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Hello, Gamer's Edition user! This Privacy Policy is where we explain to you how your personal information is collected and stored and what happens to it when you're using Gamer's Edition. Like with our User Agreement, we've put together both a full text version and a (non legally binding) summary version to make things simple. We'll ask you to agree to this Privacy Policy when you sign up for a Gamer's Edition account (but it also applies if you just use Gamer's Edition or other Gamer's Edition services without setting up an account). If you have any queries you can contact us. Here we go.

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1. WHO WE ARE

1.1 We are Gamer's Edition Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales (company number: 9390192) whose registered office is at 1 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 9QB, UK. Gamer's Edition Limited is the data controller under European Union data protection legislation.

Hello, we're Gamer's Edition and we are based in the UK!

2. WHAT THIS PRIVACY POLICY GOVERNS

2.1 This Privacy Policy applies to www.Gamer'sEdition.com, your Gamer's Edition user account, our web forums, customer and technical support and any other services we provide to you (we'll just call all this "Gamer's Edition services" for short).

2.2 Specifically, this Privacy Policy governs personal information and non-personal information which we collect from you when you're using Gamer's Edition services. ("Personal information" means information which, on its own or in combination with other information, can be used to identify you).

2.3 We respect your right to privacy and will only process personal information in accordance with applicable legislation in the EU (including in particular the Data Protection and Privacy and Electronic Communications Directives), the USA (including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and elsewhere.

This Privacy Policy explains the different kinds of information we collect from you when you're using Gamer's Edition services to help make them work. We will comply with applicable privacy laws.

3. PROTECTING CHILDREN

3.1 We recognise we have a special obligation to protect personal information obtained from children. Legally, children below 13 cannot have a Gamer's Edition account (but their parents/guardians are welcome to sign up themselves) and we do not and will not knowingly collect personal information from any child under the age of 13 without consent from their parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned about the transfer of personal information about your child, please contact us.

Children below 13 cannot have a Gamer's Edition account without parental/guardian involvement and we cannot collect knowingly personal information about them - this is a legal requirement.

4. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

4.1 When you register a Gamer's Edition account with us, you will need to provide us: (a) your username; (b) your email address and (c) a password (which is encrypted so that we don't have access to it). This information will be protected by your account password. You are responsible for keeping it safe - please don't share it with anyone.

4.2 When you use Gamer's Edition services we may also collect the following information (how we use it is described later in this document):

a) Technical details about devices which you use to access Gamer's Edition services, including: Internet and/or network connection (including your IP address); mobile device identifiers; your operating system, browser type or other software; your hardware or details; or other technical details provided by your web browser. This is technical data about our users and their actions and patterns, which does not provide personal information;

b) Details of your use of Gamer's Edition services including, but not limited to: metrics information about when and how you use Gamer's Edition services; traffic data; your location; and your purchase history; and

c) Other information required in order to help you with any queries/support you may need assistance with via our forums or customer support.

To register a Gamer's Edition account, we will ask you for and collect some basic personal information, including username and email. Keep your password safe.

We may also collect additional information when you use other Gamer's Edition services. If Gamer's Edition services crash, we might ask you to send us crash logs/bug reports.

5. HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM YOU

5.1 We may collect and process information about you in the following ways: (a) information you give us via Gamer's Edition services; (b) information given when you contact us or report a problem with Gamer's Edition services; and (c) we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you don't have to respond to them. We may collect this information via Gamer's Edition services or trusted third parties connected with us for optional things like surveys or polls.

We will collect information through Gamer's Edition or third parties when it comes to optional things like surveys.

6. COOKIES

6.1 We also collect information about you via cookies.  We use cookies on our websites in order to provide enhanced functionality to users, such as user accounts and saved preferences.

6.2 Google Analytics - Gamer Network uses Google Analytics to measure anonymous information about our visitors, such as visit frequency, duration and approximate geographical location. Both first-party cookies and third-party cookies from Google's DoubleClick ad network are also used to give us some broad demographic information about our visitors, such as age and interests, if they are available. Again, all of this information is completely anonymous and is used purely to help us align our content and advertising better with our audience.

If you would like to opt out of being tracked with Google Analytics, you can visit Google's opt-out page.

 

7. WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

7.1 The information we collect from you will normally be stored and processed in the European Economic Area but it may also be transferred to, stored and processed at a destination outside the European Economic Area (including the USA). By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

7.2 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal information, but we cannot guarantee 100% security of your data transmitted to our servers; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security to prevent unauthorised access.

Most of the time, we will store your information in Europe, but sometimes we might store it elsewhere if necessary. We will do our best to keep this information secure.

8. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

8.1 We will use the above information in the following ways:

a) To enable Gamer's Edition functionality that helps you and your friends keep updated about what you're doing within Gamer's Edition services.

b) To ensure that Gamer's Edition services are presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device from which you access Gamer's Edition services.

c) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us and which we feel may interest you - in particular, we may send you newsletters or emails about Gamer's Edition services (of course, it's optional).

d) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us.

e) To allow you to participate in interactive features of Gamer's Edition services when you choose to do so.

f) To notify you about changes to Gamer's Edition services.

g) To improve or modify Gamer's Edition services.

h) To calculate conversion rates and other elements of Gamer's Edition performance.

8.2 We might share some aggregated and general non-personal data on user behaviour (e.g. sales per region) with third party partners who work with us to provide Gamer's Edition services to you (for example, with games developers/publisher partners) in order to support, improve or amend Gamer's Edition services or to help them to improve their products, which you have bought. We may also share non-personal information with data analysis services to help us run Gamer's Edition.

We will use your information to run Gamer's Edition and keep improving it as well as to communicate with you (e.g. with newsletters or emails).

Sometimes we may have to share anonymised, non-personal information like operating system types in order to run Gamer's Edition services.

HOW YOU USE YOUR INFORMATION

8.3 Please remember that any communications you have via Gamer's Edition services (e.g. via private messages or our forums) may reveal your account name, other details about you and the content of any communications by you with other users. Also, any information you post publicly using Gamer's Edition services will be publicly available to other users. We are not responsible for your use of otherwise private personal information, which you make available via Gamer's Edition services, or the activities of other users or other third parties to whom you give or make available your information.

When you're using Gamer's Edition services you can choose to share your own personal information with others but it's your responsibility.

9. THIRD PARTY INFORMATION COLLECTION AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

Gamer's Edition services may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites or services of third parties (e.g. to games developers whose games are on Gamer's Edition). Our Privacy Policy does not extend to these external sites or companies, so please refer directly to their privacy policies.

You may find third party links in Gamer's Edition. They may collect information from you under their own privacy policies.

10. OTHER STUFF

10.1 Please be aware that we are subject to various laws and we may be required to release personal information to comply with law enforcement or other legal requirements.

10.2 In the unlikely event of a reorganisation or merger of Gamer's Edition accounts we may transfer personally identifiable information to an involved third party who will protect to at least the same level as we do in this privacy policy.

We might be required to comply with law enforcement requests.

Your personal information will be protected the same way as it is right now, regardless of any reorganisations, acquisitions, etc.

11. YOUR RIGHTS

11.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can change your email settings within your account and email communications from us to you will contain an opt-out/unsubscribe option.

11.2 Depending on where you live, you may have additional privacy rights. For example, in the EU you have the right to access information held about you and you may also contact us to request that we delete your personal information from our system. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honour your request, but we may decline requests that are unreasonably repetitive, are disproportionate or infringe the privacy of others.

If you have any queries on your rights, contact us.

You have rights about how your personal information is used. Any questions, please contact us.

12. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

12.1 We may change this Privacy Policy if we think it's necessary, e.g. for legal reasons or to reflect changes in Gamer's Edition services. If so, we will make the changed Privacy Policy available online and (if you have an account) we'll email you to explain the changes.

12.2 Once we change the Privacy Policy, it will become legally binding on you a reasonable period after we post it online (we believe 30 days after we post the change online will normally be a reasonable period of time). During that period, you're welcome to contact us if you have specific questions about the changes.

12.3 If we don't hear from you before the end of that time period, the changes will automatically become binding on you. If you don't agree to those changes (regardless of whether you email us), then unfortunately we must ask you to cease using Gamer's Edition services. We're sorry we have to say that, but we hope you'll appreciate that for Gamer's Edition services to work properly we need to have everyone using it under the same rules instead of different people having different rules. That's why we encourage you to get in contact if you have queries.

We can change this Privacy Policy but if we do we will put the changed version online and normally it will take effect 30 days afterwards.

If you have any problems with our changes, please contact us first.

13. USER AGREEMENT

13.1 We'd also like to remind you that our User Agreement has more information about how we operate Gamer's Edition services and it has a number of sections which apply to this Privacy Policy too. You can read it here.

Just a reminder to check our User Agreement too.

Just a reminder that the detailed version of this wording is what's legally enforceable – any questions, give us a shout at contact@gamersedition.com.

Gamer's Edition is a partnership between:

  • Gamer Network makes award-winning websites and consumer events about videogames.

  • Idea Planet develops award-winning collectibles for games industry giants like Microsoft, 2K, Bungie and Gearbox.

  • Every Gamer’s Edition is developed in close collaboration with each game’s creator. Every copy sold returns money to the developer.

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