The Tech Game PRIVACY POLICY

The Tech Game also referred to as 'TTG' is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all our users. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online through The Tech Game's Website, which includes all of the, TTG sites/domains and governs online data collection and usage by The Tech Game. Please read the complete Privacy Policy below and contact us if you have any questions.

COLLECTION AND TRACKING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

So that we can provide you with the most efficient and enhanced visit, we request information about you. We collect personally identifiable information such as names, email addresses and demographic information such as age, gender and location. We also collect your IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring Website address. This information is collected both during registration on our site or in your profile.

HOW IS THE COLLECTED INFORMATION HANDLED?

We use personal information so that we may display custom, personalized content to our visitors. We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our service, respond to any problems that may arise and to help determine what part of our services are most popular with users. We will never give out your name or personal information at any time without your permission unless it is to disclose any information needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to conduct investigations of complaints or possible breaches of law, to protect the integrity of our site and our property, to protect the safety of our visitors or others, or to cooperate in any legal investigation. You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online, personal or otherwise, that information can be collected and used by others. We have no control over this use of your personal information.

When you register a The Tech Game account with us, you will need to provide us: (a) your username; (b) your email address and (c) a password (which is encrypted so that we don't have access to it). In your The Tech Game account settings you can also set your date of birth and your geographical location. This information will be protected by your The Tech Game account password. You are responsible for keeping it safe - please don't share it with anyone. The Tech Game stores all collected information indefinitely. At any time you can control who can see the information you provide by editing the setting under site Permissions found here https://www.thetechgame.com/Account/op=edituser.html by default all profiles are blank. A user may, at any time, change, correct, modify or delete any personal information they may have provided to us by visiting the Member Profile Link contained within Your Account.

When you use The Tech Game services we may also collect the following information (how we use it is described later in this document):

(a) Technical details about devices which you use to access The Tech Game services, including: Internet and/or network connection (including your IP address); mobile device identifiers; your operating system, browser type or other software; your hardware details; or other technical details provided by your web browser. This is technical data about our users and their actions and patterns, which does not provide personal information;

(b) Details of your use of The Tech Game services including, but not limited to: metrics information about when and how you use The Tech Game services (such as what page(s) you are viewing); traffic data; your geographical location; your purchase history; emails received; and links accessed;

(c) Other information required in order to help you with any queries/support you may need assistance with via the The Tech Game forums or customer support; and

(d) limited payment processing information, including as applicable your credit card number, name and email address (on a hashed/anonymised basis as applicable).

(e) any other information which you supply us via our services;

Please remember that any communications you have via The Tech Game services (e.g. via private messages, chat or the TTG forums or via the shoutbox) may reveal your username, other details about you and the content of any communications by you with other users. Also, any information you post publicly using The Tech Game services (e.g. your public profile) will be publicly available to TTG users and others. We are not responsible for your use of otherwise private personal information, which you make available via The Tech Game services, or the activities of other users or other third parties to whom you give or make available your information.

USE OF COOKIES AND 3RD PARTY

Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. Cookies simply assist us in tracking which of our features you like best. Cookies also enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. Some of the banner ads displayed in our Websites are provided by outside companies. These ads DO NOT contain cookies.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page (http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html).

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on our sites. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query included the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within members states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement of the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of us, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our services. The IP address provided by reCAPTCHA from your browse shall not be merged with any other data from Google.

Exponential Interactive, Inc, as our partner, have a legitimate interest to collect and profile personal data in the form of IP address and cookie ID from users on our website in order to provide targeted online advertising and ad measurement. For more details including opt-out requests, access requests or complaints, please review their privacy policy or contact their data protection officer via [email protected]

THIRD PARTY PROCESSORS

Third parties may be used to process a minimum amount of personal data on our behalf. The third party's in question are listed below along with what they are used for and links to their privacy policies. These third parties have been carefully chosen and it is our belief and understanding that all of them comply with current GDPR legislation.

Cloudflare (Secure Browsing) Privacy Policy
Stripe (Invoicing & Payments) Privacy Policy
PayPal (Invoicing & Payments) Privacy Policy
BitPay (Invoicing & Payments) Privacy Policy
Google Analytics (Web analytics service) Privacy Policy
Google Fonts (Licensed fonts) Privacy Policy
Google Cse (Search Engine) Privacy Policy
Google reCAPTCHA (Anti-Spam) Privacy Policy
Google AdSense (Advertising) Privacy Policy
Exponential Interactive (Advertising) Privacy Policy
Vibrant Media (Advertising) Privacy Policy
Freestar (Advertising) Privacy Policy

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Links to third-party websites may be present in different locations around the TheTechGame.com website and in communications made by users to you. Using those links to visit these websites may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. How your data is used by these third-party websites is controlled by the third-party and information about how they use your information can be found in the third-party's privacy policy.

DATA RECTIFICATION

If you believe the data that we hold about you is incorrect or needs to be updated, you can request to have this rectified by emailing us using the contact form https://www.thetechgame.com/Contact.html and this information will be updated as soon as possible once your identity has been confirmed.

PROTECTING CHILDREN

3.1 We recognize we have a special obligation to protect personal information obtained from children. Legally, children below 13 cannot have a TTG account (but their parents/guardians are welcome to sign up themselves) and we do not and will not knowingly collect personal information from any child under the age of 13 without consent from their parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned about the transfer of personal information about your child, please contact us via the contact form https://www.thetechgame.com/Contact.html.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

A user may, at any time, change, correct, modify or delete any personal information they may have provided to us by visiting the Member Profile Link contained within Your Account. https://www.thetechgame.com/Account/op=edituser.html

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

All The Tech Game staff are made aware of its privacy practices through periodic communications. We limit access to private and confidential data. To maintain the highest level of security, we conduct internal reviews of our security measures on a regular basis. All information you provide to The Tech Game is stored on our secure servers or those of our trusted partner services. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal information, but we cannot guarantee 100% security of your data transmitted to our servers; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security to prevent unauthorised access to our servers.

DATA BREACHES

Any unlawful data breaches related to the running of TheTechGame.com, be it, web server, locally stored data, or that of any third party data processors will be reported to any and all relative persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is identified that any of the data involved in the breach can result in an individual becoming personally identifiable.

VISITORS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Our site and the servers that make this site available worldwide are located in the United States. All matters relating to these sites are governed by the laws of the United States. Any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By visiting our sites and submitting information, you authorize this transfer.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please use the contact form found at the site or click here https://www.thetechgame.com/Contact.html.

© 2009-2018 The Tech Game, Ltd.
Last Updated: