Privacy Statement is committed to respecting your right to privacy while using our site. This Privacy Policy contains information regarding our privacy practices for the entire site.

Information Collection and Use is the sole owner of the customer information collected on this site. We will not share this information in any ways other than those disclosed in this statement. collects information from our users at several points on our website.

Information Requests

Throughout our site, you are provided with the opportunity to contact us via email to ask questions or provide comments and suggestions. We may request additional personal information from you, such as your name and detailed technical information related to your query, to help us satisfy your request.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive, containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie provides user benefits and is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. For example, by setting a cookie on our site a user would not have to enter a password more than once. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site, though some areas may be functionally limited. For example, a user will not be able to take full advantage of our mailing list subscription tools. Cookies enable us to enhance the onsite experience.

Log Files

Our website servers generate standard traffic log files. We use these files to prepare aggregate traffic statistics for our site. There is no personally-identifiable information in these log files. We use IP addresses and cookie values to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information to improve the performance of our site.

Requested Services and Product Evaluations

We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone. Two expiration reminder notices are sent by email to users whose passwords are set to expire. Membership

When a user enrolls for free membership in, they will be asked to provide certain personal information in order for us to create their online account.

Personally identifying information is needed to establish a account. In order to set up a account and access our services or certain applications, you may be required to provide your date of birth to verify that you are over the age of majority, as well as your name and email address. Other information may also be asked for, but is not required in order to establish an account; such information is used to customize the chat experience.

Surveys & Contests

From time to time, our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user can decide whether or not to disclose their information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code and age range). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of improving our products and our site.

Mailing lists

Users are offered the option of subscribing to relevant mailing lists at the time of purchase, and at various other locations throughout the site, for reasons of user convenience only. All new mailing list subscribers will receive a welcome email verifying subscription information.'s "Announce" mailing lists are "receive-only" lists for announcements regarding services, or promotions.'s "Discuss" mailing lists are moderated lists that provide discussion forums for our members. It is not necessary to subscribe to any mailing list to use our Web site.


Our Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When a user submits sensitive information, the information is protected both online and offline. Where our registration form requires sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted with SSL, the best encryption software in the industry. While on a secure page such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open.


This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Web site.

Public Forums makes mailing list archives, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. As any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public, so caution should be exercised when disclosing personal information.

Chat Rooms allows you to chat with people all over the world.

How We Use Your Information

We save and use non-personally identifying information without restriction.

We save and use personally identifying information collected through our websites, services, applications and the Network for administration, including providing account holders with online chat, forum and videogame services, videogame and other content-related commerce and activity services, in-game advertising services and community services, internal analysis and research to improve our websites, applications, and other products and services, administering customer transactions, monitoring for fraudulent activities and transactions, preventing abuse of the Network and ensuring compliance with the applicable Terms of Service and User Agreement and this privacy policy. may use personally identifying information for marketing and demographic studies. For example, may use a account holder's Online ID to cross-reference passive information with non-personally identifying information in his or her profile, such as gender or age, in order to develop aggregated information about who uses the Network and how. We may conduct these studies or may hire a third party to conduct them. These studies are for internal purposes only, to help us improve our websites, products and services to better meet our users' needs. maintains information obtained from members who contact us or submit a complaint so that we may assist these members with current or future service issues.


Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-in" to having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. We only add users to our mailing lists when they agree to be added.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Opting Out

Periodically, notifies our users of new services, announcements, upgrades, and updates.

If you would prefer not to receive these notifications, please update your preferences by contacting us using the "Contact Us" link.

Please be aware that you may not opt out of receiving information regarding the initial use, evaluation, or expiration of our services.

Notification of Changes

If we change our privacy policy, we will post notification of those changes on our homepage so our users are aware of changes to the information we collect, how it is used, and under which circumstances, if any, it is disclosed. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by posting notice of such changes on our homepage. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.


If you have questions, or if you feel we are in violation of this privacy policy, please email us via the "Contact Us" link.