Welcome to greatgame.com, The Great Game Of Business (GGOB) Website. At GGOB, we respect the privacy of our Members and other users of our Website, and believe in your right to know what information is collected during your visit, and how that information is used and safeguarded.
Information Automatically Gathered About All Visitors
We collect aggregate and user-specific information on which pages all users access or visit. Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. Your IP address does not contain personally identifiable information. We use the information we collect to improve the content of our web pages, and to measure traffic within our sites. We can build a better site if we know which pages our users are visiting, how often they visit and what features they use most on a page.
To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we may utilize a standard feature of browser software called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small piece of computer code that is deposited on your hard drive by our site. Browsers typically recognize when a cookie has been sent to your computer and give you the option to refuse or allow it. A cookie does not actually identify you, just the computer that you are using to access our site. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive. Our advertisers, content partners and third party sites that are reached from links on our site may also assign their own cookies to your browser, a process that we cannot control.
- Member Registration In order to access certain portions of our Website, you must register as a Member. A cookie will be used to automatically identify you as a registered Member thereafter when you log in to use our site. These cookies are known as persistent cookies and continue on your computer after the initial session in which they are created.
- Payment Identification This cookie allows us to maintain information containing the products or services you are purchasing from our Website. To limit unauthorized access, this cookie, also called a session cookie, expires whenever you exit a browser session.
Information Gathered by Voluntary Submission
In addition to registering as a Member to access the restricted portions of our Website, other features and forms on our Website may require users to provide certain information as part of the registration or participation process. We may ask, for example, for your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, and age, and we might request information about your company, the position you hold, and the like. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary, but you may not be able to register for or make use of some of our products or services if you do not supply the requested information. Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you are still free to take advantage of the wealth of content that is otherwise available, without registration, on our site.
Children Under the Age of 13
If you are under the age of 13, you may only send us personally identifiable information if your parents have verified to us their consent to the collection of the information. Because we strive to protect the privacy of all users of our site, including children, we endeavor to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998. Our site:
- includes our contact information;
- explains the types of personal information we collect, and how we use it;
- explains our practices in terms of sharing personal information with third parties;
- allows parents to consent to the collection and use of their children’s personal information, without consenting to disclosure to third parties, or refuse to permit any collection, by contacting us.
E-mails From GGOB
Upon registering with our Website, you may begin receiving communications from us, unless you have chosen to opt-out during the registration process (where available). In addition, if you have purchased any of our products or services, we may send you transactional e-mails regarding the status of your purchase, including billing confirmation, notices of shipping status, and other related electronic correspondence. If you have signed up for our e-mail newsletter, you may stop receiving them if you follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter. We may send you e-mails to notify you about upcoming events or product releases, or to invite you to participate in Member or user surveys. Such surveys greatly help us improve the value of our services. Any information you give us in such surveys will not be shared with any third party except in aggregate form.
What We Do With the Information We Gather About You
We or one of our affiliated companies may perform statistical, marketing and demographic analyses of our users and/or Members and their Website use patterns. In addition, we may generally inform our affiliates about our Member base. When we present information to our affiliates, it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our sites. We will not share individual user information with any third party unless the user has specifically approved the release of that information. In some cases, however, we may provide information to legal officials as described in “Compliance with Legal Process” below.
In some cases, we contract with third parties to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and bill processing, shipping, e-mail distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. We provide these third parties only with the information necessary for them to perform their specific services. These service providers are restricted from using this information in any way other than to provide services to us, and they may not share this information with any one else nor may they resell this data.
Compliance With Legal Process
We may disclose personal information about you if we or one of our affiliated companies is required by law to disclose personal information, or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to comply with the law, legal process, to protect or defend our rights and property, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website or to protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.
Acknowledgement and Consent
By using this Website, you consent to the collection and use of information by GGOB as outlined herein. Further, you acknowledge that you have read and are familiar with the terms of this Privacy statement. Questions or concerns about the Website and/or the Privacy statement may be directed to our Marketing Department via e-mail to email@example.com.
Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy statement if necessary, with or without notice to you. If such changes are made, they will be posted here and indicated by a new revision date. You can read the most current version of the Privacy statement at any time at www.greatgame.com/company/privacy.php. This page was last revised on July 26, 2010.