In compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are required to provide you with the following information regarding what data we gather, and why we gather it.

The data controller in the case of this community is the Aurorastation host, Skull132. All queries, complaints, and requests regarding GDPR and the data processing done by the community staff can be filed to [email protected]. The data controller is responsible for providing a gaming service along with supported services (chat room/forums). All of the data listed below is stored and processed both automatically and manually. In the case of manual processing, only members of the Aurorastation staff have access to the data.

Notice regarding right to erasure. Under GDPR we are obligated to keep certain data on legal grounds. Specifically connection and registration logs, so we could demonstrate positive consent retroactively, and data surrounding bans. This means that exercising right to erasure does not mean you get unbanned.

The following sections will describe, in detail, what data we store, which service the data relates to.

The Game

By visiting the game server, you consent under article 6(1) point f of GDPR to provide us with the following information for storage and later processing. All of the following information is gathered with the purpose of allowing you to store persistent information required for game functions (character saves, preferences), and for allowing us to enforce our server rules. The ability to enforce community rules is a legitimate interest that Aurorastation has, and what enables us to provide the service to an acceptable standard.

The stored information, from the game server, is:

  • IP address

    An IP address is logged every time you connect to our server. Thi IP address is used as a component to positively identify you as the player you claim to be. And is linked to certain data sets, primarily connection information and administration logs.

  • Ckey

    The BYOND ckey (username), considered a unique identifier, is logged every time you connect, and is tied to all persistent data kept regarding your activities in the game. This includes, but is not limited to: punitive data, logs, in-game character information, in-game preferences.

  • Computer identifier

    The computer identifier is a mostly-unique string of characters generated by BYOND. It is used, alongside the IP address and ckey, to identify you as the player you claim to be. And is linked to certain data sets, primarily connection information and administration logs.

  • Game, connection, and administrative logs

    As you play on the server, all actions you undertake in interacting with the server are subject to automatic logging. These logs are retained primarily for administrative purposes, which includes but is not limited to: enforcing community rules, evaluating player and staff actions upon valid request (appeals, complaints, etcetera).

The Forums

By registering on the forums of Aurorastation, you explicitly agree to provide us with the information required for registration (you are prompted to agree with providing us with this information upon registration) and further agree that we log your IP address as a way of identifying you as the user in question. An IP address is not stored without registration. All of the following data is stored with your explicit permission, and will be used by us to enforce our community rules.

The stored information, from the forums, is:

  • Username

    The username is required as a way for us to identify you within our system. This username is tied to all posts you make and all logs that you generate.

  • IP address

    For major action, specifically registration and posting, an IP address is stored and tied to that action. This data is stored for administrative purposes, which includes, but is not limited to: enforcing community rules, evaluating player and staff actions upon valid request (appeals, complaints, etcetera).

  • Email address

    An email address is stored for administrative purposes. This address is used both for automated actions, such as verifying you for account recovery; as well as for manual actions, for example, should we need to inform all registered users with something.

  • All communications made by you

    All communication you make using the forums, including but not limited to forum posts, private messages, are stored and linked with your username and IP address. This is a necessary mechanic for the forums to function.

    Notice regarding private messages: private messages are kept in the database in a human readable fashion. However, at present, only the server host has access to these. And there are no circumstances, outside of legal matters, wherein we would look at them.