The terms ‘VideoGamesBlogger.com’ and ‘www.VideoGamesBlogger.com’ are used in this document (or Agreement) to refer to the Web site itself.
VideoGamesBlogger.com does not spam or sell/lease its user information to third parties.
Personal Information Collected by VideoGamesBlogger.com
ONLINE REGISTRATION: In order to become a VideoGamesBlogger.com forum member, you must first create a forum member account on VideoGamesBlogger.com by providing information about yourself including but not limited to name, email address, country, ZIP/postal code, birth date, a brief summary of yourself and a password. VideoGamesBlogger.com checks for the validity of the email addresses.
OPTIONAL PROFILE INFORMATION: Once your provide the basic information to create an forum account, you will have the opportunity to provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, interests, professional and academic background and favorites. Provision of this additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional; it allows you to better identify yourself and create superior networking opportunities with others through shared contexts. but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities on VideoGamesBlogger.com. Your Profile information can only be viewed by other VideoGamesBlogger.com visitors or registered members or members of your personal network only depending on the option you choose.
RECOGNIZING YOU AS A VideoGamesBlogger.com FORUM MEMBER: For VideoGamesBlogger.com to recognize you as a registered member, you must login with your login email and password. At the time of login, you will have the option to instruct the site to remember you so when you come back the next time to use VideoGamesBlogger.com, you would not have to login with your email and password. As is common in the industry, VideoGamesBlogger.com uses the technology of cookies and forum page log files to monitor user registration, to recognize registered members when they revisit the site and to track site usage. Our ability to identify you as a registered member allows us to customize the VideoGamesBlogger.com experience and to protect your personal information based on your account settings.
INTERNET COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL INFORMATION: The communication standards of the Internet industry transmit the URL of the site from which you visit www.VideoGamesBlogger.com, the IP address of your computer, the IP address of your ISP, various attributes of your computer such as operating system, resolution and browser software, and the date and time of your various requests for pages on www.VideoGamesBlogger.com. VideoGamesBlogger.com file logging system automatically logs all of this information in its log files for its analysis.
NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTIONS: Visitors to VideoGamesBlogger.com may also sign up with their name and email address for a variety of newsletters that VideoGamesBlogger.com produces with varying frequency (e.g., News headlines) without having to register. VideoGamesBlogger.com confirms the subscription by sending an email to the email address specified before sending the newsletter.
Use of Information by VideoGamesBlogger.com
VideoGamesBlogger.com is an online website that offers a variety of services designed to connect people from around the world. The information, whether personal information of any form of self-expression is used to help you describe yourself to other users. VideoGamesBlogger.com also collects additional information in order to operate and improve our service. www.VideoGamesBlogger.com is the sole owner of the information collected on the VideoGamesBlogger.com site.
VISIBILITY OF PUBLIC CREATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS: In addition to being a social and professional networking site, VideoGamesBlogger.com also provides a variety of forums for its members to express themselves in the form of articles, columns, opinions, comments, reviews, art and photographs. Since this expression is linked to the member’s identity and the expression is in the public domain, the compilation of a member’s creative contributions to VideoGamesBlogger.com will be visible to all visitors of VideoGamesBlogger.com whether or not they are registered members of VideoGamesBlogger.com.
VISIBILITY OF PRIVATE MESSAGES WITHIN NETWORK: You will be able to create and share messages within your personal forum network. The visibility of these private notes will be restricted to your network unless you or one of the members in your network choose to forward it to others within or outside www.VideoGamesBlogger.com.
SHARING OF INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES: VideoGamesBlogger.com takes your privacy very seriously. VideoGamesBlogger.com will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties unless it is to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. As an example, we send your information to a credit card processing company to process a payment you have made for the use of a VideoGamesBlogger.com service. These third parties are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information. In addition, VideoGamesBlogger.com may share your information to send direct mailers or complimentary coupons/offers to a mailing agency to process postal mailing. Again, such an agency would be bound by strict confidentiality agreements that limit their use of such information.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS: VideoGamesBlogger.com generally communicates with you as a registered forum member of VideoGamesBlogger.com through the primary email that you have specified at the time of registration. This is also used as the login text string in conjunction with the password to authenticate you on the www.VideoGamesBlogger.com site. Your email and password are never shared with anybody within or outside VideoGamesBlogger.com. VideoGamesBlogger.com uses this email address to send you three types of communications:
Sending you emails related to the proper functioning of your account (e.g. when you receive a response to a classified you have posted on VideoGamesBlogger.com or when you receive an invitation to join the personal network of another person). Sending you newsletters that you have subscribed to. Sending you occasional announcements about changes in VideoGamesBlogger.com’s policies or promotions introduction of new services.
Please note that these email communications may contain commercial messages of advertisers; however, VideoGamesBlogger.com does not provide your personal information or emails to any of the advertisers; we just include the advertising banners they provide us in the emails that we send. As always you can opt out of the newsletters or promotional announcements.
PARTNERING WITH OTHERS: VideoGamesBlogger.com may partner with other online services to offer a combined service. Whenever we offer such combined services, VideoGamesBlogger.com will make it clear who the partner is and it will be entirely up to you to use or not to use the service. Where any personal information is passed along to the partner you will be informed prior to that sharing.
PROVISION OF AGGREGATE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES: VideoGamesBlogger.com reserves the right to provide aggregate demographic information of its member base to advertisers and others so as to attract pertinent advertisers to advertise on VideoGamesBlogger.com. We do not share personal information of individual users with advertisers.
COMMUNICATIONS TO OTHERS FROM YOU THROUGH VideoGamesBlogger.com: You will be able to send emails to others – members and non-members – through the VideoGamesBlogger.com system. For example, you may send a comment on an article written by another member. Or you may send an email notification to a non-member to see an article. In these instances, these emails will list your name and email address in the header of the message. The recipients of these emails initiated by you will get to know your name and email address. VideoGamesBlogger.com is not responsible for how these recipients use this information. Your contact information will only be shared with another member only if both of you indicated you would like to establish contact with each other.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM OTHERS TO YOU THROUGH VideoGamesBlogger.com: Only registered forum members of VideoGamesBlogger.com are allowed to communicate with you through VideoGamesBlogger.com through a form on VideoGamesBlogger.com. Unless and until you respond to this email, they will not get to know your email address. You may, however, choose an account setting that prevents any other member from contacting you or inviting you to join their personal network.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY: Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, VideoGamesBlogger.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on VideoGamesBlogger.com. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS AND TECHNOLOGIES: VideoGamesBlogger.com uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, go to: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY LAW: It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.