In order to ensure confidentiality and lawful processing of its, Visitors, Customers and Users personal data, Game-Debate in its capacity of a data controller and of a processor, conducts its activities in strict compliance with the requirements set in the (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of this data (GDPR).
We may collect the following types of information about you on our Website
Customers and Visitors of our Site
We may collect your personal data in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our Site, register on the Site, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, or in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available.
Registration and Contact Information: As appropriate and depending on the Services you would like to use, Customers and Visitors may be asked to provide us with full name, username, email, address, credit card, phone number or billing information.
Third Party Platforms. We may collect information when you interact with our advertisements and other content on third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites. This may include information such as Facebook Likes, profile information gathered from social networking sites during signup or the fact that you viewed or interacted with our content.
How We Use Collected Information
Game-Debate may collect and use User's personal information for the following purposes:
Game-Debate Website Users
- To administer our Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- To write or display content such as case studies or customer testimonials on our Site;
- To improve Game-Debate to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your Device;
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their subscription. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
- Analyze anonymized statistics or usage to help improve the Game-Debate platform
Sharing Information With Third Parties
We do not access, sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others.
Third Party Websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.
In certain limited circumstances, we may also have to disclose your personal data to public authorities and other third parties, if the disclosure is in response to lawful requests made by such public authorities, including to conform with national security or law enforcement requirements. Your personal information may also be disclosed to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
Game-Debate may also share personal data with third parties to prevent, investigate or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service or any other agreement related to the Services, or as otherwise required by law.
Jurisdiction and Legality of Content
Publication of information found on Game-Debate may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The Game-Debate database is stored on a server in the UK and is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local law. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. Game-Debate does not encourage the violation of any laws, and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws should you link to this domain or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained herein.
We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect any personal information we process about visitors to our Website against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, please note that no Internet transmission can ever be guaranteed 100% secure, and so we encourage you to take care when disclosing personal information online and to use readily available tools, such as Internet firewalls, secure e-mail and similar technologies to protect yourself online.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
Game-Debate uses Stripe and Paypal to process our credit card payments and no credit card details are stored on our servers. Stripe and Paypal have been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available.
In case of an unauthorized security intrusion that materially affects you Game-Debate will notify you as soon as possible and will within reasonable time report the action we took in response.
EU and EEA residents
The servers where Game-Debate stores all personal data are located in the EU. If you are located in any country outside the EU or the EEA, please be aware that any information provided to us, including personal information, will be transferred from your country of origin to the EU. Except in the case of data transfers under the EU-US Privacy Shield and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield, we may ask for your express consent to provide such data to us or allow us to collect such data.
International Transfer of Personal Data
All personal data we process is stored directly, without any subsequent transfers, on EU-based servers, which we loan from a third-party datacenter that is certified and adheres to the EU – Privacy Shield Framework.
To additionally guarantee to our users the legality of our processing services and the international transfers of the personal data, Game-Debate has undertaken GDPR compliant contractual commitments, binding us, as a data processor, to protect the data privacy and to ensure the most adequate level of data security.
Privacy Controls & Choices
Game-Debate Website Communication: Our Site Visitors and Users have a choice about how we use their personal data to get in touch with them and may choose to opt-out at any time by unsubscribing or changing their account settings.
Your Rights: We provide all Customers, Visitors and Users of our Site with the opportunity to request access, correction, restriction, deletion, data portability or oppose to any personal information that has previously been provided to us in connection with the use of our Website, as required by law. You can send us an email to email@example.com. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity.
Game-Debate's Data Protection Officer
Game-Debate has a Data Protection Officer who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. This Data Protection Officer can be reached at the following address:Game-Debate Attn: Data Protection Officer 14 King Square, Bristol, BS2 8JH firstname.lastname@example.org
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if Game-Debate, or substantially all of its assets were to be acquired, or in the unlikely event that Game-Debate goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquire of Game-Debate or its assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Your Acceptance Of These Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on May 10th, 2018
(Updated Sept 2021)
This Cookies Policy provides the following information for users:
What are cookies and similar technologies?
What are the different types of cookies?
What are cookies used for?
How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
Contact details and where to find further information
What are cookies and similar technologies?
A cookie is a small data file, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your computer, mobile phone or tablet device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Services, information about your device, e.g. the device’s IP address and browser type, broad location and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you have registered for any Services or you are a subscriber, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.
Similar technologies known as “local storage” may also be used in our Services as an alternative to cookies. This is technology which is similar to cookies and performs very similar functions, such as caching data to enable us to improve our Services, allowing you to register for our Services, tracking activity to enable us and our advertisers to advertise to you in accordance with this policy and counting the number of people who view adverts on our Services. Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean cookies or similar technologies.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our Services to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our Services and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
In addition to cookies, our Services may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs. These are all types of technology implemented by websites or third party ad servers to allow them to analyse your website use and help improve your experience of the Services.
What are the different types of cookies?
- Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
- Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a set period of time after the browser has closed and are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session.
- First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting; and
- Third party cookies are cookies used within our Services which are set by other organisations. These include cookies from external analytics services which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements. Also from selected social media companies to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks, which may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.
What are cookies used for?
1. Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are essential to the running of our Services. They are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
2. Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of our Services. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do remember preferences beyond your current visit and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
3. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Services, for example, to determine the number of pageviews and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes
4. Targeting or ‘Behavioural Advertising’ Cookies
These cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with content or advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Without these cookies, content and advertisements you encounter may be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to opt-out of these cookies, please visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
1. Essential and Functional Cookies
We use these cookies to enable certain online functionality including:
- access your information so we can provide you with customised content and experiences, or remember the last page you visited on the Services;
- identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site;
- eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details;
- commenting on our sites;
- maintain your settings and authenticate your identity while you are logged in to the Services;
- to support security measures and to assist in identifying possible fraudulent or abusive activities.
2. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
We use these cookies to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our Services. By using analytics services provided by third parties such as Google Analytics, we can analyse and measure which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed, and we can use this information to provide more content which is of interest. We also use this analysis to report on our performance and to sell advertising.
If you object to the use of analytical performance and measurement cookies please see here: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
3. Targeting and Behavioural Advertising Cookies
We use these cookies to:
- manage eCommerce activities via affiliate links and associated revenue share arrangements;
- measure general user behaviour across our sites and third party sites to build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests. This means that if, for example, users visit a page with a review about a particular game then the cookie will collect this information and we may target adverts for that camera to those users and, if users visit third party sites that are part of the same advertising network, those third parties may target adverts for that camera to those users;
- to create profiles that trusted third parties can buy to allow them to better target their advertising with more relevant content; and
- keep track of the number of users who saw a particular ad or visited a particular page of one of our websites, analyse the effectiveness of our ads, and provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.
The trusted partners we work with in relation to targeting and behavioural advertising include
third-party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors, providers of advertisement content,
research firms and other companies that help us provide more effective advertising and offer you a
more personalised experience. As your browser, app or device communicates with the third party’s servers,
these companies can collect information, including your IP address, page header information, browser or
device information, just as if you had requested their web page or used their apps directly.
We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors.
If you object to the use of targeting and behavioural advertising cookies please scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
4. Other Third Party Cookies
You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related to Game Debate. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. Game Debate does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. Some internet browsers have a ‘Do Not Track or ‘DNT’ setting; this sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing. The following links may be helpful:
In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.
For more information about third party cookies generated by advertisers please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.
Please be aware that these are third party websites and Game Debate does not accept any liability for the instructions given on these sites.
Further information and contact details:
Please contact Game Debate’s Data Protection Officer if you would like more information on the cookies that we use and their purposes:
By email: email@example.com
By post: Game-Debate, Attn: Data Protection Officer, 14 King Square, Bristol, BS2 8JH
For more information about cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
General information about data protection may be found at:
Information Commissioner’s website: https://ico.org.uk/
Direct Marketing Association: https://dma.org.uk/