Who We Are:
Our website address is: https://www.exposingwot.com/wordpress/wordpress. Our mission is to expose griefers, cheaters, racist and the bogus sales tactics, rules, methods and more of the game World of Tanks, a free-to-play MMO created by Wargaming LLC.
We accept videos, replay files, screen shots and other information from people who play the game and publish it on the internet on our site for all to see because Wargaming officially forbids it to be done on their forums, effectively protecting the cheaters, griefers, racist and their own bogus, questionable tactics.
Our scope is not limited to only World of Tanks. Occasionally, people will send us information about incidents from other games and we will publish them as well.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it:
This site, in and of itself, does not collect any personal data. Logins are handled by Social Media Login plugins and/or WordPress and Wargaming API. We do not collect user names and passwords. Certain Social Media plugins for login will list your contact email address you have associated with that account. Other than that, we have no access to any of your personal data.
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.
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.
Any unsolicited email sent to the [email protected] email address is the property of exposingwot.com and subject to its use at its discretion.
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.
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.
Information on people we publish stories about:
All of the information we have ever posted about people in our stories was supplied by Google and as such is Public Domain information. All Public Domain information in the United States is free use unless the person in question is a minor.
Further, we are well aware of the Communications Decency Act (the “CDA”) which gives internet intermediaries like HostGator, GoDaddy, Google and others immunity from liability for third party claims like defamation and libel for content their users post. (See 47 U.S. Code § 230).
However, the internet intermediary’s editorial control needs to be limited to only taking down “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable” content.
Pictures you posted on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and other social media in the Public Domain aren’t protected nor is your personal information listed in the White Pages and other public information sites available to the approximately 7.7 billion people on the planet.
See Song fi Inc. v. Google, Inc., 108 F. Supp. 3d 876, 884 (N.D. Cal. 2015).
So if you’re a racist, griefing, TKing, Nazi, bullying asshat on the internet, your best course of action is to hide. Don’t post your information anywhere, anytime for any reason. If you do, don’t be surprised if you wind up here with all the others.
You have been warned.