Information Collection and Use
When visitors leave comments on GameFromScratch we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We use Antispam Bee plugin to protect our site against comment spam and malicious content. Antispam Bee does not save private user data.
Like many other Web sites, GameFromScratch makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
GameFromScratch uses both Google Analytics and Stat Counter to understand how our visitors engage with our site. This information helps us make improvements to our content, service offering and user experience.
Google Analytics collects:
- First Party Cookies which includes data related to the device/browser, IP addresses, and on-site activity to measure and report statistics about user interactions on GameFromScratch.com.
- IP Address
No passing of Personally Identifiable Information is sent to Google Analytics. To learn more about Google Analytics and safeguarding your data please visit Google.
Our Advertising Partners
- Developer Media
GameFromScratch has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Links to other Websites or Embedded Content
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.
Third Party Privacy Policies
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites or to learn more about how to manage cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
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.
Your Rights to 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.
You may contact us at GameFromScratch (by email to Mike @ Gamefromscratch [dot] com) to:
- Request access to your personal data
- Request correction of your data
- Request erasure of your data
We will seek to respond to your request without undue delay and will handle your request in accordance with the applicable Privacy legistation.
This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.
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We believe in the importance of honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. Any content that is sponsored or paid will be clearly marked. Affiliate links and relationships are disclosed and we only recommend products that we believe will be helpful for you on your game development journey. If you make a purchase using one of our affiliate links we will make a small commission from the vendor, at no cost to you.
We currently participate in a number of Affiliate programs including, but not limited to:
- Amazon Associates
- Humble Bundle
As noted above, GameFromScratch is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
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Last Updated: August 7, 2020