Our Privacy Policy

1981 Media Ltd owns and operates VideoGamesChronicle.com

How 1981 Media Ltd collects and uses your data

1981 Media Ltd may ask you for certain information and you may submit personal data to 1981 Media Ltd (such as your name, email address and contact details) when you subscribe or sign up to VideoGamesChronicle.com.

1981 Media Ltd may also record which parts of VideoGamesChronicle.com and services you are interested in as well as user traffic patterns and site use. This information will be kept securely in accordance with an internal security policy and may be used to:

  • Process your User Content and your subscription to VideoGamesChronicle.com and to enable your use of VideoGamesChronicle.com and associated services
  • Open and run your account and provide you with an up to date, efficient and reliable service
  • Administer prize draws
  • Generally run VideoGamesChronicle.com
  • Send you newsletters and alerts when you sign up for or subscribe to them

By subscribing and submitting your data you consent to this use. Please see your rights to learn how you may change this consent

1981 Media Ltd will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent

If you believe 1981 Media Ltd has information about you that you do not want 1981 Media Ltd to have or that is incorrect, please contact 1981 Media Ltd as described below and 1981 Media Ltd shall correct or remove the data as you request as soon as is reasonably practicable.

Marketing Communications

1981 Media Ltd gives you a choice whether or not you want 1981 Media Ltd or other reputable companies to contact you about future offers, events and new services or related activities that you may find useful. 1981 Media Ltd won’t sell or trade personal information to other companies but 1981 Media Ltd would like to keep you informed of the developments on VideoGamesChronicle.com and certain Content and 1981 Media Ltd would like to share data with other reputable companies who may have interesting offers and information for you (inside or outside the EU).

1981 Media Ltd will not send you any marketing emails or pass your information on to third parties unless you give your consent or you have given it already.


1981 Media Ltd uses ‘cookies’ on VideoGamesChronicle.com. Cookies are a way that information such as whether you have visited VideoGamesChronicle.com before is recorded on your computer and used by 1981 Media Ltd to improve VideoGamesChronicle.com and the services available to you.

If you do not wish for 1981 Media Ltd to use cookies in any way when you use VideoGamesChronicle.com please adjust your Internet browser settings to not accept cookies. Your computer’s help file should tell you how to do this but please note that this may affect your ability to use VideoGamesChronicle.com and the Content.

If you don’t disable “cookies” VideoGamesChronicle.com will ask for and store details including name and email address and may automatically insert certain information on the Content submission forms so that you can use VideoGamesChronicle.com with less form filling.

1981 Media Ltd Privacy Policy

About This Privacy Policy

1981 Media Ltd is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This privacy policy applies to each 1981 Media Ltd website, event, app and other service (each, a “Service”) that refers or links to this privacy policy. This privacy policy may be supplemented by additional privacy statements, terms or notices provided to you. The 1981 Media Ltd company that owns or administers the Service, as identified therein, is the primary controller of your personal information provided to, or collected by or for, the Service.

Information We Collect

We collect information about you in three ways:

  • From your input through our web forms, app forms and other mechanisms
  • From third-party sources
  • Through automated technologies

Data You Provide To Us

The types of personal information that we collect directly from you depends on how you interact with us and the Service and may include:

  • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address, social media handle and phone number
  • Account login credentials, such as usernames and passwords, password hints and similar security information
  • Other account or event registration and profile information, such as educational, employment and professional background, dietary and accessibility requirements, and photo
  • Payment information, such as credit or debit card number
  • Comments, feedback and other information you provide to us

Data From Other Sources

We also may obtain personal information about you from our group companies and from other third parties, including

  • Service providers that help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize certain products to your location
  • Partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities
  • Publicly-available sources and data suppliers from which we obtain data to validate or supplement the information we hold

Data From Service Use

Our Service may automatically collect information about how you and your device interact with the Service, including

  • Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type and version, operating system, platform and other software installed on your device, unique device identifier and other technical identifiers, error reports and performance data
  • Usage data, such as the features you used, the settings you selected, your URL click stream data, including date and time stamp and referring and exit pages, and pages you visited on the Service
  • For location-aware Services, your location, such as where you are located on the event floor

We collect this data through our servers and the use of cookies and other technologies. You can control cookies through your browser’s settings and other tools. However, if you block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login, or access certain parts or make full use of the Service. For more details, visit the cookie notice of the Service.

Data From Service Use

Depending on how you interact with us and the Service, we use your personal information to:

  • Provide, activate and manage your access to and use of the Service
  • Process and fulfill a request, order, download or other transaction
  • Provide technical, product and other support and to help keep the Service working, safe and secure
  • Enhance and improve the Service and our other products and services and to develop new products, services and benefits
  • Offer you customized content and other personalization to make the Service more relevant to your interests and geography
  • Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments and concerns
  • Notify you about changes, updates and other announcements related to the Service and our other products and services
  • Deliver targeted advertisements, promotional messages, notices and other information related to the Service and your interests
  • Provide you with promotional messages and other information about products, events and services of ours, our affiliates and third parties, such as exhibitors, sponsors and media partners
  • Invite you to participate in user testing and surveys as well as sweepstakes, competitions and similar promotions
  • Identify usage trends and develop data analysis, including for purposes of research, audit, reporting and other business operations, including determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and evaluating our business performance
  • Comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements

Sharing of Your Information

Our Service Providers

Depending on the Service provided, we share personal information with:

  • Our service providers, suppliers, agents and representatives, including but not limited to, payment processors, customer support, email service providers, IT service providers, mailing houses and shipping agents

To process the information as necessary to provide the Service, complete a transaction or fulfill your request or otherwise on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this privacy policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Your Choices

We share your personal information with our affiliates, sponsors, media partners, joint venture partners and other third parties, including entities for which we are acting as an agent, licensee or event manager, that wish to send you information about their products and services that may be of interest to you, as determined by your choices in managing your communications preferences and other settings.

The Service may let you post and share personal information, comments, materials and other content. Any such contributions you disclose publicly may be collected and used by others, may be indexed by search engines, and might not be able to be removed. Please be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.

Legal Reasons

We will disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation
  • Detect, investigate and help prevent security, fraud or technical issues
  • Protect the rights, property or safety of 1981 Media Ltd, our users, employees or others; and as part of a corporate transaction, such as a transfer of assets or an acquisition by or merger with another company.

Your Communications Preferences

You can customize and manage your communications preferences and other settings when you register with the Service, by updating your account features and preferences, by using the ‘opt-out’ or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive, or by contacting us. We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Service whenever necessary.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

Your Account

The Service may allow registered users to directly access and review their account information and make corrections or updates at any time. Keeping such information up to date is solely the responsibility of the user. Registered users may also close their account directly through the Service or by contacting the Service’s customer support.

Your Rights

You may have the right under European and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to request free of charge:

  • Access to and correction or deletion of your personal information
  • Restriction of our processing of your personal information, or to object to our processing
  • Portability of your personal information

Data Retention

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Service and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, maintaining business and financial records, resolving disputes, maintaining security, detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and enforcing our agreements.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 or target the Service to children under 13.

Data Security

We take precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate technical and organizational measures.

Locations of Processing

Your personal information may be stored and processed in your region or another country where 1981 Media Ltd affiliates and their service providers maintain servers and facilities, including Australia, Austria, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. We take steps, including through contracts, intended to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located in a manner consistent with the standards of protection required under applicable law.

Where personal information is transferred from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland to a country that has not received an adequacy decision by the European Commission, we rely on appropriate safeguards, such as the European Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses and EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks, to transfer the data.

Grounds for Processing

When we collect from you any personal information within the scope of European data protection laws, we do so:

  • Where necessary to provide the Service, fulfill a transaction or otherwise perform a contract with you or at your request prior to entering into a contract
  • Where necessary for our compliance with applicable law or other legal obligation
  • Where applicable, with your consent
  • As necessary to operate our business, protect the security of our systems, customers and users, detect or prevent fraud, enable our customers to comply with legal obligations, or fulfill our other legitimate interests as described in the “Information We Collect”,”How We Use Your Information” and “Sharing of Your Information” clauses above, except where our interests are overridden by your privacy rights.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and where we rely on legitimate interests, you may have the right to object to our processing.


We will update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date. If we make any material changes, we will provide notice through the Service or by other means.


If you have any questions, comments, complaints or requests concerning this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact: Data Protection Officer, 1981 Media Ltd, 336 Wey House, 15 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8NA, United Kingdom, dataprotection@1981media.co.uk. You also may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the applicable jurisdiction.

The data protection representative for our businesses that are processing personal data within the scope of European data protection laws and located outside of the EEA and Switzerland is 1981 Media Ltd. You can contact the data protection officer of 1981 Media Ltd through the contact details provided above.

Last updated: April 2019