Data Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 20, 2018

Starting May 25, 2018, the new European legislation for data protection (GDPR) is in effect. This law requires pretty much every web page in the world to adhere to specific requirements.
In my personal view as administrator of Xu-Fu's Pet Guides, this is a great thing, even though it means that many smaller pages like my own will need to make adjustments even if they were never the target of this legislation. After all, Xu-Fu is a private project that is not aiming to sell you stuff or make profit through or with your data.

Still, this is a good opportunity to work on transparency. Below is everything to know about what the page does and what it doesn't. There is a lot of mandatory parts, some points are directly related to GDPR, and some just for the sake of making all info available that there is :-)

1. Types of Data Collected

1.1 Personal Data

When registering as a user, Xu-Fu gives the option to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your email address
  • Cookies and Usage Data
  • Personal information provided by you on your account profile

1.2 Usage Data

Xu-Fu may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data includes information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), the pages you visit and the time and date of your visit. All this is done to identify spam bots and prevent their entry.
All this data is erased automatically after 7 days of your visit.

2. Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from the website and stored on your device.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the page, for example the setting of a preferred display language (see above).

2.1 Cookies in use:

  • Session Cookies. Xu-Fu uses Session Cookies to operate the web page. This ensures that information such as your preferred language is carried over between individual pages when browsing through the page.
  • Preference Cookies. Xu-Fu uses Preference Cookies to remember your language setting.
  • User ID. Only in use if you register an account and tick "Remember me" upon login. Allows the page to identify your account on later visits to log you in automatically.
  • Google AdSense. See below.

2.2 DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.wow-petguide.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.
Google may use cookies and web beacons. Google AdSense have their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.

2.3 Playwire Ads

All or partial advertising on this Website or App is managed by Playwire LLC. If Playwire publisher advertising services are used, Playwire LLC may collect and use certain aggregated and anonymized data for advertising purposes. To learn more about the types of data collected, how data is used and your choices as a user, please visit https://www.playwire.com/privacy-policy.

For EU Users only: If you are located in countries that are part of the European Economic Area, in the United Kingdom or Switzerland, and publisher advertising services are being provided by Playwire LLC, you were presented with messaging from our Consent Management Platform (CMP) around your privacy choices as a user in regards to digital advertising, applicable vendors, cookie usage and more. If you’d like to revisit the choices you have made previously on this Website or App, please click here.

3. Data Minimisation

GDPR requires that only those details are saved that are required to operate the service and only those people have access to it who need it for the service to function.
In terms of access, only the page admin and the web service provider (see below) can access any of the stored data.

This is what Xu-Fu saves about you only when you register a user account:
  • Your chosen username
  • Your password in a hashed version. Hashing is an irreversible process to mask a password. The masked version cannot be used for anything and your actual password cannot be retrieved from it. Your actual password is not stored anywhere, only the password hash is.
  • Your email address, if you provide one. You can remove it in your account setting at any time and it is only used for password reset emails, nothing else.
  • The date of your registration
  • Account preferences. Optional information that modifies how the page works for you, for example: display language, user icon, a connected WoW character, preferences for how specific pages show you information.
  • Your profile info. Optional information about yourself, for example: personal description, links to social media, favourite pet etc. - all this can be edited and removed at any time in the profile settings
  • If a pet collection is added, this is also gathered and saved from the public WoW armory.

If you signed up using Battle.net authentication, a few more things are stored:
  • Your Battle Tag
  • A unique access token that allows Xu-Fu to see your Battle Tag and which WoW characters are on your account. This token does not allow access to any other data. You can revoke it at any time in your Battle.net security settings.
  • If a pet collection is available through Battle.net, it is from the public armory and saved.

4. Right to Data Deletion

If you did not register an account, all data about your visit is automatically deleted 7 days after the visit.
If you do have a user account, there is an option at the bottom of your account settings to permanently delete your account. It does what it says :-)

5. Right to Access

If you would like a copy of all data stored about your user account, please send an email to [email protected].

6. Data Security

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Service Providers

We employ a third party company to facilitate our Service. This is the Web Service Provider responsible for hosting the web page (DomainFactory, www.df.eu).
This third party has access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and is obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

8. Links To Other Sites

Xu-Fu's Pet Guides contains links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

9. Children's Privacy

Xu-Fu's Pet Guides does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Ron wrote on 2018-09-09 07:05:45

I get it the first time so why do I have to click I got it every time I come to the site to get rid of the pop up bar, can you make it so when I click I got it it will not come back for that person!!


wrote on 2018-09-13 15:58:43

Most likely you have an anti-cookie tool or have set your browser to not accept cookies.
If that is the case, the page has no possibility to save your setting (which the cookie would be for) and the popup notice will appear every time you visit.
Only way to change it is to allow cookies to be saved on your browser :-)


wrote on 2024-04-07 00:16:17

I had to log all the way out and reload xu-fu renewing pwords and now i see it has changed to show 25 players, NICE! TY!! (edited)


wrote on 2024-04-07 00:57:34

and now it's gone again... sheesh (5mins later) : When I sign in the list disappears so I cant determine my rank (edited)


wrote on 2024-04-04 17:23:29

What happened to the list of "highest scores" that usually shows up on the main page?


wrote on 2024-04-04 21:21:51

If you mean the list of "Top Collections" I srill see it in its usual place on the left of the home page under Newest Strategies.


wrote on 2024-04-06 01:08:23

Nope I have a white square with a thing in the middle that says "see the current team" and that shows me all the ... admin? let me try reloading :)... (edit) didnt fix it (edited)


wrote on 2024-04-06 08:23:41

"See the current team" means see the current team of people who run the website, not the current team of pets :)


wrote on 2024-02-02 03:51:26

I really didnt know where to ask this so sorry if its the wrong place. Is there a way to get rid of all these adds?

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