Legal stuff

World Gaming Magazine Ltd

Avenida da Praia Grande, 759, 5/F, Macau
People’s Republic of China

General legal information in relation to registrations and trademarks

World Gaming magazine is owned by World Gaming Magazine Ltd, a Macau Press Company duly registered with the Macau Government Information Bureau with registration number EP124 and with the Macau Registrar of Commercial and Movable Property with registration number SO 31058. World Gaming Magazine Ltd is 100 percent Macau-owned. World Gaming Magazine Ltd is part of the World Media Network group of companies, which includes World Media Network Ltd (registered in Macau) and World Gaming (HK) Ltd (registered in Hong Kong). The WORLD GAMING banner, the Chinese name of this magazine, the English name of this magazine, and the Pai Yao logo are trademarked with registration numbers N/046785, N/046786, N/046787 and N/046788 in respect of classes 9, 16, 35 and 41 and these trademarks were registered by the Intellectual Property Department of the Macau Economic Service on 23 July 2010 and are valid to 23 July 2017 (original applications filed 12 December 2009).

Legal policy statement in relation to advertising and editorial content

There are no advertisements in this publication that have gambling as their essential element. Advertisements for offline casinos, poker card rooms, sports betting outlets or other betting establishments do not depict gambling, or contain any inducement to gamble. They depict other aspects of that establishment, such as restaurants, bars, hotel rooms and/or other facilities. Advertisements for offline establishments, activities or things that do not involve bets or betting do not depict gambling, or contain any inducement to gamble. Advertisements for some online casinos, poker card rooms, sports betting outlets or other betting establishments that accept “bets” are in fact completely free to play, those bets are with “play money” that has no real cash value, and those bets therefore are not gambling. Advertisements for other online casinos, poker card rooms, sports betting outlets or other betting establishments, do not depict gambling, or contain any inducement to gamble. They depict other aspects of that establishment that are either completely free (such as free play, competitions, learn to play facilities, and so on), or depict a product or service for which a non-gambling payment is made (for example payment for a book or educational course). In the case of online casinos, poker card rooms, sports betting outlets or other betting establishments that do accept bets that are in the nature of gambling, any advertising placed in this magazine does not have gambling as its essential element. This does not preclude such online casinos, poker card rooms, sports betting outlets or other betting establishments from placing advertising in this magazine for goods and/or services that require payment, but such payment must not be in the nature of gambling but must merely be payment for a good or service, for example a book or educational course. Nothing in the editorial content of this publication is intended to be construed as a gambling advertisement, and nor should it be so construed. Only gamble what you can afford. If gambling becomes a problem, seek professional help. The editorial content of this magazine is not necessarily the opinion of World Gaming Magazine Ltd, but is the opinion of the relevant contributors, provided openly and honestly for our readers’ education, information and entertainment. We do not, and never will, sell editorial opinion. Our contributors are under strict instructions to never sell editorial opinion.

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 15 March 2013

World Gaming Magazine Ltd is committed to ensuring your privacy when you use the website, the servers operated by World Gaming Magazine Ltd, and any World Gaming Magazine Ltd publications, software or services (collectively “the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services”). This policy outlines our personal information handling practices. “Personal Information” is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or subscription and billing information, or other data that can reasonably be linked to such information. It does not include information provided by you that is collected into groups so that the information no longer reflects you individually. If we obtain your Personal Information, we will treat it according to this policy.

This policy applies to web sites and services that are owned and/or operated by World Gaming Magazine Ltd. We encourage you to read this privacy policy and those of all websites you visit.

World Gaming Magazine Ltd’s use of Personal Information

World Gaming Magazine Ltd requests and uses Personal Information when you create an account, request or operate a World Gaming Magazine Ltd Service, correspond with World Gaming Magazine Ltd, engage in activities on our websites or deal with us in other ways. For example, if you request technical support online or via telephone, World Gaming Magazine Ltd will ask you for information necessary to authenticate you as a customer or end user, and to provide the requested support, such as your name, address and information about your computer hardware, software and the nature of the problem you are experiencing.

World Gaming Magazine Ltd may use your Personal Information in the following ways:

  • To fulfill your request for provision of the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services
  • To update you with relevant information concerning World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services
  • To make important service announcements, including notification of any changes to the website and/or World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services
  • To contact you about your use of the website or about our products and services
  • To respond to your comments or requests
  • To maintain a record of the relationship between email addresses to provide the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services
  • To verify and re-verify of the identity of senders
  • To request feedback and to enable us to develop and improve the website and our products and services
  • For internal and marketing/promotional purposes including newsletters, which may include advertisements

The above is indicative of the ways World Gaming Magazine Ltd may use your Personal Information and is not intended to be exhaustive.

As is true of most websites, World Gaming Magazine Ltd may also automatically collect certain aggregated data regarding use of the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services, including the number of users, frequency, data queries, data publishing and manner of usage of our service and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to better understand how the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services are used and by what type of user base and to track maintenance and support dialogues with end users and customers, and to improve the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services. We do not link this aggregated information to your Personal Information in a way that will personally identify you. Providing such information is completely voluntary, and while individuals are under no obligation to provide such information, our customers may not get the full benefit of World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services and support without providing such information.

Children and Minors Privacy

World Gaming Magazine Ltd does not knowingly collect Personal Information from people under the age of 18. If we learn that we have Personal Information from a person under the age of 18, we will delete that information from our systems. World Gaming Magazine Ltd encourages parents to go online with their children and to talk with their children about communicating with strangers and disclosing Personal Information online.

Disclosure and Information Sharing

World Gaming Magazine Ltd will not sell Personal Information to any third party.

World Gaming Magazine Ltd will not share Personal Information with other companies or individuals outside of World Gaming Magazine Ltd, its parents, subsidiaries and/or affiliates other than in the following circumstances:

  • With your consent.
  • If you register for services that are co-branded and/or offered in conjunction with another company, both World Gaming Magazine Ltd and the other company may receive the information collected.
  • If we have a good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to:
    • Comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
    • Protect any rights or property of World Gaming Magazine Ltd, including the investigation of possible breaches of or enforcement of any of our agreements,
    • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, and/or
    • Act in urgent circumstances to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of World Gaming Magazine Ltd, its users or members of the public.
  • If World Gaming Magazine Ltd becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, any form of sale of some or all of its assets or liquidation of World Gaming Magazine Ltd. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of Personal Information to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is World Gaming Magazine Ltd’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of legal process.

While World Gaming Magazine Ltd may share aggregated statistical information about users of the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services with third parties, including advertisers, our data licensors, distributors, vendors, actual and potential customers, and third-parties that offer products or services for use with the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services, this information is not linked to any Personal Information.

Linked Websites

Through links on the World Gaming Magazine Ltd website and user services and other portals, you may interact with a number of service partners with whom World Gaming Magazine Ltd has a relationship to provide information and/or commercial e-mail services to its customers and end users. In general, personal information provided will be protected by such partners by requirements at least as strict as World Gaming Magazine Ltd’s own privacy policies. However, World Gaming Magazine Ltd does not exercise control over such sites. Please be aware that World Gaming Magazine Ltd is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you. World Gaming Magazine Ltd strongly encourages you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) third-party sites, as they may differ from World Gaming Magazine Ltd’s in some particulars.

Opt Out

You can choose not to receive information about additional products and services that we think you may be interested in when you register for the World Gaming Magazine Ltd Services. Also, if you have opted-in at registration but later decide that you no longer wish to receive further promotional material from World Gaming Magazine Ltd, you can opt-out after registration by following the specific unsubscribe instructions in the email you receive.

We always provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe from communications you have previously requested. You may also opt-out of sharing your information with third parties. Each email communication from us explains how to do this.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your Personal Information changes, you may update it by making the change on your account page or by emailing us. Please note that it is your responsibility to keep your Personal Information updated. If you no longer desire our service and would like your account to be deleted, please email us.

Security Measures

The security of your Personal Information is important to World Gaming Magazine Ltd. World Gaming Magazine Ltd has taken certain technical and procedural steps to try to safeguard your Personal Information from misuse, unauthorized disclosure, and/or loss or destruction. For example when you enter sensitive information, such as credit card numbers on a World Gaming Magazine Ltd registration or order form, World Gaming Magazine Ltd encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

Further, access to your Personal Information is limited to people who need it to do their job. These people may include contractors who have been engaged by World Gaming Magazine Ltd to undertake the collection, transferring, storage and processing of your information. World Gaming Magazine Ltd personnel are aware of their obligations to protect Personal Information and are aware that they may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet their confidentiality obligations. Similarly, World Gaming Magazine Ltd requires its service partners and contractors to keep the Personal Information of customers secure and confidential. World Gaming Magazine Ltd also requires that these contractors and service partners use your account and Personal Information only on behalf of World Gaming Magazine Ltd and/or to suggest enhancements to your use of our website and websites associated with World Gaming Magazine Ltd.

World Gaming Magazine Ltd follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to it, both during transmission and once it is received. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while World Gaming Magazine Ltd strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, World Gaming Magazine Ltd cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Data Integrity and Retention

World Gaming Magazine Ltd will not retain your Personal Information longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

Changes to this policy

World Gaming Magazine Ltd reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. It will advise you of changes by posting a notice on our website. When World Gaming Magazine Ltd posts changes to this policy, it will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this policy.

If you have any questions regarding World Gaming Magazine Ltd’s privacy policies or practices, please email [email protected]


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