Privacy Policy

GateWorld is a news and entertainment site devoted to exploring and enhancing the science fiction fandom experience. All personal information you submit will be held in strict confidence.

Some site features are only available for those users who choose to submit an e-mail address: registering at GateWorld Forum; registering to post a comment on a news story; and entering a contest or sweepstakes. You may also include an e-mail address when sending us feedback, but it is not required if you do not wish to receive a reply.

GateWorld is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. Your personally identifiable information, including name, e-mail address, postal address, or phone number, will not be sold or disclosed to any third party, except as necessary to fulfill an order or service request, or in cooperation with law enforcement.

Occasionally, GateWorld partners with other companies to bring you contests and sweepstakes. These submission forms may include one or more “opt-in” checkboxes, which allow you to request further communication from that partner. In those cases your personal information is shared with that partner ONLY at your request; it is not retained by GateWorld unless you also opt-in to our own e-mail messages. GateWorld is not responsible for the privacy standards and practices of these companies, so be sure to review their own privacy policies and terms of service before opting in. If you do not opt-in, your information is not retained past the drawing of a winner for that contest (except to contact contest winners and for prize fulfillment).

GateWorld is a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

GateWorld does not track the browsing habits of individual users. GateWorld Forum does use a “cookie” — a small file saved by your Web browser with your personal details — to store your forum log-in username and password, as well as to keep track of when you last logged in and which threads and posts you haven’t read yet. If you’d rather not use cookies, you can disable them in your browser’s settings. If you decide to do so, however, some Web site and forum features may not work properly, and you will find that you have trouble staying logged in.

U.S. law requires that Web sites may not collect information of any kind — including an e-mail address — from children under 13 years old without their parent’s consent. If you are under 13, be sure to get your parent’s permission before e-mailing us, submitting a letter to the editor, posting a comment, or entering a contest or giveaway. GateWorld Forum is restricted to fans 13 years or older. GateWorld’s contests and sweepstakes are restricted to fans 18 years or over.

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We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. The third-party advertising technology that we use on this Web site uses information derived from your visits to this site to target advertising within this site. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on this site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed in your browser. In addition, we use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site, to learn which banner ads bring users to our Web site and to deliver more relevant advertising. To “opt-out,” please click here.

This Web site may also utilize certain services provided by DoubleClick, Inc. (DoubleClick). For further information concerning DoubleClick’s privacy practices, including the ability to opt-out from any data collection, reporting and/or targeting activities associated with its services, please go to

When you use our Web site we share information that we collect from you, such as your e-mail (in hashed form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with our identity partners/service providers, including LiveRamp Inc. LiveRamp returns an online identification code that we may store in our first-party cookie for our use in online and cross-channel advertising and it may be shared with advertising companies to enable interest-based and targeted advertising. To opt out of this use, please click here.

Advertising on this Web site is managed by Playwire LLC. If Playwire publisher advertising services are used, Playwire LLC may collect and use certain aggregated and anonymized data for advertising purposes. To learn more about the types of data collected, how data is used and your choices as a user, please visit

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