Like most websites, VirtualTweakers collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. VirtualTweakers ‘ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how VirtualTweakers visitors use its website. From time to time, VirtualTweakers may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
VirtualTweakers also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on VirtualTweakers blogs/sites.
VirtualTweakers only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to VirtualTweakers’ websites choose to interact with VirtualTweakers in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at VirtualTweakers to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with VirtualTweakers are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, VirtualTweakers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with VirtualTweakers. VirtualTweakers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
VirtualTweakers may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. VirtualTweakers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, VirtualTweakers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
VirtualTweakers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on VirtualTweakers behalf or to provide services available at VirtualTweakers websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using VirtualTweakers websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. VirtualTweakers will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, VirtualTweakers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when VirtualTweakers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of VirtualTweakers, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an VirtualTweakers website and have supplied your email address, VirtualTweakers may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with VirtualTweakers and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. VirtualTweakers takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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If VirtualTweakers, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that VirtualTweakers goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of VirtualTweakers may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
GDPR Information FAQ
Data Administrator: VirtualTweakers
What information is collected (names, email addresses etc…), and what you do with it when it is processed?
We don’t collect PII information other than basic Google Analytics, which in it’s basic form is GDPR compliant. We do use Slimstat to see which countries visitors come from, and which pages are viewed, but we mask IP addresses, so we don’t have any idea who our users are other than where they are generally from and what articles on our site they visit, and for roughly how long they stay. None of this information contains personally identifiable information on our users.
Why you collect the data; why is it necessary for your site to have this data?
We like to know where readers are and what they choose to read so that we can better tailor our content to them and make things more relevant. We like to serve our readers, and without some information, we have no idea if what we create is helping others.
We use Google Analytics for more powerful metrics and for Google Ads, but you can opt out of that by not allowing cookies to be set on your browser from the pop up on our site.
We may use Facebook to build custom audiences if we run advertising to reach other people who might benefit from what we offer. This is something you can opt out of as well in the cookie denial on the pop up.
How you store the data and keep it safe and protected?
We store cookies for a random amount of time depending on our server space and load. Generally not longer than a month. This data is only available via the Slimstat interface and only tells us very basic usage and country data. Again, nothing that can identify any of our readers personally.
Who you share the information with?
We don’t share our data. Google Analytics and the Facebook cookie may on their end, but you can opt out of both by not allowing VirtualTweakers to set browser cookies.
VirtualTweakers does not store any personally identifiable data other than cookies. In the unlikely event of a data breach, K.R., as controller, will alert the proper authorities as specified under the GDPR.