Privacy Policy

Review IGDB.com’s ("IGDB") legal and privacy notices for details on how we collect, use and protect your personal information on the website.

Your use of and access to any website or software application owned by IGDB (IGDB Property(ies)') either (i) made available to you directly or indirectly from this website; or (ii) with a direct link to this privacy policy is subject to this privacy policy. This privacy policy explains the data that we collect and how we use it.

We respect your privacy. If you have any privacy concerns or questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us by email at: [email protected] .

About Us and This Policy

All references to "we", "us" or "our" refer to 8 Dudes in a Garage AB and/or one or more of its affiliates. 8 Dudes in a Garage AB is incorporated in the Gothenburg, Sweden and its principal office is Norra Agatan 2, 416 49.

This policy gives you the details of who we are and the details of our privacy policies, including: what data we collect about you when you use IGDB Property; what organization is collecting the information; how the information will be used or disclosed; what choices are available to you regarding collection and use of the data; what security measures are in place to protect your personal information; and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

This policy may be amended from time to time without notice and it is your responsibility to read it carefully and review any changes that may have been made. Since changes will be posted on this page, we encourage you to check this page regularly.

For all users in locations other than in Europe, this policy, the processing of your online account data and any other data we collect shall be governed by the laws of the Sweden and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Your Information: What We Collect, How We Collect It, and How It Is Used

In common with most other websites and on-line services, we collect certain data about your visit to the IGDB Properties. Any data we gather through your use of IGDB Property falls into three categories: (1) personal information that you supply to us, such as information you provide when you register (including your e-mail address), create an account, create a user name, register your device, complete a survey, enter a contest, or purchase products or services; (2) information that is collected as you use IGDB Property that becomes identified with your personal information; and (3) information that does not directly identify you and is collected as you use IGDB Property, including your IP address, and information gathered with the use of a “cookie” (cookies are discussed further below), and information related to searches or recommendations on IGDB Property. Such information collected includes, without limitation, which pages and content are browsed, interactions with advertising and content, and other data related to preferences and usage. We use this information to better provide products and services, including, without limitation, to better target advertising and content, (on our and our Partner's websites) and to generate statistics and reports.

You may use certain IGDB Property without registering or creating an account. We may nonetheless build a history of your interactions with the IGDB Property even though we don't know who you are.

In respect of certain IGDB Properties which are products, IGDB may also employ update management software to collect installation and registry information from your computer, including product, version, build, language and original equipment manufacturer. Where you use multiple IGDB Properties, IGDB may combine or link information collected from various IGDB Properties and use it for the purposes outlined in this privacy policy.

Personal information

As is common across websites, to use certain features of IGDB Property we ask you to register, create an account, provide your email address and create a password. Once you have created an account, you will have the option to fill out a form (all or portions of which may be included in your profile). When you create your profile, we collect personal information about you, such as location, e-mail address, favorite games, etc. which will be stored in order to provide services to you and to conduct activities including, without limitation, using it to process your registration, maintain a profile about you, process your request to receive newsletters and email announcements, or to voluntarily participate in surveys or contests and/or to communicate with you about services and products we think may be of interest to you.

IGDB may allow you to set up profiles that may be viewed by other users of the IGDB Properties. To enrich your profile you may chose to include some personal information in your public profile so that other users can identify you. You should only include information in your public profile that you do not mind making publicly available without restriction.

Personal information is also used to provide personalised services to you, such as show tracking and recommendations.

Tracking and Cookies

When you visit IGDB websites and other IGDB Properties, we and our advertising partners may store and access information from your device, including “cookies”, clear GIFs (which are also sometimes called web bugs or web beacons) and browser details. We may collect information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the domain name of your Internet service provider, IP address, pages visited on the site, services used and how you have used them. We and our advertising partners do this for a variety of purposes. In the case of our advertising partners, this may include the personalisation of advertisements based on your visits to sites in that partner's network.

We may provide data about our users, traffic patterns, products, services and site information to third-parties (such as vendors, advertisers and our business partners) (‘Partners'), but we will use reasonable efforts to provide it in a form that does not directly identify you.

Consent for use of cookies

Some countries require you to consent to our and our advertising partner's use of some cookies, including in Europe. Where such requirements may be applicable, IGDB highlights its use of cookies to you when visit IGDB Properties for the first time. If you continue to use this IGDB Property, we will imply from this that you consent to our use of cookies.

Information about our use of cookies is contained in our "Cookie Information".

Email

Email addresses are used for identification, inviting new friends to IGDB Properties, searching for and finding friends, general communication, order processing and to send notifications to you. To facilitate searching for and finding friends on the IGDB Properties, IGDB allows users to search for other members using text searches, nick name, email address, and by using other attributes. Users can invite friends to join certain IGDB Properties by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. Where permitted by applicable law, IGDB stores these email addresses so that the respondents may be added to the friend list of the member sending the invitations and to establish relationships between users.

Which Organizations Are Collecting the Information?

When you provide information to IGDB, that information is collected and maintained either by IGDB or by an authorized agent or contractor of IGDB such as web hosting companies, customer care service providers, and transaction processing service providers, unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection.

Advertising

We may use your personal information and non-personal information to serve ads to you via IGDB Property as well as to provide you with promotions, products and services. We may also use third-party advertising companies and other business partners to serve ads on IGDB Property or Partner Sites and provide you with promotions, products and services. These third-party advertising companies and our business partners may be located throughout the world.

These third-party advertising companies and business partners may receive and share with us information relating to the advertisements that they serve you including, without limitation, date and time of ad shown, the banner ad that was shown and your IP address and your interactions with such advertisements. These third-party advertising companies and business partners may use cookies, clear GIFs and anonymous information about your visits to IGDB Property and other websites to measure and improve the effectiveness of their ads, promotions, products and services. This information may also be used for online preference and other targeted marketing purposes. The information received by these third-party advertising companies and business partners is subject to the privacy policies of these third-party advertising companies and business partners. We may be given access to this information by these third-party advertising companies and business partners which we may use for purposes including, without limitation, to better target advertising and content to you and to generate statistics and reports that help us develop our products and services.

With your consent (as indicated when you set up your account) we may make certain information about you (including personal information, where you consent) available to third-party advertising companies and other business partners under agreements between us and those third-party advertising companies and business partners. The third-party advertising companies and business partners will use that information to target advertising to you or provide and market promotions, products and services to you. You may withdraw your consent to our providing your personal information to advertising companies and business partners at any time by adjusting your preferences in the preference page of the relevant IGDB Property. If you do so we will not provide your personal information from the relevant IGDB Property to third party advertisers or business partners from the time you opt out. However where permitted by applicable law, we may still provide them with information that does not directly identify you from which they may send you targeted advertisements.

Security

We use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. However, due to the design of the Internet, ever-changing technology and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. We will have no liability for disclosure of personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized or unlawful acts of third parties.

You are responsible for the security of your user name, ID and password for any of the IGDB Properties. Please take care when using and storing them.

Changing Your Personal Information & Preferences

Your Right to Choose

When you register to access certain IGDB Properties, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive announcements from us by opting out at the time you give us your personal information. You may also later opt out of providing us personal identifiable information by changing your preferences in the set up areas of the relevant IGDB Properties or changing the necessary settings in your profile. For certain IGDB Properties opting out may only be possible if you delete your account for that IGDB Property. If you opt out or do not provide your personal information then some services and features (such as personal information services, recommendations and tracking of ratings and likes and dislikes) may not be available to you or may be deleted. All newsletters and email announcements from us will contain an unsubscribe link that also allows you to opt out at any time from these messages.

Review and Correction

You may review and update the personal information that you have provided us by visiting the relevant set up page of the IGDB Property and updating your account profile.

Other Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not otherwise use or disclose your personal information without your consent except (i) as described in this privacy policy, (ii) as required by court order or other government or law enforcement authorities in order to comply with legal process or law, (iii) in the event of a merger where another company has acquired the relevant IGDB Property, (iv) in order to protect against the misuse or unauthorized use of IGDB Property, (v) in order to protect and defend our rights and property, or (vi) in order to protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.

If IGDB sells assets (or the assets of a division or subsidiary) to another entity, including, without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy, or if IGDB (or a division or subsidiary) is acquired by, or merged with, another entity, IGDB may provide to such entity user information (both anonymized and/or aggregate and personal information) that is related to that part of the business that was sold to or merged with the other entity.

Links to Third Party Websites

IGDB Properties may display links to websites operated by third parties. If you click on a link, the relevant third party operator or others may collect data about you when you visit the linked website. They are responsible for the collection and further processing of such data and we have no control over it. We advise you to check the terms of use and privacy policies of any linked websites you visit to find out what data they are collecting and the purposes for which they process your personal data.

Overseas Transfers and Processing of Your Information

personal information may be used by us and our affiliates, subsidiaries and our suppliers who may be located in countries outside the country where you are located or the purposes outlined in this policy to manage IGDB's global business. The data protection laws in these countries may not offer the same level of protection as those in the country where you are located. By providing your personal information to us you understand and expressly consent to us and our suppliers processing your data in any jurisdiction, including without limitation Sweden, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Your Consent

By Using Any IGDB Properties, You Are Consenting To the Collection and Use of Your Information Described In This Privacy Policy and You Accept and Agree To This Privacy Policy.

Your personal information may be used by us and our affiliates, subsidiaries and our suppliers who may be located in countries outside the country where you are located or the purposes outlined in this policy to manage IGDB's global business. The data protection laws in these countries may not offer the same level of protection as those in the country where you are located. By providing your personal information to us you understand and expressly consent to us and our suppliers processing your data in any jurisdiction, including without limitation Sweden, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Inquiries

If you have any concern about privacy at IGDB, please send us a thorough description of your concern to privacy[AT]igdb[DOT]com or the address above, and we will try to resolve it.