discontinues the Community for any of the reasons set out above in this Section 14, we or any other company of the Deadeye Games Group, shall have no liability or responsibility to you.

13. Privacy

When you sign up for a use the Community, Deadeye Games and its hosting providers may gather, store, share and use your personal data. The privacy and security of your user data is – and will remain – our highest priority. You can read more about our privacy practices in the Privacy Policy, which includes information about your privacy, your rights and how to exercise them.

14. Miscellaneous

We may change the Guidelines at any time, at its sole discretion. Any material changes will be communicated to you and your acceptance of and/or continued use of the Community after such notification of change will constitute your acceptance of such changes. Please do not use the Community if you do not agree to the new Terms.
In the event that the Community Terms and Guidelines are translated into other languages and there is a discrepancy between the two language versions, the English language version shall prevail.
We may assign its rights and obligations in connection these Community Terms without restrictions. You may not assign your rights or obligations in connection these Community or your Community Account, or any part thereof, to any third party.

The Community Terms and Guidelines shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of applicable to you pursuant to the our Terms of Use. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with the Community Terms and Guidelines will be subject to the jurisdiction of the court in The Hague.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for reading our Data Privacy policy carefully. By accepting them you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Data Privacy policy.

  1. Introduction
  2. About this Policy
  3. What is Personal and Non-Personal Data
  4. Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choices and control
  5. How do we process your personal Data?
  6. What Personal Data do we collect from you?
  7. What do we use your Personal Data for?
  8. Sharing your Personal Data
  9. Personal Data retention and deletion
  10. Transfer to other countries
  11. Links
  12. Keeping your Personal Data safe
  13. Children
  14. Updates of this Privacy Policy
  15. How to contact us

1. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for using Rulers of the Sea. At Rulers of the Sea, we want to give you the best possible gaming experience to ensure that you enjoy our service today, tomorrow, and in the future. To do this we need to understand your gaming habits so we can deliver an exceptional service specifically for you. That said, your privacy and the security of your Personal Data is, and will always be, enormously important to us. So, we want to transparently explain how and why we gather, store, share and use your Personal Data – as well as outline the controls and choices you have around when and how you choose to share your Personal Data.

This is our objective, and this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) will explain exactly what we mean in further detail below.

2. ABOUT THIS POLICY

This Policy sets out the essential details relating to your Personal Data relationship with Deadeye Games B.V., a private company with limited liability and existing under the laws of the Netherlands, having its registered office in The Hague and its principal place of business at XX and developer of the Rulers of the Sea game. The Policy applies to all Rulers of the Sea Services and any associated Services. The terms governing your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services are defined in our Terms of Services (the “Terms of Services”).

From time to time, we may develop new or offer additional Services. If the introduction of these new or additional Services results in any change to the way we collect or process your Personal Data we will provide you with more information and additional terms or policies. Unless stated otherwise when we introduce these new or additional services, they will be subject to this Policy.

The aim of this Policy is to:

  1. Ensure that you understand what Personal Data we process about you, the reasons why we collect and use it, and who we share it with;
  2. Explain the way we use an process the Personal Data that you share with us and we collect about you in order to give you the best gaming experience when you are using the Rulers of the Sea Services; and
  3. Explain your rights and choices in relation to the Personal Data we process and process about you and how we will protect your privacy.

We hope this helps you to understand our privacy commitments to you. For information on how to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns, please see the ‘How to Contact Us’ Section 15 below. Alternatively, if you do not agree with the content of this Policy, then please remember it is your choice whether you want to use the Rulers of the Sea Services.

3. WHAT IS PERSONAL AND NON-PERSONAL DATA

“Personal Data” is Data that we have collected from you that identifies you, or which, in conjunction with other data that is in our possession, or is likely to come into our possession, may be used to identify you.

“Non-Personal Data”, is information that we have collected from you which cannot be used to identify you.

4. YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR PREFERENCES: GIVING YOU CHOICES AND CONTROL

You may be aware that European Union law, called the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR” gives certain rights to individuals in relation to their Personal Data. Accordingly, we have implemented additional transparency and access controls in our Privacy Center to help users take advantage of those rights. As available and except as limited under applicable law, the rights afforded to individuals are:

  1. Right of Access – the right to be informed of and request access to the Personal Data we process about you;
  2. Right to Rectification – the right to request that we amend or update your Personal Data where it is inaccurate or incomplete;
  3. Right to Erasure – the right to request that we delete your Personal Data;
  4. Right to Restrict – the right to request that we temporarily or permanently stop processing all or some of your Personal Data;
  5. Right to Object – the right, at any time, to object to us processing your Personal Data on grounds relating to your particular situation, or the right to object to your personal data being processed for direct marketing purposes;
  6. Right to Data Portability – the right to request a copy of your Personal Data in electronic format and the right to transmit that Personal Data for use in another party’s (gaming) service; and
  7. Right not to be subject to Automated Decision-making – the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated decision making, including profiling, where the decision would have a legal effect on you or produce a similarly significant effect.

In order to enable you to exercise these rights with ease and to record your preferences in relation to how Deadeye Games BV uses your Personal Data, we provide you with access to the following settings via your Account Settings page:

  • Privacy Settings – allows you to control some of the categories of Personal Data we process about you, enables you to access your Personal Data via a “Download my Data” button, and includes a link to the Privacy Center on RulersoftheSea.com where you can find out more information about how Rulers of the Sea process your personal data and what your rights are; and,
  • Notification Settings – allows you to choose which communications you receive from Rulers of the Sea, manage your publicly available Personal Data, and set your sharing preferences.

The Privacy Center puts you in control of how Rulers of the Sea processes your Personal Data. It provides you with information about what happens if you adjust your settings on your Account Settings page and how to opt out of receiving certain messages from Deadeye Games BV and/or Rulers of the Sea. If we send you electronic marketing messages based on your consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may, at any time, respectively withdraw such consent or declare your objection (“opt-out”) at no cost. The electronic marketing messages you receive from Deadeye Games BV and/or Rulers of the Sea (e.g. those sent via email) also will include an opt-out mechanism within the message itself (e.g. an unsubscribe link in the emails we send to you).

If you have any questions about your privacy, your rights, or how to exercise them, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the ‘Contact Us’ form on the Privacy Center. We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time upon verification of your identity. If you are unhappy with the way we are using your Personal Data you can also contact and are free to lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoongegevens) or your local Data Protection Authority.

5. HOW DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We process your Personal Data in the following ways:

If you access or use our Website – when you access or use our website, we may collect certain personal data such as IP address, cookie data, requested file, browser type/version, browser language, operating system, screen resolution, JavaScript active, Java on/off, cookies on/off, colour settings, referral URL, time of access and clicks;

Through your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services – when you use the Rulers of the Sea Services, we collect Personal Data about your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services such as your email address, date of birth, gender and country;

Personal Data collected that enables us to provide you with additional features/functionalities – from time to time, you also may provide us with additional Personal Data or give us your permission to collect additional Personal Data e.g. to provide you with more features or functionalities. As described further below (see Voluntary Data), we will not collect photos, precise mobile device location, voice data, or contacts from your device without your prior consent. You always will have the option to change your mind and withdraw your consent at any time.

In general, we use log files to monitor traffic on our Website and to troubleshoot technical problems. In the event of user abuse of our Website, we may block certain IP addresses.

We (will) use anonymised and aggregated information to optimize your experience of the Rulers of the Sea Services but also for purposes that include testing our IT systems, research, data analysis, creating marketing and promotion models, improving the Rulers of the Sea Services, and developing new features and functionality within the Rulers of the Sea Services.

5.1 Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that you get the most out of the Rulers of the Sea Services. Cookies are small text files that are applied to your Internet enabled device by websites. Cookies allow us to store and then retrieve information on your computer about your visit to our Website (e.g. when you accessed the Website). We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interest and to monitor Website usage or to simplify your visits to the Rulers of the Sea Services (for example, by remembering your login details).

Please note that the collection of information in this Section 5.1 is not mandatory. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies whenever you visit a website. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, your web experience may be less satisfying without the use of cookies.

The first time you visit our Website you will be presented with a notification that we use cookies. By proceeding to use the Website you are consenting to our use of cookies as described in the Cookie Policy and this Privacy Policy.

For further information, please read our Cookie Policy.

5.2 Analytic Metrics Tools and other technology

Deadeye Games B.V. may also use its own or third-party proprietary analytic metrics tools and other analytics technologies to collect the data referred to in this Privacy Policy. We may use such technology to deliver content specific to your interest and to monitor usage of the Rulers of the Sea Services.

5.3 Misuse

In addition to Sections 5.1 and 5.2, if we reasonably suspect that any of the Rulers of the Sea Services or your Account is being or has been misused, including without limitation, by virtue of any:

  1. DoS attacks;
  2. Hacking;
  3. Cheating;
  4. Fraud;
  5. Distribution of spam and/or viruses;
  6. Gold farming;
  7. Defamation, racism, hate speech etc.;
  8. Other violations of our Terms of Services;

Deadeye Games B.V. may collect further Personal Data and Non-Personal Data to verify or refute such suspicions within the limits of applicable law and taking into account your reasonable data protection interests. We will use this Data to comply with applicable law and enforce our rights under civil and penal law against the respective users.

5.4 Customer Support

Optionally you may choose to send crash reports or contact Customer Support for any technical and commercial issues.

In addition to the data collected in Sections 5.1 to 5.3 above, the data provided by you may include:

  1. Crash reports;
  2. Further machine specifications;
  3. Screenshots;
  4. Any other data you may choose to provide.

The collection of the data set out in this Section 5.4 is not mandatory. However, we might not be able to fix bugs or handle the technical and commercial issues you have without this data. For legal reasons this information will be stored as long as your account remains open and for the applicable statues of limitations thereafter.

6.WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU?

We have set out in the tables below the categories of Personal Data we collect and process about you:

Personal Data collected when you sign up for the Rulers of the Sea Services

Categories of Personal DataDescription of category
Account Registration Data and Commercial transactionThis is the Personal Data that is provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for and use the Rulers of the Sea Services. This includes your email address, date of birth, gender and country.

Some of the Personal Data we will ask you to provide is required in order to create your account such as account ID, login ID, display name, password, community moniker, user handle, and referral code. You also have the option to provide us with some additional Personal Data in order to make your account more personalized such as birth date.

The exact Personal Data we will collect depends on the type of Rulers of the Sea Services you sign up for (paid or non-paid).

Personal data collected through your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services

Categories of Personal DataDescription of category
Rulers of the Sea Service Usage DataThis is the Personal Data that is collected about you when you are using the Rulers of the Sea Services – this may include:
  • Information about your type of Rulers of the Sea Services subscription.
  • Information about your interactions with the Rulers of the Sea Services which includes the date and time of gaming, video content you’ve watched, and your interactions with other Rulers of the Sea users.
  • User Content (as defined in the Terms of Services) your post to Rulers of the Sea including messages you send and/or receive via Rulers of the Sea and your interactions with the Rulers of the Sea Customer Service team.
  • Technical Data which may include URL information, cookie data, your IP address, unique device IDs, device attributes, network connection type (e.g. Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth) and provider, network and device performance, information enabling digital rights management, operating system, and Rulers of the Sea application version. Further details about the technical data that is processed by us can be found in our Cookies Policy.

Personal Data collected with your permission that enables us to provide you with additional features/functionalities

Categories of Personal DataDescription of category
Voluntary Mobile DataIn addition to the mobile data we collect to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Services (outlined above), you also have the option to give us your consent to collect additional Personal Data from your (mobile) device to provide you with features/functionalities that will enhance your Rulers of the Sea Services experiences.

We will not access any of the Personal Data listed below without first obtaining your consent:

  • Your photos – If you give us permission to access your photos or camera, we will only access images that you specifically choose to share with us and metadata related to those images, such as the type of file and the size of the image. We will never scan or import your photo library or camera roll;
  • Your precise mobile device location – If you give us permission to access your precise location, this enables us to access your GPS or Bluetooth to provide location-aware functionality in the Rulers of the Sea Services. Please note that this does not include your IP address. We use your IP address to determine non-precise location, for example, what country you are in to comply with our licensing agreements;
  • Your voice data – If you give us permission to access your voice data, this enables us to access the voice commands captured via your device microphone to enable you to interact with the Rulers of the Sea Services with your voice. Please note you will always have the ability to turn off the microphone feature; and,
  • Your contacts – If you give us permission to access your contacts, this enables us to access individual contacts stored on your device to help you find friends who use Rulers of the Sea.
Payment DataWe may collect such Personal Data if you sign up for a Trial or purchase any of our Paid Subscriptions (as defined in the Terms of Services) or make other purchases through the Rulers of the Sea Services. The exact personal data collected will vary depending on the payment method (e.g. direct via your mobile phone carrier or by invoice) but will include information such as:
  • Full name;
  • Billing address (including street, ZIP code and country);
  • Credit or debit card type, expiration date, and certain digits of your card number;
  • Mobile phone number;
  • Details of your transaction history;
  • Object acquired;
  • Pledge value;
  • Confirmation email address.
Marketing DataThis Personal Data is used to enable Deadeye Games B.V. (and our partners / service providers) to send you marketing communications either:
  • Via email;
  • Whilst using the Rulers of the Sea Services; and/or
  • Direct from a third party.

You can find out more about the Personal Data collected and the controls you have in relation to the marketing communications you receive via the Privacy Center.

7. WHAT DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR?

When you use or interact with the Rulers of the Sea Services, we use a variety of technologies to process the personal data we collect about you for various reasons. We have set out in the table below the reasons why we process your personal data, the associated legal bases we rely upon to legally permit us to process your personal data, and the categories of personal data (identified in Section 6 ‘What personal data do we collect from you?’) used for these purposes:

Description of why Rulers of the Sea processes your Personal Data (‘processing purpose’)Legal Basis for the processing purposeCategories of Personal Data used by Rulers of the Sea for the processing purpose
To provide, personalize, and improve your experience with the Rulers of the Sea Service and other services and products provided by Deadeye Games B.V., for example by providing customized, personalized, or localized content, features, and advertising on or outside of the Rulers of the Sea Services (including for third party products and services).
  • Performance of a Contract
  • Legitimate Interest
  • Account Registration Data
  • Service Usage Data
To understand how you access and use the Rulers of the Sea Services to ensure technical functionality of the Rulers of the Sea Services, develop new products and services, and analyse your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, including your interaction with applications, advertising, products, and services that are made available, linked to, or offered through the Rulers of the Sea Services.
  • Performance of a Contract
  • Legitimate Interest
  • Account Registration Data
  • Service Usage Data
To communicate with you for Rulers of the Sea Services-related purposes.
  • Performance of a Contract
  • Legitimate Interest
  • Account Registration Data
  • Service Usage Data
To process your payment to prevent or detect fraud including fraudulent payments and fraudulent use of the Rulers of the Sea Service.
  • Performance of a Contract
  • Compliance with legal obligations
  • Legitimate Interest
  • Payment Data
To communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for:
  • Marketing;
  • Research;

via emails, notifications, or other messages, consistent with any permissions you may have communicated to us (e.g., through your Account Settings page).

  • Consent
  • Legitimate Interest
  • Marketing Data
To provide you with features, information, advertising, or other content which is based on your specific location.
  • Consent
  • Voluntary Mobile Data

If you require further information about the balancing test that Rulers of the Sea has undertaken to justify its reliance on the legitimate interest legal basis under GDPR, please see Section 15 ‘How to contact us’ for further details on how to contact us.

8. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA#

We have set out the categories of recipients of the Personal Data collected or generated through your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services. Please note that other than explicitly set out in this Privacy Policy, Deadeye Games B.V. will never share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent.

Publicly available information

The following Personal Data will always be publicly available on the Rulers of the Sea Services: your ID and/or username and potentially a profile picture.

Personal Data you may choose to share

The following personal data will only be shared with the categories of recipients outlined in the table below if:

  • you choose to make use of a specific Rulers of the Sea Service feature where sharing of particular Personal Data is required for the proper use of the Rulers of the Sea Services feature; or
  • you grant us your permission to share the Personal Data, e.g. by selecting the appropriate setting in the Rulers of the Sea Services.
Categories of RecipientsReason for sharing
Support CommunityWhen you register for Rulers of the Sea Support Account on the Rulers of the Sea Support Community, we will ask you to create a specific Rulers of the Sea Support Community username. This will be publicly displayed to anyone who accesses the Rulers of the Sea Support Community along with any questions or comments you post.
Your Rulers of the Sea FollowersThere also may be times when you want us to share certain Service Usage Data, specifically information about your use of Rulers of the Sea, with other Rulers of the Sea users known as ‘Your Rulers of the Sea Followers’.

Learn more about how to manage notifications, your publicly available information, and what you share with others in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy and on the Privacy Center.

Information we may share

Categories of RecipientsReason for sharing
Service Providers and OthersWe may use technical service providers which operate the technical infrastructure that we need to provide the Rulers of the Sea Services; in particular providers which host, store, manage, and maintain the Rulers of the Sea application.
We may use technical service providers to help us communicate with you, as described in Section 7 of this Policy.
We use marketing (and advertising partners) to show you more tailored content, or to help us understand your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, to provide you with a better experience. We also may share Personal Data with certain marketing and advertising partners to send you promotional communications about Rulers of the Sea.
Rulers of the Sea PartnersWe might share your Personal Data in a pseudonymised format with marketing partners who help us with promotional efforts and with advertisers that allow us to offer a free service.
Academic ResearchersWe may share your Personal Data for activities such as statistical analysis and academic study but only in a pseudonymised format.
Other Rulers of the Sea Group CompaniesWe might share your Personal Data with other Deadeye Games B.V. Group Companies to carry out our daily business operations and to enable us to maintain and provide the Rulers of the Sea Services to you.
Law Enforcement and Data Protection AuthoritiesWe will share your Personal Data when we in good faith believe it is necessary for us to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation under applicable law, or respond to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, a court order, or a subpoena.

We also will share your personal data where we in good faith believe that it is necessary for the purpose of our own, or a third party’s legitimate interest relating to national security, law enforcement, litigation, criminal investigation, protecting the safety of any person, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm, provided that we deem that such interest is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of your Personal Data.

Purchasers of our businessWe will share your Personal Data in those cases where we sell or negotiate to sell our business to a buyer or prospective buyer. In this situation, Deadeye Games B.V. will continue to ensure the confidentiality of your Personal Data and give you notice before your Personal Data is transferred to the buyer or becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

9. DATA RETENTION AND DELETION

We keep your Personal Data only as long as necessary to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Service and for legitimate and essential business purposes, such as maintaining the performance of the Deadeye Games Services, making data-driven business decisions about new features and offerings, complying with our legal obligations, and resolving disputes. We keep some of your Personal Data for as long as you are a user of the game.

If you request, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data so that it no longer identifies you, unless, we are legally allowed or required to maintain certain Personal Data, including situations such as the following:

  1. If there is an unresolved issue relating to your account, such as an outstanding credit on your account or an unresolved claim or dispute we will retain the necessary personal data until the issue is resolved;
  2. Where we are required to retain the Personal Data for our legal, tax, audit, and accounting obligations, we will retain the necessary personal data for the period required by applicable law; and/or,
  3. Where necessary for our legitimate business interests such as fraud prevention or to maintain the security of our users.

10. TRANSFER TO OTHER COUNTRIES

Deadeye Games B.V. might share your Personal Data globally with other companies in the Deadeye Games B.V. Group in order to carry out the activities specified in this Policy. Deadeye Games B.V. may also subcontract processing to, or share your Personal Data with, third parties located in countries other than your home country. Your personal data, therefore, may be subject to privacy laws that are different from those in your country of residence.

Personal Data collected within the European Union and Switzerland may, for example, be transferred to and processed by third parties located in a country outside of the European Union and Switzerland. In such instances Deadeye Games B.V. will ensure that the transfer of your Personal Data is carried out in accordance with applicable privacy laws and, in particular, that appropriate contractual, technical, and organizational measures are in place such as the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EU Commission.

For further details of the security measures we use to protect your Personal Data, please see the ‘Keeping your personal data safe’ Section 12 of this Policy.

11. LINKS

We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third-party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties’ privacy practices and content. If you click on a third-party advertisement or link, please understand that you are leaving the Rulers of the Sea Service and any Personal Data you provide will not be covered by this Policy. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect process and protect your Personal Data.

12. KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL DATA SAFE

We are committed to protecting our users’ Personal Data. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to help protect the security of your Personal Data; however, please note that no system is ever completely secure. We have implemented various policies including pseudonymisation, encryption, access, and retention policies to guard against unauthorized access and unnecessary retention of Personal Data in our systems.

Your password protects your user account, so we encourage you to use a unique and strong password, limit access to your computer and browser, and log out after having used the Rulers of the Sea Services.

13. CHILDREN

The Rulers of the Sea Services are not directed to children under the age of 13 years. However, in some countries, stricter age limits may apply under local law. Please see our Terms of Services for further details.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 13 years or under the applicable age limit (the “Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, please do not use the Rulers of the Sea Services, and do not provide any Personal Data to us.

If you are a parent of a child under the Age Limit and become aware that your child has provided Personal Data to Rulers of the Sea, please contact us using the form on the Privacy Center, and you may request exercise of your applicable rights detailed in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy.

If we learn that we have collected the Personal Data of a child under the age of 13 years, we will take reasonable steps to delete the Personal Data. This may require us to delete the Rulers of the Sea account for that child.

14. UPDATES OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We will occasionally update this Policy. When we make material updates to this Policy, we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice within the Rulers of the Sea Services or by sending you an email.

Please, therefore, make sure you read any such notice carefully. Annually this Policy will be reviewed for accuracy and changes in GDPR. If no material changes are made, you will not be notified.

If you want to find out more about this Policy and how Deadeye Games B.V. uses your Personal Data, please visit the Privacy Center on RulersoftheSea.com to find out more.

15. HOW TO CONTACT US

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer by using the form on the Privacy Center or by writing to us at address listed in the footer.

Deadeye Games BV is the data processor for the purposes of the personal data processed under this Policy.