Who we are

I’m Will and I run the indie game site Sip Read Repeat (https://sipreadrepeat.com). Here I’ll try and make our privacy policy super simple to understand and will base it off https://tosdr.org/ .

How can you safeguard your privacy on the internet

You can use Duckduckgo as your search engine, their search engine doesn’t track you and makes it’s money off untargeted ads in search results.

Don’t want to leave chrome? I didn’t and duckduckgo has a chrome browser extension which means you can retain your privacy and still use chrome. It blocks cookies and gives each site your visit a rank from A through F based on how how much that website cares about your privacy. We’re currently at a B+ though we aim to improve that.

Another handy extension is the Tos: Didn’t read extension available here which ranks sites you visit based on how clear their privacy policies and terms of service are.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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 however this is not publicly displayed. Profile photos, username and website will also be displayed on comments if you choose to provide them.

Contact Forms

We love hearing from you and when you do send us an email through our contact form at (https://sipreadrepeat.com/contact/) or a direct email (also available from that page) we will get access to your email address and your message however neither of these will be passed on to third parties without your permission. (Eg if you say something nice we’ll ask you before we tell twitter how cool everyone thinks we are!)

Cookies

You may have noticed when you first visited our site a nice little popup at the bottom of the page which has a link to the “Cookies and you” website. I highly reccomend checking that out here to learn how to block cookies if you feel like it.

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We currently use google analytics to see how well we’re doing so we can see how well we’re doing and so we can adjust our output if people don’t appreciate it. We resisted it for a while but it’s the only accurate analytics service we’ve tried so far. Let us know if you know of any more privacy focused services. 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an internal automated spam detection service.

Can we sell your data if in case of bankruptcy or as part of a sale

Nope. Nopety nope. Never. Nada. No.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unfourtunate scenario that we are hacked we will inform you if your data has been stolen. The only non public information we hold on you is your email address when you make a comment.