Privacy Policy

Gamestar Mechanic Jr (“Gamestar” or the "site") is an online service offered by E-Line Media (“we” or “us”) that helps users learn how to design video games. This policy covers how we treat the information we collect and receive from you. Our goal is to create a safe, entertaining and educational online environment that complies with the United States Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 11, 2015. In the future, our site or our practices may change. When we make changes related to privacy, we will revise this Privacy Policy to reflect the changes. We'll post the updated version here, and we'll notify you if we think the changes will significantly impact the treatment of information you have already provided.

Information we collect

Information you provide to us

When you register for a Gamestar Mechanic account, we do not require that you provide us with personal information such as a real name, email address, postal address or telephone number.

You may have the option of providing us with an email address in the event you initiate a support request. If you provide us with an email address in this situation, we will only use it to contact you with regard to your support request and will remove it from our system once the support issue has been resolved.

At any time, you may request that your information be removed from our system and your account be disabled, either from your profile page or by sending a request to . If you make such a request, we will disable your account and remove the information from our system so that it cannot be used in the future.

Information we track

When you visit the site and use different features of Gamestar, our automated software and tools routinely collect information for the purposes of supporting internal operations, as described below, such as IP address, browser/device type/capabilities, network/geographic location (at the city/state level) and site usage data (for example: what pages are accessed, how much time was spent on each page, etc.).

Community Features

As you use Gamestar Mechanic, you will have the option to participate in an online community with other users. Community features include

• Sharing games you have created with other users
• Posting reviews or ratings for your games or games shared by other users

These activities are optional, and our goal is to make them part of the safe, fun and educational Gamestar Mechanic Jr experience. Your participation in these activities – as with all of Gamestar Mechanic Jr – is governed by the Rules of Conduct, which describe the acceptable ways to use Gamestar.

We do not require, request, or retain any personal information from you in the course of your using the Community Features. In fact, Gamestar’s Terms of Service and Rules of Conduct specifically prohibit users from sharing personal information through Community Features. We make every effort to enforce these rules through electronic tools, selective monitoring by our staff and investigating reports from our community members. You should understand, however, that any information you choose to share through Community Features may be accessible by anyone who uses Gamestar.

Cookies

In common with many websites, Gamestar places small files known as “cookies” on our users’ machines. Cookies allow Gamestar to support internal site operations by providing a convenient experience for our users, keeping track of user identities as they navigate to different parts of the Gamestar website.

For the best user experience, we recommend that you allow your web browser to accept cookies from Gamestar Mechanic Jr. It is possible to configure your web browser not to accept cookies, but this may cause some features of Gamestar not to work properly.

How we use this information

We use the information we collect to enable Gamestar features; respond to your requests and provide customer service; let you know about new features and other news from Gamestar; ask for your input and feedback on what we are doing; and provide personalized services and recommendations.

As noted above, you may receive email from us related specifically to a customer service request you initiate.

We use website usage data we collect to support our internal operations, for example improving the quality and design of Gamestar and its website; and to create new features, promotions, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.


Third parties

As part of our regular business conduct, we may securely share information with third-party companies or individuals providing services or acting on our behalf, such as companies providing payment processing, technological or fulfillment services and websites with which we interoperate.

Outside of these specific circumstances, we never share your information with third parties.

Occasionally, we may share non-personal data with third parties such as sponsors or academic researchers who are conducting research involving Gamestar Mechanic Jr.


How to contact us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact us via email at or at

Gamestar Mechanic Jr
c/o E-Line Media
1295 W Washington Street
Suite 105
Tempe, AZ 85281