ALT123 Gaming Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Storage Policies

ALT123 Gaming, henceforth referred to as us or we, and the tools used by us, require some level of tracking either using cookies, or browser fingerprinting.

Cookies

We use cookies to maintain and confirm users on our web-site, to enable extra functionality, based on their current membership type, and to keep the contents of their accounts secured.

Hivemind

We have technology code named Hivemind, which uses browser fingerprinting, amongst other things, to track, record, and process all spam bot attempts against our web-site, and we record all information by finger printing each attempt, comparing to previous attempts, and storing the information. The Hivemind technology, in a sense, learns from each subsequent attempt and stores all relevant information in a database that is shared between multiple web-sites, all under the Zed Axis Dot Net banner. This means an attempt on this site, will be recorded, and can be processed by other sister web-sites in a preventative measure. This database is not encrypted, and is not for sale, but at one point will be made available as part of the Hivemind Product, under the Life of Coder property. This technology is meant to replace recaptcha. Logged in users with valid email addresses are not subject to this kind of tracking, as normal email services will not trigger an event with the Hivemind Technology.

Connie V2 and Paradox Engine

The Connie V2 engine and Paradox engine of this web-site, to which, control all accounts, and functionality, maintain user information in a constant encrypted state. All account information, such as name, email address, gamer tag, user name, and security question are encrypted using AES-256 encryption. The security answer and password are further protected by a process of salted hash iteration and the result of the process is, also, encrypted using AES-256. All stored information on our users that affects login is encrypted.

The Gamer Tag, is the only part of the account that exists in an encrypted and plaintext state, which is why each user is provided with the option to have a unique username and gamer tag. All extra functionality is tied to the gamer tag, and no login information can be derived from the gamer tag, even with database in hand.

All posts users make are considered public, and are not subject to privacy. Any information provided in the post fall under the responsibility of the user posting the content. If there is an unsettling amount of personal information provided in the post, moderators may force the original poster to edit the post in favor of security, before such posts are made public.

Data Transmission

The ALT123 Gaming Web-site uses TLS technology that is easily determined by looking at the address bar in your browser. The address always starts with HTTPS, meaning your data being transmitted is encrypted and private between your device, and the server.

Law Enforcement

In the unlikely event that the web-site has users that are harassing other users, or committing crimes, police, with a valid warrant, may receive information about the accounts of users, and only those users, who are being served under the warrant. We will not defend any user who violates the law, or commits a crime, or any kind, and will fully cooperate with Police, provided that the warrant is valid and provides specific requests to specific users. Because this web-site is internationally accessible, despite being in Canada, this clause also makes it possible for any police agency to provide us with a warrant from anywhere provided they can specify the username, gamer tag, and or email address of the user they are interested in. This is the only time a user's privacy is suspended. However, it is important to note to any police agency, that passwords and security answers are hashed and iterated to a point that recovering them is impossible.

Social Networking, Analytics and Advertising

We use other services for social networking, statistical tracking, advertising, etc. These services, and related privacy policies are listed below. We do not have control over their data retention practices, or privacy practices. Please consult their privacy policies for more information.

Addthis.com
http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

Google Adsense, Analytics, YouTube
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

As with everything in life, this privacy policy is subject to change and evolution when deemed necessary, without notification, or previous warning. If you have any questions, please use the ALT123 Gaming Contact Form, we will try to communicate back with you in a timely manner.