This policy explains in detail how Gamer Escape (together with its parent Telatexo, LLC, hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Gamer Escape” or “Site”) uses any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”). If you only read Gamer Escape, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general. If you contribute to the Gamer Escape wikis, leave comments, or add information to other public interactive areas, you are publishing every word you post publicly. If you write something, assume that it will be retained forever. If you edit a wiki anonymously, the mediawiki software will publish your IP address. Some limited exceptions of the above are described below.
If you create an account, it will, at a bare minimum, contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail”).
If you create an account directly with the Gamer Escape, your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites.
If you use OAUTH to create an account or log into an existing account at Gamer Escape (i.e. log on via your Twitter, Twitch or Discord accounts), Gamer Escape will be granted access to information in accordance with the permissions granted by such OAUTH.
Your password is the means of accessing your account at Gamer Escape, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with Gamer Escape, or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password.
Your information for your account at Gamer Escape is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the United States, the country that hosts us. Your user name will be publicly displayed.
When browsing Gamer Escape, a number of cookies (small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files) will be created. These may relate to, for example, your selected site preferences, logged in status information, membership information, advertising preferences, etc. You may clear these cookies at any time in your browser settings.
Publishing or Submitting Wiki Data:
When you edit any page in a wiki, you are publishing a document. This is a public act. If you are logged in at the time of the edit, your user name will be publicly identified as the author of that edit. Remember to log out or disconnect yourself after each session using a user name on a shared computer, to avoid allowing others to use your identity. If you are logged out at the time of the edit your IP address will be publicly identified as the author of that edit.
In all cases, your IP address will be stored on the wiki servers and can be seen by Gamer Escape’s administrators. Your IP address, and its connection to any usernames that share it may be released under certain circumstances (see below).
Release of Page Log Data:
Every time you visit a web page, you send information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of Gamer Escape to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.
Log data is maintained and may be examined by Gamer Escape and/or its agents in the course of solving technical problems and in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site. IP addresses of users, derived either from those logs or from records in the database are frequently used to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of a wiki, including the suspected use of malicious “sockpuppets” (duplicate accounts), vandalism, harassment of other users, or disruption of a wiki.
It is the policy of Gamer Escape that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs, or through records in the database via the CheckUser feature, may be released by the system to Gamer Escape administrators in the following situations:
- In response to a valid subpoena or other request from law enforcement;
- With permission of the affected user;
- To the site’s administrators when necessary for investigation of abuse complaints;
- Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues;
- Where the user has been vandalizing articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers; and
- Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the Gamer Escape, its users or the public.
We may also share with third parties aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of new user registrations over a specific time period or the number of users who edited a wiki, or non-personal information in order to sell advertising on the site.
Security of Information:
While Gamer Escape respects your privacy and will act in accordance with this policy, it makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information may be available to anyone with access to the servers, though rarely accessed except in cases such as solving technical problems.
Removal of Accounts and Deletion of Content:
Once created, user accounts may not be able to be removed or renamed.
Removing text from Gamer Escape wiki projects does not permanently delete it. In normal articles, anyone can look at a previous version and see what was there. If an article is “deleted”, any user with “administrator” access on a wiki, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted. Information can be permanently deleted by administrators with the oversight right, but there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action or to protect the privacy of the end user (e.g. such as the unwarranted posting of addresses or phone numbers).
This Site is affiliated with Publisher First, Inc. dba Freestar (“Freestar”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Freestar will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Freestar’s data usage, click here.
Last modified: July 12, 2023