What personal data we collect and why we collect it.
Who we are
InGame Lobby is a club where Online Gamers network and publish Gaming information. You are welcome to read more About Us.
Our website is hosted by AmpleTech and our internet address is: https://ingamelobby.at.web.za.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you decide to become a member of InGame Lobby by registering on this website, you are welcome to use a Gaming Nickname or Pen-name (like some authors or artists do) if you prefer to become known under a different name than your real name.
There are many reasons people choose to use a “noms de plume”, such as:
- Fear of reprisal.
- Separation of personal and professional life.
- Similar name to someone famous.
- URL for their name has been taken.
- Protect themselves or their family.
- Better marketing opportunities.
- A name doesn’t fit the genre.
- Writing in multiple genres without confusing fans.
- Just for fun.
The choice is yours to use your real First and Last Names, or to use a “noms de plume”. You will however have the opportunity to change your privacy settings from your Account Settings after becoming a Site Member. Furthermore you also have the option to terminate your Site Membership at any time and to delete your account along with all data related to your Site Membership.
If you change the privacy settings of your membership account from “Visible to Everyone” to “Visible to Only Me”, your account will not be visible to other members but it will be visible to a few site administrators with admin privileges. Our goal is not to “spy” on you; we only want to connect with you for Online Gaming Fun and to put you in contact with other gamers sharing the same gaming interests as you.
Site Member Profiles
Member Profiles are not visible to public visitors, it is only visible to other registered members.
Information published under your Membership Profile, are voluntary. If you prefer not to share some information about you with other members, simply edit or delete the applicable information and it will disappear from your Membership Profile. Alternatively change your Privacy Settings.
Email and Phone Numbers
An email address will always be required as a method to contact you, to manage or to login to your Membership Account. We also provide you with a voluntary option to provide a phone number where other site members can contact you.
Your email address and phone number will not be visible to the public or to site visitors, however it will be visible to other members to allow members to contact each other. If you prefer to hide this information from other site members, you should change your Privacy Settings from “Visible to Everyone” to “Visible to Only Me”, or else you can just delete it.
It is advisable to obtain a unique email address for your gaming ventures, separate from your private life and separate from the email address you use for online banking purposes. By using unique email addresses for your gaming, professional, private and financial life, you will be able to isolate those parts of your life from each other to improve your privacy and to secure your online finances.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Our web-hosting services collect some anonymous analytics data. The aim with analytical data is to provide statistical information about our website visitors, how many people or bots visit the site, where they come from, etc. to allow us to increase the available bandwidth and resources required to cater for internet traffic and to stop bots and people trying to harm the website.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments and login attempts may be checked through an automated spam detection service provided by Google.