Dictum Legalis:
Privacy and cookie policy

31 January 2014

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  1. information about your computer and about your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation. These are logged as part of standard web directory log files, which are for internal use in monitoring site traffic and statistics.
  2. information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases or donations you make of our goods or services;
  3. information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services (Google Friends and Disqus Commenting), email notifications and/or newsletters;
  4. any other information that you choose to send to us.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Social networking

The Dark Fortress makes extensive use of commenting, rss feeds, facebook, Google+ and other 'share' technology to enable users to better share features and articles over a range of social networking sites. These sites use cookies when you are using their services. The Dark Fortress can not control the collection, storing or dissemination of these cookies. Check the third party websites for more information on their privacy policies.

Additionally, we might sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. When you visit a page with content embedded from these sites, you may be sent cookies from these websites. The Dark Fortress can not control the collection, storing or dissemination of these cookies. Check the third party websites for more information on their privacy policies.

Affiliate and advertising partners

Some of our advertising partners will use cookies. Our advertising partners include: Project Wonderful, SpeedyAds, Chikita, Amazon, Media Temple and others. Not all are active at any one time.

These advertisers and advertising networks use cookies to measure activity, the effectiveness of advertisements and / or to personalise the advertising content that you see. The Dark Fortress can not control the collection, storing or dissemination of these cookies. Check the third party websites for more information on their privacy policies.

Cookies used by this site

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose
Disqus.com __utmz Commenting tracking.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Disqus
Google Analytics __atuvc
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Most web browsers allow some control over most cookies through their preference settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

  1. administer the website;
  2. improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  3. enable your use of the services available on the website;
  4. send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  5. send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  6. send to you marketing communications relating to this site which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing us at webmaster).
  7. provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  8. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
  4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Union, information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Union. You expressly agree to such transfers.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email (to the webmaster) at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to webmaster.


This privacy policy is based on a template
created and distributed by www.website-law.co.uk.