This is the main privacy policy for www.gameaddik.com and for certain services provided through these and other websites and applications of Reseau GameAddik. (“GameAddik”). There may be other policies that apply to certain services that we provide, or we may link to third parties who may have their own policies. Please read these when you register or subscribe for these services, or visit a third party website or application.

GameAddik is always working to offer new products and services to users and may from time to time need to update this Privacy Policy. If there is any material change, GameAddik will notify users through messaging on the applicable websites and applications for a reasonable period of time. Please read this privacy policy carefully and check back periodically for updates.

The Basics

The following sets out what you need to know about our personal handling practices at GameAddik.

Personal information we might collect from you and why.

  • Account information such as name, address, postal code, email address and phone number. This information is used to fulfill your request for information, products and services, provide relevant advertising, administer contests or promotions you enter and respond to your inquiries.
  • Subscriber id and passwords so that you may access your account information and services.
  • Collect credit card or banking information if required to complete a sale.
  • Usage information such as product or service preferences, purchase history, time spent and other customer engagement information to better understand your preferences and help us develop better products and services.
  • If you choose to provide it to us, supplementary information such as gender, month and year of birth, income range, the industry you work in, your current position, and customer satisfaction information.
  • Social media identifiers including both personal and non-personally identifying information you may provide by using social media sharing and log-in features. You can control what information you share through some social networking sites’ privacy settings.
  • If you attend GameAddik’s offices or speak with one of our representatives on the telephone you may be recorded on video or audio tapes. Customer service calls may be recorded for quality assurance purposes.

We assume you have given us implied consent for some uses:

  • By purchasing any of our products or using any of our services, we assume you consent to receive the products and services and information relevant to them including service notifications, personalized content and services, relevant advertising, and other communications regarding our products, services, promotions and loyalty programs.

What you can do if you wish to withdraw your consent or change your personal information:

  • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from marketing and/or service email communications from GameAddik please email email with your request. You may also click the unsubscribe link provided of all non-essential communication from GameAddik.
  • If you wish to make a change to your supplementary information or remove your consent regarding GameAddik’s use of your supplementary information, please send email to email and include Supplementary Information in the subject line.
  • You can also limit the collection of your information by disabling cookies. However, because GameAddik website rely on cookies to enable core functionality, disabling cookies is not recommended. If you choose to do so, some of GameAddik’s services may not work.
  • Information you provided to GameAddik through social network integration features, such as Facebook Connect, Twitter, or LinkedIn are governed by the terms of that particular service, and may not automatically be updated by the underlying service in GameAddik’s records.

Contacting GameAddik regarding your privacy:

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you have about your privacy or this privacy policy. If you have concerns, you may contact GameAddik’s Privacy Officer in writing at email or as follows:


GameAddik
1751 Richardson, Suite 4102
Montreal, Quebec

email
Canada
H3K 1G6

What is not covered by this policy:

  • Information that is not personally identifiable such as type of browser or operating system you are using, your network, our web pages you have visited, other web pages you have visited before and after visiting ours, type of device, general location information and other similar types of anonymous or de-identified information may be collected and used by us and third parties including advertisers.
  • Aggregate datathat cannot be associated with a specific person, such as demographic statistics about GameAddik’s customers, or number of visitors and average time spent on a website.
  • Personal Information for Editorial Purposes — As you may expect, information collected for editorial purposes, whether or not it is considered “personal”, is exempt from the requirements of Canadian law and is not covered by this policy. Business contact information including the name, title, business address and telephone number of an employee of an organization, publicly available information such as an individual’s name and address when listed in or made available through a directory, or any other information or circumstance that falls outside the scope of or is exempted by applicable privacy legislation.

The Fine Print

The following sets out some additional detail about GameAddik’s business practices as it pertains to your personal information.

GameAddik may collect personal information using the following means:

  1. When you become a subscriber
  2. When you register for any of GameAddik’s services.
  3. By using cookies and similar technology when you visit our site; and
  4. By conducting a survey

(a) Cookies and Similar Technologies

Like most websites, GameAddik relies on cookies and other commonly used technologies such as JavaScript, Adobe Flash, web beacons and pixels to provide website functionality and to deliver the best experience for our users. We use these technologies to collect information about the usage of our site and to offer users advertising that is relevant to them based on how they use the site. By using GameAddik website, you give us and trusted third parties on our website consent to collect Usage Information using cookies and similar technologies and to use it for the purposes specified below.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a unique identifier that are placed in your browser in order to store information about your web browsing and usage of a Globe website (“Cookie Data”). Cookies are used by GameAddik to collect and store usage information such as:

  • Anonymized user IDs for logged in Registered Users and Subscribers
  • Device IP Address (which does not reveal your identity)
  • Usage Data such as the number of page views, frequency of visits, time spent on a particular page and other similar statistics pertaining to your use of our website and services.

(b) Registration Information

If you choose to become a registered user, we will ask you to provide us with basic account information such as your name, email address, country, and postal code. We may also ask you supplementary information, such as your birth month and year, income range, the industry you work in, and your current position. If you choose to provide it, we use supplementary information for internal purposes such as making improvements to our website and analytics. We use account information and supplementary information to offer you personalized content, promotions of GameAddik’s services, and to deliver to you relevant advertising. Please note that you can always withdraw your consent to the continued use of your supplementary information.

(c) Mobile Browsing

When you access GameAddik on your mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, using a web browser or a Globe app, we collect similar usage information as we do on other devices. Some mobile devices can transmit location data but GameAddik is not able to access that information without your express consent. If you choose to share location data with GameAddik, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device.

(d) Contests, Promotions, Surveys and Marketing Communications

If you choose to enter a contest or promotion sponsored or co-sponsored by GameAddik, to fill out a survey, or to sign up for a newsletter or similar marketing communication we will ask you to provide us with contact and identifying information necessary for us to fulfill your request. This information may include email, name, age, and any other information as the case may require. GameAddik will disclose to you if our co-sponsors will have access to the information you provide to us. However, if information is collected by a third party only, the collection, use and disclosure will be subject to notice and privacy policy of that third party.

(e) Social Media

GameAddik website integrates a number of third party social media platforms to make your experience on our website more convenient. For example, you can seamlessly log in to our website by using your existing social media profile such as Facebook or LinkedIn. If you do so, the social media platform will provide GameAddik with your Social Media Identifier and any additional information that you have consented to being shared with the outside parties. For example, with your consent, the social media platform can provide us with your personal information to auto-fill a registration form. Information that is provided to GameAddik by the social media platform is subject to the privacy policy of that particular service.

How Information may be Used

GameAddik uses the information we collect for the following purposes:

Fulfill your Request:

To fulfill your request for services. For example, if you want to purchase a paper subscription to GameAddik, we will ask you for your name and delivery address.

User Authentication:

To help us make your experience on our website more convenient. For example, we rely on cookie data to detect when a registered user or a subscriber who has previously signed in visits the site again. It is also used to recall user preferences and information on subsequent visits (e.g., watchlists and newsletters).

Personalized Content and Services:

To help you discover our best stories, to provide you with a more interactive service, and to make you personalized offers for products. For example, we may suggest content and products that are more relevant to your interests and/or occupation. We will also suggest content based on your usage data. For example, if you read stories about rpg and mmo, we may recommend stories on related topics.

Internal Analytics:

To understand how users interact with our website, to improve the operation and performance of GameAddik’s products and services, to develop new products and services, to detect fraud, and to improve security.

Communicate Offers and Promotions:

To communicate with you about GameAddik’s offers and promotions. You can withdraw your consent to specific types of email communications by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link provided at the bottom of the email message. Note that you will continue to receive communications that directly pertain to your services.

Enforce Terms and Conditions:

To contact you regarding issues with your use of GameAddik’s services such as posting on the public commenting board that are subject to our Terms of Service. We reserve the right to contact you if we have reason to believe that you have violated our Terms of Service.

Other administrative reasons:

If you provide a complaint to GameAddik or send an request to customer service, we will keep the relevant information for the purpose of investigating your complaint or request and responding to you. If you are a freelancer we may collect your social insurance number for tax reporting purposes and other information required to enter into a contract with and pay you. We generally use your personal information for the purposes of managing, administering, collecting or enforcing your accounts, maintaining business records for a reasonable time and generally managing and administering our business and meeting all relevant Canadian and international regulatory, legal, insurance, audit, security and processing requirements.

Security and Disclosure

GameAddik takes steps to hold your information securely:

GameAddik has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, contractual and managerial measures to protect the information we collect from loss, theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.