Your personal information is used in the following ways:
User IDs and Passwords
Provide you with access to your profile areas and to protected content.
Tells us more about who you are, how to contact you, billing and shipping information (if applicable).
Customer Feedback and Support
Provides a mechanism for requesting information from IGN. Also used to tell us how we can improve our products, services and site designs.
Used to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types. Also used to distribute information about IGN, our products, and services.
Show which information, products and services you have requested.
We will use your personal information only in the ways specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way in which we use your personal information, unless you consent to the new usage.
Access to your personal information is limited to people who need it to do their job.
Authorized third-party agents may also need access to some of your personal information. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We provide third-party agents with only the minimum amount of information needed to complete the requested service or transaction. We DO NOT otherwise share your personal information with third parties, unless you have granted us permission to do so.
IGN will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. Your account information will be retained for so long as you remain a registered user of the IGN web site.
We provide links to third-party sites. Since we do not control these web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) third-party sites. Since our web sites and our services are not specifically designed for children, we do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children.
If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our web sites. Some web sites will not allow you to complete certain activities if cookies are disabled.
We need your help in making sure your personal information is correct in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address, title, phone number or e-mail address. Most of our websites allow you to make these updates yourself.