The Global Game Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. Please read this privacy policy to learn more about the ways in which we use and protect your personal information. We want you to fully understand our privacy practices.

If you have additional questions, you may send an email to


The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domain and subdomains of (the "Site"). This site and it’s subdomains are divisions of Talent Storm Pty Ltd and include, but are not limited to,,, and

By visiting this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree please do not use or access our Site.

This Privacy Policy describes the information, as part of the normal operation of our services, we collect from you and what may happen to that information. Although this policy may seem long, we have prepared a detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about The Global Game's practices so that you can make informed decisions. All of our subsidiaries and joint ventures operate under similar privacy practices as described in this Privacy Policy and, subject to the requirements of applicable law in the country of Australia, we strive to provide a consistent set of privacy practices throughout The Global Game community.

By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions in registration, you expressly consent to our use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of The Global Game Terms and Conditions statement. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance in registration for new registering users, and is otherwise effective on March 28th, 2006 for all users.


We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software which encrypts the information you input. Apart from the personal details we store, which are detailed in the following, your credit card details are not stored.

Your credit card details are passed directly to our processing Bank or Agent on their secure page, for processing by your credit provider. We do not see this information, nor is it stored by them.

Table of Contents
1. An Important Note About Children

2. Information We Collect

3. Our Use of Your Information

4. Our Disclosure of Your Information

5. Use of Email Tools

6. Control of Your Password

7. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information

8. Other Information Collectors

9. User Forums

10. Your Choices

11. Security

12. Privacy Tools

13. Acceptance

14. Contact Us

1. An Important Note About Children.

Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Site unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Site in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians.

If you are under 18, you must have your parents or guardians approval before you register or enter your mobile phone number onto The Global Game site, in order to play a game.

2. Information We Collect.

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customised experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer, easier and more pleasurable for you. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information, shipping information and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.

Under some circumstances we may require some additional financial information, such as, but not limited to: if you are registering using an email account at a free email service, or registering to sell on the Site. We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify the accuracy of your name, address, and other information, as well as to bill you for your use of our services.

We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.

We use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain pages of the Site to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. "Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing our services. We offer certain features that are only available through the use of a "cookie". We also use cookies to allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session. Cookies can also help us provide information that is targeted to your interests. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the Site and you may be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session.

Additionally, you may encounter "cookies" or other similar devices on certain pages of the Site that are placed by third parties. For example, if you view a web page created by a user, there may be a "cookie" placed within that web page. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

If you choose to bid, buy or sell on the Site, we collect information about your bidding, buying and selling behavior. We also collect other users' comments about you in our feedback area. If you establish a credit account with us to pay the fees we charge, we collect some additional information, such as a billing address, a credit card number and a credit card expiration date and tracking information from checks or money orders.

If you choose to post messages in our cafés, forums, galleries or other message areas or leave feedback for other users, we may collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

If you register for The Global Game on another web site or use a web site providing a service for The Global Game or a web site that helps facilitate your activity on The Global Game, that web site may provide personal information about you and your transactions back to The Global Game.

3. Our Use of Your Information.

We use your personal information to facilitate the services you request. We use your personal information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to: resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe trading; collect fees owed; measure consumer interest in our products and services, inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our User Agreement; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine your personal information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases. We may compare and review your personal information for errors, omissions and for accuracy. If you choose to list an item for sale on the Site or open a credit account, or otherwise provide us with your financial information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.

You agree that we may use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize the Site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.

You agree that we may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as targeted banner advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the Site. By accepting the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications on your account page. You may make changes to your notification preferences at any time.

4. Our Disclosure of Your Information.

As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

We share much of our data, including personal information about you, with our subsidiaries and joint ventures that are committed to serving your online trading needs and related services, throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will treat it at least as protectively as they treat information they obtain from their other users. Our subsidiaries and joint ventures follow privacy practices no less protective of all users than our practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law. The Global Game, its principals, its subsidiaries, its joint ventures, or any combination of such, will share some or all of your personal information with another business entity should we plan to, merge with, or be acquired by that business entity. Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information.

The Global Game cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and The Global Game community from bad persons. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorise us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, UserID history, fraud complaints, and bidding and listing history without a subpoena. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad persons, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to: prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity.

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. If you choose to enter a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties in connection with such promotion at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winners list. Also, by entering a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion, we may require you to consent to the use of your personal information or other information, such as voice or likeness, in advertising, promotional and marketing materials. In addition, we may offer certain promotional content, such as a sweepstakes, sponsored by or co-branded with a third party, who may obtain the personal information that you submit, but only where specifically stated on the registration page for such promotion. Please note that The Global Game has no control over such a third party's use of this information, and any such third party is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

Third parties providing services on our behalf. The Global Game may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf. Examples include, without limitation, hosting this Web Site, sending communications on our behalf, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, creating, hosting and/or running contests/sweepstakes/games and providing customer service. These third parties may have access to this Web Site's user information, including personal information, but only to the extent it is needed to perform their duties and functions.

Corporate change. In addition, The Global Game reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer user information, including personal information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all of its assets, or other fundamental corporate change.

5. Use of Email Tools.

You may not use the Email This Item to a Friend service or other email services that we offer to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our User Agreement. We do not permanently store email messages or the email addresses sent from these tools. If you send and email using the Email This Item to a Friend service to an email address that is not registered in our community, we do not use that email address for any purpose other than to send your email. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.

6. Control of Your Password.

You are responsible for all actions taken with your User ID and password, including fees charged to your account. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your The Global Game password to any third parties. If you choose to share your User ID and password or your personal information with third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your account and therefore you should review that third party's privacy policy. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password as detailed in Section 6.

7. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information.

We offer you the ability to automatically review and change the information you submit to us by logging into the Site and entering in the new information yourself. Generally, we will not modify your personal information based on your request because it is very difficult to authenticate your account manually. You can change your passwords, email address, contact information, shipping information and user preferences by going to the preferences and setup section in your account. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once posted, you may not be able to change or remove any public postings made on the Site including our forums or other message areas or the feedback area.

Upon your request, we will deactivate your account, contact information, billing information, and shipping information from our active databases. To make this request, email Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible based on your account activity and in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law.

We will retain in our files some personal information you have requested to remove to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our User Agreement and comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personal information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. However, such personal information will be deactivated from viewing and will only be available to select The Global Game personal.

8. Other Information Collectors.

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, whether they are bidders, buyers or sellers on our site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since The Global Game does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

9. User Forums.

Please review our restrictions on use and guidelines for user forums and galleries in our Terms of Use. In addition, please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may disclose publicly in user forums (such as chat rooms, bulletin boards, or similar web pages). You should keep in mind that whenever you publicly disclose information about yourself online, that information could be collected and used by people that you do not know. In addition, certain message boards (and similar user forums) may display IP addresses along with the message poster's name and message. The Global Game bears no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information users may disclose in user forums or other public areas, if any, of this Web Site.

10. Your Choices.

To unsubscribe from receiving promotional material from this Web Site, please visit your account to unsubscribe. Please be aware that we will process your request as quickly as we reasonably can, but it may not be possible to update our systems immediately. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases. And, your ability to opt out from receiving marketing and promotional material does not change our right to contact you regarding your use of our Web Site or changes to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, Terms and Conditions, Rules of Play or other policy or terms that affect you and your use of our Web Site.

11. Security.

Your information is stored on The Global Game's servers located in the United States and Australia and other countries from time to time. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.

12. Privacy Tools.

It is our goal to make our privacy practices easy to understand. We have created this easy-to-read summary and are working on privacy enhancing technology to help summarize our full privacy policy. If you have questions about any part of this summary please contact us as outlined below.

13. Acceptance.

By using this Web Site, you accept our privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes here on the Site, so be sure to check back from time to time. All amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted on the Site. However, we will use our best endeavours to use your personal information in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted your personal information, unless you give us your consent.

14. Contact Us.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us through

Effective Date: 29/03/2006

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