Privacy Policy

About this page

Because of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is a requirement for any website that stores or handles personal data to make its users fully aware of how their data is used.

Cubic Worlds consists of our WordPress-based blog and information website located at http://cubicworlds.net, a XenForo-based message board at https://forum.cubicworlds.net, and a user-editable MediaWiki-based wiki at https://wiki.cubicworlds.net. It also includes a Minecraft server accessible through the address play.cubicworlds.net. These addresses will be collectively referred to as the “CW community” throughout this page.

This page explains how your data is used across these sites and what rights you have.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on our blog or make forum posts, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to any CW community site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Detailed cookie usage for our forum is detailed on this page.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site and posts on our forum may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data sharing and retention

Who we share your data with

CW community sites does not share your personal data with any other third parties except those mentioned here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on any of the CW community sites, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on a CW community site, or have left comments / posted messages, 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.

Where we send your data

Forum registration data and comments on our blog may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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