Steam Subscriber Agreement 2016 Update

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    The Steam Subscriber Agreement (http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/) has some updates for the new year.

    The biggest change relates to Valve now selling hardware in the European Union (EU), specifically the Steam Controller and Link. Going forward, our hardware distribution in Europe will be the primary responsibility of our Luxembourg subsidiary, known as Valve SARL. Meanwhile digital content and services in Europe move back under our US company, Valve Corp., just as they were before the Luxembourg office opened in July 2012.

    In practice, this changes nothing for our European customers. We will continue to operate with respect to relevant European laws, such as local data and consumer protection, and we'll continue to provide the same services we have for years.

    Those who simply want to keep playing their games and are not making a purchase at this time are free to simply ignore the SSA update for now. It only takes effect for users who explicitly confirm it, usually during a new purchase.

    A full copy of the updated 2016 SSA is available for viewing here: http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/
     
  2. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    In practice, this changes nothing for our European customers. We will continue to operate with respect to relevant European laws, such as local data and consumer protection, and we'll continue to provide the same services we have for years.​

    Yet I have the feeling they are doing it to avoid upcoming EU laws which dictates that you should be able to resell digital content :)

    Also, I wonder if there are some change to what happens or properly what doesn't happen when they mistakenly leaks your personal information due to a cache configuration error ;)
     
  3. ET3D

    ET3D Hopeless Dreamer

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    Reading this Reddit thread, I get the feeling you're wrong.
     
  4. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    I was also joking, a bit, but it's nice if that's not the case.
     

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