Games Abyss takes your privacy seriously. We gather certain types of information about our users, and want to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and usage of that information. This privacy statement is to disclose the types of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it. These privacy practices apply to www.gamesabyss.com and is operated directly by us.
1. What kind information does Games Abyss collect?
The primary reason we collect personal information is to provide users with the best and most useful content and services. Some of our services and features require that you provide us with information as a condition of usage. These include access to subscription-only areas, which allows the member to post articles and updated their own personal preferences. We collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, and postal address time to time, we may also collect other sensitive information such as gender, age, username and password. We may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you provided to us. Once you register with our site you are no longer anonymous to us.
2. What is Games Abyss’ practice regarding cookies?
Cookies are a feature of your Internet browser that stores a small amount of data on your computer about your visit to our site. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit most of our site, although active participation in certain areas of our site may require cookies. Cookies do not tell us anything about you unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information, in which case we can use the information to enhance your services in way described below. By adjusting your settings on your browser, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected.
A. Keeping count of return visits to our site or our advertisers' or partners' sites.
B. Accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical information on Web-site and advertisement usage.
C. Determining which features our overall user population likes best.
D. Saving your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our sites.
E. Displaying the most appropriate advertising or content based on your interests.
We also use technologies that allow us to track general user-traffic patterns. These include Web bugs – sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or beacons. We also automatically receive and record information from our servers and your browser, including your IP address, the time of your visit to pages on our site, and information about pages you visited. The information we gather through the use of tracking technologies cannot be matched with your personally identifiable information unless you have registered for one of our products or services. We allow companies that are presenting advertisements on our site and our newsletters to use tracking technology on your computer. Unless you visit the Web site of one of these companies and provide them with your personally identifiable information, these tracking technologies tell the advertisers nothing about who you are. We do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. However, when you visit their sites, our advertisers’ use of tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies.
3. How does Games Abyss use the information?
We use the information we gather for four general purposes:
A. To customize the advertising and the content you see.
B. To enhance the user experience on our site. We use tracking information to determine how well each page performs overall based on aggregate user demographics and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
C. To fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in polls, contests, and message boards.
D. To send you information you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
Personal identifiable information
We will make your personally identifiable information available to other companies or people when:
A. You have elected to allow us to share that information at the time that you registered with us or provided us the information, or through a subsequent affirmative election through our website.
B. You volunteer information or create a public profile in the course of your participation in our community features such as forums, user opinions and reviews or other forms of public communication and interaction.
C. We hire third-party vendors to provide specialized services such as customer support; e-mail message deployment; suppression, merge and de-duplication services; data processing; and special products or services that you have requested. These companies are only allowed to use the information in order to help us fulfill our services to you. We do not provide your information to these companies for their own, permanent use.
D. You unsubscribe from a mailing that we send to you on behalf of a third party. We may share your removal instruction with the third party so that it may be added to that person's list of people to whom they may not send e-mails.
E. You are the winner of a contest or a sweepstakes that is co-sponsored with a third party and that third party needs your information in order to manage the prize fulfillment process.
F. When required by law, such as when we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.
We aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional, and other purposes. We do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.
If at any point we buy or sell a company, or merge with or are acquired by another company, we may transfer some or all of your information as part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue for other business purposes.
5. What are my options?
Much of our content is available without registering. Therefore, users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested in our registration process do not need to register with us.
We also give users the following options:
A. Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters or those of third parties when registering. Users who opt in may remove themselves from mailing lists at any time through the subscription-management pages or by following the instructions at the end of the e-mail they received from us.
B. Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering for a site, provided, however, that you may not be able to use some of our products or services without providing us with certain information.
How can I review and update my personally identifiable information?
You can review, correct, or change the information collected during registration. The instructions for doing this can be found in our member-services areas. Users may change information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with our services or who have questions about how our services work can contact us using e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.