Privacy Policy

Data collected and usage

We collect anonymous data from every visitor of heroescounters.com (the “Website”) to monitor traffic and fix bugs. For example, we collect information like web requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request. We also temporarily collect anonymous data like IP address and timestamp to users who vote matchups shown on the Website, to ensure correct usage and avoid duplicate voting.

We employ industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of anonymous data we store.

Sharing of Data

Anonymized data (ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date, IP address) is transmitted to Google Analytics for traffic analysis and SEO optimization. Feel free to check out their own Privacy Policy to find out more.

Traffic Optimization and Distribution

We use Cloudflare for static content distribution. This service allows the Website to distribute content using servers located across different countries and to optimize performance. Which anonymous data is processed depends on the characteristics and the way Cloudflare is implemented. Their function is to filter communications between the Website and the User’s browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain anonymous user information are transferred. For more information on CloudFlare, please visit their website: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

Third Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Website that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to those websites’ own terms and policies.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make major changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Website. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Website after such changes have been first posted.


Cookie policy

What is a web cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser that allows this Website or a third party to recognize you. Cookies might be used for the following purposes: (1) to enable certain functions; (2) to provide analytics; (3) to store your preferences; and (4) to enable ad delivery and behavioral advertising.

Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after multiple years. Cookies placed by the website you’re visiting are sometimes called “first party cookies”, while cookies placed by other companies are sometimes called “third party cookies”.

What cookies are used when you visit this Website?

Heroescounters.com uses cookies generated by Google Analytics to track anonymous data of how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it to help us improve our service to you. Google Analytics is a popular web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyze how users use the site.

Two cookies 'teampicker_friend_filter' and 'teampicker_enemy_filter' are set when using the Team Picker tool, to anonymously remember on the user's computer his/her last selected score ordering preference.

This website also uses a cookie generated by the CloudFlare service. This cookie named __cfduid is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are some infected machines, but the visitor's machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations and can't be turned off. For more information on CloudFlare, please visit their website: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

Third party advertising cookies

Most of the advertisements you see on this Website are generated by third parties through Google AdSense.

Some of these third parties generate their own cookies (or web beacons) to track how many people have seen a particular advertisement (or use the services of third parties to do this), and to track how many people have seen it more than once. These cookies cannot be used to identify an individual; they can only be used for statistical purposes, for example, in providing you with advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. Some of the information gleaned from third party cookies will be aggregated with other anonymous information for statistical purposes. The third party companies that generate these cookies have their own, very strict, privacy policies but we don't have access to these cookies; other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all (although we may use statistical information arising from these third party cookies and provided to us by third parties, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of the website).

For more information on how Google uses your data, please click the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/.

Acceptance of cookies policy

By using this Website you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy. However, we display information about the cookies policy at the bottom of the browser window when you first access this Website in order for you to be aware and to obtain information about uninstalling and disabling cookies.

Disabling cookies

You can amend your browser settings to block some or all cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser manufacturer.