We use some third-party services to help run our website efficiently that may collect small traces of information. These services are:
- Understanding how our viewers use the site (Google Analytics).
- Provide a way to express your views (Discus).
Show adverts (Google Adsense).Currently disabled until further notice.
In all the cases above, to the extent of our control, tracking features from these parties have been turned off. We do not wish to collect any data outside of what helps provide a good website experience. The site will still operate should you choose to browse with privacy and ad-blockers.
What personal data we collect, and why we collect it
Our comments are managed by Discus, a third party comment network. This helps us to provide a more engaging experience by allowing for fully-featured comments to be used, and can be authenticated by popular means. We do not collect any data from this process, and all information is stored on Discus servers. We have rejected the ability to analyse our visitors via this means, however Discus will still collect information for the purposes of identifying your user and social accounts if you have used the service prior to arriving to this site.
In late 2019 we changed how Disqus operates on our site. We now operate with the comments box closed until you decide to click on it. This helps keeps the tracking comments off until you wish to participate in the discussion, and not track you as you travel across our site.
When a contact form on our site is filled in, it is automatically processed into an email and sent to the website administrator. Outside of this email, the data is not stored within the website and is soon purged after the request was made.
If you leave a comment on our 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 a 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.
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.
We also attempt to collect a figure of people who browse the site with Adblocking software enabled. With this information we can figure out if the general site populace blocks the adverts, and figure out a different pathway if so. We will never block access to users with ad-blocking software.
Who we share your data with
Nobody. We love retro gaming and so do you, but we do not distribute such information to other individuals and/or companies.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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
You can 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.Last updated: 26th January 2020