Information Collected and Tracked
GamingExcellence gathers two types of information about users.
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These voluntary submissions are used when registering for an account, to receive electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys, and contests. The information provided may be used for trends and demographics analysis, under no circumstances is personally identifiable information made available to third parties.
Information GamingExcellence gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites, and analyzing trends and log files. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because GamingExcellence derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does GamingExcellence divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. All users must be at least 13 years of age to register for an account.
GamingExcellence tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. This usage information may be correlated with information about individual users to determine trends and patterns. However, personally identifiable information is never disclosed to any third party. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Like many other Web sites, GamingExcellence makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
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Use of Information
GamingExcellence creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Although we may correlate the usage patterns of individual users for trend analysis, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.