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Who we are

Our website address is: https://gaminguys.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site 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.

An anonymised 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 the website, 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.

Contact forms

We will only reply to you via the email you use in contact forms. Unless we are answering a question or dealing with an issue, we will not contact you unless it is very important and for your benefit. We share no details whatsoever with any 3rd parties under any circumstances for free or paid.

Cookies

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.

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

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Absolutely nobody, no business, no data collection agency literally nobody.

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

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 we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. The site security as well as your security are our top priority and this is as far as it extends.

Your contact information

Contact information may be shared between staff or exclusively with your permission only. This information is not shared outside of GaminGuys.com unless it is via a plugin you are using or a link that you click that leads to off site actions which are out of our control.

Any contact you receive from the site will come from admin@GaminGuys.com exclusively or it is fake – or @Gamin_Guys on Twitter. You may also receive emails from my account email which is officialgaminguys@gmail.com (for prize winners etc in competitions).

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use a combination of plugins including iThemes to keep you safe. It is a paid service and the Pro version, so every available add-on is considered into the site where applicable.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our site is scanned for Malware daily and you have the functionality to update to a new password at any time which is an automated procedure. We also scan new members and have a database to stop spamming bots, backend forced IP banning, Cooldown procedures and further undisclosed protection to prevent brute force, page scanning and error page manipulation including 404 protection.

What third parties we receive data from

Generic plugin information only that we already have plus if you are on a spam list.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We refuse access if Captcha is not complied with, password strength is too low during sign ups and auto-block if an account is identified as a known spam account. Comments are held for review and automatically sent to staff to approve or decision make.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We require anyone working free or paid to disclose any website they work for when signing up or commenting on articles or indeed asking to create articles. Any information on our website is free to it’s members and may be re-used on other websites provided it is not a copy/paste of our interpretation or is embedded direct, re-written or credits are given to the author after seeking permission to re-use word for word.