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Privacy Policy

Date of last revision: 14/01/2018.

[This document should be read in conjunction with "Terms and Conditions" - and it also adopts that documents terminology].

This document describes Our use of your Personal Information (if any) when browsing the public "front-end" parts of this Site and when using the "registration restricted" parts of this Site.

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Cookies Used By This Website

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The following cookie is essential for the safe and secure operation of Our Website and has already been stored on your computer/device (if your browser is set to receive cookies):

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Implied Consent Cookies (Google AdSense)

If you decide to give consent (by continuing to use this Website), the following cookies shall (continue to) be stored on your computer/device:

  1. DoubleClick (and related). These are part of the Google AdSense advertising program. The cookie(s) anonymously track individuals as they browse and are used to present them with adverts related to Website content where possible (e.g. when reading Our “fantasy articles” you should mostly see “fantasy related adverts” such as fantasy computer games and books). To read more about this – please read Googles Privacy Policy (which also includes options to opt-out).
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With Regard to Technology Used to Provide This Site:

  1. Your IP address is used in two ways: a) To remember the fact that you have voted for a particular "fantasy poll" (within a specific time period). b) It is recorded when you click a link within the Victorian Hawk Dragon's Artists Network. This is used by Us when assessing whether a user could be fraudulent (e.g. clicking a link several times (within a specific time period)). NOTE: many IP addresses are dynamic these days (for your protection).

With Regard to Market Analysis:

  1. When somebody visits Our Website, We collect standard internet log information (i.e. analytics). Such information can tell Us (e.g.) which parts of the world users are accessing Our Site from and which search engine "search terms" resulted in the display of Our Website. Such information is only used to help Us enhance Our Website. The information is collected in a way that does not personally identify anyone and the information is not seen by any third party (because the analytics is a feature of Our Server).
  2. Since the Company that created this Site is a software/artwork house - We may generate statistics on areas of interest. By this We mean, if (e.g.) a lot of "elves" register/use the Site - then it is of interest to Us to provide/produce further services/products that are of interest/related to "elves".


  1. We are not responsible for the privacy policy of other sites that you link to from Ours. Nor are We responsible for any "broken links" that may exist within the Victorian Hawk Dragon's Artists Network (e.g. because a Member has failed to maintain them).
  2. Please note that We review Our privacy practices from time to time, and that Our practices are subject to change. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of Our Privacy Policy. All amended terms shall be automatically effective after they are posted on the Site.