Privacy Policy

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Our Privacy Policy

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

We also use Akismet Anti-Spam Check and Google Analytics services that also utilize cookies, the usage and specifics of which are detailed below.

Cookie Details

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who We Share Your Data With

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

As described above in the “Cookies” section of this policy, Google Analytics uses cookies to track usage behavior.  TheParentsGuideToGames utilizes ip-anonymization, which means any cookies that contain your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or European Economic Area.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics cookies altogether, you may use this Opt-Out Add-On provided by Google.

Akismet Anti-Spam Check

Our website uses the Akismet Anti-Spam Check service to help ensure comments are coming from real people and distinguished from spam and/or bots.  If the service classifies a comment on a post as spam, that data will be stored. This data includes the name entered, the IP address, the e-mail address, the referrer, browser and computer system information, and the content of the comment itself.

Akismet Anti-Spam Check service is provided by Automattic, Inc and its privacy and data usage policy can be found here: Automattic’s privacy policy.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments are check through the Akismet Anti-Spam Service, with the data processed in the United States.  Also, anonymized data is stored and processed through the Google Analytics Service, in the United States.

Contact Information

Should have questions or concerns in regards to this privacy policy, you may contact us at