Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.arsoftware.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave a message via our contact form that information is stored on this website to ensure that if the email fails to send a backup copy is available. These messages are periodically purged from the database.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Games/Apps (Google Play)
The games produced by AlternativeRealities do not send any personal data to us. Connections to Google Play are used purely to record your progress within the game and award achievements. As such the game will ask you to log into your Google Play account and will download achievement data, and when necessary update the achievement data as you progress through the game. At no point is any of your Google account information passed to us.
No sensitive or restricted scopes are used with our games (Reflex).
Non-sensitive scopes used are Google Drive Api (save games and configuration data – not used in Reflex), Google Play Game Services (Achievements, Leaderboards).
Who we share your data with
Data posted to this website is not shared with any third parties. The website does not use any form of tracking, e.g. Google Analytics.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Contact form data is retained for an indeterminate amount of time before it is removed.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We will notify any affected parties within the required 72 hours.
What third parties we receive data from
No third party services are used on this website.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
No user data is used for any purpose.