Like most website operators, Erst Games collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Erst Games’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Erst Games’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Erst Games may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Erst Games also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Erst Games does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to Erst Games's websites choose to interact with Erst Games in ways that require Erst Games to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Erst Games gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a forum at erstgames.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Erst Games are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Erst Games collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Erst Games. Erst Games does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. Erst Games does not keep a copy of any credit card information once a transaction is complete.
Erst Games may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Erst Games may monitor the most popular forums on the erstgames.com site. Erst Games may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Erst Games does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Erst Games discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Erst Games's behalf or to provide services available at Erst Games's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Erst Games's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Erst Games will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Erst Games discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Erst Games believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Erst Games, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Erst Games website and have supplied your email address, Erst Games may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Erst Games and our products. We primarily use our various product forums to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Erst Games takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Erst Games uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, go to: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp