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Users > Help Topics > What is the HonestGamers privacy policy?

This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics:

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us

What data do we collect?


HonestGamers collects the following data:
  • Personal identification information (Name, email address)

How do we collect your data?


You directly provide HonestGamers with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:
  • Register online or update your account details.
  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser's cookies.

HonestGamers may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • Third-party software solutions monitoring traffic to the site and activity while on the site, such as general information from Google Analytics or extremetracking.com.

How will we use your data?


HonestGamers collects your data so that we can:
  • Identify and manage your account.
  • Easily respond to queries you may submit relating to your site account or activity.

How do we store your data?


HonestGamers securely stores your data on our site servers, presently hoested by BigScoots. The account password you provide is hashed to provide an additional layer of protection in the event the database is comrpomised. We do not request, need, or store your financial information.

HonestGamers will keep your name, username, provided email address and hashed account password in prepetuity, except in the event that data is deleted manually or otherwise lost. You may modify the data we maintain at any time while logged into your account by accessing the Settings page, unless your account is disabled.

Marketing


HonestGamers does not maintain a marketing mailing list, or share information collected about individual users (including name and email address) with third parties.

What are your data protection rights?


HonestGamers would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access - You have the right to request HonestGamers for companies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification - You have the right to request that HonestGamers correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You have the right to request HonestGamers to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure - You have the right to request that HonestGamers erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing - You have the right to request that HonestGamers restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing - You have the right to object to HonestGamers' processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability - YOu have the right to request that HonestGamers transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the official site contact form.

What are cookies?


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?


HonestGamers uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:
  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website
  • Maintaining a record of games you own (which you provide voluntarily)

What types of cookies do we use?


There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:
  • Functionality - HonestGamers uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising - HonestGamers uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. HonestGamers sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. THis means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

How to manage cookies


You can set your browser to not accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites


The HonestGamers website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy


HonestGamers keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 6 March 2021.

How to contact us


If you have any questions about HonestGamers' privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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