Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.boardgame-book.com. The site is maintained and administered by Owen Duffy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

When you contact us using a form on the site, we will receive the information you provide along with technical information such as your web browser and IP address.

Cookies

Like almost all websites, we use cookies – small text files placed on your computer – to deliver our services. These allow us to record your settings and preferences.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We may record anonymised analytical data to keep track of the number of users visiting the site, their country of origin, their operating system and browser configuration and similar details which help us understand our audience and tailor our services to their requirements.

Who we share your data with

User data is visible to the site administrator. From time to time we may employ contractors to work with us to develop the site. Those contractors may also require carefully monitored access to user data.

We will never sell your personal data or disclose it without your permission.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), 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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

When you connect to this site, we use strong encryption to prevent your data being intercepted in-transit. We regularly upgrade the software running the site to incorporate new security measures.

You should install and maintain antivirus and firewall software on your own computer to guard against malicious access attempts.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a security breach, we will endeavour to promptly inform any users who may be affected, including by email and by posts on this web site and our social media platforms.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from MailChimp, who provide our mailing list software.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Any user information is held under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applying to residents of the European Economic Area (EEA). This legislation is intended to protect your data from misuse, and you should familiarise yourself with the rights it affords data subjects.