Welcome to Unleash the Gamer’s privacy notice.
We here at Unleash the Gamer understand the importance of safety and transparency and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform all users as to how we look after your personal data as you browse our website.
Who We Are and What We Do
Unleash the Gamer is a website dedicated to all things concerning gaming culture, with a particular focus on retro RPGs and awesome collectibles.
What Data We Collect
Unleash the Gamer collects two types of data:
Browsing data – These cookies are essentially small files that act as markers to identify you. These cookies tell the website (and us) whether or not you’ve visited us before. The cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, only certain aspects of your browsing habits that will help us provide you with a more streamlined experience.
From Your Input – We collect your email address and name through the contact page when you decide to contact us. We do this for the sole purpose of replying to your query. We will also ask for an email address when users voluntarily sign up to our newsletters
How We Collect the Data
We mainly collect data through cookies. Unleash the Gamer uses three types of cookies:
First Party Cookies: A first party cookie consists of a small amount of text stored in the user’s computer. It is automatically created by the website visited by the user, and are allowed by every web browser. If you were to disable first-party cookies, a website would not be able to keep track of your activity and support basic functionalities.
Third Party Cookies: These are used for everything related to ad targeting and behavioral advertising. By using tags, advertisers can track users across all devices they use across different websites. This process helps advertisers create a profile based on their habits, so messages can be catered toward their interests. However, these cookies only collect browsing data, not your personal information.
Unleash the Gamer also uses a plugin which will inform each and every user what type of cookies the website uses. Cookies are a way through which information such as whether you have visited our website before is recorded on your computer and used by our website to improve the services available to you.
You may use the cookie consent options shown in the plugin to control the information you would like our website to remember about you. You can customize the cookies by selecting the options you feel most comfortable with.
How Do We Use Your Data?
- Offer customized content that is relevant to your interests.
- To improve and enhance the service in order to develop new products, services, and benefits.
- Cookies help us create relevant newsletters by which we can invite users to participate in competitions, giveaways, and other types of promotions.
- Provide, activate and manage your access to and use of the Service.
- Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments and concerns.
- Identify usage trends and develop data analysis, including for purposes of research, audit, reporting and other business operations, including determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and evaluating our business performance; and/or
- Comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 or target the Service to children under 13.
We take precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate technical and organizational measures.
Grounds for Processing
When we collect from you any personal information within the scope of European data protection laws, we do so:
- where necessary to provide the Service, fulfill a transaction or otherwise perform a contract with you or at your request prior to entering into a contract;
- where necessary for our compliance with applicable law or other legal obligation;
- where applicable, with your consent;
- as necessary to operate our business, protect the security of our systems, customers and users, detect or prevent fraud, enable our customers to comply with legal obligations, or fulfill our other legitimate interests as described in the “Information We Collect”,”How We Use Your Information” and “Sharing of Your Information” clauses above, except where our interests are overridden by your privacy rights.
Where we rely on your consent to process personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and where we rely on legitimate interests, you may have the right to object to our processing.
Will We Share Your Data?
Depending on the Service provided, we share personal information with:
Our Service Providers
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at [insert contact email address here] and contact AdThrive at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, [(if your site does not use infinite scroll, include this wording) click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page] [(if your site uses infinite scroll, include this wording) click the opt out link provided at the end of the post]. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at email@example.com. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.
We will disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation;
- detect, investigate and help prevent security, fraud or technical issues; and/or
- protect the rights, property or safety of Unleash the Gamer, our users, employees or others; and as part of a corporate transaction, such as a transfer of assets or an acquisition by or merger with another company.
If you believe Unleash the Gamer has information about you that you do not want Unleash the Gamer to have or that is incorrect, please contact Unleash the Gamer as described below and Unleash the Gamer shall correct or remove the data as you request as soon as is reasonably practicable.
Unleash the Gamer will not send you any marketing emails or pass your information on to third parties unless you give your consent or you have given it already.
You may have the right under European and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to request free of charge:
- access to and correction or deletion of your personal information;
- restriction of our processing of your personal information, or to object to our processing; and
- portability of your personal information.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable laws. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to verify your identity.
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Service and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, maintaining business and financial records, resolving disputes, maintaining security, detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and enforcing our agreements.
Unleash the Gamer holds the intellectual property rights on all materials posted on this website, whether in written, audio or video format. All opinion pieces, articles, listicles and reviews belong to Unleash the Gamer. You shall not copy, reproduce, repurpose or modify the website’s content without our written consent.
Last Updated: November 2018