Our privacy is important to us all and we understand that you care about how your personal data is used. We will always respect and value the privacy of all of our visitors and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. What is Personal Data?
Personal data is, in simple terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that we use is set out in Section 3.
2. What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Notice should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Section 13 below.
The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Section 8 will tell you how to do this.
The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Section 13 to find out more.
The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Section 13 to find out more.
The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. we do not use your personal data in this way Section 4 explains more about how we use your personal data
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Section 13.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
3. What Personal Data Do You Collect?
We collect only the following personal data (only when you submit the “Contact Us” form):
See see Section 9 and Section 10 for details of our cookie usage.
4. How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:
Communicating with you. This will only include responding to emails you have sent us, or if you have submitted our form from the Contact Us page.
Running the Website (see Section 9 and Section 10).
We do not use your details for any purpose other than that stated above. We do not pass your details on to any third parties. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam.
5. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary to fulfil the query for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for no longer than 6 months (unless it is necessary to fulfil your query).
6. How and Where Do You Store My Personal Data?
We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR
7. Do You Share My Personal Data?
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to one important exception.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
8. How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email addresses shown in Section 14.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 1 week and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
9. Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.adultgamesnews.com makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting service’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
We do not use any particular advertising networks such as Google Adsense. Instead we manually put advertising banners from the various providers of games that we review, or sites that we feel may be of interest to our visitors. We will make a small affiliate income from some of these which helps to maintain and operate the site (see Section 15).
www.adultgamesnews.com has no access to, or control over, these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
12. Third Party Privacy Policies
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?
13. How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the Contact Us Form.
14. Changes to this Privacy Notice
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Any changes will be made available on the Adult Games News website.
15. Affiliate Disclosure
AdultGamesNews.com is a participant in several affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to the sites or products being promoted.
Being an affiliate to these programs means that some of the advertisements on the site and some of the links in my reviews, posts or other pages within the site are affiliate links; this means that I’ll collect a small percentage of the sale as commission (from the advertisers share of the sale).
This has to be in place for AdultGamesNews.com to survive. This is because the small commissions add up and help support the running costs of the site and helps provide a small income. They are a benefit to our visitors as they offer a direct link to the product being posted about and should not spoil the experience of using our site.
These commissions will never come at a cost to yourself as the advertiser pays it out of their profit; also the rating of a review will never be influenced by whether we receive a commission from the game sale or not. Whilst I will post about new products, or sites that I have not used, I only review products which I have used personally and as previously mentioned, not all reviews will generate an affiliate income.
We sincerely thank all our visitors for your support, and hope that you enjoy our website.