Menu

Disclosure & Privacy Policy

 

The short version?

I promise that I will never sell your info, or do anything dodgy with it.

I want to make sure that you have a great experience on this site, now and in the future. I want you to enjoy your experience here, come back and maybe even send your friends over.  I love interacting and sharing with you. I’m not planning on doing anything spammy or slimy with your data, promise.

If you want more details on how I collect and use data on this site, read on:

Disclaimers, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and GDPR Compliance.

Disclaimer

By reading and using TabletopBellhop.com, you are agreeing to the terms listed below:

I, Maurice Tousignant of TabletopBellhop.com, am the owner of all intellectual property published on this site, including written work, photography, and video. My work is protected by copyright law and may not be copied, published, reproduced, manipulated, or modified for any purpose, including commercial, without explicit written consent.

The material provided on TabletopBellhop.com is for the purposes of inspiration and entertainment. It is not a substitute for qualified medical, legal, or professional advice. I accept no responsibility or liability for any damages or losses resulting from relying on the content on TabletopBellhop.com. All activities carried out based on information contained on this site are done so at your own risk.

When I am paid to use a product, to test a product, or to participate in an experience, it will be disclosed to my readers. When I accept payment for a sponsored post or a sponsored link for the purposes of promotion or advertising, it will be disclosed to my readers.  All disclosures will be explicit on the pages or posts where the product or service has been mentioned.

I sometimes use affiliate links. These affiliate links earn me a small commission on purchases that anyone makes after clicking on an affiliate link. Using an affiliate link does not cost the buyer anything. (I get a small commission, you pay the same price you would’ve paid if you hadn’t used my link: win/win.) I am currently in an affiliate relationship with Amazon (US, Canada, and UK), Walmart (US and Canada), Target, Alibris, AppSumo, ArtsCow, Best Buy (US and Canada), Better World Books, Biblio, Blick Art Supplies, Books A Million, Book Depository, Book Outlet (US and Canada), Brick Loot, Bundle of Holding, Cafe Press, ChessHouse, Crate Joy, Drive Thru RPG, Easy Roller Dice, Ebay, Etsy, Fun.com, FYE, Game Nerdz, Gamestop, Hobbycraft, Hot Topic, Humble Bundle, Indigo Books, Innova Toys and Gifts, iWOOT, LEGO (US and Canada), Loot Crate, Merchoid, Noble Knight, Things From Another World, US Toy, Well.ca, WWE Shop, Zazzle, Zulilly, Right Stuff Anime, and OneBookShelf.

Not that I’m planning on doing this anytime soon, but I reserve the right to change the focus of TabletopBellhop.com, to shut it down, to sell it, or to change the terms of use, at my own discretion.

Privacy Policy

I respect your privacy.

I am committed to protecting your privacy and your personal data.

I am committed to making sure your data is held securely and for no longer than is necessary.

I am committed to collecting the minimal amount of data that is necessary for the efficient operation of TabletopBellhop.com.

Data includes, but is not limited to, information provided in comment forms, contact forms, and contest forms, IP address information as collected by my analytics providers and information provided in sign-up forms such as newsletter subscription.

I use Google Analytics to help understand what people look at on my website. IP addresses, in and of themselves, do not allow me in any way to identify you as an individual, but I still treat this information as personal data which I respect and safeguard.

I take every reasonable precaution to protect the security of TabletopBellhop.com and, by extension, your personal data. This includes using regular Malware Scanning, strong passwords and log-in systems, and an SSL certificate.

All contracts with service providers (such as, for example, my hosting site) include a Data Protection Agreement.

I do not and will not sell my readers’ personal information or contact information to any other company.

I absolutely will not place my readers’ information on spam lists.

You have the right to request that your personal data be deleted and to end subscriptions (such as with newsletters). I will notify my readers of any security breaches of their personal data within 72 hours of such a breach.

I aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). That includes using GDPR compliant partners for analytics, newsletter services, and affiliate sales.

Cookies Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with most websites, TabletopBellhop.com uses cookies. Cookies are tiny files that are placed in the memory of your browser or device. These cookies allow a website or recognize a particular browser or device. Below I describe in detail what information is gathered via cookies, how I use it and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I also share how you can prevent cookies from being stored (be warned, however, that this may ‘break’ certain elements of site functionality).

Disabling Cookies

Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to a website. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (it varies based on the browser you are using, see your browser’s Help section for info on how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of a site, and will affect the functionality of TabletopBellhop.com and many other websites that you visit.

The Cookies I Set

Email newsletters related cookies: TabletopBellhop.com offers a newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

Form related cookies: When you submit data through a form, such as those found on contact pages, comment forms, or giveaway entry forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Site preference cookies: To provide you with a great experience on TabletopBellhop.com, I may provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, I may set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page which would be affected by them.

Third Party Cookies

In some cases, I also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

Analytics cookies:

TabletopBellhop.com uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and which pages that you visit, so I can continue to produce the content that you, and my other readers, enjoy.

For more information on how Google Analytics cookies work, see the official Google privacy policy page.

I also use StatCounter to track and measure usage of TabletopBellhop.com. Again, these cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or which pages you visit which helps me to understand how I can improve the site for you.

Affiliate cookies:

I am currently in an affiliate relationship with Amazon, Massdrop and OneBookSelf. These are third-party affiliate marketing networks which use cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to their site.

Social Media cookies:

I use social media buttons and plugins on this site that allow you to connect with social networks in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites, which may include, but not be limited to, FacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterInstagram, or Pinterest, may set cookies through TabletopBellhop.com which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes. If you want more details on how this works, please refer to the respective privacy policies of these companies (linked above).

Comments Policy

My blog posts are set up to allow comments. I welcome discussion, debate, and varying opinions. I am not responsible for what others post in the comment section. I do moderate the comments. I reserve the right to delete any comment at any time, without notice or warning. I will delete anything that looks spammy. I also won’t tolerate anything that is racist, derogatory or just plain mean.

When you leave a comment you need to check off the box that says, “I understand that my comment, name & email is stored as data by TabletopBellhop.com”. This gives permission for your comment, name and email address to be stored.  Your email address is not published with the comment (as the admin I can see the email addresses, users of the site can not). I may occasionally use an email to contact someone directly to answer a question. I do not do anything else with that info, it is just there in the comment section. I do not sell the emails. I do not collect them into a list and email people en masse.

Your comment and your personal details (name and email) will remain in the database unless I manually remove it or unless the blog post is removed from the site.

The comment system also uses a cookie. This tracks that you have left a comment previously, so you don’t need to enter your name and email address every time.

Identity theft is a thing — I strongly recommend against leaving personally identifying information, such as your address, birthday, etc., in a comment, on this, or any, site.

At any time you can request that I delete your comment and remove your associated info.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.


If you have questions about this privacy policy, or about anything concerning my site, please contact me via email at hi@tabletopbellhop.com.

Last updated on May 25th 2022.

Got a gaming question?

Ask the Bellhop!

We’re here to answer your gaming and game night questions.

Hit the bell and send us a Q.

Ding the bell, Send us your questions!

Join Our Community

Become a patron of the show and get behind the scenes updates, bonus audio and more.

Looking for more gaming advice and reviews?

Sign up for our newsletter and don't miss a thing!

Looking For More
Gaming Advice & Reviews?
Sign up for our Newsletter!

Looking For More Gaming Advice & Reviews?
Sign up for our Newsletter!

Looking For More Gaming Advice & Reviews?
Sign up for our Newsletter and don't miss a thing!