Who I am
I am a hobbyist independent Game Designer, and I go by the pseudonym Tyruswoo online. I refer to my team as the Tyruswoo Team. My website address is: https://www.tyruswoo.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect information about you during the signup process as well as some basic activities such as the dates you make purchases, login to the site, or cancel/pause/resume your subscriptions with us.
What we collect and store
When you subscribe with us, we’ll ask you to provide an email address. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
- Send you information about your account and subscriptions. This may include payment receipts, password reset emails, and payment reminders.
- Create your membership account.
- You may optionally express interest in receiving newsletters from us. If you indicate interest in receiving newsletters on a particular topic, we may use your email address you have provided to send you the desired newsletter.
When you join a membership, payment data is collected and immediately sent to the payment processor, which is Stripe if you pay by credit card, or PayPal if you choose to pay with PayPal. All payment information is securely handled through the excellent financial data protections of Stripe or PayPal. We do not store any of your financial data, except the expiration date of your credit card and the last four digits of the card if you chose to pay by credit card; we store this information solely for the purpose of sending you a reminder if your credit card is expiring and an upcoming payment is scheduled.
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
We use a cookie to show success and failure messages to logged-in users, in response to certain actions, like joining a group. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted immediately after the next page load.
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.
Tyruswoo.com does not opt in to any search engine (e.g. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) analytics demographic user data. We do not track your demographic information. That being said, search engines (e.g. Google) are able to track who you are based on the device you use (e.g. Android is owned by Google, iOS by Apple, Windows products by Microsoft, etc.) and your location at which you use it. If you want to keep your location data more secure, I recommend using a virtual private network (VPN), which disguises your location while you are browsing the web. Security services, such as Norton, have VPN capability, and many other companies focus solely on VPN services.
We do examine the data search engines (particularly Google) are already collecting about Tyruswoo.com (which they do whether we want them to collect it or not). We examine this data primarily to make sure the site is functioning correctly, and that we are using appropriate practices to make it easy for people searching the web to find our content when it meets their needs. We also examine the data in order to keep track of the number of visitors on the site, the countries of origin of visitors, and which pages were visited, to determine how we can improve Tyruswoo.com so that visitors are able to find the content and don’t experience problems like arriving at 404s (links to non-existant pages) or other issues. None of this information is connected to an individual member profile (if you have created one) on Tyruswoo.com.
If you have joined as a member on the site, we analyze the amount of financial support that has been contributed to the site through memberships. We use this information to help us determine how much value our members associate with our content. We use information about which content our members value to help us determine what content to work on next.
We also monitor the total number of downloads of individual plugins and other downloadable files, so that we may estimate the value to our members of each piece of content.
Total number of shares is also displayed on various pages. This is a total count of the amount of shares from all users since the page or post was initially displayed. If you like our content, please click the links to share our content!
When you register for the site, you may be asked to provide certain personal data for display on your profile. The “Name” field is required as well as public, and user profiles are visible to any site visitor. Other profile information may be required or optional, as configured by the site administrator.
User information provided during account registration can be modified or removed on the Profile > Edit panel. In most cases, users also have control over who is able to view a particular piece of profile content, limiting visibility on a field-by-field basis to friends, logged-in users, or administrators only. Site administrators can read and edit all profile data for all users.
This site records certain user actions, in the form of “activity” data. Activity includes updates and comments posted directly to activity streams, as well as descriptions of other actions performed while using the site, such as new friendships, newly joined groups, and profile updates.
The content of activity items obey the same privacy rules as the contexts in which the activity items are created. For example, activity updates created in a user’s profile is publicly visible, while activity items generated in a private group are visible only to members of that group. Site administrators can view all activity items, regardless of context.
Activity items may be deleted at any time by users who created them. Site administrators can edit all activity items.
The content of private messages is visible only to the sender and the recipients of the message. With the exception of site administrators, who can read all private messages, private message content is never visible to other users or site visitors. Site administrators may delete the content of any message.
Cookies associated with forums are noted above under “Cookies.”
What we share with others
Tyruswoo.com does not share your data with any advertisers. For example, we do not share your data with Google Ads in any way. We do not share your data with any other advertisers.
We have set up our membership plans this way so that we work for you.
If you choose to opt-in to email newsletters, we may enter your data into an email marketing service. You may unsubscribe at any time.
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 (because we know and trust your previous comments) instead of holding each of your comments in a moderation queue.
For users that register as members on our website, we also store the personal information members 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. If any user wants their account deleted entirely, they must contact Tyruswoo directly from their account to ask for the account deletion.
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 export this data at any time by accessing your account. 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.
How we process your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
Stripe and PayPal handle all processing of financial data, and both are highly secure payment processors with excellent protections in place for your financial data.
We use the finest security protection services available to protect the website and your data. We keep all our code at the latest updates so that all security patches are installed as soon as released. We also require strong passwords for all members so as to prevent brute force attacks from accessing member data. We furthermore use bot prevention strategies so that bots cannot create accounts.