please first let me start just briefly saying that, in my opinion, the EU Regulation 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation, or in short just the gdpr, is probably one of the biggest messes in the history of the world wide web (internet). while for the most part I fully agree and support its principles and overall goals I find its final implementation unrealistic, lacking in proportionality and, ultimately, that it doesn't even appeal to the public interest it even refers itself but rather mostly to those (interests) of the big corporations and high profile public actors, particularly, when it comes to its "internet" implementation. I mean, at least I know that it doesn't reflect my interests and I'm not saying this as a sysadmin or as someone with a interest here as none of these services have any commercial purpose nor fpsclassico is any kind of "business". I'm just saying this as a end user here and the reality about the gdpr is that, as far as I know and have seen, after more than two years of this regulation in force at the time of writing I don't find the "internet" any "better" or just more "secure" than what it was before. I don't think it have really brought any meaningful changes to the internet but rather it just normalized the use of the same user tracking techniques and technologies that were in use at a very high trade-off in user experience/accessibility on both ends as well as casting overall mistrust over the industry. so my thoughts on the gdpr are that the European Union Commission would do better in spending their money (i.e. my taxes) on education, actual infrastructure and real technologies and techniques that would place the European Union on a better technological and business position than on regulations, prisons and lawyers to undermine current technologies as well as "fair", well known, established, practices.
ok that being said now when it comes to the gdpr implementation at the "fpsclassico" services is pretty straightforward, no data and/or technology/technique that isn't essentially intrinsic to provide such service under secure and functional/quality standards is collected and/or processed/deployed. in particular, none of the fpsclassico web services utilizes cookies whatsoever with the exception of this forum and the webchat. the forum utilizes cookies to store your settings/notifications as well as your userid and sessionid in order to keep you logged which are all essential uses. the webchat as well store your settings on your browser local cache which is also another essential use. you can always remove such cookies/cache at anytime you want from your browser settings (refer to your respective browser manual for instructions) as well as from the sites themselves as showed on the attached screens. also remember that if cookies/settings are such a big deal for you, you can always simply navigate fpsclassico trough a incognito/private browser session and noting will be stored further than that session. in addition to cookies the forum also make use, optionally, of registered user accounts which require a valid email for authentication. the email validation is required as a basic effort to prevent fake accounts (ex. bots/spammers) which I understand pose a much higher threat to the end user security/privacy than the fact of having to provide one valid email of yours here as well as obviously provide basic functionality (ex. reply/threads notifications/account recovery). for other than that, unless eventual "force majeure" notices, like a potential site/domain/server change/incident or similar, your email will not be used for absolutely anything else. in particular fpsclassico does not do any kind of "newsletters", advertisements or cross sells at all as well as, needless to say, that your email, as well as any other kind of potential data collected through these services, won't be sold to or just even shared with any third party. despite that whoever still don't feel, or eventually can't (ex. doesn't have one), give his email here can still make a limited use of the forum and even communicate with other users through the unregistered guests and/or multilingual sub-forums. on the other hand for those that do chose to register as a basic security/privacy advice it's always a best practice to pick a username/in-game nick different from that of your email account as well as obviously keep your password strong and secure at all times.
finally in addition with all that mention that, at the time of witting, no other person than me has legal access rights to the fpsclassico servers as well as any potential data stored in them. in particular, note that other than the qualified employees of the respective servers hosting companies nobody, not even me, have physical access to the servers and even so "they", the servers hosting company qualified employees, are only granted meaningful access to the servers (if needed) under my explicit and express command. also make sure than when accessing the servers as well as configuring/setting them I'm fully committed in putting a serious effort in ensure their security and privacy as well as provide a bug free and enjoyable/positive final user experience to the best of my ability. quite frankly, not really because out of fear of imprisonment or legal retaliation otherwise but mostly for my own direct interests in keeping them running and in good condition. in consequence of this it will be solely for these purposes that I'll log, or at least, I'll can potentially log if deemed necessary, and analyze any kind of server data.
Computing Support forum.
1 post • Page 1 of 1