Privacy Policy

I. Who we are

We are Big Hat Gaming. We create video games as well as assets for video games and other interactive media.

Our website address is:

II. In Plain English

We don’t want your information at all, in any way. We don’t want to transfer OUR information across the Internet, and we assume you don’t either. We will never ask you for information when we don’t absolutely have to. Due to some services that may be included in our games in the future, such as Valve’s Steamworks, or Epic Games’ online services, we may have to ask for your information to allow you to log into and use these services. We don’t even want to do that, truth be told, but we DO want to provide the best experience possible. To reiterate: We don’t want your personal information, and when we ask for it, it is because we are required to.

Read the legalese below, because if we had to write it, you have to read it. It’s only fair.

III. Game Services

Game services include Epic Online Services (EOS) by Epic Games, Inc. and Steamworks by Valve Corporation. Because of the differences in the services, as well as the natures of the services, the privacy policies for these services must be defined separately from that of the website.

EOS is a cross-platform suite of services by Epic Games, Inc. which allows developers to provide services in their products such as leaderboards, match-making, achievements, and more, without tying the Product to a single platform. These platforms include, but are not limited to: Steam, Epic Games, Xbox Live, and others.

Steamworks is, as the website for Steamworks states, a set of tools and services that allows developers to include certain user experiences in their Products. These services include, but are not limited to, achievements, leaderboards, friends lists, in-game chat with friends, and more.

Currently, we do not have any products that implement a game service. Please check back often as we do have products planned that will use the game services listed above. When this is the case, this privacy policy will be updated.

IV. What personal data we collect on the website and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information entered into our Contact Form, if any, will be for internal usage only and will only be used to contact you in regards to your inquiries.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. When viewing any embedded content, while logged in to that website, please review the content provider’s privacy policy as it governs your interaction(s) with that platform.


This Privacy Policy only covers the collection of information by Big Hat Gaming, and does not cover the collection of information by any third-party advertisers or analytics providers that may be encountered via embedded content. Big Hat Gaming does not utilize analytics services or ad networks, either on our website, or directly in any Products. is hosted by Hawk Host and is not responsible for any analytics that may be used by Hawk Host.

Who we share your data with

Big Hat Gaming does not share any information provided to this site, through the mechanisms outlined in this privacy policy, with any third-parties. Only when required by law-enforcement will we supply any information provided to us with any entity outside of Big Hat Gaming. Your data will be viewed by employees of Big Hat Gaming only in the course of administrative duties for this website or other required business activity.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Contact form entries, if any, will be kept no longer than is required to contact you and will never be used for marketing purposes. We hate spam.

Customer purchase records will be retained for seven (7) years from the date of purchase through the sales portal where the purchase took place, or the length of time that may be required by the sales portal. We do not keep local digital copies of this type of data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Aside from comments, your data is not shared in any way with third-party services.

Your contact information

Any data you provide to Big Hat Gaming will be used solely for the purposes of contacting you in regards to an inquiry initiated by you. We will never sell your personal information, nor will we use this information for any marketing purposes. Again, we hate spam. We instantly delete it and never do business with any company that would utilize such business practices. We assume you feel the same.

Additional information

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.