This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect information from children. We understand and appreciate that children and youth may visit this website or otherwise interact with us and our business partners. It is our policy to encourage all minors to consult their parents or legal guardians before providing content or information to us, our business partners or other third parties.
1 Information Collection
Our platform collects several types of information, which are divided into "Personal Information" and "Non-Personal Information" as follows:
Personal Information or Personally Identifiable Information refers to data that can be used to directly identify an individual. Anonymous information is not included in this category.
The personal information we collect includes the following:
- Email address
- IP Address
- User location (derived from IP address)
- Payment-related information, which may include personal data
- Third-party (websites, platforms) information, which may include personal data
Non-Personal Information refers to data that cannot be used to directly identify an individual. This may include, but is not limited to, information such as browser type, device type, operating system, IP address, browsing history, or general demographic data. This type of information is often collected for statistical purposes, to improve user experience, or for targeted advertising.
Creating topics, replies, and other user-generated content on our platform can potentially include personal information if users voluntarily share identifiable details about themselves. However, if the content does not contain any information that can be used to identify an individual, it would be considered non-personal information. It is important to remind users to exercise caution when sharing personal information in public forums and user-generated content areas.
Purposes of collecting personal information
We collect personal information for the following reasons:
- Username: To identify and manage user accounts on our platform.
- Email address: To communicate with users regarding their account, updates.
- Password: To authenticate and secure user accounts.
- IP Address and User location (derived from IP address): To provide location-based services, analyze usage patterns, prevent fraudulent activities, and notify users of suspicious logins from different locations.
- Payment-related information: To process transactions and manage user subscriptions.
- Third-party (websites, platforms) information: To provide seamless integration with other services and enhance user experience.
2 How the information is collected
We collect information through various means, including but not limited to the following methods:
- Direct submission by users: This includes all forms and fields that users can complete on our platform, such as registrations, support requests, billing information, and more.
- Website usage: We collect information when users interact with our main website, any website created through our platform, or when using specific modules we provide. This may include actions like browsing pages, clicking on links, making purchases, or engaging with certain features and functionalities.
- Payment processing: We collect information when users make payments using our platform or services. This may include details provided by users during the checkout process or information gathered from the payment method itself.
- Automated data collection: We may use automated technologies like cookies, web beacons, and server logs to collect information about users' browsing habits, device information, and other non-personal data.
By using our platform and services, users acknowledge and consent to the collection of their information through these methods.
3 How we use the collected information
We use the collected information for various purposes to provide, maintain, and improve our platform and services. These purposes include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Account creation and management: We use personal information to create and manage user accounts, authenticate users, and maintain the security of our platform.
- Customer support: We use collected information to respond to user inquiries, provide assistance, and resolve issues related to our platform and services.
- Communication: We may use contact information to send users important notifications, updates, promotional materials, and newsletters, in accordance with applicable laws and user preferences.
- Service improvement: We analyze usage data to understand user behavior, identify trends, and make improvements to our platform and services based on this information.
- Security: We use collected information, such as IP addresses and location data, to monitor for suspicious activity, protect against unauthorized access, and maintain the overall security of our platform.
- Personalization: We may use non-personal information to tailor user experiences on our platform, such as providing customized content or recommendations based on browsing history or preferences.
- Payment processing: We use payment-related information to process transactions, manage billing, and prevent fraud.
- Legal compliance: We may use collected information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and legal requirements, as well as to enforce our terms of service and protect our rights and interests.
By using our platform and services, users acknowledge and consent to the use of their information for these purposes.
4 Sharing and Disclosure of Information
We may share your information with third-party service providers, vendors, or contractors who perform services on our behalf, such as hosting, data analysis, payment processing, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may also disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. We may share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with third parties for research or marketing purposes.
Additionally, in the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
4 Data Protection
We have put in place the appropriate security measures to make sure that your data does not get lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way.
We limit access to your data to employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will process data only when instructed by us, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
To help us protect your data, you can do a few things, like making sure that your password is unique to only our website, and does not include public information, like your name.
5 Data Storage
We understand the importance of data protection and adhere to the principles outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As such, we only retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.
The specific retention periods for user data may vary depending on the nature of the information and the applicable legal obligations. We have implemented internal policies and criteria to determine the appropriate retention periods based on the purpose of the data processing.
Please note that once the retention period expires, we will securely delete or anonymize the personal data in our possession, in accordance with our data protection practices.
6 Users Rights and Choices
We respect your rights and provide you with options to control your personal data. Under the GDPR, you have the following rights:
- Right To Access: You have to the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact by using the email of registration you have used.
- Right to Rectification: If you believe that any personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to request its correction or update. You can edit your personal data directly through your account settings on our platform.
- Right to Erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data under certain circumstances. If you wish to exercise this right, please content us using the email of registration.
- Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format and, where technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another data controller. To request data portability,please content us using the email of registration.
7 Third Party Services and Websites
Third Party Websites
We have no control over and are not responsible for the content, privacy policies or practices of third parties.
Third Party Services
In some cases, each of the sites provided by GameCMS.ORG will require you to have a verified account on a third party platform, including but not limited to: Google, Discord and Steam.
Our platform only collects the necessary data and data that the third party service allows us. This including but not limited to:
- ID (unique number in a given platform): This refers to a unique identifier assigned to your account on the third-party platform.
- Username: We collect your username associated with your account on the third-party platform.
- Email: We collect your email address associated with your account on the third-party platform.
- Avatar: We collect your avatar, which is the profile picture associated with your account on the third-party platform.
- Personal data: Depending on the permissions granted by the third-party platform, we may collect additional personal data associated with your account.
Cookies are small data files that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser by the website you visit and stored on your device. The tracking technologies used are also tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our services.
You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies or specify when to accept cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our services.
Our website uses various types of cookies to enhance your browsing experience. These cookies include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential for the operation of our platform and enable you to navigate and use its features.
- Functional Cookies: These cookies allow our platform to remember choices you make and provide enhanced functionality and personalization.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies: These cookies help us analyze how visitors use our platform, track website performance, and improve its functionality.
- Social Media Cookies: These cookies allow you to share content from our platform on social media platforms or engage with social media plugins.
Please note that third-party cookies may also be used on our website. These cookies are subject to the respective privacy policies of the third-party providers.
You can contact us at anytime by sending us email to : [email protected]