What personal information do we collect from visitors to our website and/or app?
Personally Identifiable Information
IGCRITIC.COM collects personal information during (i) personal profile, contest or sweepstakes registration; (ii) subscription registration for services that require a subscription; (iii) certain surveys or polls conducted on our web site. Personal information includes, among other things, a user’s name, date of birth, gender, email address or other internet address (collectively referred to as ‘personal information’). In addition, registration is required and personal information is collected in certain other portions of the service in which users specifically and knowingly provide such information along with content submissions, blog postings (ie chat or bulletin boards), suggestions, information requests or voting.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
In addition to the use of personal information to operate the site, IGCRITIC.COM may also gather non-personally identifiable information, which may be used by More Click Media Ltd. Generally ‘non-personally identifiable information’ means information that is collected through ‘traffic data’ and may entail the use of ‘cookies’, ‘IP addresses’ or other numeric codes used to identify a computer or monitor how a user accesses a site. This non-personally identifiable information helps us determine how our customers use the site so that we can improve our site and ensure it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of our users as possible. We also provide statistical ‘ratings’ information to our partners about how our users collectively, use the site. We do this so that they too can understand how people use our site in order for them to make business decisions directed towards providing you, the user, with the best possible experience. This information is also used to generate advertising rates and may be shared with advertisers, sponsors, and other IGCRITIC.COM corporate partners. We may also provide an advertising partner insight as to how long a user views a page to better determine relevant advertising content.
How do we use your information?
IGCRITIC.COM reserves the right to use, store, provide or disclose personal information collected during your individual visits to our web site and the information that you give us, such as, your name, email address, date of birth or gender. In most cases our use or disclosure will be an added benefit to you. This data will be used to determine relevant gaming content for you, our users giving you the best possible experience on our website. You may contact us at any time and instruct us to remove your information from future mailings. Any use, storage, provision or disclosure of your personal information by IGCRITIC.COM will be made in strict compliance with any applicable laws. In addition, you will be provided the option to opt-out from any subscription mail services that you receive. We may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable law or comply with legal processes.
Children under the age of 13 years
We do not encourage children to provide us with any personally identifiable information. We ask that children (12 years of age and under) do NOT submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor under the age of 13 years, please use our services only with the approval of, and under the supervision of your parents or legal guardian(s). We support the guidelines and regulatory requirements provided in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- keep track of advertisements.
- compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
- You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled but this won’t affect the your experience however it could result in some features not functioning properly.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking in order to improve user experience and service.
We have implemented the following:
- Third Party advertising links
- Mailchimp email subscription services
- Facebook tracking pixel
- Amazon associates program
- Google services (Google AdSense, Google Analytics, Google +1, Google Remarketing)
Third party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not however include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or servicing you, as long as these parties agree to keep your information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect our or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
At our discretion we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Users should be aware that we use third party services to manage our subscription email services and newsletters. We take the privacy of our users seriously and have opted to engage with Mailchimp based on their certifications and privacy protection credentials. If you would like to know how Mailchimp uses and protects your personal information please refer to http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
Facebook tracking pixel is used by IGCRITIC.COM to help track target demographics on Facebook. This allows us to promote relevant content and social information through Facebook. Please refer to our cookies policy for more information regarding your privacy or visit https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/ for more information.
IGCRITIC.COM is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program (“Amazon”), an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon products. We do offer our users the option to purchase games or products from Amazon should they wish to do so.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
- users can visit our site anonymously
- users are able to change their personal information by emailing us
Children Online Privacy Protection Act
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the United States consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do in order to protect children’s privacy and safety online. More importantly, some games and advertisements represented on our website may not be suitable for children under the age of 13 years. Parental guidance is advised for all children under the age of 13 years.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. In order to comply with the Fair Information Practices Principles, should a data breach occur, we will take responsive action by notifying our users via email within 7 business days. We also agree to the individual redress principle which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires, not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them and spells out tough penalties for violations. Our vendor will collect your email address in order to market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our users with relevant website content.
In accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act we agree to the following:
- to NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
- to identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- to include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
- to monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- to honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- to allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email − if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence
IGCritic claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on our website are copyright to its respectful owners. These rights can fall with the game developers, publisher, producers or any affiliated parties. In addition, we may obtain images from searches for Creative Commons Licensing to avoid ownership disputes. However, there might be an instance where we have used an image that holds right. If you find an image that belongs to you and you do not wish for it to appear on our website then please contact us on [email protected] or use our contact form. We will promptly remove your image and offer our apologies.
Registered Address (not correspondence address)
535 5th Ave, 4th Floor