Privacy Policy

This Steel Media website (the “Website“) and any information obtained through all Steel Media Websites or from other sources is stored on servers operated and maintained by or on behalf of Steel Media Limited (“Steel Media“, “we” or “us“).

How we use your information
This Privacy Policy tells you what to expect when Steel Media collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our websites;
  • Individuals who have created profiles through our website log in system;
  • People who use our services, eg. who subscribe to our newsletters or request information from us or generally conduct business with us;
  • Individuals within companies that we wish to conduct business with, run promotions or contact in the course of our business activities.

Visitors to our websites
When someone visits any of Steel Media’s websites we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. (eg. when you register or log in to our websites)

Use of cookies by Steel Media
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies can be deleted from your hard drive or you can configure your web browser so that it rejects cookies. To learn more about cookies and how to reject them, visit

Many of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate correctly and has already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work as a result.

Here are the cookies we currently use and the purpose for each…

Cookie Cookie name Purpose More Information
Log in cookie userqi Contains unique identifier information for the purpose of maintaining a logged in state between visits/sessions on the Quality Index website
Log in cookie pocketgamer Stores encrypted password data and unique identifier for the purpose of maintaining a logged in state between visits/sessions on the Pocket Gamer website
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the sites from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics
Forum phpbb3_4mbu7_u
phpBB uses cookies to store a session id and a small amount of user data PHPBB website
Advertising cookies OAID
These enable our trusted 3rd party advertising services to deliver appropriate advertising to the website

Data Protection Act
Steel Media is committed to protecting your privacy and we take our responsibilities regarding the security of information you provide to us very seriously. We are signed up to the Data Protection Act to illustrate our commitment to this.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you, as a visitor of Steel Media websites, what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the Website, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, the choices you have regarding our use of that information and how you can correct that information. If you have any concerns, questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or Steel Media Websites you can contact us at

Steel Media’s Use of Information
In order to make use of certain services provided through the Website such as commenting, the forums, email newsletters, competitions and polls, you will need to register a profile with us. When you do so, you will provide us with information about yourself and you will be able to select how we use your information for marketing purposes. You can update your marketing preferences at any time by following the instructions to amend your details in the profile registration section. We will only use your information in accordance with your instructions and as set out in this Privacy Policy.

If you ask us to provide goods or services to you, we will use your information to provide those goods or services to you and to monitor our provision of those goods or services. We may also share your information with associated companies for marketing purposes. We or associated companies may contact you by mail, telephone, email or by other electronic means with offers of goods and services or information that may be of interest to you. By providing us with your email address you consent to being contacted by these methods for these purposes. If you do not want to receive marketing information from us or associated companies you can notify us of this as part of the registration process.

You can stop receiving this information at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions on the correspondence you receive, by amending your marketing preferences in your profile, or by emailing, giving your username and email address and details of the information you no longer wish to receive.

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us processing your information as set out in this Privacy Policy, to our processing your sensitive personal data, such as health data and you also consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same level of data protection as the UK, if necessary for these purposes. If we do make such a transfer, we will, if appropriate, put a contract in place to ensure that your information is protected.

If you wish to take part in any poll or survey run through the Website, we will also use your information for the purposes specified in the poll or survey. We may also disclose non-personal, aggregated information we collect through the poll or survey to third parties.

If you wish to take part in any promotion or competition run through the Website, we will also use your information for the purposes specified in the promotion or competition, to make sure you are eligible to enter the promotion or competition, to contact you if you have won a prize and for publicity purposes.

Disclosure to third parties
We will only pass your information on to associated third parties for the purpose of enabling them to send you information which may be of interest to you if you have indicated you are happy for us to do so in your marketing preferences.

If any third party is organising and/or managing any promotion, competition, survey or poll run through the Website on our behalf, we may disclose your information to that third party to enable them to do so but they will be prohibited from using your information for any other purpose, unless you have given them specific consent.

Please note that if you upload or post any information to a public part of the Website, we may use it in accordance with our terms and conditions of use and it may be viewed and used by others.

Maintenance and storage of information
Your information is collected and stored on servers which are owned and maintained by or on behalf of Steel Media. We may keep your information for a reasonable period for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Our email newsletters
If you subscribe to receive one or more of our email newsletters you will need to register an account with us. We will provide those newsletter(s) to you free of charge, unless otherwise stated.

Our newsletters may contain promotions or advertisements relating to goods or services provided by us and associated third parties from time to time. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from an email newsletter you may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions on the newsletter, on the Website, or by emailing, giving them your email address and details of the newsletter you no longer wish to receive.

Please be aware that when you post public information to any forums, chat rooms, blogs, or message boards on or through the Website, that information can be accessed by the public and used to send you unsolicited communications. Steel Media accepts no responsibility for this.

Third party sites
The Website contains links to third party websites. We may, on occasion, disclose non-personal aggregated information to the owners or providers of those third party websites. We link to a wide variety of other websites and we display advertisements from third parties on our Website. We may monetise some of these links through the use of third party affiliate programmes. Notwithstanding such affiliate programmes, we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these websites or for third party advertisers, nor for the way in which information about their users is treated. In particular, unless expressly stated, we are not agents for those sites or advertisers nor are we authorised to make representations on their behalf.

By entering a Steel Media competition you are agreeing for your name, email and answers to be recorded for the purpose of contacting you with news, information and offers which we feel would be of interest to you, and for contacting you in the event that you are a winner. You can opt out of this by sending by emailing, giving them your email address and details of the email newsletter you no longer wish to receive. We do not pass your details on to any third party unless we have explicitly declared this at the time of entry and in this instance will be as a term of entry specified by the Competition sponsor.

In accordance with our requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998, we will adopt appropriate security procedures to help prevent unauthorised access to your information. Steel Media shall not be liable for any attempt to hack or crack or otherwise gain access to any part of this Website including any of your information.

Usage of information
We may use your information as set out in this Privacy Policy and in any other manner you expressly consent to us doing so, we may also use your information for any purpose if we are required to do so by any law or other regulatory or government authority, to enforce the terms of use or to enforce our rights, or to protect the safety of others. In particular, we may collect and use personal information for the purposes of investigating and, if necessary, removing any content about which we receive a complaint.

Policy changes
By using any Steel Media website you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our terms of use. We may amend this Privacy Policy and the terms of use from time to time. If we do so, we will post an updated version on the Website. You will be bound by the new terms upon your continued use of the Website.

Contact details
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
Steel Media Ltd, The House, Kelston Park, Kelston, Bath, BA1 9AE, United Kingdom

Updated: September 2012

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