As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us. Administrative communications relating to your forum Account (e.g., for purposes of forum Account recovery or password reset) are considered part of the Services and your forum Account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving. We also may send you other kinds of emails, which you can opt-out of either from your Account Settings page or by using the “Opt-Out” link in the emails themselves. Note that we will never email you to ask for your forum password or other forum Account Information.
We collect information about how people use the Services. This type of information may be collected in our log files each time you interact with (i.e., make a request to) the Services. We use internal tools (from Deadmonton) and third party applications and services (like Google Analytics) to collect and analyze this information. Some of this information may also be associated with the Internet Protocol Address (“IP Address”) used to access the Services; some may be connected with your forum Account; and some may only be collected and used in aggregate form (as a statistical measure that wouldn’t identify you or your Account). We also collect your IP Address when you make a forum post. We may use this information about how you and others interact with the Services for a number of things generally related to enhancing, improving, protecting, and developing new Services, including but not limited to: providing users with personalized content; providing users with targeted advertising; improving our search results; identifying trending or popular content; fighting spam, malware, identity theft and generally keeping our users and community safe... or as safe as you can be while in the midst of a zombie apocalypse; and for legal and safety reasons as set forth in “Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others.”
We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with the Services, such as your browser type and version, what sort of device you are using, your operating system and version, your language preference, the website or service that referred you to the Services, the date and time of each request you make to the Services, your screen display information, and information from any cookies we have placed on your web browser (as described below). We use web browser-related information to enhance and improve the Services.
In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP Address into a rough geolocation. We may use location information to improve and personalize the Services for you, for example by showing you the zombie count in your relative area.
We may share or disclose non-private information, Aggregate Information, or other non-personally identifying information with people and entities that we do business with.
Your forum Account Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. We may enable additional security features in the future, like multi-factor authentication. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your forum Account and information by creating a unique, secure, and protected password and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your forum Account on the Services.
We seek to protect your information (including your forum Account Information) to ensure that it is kept private; however, we can't guarantee the security of any information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.
If you are a registered forum user, you can access most information associated with your forum Account by logging into the Services and checking your forum Account Settings page. Registered and unregistered forum users can access and delete cookies through their web browser settings.
If you want to delete your forum Account, you can do so from your Account Settings page. Deleting your forum Account may not fully remove the content you have posted from our systems, as caching of, backups of, copies of, or references to your forum Account Information may not be immediately removed. In addition, given the nature of sharing on the Services, some of the public activity on your forum Account prior to deletion (such as responses of and posts) may remain stored on our servers and accessible to the public.