Game Rats Data Policy

Who are we?

  • Game Rats (www.gamerats.co.uk) is a games industry networking and events group.
  • Game Rats is run by NIZAN LTD, a private limited company incorporated in England & Wales, whose registered company number is 09730944 and registered address is 113 Coombe Lane, London, SW20 0QY
  • The Game Rats Team is made up of the director of NIZAN LTD, and a collective of volunteers who are not employees of the company.
  • You can contact us any time at: ratking@gamerats.co.uk

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.

Proposing a Talk

If you propose a talk through our form, we’ll know your:

  • Name (Mandatory)
  • Email Address (Mandatory)
  • Location (Optional)
  • Website (Optional)
  • Self-written “About You” bio (Mandatory)
  • Self-written “Proposal” text (Mandatory)

We need this to keep a record of proposals we are given, so that we can arrange our events and contact you if we’d like you to speak at an event. We won’t use this information for marketing, or give it to anyone else without your permission. You can ask to be removed from our records at any time.

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.

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.

If you submitted a Proposal for a Talk then we will store the information you gave indefinitely so that we can contact you about speaking at future events. You can ask to be removed from our records at any time.

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 and store your data

Our website is hosted within the European Union by GreenGeeks.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Last Updated: 29/06/18