This policy covers all Beyond3D websites.
What we collectTo give you a personalised experience on the forums, we collect an email address in order to allow you to create an account. That's the only piece of potentially personally identifiable you must provide us. Everything else is at your own discretion. The forum software lets you give us things like your birth date, current location and real name, but none of those things is mandatory or required in any way.
If you take out a subscription, which currently uses Paypal as our payment processor, Paypal requires your name and email address which does get passed on to us when your transaction is created, and we store it just in case we need to refer back to the transaction in the future. Paypal also gives us a transaction ID. We don't receive any of your payment or banking information.
Why we collect itWe have to collect your email address since it's the unique identifier tied to forum accounts, which let you login and post on the forums. It gives us some way to contact you if we need to, or your forum settings ask us to, with thread digests, update notifications, password resets and other communication the forum software sometimes needs to send you.
Where your data is storedWe store your data on our secured servers in Germany. All current Beyond3D infrastructure resides in datacenters in that country.
Off-site backups of all of the Beyond3D infrastructure are made to a highly secure system provided by our server host in Germany.
Keeping your data secureWe follow industry standard procedures to keep your data secure once we receive it. We don't share your personal details and information with any other organisations for any reason.
Disclosing your informationWe may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, but only if absolutely compelled with no way to avoid it. Where possible in that legal framework, we'll notify you if at all possible.
Your rights to your informationYou can contact us at any time to find out what information we hold about you, and ask us to not use any of that information in the future. You can do so at any time, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us up to 48 hours to get back to you.
Other websites and 3rd party services integrated into Beyond3DIn order to provide you with a great experience we integrate various 3rd party services.
We currently integrate the following 3rd party services:
- Google (Fonts)
- Twitter (Tweet button)
- Tech In Games (game and platform data)
- GPUDB (GPU vital stats and information)
- Tapatalk (iOS and Android forum browser)
ICOGPU Tools Ltd, the company that owns, operates and publishes all of Beyond3D, is registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office as a data controller. The ICO gives us practical advice in how to protect and control access to the data about you that we have.
The UK Data Protection Act is something we're bound by law to uphold as a processor of personal information, and being registered with the ICO and using their advice as much as we can hopefully helps us do that.