Information We Collect
The first type of information we collect is personally-identifiable, which means it can identify you as a user on this website. Some examples of personally-identifiable information include full name, phone number, physical address, e-mail address, gender, or workplace. We at GeekForTheWin only collect two types of personally-identifiable information: name and e-mail address.
We gather this type of information when you, as a user, leave a comment on our posts, or you sign up for our newsletter. When commenting, you are under no obligation to use your real name. If you are not comfortable with that, you can use an alias. If you do not comment on our articles, or subscribe to our newsletter, we will not gather any personally-identifiable information from you. However, we will gather some non-personal information, which you can learn more about below.
Log files include IP addresses, browser type, operating system, internet service provider, exist pages, referring pages, clickstream data, and data and time stamps. This is non-personal information that we cannot use to identify you. We only use this type of data to collect demographic information about the people visiting our website and make sure we improve their user experience.
DART cookies are another type of cookie you should expect to find on our website. The difference is that DART cookies do not come from us, but from Google, who is a third-party vendor that provides ads on the GeekForTheWin website. You can disable DART cookies as well by going to this URL: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.
Disclosing Your Personal Information
We do not disclose any of our users’ personal information, except under the circumstances below:
- When a merger, reorganization, corporate sale, or dissolution takes place.
- To a related company.
- To agents, consultants, and other third-parties hired for business-related functions, like mailing services, database maintenance, or payment processing.
- Due to legal requirements that have the goal of protecting this website and the people using it.
Apart from the situations described above, your consent will be asked before we share any of your personal information with third parties.
If you have left one or more comments on our website that you want us to delete, together with your personal information, send us an e-mail at one of the addresses provided in the contact form. In no more than 30 days, we will permanently delete your personal information (name and e-mail address). If you want to be taken out of our mailing list, use the same e-mail to notify us of that, and we will take the necessary actions to ensure that.
Any user on this website has the possibility to provide their personally-identifiable information on some pages, such as the comments section. However, we never ask for this information, since we want our services to be available without users having the obligation to do so. That said, if you choose to provide any personal information on our website that we have not specifically asked for, this is a voluntary action, and we are not to be made responsible for it.
Third parties are forbidden from using the phone number, fax number, e-mail address, or physical address left by any users on any of the pages on our website, unless following a specific request from that user.
The ways in which we use personally-identifiable information collected from our users is in accordance with the most recent laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You have the right to be forgotten and we respect our users’ legal rights.