Privacy Policy

The privacy of our visitors to Friends Arcade is important to us.


The information provided on Friends Arcade is presented as and is intended for educational purposes and general knowledge for consumers.


At Friends Arcade, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Friends Arcade, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.


  • Your email address is collected in order to verify your account. We do not share your email address with any third parties ever.
  • Your IP address is recorded each time you access the website.
  • Your password is encrypted and known only to you. You may at times reveal your password to us via phone or email, but for security reasons, we recquire you to change your password on login.
  • We also collect your date of birth and gender for statistical and security reasons.
  • Other personal information may be collected to use certain features of this website. However, most additional information is voluntary. Failure to provide such information will result in inability to use some site features.
    • Website Specific Privacy Policies


      The information provided on Friends Arcade is collected from visitors who may or may not have a bias unrelated to the owners of this website. It can also be false, inaccurate, wrong or doubtful. It reflects the author of it and is not necessarily be true.


      Friends Arcade does not sell, rent, loan, trade, or share any personal information collected at our site. This policy includes email addresses of the members.


      In accessing this web site and the Internet generally, you assume all responsibility and risk for use. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures to protect themselves and their own computer systems.


      This website sends harmless internet cookies to your computer to keep track of your visits, collects site statistics and remember your member information to save you from relogining in. Failure to allow cookies for this website harms your ability to remain logged on and play games.


      Most of the site content (including many posts in the forums, user profiles etc.) are open to page visitor including search engines. Members shouldn't share personal information in their profiles or posts which they don't want to publish in the internet. We have no control over search engine results when such information is submitted to the site by our members.


      Friends Arcade's server does collect and log IP addresses, browser information, cookie information, user actions performed in our website to provide a better service and improve the value of the materials available on website. These web logs are not sold or shared with third parties.


      We do share aggregate demographic information with our business partners, including advertisers. This data is not linked to any personally identifiable information.


      Friends Arcade may share any information it has if an auhority (police force, Court etc.) requests it. Our site also reserves right to share such information to a complainer if any of our site visitors or members stalks or disturbes this user in an unacceptible manner and we confirm this with our records.


      Friends Arcade contains links to, and graphics from, third-party websites and/or content providers. This Policy does not extend to those parties, nor is Friends Arcade responsible for the content linked to or provided.


      Most of the information in this website is kept in a database which contains posts, registration info, survey/poll results, private messages, logged IPs etc. All this information contained within the database belongs to the administrator of Friends Arcade and it can be accesible by site administration whenever it is required. So even the private messages which are saved in the database are accessible by site administration if needed so members are warned and asked to not to share too private and personal information in the private messages which shouldn't read by anybody. Members of this site have no absolute expectation of privacy accordingly.


      This website keeps the email address of its members hidden, unless member reveals it himself with opt-in selections. Member email addresses can be accessible to third parties if member posts it inside a forum post or emails another member.


      [B]Friends Arcade reserves its right to change this privacy policy anytime. Changes will always be reflected to this page.


      This web site is provided without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, those of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.


      Friends Arcade will not be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided.


      Advertising Privacy


      Log Files


      As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.


      Cookies and Web Beacons


      We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.


      We also use third party advertisements on Friends Arcade to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).


      DoubleClick DART cookies


      We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).


      The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.


      You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx.


      You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.


      Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.