Privacy Policy

Who We Are

CorrosionHour.com (“Corrosion Hour”) is a resource website built and run by a community of gamers and fans of the popular survival game RUST Experimental, developed by Facepunch Studios, LTD. Corrosion Hour is in no way  affiliated or endorsed by Facepunch Studios, LTD.

Our primary mission is to provide fellow gamers useful resources, such as in-depth articles, for the RUST Experimental gaming community at large. In addition to the Corrosion Hour website, we also run multiple high performance game servers that are available to all.

You can contact us at the following addresses:

What Personal Data We Collect & Why We Collect It

User & Visitor Comments

When Users and visitors of the site leave comments, we collect the data from the fields submitted in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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. This can be used in identifying and tracking you.

Contact Forms

When visitors use contact forms found on the Corrosion Hour website, we collect and store all of the data provided in the form’s fields and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Cookies and Web Beacons

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 up to one year. Cookies and consent management can be managed on our Cookie Policy page.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Log Files

Corrosion Hour makes use of log files. These files log information about the visitors accessing the site – a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Advertisements and Analytics Partners

We partner with third-party advertisers, ad networks, and analytics providers to deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests. These third parties may collect information sent by your computer, browser, or device in response to a request for content, such as unique identifiers, your IP address, or other information about your computer or device.

For detailed information on Cookies used on the Corrosion Hour site, please see our Cookie Policy for a full declaration.

Advertisements and Ad Networks

Our advertisement partners and ad networks may use cookies, web beacons and other related technologies to collect data when the advertisements are delivered to you on our website, but we do not link to or provide our partners with your specific account details. This means that Corrosion Hour does not directly share your Corrosion Hour account and browsing information with our advertisers.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Analytics Partners

We use analytics partners (such as Google Analytics) to help analyze usage and traffic for our website. As an example, we may use analytics partners to analyze and measure, in the aggregate, the number of unique visitors to our website. The data collected through our use of Google Analytics anonymizes visitors IP Addresses and the information is merged into a larger aggregate.

Amazon Affiliate Association Notice

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Who We Share Your Data With

Corrosion Hour does not share any personally identifiable information (“PII”) collected from it’s users and visitors with any third party. We adhere to a strict policy of never selling, distributing or leasing your personal information to third parties, unless we have your express permission or are required by law to do so.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Corrosion Hour’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here:

1.Google Adsensehttps://www.google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy/
2.Google Analyticshttps://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
3.Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html
4.Game Servershttps://www.gameservers.com/legal/privacy/
5.Humble Bundlehttps://www.humblebundle.com/privacy

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

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.

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.

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.

You can contact us directly by using the email address provided in the first paragraph of this Privacy Policy page.

Where we send your data

  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, such as Akismet, an industry standard.
  • Contact form submissions have been temporarily disabled across the Corrosion Hour site until further notice. Mail can be sent directly to the email address provided in the first paragraph of this Privacy Policy page.
  • Subscriptions to Corrosion Hour’s newsletters are sent to Mail Chimp (https://mailchimp.com). You can review more about how MailChimp.com uses your personal information via their Privacy Policy located here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

How We Protect Your Data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.These security measures include, but are not limited to: password protected directories and databases to safeguard your information and SSL (Secure Sockets Layered) technology to ensure that your information is fully encrypted and sent across the internet securely.

Children’s Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Corrosion Hour does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that Corrosion Hour has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


This Privacy Policy was last updated: June 3rd, 2018