This policy was updated as of May 25, 2018 to reflect new data privacy laws such as GDPR, to better explain our data collection and retention policies, and exactly what information is collected and how it is used.
Please note that RPGFan does not currently offer the ability to sign up as a member of the site itself (aside from the forums), but will in the future. Only basic information will be required to register, with any additional personal information submitted at your own discretion. If needed, this page will be updated in the future to reflect any changes.
RPGFan, which operates the Internet site located at www.rpgfan.com, recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about visitors to our sites. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address or email address, is automatically collected from visitors to our sites. Personally identifiable information about visitors to our sites is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. We may collect certain non-personal information to optimize our Web pages for your computer (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, your IP address and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may use such non-personal information for internal purposes, including but not limited to improving the content of our sites.
In those instances when we do collect personally identifiable information, the following policies apply:
RPGFan will notify you when we are collecting personally identifiable information about you and we will tell you how we intend to use it. For example, we may need to collect such information if you were to participate in an online contest with deliverable rewards.
Some information you submit to us is shared publicly, and some isn't. This is what is shared publicly:
Information that is not shared publicly:
Information that may be shared to protect RPGFan and comply with the law:
We retain your forum profile information as long as your account is active, and will continue to do so unless you choose to close your account and request that we delete it.
Email communications are retained only for purposes such as to continue dialog, or as reference for internal informational purposes, and will only be kept as long as needed.
RPGFan is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of our business partners.
RPGFan may include links to external websites or services with their own privacy policies and practices. By following a link to another website or service, you are subject to that website or service's terms and data processing policies.
Please remember that any information posted on message boards becomes public information. You should use caution when sharing information as any of it can be collected and used by people you may not know. Users under the age of 18 should be particularly careful not to divulge any personal information. While RPGFan strives to protect and respect your privacy, we can not guarantee the security of any information you disclose in a message board and you do so at your own risk.
In the future, RPGFan may offer options to subscribe to updates via the site or a newsletter. These or any other similar services will be offered only on an opt-in basis. If you choose to sign up, but at any time after submitting your personal information to our sites you would no longer like to receive information from us, simply follow the "unsubscribe" directions at the end of any email communication you receive.
RPGFan abides by COPPA and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
RPGFan maintains appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our sites, and periodically reviews and updates its security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. Although RPGFan strives to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warranty the security of any information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. This is done so at your own risk. Once we do receive your transmission, however, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted, industry standard encryption is used.
By making purchases via affiliate links on RPGFan, including Amazon (for game reviews), CDJapan, Play-Asia, and others (for music reviews), RPGFan may earn a small share of each sale. Any money earned via sales is put back into the costs of running the site or to make improvements.
RPGFan earns revenue on Twitch from subscriptions, bits, and donations. Any revenue earned, like with affiliate links, is put towards the costs of running the site or to make improvements.
By subscribing to our Twitch channel, you're choosing to provide us with the following information:
As a channel creator, Twitch allows us the option to download a CSV file of subscribers. This file contains only the information listed below, and will never be viewed or shared with any person or entity outside of RPGFan:
All payment and personal information on your Twitch and Amazon (which owns Twitch) accounts is not accessible by us. Specifically, we do not have access to your: