Riverworth Systems is a new company and our first product is Deity, found at https://www.riverworth.com/deity. Deity is a web app that uses the familiar map view of the world to join together disparate maps of various fantasy worlds so that game masters from all over the globe can collaborate and create a more cohesive, and thus immersive, world for their players.
The Deity app provides completely anonymous use by default. If you do not go through the sign-in process, a unique 15-digit number is created and passed via cookies to identify the connection and preserve information between visits. This number is completely unconnected to anything related to your identity, your browser, or your computer. It is also never connected to anything on our systems outside of what is required to run the app, namely what map areas have been accessed and any “star ratings” given to them. All collected state is removed as a whole should you be inactive for an extended period of time, currently 30 days.
If you choose to go through the sign-in process (in order to be able to access certain features that requires such), the unique number described under “anonymous use” will be associated with your name, email, and other basic profile information provided by the authenticating agent (namely: Google). Riverworth never requests, receives, or stores passwords of any kind. The received profile information is not shared with any other parties except when sending direct feedback to the author of a region (which is made explicitly clear in advance).
If, after authenticating, you choose to subscribe to a region that requires payment, that payment is handled by an outside third party. No personal financial information (none, zero, nada) is recorded by us. How you paid, how much you paid, and all other financial information is managed completely by third parties (namely: Google Play Store) giving us only confirmation that payment has been made.
Servers store various amounts of information about the requests they receive and where they came from. Your ID number isn’t included in those logs but there is a certain amount of correlation that could still be done. For example, if you are the only person who has bought a subscription to a particular region then obviously all access to that region’s map come from you. As more and more people gain access, you effectively get lost in the crowd. Your IP address may also be recorded which in many cases can also be traced back to a single person and browsers often send a lot of extra information in various “headers” that could also be recorded.
Outside of the Deity app, information may be collected when viewing our website. In addition to related “web logs”, commenting on posts can result in some information (such as IP address and request headers) being sent to a third party to help spam detection. Temporary cookies are issued to remember login (2 days by default, 2 weeks with “remember me”) or preferences (1 year).
Submitted comments are retained indefinitely. Web logs are never stored for longer than 180 days.
How We Use Information We Collect
We use the information we collect from our services to provide, maintain, protect, and improve those services, to develop new ones, and to protect us and our users. We never, under any circumstances (other than those cases mentioned above or a legal law-enforcement request) give information about users to any third party, either for free or for a fee.
If you are publishing information to Deity and if you want the convenience of just uploading the data files to Google Drive then (and only then) do we request read-only access to your Drive files. This happens when selecting “Add from Google Drive” on the data upload page and the permission is used only to access those files explicitly selected. None of this data is shared outside of Deity. Deity’s use and transfer of information received from Google APIs to any other app will adhere to Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.