Top Gaming Reviews (“Top Gaming Reviews”) operates topgamingreviews.com and may operate other websites. It is Top Gaming Reviews’ policy to guard and respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
“Personal data” is information related to an identified or identifiable individual. Data could be as simple as a name, an address, a number, or could include other identifiers such as a cookie identifier, an IP address, or other factors.
“Usage data” means any diagnostic and usage-related information related to the use, performance and operation of a Service, including, but not limited to Service features, type of browser, type of systems that are used and/or accessed, and so on.
A “cookie” is or “cookies” are small pieces of data stored on your computer, mobile, tablet, or any other device.
A “data controller” is an individual or legal person who determines the purposes and the manner in which any personal data or information is used or processed.
Data Processors (or Service Providers)
A “data processor” (or service provider) is any individual or legal person who processes the data for the data controller.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Information Collection and Use
When you use our Site, we collect two types of information. These include “non-personally identifiable information (non-PII)” and “personally identifiable information (PII)”. Non-personally identifiable information does not identify you individually. However, it may include tracking- and usage-related information about your demographics, current location, use of the Site and the Internet. Personally identifiable information is any information that can identify you as an individual. It typically covers your name, address, contact number, and email address, or other non-personally identifiable information that has been linked to such personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
You can browse the Site without submitting your personally identifiable information to us. However, there are different circumstances where you may have to provide us with your personally identifiable information. These include:
- When you subscribe to our publications, newsletters, and other content
- When you register for a Site or any part thereof
- When you complete a poll or participate in market research
- When you enter a contest
- When you upload content
- When you seek employment at Top Gaming Reviews
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you browse the Site or interact with us, we may gather certain information that does not identify you individually. This is non-personally identifiable information. Some examples of non-PII are:
- Demographic data
- Information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Site
- Information about your IP address, general location information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, system information
- Other transactional information
- Your search terms and search results
- Your time of access, data of access, and number of times you accessed the Site
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information From or On Social Media
Also, when you interact with any Top Gaming Reviews property page or account on social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, or Tumblr, we may gather the personally identifiable information that you share on that page or account (including your social media account ID). However, we ensure we comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media sites. In addition, we will only gather and store the personally identifiable information that we are allowed to gather by the aforementioned social media platforms.
If you choose to link or login to your Top Gaming Reviews account with or through a social media site, Top Gaming Reviews and the concerned social media site may share certain information about you and your activities. With your consent, we may also share information about your activities, including what you view on the Site, with the users of the concerned social media site.
Collection of Your Source IP Address/Location Information
We gather and store your device’s source IP address which may disclose the general location of your device when you access the Site. As a result of this, advertisements and relevant content may be directed to you.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information we gather from you to personalize, enhance, and continually improve your experience on Top Gaming Reviews. Therefore, in simpler words, we use your information to:
- Provide you with relevant content, products and services
- Post your user-generated content (UGC) to our Site per your request
- Communicate with you about your account and transactions with us
- Share information about features and enhancements on or to our Site
- Inform you about changes to our policies
- Tell you about a comment to a story or topic
- Personalize content and your experiences on our Site, including providing you with recommendations based on your preferences
- Send you newsletters, discount offers, event invites, and promotions for our products and services, third-party products and services
- Display advertising including advertising based on your activity on our Site or your activity on third-party sites and apps
- Make you a part our loyalty programs
- Allow you to participate in our contests, giveaways, promotions, and polls
- Gather your feedback on the Site
- Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or are illegal
- Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Sites and their purchasing patterns
Also, data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
Who Can See Your Information
We work with different third-party sites that perform different functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, content syndication, content management, website hosting, social media integration, marketing, analytics and reporting, billing and customer service. These entities may have access to personally identifiable information if needed to perform their functions. If such access is required, the third parties will be obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personally identifiable information. They are restricted from altering, distributing, reusing, or selling, this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Site. Below is a list of third-party scripts or software development kits (SDKs) that may be used on Top Gaming Reviews:
Google Analytics by Google Inc.
Google Analytics is a web-based analytics service designed and developed by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google collects and tracks the Site data to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may also use the collected data to contextualize and personalize ads from its advertising network.
Facebook Like Button and Social Widgets (Facebook, Inc.)
We have integrated the Facebook “Like” button and “social widgets” to allow easy interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.
Twitter Tweet Button and Social Widgets (Twitter, Inc.)
The Twitter “Tweet” button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.
Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data
YouTube Video Widget (Google Inc.)
YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and usage data.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to “other websites.” We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these other websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Emergency Situations
In some cases, we may use or disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party if we are required to do so by law or if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process; to protect and defend our rights or to prevent misuse of our Site; or to protect the personal safety of our employees, agents, partners, the users of the Site, or the public.
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may disclose or share individual, non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information in any manner other than that described herein that we deem appropriate or necessary. Among other things, we will disclose non-personally identifiable information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Site and who our users are so we can improve our Site. We will also disclose non-personally identifiable information to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Site.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies We Use
Session Cookies. A session cookie contains information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. This cookie stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website.
Security Cookies. Secure cookies are a type of HTTP cookie that have Secure attribute set, which limits the scope of the cookie to “secure” channels (where “secure” is defined by the user agent, typically web browser).
GDPR Compliance for European Territories
In compliance with European privacy laws, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Top Gaming Reviews provides specific additional rights for citizens of the European Territories such as the right to access, rectification, right to object, to complaint, erasure outband blockage. More specifically:
- The right to request information about whether and which personal data is processed by us, and the right to demand that personal data is rectified or amended.
- Under certain circumstances, the right to request that personal data should be deleted.
- Under certain circumstances, the right to demand that the processing of personal data should be restricted.
- Withdraw your consent to the processing and use of your data completely or partially at any time with future application.
- Have the right to obtain your personal data in a common, structured and mechanically readable format.
- Contact our data protection officer if there are any questions, comments, complaints or requests in connection with our statement on data protection and the processing of your personal data.
- The right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority if believed that the processing of your personal data is in violation of the legislation.
Please email admin[at]topgamingreviews[dot]com with the subject line “GDPR Request” for any questions about exercising any of the above rights.
Other Relevant Information
How Your Information Is Secured
We take reasonable security measures to protect your information, including the use of physical, technical and administrative controls. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personally identifiable information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You need to help protect the privacy of your own information. You must take precautions to protect the security of any personally identifiable information that you may transmit over any home networks, wireless routers, wireless (WiFi) networks or similar devices by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized persons from intercepting or receiving any of your personally identifiable information. You are responsible for the security of your information when using unencrypted, open access or otherwise unsecured networks.
The time period for which we keep information varies according to the purpose for which it is used for. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed.
Contests, Games and Giveaways
The Site is not intended for children under 16 years of age. Top Gaming Reviews does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16 years of age. If you are under 16 years of age, do not provide personal information to Top Gaming Reviews without providing us with consent from your parents. If we discover that a child under the age of 16 has provided us with personal information and we do not have parental consent, we will immediately delete that child’s information from the Site.
“Do Not Track” Signals Under California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
Top Gaming Reviews does not disclose your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosures.
Questions About this Policy or Access to Your Information