Matrix Games Ltd Privacy Policy

Matrix Games Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy of consumers of its products and services and of individuals visiting our websites. We want to contribute to providing a safe and secure Internet environment for consumers.

All references in this policy to "Matrix Games Ltd" include the Matrix Games Ltd Network sites. The purpose of this Matrix Games Ltd privacy policy is to inform you, as a welcome visitor to Matrix Games Ltd, (1) what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit Matrix Games Ltd; (2) how we may use that information; (3) whether we disclose it to anyone; and (4) the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information. Finally, please note that this policy applies only to Matrix Games Ltd and Web sites that carry the Matrix Games Ltd brand, and not to other companies’ or organizations’ Web sites to which we link. We have clearly marked Matrix Games Ltd and these branded Web sites with our logo so you know where this policy applies.

Matrix Games Ltd welcomes comments and questions on this policy. Matrix Games Ltd is dedicated to protecting your personal information. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the technologies Matrix Games Ltd uses to communicate with you, we may occasionally update this policy. Notice of any revisions will be posted to this site.

Matrix Games Ltd collects personally identifying information during: (i) tournament, contest or sweepstakes registration; (ii) subscription registration; and (iii) registration for certain interactive areas on Matrix Games Ltd and on Web sites that carry the Matrix Games Ltd brand, where visitors also provide content submissions and suggestions or participate in interactive online activities (i.e., community postings, voting, chat, or forums, bulletin boards, mailing lists).

For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes and we collect that visitor’s domain name and e-mail address (where possible). In addition, we collect the e-mail addresses of those who post messages to our bulletin board, forums, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, the e-mail addresses of those who make postings to our chat areas, aggregate information about which pages visitors access, user-specific information about which pages visitors access, and information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or information provided in site registration forms, including but not limited to a visitor’s name, address, and phone number. If a visitor signs up for a pay service, we also collect credit card information along with a billing address. Matrix Games Ltd may retain personally identifying information indefinitely.

Matrix Games Ltd maintains publicly available user profiles as well, which may contain personally identifying information volunteered by its visitors.

Matrix Games Ltd may use personally identifying information of its visitors to award prizes, track compliance with our Rules of Conduct, or for editorial and feedback purposes (to the extent that is explained when visitors provide the information).

In addition, Matrix Games Ltd may disclose personally identifying information when Matrix Games Ltd believes in good faith that the law requires it, or to protect the rights or property of Matrix Games Ltd.

When a visitor creates a user profile or participates in public areas, including voice chat areas, all information volunteered is displayed or broadcast publicly to the Matrix Games Ltd community. Visitors should keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - in a user profile or in chat areas, for example - that information can be collected and used by others who visit that public area. In addition, Matrix Games Ltd may record audio conversations that take place in public chat rooms on our site for use in promoting our company or its services. We will not, however, record audio conversations that occur in locked chat rooms.

Other companies which provide services on our site, or which advertise on our site, may collect information about you. Matrix Games Ltd does not control collection or use of this information. You should contact these companies or advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of this information. We will provide notice to you if one of our partners or sponsors collects information about you on our site, such as through a tournament, sweepstake, or contest.

With the permission of a visitor who is 18 years of age or over, information submitted at the time of registration or submission - including but not limited to age, phone number, address, and income level - may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Matrix Games Ltd and may be shared with companies that have been pre-screened by Matrix Games Ltd. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may stop that use— by sending an email to privacyalert@matrixgames.com

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, you can unsubscribe by sending an e-mail with your exact name and address to privacyalert@matrixgames.com.

We also will notify other organizations with whom we share such information and request that they remove your information from their mailing lists.

Matrix Games Ltd will take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us. Whenever you give Matrix Games Ltd sensitive information (credit card numbers, for instance), Matrix Games Ltd will take commercially reasonable steps to establish a secure connection with your web browser. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.

Policies for individuals under 18

Matrix Games Ltd encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children (persons under the age of 18 years old) and to participate in the interactive activities offered on our service. No information should be submitted to or posted at Matrix Games Ltd’ Web sites by visitors under 18 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.

We will not knowingly use information collected from visitors under 18 years of age for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside Matrix Games Ltd. Visitors’ e-mail addresses are not posted on The Matrix Games, unless provided by a visitor as part of a user profile.

Matrix Games Ltd collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers—the big computers that "serve" up Web pages—automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

When visitors request pages from Matrix Games Ltd, our servers log their IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that a user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us.

Use of Cookies - What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your passwords, purchases, and preferences while you’re at our site. The use of cookies is an industry standard—you’ll find them at most major Web sites.

By showing how and when guests use the site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. If you accept the first tracking cookie from Matrix Games Ltd, you won’t be offered as many afterwards.

A cookie lets our computers remember that you’ve registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites. Our online store  uses a temporary cookie to track which products you’ve chosen to purchase while shopping. The cookie expires once you’re done shopping. Letting it do the record-keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. If you decline this cookie, you may have difficulty ordering your selections.

Matrix Games Ltd does not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except as described below, Matrix Games does not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is that information shared with any third parties whatsoever. Matrix Games Ltd does not use cookies to identify specific individuals, except in such cases as online shopping (see above) and contest registration (where a cookie allows you to enter a contest every day without registering again each time).

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. Matrix Games Ltd does not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to the Matrix Games Ltd cookies policy. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the site, like the shopping areas, will not function properly if you do so.

By using this site, you signify your assent to The Matrix Games Ltd Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of Matrix Games Ltd following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.