Privacy Policy

Who we are

At Minecraft Helpers, accessible from https://www.minecrafthelpers.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Minecraft Helpers and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through our contact form. The link to this form can be found at the bottom of each page, or you can go to it directly: https://www.minecrafthelpers.com/contact.

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.

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.

Log files

Minecraft Helpers follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies

Our site’s cookies

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.

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.

Google DoubleClick DART cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.minecrafthelpers.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

google adsense: personalised ads and cookies

Minecraft Helpers uses Google AdSense to serve personalised ads and analyse traffic.

AdSense uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information. Depending on the publisher’s and the user’s settings, information associated with cookies used in advertising may be added to the user’s Google Account.

Opting out of ads personalisation

If a user opts out of ads personalisation using Google’s Ads Settings, they will no longer receive personalised advertising from Google.

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.

Opting out of cookies served by embedded content

You can opt out of cookies served by embedded content by not clicking ‘ACCEPT’ in the pop-up cookie message, which you see when you either visit the site for the first time, or haven’t clicked ‘ACCEPT’ in the pop-up message yet. If you have already accepted the use of cookies, you can still opt out by deleting all cookies (first and third party) used on minecrafthelpers.com. The message will then pop up again.

Site functionality might be limited when you don’t accept cookies.

Note that first-party cookies and third-party cookies by CloudFlare and Google Analytics will always be served.

Cloudflare uses the cookie __cfduid to protect this site from treats. The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

Minecraft Helpers sets the following cookies: wordpress_test_cookie. It checks whether the user has clicked ‘ACCEPT’ on the cookie popup. After accepting it also sets the euCookie cookie, for the same purpose as the wordpress_test_cookie cookie.

Google Analytics uses several cookies to track user behaviour:

  • _ga: this cookie is the centerpiece among all cookies because it is the one used for visitor tracking. Google Analytics identifies users by a unique identifier they call “Client ID.” This client ID along with other parameters are stored within _ga cookie.
  • _gid: this cookie is used to group the user behavior together for each user. Structure of its value is very similar to _ga cookie. It expires after 24 hours of inactivity.
  • _gat: this cookie is used for throttling requests to Google Analytics to increase the efficiency of network calls. To limit the requests being sent from your browser to Google doubleclick, this cookie is created.
  • _gali: this cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine which links on a page are being clicked.

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, 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.

Where we send your data

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

Minecraft Helpers does not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties any personally identifiable information.

This does not include trusted third parties or subcontractors who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. Such trusted parties may have access to personally identifiable information on a need-to-know basis and will be contractually obliged to keep your information confidential.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. Furthermore, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Minecraft Helpers’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Minecraft Helpers does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do 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 with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Minecraft Helpers. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.