Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Polyhydra Dice. God doesn’t play dice with the universe. We do.

We’re all about making cool tabletop gaming merch and creating fun content to read. We’re not in the business of brokering information, we swear, and at most we’d like your email address if you decide to opt-in to a newsletter to keep you informed of our new releases. What follows is mostly the standard privacy policy that came with the site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you want to learn more about the origins of the word spam, check out this link to a youtube video put together by Business Insider.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

I have no idea who those Gravatar people are or what they’re about or what they might be doing with your information, so maybe you probably should read their policy. I’ve heard rumors that if your hash is unusually small, they pass it around their office and make fun of it, so keep that in mind.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

I don’t know why you would want to upload images to this site, or even how you would do it, because that’s not what this site does, but I don’t know your life. Maybe you’re me from the future. I have the ability to add images on to the site. If you are me from the future, I’m ruining your life right now! I spent all your retirement money on board games, and shelves to hold the board games, and bags to carry the board games in when I go to board game conventions! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Contact forms

We’d love to put your email address on file. If you opt in to our newsletter, we’ll send you information about company news, site news, and any new product launches. Every news letter we send out will have information to unsubscribe.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our 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 our login page, we 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, we 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

This is an article about a cookie monster.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

The website plan we purchased included Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects data about who visits our site and where they’re coming from, and compiles it in a way that is useful for some people. We’re not using Google Analytics right now, but in theory we could, because it was included in our web plan, and they don’t let you buy those things piecemeal.

Who we share your data with

As we said, we aren’t in the business of brokering data. All the data we collect is either used by our website to work its sweet magic, or used by us internally to run the site or send newsletters. Apparently some information goes to Gravatar if you sign up with them. Like I said, we have no idea what’s going on with them, except for that business with the hashes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (which you cannot do right now), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us (if you’ve signed up for our newsletter, we saved your email. That is literally all the data we saved about you other than the data you posted in your comments). You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you (just unsubscribe from the newsletter). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you look in the Comments section of the What Data We Collect About You and Why We Collect It section, you’ll see a link to an informative video about the origins of the word spam.