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Exploit: Zero Day

Privacy Policy

This document explains how we gather and use your data on exploitzeroday.com and forum.exploitzeroday.com.

What information do we collect?

We collect typical non-personally-identifying data about users so that we can understand how our website is being used. This includes your browser type, a guess of what country you're in, your preferred language, the datetime of your visit, and what websites sent you here.

We might publish this information in aggregate from time to time, but never in a way that you can be identified. For example, we might write an article about what percent of our players are visiting from Europe.

We also record users' IP addresses, but we don't use them to identify you. We never disclose this information except as described below.

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the game by creating or solving systems, clusters, and jobs, or in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared there.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered, playing, creating, and posting, we record the IP address that the content originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications on new game content for you, notifications that you request about changes to forum topics, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We'll never give anyone your information for money.

If we feel in good faith that we're legally required to turn over your information, for example as part of a criminal investigation, we'll do so.

We may provide limited information to third-parties we trust, but only for the purpose of protecting you or ourselves; for example, we may provide information to our hosting provider to prove that you've asked for services we're giving you.

Otherwise we'll take all reasonable measures to protect and keep private your information.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated July 16, 2015.

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