TipTool gathers these data of you:
• e-mail address: for contact between you and administrators, for contact between participants and for automatically sent hint-mails.
• Alias with your first and last name: to make your tips identifyable to other participants.
• UserID and passwort: for signing in.
• e-mail traffic: recipient, sender and time of dispatch. Since recently the subject and body are being saved as well, to grant you lookup of your mail's content after you sent it via TipTool's mailserver.
• user preferences: for the individual rendering of lists, timestamps etc.
• successful sign-in: for identification of a locked user or to find 'dead' users.
• failed sign-in: to identify patterns of 'wrong' user-behaviour in TipTool or even attacks against it.
TipTool took these measures to protect your data:
• Your e-mail address is not disclosed to third parties. e-mail traffic goes via the TipTool mailserver. Mails to the TipTool-administrator are being forwarded to a private account during tournaments, as to allow the admin to react as quickly as possible to issues. The admin is the only person other than you, who must anyway be able to see or edit your e-mail address.
• Your alias is visible in full length only to signed-in users. Guest users (also crawlers) are allowed to see only the first three letters of your alias. This serves also to protect you from being associated with TipTool if your name is being googled.
• Your profile data (e-mail, alias, UserID) are editable only to you and the TipTool-administrator.
• Your password is not being saved in clear text to make it useless to an attacker in case of a data theft. It can only be edited or reset by you.
• Your user preferences can only be edited by you.
• Your e-mail traffic is only visible to the sender (i.e. you) and the TipTool-administrator.
• Sign-in logs are visible to the TipTool-administrator only.
This kind of data is being stored:
• your accept of cookies.
• the state of widescreen and highscreen you selected, so that they are being displayed consistently on all pages.
• the state of elements you collapsed or expanded, so that they are being displayed consistently on all pages.
• if you're logged in: past Tournaments' table of contents, so that these data dont need to be rendered and sent by the server time and again. This leads to a remarkably faster page load for you.
• if you're logged in: past Tournaments' ranking lists, so that these data dont need to be rendered and sent by the server time and again. This leads to a remarkably faster page load for you.
• if you're logged in: body-texts of e-mails you sent via TipTool,
More applications of this kind may follow.
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