Last Updated: October 5, 2022  

The Global Video Game Coalition (the “GVGC”) respects the privacy rights of visitors to (the “Website”) and recognizes the importance of protecting any information that you may choose to share with us.  We have adopted this GVGC Website Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to explain how we collect, store, and use information collected on this website or that you provide to us directly.  The Entertainment Software Association (the “ESA”), a GVCC member, serves as the technical administrator for this Website.

What types of information do we collect?

We collect information from our online visitors to enable us to provide information about our mission, events, advocacy, and other activities. This includes information we collect automatically through technology about your use of the Website, such as your IP address. This also includes any information you choose to provide us directly when contacting us via e-mail or through other means, such as your name, organizational affiliation, job title, e-mail address, business mailing address, or telephone number.

We use cookies to collect information from the computer or other device you use to access the Website. “Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on a browser to collect data for certain purposes.  On this Website, we may use the following types of cookies:

  • Analytic Cookies:  To recognize and count users to the Website, measure the effectiveness of our content, and understand how visitors use the Website.  We currently use Google Analytics for this purpose.
  • Functional Cookies (that we or a third party may place):  To make our Website easier to use, such as cookies that maintain a user’s session.

You can review your Internet browser settings to exercise choices you have over certain cookies.  If you disable or delete certain cookies, this might affect certain functions or features of the Website.

To learn more about the use of cookies for Google Analytics, and how to opt out, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Brower Add-on at

How do we use or share your information?

Information Use

We may use the information that we collect about you based on our legitimate interest:

  • to invite you to participate in conferences or other events;
  • to respond to your requests, such as to answer your questions sent to the GVGC e-mail address listed on the Website;
  • to respond to your feedback and suggestions about the GVGC’s programs or services or with respect to how to improve the Website; and
  • to send you newsletters or other communications that may be of interest to you (if you agree).

We may also use the personal information you provide us for operational uses, such as to enforce our Terms of Use or notify you about future changes to this Policy.

Information Sharing

We may share your information with the members of the GVGC listed on the Website.

We do not sell or rent your personal information, nor do we share your personal information with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising.

We occasionally use third parties (such as other companies, agents, or contractors) to perform services to support our operations.  In the course of providing such services, these third parties may have access to your personal information and have agreed to securely store and maintain it.

We may also disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures:  (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; and/or (b) will help to: enforce our Terms of Use; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or protect the safety and security of our Website.

Retention of Information

We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described above, and thereafter as necessary to comply with applicable law or contractual obligations.  Subject to any applicable exceptions, we will delete your personal information within a reasonable period in accordance with applicable law, if you request us to do so.

Location of Processing

The ESA, based in the United States, is the administrator of the Website. Accordingly, we may store and process information in the U.S., which may not provide the same level of protection as the jurisdiction in which you reside.

What choices do you have about the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information?

You have control over the personal information you submit to us.  If you would like to object to or request restriction of information processing, request access to your data, or have us correct, update, or delete personal information about you that you previously provided to us, please e-mail  To the extent we rely on your consent or process any personal information, you may withdraw it at any time.

You may opt-out of receiving our newsletters or other communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter e-mail or by reaching out to us at

You may also submit any complaints you may have about our data handling practices to the data protection authority in the jurisdiction where you reside.

Notice Regarding Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16.  We take kids’ privacy seriously, and we encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times.  If parents believe that we have unintentionally collected their child’s personal information, they should contact us at to request the deletion of the information.

What kinds of security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?

We have implemented reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use, loss, or alteration.

How can you ask questions or send us comments about this Policy?

If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Policy, please contact us at:

Updates to this Policy

We may amend this Policy at any time.  If we make any material changes to the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website or by sending you an e-mail at the last e-mail address you provided us.  Any material changes to this Policy will be effective 30 days following our posting of notice of the changes on the Website or 30 days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you.

Please note that, at all times, you are responsible for updating your personal information to provide us your current e-mail address.  If the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid or for any other reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.