HLTB is developed and operated by a single person (with help from my beloved forum mods Pongsifu &.
I have no interest in abusing or selling your personal data.
All information collected is willingly provided by you and used as minimally as possible for HowLongToBeat.com's functionality.
I respect your time and will always strive for transparency.
I consider it an absolute privilege and pleasure to provide this service for you.
HLTB is a passion project but websites do cost money to run and ads are used to keep the servers online and provide a small amount of compensation for my time.
Thank you for visiting.
- Everdred (Randy)
HowLongToBeat may change this policy at any time but any edits will be announced in the Support forum.
Check this page for the latest policy.
This policy is effective from May 2018.
</p> The following information is collected:
<li>Your email address</li>
<li>Your IP address</li>
<li>Any information willingly provided on your profile page (Age, sex, location, gaming handles, etc.)</li>
<li>Any game playthrough information added to your account</li>
</ul> What we do with the information provided:
<p>Information provided is used for HowLongToBeat.com functionality and social connection only.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties at any time.</p>
Password are used for login functionality.
Your password is fully hashed before being stored and cannot be reverse engineered.</p>
<p>Your IP address is only logged to prevent time/review spamming and other site abuse.</p>
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Public visibility can be set by YOU.</p>
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<p>Playthrough times are used to generate HowLongToBeat estimates and game statistics.</p> External links:
<p>Our website may contain links to other websites of interest.
We are not responsible for any data collected once you leave HowLongToBeat.</p> Ads:
<p>We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website.
These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We currently and have always exclusively used Google Adsense.
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A “CAPTCHA” is a turing test to tell human and bots apart.
It is easy for humans to solve, but hard for “bots” and other malicious software to figure out.
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