Newgrounds has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site, Newgrounds.com.
Information Automatically Logged
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to help identify you for online voting.
Cookies, Web Beacons, Flash Cookies and Web Logs
When you log into the site, we set a persistent cookie, which will allow us to recognize you as an existing registered user and avoid the need to log into the site again. You may clear these cookies in your browser after a session in which you have logged in.
Our web pages may also contain an electronic file called a web beacon that allows us to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies.
The Flash content on this site may contain Flash cookies put in place by the developers. These are used to store game save data and serve third party ads. We are not responsible for the use of these Flash cookies and do not share data with them.
We use Google Analytics to automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This data is stored in files called web logs. These web logs may include information such as your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the site you came from, the next site you visit and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
None of the data collected through web beacons, cookies, Flash cookies or web log data provides us with any personal information about you. We use this data on an aggregated basis to analyze how our users are interacting with the site and to customize your experience. If you are logged in to the site, we could associate information about your site usage that is collected by cookies, web beacons and web logs with your user account. However, we don't do this on an individual basis other than in cases of suspected abuse or illegal behavior. See our policy below about Investigating Abuse.
Third Party Advertising
Ads appearing on this website are delivered to you by CPM Star, our Web advertising partner. Information about your visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on this site.
CPM Star or other advertising companies we deal with may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
Advertisers & Third Party Cookies
Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name, email address), unique identifiers (like their email address), and demographic information (such as their zip code or age). Contact information from these forms is used to get in touch with the customer when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Unique identifiers (such as email address) are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity, and for use as account numbers in our record system. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. This information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis. If your account is linked to illegal activity, threats of harm to others or to yourself, your registration info may be made available to law enforcement personnel.
We do not collect home and / or cell phone numbers.
Collected Google/Facebook User Data
Users may opt to sign in using a Google or Facebook User account.
When creating or linking an account, Newgrounds will access your first and last name, your profile image, your email address, and the unique user id associated with your account, which are then used to pre-fill our registration form.
Once you submit the form, we will collect and store your email address and the user id associated with your account. We collect the email address to ensure you have a valid point of contact, and we collect the user id to associate your Newgrounds account with your Google or Facebook account. Each time you sign in via Google or Facebook, we access your user id in order to look up the appropriate Newgrounds account to sign you into.
Our site uses an order form for customers to purchase items from our store. We collect contact information (such as email address) from these forms to get in touch with the purchaser when necessary. We collect mailing addresses for shipping purposes. None of this information is shared with third parties.
Credit card information is processed via secure server and not saved on our servers. Newgrounds is verified by Comodo
as a trusted vendor.
If you are logged in when purchasing from the store, your order history will be saved. You may choose to make individual purchases public on your user page. You may also place orders without creating an account.
We run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information. This information is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
This site contains links to other sites. Newgrounds is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
This site DOES NOT MEET the Online Privacy Protection Act guidelines. This site has links that are unsuitable for children.
Special Rules for Children
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to become registered users. If you are under 18, we also ask that you not include any personal information in your user profile (such as your name, city or date of birth) or in your posts on the site.
Investigating Potential Abuse
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional/marketing information from us. This may be done from the email subscriptions page
This site gives users the option of changing and modifying information previously provided. This may be done from the account options page
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact: tom @ newgrounds.com.