Disclaimers

The operator of this website, Gungleam.com (“Gungleam,” “we” or “us”), cares about your privacy and the security of your information. We want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through this website (the “Site”), social media pages (“Social Media Pages”), HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you (“Emails”), our offline contacts, and any other services that display this Privacy Policy (“Other Services”) (collectively referenced in this Privacy Policy as the “Services”).

TO CONTACT US

Gungleam is the company responsible for the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information (as defined below) under this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy/Disclaimers, please contact us using our contact page.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS

From time to time, we may change the Privacy Policy. When we do, the “Last Updated” line at the bottom of this page will be revised. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to the Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of those changes. Unless we provide you with specific notice, no changes to our Privacy Policy will apply retroactively.

PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

When you use our Services by, among other actions, subscribing to our newsletter, browsing our Site, or otherwise interacting with our Services, we gather personal information. This information is necessary for delivering the Services to you or enhancing your customer experience.

Personal information is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. Several types of personal information can be gathered when you interact with the Services. Examples of such personal information include your name, email address, demographic data (such as age, gender, and zip code), and interests.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We and our service providers collect personal information in a variety of ways, including when you:

  • Use the Services
  • Sign up to receive emails, newsletters, or other communications
  • Participate in surveys, contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions offered via the Services
  • Request customer service or other assistance
  • Otherwise communicate with us via the Services
  • Take a survey offline or participate in an in-person reader interview

If you disclose any personal information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect, use, or otherwise process personal information as allowed under applicable law, including where based on one or more of the following:

  • The performance of the contract we have with you
  • The legitimate interests of Gungleam, a third party, or yourself. “Legitimate interest” is a technical term under the regulation. It means that there are good reasons for the processing of your personal information, and measures are taken to minimize the impact on your privacy rights and interests. “Legitimate interest” also references our use of your data in ways you would reasonably expect and that have a minimal privacy impact. We have a legitimate interest in collecting and processing personal information, for example: (1) to ensure that our networks and information are secure; (2) to administer and generally conduct business within Gungleam; and (3) to prevent fraud
  • The compliance of a legal obligation to which we are subject
  • The consent you provide to us at the point of collection of your personal information

We use personal information for the following purposes:

  • Provide you with content and services that you request
  • Communicate with you about changes to our policies
  • Send you newsletters and emails
  • Provide you with advertising, including advertising based on your activity on our Services or activity on third-party sites and applications
  • Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys
  • Optimize or improve our products, services, and operations
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
  • Communicate with you about your account, respond to your inquiries, and send you information about features and enhancements of the Services
  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Services

We may aggregate and/or anonymize personal information so that it will no longer be considered personal information. We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will only disclose your personal information collected via the Services to other companies as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose personal information collected from you to our parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates.

We provide personal information collected from you to companies that provide support services to us or perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, analytics, and providing customer service. These companies may need personal information to perform their functions.

We may provide personal information collected from you to companies that sponsor sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions on our Services. We will let you know at the point of collection of your personal information if we do.

We may disclose personal information collected from you if required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Conform to applicable law or comply with legal process
  • Protect and defend our rights or property, the Services, or our users
  • Act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of any of our employees, agents, or contractors, or those of any of our parent companies, affiliates, or subsidiaries, any users of the Services, or the public.

We will disclose or transfer personal information to a third party in the events of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). Such third parties may include, for example, an acquiring entity and its advisors.

We may disclose personal information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Services so we can improve our Services and develop new product offerings. We may provide personal information about how our users collectively use the Services in an aggregated form to our service providers and other third parties.

By using the Services, you may elect to disclose personal information:

  • On comments sections, contact forms, and other services to which you are able to post information and content (including, without limitation, our Social Media Pages)
  • Through your social sharing activity. When you connect your Services account with your social media account, you will share information with your friends associated with your social media account, with other users, and with your social media account provider. By doing so, you authorize us to facilitate this sharing of information, and you understand that the use of shared information will be governed by the social media provider’s privacy policy.

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comment sections or forums, or that you otherwise post, display, or disseminate in an area that is viewable by other users of the Services, becomes public. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not disclose any personal information that you expect to keep private.

OTHER INFORMATION

Other information is any information that does not specifically identify you and is collected through technology, including tracking information collected by us as well as third parties. Other information includes information about your computer, mobile device, or other devices.

We take reasonable measures to protect the information you provide to us and implement appropriate security measures to safeguard against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of your personal information. However, please be aware that no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Gungleam. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those third-party websites or services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third parties before providing any personal information.

We may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect certain information about your interactions with our Services and to enhance your experience. These technologies may automatically collect information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, and interactions with our website and emails. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you disable or refuse cookies, some parts of our Services may be inaccessible or not function properly.

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may differ from those in your country. By using our Services or providing us with your information, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States.

Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use our Services, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will take steps to delete such information as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the processing of your personal information, please contact us using the contact information provided on our website.