PRIVACY POLICY TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hardcore Games™ has been in operation in one form or another for a very long time. We started off as a news letter, later we operated a BBS system before moving to a web site in the mid 1990s where we have remained ever since.

This site requires cookies and JavaScript to operate properly. WordPress is a content management system and its overall structure is very complex. WordPress is by far the most popular web site system..

Java is different and we do not use that programming environment. It has been recognized as a security risk. Java is used by some online games. The security problems arise from the browser extensions.

PRIVACY

Our web server also keeps a log of every request whether it’s a valid request or not. We periodically examine the logs to identify miscreants who desire to break into the server(s). Sadly miscreants use mechanized systems to attempt to hack into servers where they can then spread malware. We have taken many steps to protect the server so that legitimate users can enjoy the service(s) safely.

We have installed an alert that this site uses cookies. This seems to be the most common sense solution to increase awareness. The alert will appear monthly to remind users we use cookies as part of the site experience. We did not want to be too intrusive so a monthly reminder seemed to be the best compromise.

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users We use some advertising plugins which we used in connection with ads that appear on the site..

COOKIES

The site sets cookies in order to help with the management of third party advertising and to enable certain user features. You may of course choose to block these cookies if you wish, and the majority of the site will continue to function normally. Amazon conveniently places a link to their privacy policy with every display ad. At last count this site has about 75-80 cookies in use but the number varies considerably.

ADVERTISEMENTS

Hardcore Games™ is an ad supported website. We used third party advertisements to earn income to support the site’s operational costs.  Hosting costs are the biggest expense for the site.

Hardcore Games™ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Parties other than Hardcore Games™ operate stores, provide services, or sell product lines on this site. Obviously we have no control over such third party content and as such cannot be held responsible. We refer interested parties to the respective privacy policies of any third party advertisers.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

Effective on May 25, 2018, the EU is requiring EU data protection. We do not use cookies ourselves outside for login purposes, however third party advertisers are obliged to take steps.

Our server is in a data center and passwords are very complex in the extreme to prevent hacking. Spyware is a remote possibility which is why we have a privacy policy.

APPLICABLE LAW

By using Hardcore Games™ you agree to the laws of British Columbia and Canada. You agree to any action to be heard in the province of British Columbia at Victoria