Last modified: October 1, 2009
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Information we collect from you and how it is used
- Log files
Like most other websites, VGMdb.net automatically records page requests in server logs. Information collected includes Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and date/time stamp. These log files are analyzed daily to generate visitor statistics, after which they are automatically deleted.
- User accounts
To enhance the public accountability of our data resources, individuals who wish to submit and edit database information will need to register a user account with a valid email address through our vBulletin forum software. Authorship of database entries is then attributed to their chosen username. Email addresses are kept strictly confidential and will only be used to distribute periodic site announcements or newsletters (with opt-out information), forum thread subscriptions, or to facilitate lost password retrieval. Users can modify their account information, except their username, from the vBulletin User Control Panel. For purposes of data integrity we generally do not remove user accounts; however, requests for username changes will be entertained on a case by case basis.
- Visitor analytics
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Sharing of information
We will not disclose personally identifiable information about individual users such as names and email addresses with any third parties, except when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.
VGMdb.net is not responsible for the content and operation of any third-party services that we utilize, such as RSS feed subscriptions and the site feedback widget. You are advised to read the privacy policies of external sites before disclosing any personal information.
VGMdb.net is a strictly non-profit site, and as such, we do not display any third-party advertising banners on our pages. However, VGMdb is affiliated with a small number of third party companies in order to provide additional information about and access to products that relate to our content. Any sales provided to these companies through our affiliate network provide a monetary return that will be used to help maintain VGMdb.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Compliance
VGMdb.net is directed at individuals who are at least 13 years of age. In compliance with the requirements of COPPA, we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years old.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the modified policy on this page and update the modification date displayed at the top. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.