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Privacy Policy

This is the web site of Video Gamers First Network.

We can be reached via e-mail at webmaster@vgf.com.

For each visitor to our web page, our web server automatically recognizes no information regarding the domain or e-mail address.

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who post messages to our bulletin board. You should not receive any unauthorized e-mail or postal mail from third parties as a result of giving information to VGF.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web page, used to notify consumers about updates to our web site, and used to help better target advertising (released about visitors as a whole, not individually).

VGF Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information in VGF's message boards, your information can be viewed and/or used by others (with the exception of your e-mail address if you wish to make it unviewable). As a result, VGF recommends that those of you who do not want personal information revealed to others, and/or those of you who are under 13, do not disclose this information.

You reserve the right to fill in as much or as little of the profile as you wish and may change it at any time. The only information that is necessary is a valid e-mail address so that you can retrieve your password if you forget it. All data in your VGF Forum profile can be changed by going here.

Parents, if you feel that your pre-teen child has disclosed information that you would prefer not to be revealed, contact us so that we can work with you on making sure your child is safe online while at VGF.

Furthermore, those of you who register for the forums may decide whether or not you want to have your e-mail address displayed, in addition to whether or not you want to receive e-mail updates from VGF. If you register for this service, you must agree to the terms of its use before you will be allowed to register.

The forums are the only location within VGF.com that uses cookies from VGF. (See below for privacy information from sites that work with VGF in some way and utilize cookies: Third Party Advertising.) These cookies are used to store your preferences (password and topic information if desired), and date and time of last visit (so new topics can be shown to you easily).

Opt-Out: Contact
VGF allows you to opt out of contact from us at any time. The bottom of each VGF Newsletter contains instructions for you to unsubscribe at any time should you decide you no longer wish to receive it. For VGFMail users, you can configure your options so that you do not receive e-mail updates from us. For VGF Forum members, you can configure your profile so that you do not receive e-mail from us. Other than those 3 services, if you have not opted in, you will not need to opt out, as VGF will not contact you (see below: anti-spam).

Opt-Out: Data Collection
The only instance in which VGF utilizes cookies itself (VGFMail and our advertisers use them, but VGF does not have control over those cookies - please consult them for opt-out procedures) is in the VGF Forums. The reason they are used there is to improve your forum browsing experience (cookies make it possible to store preferences and make surfing the forums easier, quicker, and we find more enjoyable). If you would prefer to not have cookies enabled, please consult your browser's Help section for additional information on how to disable them.

Other than the VGF Forums, you are told before we collect data from you, and at that time, you have the option of not supplying that data. VGF will not collect data "blindly" from you.

Visitor Contact Information
We do not make the e-mail addresses of those who access our site available to other organizations, though your e-mail address may be posted on our site(s) when we respond to you or give you credit for sending something to us. If you do not want us to share your e-mail address with others in such instances, please let us know when sending email to us by telling us that you do not want us to post your e-mail address in the event that your review, code, news story, or other material is posted. Additionally, those who register for VGF Forums can choose to make others unable to view your e-mail address.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line (only requested in instances such as winning contests, at which time the relevance of such information should be clear), you will only receive the information/product for which you provided us your address. In those circumstances, anyone under 13 years of age must have a parent provide consent to us prior to disclosing such information.

We do not collect phone numbers from our visitors, and any postal or e-mail addresses that are collected will not be given or sold to any other organization unless stated otherwise before that information is collected, or if necessary in such cases as supplying a shipping address to a company to send you a game for winning a contest.

We are not in the business of spam. Like most people, we hate spam. If you receive e-mail from VGF, it is because you either a) sent us an e-mail requesting a response/sent us an e-mail which we felt implied a response was needed, or b) signed up for one of our lists for updates (VGF updates, VGF Forum updates, VGFMail updates), which you have the option to leave at any time by either following the instructions within the e-mail or changing your profile (process varies depending on the list - see above: Opt-Out). If you have questions about e-mail that you do receive from VGF, contact us and address the specific problem so that we can take any necessary actions to rectify the situation.

VGF Affiliates
Most VGF affiliates follow similar guidelines even if they do not link to this statement. Those who do link to this privacy policy have adapted the policy as their own and thus follow the guidelines within it. Those who do not link to this privacy policy have their own set of guidelines, which, while they may be similar, do not always reflect those of VGF and are beyond our control. If you have questions regarding privacy on our affiliate sites, we encourage you to contact them (or contact us and ask about a specific site so we can get the information you need).

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. Video Gamers First Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Third Party Advertising
VGF, Inc. works with third parties that serve ads. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Google's DART, click here.

Further Assistance
If you still have concerns regarding your privacy at VGF.com after reading this page, feel free to contact us so that we can assist you further.

 


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