Message From Zach
Hey! I'm Zach, the creator of Empanadas.io. This site started as just satire but has grown to so much more. To keep up with our growth, I must have a document with legalese that lets everybody know what happens to their data here. To make a long story short, we never share or sell your data. Anything we do collect is only for Empanadas, period. Some data is kept longer than others. Account logs and page visit timestamps are usually deleted within a few months to save space. Other data like your username and email are kept as long as your account is active. If at ANY point in time you are concerned about how your data here is handled, I implore you to contact me.
Welcome to Empanadas.io! Everyone has a right to their online privacy. When you create a Member Account, you trust us to protect your info. On this page, we'll outline what info we get, why we have it, and how long we keep it. You are always able to delete your account and its relevant data at any time. This policy applies to our website and any data collected through it.
What We Collect
In short, if you give it to us, we'll remember it for you! When you make an account, you provide an Email, Username, and Password. To let you access your account, these are all stored securely in our database. Passwords are encrypted and can never be decrypted or viewed by anyone... not even Jeff. Not everyone has the same amount of data collected. For example: If you don't have an account, we don't collect Emails or Game Data. However, we may still collect IP Addresses & Browser Info without an account and store them temporarily for security purposes only. An account is not required to use our website. We will never sell any of your account information and only will share insensitive account data with your consent. With an account, we save the following:
|Fingerprints||Device Fingerprints and Account UUIDs.||Account Deletion|
|Username||Helps others identify your account.||Account Deletion|
|Never shared with anyone. Used to recover your password.||Account Deletion|
|Password||Never shared. Secures your account. A hashed version is stored.||Account Deletion|
|Birthday||Optional. Never shared. Secures your account and unlocks cosmetic boosts on your special day! Learn More...||Account Deletion|
|Game Data||Any data from games such as Total Spins, Peppers, Highscores, Timestamps, etc.||Account Deletion|
|Analytics||Aggregated data with page URLs and the time they were visited. This helps us improve performance.||Up to 2 Years|
|IP & Browser||We use your IP Address and Browser Info to secure your account. Some info is kept until account deletion, other only a few days.||Varies|
How We Use Your Information
We process and store your information when you use our website to make it work. We will not use automated decisions when processing data. Any non-user initiated requests, such as account suspension or termination are approved before doing so by our staff team. We'll collect some data when you are doing any of the following...
- Signing into an account.
- Creating an account.
- Providing feedback.
- Saving account changes & updates.
- Saving game progress.
- Solving a captcha.
- Messaging another member.
- Requesting password resets.
- Navigating across our website.
Sharing Your Information
We will never sell your information. However, to ensure your account stays safe other entities may receive IP & Browser Data, such as reCaptcha. Any emails, passwords, or names you provide to us when creating an account will never be shared or sold with anyone. Additionally, we use Cloudflare for collecting anonymous traffic data to speed up the site and improve security. Should we sold or bought, our user data will never be transferred on the condition that the buyer follows this policy. Additionally, they'd be required to never sell your account data.
- They may obtain your IP Address and Browser Type when visiting our webpage.
- Because we use their services, this info is automatically collected to make our website function.
- We only share what is needed strictly to provide account functionality.
Cookies, Local Storage, & Tracking
Storing Your Information
If you decide to create an account with us, we need to save that info to our server so you can log back in. We will store account info for as long as your account is activated. We also will keep logs of account activity for up to a year to help secure your info and help you if you get locked out of your account. If you choose to deactivate/delete your account, logs may persist for up to a year. All data is stored and processed in London, UK.
Delete Your Data
Under data protection law, you have a right to request deletion of any of your data at any time. Should you wish to delete your account, you can do so here. Upon your request, we will instantly deactivate your account and after a maximum of 90 days will remove your account from our records. Some information may be retained to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our TOS, and/or comply with legal requirements. Other information such as Cookies can simply be erased by doing so in your Web Browser. Should you decide to completely block cookies, you may lose access to certain portions of our website. You may also submit a request for partial data deletion (such as a request to remove your birthday from our records) here.
A privacy breach occurs when there is unauthorized access to or collection, use, disclosure, or disposal of personal information. If we become aware of a security breach that has resulted or may result in unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of personal information, Empanadas.io will promptly notify you and investigate no later than 72 hours after having become aware of it unless the personal data breach is unlikely to result in authorized misuse. By having an account, you wave Empanadas.io of any libality should a Data Breach occur. You also agree to not persue legal action should a data breech occur.
Do Not Track (DNT) Requests
Older browsers may send a special request asking not to be tracked. These requests don't change how our website responds since we'll never "track" you in the first place.
We do not knowingly process or save any information of users below the age of 13 in compliance with United States law. Citizens of the European Union under the age of 16 must get approval from a parent or legal gaurdian to create an account.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request a copy of what information we have stored about them. Because we never track or sell your information, all account info can easily be found through your account. If you are a California resident and have a request regarding your information: Use Our Feedback Form.
Updates To This Policy
Questions About This Policy?
If you have any questions about this policy or our TOS, please feel free to ask us here or ask us on discord.