Privacy Policy

The Digital Game Museum (“DGM”) is committed to letting you know how we will collect and use your personally identifiable information on our website, (the “Site”). We have established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know the kinds of information we may gather during your visit to the Site, why we gather your information, what we use your personally identifiable information for, when we might disclose your personally identifiable information, and how you can manage your information.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline, or to sites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link or who may link to us. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third party websites.

By visiting our Site, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively or to personally identifiable information already in our possession, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments and seek your consent for such use.

I. What Information Is Collected and Stored?
We collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Site: personally identifiable information ("PII") and non-personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is any information that can individually identify you and includes, your name, address, phone number, and email address. Non-personally identifiable information does not individually identify you, but it may include tracking and usage information about your general location, demographics, use of the Site and the Internet.
A. Personally Identifiable Information
As a general matter, you can browse the Site without submitting your personally identifiable information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personally identifiable information, including when you subscribe to our publications, newsletters, and other content; make a purchase; enter a contest; or upload content.
B. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information From or Through Social Media Site
When you interact with any DGM property page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn, we may collect the personally identifiable information that you make available to us on that page or account including your social media account ID. However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personally identifiable information that we are permitted to collect by those social media platforms. If you choose to link or login to your DGM account with or through a social networking service, DGM and that service may share certain information about you and your activities. With your consent, we also may share information about your activities, including what you view on the Site, with that social network's users.
C. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
In addition, when you interact with the Site, we may collect certain information that does not identify you individually ("non-personally identifiable information" or "non-PII"), such as information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Site, including IP address, general location information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information. We may also collect information about your use of the Site, including your search terms and search results, and additional "traffic data" such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses. Our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Site. In addition to non-identifiable individual information, we may collect aggregate data regarding the use of the Site.
D. Collection of Personally and Non-Personally Identifiable Information From Other Sources
We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources (including by us from our offline interactions with you) to, among other things, enable us to verify, update and correct the information contained in our database and to better customize your experience on the Site.
II. How Do the Site Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?
Like many websites, we use "cookies", which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences and actions. We use cookies to track use of our Site and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Site and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, some features of the Site may not work or may not work as designed. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at We may also use web beacons (also known as "action tags", "tracer tags", or "single-pixel gifs"). A Web beacon is an invisible graphic on a web page that is programmed to collect information about your use of a given website. We do not collect PII in web beacons.
We do not allow third parties to use cookies or other tracking technologies collect information about you when you use the Site for the purpose of tracking your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services.
III. How Do We Use Your Information?
We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Site. We may use your personally and non-personally identifiable information to:
  • Provide you with the content, products and services you request
  • Post your user generated content to our Site as you request
  • Communicate with you about your account or transactions
  • Communicate with you about your comment to a story or topic
  • Send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by e-mail, text, or other another medium
  • Optimize or improve our products, services and operations
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Site and their purchasing patterns
IV. When Do We Disclose Your Information?
Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose your personally identifiable information collected online to any organizations not part of DGM or its subsidiaries or related entities. Although, as disclosed below, we may provide your information to our agents, affiliates, and partners, in no event will we sell or rent your personally identifiable information as part of a customer list or similar transaction, without your consent.
A. Third-Party Agents
We have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, hosting, content syndication, content management tools, social media integration, marketing, analytics, customer service, billing and payment support. These entities may have access to personally identifiable information if needed to perform their functions. If such access is required, the third parties will be obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personally identifiable information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Site.
B. Assignment
We may change our ownership or corporate organization while providing the Site. We may also sell certain assets associated with the Site. As a result, please be aware that in such event we may transfer some or all of your information to an entity acquiring all or part of our assets or to another company with which we have merged. Under such circumstances we would, to the extent possible, require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. Nevertheless, we cannot promise that an acquiring company or the merged company will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Policy.
C. Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Emergency Situations
We may also use or disclose personally identifiable 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 process served on us or the Site; protect or defend our rights or property, the Site, our employees or our users; and act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, the users of the Site or the public.
D. Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may disclose or share individual, non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information in any manner other than that described herein that we deem appropriate or necessary. Among other things, we will disclose non-personally identifiable information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Site and who our users are so we can improve our Site. We will also disclose non-personally identifiable information to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Site.
V. How Can You Limit the Use and Sharing of Your Information?
We believe you should have choices about the collection, use and sharing of your information. Although you cannot opt-out of all data collection when you visit our sites, you can limit the collection, use and sharing of your information.
A. Collection of PII: All personally identifiable information is provided on a voluntary basis. If you do not want DGM to collect such information, you should not submit it to the Site. However, doing so will restrict your ability to access some content and use some of the functionality of the sites.
B. Emails and Newsletters: You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mail marketing messages and newsletters from DGM by following the instructions contained within the emails and newsletters, or by e-mailing us at
VI. Governing Law
These Site are published in the United States. We attempt to protect the personally identifiable information of all users of our Site and we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply to the DGM services, but our family of Site are located and targeted to United States citizens and our policies are directed at compliance with those laws. If you are uncertain whether this Privacy Policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your personally identifiable information to DGM.
VII. Other Important Information
A. Public Areas, Chat Rooms, Reviews, and Community Areas
Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comments, feedback and review sections ("Public Social Features"), becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any personally identifiable information that you expect to keep private. Please consult the applicable guidelines, if any, for use of our Public Social Features for more information. DGM cannot control who views information that you post in public areas of the Site and is not responsible for how third parties may use or disclose information that you post in public areas of the Site.
B. How Your Information Is Secured
We take reasonable security measures to protect your information, including the use of physical, technical and administrative controls. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personally identifiable information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You need to help protect the privacy of your own information. You must take precautions to protect the security of any personally identifiable information that you may transmit over any home networks, wireless routers, wireless (WiFi) networks or similar devices by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized persons from intercepting or receiving any of your personally identifiable information. You are responsible for the security of your information when using unencrypted, open access or otherwise unsecured networks.
The time period for which we keep information varies according to the purpose for which it is used for. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed.
C. Children's Information
The Site are not intended for children under 13 years of age. DGM does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, do not provide personal information to DGM without providing us with consent from your parents. If DGM discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided DGM with personal information and we do not have parental consent, DGM will immediately delete that child's information from the Site. If you believe that company has been provided with the personal information of a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, please notify us immediately at
VIII. Questions About This Policy; Accessing Your Information
If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, of if you would like to review and/or correct your personally identifiable information, you may contact us at However, you will not be permitted to examine the personally identifiable information of any other person or entity and you may be required to provide us with personally identifiable information to verify your identity prior to accessing any records containing information about you. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete personally identifiable information if we believe doing so would violate any law or legal requirement, or cause the information to be incorrect.