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.
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.
How GameAdvisor Uses Personal Information
When GameAdvisor Discloses Personal Information
We share such information as described below:
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 email@example.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:
Third-Party Services and Websites
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
GameAdvisor Contact Information
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.
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.
How do I control Cookies?