1. Information We Collect
This section pertains to personally-identifiable information we collect only when you provide it. We collect and store this data in 2 distinct categories: basic site/forum data and payment processing information.
a. First, we collect basic personal information from you when you register on our site, and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.
When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter a username and email address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. As part of registration, we collect your email address, chosen username, chosen display name, and first/last names as provided upon registration. This information may be stored alongside your date of registration and any IP addresses you access the site from. In addition, any information you provide the site as part of contributing content to the site (for example, author biography), is stored.
When registered and posting on the forums (forums.sixprizes.com) or Disqus comment sections, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server. We also retain any content which you contribute to the forums, in the form of user-to-user messaging, public discussion content, “likes,” or other interaction.
b. When you subscribe to “SixPrizes Underground,” (henceforth “the Service”) your payment information is routed through, and stored by, our third party payment processor. We do not independently store payment information used in subscription to the service. As part of our subscription model, payment information is maintained by our processor for future use.
If you do not subscribe to the Service, no payment data is collected.
1.1 On Cookies
a. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.
Data we collect via cookies may include:
- Browser and device data, such as IP address, device type, operating system and Internet browser type, screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, plug-ins, add-ons and the language version of the Sites you are visiting.
- Usage data, such as time spent on the Sites, pages visited, links clicked, language preferences, and the pages that led or referred you to our Sites.
b. We utilize Google Analytics for collection and analysis of data described above.
Our Google Analytics data is, as of May 25, 2018, destroyed after 26 months.
If you wish to opt-out of such functions performed through Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ for more information on how to do so. Further, you may wish to visit https://adssettings.google.com/ for further information.
2. Our Use of your Information.
a. Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To improve our site — We continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
- To manage our site — Some basic user data, including name and email address, is utilized by our 3rd party membership management software to control user content access.
- To improve customer service — Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
- To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your username, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
We do not engage in any targeted advertising, monetization of your data, or otherwise process your data in a manner typical of commercialization.
3. Our Protection of your Information
a. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. Data access is limited to key individuals, and that access is safeguarded by appropriate authentication measures.
4. Data Retention
a. We will make a good faith effort to:
- Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
- Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.
We retain basic user registration data, as described in Sec. 1(a), indefinitely.
Payment data, as outlined in Sec. 1(b), is maintained indefinitely, or at least until the payment method’s expiration. Your purchase history is maintained indefinitely.
All users are able to view or edit (excepting certain fields, including username) their provided account data at sixprizes.com/account.
5. Data Disclosure
a. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
6. Your Rights
a. Based on your location and applicable local law, you may have the right to request confirmation of whether we possess personal data related to you, the right to a copy of such data if it exists, the right to request we update such information if it is incorrect, the right to request restriction of your data’s use under certain circumstances (as provided by law), or the right to request your data’s erasure under certain circumstances.
If you believe that one of the above rights is applicable to you, and wish to exercise that right, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Please note that you may need to make positive proof of identification, such as using the same email address as on your account, for us to consider your request.
7. Third Party links
a. Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
8. Children’s Use of the Site
a. Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.
10. Your Consent
This document is modified and adapted from an original CC-BY-SA. It was last updated May 25, 2018.