We respect your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy while online at our site. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website.
Ensiplay (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Ensiplay Ltd. a corporation incorporated under the laws of Malta, having its head office at ADD Level 2 Hardrocks Business Park Burmarrad Road.
Personal Data Collected
When you visit our Website, we collect certain information related to your device, such as your IP address, what pages you visit on our Website, whether you were referred to by another website, and at what time you accessed our Website. We will not collect any data without your prior explicit consent.
Accessing, Amending and Deleting your Data
You have the right to request information regarding the data we have on file for you, and to request correction and/or deletions of your personal information. Please contact us at [email protected].
Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/timestamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
We use the following type of cookies:
- Essential cookies: these cookies are essential to the provision of our Website.
- Functionality cookies: these cookies help us remember choices you have made while on our website, remember your preferences, and personalize your Website experience.
- Analytics and performance cookies: these cookies help us collect statistical and analytical usage to help analyze website usage.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. For further information regarding cookies and how to manage them, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
We use pixel tags, which are small graphic files that allow us and our trusted third party partners to track your Website usage and collect usage data, including the number of pages you visit, the time you spend on each page, what you click on next, and other information about your Website visit.
Links to Other Websites
This site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.
Purpose of Data Collection
We use the information we collect in order to:
- Administer our Website, including troubleshooting, and statistical or data analysis;
- To improve our Website and enhancing user experience by ensuring you have access to personalized content in line with your interests;
- Analyze user use and optimize our services.
- To ensure that our Website remains secure and is not subject to any hacking or fraud.
Data Shared with Third Parties
We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. However, our partners, including ad partners, may collect data in relation to your Website usage as disclosed herein. All such data will only be collected with your prior explicit consent.
How your Data is Stored
All data collected through our Website is stored on servers located in the Europe. Our servers are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We have reviewed our partners privacy policies to ensure that they comply with similar policies in order to ensure your data security.
Our servers comply with ISO 27018, a code of practice that focuses on protection of personal data in the cloud. We comply with all reasonable precautions in order to ensure your data’s safety.
In the event that we become aware of any data security breach, alteration, unauthorized access or disclosure of any personal data, we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your data and will notify you as required by all applicable laws.
This Website does not target people below the age of 18. By visiting this Website. You hereby warrant that you are 18 years of age or older or are visiting the Website under parental supervision.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on any of our sites.
Notification of Changes
Ensiplay Fact Checking Policy
100% Accurate Headlines
We strive for 100% accurate headlines and apply a rigorous vetting process to every news article on the site. Rumors and insider reports are identified accordingly to ensure distinction between confirmed information and industry buzz that is of interest to our readers.
Before any article is written, we ensure the information is new and accurate. We verify sources and always dig down to the original source (and reference material if applicable) before the writing process begins. Even if other outlets report an unsubstantiated piece of news as official confirmation, we require 100% confirmation to claim it’s actually confirmation. We do not post clickbait. Our headlines might be bold - but we don't throw out broad statements just to sound bold. It has to be accurate and fact-checked. Ensiplay’s articles don’t just report the news, we provide industry-leading context that explains why that news is important to you.
Ensiplay editors report from the video game events our readers (new and returning) love most. Passionate gamers, cinephiles, TV addicts, and comic book nerds, Ensiplay’s team comes from diverse backgrounds in film studies, creative writing, video production, and business management brought together by a passion for all things entertainment and a goal of providing the best, as well as most engaging, content possible for visitors to our site.
Checking For Official Comment
Anytime we cover a rumor or leak or announcement from non-official sources (from Reddit, social, YouTube channels, untested publications, etc.) we reach out to a rep and/or public relations. Even if they cannot comment or don't answer, we did reach out. We ensure everyone has an opportunity to weigh-in. Our writers and editors are industry veterans - and make sure every new article has the latest info, the most accurate info, and all relevant details.
When we are the original source, we follow basic journalism principles. We value these open lines of dialogue with major developers, publishers, studios, and PR firms.
Considering The Big Picture
Standards for feature content are the same and we stress the importance of research and objectivity - as well as presenting a clear argument (and when drawing out a conclusion or theory, considering and including relevant counter-arguments). This approach allows us to address more possibilities and answer questions before they’re asked by readers.
For corrections or update requests, please contact [email protected]
Ensiplay Corrections Policy
As mentioned in our fact-checking policy, we aim for accuracy of info at all times - as well as transparency in corrections. If we update a post because there's an error in it (we included the wrong producer or actor in a cast list, or had the wrong date, etc.), we add a bolded correction line in the article.This makes certain we remain accountable for our content - and abiding to trusted journalism standards. We believe that with great power comes great responsibility. We aim to be accountable, accurate, and an authority.
Updating Story Threads
In addition to corrections, we believe it is important to update content (both related and evergreen) where possible - when new info is available. When we post news or a feature, all previous stories/features on that subject are updated with links to the new post so that readers always have the full picture no matter which of our articles on the subject they land on.
For corrections or update requests, please contact [email protected]
Ensiplay Ethics Policy
Our entertainment brands do not publish personal attacks against people and companies in the industries we cover, or against colleagues in our industry. We stress objectivity in reporting topics of a sensitive nature.
We abide by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines, meaning all video game reviews must state which platform game was played on and who provided a copy (if a copy was provided). Regional or platform-specific considerations are also notedNote: Disclaimers and disclosures are clear and conspicuous.On games coverage, reviewers are always separated from previewers/interviewers (i.e. if a writer is invited to a studio visit, they will not review that game). We strive to keep editorial/criticism objective and separate from studios access/relationships and our monetization teams.
Giving Credit and Acquiring Written Permission
Unless assets or news (press releases) come from official studio sources or their PR affiliates, we always provide credit to original sources. We believe it is our responsibility to contribute to the online publishing ecosystem and best journalism practices.For images, non-official art, etc. we credit the artist and seek to contact them as well for permission to use their work.
For previews and reviews, we always honor embargoes and save spoilers for when we have permission to post - or after release. If these are major or sensitive spoilers, we keep them out of headlines and images until a sufficient amount of time has passed to ensure readers are not exposed to any info they are not actively seeking out.
We’re not here to ruin the experience of entertainment for our readers, but to serve those looking for this content. If there are spoilers and publication will occur during the release window, we will always include a spoiler warning at the top of the article.