Association for Games & Puzzles International (AGPI) Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was approved by the AGPI Board of Directors on 13 November 2021.


This AGPI Privacy Policy is established according to paragraph C.3 of the AGPI Charter .  The AGPI is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and visitors to its websites. Updates to the Privacy Policy will be posted on the main AGPI website,

Collection and Use of AGPI Member Information

The AGPI collects personal information voluntarily provided by members, such as name, organization, address, telephone number, and email address.  The organization uses this information to send publications and other communications to members, and to conduct other official business of the association.

The AGPI publishes a Membership Directory that includes member contact information and additional information voluntarily provided by each member, such as game and puzzle interests.  The Membership Directory is provided to members for authorized use only.  All members in good standing are authorized to use information in the Membership Directory solely for personal purposes that comply with the AGPI Code of Ethics and are consistent with the AGPI Charter and Bylaws.

Members may request that they not be listed in the Membership Directory or that specific information be omitted from it. 

A member may request that information in the member’s AGPI record be corrected or deleted by contacting the AGPI Membership Chair at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or via the Membership Chair’s contact points listed in the AGPI Membership Directory.

Members may apply to the AGPI Membership Chair requesting authorization for using membership contact information when publicizing a nonprofit activity not sponsored by the AGPI that is consistent with the AGPI Charter.  The AGPI President or a Board member designated by the President reviews and determines the disposition of such requests.

The AGPI does not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise release its membership information to third parties, except as noted in the Third-Party Relationships section of this policy.  The AGPI may, upon review and authorization by the Board of Directors, contact members on behalf of external organizations regarding offerings that may be of interest so long as they are consistent with the AGPI Charter.  In those cases, personal information (such as name, address, telephone number, email address) is not transferred to any third party.

The AGPI may disclose member information if required to do so by law, such as by warrant or court order, or to protect the rights of the AGPI and its property. 

Collection and Use of Information on Official AGPI Websites

AGPI currently maintains the following official AGPI websites: the main website at and the specialized website.  As with many websites, general connection information is automatically collected and logged when a user visits an AGPI website and browses its pages. This information may include the user’s IP address, web browser type and version, domain name, access time, referring website address, and pages visited on the websites. AGPI uses this information for preparing general statistics regarding access to the website and specific pages and improving the utility of the AGPI website for members and other visitors.

Be aware that information contained in posts by authorized members and visitors on the AGPI’s public online forums may be available for subsequent access by any Internet user, and may be indexed and cached by search engine bots and crawlers that are not controlled by the AGPI.

Each AGPI website includes links to external websites that are controlled by other organizations and individuals.  The AGPI is responsible only for website content provided directly on its official websites, unless otherwise noted on specific web pages.  The AGPI is not responsible for material provided on other websites, except as noted in the section, AGPI Presence on Websites Not Controlled by the AGPI.


Each AGPI website may use cookies to help maintain a consistent user experience throughout the website.  A cookie is a file stored by a web browser when certain web pages are visited, and may be used during a browsing session or between visits to the AGPI website.  Cookies associated with an AGPI website can only be accessed by the web server hosting that AGPI website and only when an AGPI web page is visited.

You may opt to accept or decline cookies within your web browser.  Generally, browsers will accept cookies unless you intervene.  If you choose to decline cookies, some features of the AGPI website may not operate as intended.

AGPI Presence on Websites Not Controlled by the AGPI

The AGPI maintains an official presence on a number of non-AGPI websites, including social media sites, in support of the statement of purpose in its Charter.

Members and nonmembers may elect to participate voluntarily in AGPI-sanctioned pages and channels present on these websites. Any information in public posts to these pages and channels may be republished in other AGPI-sanctioned pages, channels, and publications, unless the posting person or organization expressly indicates otherwise.

A list of current websites on which AGPI maintains a sanctioned presence is available upon request via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Use of Information in Official Publications

The AGPI’s official magazines and newsletters are posted online and are available for public viewing. These include the current AGPI Quarterly, its predecessors, and any successors. These magazines may contain personal information voluntarily submitted by members for incorporation in each publication.

The AGPI’s Membership Directory is not posted online and is not available for public viewing or use.

Members may voluntarily post information about themselves in the members-only section of an AGPI website. Such information is visible only to other authorized AGPI members[RT7] .

Third-Party Relationships

The AGPI contracts with service providers to perform functions including printing and mailing publications and processing financial transactions. The AGPI provides those companies only the information they need to perform contracted services. These companies are trusted to maintain the confidentiality of AGPI information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

AGPI maintains a relationship with to provide online services for payment of membership and other fees to AGPI.

A list of additional service providers is available upon request via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Security of AGPI-Collected Information

The AGPI protects the security of information provided and collected.  The AGPI maintains such information on computers that operate in a controlled, secure environment.

Contact Information

The AGPI welcomes comments regarding this Privacy Policy.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the AGPI Privacy Policy, or believe that the AGPI has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact the AGPI at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..