Privacy policy

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We are TF2Maps.net ("we", "our", "us"). We're committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. If you have questions about your personal information please contact us.

What information we hold about you

The type of data that we collect and process includes:

  • Your name or username.
  • Your email address.
  • Your IP address.
  • External accounts connected by the user.
    • Account ID
    • Connection Token
    • Profile Picture
    • Username
  • Other information collected on our game servers can include:
    • Steam ID
    • Chat logs
    • In-game actions
    • Sourcemod commands
    • SourceTV Demos

For information regarding discord's privacy policy please see their privacy policy.

Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

  • You register as a member on this site.
  • You fill out our contact form.
  • You browse this site. See "Cookie policy" below.
  • You fill out fields on your profile.
  • You connect your external accounts such as steam, twitch, or discord.
  • You sign-in through steam on our feedback site.
  • Data you provide when giving map feedback.
  • You add a map on our botlist.
  • You play on our game servers.

How your personal information is used

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
  • We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
  • Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.
  • Your connect account allows for data to be synced over platforms such as VIP perks on our discord server as well as game servers. This information is not shared publicly.
  • The information connected via signing up with steam allows for steam authentication to be used with our site.
  • Your steam profile and feedback is displayed on the designated map page with the data you provided when leaving map feedback on our game servers.
  • SourceTV demos are publicly accessible through our demos site. These demos are used by mappers to help aid in the level design process by giving them another perspective on map test matches.
  • Chat logs from in-game can be used for moderation purposes. An example of this is a user connecting and breaking our rules then disconnecting before a punishment is applied.
  • Steam information can be used for moderation on our sourcebans site. This information cannot be deleted as it can post a safety risk to our other users if we do so.

Other ways we may use your personal information.

In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate with all members any important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails in your profile.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.

We also store and process user data for our mapping feedback system. This system allows for mappers to receive organized data while it is being tested during a match in team fortress 2. This information may include your steam profile information provided by the steam API as well as the feedback you leave on that map. The system also stores the location of where the feedback was left on that map as well as the specific map version it was left on too. This information is publicly accessible. Users can also authenticate through steam on the feedback site directly and claim a map or leave additional more detailed feedback for a mapper to use.

Our discord bot will also store some data provided by the user. Our discord bot is used for organizing the map testing list. Data such as the discord user ID, discord user handle, the map name, the url provided of the map, and user defined notes. This data is publicly accessible on our bot site external from discord.

Our game servers log user chat logs and actions. This info is only used for moderation events.

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Keeping your data secure

We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect.

Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set on this page.

Rights

You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or obtain a copy of it. To do so please contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.

You also have the right to request the anonymization of your personal data. Please contact us if you would like us to anonymize your personal data. Doing so will anonymize your data unless specifically removed from the public view by you before deletion of your account. Things like forum posts, replies, and downloads will still exist unless you remove them. Mentions of your personal information in other users' posts can be scrubbed as well: collect the exact locations and tell us just before requesting your account's anonymization/deletion; requests for this same thing that are made after your account's anonymization/deletion will be made after thoroughly confirming your identity.

Exceptions

Some data will not be deleted in some circumstances in order for us to protect our users. We will keep minimal personal information to enforce bans, mutes, and other administrative actions, in order to protect our community.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Changes to this policy

We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.