Who we are
Our website address is: https://valheimgamer.com.
We are a two-person team based in Washington, United States. We are lifelong gamers who instantly fell in love with Valheim. We wanted to share our experience with the game and connect with other players, so we made Valheim Gamer.
We are extremely privacy-oriented — we don’t even use Google in our personal lives because it’s too creepy. We know that the best way to protect your data is to not collect it in the first place, but for a few things, we need to collect some of your information.
We’ll do everything we can to protect the minimal information we do collect.
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.
When visitors send feedback or otherwise contact us, we collect the content of the form and the user’s email and name. This is primarily to reconnect with the user at the email provided but is also used to prevent and detect spam.
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 use Plausible as a privacy-focused alternative to the creepy analytics services. The tracking is exclusive to this site and does not cross-reference user data with any other websites. Plausible only tracks user location at the country level (USA, Germany, etc.) and the page a user is viewing.
We use this information to gauge the performance of our website and try to improve pages that are the most popular.
You can learn more about Plausible at their website: https://plausible.io/
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.