WHO WE ARE
Here at Boxed Cat Gamers, we take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting it. This statement is intended to help you understand what information may be collected by this Website and how it may be used.
Please know that data collection utilized on Boxed Cat Gamers is intended to enhance and streamline your experience as a user of this Website.
WHY PERSONAL DATA IS COLLECTED
We may use personal data in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To make your experience on this Website more enjoyable (through creating content that is more appealing and making sure pop-ups do not occur every time you visit);
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. This will not be done unless you voluntarily subscribe. In addition, each email newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To respond to your comments or contact form inquiries;
- To provide you with personal user support;
- To track and measure any advertising on the Website;
- To prevent spam comments on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND HOW IT IS COLLECTED
INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY SUBMIT
In order to subscribe to our newsletter, leave a message via the contact form, or enter a giveaway on this Website, you may choose to voluntarily submit personal information such as your name and/or email address. This information is collected and utilized in order to facilitate its stated purpose (for example: sending you the Website’s newsletter, replying to your message, or contacting giveaway winners).
When you leave a comment on a post or page on this Website, the data shown in the comments form (your name and email address and, optionally, your website) is collected and stored in the Website’s encrypted database. Information is used in order to allow us to respond personally to your comment. Visitors’ IP addresses are also utilized in order to facilitate spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, such as Akismet.
If you choose to leave a comment on any blog post on this site, please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.
Please avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments and know that I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy, without notice.
Cookies are small data files stored in your browser by this Website. They allow the Website to “remember” that you have visited before and to create a more personalized experience for visitors. You have the option to turn off cookies in your web browser’s settings.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to having your name, email address and website saved 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.
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This Website uses both Google Analytics and StatCounter to track website usage. These services utilize cookies and may capture your IP address in order to track visitor trends and activity, but the IP addresses are anonymized and cannot be traced to you. No other personal information is captured.
This Website uses Mailerlite for the delivery of email newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Read about how Mailerlite collects and uses subscriber data.
All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success and engagement of the email newsletter. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This information allows this Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the users. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
The Website engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. This Website does not collect or store that information. Any post including affiliate links is identified as such.
Boxed Cat Gamers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
SOCIAL SHARING BUTTONS
This website uses social sharing buttons so that you can share posts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you click on these buttons, those social network sites may utilize cookies in order to facilitate that sharing.
OTHER SHARING OF INFORMATION
Your data is not shared with third-party applications, except as described above.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
Data is retained indefinitely, in order to continue providing you with personal service and support.
RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If you have left comments on this site, 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.
If you have subscribed to this site’s newsletter, 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. You may also always unsubscribe to future newsletter mailings by following the unsubscribe links in the emails.
If you have submitted a message or inquiry via this site’s “Contact Me” form, 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.
If you wish to do any of the above, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
DATA BREACH PROCEDURES
If this Website were to fall victim to a data breach, all newsletter subscribers would be informed within 72 hours of the discovery of said breach. In addition, a blog post would be published on this Website informing users of the data breach within 72 hours of the discovery of said breach.
Last updated: July 27, 2018.