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Privacy Policy

Harry Potter Online takes your privacy very seriously and we want you to feel comfortable when accessing our website, services and other features. For this reason, this Privacy Policy deals with information, referred to as data that can be used to personally identify anyone who accesses this website and any of its features which is collected by the management.

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Collection of Data

Harry Potter Online collects personal information from all members upon registration to the site, when you access any Harry Potter Online pages, forums, blogs, or other services that are offered. Upon registration you are required to submit your Date of Birth and a valid e-mail address as part of our Terms & Conditions. The information given is not personally identifiable, however there are featues within Harry Potter Online that allows members to edit profile information and display it to other members. Such features include but are not limited to; Date of Birth, Interests, Personal Website URLs, Instant Messenger Addresses & Comments.


Use of Data

Harry Potter Online records information received on our server logs from your Web Browser. This includes your IP Address, Cookie Information, and the page that you request. The collection of the information is a must to operate, maintain, enchance, inform and provide you of all the features and services Harry Potter Online has to offer. Harry Potter Online also reserves the right to monitor in-game chat and mail features for the safety of its players and to ensure that the Site Rules are adhered to at all times. Your e-mail address will be used without further consent after registration for administration purposes only. Such purposes including, account activation and welcome e-mails, notification of any updates taking place to Harry Potter Online, including server maintenance, downtime and upgrades. Harry Potter Online also uses members e-mails for Customer Service and Support in relation to account matters and donations to Harry Potter Online. The information collected by Harry Potter Online will not be shared, rented, sold or disclosed in any way with any non-affiliated companies to Harry Potter Online, unless required to do so by law, or with the strict permission of the member in question. All information is limited in access, with only specific Staff Members being able to access various parts of the information that is collected.


Children (Minors)

Harry Potter Online does not allow children under the age of 13 to register an account with the Harry Potter Online website and any of its features. Exceptions may be made, but parental consent via contact with the Site Manager must be carried out before an account is created. More information can be found by reading the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).


Cookies

The use of cookies is also enabled upon Harry Potter Online. Both sessions and persistent cookies are used when using Harry Potter Online, these cookies can be set and accessed by Harry Potter Online from your computer at any point. Session cookies are only temporarily stored and are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies however remains even after the browser has been closed, and may be subject to use the next time to access Harry Potter Online. Persistent cookies can be manually removed through your Web Browser. For more information on this please consult the help section of your Web Browser.


Editing & Deleting Your Account Information

Harry Potter Online allows all members to edit and delete account information that they submitted during registration and thereafter. This ability can be found in your User Preferences page. Deleting your account may also be requested via a Petition or direct contact to the Site Manager. Regardless of the request being made, the deletion cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the discretion of the Site Manager. Other data that you have submitted whilst using Harry Potter Online that is not contained to your User Account, for example posts made within forums, or blogs may remain despite your account being deleted. There is also a buffer time of up to 50 days for accounts that are new and have not been logged into and have not reached the required level to stay within the game, if your account falls under this then please do not Petition or contact the Site Manager as your account will automatically be deleted.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to possible updates by the management of Harry Potter Online from time to time. If any updates to the Privacy Policy do take place you will be contacted either by a prominent announcement on Harry Potter Online and/or by sending a message to the e-mail address that you have provided to us.


No Guarantees

While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of Data and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas towards this Policy or Harry Potter Online please contact us via Petition, or alternatively send an e-mail to management@harrypotter-onlinerpg.com