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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), Drop, 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, Gamestop, HBO Shop, Hobbycraft, Hot Topic, Humble Bundle, Indigo Books, Innova Toys and Gifts, iWOOT, LEGO (US and Canada), Loot Crate, Merchoid, Things From Another World, Target, US Toy, Well.ca, WB Shop, WWE Shop, Zazzle, 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

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

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 June 5th 2020.

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