Who we are
The ZanyLand family of websites (ZanyLand.com, AwfulGames.com, GopherGas.com, SkunkSoup.com, DonkeyDance.com, WeirdRalph.com, DailyBreak.net and other websites as identified at the ZanyLand.com site) is committed to protecting the online privacy of visitors to its Web site. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Web will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information.
The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.
These privacy policies are effective as of February 11, 2021. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, and will post any changes to this policy as soon as they go into effect.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Use of our contact forms requires that you provide your name, email address, home address, phone number, bank routing information, credit history, and of course we’re just kidding. All we’ll need is your name and email address. Also, our contact forms may include a subscription option for our newsletter.
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 visit our login page, 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.
We may perform statistical analyses of aggregate (group) user behavior. This allows us to measure relative consumer interest in the various areas of our Web sites for product development purposes. Any information we collect is used for our own internal purposes to improve the content of the Web site, to enhance users’ experiences when visiting our site, to customize the content and/or layout of our pages, and to provide the services required by an individual user. We do not use personal identifying information for any reason that is not disclosed either in this Policy or at the time the information is requested. Aside from an automatic reply to an e-mail received by us, it is our intent not to e-mail to you unless you request a particular service, or consent to being contacted by e-mail. There may be instances where you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list that will send information about the site or our advertisers to your e-mail address, but after an initial mailing gauging your interest this will be continued only with your permission and consent.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
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.
Third Party Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be 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 click here http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp
Third-Party advertising companies utilize certain technologies to deliver specific advertisements, which appear on pages throughout this Web site, to the site’s users. These companies may collect, store and use non-personally identifiable user information. If you want to prevent a third-party advertiser from collecting such user information, you may either visit each third party advertiser’s Web site directly and opt-out, or click here to visit the NAI gateway opt-out site. The NAI gateway opt-out site will allow you to review various third-party advertising companies’ privacy policies and opt-out options.
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.
Your contact information
We may require you to supply us with personal information (demographic information such as age, income, education, population data, zip codes) during a “registration” process online prior to using certain features of our site (for example, prior to entering an online sweepstakes). We use this general information in statistical form to understand our site’s demographics, such as percentage of male and female users, geographic location, age ranges, or a combination of these or other demographics. As detailed below, we will not share specific information about you to advertisers or third parties without your consent.
How we protect your data
We seek to ensure the security of personal information submitted by our users. When collecting credit card information for online purchases, we offer secured-server transactions that encrypt your information in transit to thwart someone from intercepting it and misusing it. When we collect other information from our users, it is stored in an area to which the general public does not have access.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will contact all affected parties to the extent practicable.
At times while assessing our site, a user may be given a choice of “opting-out” of certain uses of his or her information. We will provide this choice where appropriate.
TL;DR – We don’t generally keep or use your private information other than your name and email address if you provide them to us. We don’t like it when someone releases our private information without our permission, so we won’t be doing that to you. When it comes to your privacy, we strive to treat you the way we would like to be treated.