Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Privacy Policy for https://writing-games.com.

This site is built with WordPress and is designed and maintained by Andruid, a nerd who likes to write about text-based games.

As this site currently does not accept comments or new users or make use of the Gravatar service, most of this policy will not be relevant to you as a visitor. However, the information has been retained here in case that should change.

For your convenience, the most relevant sections have been positioned at the top of this page:

Analytics

When you visit this site, your page views are recorded by Google Analytics 4.

Because the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) considers IP addresses as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), this site uses an anonymized version of your IP address instead of your actual IP address.

Thus, no PII is collected about you when you browse this site.

The only page where this does not apply is the News page, which contains an embedded newsletter opt-in form (see section below on embedded content).

When you visit the News page, MailerLite uses Google Analytics (which uses your IP address) to collect page view information, so that it can report on how many people saw the form, as well as how many people converted (filled it out and submitted it).

However, Andruid never sees or records your IP address in this case – only MailerLite does, and your IP address is never stored in Andruid’s Google Analytics account.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Currently, only the News and Support pages on this site include embedded content.

Blog posts with embedded content include:

The remainder of this privacy policy uses the standard verbiage suggested by WordPress.

Comments

When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to this site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this site, 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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.