While you may visit the website anonymously at any time, in order to fully utilize all aspects of the website and especially to play the game itself, a user must first complete the signup form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as a username and email address). This information is used to validate your account, allow for password resets, and gives you access to the game, forums, and other features of the site. At your option, you may also fill out the profile page and provide demographic information (such as birthdate and country of origin) about yourself, but it is absolutely not required.
For full clarification, we collect the following types of information about you:
Email - We require a valid email address to sign up for an account. This email address will be used for account validation, password resets, and may be used for contacting you in the event such contact is deemed necessary (i.e. to respond to questions/comments/support requests you initiate, in the event that a rule has been violated, in the event of a data breach). This email will not be shared.
Username - This will be the unique name that you choose for your primary account when you sign up. This will be visible to other users of the site and may be visible to anonymous visitors if you earned a rank or award that we display in an unrestricted area.
Camp Name - Similar to your user name this is a self-chosen name that is created by you when you start a camp in any available round. This name will be visible to other players in that round and on the main site through your profile and score charts. It may also be visible to anonymous visitors on the main webpage.
Profile Information - This will automatically show your username, the date you created an account, and any avatar you have chosen to use. You may optionally add your birthday, occupation, country, language, and a signature and blurb of your choosing. None of these optional details are required to use the website or the game. They will be visible to other logged in accounts from your profile page. If you are not comfortable with others knowing this information, do not fill out those fields in your profile. They are merely there for those who wish to use it.
IP Address - This is used in the creation of cookies that are designed to help make sure that the person accessing your account is you. This information is not made public and is only used by us in aggregate so that we can have a better understanding of the places that our players are coming from for things like future advertising and possible localization efforts.
Game Data - We will collect the data about most of the actions a camp completes during a round. While some of this data will be displayed publicly for scores, more will remain private and will be used by the developers for evaluation. Forum posts will be read by admins and moderators. Alliance forum posts and in-game messages are subject to review under certain circumstances (i.e. suspicion of cheating, claims of harassment, or other violation of game and community rules).
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us during signup, profile editing, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you when you contact us, to allow for password resets when requested, to validate your account at creation, and in certain exigent circumstances as noted above. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
We use third party tools, including Zazzle, Patreon, and Paypal for merchandise and other account related purchasing. These websites have their own privacy policies and may collect a different set of personal information. We cannot be responsible for their practices or policies.