Privacy and Security Policy

40Emperor Privacy Policy

 

If you use our site you agree and consent to the terms and agreements in our privacy policy. If you do not consent, do not engage with our site’s content or products.
 

Because 40Emperor.com gathers certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. 

We respect you as a person and as a customer and want to learn what makes you tick as a wargamer!
That's why we track  a lot of user-behaviour. 

We don't do that because we are specifically interested in your session, but because we want to get to know our audience as a whole.
This helps us decide how to optimize the user experience and what products to develop next.

 


This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

 

Commitment To Your Privacy 

This site is owned and operated by 40Emperor, a project, ran by GrindBerg V.O.F.. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.

 

INFORMATION THIS SITE GATHERS AND TRACKS

 

40Emperor.com gathers two types of information about users:

  Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:

Information 40Emperor.com gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our merchants and affiliates better understand the demographics of our audience. Because 40Emperor.com derives its revenue mainly from e-commerce sales and referral sales, advertisement and/or donations, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our site competitive in our niche and enabling us to invest in future product development and user experience optimization. Under no circumstances does 40Emperor.com divulge any personal information about an individual user to a third party.
 

40Emperor.com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information
 

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

 

1.0 Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)

 We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. 40Emperor.com gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe or purchase an item from our store. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
 

You manage your newsletter preferences on how and what we collect from you here.

 

2.0 Message boards/forums

 Users of the site’s Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn’t register to visit the site. During registration, the user is required to supply a username, password, and an email address.
 

3.0 Share buttons and “E-mail this to a friend” Service

 Our site’s users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else or push content to their social media accounts by clicking “e-mail this to a friend” or hitting one of our social share buttons. With some of these features the user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
 

4.0 Polling

 We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. 40Emperor.com may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
 

5.0 Surveys

 40Emperor.com may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, merchants, affiliates, advertisers, and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
 

6.0 Children

 Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
 

7.0 Usage tracking

 40Emperor.com and GrindBerg V.O.F.  tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. 40Emperor.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
 

40Emperor.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas or engagement with content. We track what (anonymized) individual users read and how they scroll through our pages in order to assess how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. Any individual tracking done by conversion rate optimization software is anonymized and can not be connected to any specific user.

 

8.0 Cookies

 Just like every other site on the planet, we may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. 40Emperor.com uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.


We also use affiliate marketing software to earn referral income over products we recommend from third party merchants. This software may drop cookies of its own upon leaving our site through a so called affiliate link. If you decide to purchase something from that Merchant within the lifespan of that cookie (tracking gap) we will be awarded a commission at no expense to you.
 

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

 

USE OF INFORMATION 

40Emperor.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

  As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. 40Emperor.com never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners. We do however allow merchants we trust to buy ad space on our mailings so they can bring their services and goods to your attention.
 
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. Our conversion rate optimization software may track what individual (anonymized) users read on our site. We don't do this because we are interested in your specific session but rather how well each page and piece of content performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms any particular user enters.
 

40Emperor.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our merchants to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we only  track the usage patterns of anonymized individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. If you choose to make a purchase on their site, they will be able to see that it was us that referred you to them. But by that time you have voluntarily identified yourself to that merchant. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

40Emperor.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our merchants, sales representatives, and partners  better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our service compettitive in our niche. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

SECURITY

40Emperor.com operates on the Shopify.com platform, a secure data network protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Their security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. (GrindBerg V.O.F, our staff, The Dutch Tax Department, our accountants,  and Shopify Technical Service)
In the event of a data breach or leak Shopify.com is solely responsible for any reparations made to make you whole. GrindBerg V.OF. and the 40Emperor project can not be obliged to cover any costs or damages rooted in failures caused by Shopify or its partners. By using this site you agree and consent to fully indemnify us from any repercussions in relation to  harm stemming from a data breach or leak caused by Shopify or an attack on Shopify or any of its subsidiaries and dependant entities.
 

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by 40Emperor.com and GrindBerg V.O.F. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 

We collect the following information:

 Click-stream data

HTTP protocol elements
HTTPS protocol elements

Search terms
Aggregated User flow
Page Depth
Dwell Time
On-site Page and Content interaction

User’s Name

Computer/Device/Browser information

At the user’s option, we may also collect the following data:

Birth Date

Email Address

Address

This data will be used for the following purposes:

 Completion and support of the current activity.

Website and system administration.

Research and development. This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

 Data collected from all Web users: access logs, and search strings (if entered). 


At the user’s option, we will collect the following data:

HTTP cookies

HTTPS cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

Research and development.

One-time tailoring. This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

COOKIES
Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you.

 Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.
 
Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for (but not limited to) the following purposes:
 

User targeting
User retargeting
Affiliate Marketing
User Flow Personalization
Research and Product Development

 

Using our site and buying our products is indicative of your consent to our policies.

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