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Privacy Policy
Last updated: 25 May 2018
XLFORUM.NET. Privacy Policy

XLFORUM.NET values the privacy of our customers (collectively or individually, “Users”) who use our application program interface, the mobile applications, XLFORUM.NET website, and other websites, online services, or content (e.g., feeds and applications) owned or operated by XLFORUM.NET (collectively, the “XLFORUM.NET Services”).

This Privacy Notice governs the XLFORUM.NET Services, and details important information about the use and disclosure of User information collected through the XLFORUM.NET Services. XLFORUM.NET provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use the XLFORUM.NET Services. Please read XLFORUM.NET’s Privacy Policy before using XLFORUM.NET’s services because it will tell you how we collect, store, use and disclose your personal information when providing these services to you.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to XLFORUM.NET Terms of Service. Your use of the XLFORUM.NET Services and any personal information you provide on the XLFORUM.NET Services remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and the Terms of Service.
Should you have any questions or complaints relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at
“XLFORUM.NET”, or “we” or “us” refers to XLFORUM.NET.

This Privacy Policy applies whenever you (or Your Authorized Child) access any of our other products, services, content, XLFORUM.NET and/or the other domains provided by XLFORUM.NET, together referred to as “XLFORUM.NET Services.”

This Privacy Policy describes:
what information we collect, how we collect it, and why
how we use that information and with whom we share it
how you can access and update that information
the choices you can make about how we collect, use, and share your information
how we protect the information we store about you
If you do not want XLFORUM.NET to collect, store, use or share your information in the ways described in this Privacy Policy, you may not use XLFORUM.NET’s Services.

>> Information We Collect and How We Collect It

Cookies and Automated Information Collection
We and service providers acting on our behalf, like Google Analytics, store log files and use tracking technologies such as:
cookies, which are small pieces of data transferred to your mobile device or computer for record-keeping purposes;
web beacons, which let us know if a certain page was visited or whether an e-mail was opened;
tracking pixels, which allow us or our advertising partners to advertise more efficiently and effectively; and
local shared objects, also known as flash cookies, which help us to reduce fraud, remember your login preferences and speed up load times.
We and our service providers use these log files, tags, and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain kinds of technical information, including:
IP addresses;
the type of computer or mobile device you are using;
your operating system version;
your mobile device’s identifiers, like your MAC Address, Identifier For Advertising (IDFA), and/or International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI);
your browser types;
your browser language;
referring and exit pages, and URLs;
platform type;
the number of clicks on a page or feature;
domain names;
landing pages;
pages viewed and the order of those pages;
the amount of time spent on particular pages; and
Please note that companies delivering advertisements on our Services may also use cookies or other technologies as described below in Third Party Advertising Including Tailored Advertising and Analytics, and those practices are subject to those companies’ own policies.
For more information on how to limit the types of cookies you allow, please see Opting out of Cookie Tracking below.
Other Information from Your Mobile Device
If you view XLFORUM.NET on your mobile device, in addition to your device identifiers, we may also collect:
your country; and
your usage information. Our servers automatically record certain information about your usage. These server logs may include information such as a mobile device identification number and device identifier, platform type, features used in the mobile applications, the amount of time spent on particular screens, and the dates and times of your access
If you want to adjust your privacy preferences on your mobile device, please see How to Access, Update and Manage Your Information below.

Information About You That You Share With Us Directly

When you use our Services (whether through a social network or through XLFORUM.NET directly), you may give us information directly (like when you’re setting up your account) and we will store that on our systems and use it for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
Some games or parts of our Services may use a more traditional registration or account set-up process where you may be asked to give us some or all of the following information:
your birthday;
your e-mail address;
a password; and
other information that helps us make sure it’s you accessing your account or helps us improve our services.
We may also let you create a user profile that other XLFORUM.NET user can see. Your player profile may include information like:
a profile photo;
biographic details (like your age or age range);
approximate location information that you provide;
links to your profiles on various social network;
a XLFORUM.NET user ID number that is created by XLFORUM.NET and used to identify your profile.
Certain information in your XLFORUM.NET profile may be publicly accessible on XLFORUM.NET, including:

The XLFORUM.NET Username and ID;
Your profile picture.
Information You Generate Using Our Communications Features
Except for area that have an age gate for children under 13 (which will either require parent authorization, or refuse game play), you may be able to take part in certain activities on our Service that let you communicate or share information not just with XLFORUM.NET, but also with other XLFORUM.NET users. These include:
participating in forums and message boards;
posting public comments to other users;
sending private messages or invitations to other user, either directly on our websites or to their e-mail accounts;
posting photos or drawings.
You acknowledge and expressly agree that we may access in real-time, record and/or store archives of these communications, comments, photos and drawings on XLFORUM.NET’s servers to make use of them to protect the safety and well-being of our user and XLFORUM.NET’s rights and property in connection with our Services; to conduct research; to operate, improve, personalize and optimize our Services and our users’ experiences, including through the use of analytics; and to manage and deliver contextual advertising.

Customer Support Correspondence
Except as provided herein, when you ask for help from our Customer Support team, we will collect and store the contact information you give them (generally, your name and e-mail address), information about your activity on our Services, and your XLFORUM.NET user ID or profile name. We will also store the communications you have with the Customer Service team and any information in those communications in order to provide support and improve the Services.

>> How We Use the Information We Collect
The main use of the information we collect and store is to provide a better forum experience, but there are other uses as well. The uses for which we collect and store your information include:
to operate, improve and optimize our Services and our users’ experiences;
to create your user account and allow you to participate in our website and forum;
to remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the XLFORUM.NET Services;
to identify and suggest connections with other XLFORUM.NET players and personalize our Services to you;
to identify your location. That location is stored on the XLFORUM.NET servers strictly for informational purposes. At no time is your location being stored or transmitted for any other reason other than those essential for the XLFORUM.NET Services.
to enable users to communicate with each other;
to provide technical support and respond to users inquiries;
to protect the safety and well-being of our user;
to protect XLFORUM.NET’s rights and property in connection with our Services;
to prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our Terms of Service;
to manage and deliver contextual and behavioral advertising;
to notify user of forum updates, new products or promotional offers;
to administer rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by us or our business partners;
to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes we may have with you or other players, and to enforce our agreements with third parties; and
to conduct research.

One important use of your information is communication. If you have provided your e-mail address to XLFORUM.NET, we will use it to respond to customer support inquiries, and keep you informed of your forum activity, including comments from friends, send you messages such as privacy or security related notices, or notify you of major XLFORUM.NET services updates, or other customer service purposes. We may also send promotional e-mail messages (“Promotional Communications”) directly or in partnership with other parties, in accordance with your marketing preferences. Each Promotional Communication will offer you choices about receiving additional messages. Receipt of such communications depends on XLFORUM.NET having certain contact information from you.

>> How We Share Your Information

We may disclose or publish aggregated information (information about you and other user collectively that is not intended to specifically identify you) and other non-personal information about our players for industry analysis, demographic profiling, marketing, analytics, advertising, and other business purposes.

In addition, we may share your information (which may include personal information) with third parties (in other words, parties other than XLFORUM.NET) or allow third parties to collect this information from our Services in the following circumstances:

Your Consent
With your consent, we may share your information with third parties or allow them to collect your information from our Services in some ways not specifically described in this Privacy Policy.

Other XLFORUM.NET users
The Service supports and often encourages you to interact with other users. In most XLFORUM.NET forum threads and post, other users will see your username, profile photo and descriptions of your and other information you provide. Similarly other user will be able to see your forum activity, communicate with you within our Services, and view your game profile, which may include your username and your profile photo.
Third-Party Advertising Including Tailored Advertising and Analytics
We have advertising on our Services so we can continue to offer many of our Services for free.

We do not actively share personal information with third-party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes unless you give us your consent.
When advertisers or ad networks place ads in our Services, they may collect or we may share the following types of information from within our Services:
performance data (like the number of clicks on an advertisement);
aggregated and/or de-identified information about you and other user collectively that is not intended to specifically identify you;
certain technical information (for example, IP addresses, non-persistent device identifiers such as IDFAs, and de-identified persistent device identifiers such as a hashed Android ID);
your social network ID;
and other contextual data about your forum usage (for example, pages you visit and session length).

The information collected may be used to:
measure how effective ads are, to offer you targeted advertising in order to personalize your experience by showing you advertisements for products and services that are more likely to appeal to you (a practice known as behavioral advertising), and/or
undertake web analytics (like Google Analytics which is used to analyze traffic and other user activity to improve your experience).
Advertisers or ad networks may collect this information through the use of tracking technologies like browser cookies and web beacons, and they may use a single tracking technology or multiple tracking technologies at the same time.
Please note, after clicking on a third party advertisement, you may no longer be on a site hosted by XLFORUM.NET or the social network through which you are using XLFORUM.NET’s forums.
If you do not want to receive tailored in-application advertisements from third parties, please see How to Access, Update and Manage Your Information. Please note that no tailored advertisements will be delivered for XLFORUM.NET games that have an age gate to identify players under 13, though XLFORUM.NET may allow contextual advertisements to be displayed.

Safety, Security and Compliance with Law
Your information, and the contents of all of your online communications in our Services and between You and XLFORUM.NET may be accessed and monitored as needed to provide our Service and may be disclosed:
when we have a good faith belief that we have to disclose the information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena);
to satisfy any laws or regulations that apply;
where we believe in our sole discretion that the Service is being used in committing a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to share information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection, credit risk reduction, and other security precautions;
when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person or the public generally; and
to protect the rights or property of XLFORUM.NET and other applicable third parties, including to enforce our Terms of Service.
Third-Party Service Providers
We will share your information with third-party companies to perform services on our behalf, like processing payments, analyzing data, optimizing forum usage, e-mail delivery, hosting services, customer service and to help us in our marketing efforts, including managing and delivering contextual and tailored advertisements. We require these third-party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of the information we share with them, and we require them not use your information for anything other than to provide services on our behalf.

Sale or Merger
In the event that XLFORUM.NET undergoes a business transition (including proposed transactions), like a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or part its assets (like selling a game), we may disclose or transfer all of your information, including personal information, to the successor organization in the transition. We will make reasonable efforts to let you and other players know (in the way described in Changes to Our Privacy Policy) of the business transition before transferring your personal information.

>>How to Access, Update and Manage Your Information

Information We Receive From a Third-Party Application or From Your Mobile Device

To manage the information XLFORUM.NET receives about you from a third-party application you will need to follow the instructions for the third-party application for updating your information and changing your privacy settings.
Once XLFORUM.NET receives your information from a third-party application or your mobile device, that information is stored and used by XLFORUM.NET in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You may access and update that information as described below.

Accessing and Updating Your Information Held by XLFORUM.NET
If you want to review, delete, or change the information XLFORUM.NET has about you or have additional questions, e-mail us at We will respond to your request within thirty days. You can also change most information in the XLFORUM.NET User Control panel here:

Stopping Use of Your Information
If you no longer want XLFORUM.NET to make active use of your information, you may send an e-mail to Place “Delete My Account” in the subject line and include your first name, last name, e-mail address and your XLFORUM.NET User name with which you access our Services (if applicable) in the body of the e-mail. We will respond to your request within thirty days. Please note that certain records, for example those relating to payments or customer service matters, will be held for legal and accounting purposes. If you have sent content through or posted content on the Service, we may not be able to delete it, but we will make every effort to remove an association of it from any personally identifiable information.
Opting Out of Promotional Emails from XLFORUM.NET

If you want to stop receiving promotional e-mails from XLFORUM.NET, you can go to the Edit Option link in the USER Control Panel here: and make changes to what email you receive. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. Your unsubscribe or e-mail preference change will be processed promptly, and in no event longer than ten business days.

Opting Out of Third-Party Tailored Advertising
If you are interested in more information about tailored advertising and your choices to prevent third parties from delivering tailored web and mobile web advertising you may visit the following websites:

Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out Page or the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Page for U.S.-based advertising; and
Your Online Choices UK website for EU-based advertising.

These opt-out tools are provided by third parties, not XLFORUM.NET. XLFORUM.NET does not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools.

In addition, if you do not want to receive tailored in-application advertisements from third parties that relate to your interests in apps on your mobile device, you may opt-out by adjusting the ad tracking settings on your device. You can also reset the “Advertising Identifier” (like an IDFA) from your mobile device’s settings page, which will prevent continued use of existing behavioral data tied to the previous “Advertising Identifier.” Further, depending on the platform provider (such as Apple or Google), you may be able to download apps, such as the Digital Advertising Alliance’s “AppChoices” app, that offer to provide you with control regarding the collection and use of cross-app data for tailored advertising. Like the opt-out tools mentioned above for web, these mobile opt-out tools are provided by third parties, not XLFORUM.NET. XLFORUM.NET does not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools.

Please note that you may still receive advertisements from third parties within XLFORUM.NET’s websites even if you opt out of tailored advertising but they will not be based on your activity across unrelated web sites or apps.

Opting Out of Cookie Tracking

You can set your web browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer or limit the type of cookies you allow. Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies and cookie management tools available in a web browser may not remove flash cookies. To learn more about and manage flash cookies you can visit the Adobe website and make changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel.

If you disable cookies, you may lose some of the features and functionality of our Services because XLFORUM.NET cookies are necessary to track and enhance your forum activities.

>>Privacy Policies of Linked Third-Party Services and Advertisers

Our websites may contain advertisements from Third-Party Services, which are companies other than XLFORUM.NET that may link to their own websites, online services or mobile applications. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Third-Party Services. If you have any questions about how these Third-Party Services use your information, you should review their policies and contact them directly.

Here are a few of the more prevalent third-party service providers that may be used in our games:

Media.Net. For more information on Media.Net’s Privacy Policy, please follow this link: For more information on BuySellAdd’s Privacy Policy, please follow this link: For more information on Viglinks’ Privacy Policy, please follow this link: For more information on Tapatalk’s Privacy Policy, please follow this link:

Google Firebase Analytics. For more information on Google Firebase Analytics, please follow this link:

Google Web Analytics. For more information on Google Web Analytics, please follow this link:
Google Ad Settings. For more information on Google Ad Settings, please follow this link:

Amazon Web Services (AWS):

>>Our Policies Concerning Children
Our websites are not for children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. Children under 13 should not use these websites at any time. If we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from a child under 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly remove that information from our records.

>>How Long We Keep Your Information
How long we retain your information depends on why we collected it and how we use it. We will not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements. For instance, we may retain some information for a few years after you have closed your account with us if this is necessary to meet our legal obligations or to exercise, defend or establish legal rights.

>>Security of Your Information
We implement commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical security measures to help protect the security of your information both online and offline. We take steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. These measures vary based upon the sensitivity of your information.

If you have an account registered directly with XLFORUM.NET, your profile information is protected by the password you use to access your XLFORUM.NET account. It is important that you protect and maintain your XLFORUM.NET account’s security and that you immediately tell us of any unauthorized use of your account. If you forget the password to your XLFORUM.NET account, the Service allows you to request that instructions be sent to you that explain how to reset your password. If you access our Services through a social network and your social network account is hacked, this may lead to someone playing your XLFORUM.NET games without your permission. So, be careful to keep your social network account information, including your social network account password, secure as well. We urge you to log out of your XLFORUM.NET account and any social network account you have used to access our Services after you use it.

While we take precautions against possible security breaches of our Services and our customer databases and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information while it is being transmitted to our Service. Any transmission is at your own risk. If you have questions about the security of our websites, please contact us at privacy[a]
If XLFORUM.NET learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. XLFORUM.NET may post a notice on the XLFORUM.NET Services if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

>>International Visitors
The XLFORUM.NET Services are hosted in the United States. If you are using the XLFORUM.NET Services from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States and by providing your personal data you consent to that transfer.

>>Changes to Our Privacy Policy
If we decide to make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will tell you and other user by placing a notice on, or by sending you a notice to the e-mail address we have on file for you prior to the change becoming effective. We may supplement this process by placing notices on game blogs, social network pages, and/or forums and on other XLFORUM.NET websites. You should periodically check and this privacy page for updates.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and/or practices, please send an e-mail to All other inquiries should be directed to XLFORUM.NET’s Support Page.
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