Privacy Policy

This GameAdvisor Privacy Policy applies to your use of www.gameadvisor.com, and any other GameAdvisor's applications.We values the privacy of users, publishers, and others who visit and use the GameAdvisor Services (collectively or individually, “you” or “users”) and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from and about you.

You may share personal information when using the GameAdvisor Services. One example is when you provide information about yourself as part of the GameAdvisor account creation process. Another is when you take certain actions on the GameAdvisor Services that are public or intended to be public in nature, such as when you participate in a chat room, post profile information, post a review, or follow a user. Given the social nature of some of the GameAdvisor Services, that information may be collected, used, or disclosed by others who are part of that social interaction. In addition, some features of the GameAdvisor Services are designed to provide others with information about user activity, such as identifying the user who replied a comment. We encourage you to be mindful of this when considering your activity on the GameAdvisor Services.

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy in your GameAdvisor account setup, or by using the GameAdvisor Services, you consent to the extent permitted by law to the information handling practices described in this Policy. Storage and access to cookies that are set in connection with the GameAdvisor Services are governed by the GameAdvisor Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”).

Personal Information GameAdvisor Collects About You

We obtain information about you through the means discussed below when we provide the GameAdvisor Services. Please note that we need certain types of information so that we can provide the GameAdvisor Services to you. If you do not provide us with such information, or ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use the GameAdvisor Services.

  1. User-provided Information: You may provide a variety of information about yourself to us, such as your nickname, email address, or telephone number when you register for GameAdvisor Services; download games from the GameAdvisor Services; or otherwise use the features and functionality of the GameAdvisor Services.
  2. Automatically Collected Information: When you access the GameAdvisor Services or open one of our emails, we automatically record and store certain information about your system by using cookies and other types of technologies. Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that are sent to your browser. Examples of such information we automatically collect include Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), a unique user ID, device and browser types and identifiers, referring and exit page addresses, software and system type, and information about your usage of GameAdvisor Services. You can turn off cookies through browser Settings, but you may not be able to use all of our services.Examples of how GameAdvisor uses automatically collected information include to: (a) automatically update the GameAdvisor application on your system; (b) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the GameAdvisor Services; (c) monitor the effectiveness of marketing campaigns; (d) monitor and store aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed.
  3. Information from Other Sources: We may obtain additional information such as demographic and statistical information from third parties and sources other than the GameAdvisor Services, such as advertisers or social media networks (such as Facebook) for which you have approved our access. When you access the GameAdvisor Services through social media networks or when you connect the GameAdvisor Services to social media networks, you are authorizing GameAdvisor to collect, store, and use such additional information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We use this information to supplement the information we collect about you in order to provide more relevant, safer experiences for you with the GameAdvisor Services and improve the GameAdvisor Services, analytics, and advertising. If we combine or associate information from other sources with information that we collect through the GameAdvisor Services, we will treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How GameAdvisor Uses Personal Information

  1. GameAdvisor uses such information to operate, maintain, enhance, provide, create, and develop all of the features, functionality, and services (new or existing) found on the GameAdvisor Services; provide security for our websites, products, software, or applications; improve your experience with the GameAdvisor Services by providing content recommendations and by delivering content that we hope you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games; prevent fraud and abuse; and understand the usage trends of our users.
  2. We use your email address to communicate with you, including to notify you of major GameAdvisor Services updates, for customer service purposes, or to contact you regarding any content that you have posted to or downloaded from the GameAdvisor Services.
  3. In certain cases, we have a legal obligation to collect and process your personal information (such as our obligation to share data with tax authorities).
  4. We may also ask for your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you. When you consent to our processing your personal information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop processing of your data for that purpose.
  5. GameAdvisor will rely on legal grounds to process your personal information to the extent permitted by applicable law, which may include, without limitation:  to honor contractual commitments, to take steps in anticipation of entering into contract, to fulfill legal obligations, your consent, and GameAdvisor's legitimate interests.

When GameAdvisor Discloses Personal Information

We share such information as described below:

  1. We disclose such information to service providers working on our behalf, such as, to: provide website hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; or assist GameAdvisor in improving the GameAdvisor Services and creating new services and features. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Policy, we authorize them to use the information only for the purposes for which it is provided to them, and we require them to use reasonable confidentiality measures.
  2. GameAdvisor may make information available to our affiliates (meaning entities controlled by, controlling, or under common control with GameAdvisor).
  3. GameAdvisor may disclose user information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with U.S. state and federal laws or other applicable laws around the world (for example, in the country of your residence), or respond to a court order, judicial or other government request, subpoena, or warrant in the manner legally required.
  4. GameAdvisor also reserves the right to disclose information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to protect GameAdvisor from potential liability or from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims, or allegations; protect the security or integrity of the GameAdvisor Services; or protect the rights, property, or safety of GameAdvisor, our users, or others.

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when personal information about you might be shared with third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Data Subject Rights and Your Choices

You may decline to share certain information with GameAdvisor, in which case GameAdvisor may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the GameAdvisor Services. If you have created a GameAdvisor Services account, depending on the service, you may be able to update your profile information and preferences or disable your account by logging in and going to the settings page.For other requests to review, update, delete, or otherwise limit GameAdvisor's use of information that you have provided directly to GameAdvisor, you may contact ogilvy@gmail.com. In your request, please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify all relevant background. To protect your privacy and security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access or making corrections to your information. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), can exercise certain data subject rights available to them under applicable data protection laws.  We will comply with requests to exercise these rights in accordance with applicable law.  Please note that in some circumstances, we may  need to keep processing your information for certain legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation.  If these rights apply to you, they may permit you to request that we:

  1. Obtain access to or a copy of certain personal information we hold about you
  2. Prevent the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes (including any direct marketing processing based on profiling)
  3. Update personal information that is out of date or incorrect
  4. Delete certain personal information we hold about you
  5. Restrict the way that we process and disclose specific personal information about you
  6. Transfer your personal information to a third-party provider of services
  7. Revoke consent that you previously provided for the processing of your personal information

Third-Party Services and Websites

The GameAdvisor Services may link to third-party websites or services. The privacy practices of those third parties are not governed by this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites and services to understand their practices.

If you connect to a third-party service (such as Facebook, Google, or another third-party application) through the GameAdvisor Services or otherwise link your GameAdvisor account with a third-party service, you are requesting and authorizing us to share or grant access to information on your behalf (such as your username, the fact that your connection originated from the GameAdvisor Services, and other relevant usage and diagnostic information) with such third party. We may also send information about the content you watch or your activities on the GameAdvisor Services to such third parties. For example, we may make information available to app developers, game developers, and game publishers to facilitate purchases and awards of digital goods, such as games and in-game items.

Advertisers and Analytics Providers

We may use third-party Web analytics services in connection with the GameAdvisor Services, such as those of Google Analytics, and its advertising features. These service providers use a variety of tracking technologies such as cookies to analyze how users use the GameAdvisor Services. The information collected (described above in “Automatically Collected Information”) will be collected directly by these service providers to evaluate your use of the GameAdvisor Services. For more information on how Google Analytics uses data from our websites and how you can control the information sent to Google, click here. To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here. Because these opt outs are cookie-based, please note that if you get a new computer or device, install or start using a new browser, or erase or alter your browser's cookie file, you may need to opt out again.

GameAdvisor may allow advertisers, third-party advertising networks and third-party advertising serving companies to serve advertisements directly to you within the GameAdvisor Services and other GameAdvisor sites, services and software. By serving these advertisements directly to you, these companies can set their own cookies on your computer and trigger their own Web beacons and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements, and to collect and track information such as demographic information, inferred interests, aggregated information, and activity to assist them in personalizing the advertising content delivered to you. GameAdvisor does not provide information that is intended to identify you personally to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, if you respond to an advertisement that targets a certain audience (for example, males age 20 to 25 who have participated in certain promotions), the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience that they were trying to reach.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the tracking technologies and activities of, other advertisers, third-party advertising networks, or third-party advertising servers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these advertisers, third-party advertising networks, or third-party advertising servers. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see http://www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks’ and services’ advertising practices, for example, Google Analytics advertising features and Google's use of cookies, go to the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out page, or the Your Online Choices page.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our website for third-party purposes, and that is why we provide the Network Advertising Initiative, Your Online Choices and the Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out links above. However, GameAdvisor does not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.

Data Security

GameAdvisor uses a variety of managerial, technical, and physical measures to protect the integrity and security of your information. These measures may vary based on the sensitivity of your information. However, no security precautions or systems can be completely secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to GameAdvisor, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Retention of Your Information

We keep your personal information to enable your continued use of GameAdvisor Services, for as long as it is required in order to fulfill the relevant purposes described in this Privacy Policy, as may be required (or permitted) by law such as for tax and accounting purposes, or as otherwise communicated to you.

Children's Privacy

IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE GAMEADVISOR SERVICES AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, GameAdvisor does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information (as defined by the United States Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) from persons under 13 years-of-age. If GameAdvisor learns that personal information of persons under 13 has been collected on or through the GameAdvisor Services, GameAdvisor will take appropriate steps to delete this information.

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a GameAdvisor Services member, then please contact ogilvy@gmail.com to have that child's account terminated and personal information deleted.

For residents of the EEA, where processing of personal information is based on consent, GameAdvisor will not knowingly engage in that processing for users under the age of consent established by applicable data protection law. If we learn that we are engaged in that processing with such users, we will halt such processing and will take reasonable measures to promptly remove applicable information from our records.

Merger or Sale

In the event that GameAdvisor, or some or all assets related to the GameAdvisor Services are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity or in connection with a contemplated change of ownership transaction, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control event, including in the course of diligence.

International Data Transfers

Information collected by GameAdvisor may be stored and processed in your region, in the United States (for instance in our major data centers), or in any other country where GameAdvisor or its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, or service providers are located or maintain facilities.  If we provide any information about you to any such entities, we will take appropriate measures to ensure such companies protect your information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

GameAdvisor reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time (for example to reflect updates to the GameAdvisor Services or to reflect changes in the law). Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for those changes. Your continued use of the GameAdvisor Services after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.

We will not materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information collected in the past under a prior version of the Privacy Policy without the consent of affected individuals

GameAdvisor Contact Information

Please contact GameAdvisor with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy by email to ogilvy@gmail.com. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days of its receipt.

California Privacy Rights

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (as defined by applicable California law) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. GameAdvisor does not currently disclose personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites and software applications work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites and software applications can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website or software application more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).

What Cookies do we use?

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the GameAdvisor Services.

  1. Essential Cookies These cookies are essential to the operation of the GameAdvisor Services in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as accessing secure areas of the website or paid for content, cannot be provided. These cookies are essential for using the website and therefore cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.
    Essential cookies on the GameAdvisor Services may include:
    _GameAdvisor_session_id:Used to help users navigate within the website and to allow them to travel back to previous pages. You can control these cookies via your browser setting but please note that the GameAdvisor Services may not function smoothly if you do.
  2. Performance Cookies Performance cookies, which often include analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this GameAdvisor Services and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the website, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the GameAdvisor Services, help us record any difficulties you have with the GameAdvisor Services and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
    Performance cookies on this GameAdvisor Services may include:Google Analytics
  3. Flash Cookies We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as “Flash cookies”) are employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe's website directly. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies see adobe.com/security/flashplayer for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for the GameAdvisor Service, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign in.

How do I control Cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies from the GameAdvisor Services or Extension developers at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. You can refuse to accept Flash cookies from the GameAdvisor Services or Extension developers using Adobe's Flash management tools at http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the GameAdvisor Services or Extension may operate as intended.