Our staff grew up on the internet, so we value the idea of anonymity and privacy. For this reason, it is our objective -- with the launch of GN 3.0 in 2013 -- to inform you precisely what data we use and why we use it.
Your Email, Name, Username, and Contact Information is Confidential
Upon registering or interacting with our website, we require email addresses for account activation (for anti-spam purposes). Your email address is used strictly for comments, the forum, and system notifications from GamersNexus and its staff. We will never sell your contact information. If we need to get in contact with you (for instance, if you won a contest), one of our staff members will email you directly via the address registered on your profile.
Email address information that is collected for our GN Supporters will be used to mail out Subscriber Newsletters and giveaway notices. These emails will not be used for other purposes nor sold to third parties.
Your Browsing Habits are Safe, but we do track how you use our site
Using Google Analytics, one of the web's most popular statistics analysis tools, we track our traffic statistics, geographic location, and age/sex demographics using Google's Analytics tool. ALL OF THIS DATA IS ANONYMOUS and is not tied to any single username, face, real name, or any other personally-identifiable information. All we know is that someone visited one of our articles -- we don't know who you are. The same goes for Google. You can opt-out of Google's analytics tracking over here, through Google itself.
We use Google Analytics for demographic metrics and collect age, country / geographic region of origin, and other information. You can read more about this here. This data is anonymized.
This traffic information is important for us to ensure we can continue delivering high-quality content. By observing traffic patterns, we can determine what content users like the most and act to serve more of that content to you. We also use our traffic statistics when approaching advertising agencies, who often want to pay for a certain amount of pageviews. Demographic information is also supplied.
Cookies & Ads
If you're uncomfortable with any of this, we suggest using Firefox as a browser and Spybot as a cookie blocker. That said, it does hurt our revenue when cookies are blocked, but we won't hold it against you. Promise. Our goal is to deliver high-quality content no matter what, and we fully respect your right to protect your privacy as much as possible. In fact, you might also consider HTTPS Everywhere as an add-on to further protect your browsing habits.
We monetize our links to product pages by using VigLink. You can learn more about this here. This allows unbiased revenue generation by recommending products we would already suggest for PC builds, but supports the site; this does not cost you anything, nor does it visibly impact the browsing or purchasing experiences.
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