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Privacy Policy

Effective date: January 16, 2019

Flippin’ Fun Video Games (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.ffvdgames.com website.

Flippin’ Fun Video Games is an independent video game development studio owned and operated by Michael Shaw. When we say we are “By the player, for the player,” we mean it. We do not mess around when it comes to protecting your data and rights as a consumer of our products and a visitor to our website. We don’t collect any of your data unless it is absolutely necessary (e.g. activity via site analytics, information sent through contact forms, and information provided for user accounts and comments) and remove it from our systems as soon as we no longer need it (e.g. a user deletes their account, a contact form’s purpose is resolved, or deleting a spam/highly inappropriate comment).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve this website. By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the user profile screen from registered users.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s Internet Protocol address (IP address) and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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: 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

If you submit a contact form, we retain the submitted email address, name, and original form in order to respond to the email address with the name and information provided until there is no need for them anymore (e.g. feedback on a product that is no longer relevant). If you submit a support ticket, the original ticket is kept until the ticket has been resolved and closed. After a ticket has been closed, we remove the attached email address and last name from the ticket to document why a change has been made in our changelogs.

  • WPForms: WPForms is a contact form creator and manager offered by WPForms that tracks and reports forms users fill out. WPForms uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our contact forms. This data is shared with other WPForms services. For more information on the privacy practices of WPForms, please visit the WPForms Privacy Policy web page: https://wpforms.com/privacy-policy/.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use the following third-party providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website:

  • Akismet: Akismet is a web analytics and anti-spam service offered by Automattic that tracks and reports website traffic and [smth]. Automattic uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other WordPress and Automattic services. For more information on the privacy practices of Automattic, please visit the Automattic Privacy Policy web page: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

 

  • MonsterInsights for Google Analytics: MonsterInsights for Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by MonsterInsights that tracks and reports website traffic via Google Analytics and is sent to Google Analytics. MonsterInsights and Google Analytics uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google and WordPress services. MonsterInsights may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of MonsterInsights, please visit the MonsterInsights [smth] web page: [link].

 

  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.You can opt-out of having made your activity on the website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Policy web web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

 

  • BuddyPress: BuddyPress is a user community service offered by BuddyPress and WordPress that tracks and reports individual user activity and events. BuddyPress uses that data collected to track and monitor the use of our website and the activities of individual user accounts. This data is shared with other WordPress services. For more information on the privacy practices of WordPress, please visit the WordPress Privacy Policy web page: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/.

 

  • Jetpack: Jetpack is a web analytics and anti-spam service offered by WordPress that tracks and reports website traffic and user activity. WordPress uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other WordPress services. Jetpack may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Jetpack, please visit the Jetpack Privacy Center web page: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/.

Who we share your data with

Your personal data is shared with automatic spam detection services, website administrators, contact form services, and analytic services. Namely, WPForms, Akismet, MonsterInsights, Google Analytics, BuddyPress, and Jetpack. All data, excluding analytic data, is backed up via UdraftPlus.

  • UpdraftPlus: UpdraftPlus is a website backup plugin offered by Simba Hosting LTD that creates a backup of WordPress websites. Simba Hosting LTD uses that data collected to convert our website to a compressed file and upload it to another third party service. This data is shared with other WordPress services. For more information on the privacy practices of UpdraftPlus, please visit the UpdraftPlus Data Protection and Privacy Centre web page: https://updraftplus.com/data-protection-and-privacy-centre/.

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.

If you submit a contact form, we retain the submitted email address, name, and original form in order to respond to the email address with the name and information provided until there is no need for them anymore (e.g. feedback on a product that is no longer relevant). If you submit a support ticket, the original ticket is kept until the ticket has been resolved and closed. After a ticket has been closed, we remove the attached email address and last name from the ticket to document why a change has been made in our changelogs.

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 and login attempts are monitored through WordPress and Akismet. Analytic data is sent through Jetpack, MonsterInsights, and Google Analytics. Website events, such as registration confirmation and profile activity, and email addresses used are sent to website administrators through BuddyPress. All data sent through contact forms is sent exclusively to WPForms and website administrators. We store a complete backup of our website and its data via UdraftPlus to Google Drive, which is then downloaded to a private, local server, then copied to a private GitLab repository located on the server. The backups happen daily, with a maximum of five backups stored. The TinkerBoard S server is owned and operated by Flippin’ Fun Video Games. The server is located in the United States. The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  • Google Drive: Google Drive is an online cloud file storage system offered by Google. Google uses that data collected to store files such as Word documents, images, and custom files on their servers to then be accessed and downloaded by authorized users. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Policy web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

 

  • GitLab: GitLab is an online cloud file storage system offered by GitLab B.V. that allows for the creation of computer code repositories, similar to GitHub, with the added feature of allowing for a private server on a local machine. GitLab uses that data collected similarly to already available cloud file hosting services. On private servers, no data is sent to GitLab. For more information on the privacy practices of GitLab, please visit the GitLab Privacy Policy web page: https://about.gitlab.com/privacy/.

Your contact information

If you leave a comment without registering an account on our website, we retain the original comment and the name and email address provided in order to create a comment, and the comment’s metadata 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, which is minimally their email address and name. 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.

If you submit a contact form, we retain the submitted email address, name, and original form in order to respond to the email address with the name and information provided until there is no need for them anymore (e.g. feedback on a product that is no longer relevant). If you submit a support ticket, the original ticket is kept until the ticket has been resolved and closed. After a ticket has been closed, we remove the attached email address and last name from the ticket to document why a change has been made in our changelogs.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We store a complete backup of our website and its data via UdraftPlus to Google Drive and an encrypted GitLab server created, owned, and controlled by Flippin’ Fun Video Games every day. The server is located in the United States. The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

This website has an SSL certificate, so all data is encrypted.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The most sensitive data that will be stored through our website is your user profile location, any names you used to create a profile or submit a contact form, and any email addresses and IP addresses you used to create a profile, post a comment, or submit a contact form. If you provide any other personal data (e.g. posting your phone number in a comment), there is no guarantee that data will be protected.

If for some reason your user profile is hacked, we will notify you of all suspicious activities via email and encourage you to update your password to both your user profile and any accounts associated with your user profile. If need be, we will remove the functionality of user profiles while we diagnose and fix the problem.

If our contact form service is compromised, we will instantly delete all the contact forms we have and any and all data associated with them. We will then diagnose and fix the issue.

If our website is hacked, we will take down the current website revert to a previous version of our website while we diagnose and correct the problem.

If any of our website plugins are compromised in any way, we will instantly take down the current website and find an alternative, safer plugin to use on our website.

If WordPress is hacked, we will instantly take down the current website and wait for WordPress to fix the issue before republishing our website. If the problem is serious enough, we will find an alternative to WordPress.

If our hosting service, DreamHost, is hacked, we will follow the same procedure we have in place for WordPress, as stated above.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Akismet, an anti-spam plugin; MonsterInsights, a plugin that sends analytics to Google Analytics; Jetpack, a plugin that tracks analytics; BuddyPress, a plugin that tracks user activity and allows for the use of unique user accounts; UdraftPlus, a plugin that periodically backs up our website to a remote server; and WPForms, a plugin that allows for the use of contact forms on our website.

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

For spam prevention purposes, we blacklist certain email addresses that are known to submit spam comments and contact forms from publishing comments and submitting contact forms.

Children’s Privacy

Our website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child or children has provided us with personal, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Flippin’ Fun Video Games may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Flippin’ Fun Video Games
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website or company
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the website or company services or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

This website is GDRP compliant.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email: ffvdbusiness@gmail.com.

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