Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Play-Em. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this website and in the Play-Em service. Unless otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, Play-Em is a data controller (as that term is used under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)), which means that we decide how and why the information you provide to us is processed.

The Information We Collect

At the Play-Em website, you can order products, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. “Personally identifiable information” is information that can be used to uniquely identify a user such as name, address or credit card number. If you are an EU user, “personally identifiable information” means “personal data” within the meaning of article 2 a) of the Directive 95/46 of 24 October 1995. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

At certain parts of some of our website, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the website’s activities and offerings. You may be asked to provide personally identifiable information during the sign in process, and then in connection with the use of Play-Em’s products, services and online sites. Play-Em collects personally identifiable information on a voluntary basis, for certain products and services the personal identifiable information may be a requirement for access to the product or service or to process a user’s order.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages or when you utilize the Play-Em service, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows 7 or Mac OSX )the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., AT&T, America Online, Earthlink), your activities while visiting our web pages, and your activities while using Play-Em’s services (e.g., which of our web pages you viewed, or which games within Play-Em’s services you played, etc.). Functions within the Play-Em website applications will automatically transmit this data back to us on a regular basis.

How We Use the Information

We may use the information you provide about yourself and any other information we collect about you to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings (including, without limitation, customer service inquiries), and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for customer service assistance, for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.

The information we collect in connection with Play-Em’s services and our online forums and support services is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate your participation and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

When you create a Play-Em account, Play-Em collects a user’s email address and username, and at the user’s option, first and last name. Play-Em has no obligation to keep private personally identifiable information that a user makes available to other users via the Play-Em website’s forum or social media websites or other software provided by Play-Em, such as in multiplayer chat included the games it provides or other public functions.

If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a “letter to our editors”), we may publish your account name and other information you have provided to us, provided you have given consent for such publication.

Play-Em sometimes use information that we collect to improve the design and content of our services and to enable us to personalize your experience with us. Play-Em also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services. In addition, Play-Em may allow third parties performing services under contract with Play-Em, such as order or payment processors or merchandise warehouse and fulfillment services, located in and outside the European Union, to access and use personally identifiable information, but only to the extent necessary to provide those services.

Play-Em may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. Play-Em also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations or our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company.

Agents and contractors of Play-Em who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Play-Em.

Although Play-Em takes appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.

Certain Play-Em’s linked sites may disclose personally identifiable information to companies whose practices are not covered by this privacy notice (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that may want to market products or services to you. If we share personally identifiable information with third parties, we will provide you with notice prior to sharing such information. Play-Em will not share any personally identifiable information with third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.

We may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you.

Finally, Play-Em will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Cookies and Web Beacons

To enhance your experience with our websites and the Play-Em service, many of our web pages use “cookies” and “web beacons.” Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages ( e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services. Users can disable cookies using their website browser settings, but it may have a negative impact on Play-Em’s website functionality and related services such as account login, registration, and payment processing.

“Web beacons” or clear.gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on our sites from time to time for this and other purposes.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers and Sponsors

Play-Em’s website may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Play-Em’s website sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or cobranded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. Play-Em has no control over these third parties’ use of this information. The Play-Em website will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information. Please refer directly to these companies and websites regarding their privacy policies.

Play-Em’s website may use a reputable third party to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its Web pages. These third party ad servers may use cookies, web beacons, clear .gifs or similar technologies to help present such advertisements, and to help measure and research the advertisements’ effectiveness. The use of these technologies by these third party ad servers is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by our privacy policy. For more information on such third-party ad servers, please see the section below, entitled “Third-Party Ad Servers”.

Our Commitment to Security

We put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Personally identifiable information provided to Play-Em will be collected, processed and stored by Play-Em in the United States. Play-Em has taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorized access or disclosure of this information. Play-Em cannot guarantee there will not be a security breach, and is not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties. Since the Internet is an open system, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement reasonable measures to protect your information, Play-Em cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us using the Internet. Any such transmission is at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring that any personally identifiable information that you send to Play-Em is sent securely.

How You can Access or Correct Information

For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable information that Play-Em’s website has collected about you online, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please follow the directions at the bottom of this policy.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Data Retention

Play-Em will only retain personally identifiable information for the accounts created on the Play-Em website so long as the account is not deactivated or closed. This data is retained for account use to ensure Play-Em services work correctly as intended. To remove account data, please refer to the section on Unsubscribing & Access to Your Information below.

International Data Transfers

Information that Play-Em collects may be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The information provided to Play-Em may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China, and India. Personally identifiable information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the Internet, around the world. Play-Em cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by third parties. You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described as above in this section regarding International Data Transfers.

Special Note for Parents

Visitors to Play-Em’s website may participate in activities without providing any personally identifiable information. However, if a user wants to receive emails from Play-Em, or wants to access Play-Em’s broadband gaming network, we ask the user to provide us with personal information, including name, account name, e-mail address, gender, and/or age information. If a visitor to Play-Em’s website self-identifies as under 13 years of age, we will either collect no personally identifiable information from that individual, inform the child that a parent’s verifiable consent is required, or we will collect the e-mail address of the user’s parent in addition to the user’s e-mail address. We use the parent’s e-mail address to seek the parent’s verifiable consent or notify the parent of his/her child’s online activities and enable the parent to unsubscribe his/her child from a newsletter or other similar activity. For children joining the Play-Em service, we will ask parents to create their accounts and obtain their prior consent prior to collecting personally identifiable information from their children. If a user is under 13, we will not condition his/her participation in an online activity on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. We do not share children’s personally identifiable information with outside third parties not bound by this privacy notice for their own marketing purposes.

Please send a letter or postcard to our Privacy Manager at the mailing address provided below if you would like to review any of the personally identifiable information we have collected online from your child, or if you would like to do any of the following:

  • access personally identifiable information that Play-Em’s website has collected online from your child,
  • correct factual errors in such information,
  • request to have this information deleted, or
  • request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.

Please be sure to include your e-mail address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect your child’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about your child. If you have any questions, or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, please contact us at the e-mail address, mailing address or telephone number listed below.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the Play-Em online policy for this site or its implementation you may contact us at info@play-em

Updates & Effective Date

From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.
The Privacy Notice posted on this site was updated on or about May 2018.

Unsubscribing & Access to Your Information

If you have signed up to receive our emails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing email you receive from Play-Em.

For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable information that the Play-Em website has collected about you online, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please follow the instructions below.

Third-Party Ad Servers

We and our advertisers may use third parties to serve or present the ads that appear on our site and to conduct research about the advertisements. Below is a representative list of such third parties and a link to their privacy notices. For more information, clink on the links below. For more information about third-party ad servers generally, visit click here.

You may send an e-mail or letter to the following e-mail or street address requesting review, access, removal, or correction of the personally identifiable information that this site has collected about you online. For verification purposes, please include your first name, last name, and e-mail address.

Privacy Manager – Play-Em
928 N. San Fernando Blvd. Ste. J #117 Burbank, CA 91504
E-Mail : info@play-em.com

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