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. I am the sole owner of my business Tyruswoo Studio, which is stationed in the United States of America (USA).

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.

Payment Information

Payments made on Tyruswoo.com go to my business Tyruswoo Studio, for which I, Tyruswoo, am the sole owner.

How is financial data secured?

When you join a membership, payment data is collected and immediately sent to the payment processor, which is Stripe. All payment information is securely handled through Stripe’s excellent financial data protections. 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; 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.

How are funds used?

The funds of Tyruswoo Studio go to support projects of the Studio and the Tyruswoo Team members who work on those projects. By joining Tyruswoo.com, your membership helps support projects such as those seen on the website.

All religious content, such as scriptural readings, are funded by Tyruswoo’s personal finances, and not by Tyruswoo Studio funds.

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.

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 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.

Forum Cookies

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.

We use cookies on group, member, and activity directories to keep track of a user’s browsing preferences. These preferences include the last-selected values of the sort and filter dropdowns, as well as pagination information. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted after 24 hours.

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.

Analytics

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 (which is known as “search engine optimization,” or SEO). 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-existent 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!

Forums

Profile Data

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.

Activity

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.

Messages

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

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 our email marketing service. You may unsubscribe at any time by logging in and changing your subscription preferences on your membership page.

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.

Additionally, Tyruswoo or an authorized website administrator under Tyruswoo’s direction, retain the ability to access your data and/or log in as your account for purposes such as the following:

  • Helping you reset your password.
  • Helping you cancel a subscription.
  • Helping you change your newsletter preferences.
  • Helping you delete your account.
  • Confirming that you have access to downloads and services consistent with your current membership level.
  • Other circumstances involved with maintenance of Tyruswoo.com.

When you set your own password, your password is not accessible to Tyruswoo or any website administrator designated by Tyruswoo to help manage Tyruswoo.com. Despite this, Tyruswoo is still able to access your account data, and/or log in as your account, for purposes such as those described above.

How we protect your data

We use the finest security protection services available to protect the website and your data. We keep all our website’s 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.

How we protect your financial data

Stripe handles all processing of financial data submitted on Tyruswoo.com when you join a membership level. Stripe is a highly secure payment processor with excellent protections in place for your financial data. Financial data is not retained on Tyruswoo.com, except for the last 4 digits of your credit card and the card’s expiration date, so that Tyruswoo.com can send you an automated reminder when your card is expiring.

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