TERMS OF USE and PRIVACY POLICY

TERMS OF USE

Welcome to For the Love of Boardgames!

Thanks for stopping by. By using this website, you agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy as follows.

I, Beate Borstelmann-Min, am maintaining this website as a private individual who wants to share her love for board and card games and help others find fun and interesting games. I am doing my part to keep this site friendly, informative and safe, and I expect my visitors to use it with respect and as intended.

The reviews and recommendations on this site reflect my personal opinion or that of fellow players and friends, as indicated. All content is provided to the best of my knowledge and ability. You agree that you will not hold me or potential fellow contributors liable for any content on this site.

You agree to use this website as intended – to learn about and engage over board and card games – and that you will not engage in any fraud, abuse, or spam, for instance but not limited to the fraudulent use of the contact and email opt-in forms.

You understand that all content on this website, including text and photos (and with the exception of affiliate shopping links), are my own and automatically copyrighted.

If you choose to engage with a third party through this website (specifically, affiliate shopping links from Amazon, which are clearly recognizable as such), you understand that you are engaging with that party, are subject to their terms and privacy policy, and that I have no control over or liability for what happens when you click through to such third parties.

I am doing my best to protect your privacy and keep this site safe (also see privacy policy below). You will not hold me liable for any damage that might arise from the use of this website.

I want you to enjoy this site and really do not foresee any issues. However, should you have any issue or dispute, you agree to raise it and try to resolve it with me informally. If you have any feedback or concerns, please contact me.

Any (highly unlikely) claims or disputes that might arise out of or relate to these Terms and the use of this website will be governed by the laws of California, USA. 

PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are

The website address is: https://fortheloveofboardgames.com

I am Beate Borstelmann-Min, and I maintain this website as a private individual.

Your privacy is important to me, and I try to protect it and avoid collecting your private data as much as possible.

Here are some specifics around how this site treats your data and the services I use:

Website Analytics

To get insights into traffic to this website, I use WP Statistics, which keeps data private and complies with the strict European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation.

Contact and Email Opt-In

When you fill in the contact form or email signup form, the information you submit – your name (first name is sufficient), email address, and message when applicable – will be stored so that I can respond to your inquiry and send you email updates. For emails, your name and email address are added to the For the Love of Boardgames email list on Mailchimp.

Spam and Fraud Protection

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA v3, which tracks user behavior on this site to decide if a user who wants to contact me or sign up for emails is, in fact, a human or a robot with bad intentions. reCAPTCHA is provided by Google, which may place cookies on your browser and collect other data to provide this service, as specified in the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. While I would have preferred for Google not to track user behavior on this site, reCAPTCHA v3 seems to be the easiest and most effective way to protect this site and, by extension, its users, from spam, fraud and abuse.

Who we share your data with

Data are only shared when absolutely necessary to provide a service, specifically storing your name and email address with email service provider Mailchimp. WordPress and Elegant Themes, on which this site is built, do not store any personal user data. For Google’s access to user data for the use of reCAPTCHA fraud protection, see above. I will absolutely never sell your email address to anyone ever.

How long we retain your data

The data you submit in order to receive email updates will be retained until you unsubscribe or this website closes down. Data submitted through the contact form will be retained for no more than 24 months.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to have your contact data and any communications you submitted previously deleted at any time by contacting me. When you unsubscribe from email updates, your email address and name will also be deleted. If you are not sure you ever subscribed to or contacted this site, you can contact me and I will let you know if I have any such data from or about you.

Where we send your data

When you sign up for email updates, your name and email are added to the For the Love of Board Games email list at Mailchimp. Read about Mailchimp’s Data Security and Privacy here. For Google’s use of data as it relates to reCAPTCHA fraud and abuse protection of this site, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Affiliate Marketing

To help finance this website, you may find affiliated marketing links through the Amazon Associates program, which are clearly recognizable as Amazon shopping offers. If you choose to click on one of these Amazon offers, Amazon will place a cookie on your browser to see if you make a qualifying purchase within the next 24 hours, and you are subject to Amazon’s privacy policy.

Contact

If you have any concerns about your privacy as it relates to this website, fill free to contact me.