Steamlore respects the privacy of its online visitors and customers of its products and services and complies with applicable laws for the protection of your privacy, including, without limitation, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the UK GDPR, and the Swiss and EU Privacy Shield Frameworks.
Wherever we talk about Personal Data below, we mean any information that can either itself identify you as an individual (“Personally Identifying Information”) or that can be connected to you indirectly by linking it to Personally Identifying Information. Steamlore also processes anonymous data, aggregated or not, to analyze and produce statistics related to the habits, usage patterns, and demographics of customers as a group or as individuals. Such anonymous data does not allow the identification of the customers to which it relates. Steamlore may share anonymous data, aggregated or not, with third parties.
The Types and Sources of Data We Collect
Tracking Data and Cookies
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Leaving Comments & Requesting Removal of your Comments
When leaving a comment below a post your IP (internet protocol) address will be stored on our server. Furthermore, you must enter an email address to leave a comment. A log file with the email address you entered will be stored on our server and can only be seen by the admin and moderation team. This is done strictly for spam prevention purposes and to process comment removals as per your request (because this site doesn’t offer user signups it’s the only way for us to verify you are the comment author). If you would like one of your comments removed please contact [email protected] with the email address you used for submitting your comment. We will never give your email address to third parties and you will never receive emails about replies to your comments.
Contact Form Submissions
When submitting a message through our contact form (e.g. on the “Contact” page) you must enter a valid email address. We will use this info to reply to you. A log file with your IP (internet protocol) address will also be created automatically.
In compliance with the European Union legislation, we inform you that our website will store some information about your preferences on your own computer inside a tiny file called a ‘cookie’.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. A third-party website called aboutcookies.org has been setup to help you with instructions how you can do that on various browsers.
All of the information that is collected on steamlore.com will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) legislation.
1) Identify you as a returning user and to count your visits in our traffic statistics analysis;
2) remember your custom display preferences;
3) Suggest any recent searches you’ve made on our site
4) Other usability features including tracking whether you’ve already given your consent to cookies or saving your comment settings so you don’t have to re-enter them every time
Enabling cookies from our website is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
Third Party Advertising
We may have third-party advertising companies serving ads to you when you visit our website. These companies may store information about your visits to our website and to other websites in order to provide you with relevant advertisements about goods and services.
These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to gather information which measures advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiable unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or an e-mail message.
Information Required to Detect Violations
We collect certain data that is required for our detection, investigation and prevention of fraud, cheating and other violations of the SSA and applicable laws (“Violations”). This data is used only for the purposes of detection, investigation, prevention and, where applicable, acting on of such Violations and stored only for the minimum amount of time needed for this purpose. If the data indicates that a Violation has occurred, we will further store the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims during the applicable statute of limitations or until a legal case related to it has been resolved. Please note that the specific data stored for this purpose may not be disclosed to you if the disclosure will compromise the mechanism through which we detect, investigate and prevent such Violations.
Who Has Access to Data
Steamlore does not sell Personal Data. However, we may share or provide access to each of the categories of Personal Data we collect as necessary for the following business purposes.
Steamlore and its subsidiaries may share your Personal Data with each other and use it to the degree necessary to achieve the purposes listed in section 2 above. In the event of a reorganization, sale or merger we may transfer Personal Data to the relevant third party subject to applicable laws.
In accordance with internet standards, we may also share certain information (including your IP address and the identification of Steamlore content you wish to access) with our third party network providers that provide content delivery network services and game server services in connection with Steamlore. Our content delivery network providers enable the delivery of digital content you have requested, e.g. when using Steamlore, by using a system of distributed servers that deliver the content to you, based on your geographic location.
On this website, IP anonymization has been activated. The IP addresses of users visiting Steamlore will be shortened. Only in exceptional cases will a complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the website for its users, in order to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for website operators.
Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and processing of data about your use of the website, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Your Rights and Control Mechanisms
In connection with the processing of your data by us, you are entitled to a number of rights. Contact us at if you want to make use of your rights or if you desire a more extensive explanation of any of the issues related to processing of gathered data. Remember that when contacting us, you need to give us the data that will allow us to identify you in our data archives, as well as in order to confirm that you are the person you are claiming to be.
According to the general data protection regulation, you are entitled to:
- The right to request an access to your own personal data that is stored by the company and the right to rectify or erase your own personal data (“the right to be forgotten”);
- The right to object to the processing of personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, which causes us to stop processing your data for the purposes of marketing our own goods and services;
- The right to object on grounds relating to your particular circumstances, if we process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest. However, we will continue to process your personal data to the extent necessary if on our part there exists a legitimate reason to do that;
- The right to transfer the data processed in connection with the performance of the contract or on the basis of your consent and the right to limit data processing;
- If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, the withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data by us, which we carried out on the basis of the consent prior to the withdrawal of the consent.
The data protection laws of the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, California, and other territories grant their residents certain rights in relation to their Personal Data. While other jurisdictions may provide fewer statutory rights, we make the tools designed to exercise such rights available to our customers worldwide. (When we talk about the GDPR in this section, we mean the version of the GDPR that applies to you in the EU or UK).
As a resident of the European Economic Area or United Kingdom you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:
Right of Access
You have the right to access your Personal Data that we hold about you, i.e. the right to require free of charge (i) information whether your Personal Data is retained, (ii) access to and/or (iii) duplicates of the Personal Data retained. You can use the right to access to your Personal Data through the Privacy Dashboard. If the request affects the rights and freedoms of others or is manifestly unfounded or excessive, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee (taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested) or refuse to act on the request.
Right to Object
Right to restriction of processing of your Personal Data
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your Personal Data under the conditions set out in article 18 of the GDPR.
Right to Personal Data portability
You have the right to receive your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller under the conditions set out in article 20 of the GDPR. Steamlore makes your Personal Data available in structured HTML format through the Privacy Dashboard as described above.
Right to Post-Mortem Control of Your Personal Data
If French data protection legislation is applicable to you, you have the right to establish guidelines for the preservation, the deletion and the transmission of Personal Data after your death in accordance with article 40-1 of the Act No 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Information, Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties.
Steamlore encourages parents to instruct their children to never give out personal information when online.
You can contact Steamlore’s data protection officer at the address below.
Editor in chief: [email protected]