We are Guided Hacking ("we", "our", "us"). We’re committed to protecting
and respecting your privacy. If you have questions about your personal
information please contact
This is not ground breaking stuff, nor is it out of the ordinary, every
site does this, but for legal reasons we want you to know the following
information. First we will go over GuidedHacking specific items
and then some more which will be more generic.
Most websites including
- Google Analytics
- Third Party Advertisers
- Interest Based Ads
- Email marketing
We use Google Analytics to find statistics about the usage of the
forum, for the purpose of tracking:
- How we aquire users
- Which pages are the most popular
- How many users use the website
We do not supply additional information to Google, all we do is use
their scripts. Some information about how you browse this site is
recorded and shared with Google as is standard with this service. This
data is anonymized on Google's end and we do not isolate or
more about how Google Analytics uses this data
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics you can do so @ Google Opt-out
Third Part Advertisers
We serve ads from:
Interest Based Ads
Most advertisers serve "Interest Based Ads", which means the
advertising agency collects information about the sites you visit, via
the scripts that are served along with the ads. GH does not personally
serve additional specific information to these companies about you.
They simply associate your virtual identity with the content that is on
the page. As an example, when you visit GuidedHacking they know you
like video games and hacking, and this information helps serve relevant
ads to you.If you visit multiple sites with the same advertising
agency, they can correlate information about your interests, and serve
these interest based ads to you across the web. If you're using GH,
data may be collected in this manner by our advertisers. Any
information they collect will be for the purpose of interest based
If you're interested in opting-out of most interest based ads you can
visit these sites:
Besides the normal activity associated with managing a forum and
interacting with it's users, we send out periodic emails to market the
forum. There is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email
and you can also unsubscribe in the User Control Panel
In the interest of marketing new and cool things on the forum to you,
we will use your email address to remarket to you on Facebook and
Twitter. What this means is we pay Twitter and Facebook to serve
advertisements for the forum, to you, on their platforms. By
agreeing to this policy you agree to allow us to do this, therefore you
may see an increase an advertisements from GuidedHacking on these
platforms. To opt out of this you may change your email to not
match the email you use on these platforms. Also on both Facebook
and Twitter you can click the drop down menu on advertisements you
don't want to see and block them.
By the nature of how Remarketing works, these services will know that
you have visited this forum based on the fact that we remarket to you.
What information we hold about you
The type of data that we collect and
- Your username
- Your email address
- Your IP address
Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you
fill out fields on your profile.
We collect some or all of this
information in the following cases:
How your personal information is used
- You register as a member on this site.
- You fill out our contact form.
- You fill out fields on your profile.
We may use your personal information in the following ways:
For the purposes of making you a registered member
of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
We use your email address to inform you of activity
on our site and to market ads to you on Twitter and Facebook.
Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain
actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.
Other ways we may use your personal
In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be
relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate with all
members any important information such as newsletters or announcements
by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails in your profile.
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the
course of your interaction with our site. This information may include
technical information about the browser or type of device you're using.
This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and
tracking the number of visitors to our site.
Keeping your data secure
We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is
secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have
put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure
the information that we collect.
Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which
allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being
able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.
that we set on this page.
You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or
obtain a copy of it. To do so please contact us. If you believe that
the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may
contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.
You also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data.
Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data.
Acceptance of this policy
Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If
you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When
registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the
Changes to this policy
We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to
review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in