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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://pinballcastle.com. This site is owned and operated by John S. You can always contact me using the contact us form to know more about our privacy policy!

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 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.

When posting comments no personal data such as name or email address will be saved for an email list. These emails used to post contacts will also never be sold to any third parties.

Media

This site usually does not accept any pictures when posting any comments.

However, 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

When using our contact form, none of your data will be stored for any email list. The form will ask for your name and your email address, this information will be used only to reply to the user(you). There will be no other reason to use these emails or names.

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 visit our login page, 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

As you use this website, I use an automatic data collection technology (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use our website and other communication between your computer and this site. We will also collect data about the type of computer you use, internet connection, IP address, operating system and browser type.

Collecting this data will be used for statistical purposes and avoid collecting personal data. Collecting this data will help improve this website and what to offer.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected or stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on here.

You can access more information on how Google collects and uses your data by accessing the Google Privacy Policy here.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or share any data with anyone. As of right now we do not even have an email list provider so no email will be stored.

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.

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.

Our contact information

For any other information regarding our privacy policy you can use the contact us to ask any other question regarding privacy! At anytime you can also request to extract all of your personal information stored on our website and request to have it deleted!

Additional information

Affiliate Links

Pinball castle does use the Amazon Services LLC Associate Program and eBay Partner Network to provide affiliate links to products we recommend. These links do use tracking to tell Amazon/eBay when we have sent someone to their website. When purchasing through these websites, we do receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to the customer.