This privacy statement covers The Gamersí Temple (www.gamerstemple.com), because we want to demonstrate our commitment to our usersí privacy. If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact the siteís webmaster by email at .
The Gamersí Temple is the sole owner of the information collected on www.gamerstemple.com. The Gamersí Temple collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
In order to subscribe to the site newsletter, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact information in the form of an email address. We use this information to send the user our site newsletter, for which he/she has expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as gender), and unique identifiers (such as a handle or nickname), but is encouraged to do so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.
Informational Forms and Inquiries
Users can contact us regarding information such as advertising on our site or getting help with a game. The user must provide us an email address so that we can reply to the inquiry. We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which he/she has expressed interest or to provide an answer to submitted questions. Advertising inquiries require additional information to assist our sales staff in contacting the inquiring party. Contact information for ad inquiries is saved by The Gamersí Temple for internal use only. Email information collected during other inquiries is not saved after the user has been replied to.
Game Tips & Critiques
Users may submit a game tip or critique on this site. During registration a user is asked to give a name or handle to identify their tip or critique. We use this information when posting the tip or critique to our site, but do not require or store any contact information when the tip or critique is submitted.
We store information that we collect through our forms to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their demographic information. Consequently, the collected information is used to improve the content of the site for our users. We do not share any personal information with third parties. Profiles may be shared in aggregate form only.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, and platform type to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
Our third party advertisers sometimes employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users in aggregate. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence, and store no information on the userís computer. Clear gifs are not tied to usersí personally identifiable information, but instead are used to help third party advertisers track the number of times individual advertisements are being displayed.
Communications from the Site
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This allows us to demonstrate our site traffic to potential and current advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
In the event The Gamersí Temple goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, usersí personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email or a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the usersí personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or by visiting our newsletter unsubscribe page at www.gamerstemple.com/unsubscribe.asp.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, The Gamersí Temple, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Anonymous Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Usersí personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use usersí personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendís name and email address. The Gamersí Temple will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The Gamersí Temple does not store this information, and uses it for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use usersí personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.