Geeky Gaming Stuff found at https://geekygamingstuff.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). By visiting and interacting with the website, you are consenting to our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy only applies to this blog.

This blog may contain links to other websites. Please note that I have no control over how your data is stored on those websites, so please refer to those website and their privacy policies before submitting any data to them.

I respect and value your privacy and I will NEVER sell, trade or otherwise give out your information to third-party companies, businesses, other blogs or individuals for marketing purposes.

If you are interested or concerned about why and which personal information I collect and how they might be used, please read on.

Types of data I collect

Voluntary given personal information

Comments

This blog wouldn’t really be any fun without interaction with similar minded people and that’s why some of my posts have comments enabled. Personal data collected from the comments are the following:

Name, e-mail address and/or website fields are not required to leave a comment. However every comment is logged with an IP address so that I can moderate them by blocking spam, sexual, hateful, bullying and otherwise harmful comments which are not allowed on this website. If you decide to leave your name/nickname and your e-mail address, only the name will be visible on the website. If you leave an e-mail, you can subscribe to the comments of that particular post or replies to your own comment.

If you leave a comment on this website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Contact forms

On my website I have a couple of contact forms for the ease of getting in touch with me. Personal data collected from the contact forms are the following:

I collect your name and e-mail address, so that I may reply to your form submission.

Website Analytics

Google Analytics

My site uses analytics provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refer to a set of tools used to collect and analyse how my site is used. This in turn enables me to improve my site and the services and experience offered through it.

The analytics service used by my site uses cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow me to use these cookies, whilst my use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of my site, it does enable for me to continually improve my site, making it a better and more useful experience for you. You can view the Google Analytics privacy policy here.

You can also turn off cookies for all websites in your browser. Please refer to the manual of your specific browser.

Your rights

 

Additional infromation

How long is my data retained?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you have left any comments on this website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Is my personal data shared?

I do not share any personal data with third parties, however, if you comment on any of my blog posts or contact me via a contact form, your submission may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Google reCAPTCHA).

In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

Google reCAPTCHA

This website uses invisible Google reCAPTCHA to determine whether form submission was done by a bot or a real human being. It is implemented to battle e-mail spam. Invisible reCaptcha uses personal information to determine whether you are a human or a bot and is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Where are your data stored

All of the collected data is stored on my webhosting ran by Onebit. Please read their privacy policy as well. Your data will never be transmitted outside of the European Union unless you have requested it.

External links & embedded content

This website may link to third party websites and embed content from other websites (such as Youtube). Please note that this privacy policy only covers this website and I am in no way responsible for how third parties collect your data.

Giveaways

Sometimes I host giveaways on the blog using Gleam.io service. When you enter your details into the Gleam widget on a giveaway page, the information you enter is being stored alongside an IP address and date and time stamps. None of this data is stored on our servers.

For the giveaway to take place, I may collect:

for the purpose of drawing a winner and contacting them to claim their prize.

You can read Gleam’s privacy policy here.

How is the data protected

This website is using a SSL certificate for website encryption for added security as well as strong passwords for the access to the data.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the website, you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

When you enter the website, you can opt out of certain non-important cookies (Google Analytics).

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on this website send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

I have no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

Affiliate cookies

This website may contain affiliate links. Visiting the links may set a cookie to let the third-party know that it was my website that your purchase came from, so I may get a small commission from your purchase. Please see my affiliate disclosure page for more information.

Contact

If you require any more information or have any questions about this blog’s privacy policy, please feel free to contact me by email at dana@geekygamingstuff.com.

Changes to privacy policy

This privacy policy may change frequently, depending on whether laws change or I add more services to the website. This privacy policy was last changed on June 6th, 2018.