Privacy

Site Operator Contact Information

Scott Wichser (blast@bzexcess.com)
Email contact is preferred. If you need to call me, you can send me an email requesting an actual phone number. Make sure to include a summary of what needs to be discussed.

Personal information collected and how it is used

Website Analytics

We make use of a self-hosted copy of Piwik, an open-source web analytics platform. This platform records information such as IP addresses, browser information, and usernames, and it uses a tracking cookie with a unique ID to detect unique users between multiple browsing sessions. Because we host this software ourselves, we are not handing analytics data to a third-party company or organization. We may, however, publically release anonymized or aggregated statistics about visits and site activity.

There are a number of ways to opt-out of the tracking. In web browsers other than Internet Explorer, the platform respects the Do Not Track (DNT) preference. So, if your browser supports and is configured to send a DNT header indicating you do not wish to be tracked, and you are not using Internet Explorer, Piwik will not track you. Alternative methods to opt-out would be to run a browser extension such as Privacy Badger or to use the opt-out checkbox below (that requires setting a cookie so that Piwik knows not to track you).

Information Disclosure

We value your privacy, so we do our best to limit the disclosure of your personal information. As mentioned in the "Personal information collected and how it is used" section, some information will be exposed to the public.

At times, we may be required to disclose information for the purpose of preventing or combating abuse of our services, or due to a legal request (such as a court order). If such a situation arises, we will do our best to release as little information as possible to resolve the issue or request.

Scope of policy

This policy covers the following domain names or hostnames:

Game servers for BZFlag are not run by the project and are thus not covered under our privacy policy. Game server may or may not have their own privacy policy.

Third-party leagues or fan sites are also not covered under our privacy policy and they may have their own privacy policy.