Mapraider Privacy Policy

By using, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this policy. If we make any significant changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting a notice of such changes in our news blog.

We care about protecting your privacy. If you have any questions and/or comments, please use our contact form to send us a message.

How Do We Treat Your Information?

We will never spam you.

We do send automated notifications, but you can choose which types to turn on and off.

Other users can send messages to you using the sites messaging system, but only an alert from the site is sent to you, and you can also turn the messaging system off completely.

We will never disclose your personal information without your permission.

We will never sell, rent, or share your personal information with a 3rd party, especially your real name, email addresses and birth year, without your express permission, unless required by law.

We give you control over your information.

You can update your account information and preferences at any time.

We may sell, rent or share information about user habits in aggregate only.

We will never do so in a manner that could be individually identifiable.

Some of the ads on the site may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at

What information do we collect?

Personal: Name, alias, birth year, email addresses, password

We do not store passwords on our server. Instead, we store one-way hashes. This means even we cannot see what the passwords are! If you lose your password, we will generate a new one and send it to you.

We ask for your birth year to comply with Federal law (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and do not ask for your birth month or day as it is generally not needed and lessens the amount of personal information we ask of you.

Usage: First login, last login, total number of logins, internet address you last logged in from, activity and error logs

This data helps us monitor the health of Mapraider, provide aggregate statistical information to members (eg. total comments/ratings/downloads/etc. for each map), diagnose errors and slowness issues when they crop up, and perform security audits and prevent abuses of the system.

Optional: Your country, biography, other aliases you go by, game systems you play, your favorite game system, game type and genre, clan information and social network links

At your discretion, you may provide this optional information as part of your public profile on the site. This information is not required, is visible by everyone and is your responsibility to maintain.

Cookies and log files sends a "cookie" to your computer that contains an identification number that is unique to the computer you are using. We use this cookie to provide you with a continuous experience and to record how our service is being used. In addition, other cookies may be sent to store some of your preferences specific to the site. Some functionality of the site depends on these cookies.

As is done with most web sites, we log each visit to each web page. A log entry can contain information typically found in the "header" of your web browser's request such as the browser type you used, your Internet Protocol address, and the date and time of day. We may also log your cookie's identification number and the URL of the last site you visited. This log information is important for security, audit, quality improvement, as well as for monitoring the health of our service.

This document was last updated on November 23, 2012