DestructiveBurn PRIVACY POLICY

[Last modified: Sept 12, 2019]
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Welcome

  1. This Privacy Policy is created to provide you the understanding and information you need to know about on DestructiveBurn.com.
  2. DestructiveBurn.com is a website based on WordPress.   This site is designed for use with the Youtube channel: //www.youtube.com/c/destructiveburn on Reviews, Minecraft content, and other things like the Raspberry Pi.
  3. Everything in this privacy policy is as transparent as I can make it.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

  1. This is information on personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies.
  2. Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with my site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.
  3. By default, WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However, some of my plugins may collect personal data.

Comments

 When visitors leave comments on the site I 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: //automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Please Note:  All comments will permanently be available to the public even if and when your account gets deleted.  If you wish for it to be removed, I’ll remove it for you.


Contact forms

Contact form used is called Formidable and is used to email me your questions.  However, since I’m not using a server emailing system, I’m also using another plugin called: WP Mail SMTP.   WP Mail SMTP fixes your email deliverability by reconfiguring the wp_mail() PHP function to use a proper SMTP provider.  This means I can forward all mailing needs to my Gmail account without the need to pay for an email service.

You can read more here:
Formidable //formidableforms.com/
WP Mail SMTP //wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/


Cookies

If you leave a comment on my 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 (My Account) login page, The site 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, the site 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.


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.


WooCommerce (Shop)

  1. The shop can be used for shipping, however, I use it only as a digital (virtual) shop.  So Shipping privacy is not needed.
  2. While you visit my site, I’ll track:
    Products you’ve viewed: I’ll use this, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed.
    I’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing my site.
    When you purchase from the site, the site will ask you to provide information including your name and email address. This will help me to send you an email if something goes wrong with purchasing and order information. If you create an account, the site will store your name, email, and others you enter in the account page.
    This will also create an order forum.  Please read (Accounts and Orders) for more information below.
  3. All currencies are in USD.

WooCommerce (Shop Open Pricing)

  • Open Pricing lets a user choose a price.  This is set to $5 by default and can range from $0 to $Unlimited amount.  So long as you have the funds.
  • Since selling Maps/Schematics is avaible by Mojang’s (Commerical Guidelines) I can change this to be a paywall.  Some of my builds will be a paywall.  Not all.  Most will still be set to open pricing.
  • Personally, I think it’s a great idea to let the user choose his or her choice.  It works and works well.   I see more set it to $0 but I have seen some change it to higher or lower than $5.

Mojang Selling Terms

  • Under Mojang (HAND CRAFTED PRODUCTS) I have a few things that need to be shown.
  • First, all Maps/Schematics for Java Edition will have (NOT OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT. NOT APPROVED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG) in the decription.
  • If you have any questions YOU need to contact me, not Mojang. They are not associated with the content in the shop.
  • You can read more about it here: //account.mojang.com/documents/commercial_guidelines  (HAND CRAFTED PRODUCTS)
  • Mojang has no liability for the product or purchase DestructiveBurn Shop.
  • Mojang states (you sell those products only through a website or service / channel that independently records the quantities of the product sold and enables us to independently verify that information;)
    If Mojang requests a yearly sell price, I will only give them a CSV file that only consists of, Date/Number of items sold and Gross sales amount.  Anything more than that is a breach in privacy.

Accounts & Orders (Shop)

  1. I delete all accounts within a month or so.  This reduces the size of the site and an extra step to security.
  2. Data that accounts have left are mostly from Woocommerce Shop.  This includes data from orders.   These orders do not get deleted unless they havent been used as a transaction with Paypal.
  3. Orders that are kept consist of Customer IP, PayPal Transaction ID, Email Address, Name, Date Created with time, Item, Downloadable Product Permissions, How many times a product has been downloaded.
  4. Orders are used as proof to Paypal if the TOS is broken, Reversal & or a Request is used.
  5. I will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address, product permissions, date of order, Paypal transaction ID,  Item Qty and total.

Who we share your data with

Google analytics

  1. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

What I use Google analytics for

The main thing I use google analytics is to monitor what pages are being visited and how many users are on the site at one given time.  Sometimes I look at the Audience to see, Users, New Users, Sessions, Pages, Page Views, Session Duration and improve on those statistics or popular pages.


Google AdSense

  • Currently not supported at this time unless available in the youtube enabled videos.

I also use third party advertisements to support my site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Edmonton real estate ads to someone in Edmonton, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with my site as you will enable a notification asking you kindly to disable your adblocking software.

More direct from Google

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt-out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Learn more here: //support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348695?hl=en


Settings for Google AdSense

Personalized ads Enabled
Google can continue to show personalized ads as well as non-personalized ads to your users in the EEA.

Personalized ads reach users based on their interests, demographics, and other criteria. Because ad technology providers may collect, receive, and use personal data from users in personalized ads.

Select ad technology providers Enabled
Commonly used a set of ad technology providers
Your users’ data will be shared with Google and, depending on the ads that serve, data may be shared with any of the commonly used ad technology providers.

Paypal Orders

  1. All order transaction payments are done through Paypal.  The site communicates through their API to complete a transaction them sends you back to the site to download your digital copy.

How long I retain your data

  1. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
  2. Orders that have a Paypal transaction ID are kept on this website & on Paypal.
    You can view Paypal’s Privacy here: //www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  One of those spam detection services is called: Anti-spam.
Anti-spam plugin blocks automatic spam in the comments section. No captcha. Blocked comments can be stored in the Spam area.
Read more about Anti-spam here: //wordpress.org/plugins/anti-spam/


Additional information

Site Security

This site uses multiple security tools to keep it secure.

  • SSL (Secure Socket Secure Sockets Layer) formally known as HTTPS certificate is through Cloudflare.
    You can view their privacy here: //www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/
  • Plugins.  I use a few.  Not naming all of them as it can be a security risk to the site & it’s content.
    One of those plugins is Wordfence
    You can view their privacy here: //www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/
  • All accounts get deleted within a month or so.  This reduces the change of your account being compromised if it would ever happen and reduce the size of the site.
  • All accounts are extremely limited to what data can be added.  They’re designed only for comments and checkout on the shop.  Being that limited makes it pointless for attackers.
  • I use tool’s to monitor traffic for Unwanted Bots, SQL injection and limit login for Brute Force Attacks with Auto IP blocking.

What data breach procedures I have in place

Since this site is designed in WordPress, it’s one of the most popular types of site engines to use and with it being so popular, all sites including this one are always under constant attack from bots that try to find volubilities to break in to steal accounts, data, and implement malware or other hidden intent.

  1. I limit what a user does to protect them.
  2. I constantly keep my site up to date.
  3. I use security tools.
  4. I use backups.
  5. I never use plugins that have had many breaches.  Since bots automatically try to break in with those plugins in mind.
  6. I limit the number of plugins used.

I still recommend using an email and password that you never used before just in case if something would happen. (NEVER) use the same password as your other accounts have. You should always use different passwords on all sites/services you sign up for.


What third parties I receive data from

Paypal, Google Adsense, Google Analytics, WordPress Updates.


What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

  • As mentioned in (How I protect your data and what data breach procedures I have in place.
  • The site holds Purchase Orders, Profile Information, and Comments.
  • I never email the users unless there was an order issue or they contact me.
  • I never sell accounts or personal information.

Who has access

No one but me has access to the shop account information.  However, since this is WordPress and the plugins used to keep what needs to function are not perfect and can come with breaking updates that can conflict with the rest of the site.  This means that sometimes that developer will need to fix his or her plugin by entering the site in the admin panel.  Personal information gets deleted before they enter to keep a user safe and the site gets backed up before they enter.


What I share with others

Payments

All payments are done through Paypal.

When you checkout with your Email and Name you will be redirected to Paypal’s secure servers.  Paypal handles customer data. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. After purchase, you will be redirected to your download.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.


My contact information

You can contact me on my Email Here: [email protected]
Other Ways of Contact: //www.destructiveburn.com/destructiveburn/