Published by Ciavi on October 2, 2019 at 2:09 pm.
Version: 25th October 2019
- What we collect
- What we DO NOT collect
- How we use your data
- What we share
- Your choices
- Other information
§1. What we collect
¶1. Information you provide to us
We collect the information you provide to us directly when you use our platforms, including:
Account information. To create an account you must provide a username, a nickname (public), a password and an email address. We also store all your account preferences and settings.
Submitted content. We collect all the content you submit to our platforms, including posts, threads, comments, pictures, links, videos and private messages.
Actions you take. We collect info about all actions you take when using our platforms, like voting, saving, hiding, reporting, friending, blocking, following, subscribing or moderating.
Other information. We may collect information when you fill out forms, participate in events or apply for a Staff position.
¶2. Information we collect automatically
When you access our platforms, we may automatically collect information about you, including:
Log and usage data. We may log information when you access and use the services provided on our platforms, including your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, device information, the requested URL, and search terms.
Information collected from cookies and similar technologies. We may receive information from cookies, which are data that your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests, and similar technologies.
Location information. We may receive and process information about your location. With your explicit consent, we may collect information about your mobile’s location through GPS/GLONASS/Galileo technology. We may also receive location information from you when you choose to share such information, including associating your content with a location, or we may derive your approximate location from other information, like your IP address.
¶3. Information we collect from other sources
We also may receive information about you from other sources, like other users and third parties (widgets, integrations or linked services) and combine it with what we have.
§2. What we DO NOT collect
Even though we have a donation system, we refuse to collect payment information, like credit card numbers, codes, bank accounts or related info. This is possible since we use third parties to receive donations, like PayPal or direct donations on our provider’s websites.
§3. How we use your data
We use information about you to:
- Provide, maintain and improve the platforms and the services they offer;
- Research and develop new services;
- Help protect the safety of our users, including blocking spammers, addressing abuse and enforce the Code of Conduct and our other policies;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and other support and administrative messages;
- Provide support;
- Communicate with you about events.
§4. What we share
When you use our platforms, certain information may be shared with other users and the public, such as:
- When submitting content, like posts, to the platforms, any visitors or users will be able to see that content, the username associated with it and when it was submitted;
- When you send private messages, the recipients of those messages will be able to see the content of your message, your username and when the message was sent;
- When other users view your profile, they’ll be able to access all public info about you.
Please note that, even when you delete your account, the posts, comments and messages you submitted may still be viewable or available on our servers.
We’ll never share, sell or give away your personal information to third parties if not for these compelling circumstances:
- To comply with the law;
- In case of emergency;
- To enforce our policies and rights.
§5. Your choices
¶1. Account deletion
You may delete your account information at any time. When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users and disassociated from content you posted under that account. Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted before deleting your account will still be visible to others unless you first delete the specific content. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law after you delete your account.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject first- and third-party cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our platform services.
¶3. Do not track
Most modern web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track signal to the websites you visit, indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. However, there is no accepted standard for how a website should respond to this signal, and we do not take any action in response to this signal. Instead, in addition to publicly available third-party tools, we offer you the choices described in this policy to manage the collection and use of information about you.
If you initially consent to our collection of location information, you can subsequently stop the collection of this information at any time by changing the preferences on your mobile device.
§6. Other information
We take measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, we use HTTPS while information is being transmitted. We also enforce technical and administrative access controls to limit which of our employees have access to non-public personal information.
You can help maintain the security of your account by configuring two-factor authentication.
¶2. Data retention
We store the information we collect for as long as it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information as long as it is required by law.
¶3. Datacenter location
As of 25th Oct. 2019, the data is fragmented and stored as follows:
- Website: United States of America.
- Discord and Gameservers: European Union.
¶4. Changes to the policy