In this document, we will call the team at SteamTemple.com “we”, as well as “our website” or “this website”. This will keep things easier to comprehend while using fewer words.
Below you can read a detailed description of how our website is dealing with user data. Be it personal or non-personal, we collect, store, and then take care to protect this type of information. Apart from these practices, we will mention how we use this data to improve the user experience with our website.
What do we collect?
SteamTemple.com collects and stores both personal and non-personal data from the users and visitors of the webpage. Non-personal information includes cookies and other information related to internet and browsers. Personal information is a lot more sensitive, so we need the explicit approval of the users before we can collect it. Therefore, any visitor will be asked if they agree with their data being collected before they can proceed to using the website.
What non-personal data does the website collect?
Our website is engaged in collecting internet data and browsing information from users. This information is non-personal, therefore it means we cannot use it to identify users or track them down.
Non-personal information that SteamTemple.com collects:
- Data coming from the users’ Internet Service Provider (ISP) – the IP address, for instance, but also many other kinds of information;
- Information on the users’ browser history, including browsing patterns they engage in while on our website;
- A list of the websites users usually access – this list contains those pages accessed both before and after browsing our page;
- Other information related to the browser.
What personal data does the website collect?
Before we can collect any kind of personal information from our users, we need their explicit consent. When they enter our website, they are asked if they agree to their information being collected. They need to hit the Agree button before we can proceed with data collection. Since this information is sensitive, we do not collect that data that might lead to the identification of users. Here are the most common types of personally identifiable data we collect: the user’s first and last name, their address, their email, but also other contact information like phone number and social media account. On top of that, we might also use data on location and gender.
Once we receive the explicit approval of the users to collect the data, we use it either for statistical purposes or to contact the respective users. We want to keep visitors engaged in our content, so we use this data to suit our website according to their needs.
SteamTemple.com declares it will never use this personally identifiable data to achieve financial gains or for commercial purposes by sharing it with third parties.
How do we use personal data?
The main purpose of our data collecting is for statistics. We seek to understand what users want from our website, so our final goal is to shape the website according to these needs. Therefore, once we receive the explicit approval of the users to collect their data, we do it to understand their behavior better and offer them a better browsing experience.
We might allow some third party companies to access the data we collect. However, this will never happen for commercial or financial purposes. Those who might view this data include those companies that offer different services for our website. Also, they might give access to the information to their employees. However, they are not allowed to disclose this information to anyone outside of their company.
In some special cases, we might be obliged to share the information we collect. However, this happens strictly in legal cases, when certain state or federal laws require us to give the data to the authorities. This applies both to personal and non-personal information.
How this website collects data
There are three ways in which our website collects both personal and non-personal information.
Cookies are everywhere on the internet, as they are snippets of code that pick up background browser information. This data includes browsing history and navigation trends among users. By collecting this data, we can run statistics and improve the user experience on our website.
By collecting cookies, we cannot identify those users that visit our website.
2. Log Files
Through log files, this website can collect the number of clicks users make and the time they spend on certain pages. Also, they can identify those other webpages that brought the users to our website, their internet provider, and browser info. Just like cookies, log files serve strictly statistical purposes.
By collecting log files, we cannot identify those users that visit our website.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
This is the only way our website picks up personal data, only after sending a notification to our users and receiving their explicit consent. They are required to introduce this type of information only to verify they are real persons and to match their account with their real identity. As mentioned above, we need to collect this data to ease the user communication process.
All personal data our website collects is and will stay confidential.
How do we protect your information?
To make sure your sensitive data stays safe, we have activated a security system in three steps. Through electronic, physical, and managerial protection, we keep your data secret and secure from any possible attacks.