Site Policies

CONDUCT:

Gamer Professionals does not accept travel or accommodations (including rental cars, flights or hotel rooms) from companies we cover. If we review a game at a publisher-sponsored event, we’ll disclose it in the review.

Our writers will not accept gifts (including food and drinks) in excess of $50 in value.

REVIEW SCORES:

We don’t discuss review scores with publishers or developers prior to the review being published, nor will we change our scores at publisher or developer request in any circumstances.

Gamer Professionals will regularly adjust its assessment of games and hardware over the life of those products. These changes will always be explained. This is done completely at the discretion of Gamer Professionals writing staff.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

Unless specifically on a writer’s profile page, Gamer Professionals writers do not cover companies (1) in which they have a financial investment, and (2) that have employed them previously. When a Gamer Professionals contributor has affiliations of prior employment experience that would represent a material conflict of interest with their reporting, that information will be disclosed in context or footnotes of that piece.

SOURCES:

It is our policy not to pay sources. On rare occasions, we may contract with a source as a co-creator of content. Anonymous sources must prove their identity to Gamer Professionals to be cited in a story. We protect the identity of our sources.

CORRECTIONS:

Gamer Professionals makes every effort for stories to be completely accurate upon publication. Inaccurate stories will be corrected but not removed.

PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES:

Our editors and news writers are often asked to appear in a professional capacity as experts on various television, news, radio, or other media. These appearances do not constitute endorsement of any products, companies, or services discussed; it is possible that we may accept reimbursement for our travel expenses associated with one of these professional appearances (as long as the media outlet is not affiliated with any game company or other company we cover).

PRODUCT SAMPLES FOR REVIEWS:

Companies may send games or other products or samples to our editors in order for our staff to review such samples and determine whether we will provide a review of the product on Gamer Professionals. We do not accept any samples on any preconditions, such as, that we will agree to provide a review simply because the company sent us a sample. Please note that companies may provide these samples before the product is commercially available, in which case, we may agree to an embargo with the company or its PR firm. This means we agree not to publish the review or associated news until a given time.

If any developer or publisher wishes for Gamer Professionals to provide coverage on a title, they are welcome to contact us at anytime via our Contact Us page, or email the Executive Editor at brandonbui[at]gamerpros[dot]co.


Gamer Professionals Privacy Policy

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use
While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number (“Personal Information”).

Log Data
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Cookies
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Security
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites
Our Site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. Gamer Professionals has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.


Terms of Service

Here at the Gamer Professionals Network, we pride ourselves on being a community that talks about mature gaming issues in an academic context. As such, the material present on this site does not necessarily represent the opinion of Gamer Professionals as a whole, but is the sole opinion of the writer who presented the piece.

The material that our editors provide could be on sensitive topics, and as a result the discussion may get out of hand once in a while. General guidelines are as follows:

  • Use your common sense when posting, and don’t break any serious laws. Do not post things like ROMs or ISOs, or links how to get those. We do not allow those. Also, things like pornography, violent content, keep those away from here. If it’s not safe for your workplace, chances are it won’t be safe in the comments section, and those posts will be removed.
  • Don’t harass other users! While debates will be allowed, there is a limit and posts that are found to be harassing to other individuals, especially in regards to race, religion, ethnicity, etc., will be removed. Just because we are talking about more adult issues does not mean that you are allowed to continue on unfiltered.
  • Remember the first guideline – use your common sense, and at the end of the day, have fun.