Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Video Game Databank is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors; in this policy Video Game Databank explains how we will treat your personal information.

1.2 By using, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2. Collecting personal information

2.1 Video Game Databank may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);

(b) information that you provide to us when using the services on, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use;

(c) information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through (including the communication content and meta data associated with the communication);

(d) any other personal information that you choose to send to us;

2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

3. Using your personal information

3.1 Personal information submitted to us through will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

3.2 Video Game Databank may use your personal information to:

(a) administer and business;

(b) personalise for you;

(c) enable your use of the services available on;

(d) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);

(e) keep secure and prevent fraud;

3.3 If you submit personal information for publication on, Video Game Databank will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

3.4 Video Game Databank will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.

4. Disclosing personal information

4.1 Video Game Databank may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.2 Video Game Databank may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.3 Video Game Databank may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that Video Game Databank is required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that Video Game Databank are (or are contemplating) selling; and

(e) to any person who Video Game Databank reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

4.4 Except as provided in this policy, Video Game Databank will not provide your personal information to third parties.

5. International data transfers

5.1 Information that Video Game Databank collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which Video Game Databank operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

5.2 Personal information that you publish on or submit for publication on may be available, via the internet, around the world. Video Game Databank cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

5.3 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.

6. Retaining personal information

6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that Video Game Databank comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.

6.2 Personal information that Video Game Databank process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, Video Game Databank will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

(a) to the extent that Video Game Databank are required to do so by law;

(b) if Video Game Databank believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

7. Security of your personal information

7.1 Video Game Databank will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

7.2 Video Game Databank will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.

7.3 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and Video Game Databank cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

8. Amendments

8.1 Video Game Databank may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on

8.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

9. Third party websites

9.1 includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2 Video Game Databank have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

10. Cookies

10.1 uses cookies.

10.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

10.3 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

10.4 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that Video Game Databank store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

10.5 Video Game Databank uses both session and persistent cookies on

10.6 Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

10.8 The names of the cookies that Video Game Databank use on, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

(a) Video Game Databank uses cookies on to recognise a computer when a user visits the website / track users as they navigate the website / improve the website's usability / analyse the use of the website / administer the website / prevent fraud and improve the security of the website / personalise the website for each user / target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users;

11. Analytics cookies

11.1 Video Game Databank uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of

11.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

11.3 The analytics cookies used by have the following names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz

11.4 The information generated relating to is used to create reports about the use of

11.5 Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at:

12. Third party cookies

12.1 also uses third party cookies.

12.2 Video Game Databank publishes Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on and on other websites across the web using the DoubleClick cookie. This behavior tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements you see on other websites to reflect your interests (Video Game Databank does not publish interest-based advertisements on this website). You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-in available at:

12.3 Video Game Databank uses Amazon affiliate paid promotion links. These are created through the website. Clicking these links places a persistent cookie for 24 hours on the users browser. The purpose of this cookie is to track purchases on the website and credit Video Game Databank with a comission on any sales made on the website during the 24 hour cookie duration. This is done as part of the affiliate program. Video Game Databank is not endorsed or sponsored by Amazon.

13. Blocking and deleting cookies

13.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";

(b) in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and

(c) in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.

13.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

13.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on

13.4 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;

(b) in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history", clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and

(c) in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".

13.5 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

14. Our details

14.1 Video Game Databank is registered in the United States, at 1071 Fishinger Road, Suite 101, Columbus Ohio, 43221

14.2 You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, or by email to