GamesNet Enterprises USA and GamesNet Innovations Customer Internet Privacy Statement
Version 1.02, Effective April 1, 2001
Summary of changes from version 1.01
Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how GamesNet Enterprises USA and GamesNet Innovations (collectively, "GamesNet") collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us on our site. This policy applies to the entire GamesNet.org and GamesNet-Live.com domains.
I. Information collected online
Any business finds it beneficial to learn how well its Web site is working. GamesNet is no exception. As a result, we log all visits to our Web site. Our servers automatically collect the following information about our visitors:
We may also record or track other information that can be derived from the above items, such as the order in which you move through our site.
In addition, certain portions of our site request that users voluntarily enter information about themselves. This information includes:
On the BattleTech Players Worldwide page, our visitors may also choose to submit information about their role-playing characters.
II. How we use or share the information we collect
First and foremost, we absolutely DO NOT sell any information about our visitors to anyone, under any circumstances.
The information listed above as collected automatically is recorded each time a user requests (visits) one of our pages. The information listed above as voluntary is only recorded if the user chooses to submit it to us.
Once that information is submitted or recorded, that information becomes the property of GamesNet Enterprises USA. That information may be released in aggregate format to third parties with an interest in our Web site. We will not release personally identifying information to anyone unless required to do so by law or by a valid court order.
There are a few minor exceptions to the above rule. If you submit any information for inclusion in the BattleTech Players Worldwide page, the information you submit will be posted on the Web site and will be visible to everyone. You may at any time contact us and ask that your listing be removed, and we will do so at once.
Furthermore, if you submit an article for posting on our Web site, we will include your name and email address. You may also choose to have us include a link to your home page. At your request, we will withhold your name and/or email address. However, if we post your article, we must have your real name and email address for our records.
Many of our tracking and logging services are outsourced to other companies. As a result, these other companies may be able to collect some data about you. We carefully scrutinize every company before we choose to work with them, and we feel that our current partners and associates are all very reliable. If you have concerns about any particular company with whom we have dealings, please let us know at once and we will investigate the matter.
The information that we collect may be stored by us for a variable period of time. In some cases, we delete the information within 24 hours; in others, we store the information for years. Typically, log records (information collected automatically) are maintained for at least one year, while voluntary submissions are kept for 6 months. Articles and submissions may remain posted indefinitely.
One exception concerns email addresses. Usually, when we collect your email address, we will include an option to add you to our mailing list. If you select that option, your name and email address will not be removed from our mailing list unless you ask us to, or we receive a "bounce" message from your email server. (A "bounce" message is a response from your server informing us that the email address we sent the message to (yours) is invalid. This usually indicates that your email account has been cancelled or is no longer active.)
III. Choices regarding the marketing uses of the collected information
As GamesNet collects very little personally identifying information, we do not have an automated system for removal from our databases.
If you wish to be removed from our email list, simply let us know and you will never hear from us again. (We will, however, send you one last confirmation email.)
If you wish your entry to be removed from the RGM listing or any of our publicly accessible online forums, just email us and we'll immediately remove it.
If you have an article posted on our site, we will post at least your name and email address on the article. If you wish to post your article anonymously, please contact the articles editor ahead of time.
We cannot "block" our system from logging the automatically-collected information about you that we've listed above.
V. How we protect your information
Our site is hosted at one of the largest hosting companies in the world. We feel that their security system is very robust and reliable. They have extensive anti-hacking measures in place, and we have full confidence in their security.
Once the information is removed from the online servers, it is stored in a system that is usually off-line. This system is protected from unauthorized Internet access by a variety of firewalls and proxy servers.
(For security reasons, we cannot elaborate any more than this.)
The most recent version of our policy can always be found at the following URL: