Privacy & Disclosures Policy

GameFromScratch (“us”, “we”, “our”) operates At Gamefromscratch we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by GameFromScratch and how we use it. 

Information Collection and Use 

We only collect and process data when it is necessary, and when we do, we make it clear why we are collecting the data and how we will use that data as outlined in our Privacy Policy. 


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.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Log Files 

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 uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. 

Analytics Tools 

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   
  • 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. 

When you visit our site, only your anonymous data is processed and analyzed by Statcounter and stored on their servers. Stat Counter’s Privacy Policy can be found here.  

Our Advertising Partners 

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

  • Google 
  • Developer Media 

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to or other websites. Google’s use of cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the internet. 

Users may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings ( or alternatively users may opt-out of third party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

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

Links to other Websites  or Embedded Content

GameFromScratch often links to resources on other third party websites. Use of these third party sites is not governed by GameFromScratch’s Privacy Policy. Please refer to the Privacy Policy of each third party website. 

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.

Third Party Privacy Policies 

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. GameFromScratch’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. 

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 

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. 

Online Privacy Policy Only 

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. 

This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. 

We reserve the right to make updates to this Policy. Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here. 

Disclosure Policy: 

GameFromScratch accepts forms of cash advertising, paid insertions, and affiliate commissions. From time to time, GameFromScratch may engage in sponsorship arrangements. 

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
  • Fanatical
  • Unity
  • AppGameKit
  • Lenovo
  • Dell
  • Microsoft

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

GameFromScratch is a participant in the Unity Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program that allows participants to earn commissions by advertising and linking to Unity properties, which means GameFromScratch may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that GameFromScratch has recommended. While clicking these links won’t cost you any money, they will help GameFromScratch fund development projects while recommending great assets.

GameFromScratch is not a corporate affiliate or subsidiary of Unity and this site is not endorsed by Unity. “Unity” is a trademark or registered trademark of Unity Technologies or its affiliates in the U.S. (Unity®) and other countries.” (or such other notice as separately indicated by Unity)

The views and opinions expressed on GameFromScratch are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question. 

Last Updated: August 7, 2020

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