At www.poelab.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy
policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.poelab.com and how it is used.
Like many other Web sites, www.poelab.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
log files – actions users take, which store data on them (and what data is stored, per action):
1. subscribing to our site
-data gathered in this way includes: username (required); name (optional); email (required)
2. using our contact form
-data gathered in this way includes: name (required); email (required); website (optional); content (your message to us); IP address
-note: though name and email are required, there are no verification procedures in place for this data. Therefore this data is only as accurate as you so choose it to be. These entries can ‘say,’ what ever you’d like them to; however if you’d like for us to be able to respond to you, we can only do so if the email entry is accurate
3. leaving comments on our site
-data gathered in this way includes: username (optional); email (optional); IP Address; page (and comment you’re responding to, if any); and time/day of the comment
4. visiting our site
-data gathered in this way includes: your IP address; your internet browser; your operating system; date/time you visit our site
-this information is gathered in a non-identifiable fashion. This means we can not tell ‘who,’ exactly an IP address belongs to, on any basis’s, such as: username; email; etc. by simply visiting our site, alone.
Analytical data gathered via 3rd party implementations
These services are used to better understand our audience and how it interacts with our website.
These third parties (and what data we utilize, from their services) include:
1. Google Analytics:
-we use this party and its data primarily for their analytical data gathering services
-we utilize data from their service to track user activity, such as: What pages users visit; users’ page-flow throughout the site; where users click; etc.
-for a complete list of data this party gathers, how its used, and more, be sure to check out: https://policies.google.com/privacy/update?hl=en&gl=us#intro
2. Jetpack Plugin:
– we use this party primarily for features such as: enhanced site security; performance boosting features (eg- images’ lazy loading); and small quality of life features (eg- ‘likes’ for comments on the site). Using their services for those reasons just mentioned also comes bundled with analytical data gathering features which pertain to this section, on this page.
-the analytical gathering data collected is similar to google analytics, though not as comprehensive, in comparison, in this regard. Specifically, we use data gathered in this regard, such as: referring sites/sources (where users came to our site from); visits per page (which pages are getting viewed, and how many views they get (and when)); user clicks (what links on this site users are clicking, and how many clicks for each); which search engine terms users are entering, which lead them to this site; and subscription/comment related data (how many subscribers and comments, and what pages this data occurs on)
-for a complete list of data this party gathers, how it’s used, and more, be sure to check out: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/ and https://automattic.com/privacy/
– we use this party primarily for features such as: enhanced site security; performance boosting features (eg- caching); and DDOS protection. Using their services for those reasons just mentioned also comes bundled with analytical data gathering features which pertain to this section, on this page.
-the analytical gathering data collected by cloudflare is primarily used for their purposes, more so than ours. This data includes information relevant for their threat detection and monitoring services.
-for a complete list of data this party gathers, how it’s used, and more, be sure to check out: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/
this data is gathered, via 3rd party implementations, such as cookies/web-beacons, which aim to provide users with more relevant advertising content, based on their interests.
We utilize these services in order to provide our content to users, free of charge.
These third parties include:
1. Playwire Media:
– we use this party to provide users with targeted, game-related advertisements
-we do not handle/store this data, ourselves. what this data consists of, how it is stored, and how it is collected falls in accordance to the party’s practices, on a per user (and browser) basis
-to learn more about how this party uses our users’ data, be sure to check out: https://www.playwire.com/gdpr/ and https://www.playwire.com/privacy-policy/
2. Quantcast Measure:
-we use this party’s services to collect data, such as demographics, from our users. this serves to help advertising parties better understand our audience, and what content should therefore be served to them in a manner that is more relevant/tailored to their interests
–we do not handle/store this data, ourselves. what this data consists of, how it is stored, and how it is collected falls in accordance to the party’s practices, on a per user (and browser) basis
-to learn more about how this party uses our users’ data, be sure to check out: https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/ and https://www.quantcast.com/gdpr/
Rights to request, and forget:
Our users have the right to request access to (or erasure of) the data we, ourselves, possess on them.
Specifically, this refers to certain items mentioned in the above ‘Log Files’ section. to make such requests, simply contact us using the form provided on this page (contact/feedback link). From there, users will be required to verify their request via email. This is to ensure that user-requests for user-data results in data that is verifiably linked to the real user account, to better protect our users as a whole. Once verified, our site’s tool will send another email, containing the information, available for the user to download. If for some reason the user considers the information sent to them, to be non-comprehensive, we will communicate with them and ensure that their request is satisfied to the fullest extent possible.
Security and your data:
Poelab.com has multiple security measures in place designed to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our infrastructure is protected by a firewall and traffic is monitored and logged both on the firewall and servers. Administrative access is limited to authorized administrative accounts which require certain administration protocols and/or IP addresses. Poelab.com does (and will continue to) conduct periodic scans via the use of its security systems and make all necessary enhancements to ensure the safety of the website and its users. HTTPS/SSL certificates are also in place, to further assist with security via data encryption.
Important note: no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure; therefore, while Poelab.com strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
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