Privacy Policy (Effective From April 14, 2015)


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Privacy Policy
The following Privacy Policy will outline the way that Xbox Resource gathers, stores, protects and uses any information that you divulge when registering an account.

Here at Xbox Resource we value your Privacy and are committed to making sure that it is maintained and protected throughout your experience with us. We can assure that the following standards are kept at all times:
• Any passwords that you store with us, both internal and external, shall be fully encrypted before being stored. Even members of staff who have access to the back end of the website will be able to view any of your passwords in plain text.

• We will not ask for any information that is out of the scope and purpose of this website, any information provided and/or stored about you that does fall outside of this scope will be entirely at your own discretion.
This Privacy Policy document is subject to change at the discretion of the owner/administrator of the site. We will ensure that any changes to this document will be forewarned, giving you enough time to read over the new policy proposals and determine whether you would like to continue your membership here given these changes. Continuing to use this site after changes have been made to the policy will signify that you agree to the new policy.



External Links
Xbox Resource may contain links throughout the site that will redirect you to other websites which we think may contain information that we think is useful or of interest to our visitors. We will try our upmost to ensure that when doing so, you are made fully aware that you are being redirected away from the site.

Xbox Resource cannot be held liable or responsible for your protection or the protection of your information when visiting external websites. The responsibility will lie therein with the owners of that external website as governed by their own Privacy Policy.



E-mails and Promotions
Xbox Resource will only send you e-mails where you have asked for them to be sent. Exceptions to this are detailed below:
• In order to process your registration to the site, we will need to send an e-mail to a valid e-mail address containing a verification link.

• Changes are made to your account which we deem to be noteworthy or important (For example: E-mail Address or Password Changes).

• We believe that your data, information or account might have been compromised.

• As a warning if we believe that you have violated anything contained within our Terms of Use.

• As a notification that your account has been banned or terminated upon repeat violations of our Terms of Use.

Xbox Resource may occasionally send out promotional e-mails that we believe to be in the interest of our members. By default, subscription to these e-mails are switched on - however you can opt out of these e-mail at any time using the E-mail settings section of the Edit Profile page.



Cookies
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing some of your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

More information on Cookies? (External Site)



Advertisements
Xbox Resource uses third party advertising companies to display advertisements to our visitors. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you however they will not be given any of your personal account details.



Xbox LIVE Data and Information
Xbox Resource is able to gather account data and information from Xbox LIVE, with or without consent of the Account holder, for any Account who has their Xbox LIVE privacy settings set to Public.

What Xbox LIVE information can Xbox Resource access?
The type of data/information that we will be able to access is currently limited to the following:
Gamertag, Gamerscore, Xbox Live Avatar, Gamerpics, Online Status (Presence), Motto, Bio, Location/Region, Reputation, Membership Status (Gold or Silver), Membership Tenure, Any Xbox LIVE enabled platform that the account has been accessed on (Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows Phone, Windows OS and Games for Windows LIVE), Games Played on any Xbox LIVE Platform, Achievements earned in any Xbox LIVE enabled Game or App, Friends, Followers and Recent Players, Xbox One Dashboard Colour, Saved Games Clips and Screenshots that are made public, whether the account is part of any Xbox LIVE launch teams or special events, and in some cases, whether or not the account has broken an agreement featured in the Xbox LIVE TOS (such as Gamerscore fraud or prohibited text in profile fields).

If you do not wish to allow Xbox Resource access to any of the above information it is advised that you set your profile privacy to private.
Details on how to do this are contained within this link (External Site).

What Xbox LIVE information can Xbox Resource not access?
We will not be able to access, nor will we ever try to without your prior consent:
E-mail addresses linked to the Account, Account Passwords or Secret Information, Credit/Debit Card information nor any other method of Payment details linked to the Account (both Past or Present).



Twitch.TV Data and Information
Xbox Resource is able to gather certain account data and information from Twitch.TV, with or without consent of the Account holder, for any Account who has their Twitch.TV privacy settings set to Public.

What Twitch information can Xbox Resource access?
The type of data/information that we will be able to access is currently limited to the following:
Twitch Handle, Broadcast Status (online or offline), Broadcast Titles, Games Broadcast (Past or Present).

If you do not wish to allow Xbox Resource access to any of the above information it is advised that you set your profile privacy to private.
Details on how to do this are contained within this link (External Site).

What Twitch information can Xbox Resource not access?
We will not be able to access, nor will we ever try to without your prior consent:
E-mail addresses linked to the Account, Account Passwords or Secret Information, Credit/Debit Card information nor any other method of Payment details linked to the Account (both Past or Present).

Regarding your Privacy when using Twitch / Moderation of Twitch Streams and Chat
Xbox Resource is able to show you, providing the stream is public, the Twitch Stream of participating members along with the chat panel associated with that stream. Whilst these two items appear within Xbox Resource pages, we are not responsible for any content streamed via Twitch or entered into the chat boxes. This applies also to external links broadcasted via Twitch or posted in the chat box - please refer to the External Links section of this Policy for more information on this topic.