Privacy Notice: 2. What Data Does Tripwire Interactive Collect?

2.2          Data Collected through Tripwire Interactive's Website

You can browse Tripwire Interactive's website without disclosing any personal data.

Tripwire Interactive does not share any personal information with any third party that you may choose to provide to us in connection with our forums, wiki, blogs, press lists, and other requested services described below in sections 2.1.1 – 2.1.8.

2.2.1  Google Analytics

Tripwire Interactive uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). We use Google Analytics on the website and on the store pages hosted by Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files stored on your computer, and an analysis of your use of the web page enabled. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, Google uses an IP anonymization tool on our website, with which your IP address is shortened by Google and anonymously transmitted on a global basis. This means that whether your IP address is collected from the United States, one of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area ("EEA") or Switzerland (collectively, the "EEA"), or anywhere else in the world, it will be transmitted using Google’s IP anonymization tool and will not disclose any personal data. Google uses the non-personal data information collected to evaluate your use of the website for Tripwire Interactive, to create reports for us about the website activity and to provide other services related to the website and internet usage to Tripwire Interactive. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

2.2.2  Forums & Wiki

If you want to participate in Tripwire Interactive's forums or Wiki, you will have to complete a registration process. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to participate in our forums or Wiki. As part of the registration process, Tripwire Interactive requests information about your date of birth to prevent children under the age of 13 from participating on our forums or Wiki (to learn more about our data collection activities with respect to children under the age of 13 click here). To register to participate in Tripwire Interactive's forums or Wiki, we will need to collect your username, email address and IP address. We collect, record and store this personal data so we can send a confirmation to the email address you provide and use that response in combination with the username and IP address to confirm that you are a real person and not a bot or some other type of spam actor, and to ensure that you do not pose a security risk. The email that we send to you when you sign up to participate on our forum(s) will ask you whether you would like to opt-in to receive notifications about private messages that occur on the forum or receive notifications about new entries for threads you may be following. We also collect, record and store your email address so that we can use it to communicate with you about any allegations of misuse and/or ban you from participation in accordance with our Forum Rules. If you no longer wish to participate in our forums or Wiki and would like Tripwire Interactive to delete the username, email address and IP address collected when you registered, please send us an email to: privacy@tripwireinteractive.com with Delete Me in the subject line and we will delete the username, email address and IP address we collected when you registered for the forum and/or Wiki and that personal data will be deleted within thirty (30) days. If you are an EEA resident who wishes to make a request to delete data pursuant to Tripwire Interactive’s Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten) procedure please go to the Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten) portion of this privacy notice by clicking here.

2.2.3  Requested Direct Marketing Materials

If you want to receive direct marketing materials from Tripwire Interactive, the website may offer you the opportunity to sign up to request receipt of direct marketing materials for a particular game via the email address you submit. We collect, record and store your email address if you have requested that we contact you about new products, beta-launches, services and offerings so that we can use it to send you these communications via email. If you no longer wish to receive the marketing materials you initially requested, please follow the instructions contained in our marketing materials that allow users to unsubscribe from receiving these types of communications from us. If you unsubscribe from our direct marketing communications, we will immediately delete your email information.

2.2.4  Requested Support

You have the option of creating an account on Tripwire Interactive's support system to track any support issues you may have. We collect, record and store your email address if you have elected to create an account on our support system so that we can use it to contact you regarding any support issues you may have. If you decide you no longer want to participate in Tripwire Interactive's support system, you can request that we cancel your account by emailing us at privacy@tripwireinteractive.com.  We will delete the email address we have collected and stored in connection with your support system account within thirty (30) days of receiving your request.

2.2.5  Career Opportunities & Independent Contractors

You may apply to a job posting on the "jobs" portion of our website and submitting the online application via email to jobs@tripwireinteractive.com. We keep your job application materials for the period of time while we are recruiting for the particular position to which you are applying. Once the position has been filled, the successful applicant’s job application will go on file in our Human Resources department and all other candidates job application materials will be deleted.

Tripwire Interactive also occasionally retains the services of independent contractors in the EEA. If you are retained as an independent contractor and you are a resident of the EEA, your contract with Tripwire Interactive will indicate the categories of personal data we must collect, record, and store to effectuate our contract with you by processing this personal data and comply with regulatory laws in the United States and the EEA. Generally speaking, the personal data we collect pursuant to our agreements with independent contractors includes your name, address, any relevant company name, relevant tax ID and payment details required to make payment and comply with applicable financial and tax regulations.

2.2.6  Server Hosts

You can volunteer to be a server host for Tripwire Interactive games without any charge. In order to get notifications about changes and updates to server-side versions of our games, you may sign up at:

http://list.tripwireinteractive.com/mailman/listinfo/serveradmins_list.tripwireinteractive.com.

If you sign up, we will collect, record and store your email address so that we can use it to communicate with you about your volunteer service as a Server Host. If you decide you no longer want such notifications, you can unsubscribe at the same URL and you will be removed immediately and your email address will be deleted immediately. 

2.2.7  Contestants & Contest Winners

Tripwire Interactive occasionally holds contests announced from time to time via one of our websites, with entries usually being submitted via the Steam Workshop for the relevant Tripwire game. If you register to enter a Tripwire Interactive contest, we may collect, record and store your email address and name. If you do not win the contest we will immediately delete the email address and name you submitted for the purpose of entering the contest. If you win the contest, we will contact you at the email address you provided when registering for the contest. In the event we cannot contact you at the email address you submitted, we may attempt to reach you via messaging on Steam. If you win the contest, we will request information necessary to send you the contest prize such as your name, address, relevant tax ID and payment details required to make payment and comply with applicable financial and tax regulations.

2.2.8  Press Lists

If you are a member of the press and would like to receive press releases and, potentially, invitations to online events, you can sign up to be on our Press List by emailing your credentials to pr@tripwireinteractive.com. We collect, record and store the email address and name of anyone who elects to sign up for our Press List so that we can verify the publication that you represent and use the email address to contact you to provide press releases and/or invitations to online events. Our Press List is processed, on our behalf, by One PR Studio.  If you no longer wish to receive Tripwire Interactive's press materials or another member at your publication would like to receive these materials instead, you may email pr@tripwireinteractive.com and you will be deleted from the Press List within 7 business days.

2.2.9  Tripwire Gear Store

You may purchase Tripwire Interactive related merchandise on our online store. Our store is run by our third-party partner Manhead Merch and any data processing activity in connection with purchases made on our online store is described in the store Privacy Notice located here.

2.2.9  Cookies

Tripwire Interactive's websites, like most others, stores cookies on your computer. No personal data is saved in those cookies. For more information on our Cookie policy, please read here.