This document outlines the types of information that is collected and/or recorded by overkill.wtf and how such information is used.
As a visitor and/or user of overkill.wtf, we are determined to protect and maintain your privacy.
This policy is outlined in an effort to comply with your rights and the guidance of GDPR, CCPA, CalOPPA, and other privacy regulations.
If you have any additional questions or require more information about the details outlined in this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected].
Overkill.wtf records and keeps log files. These analytics collect information such as (but not limited to) number of visitors, user IP address, browser type, date and time details, referring/exit pages, and click data. This information is not linked in any way to personally identifiable data/metrics, and in general, is not directly traceable to you.
We collect this information to analyze trends and improve the website.
We presently use Google Analytics and Plausible Analytics in order to carry out this function. The policies of both Google and Plausible cover the privacy considerations of how they provide this service.
Overkill.wtf makes use of ‘cookies’ - a small file used to store user preferences at the browser level. These cookies are used to track a particular ‘session’ on our site, optimize the user experience, and set various permissions (i.e. consent).
As a user of overkill.wtf you have the express option to accept whether we can place these cookie files in order to best deliver our services.
It is possible to sign up to overkill.wtf and have a ‘member account’ — this enables the user to see exclusive content and receive email newsletter updates. Holding a user account is not a requirement for using overkill.wtf and is a wholly optional feature.
Those who do sign up for an account will willingly share an email address with us. This is used to send you emails about the information you have requested (such as our newsletter), and any other information specifically relevant to overkill.wtf and its ongoing activities.
Overkill.wtf does not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13 - under 13s are not permitted to sign up for a user account. However, if you think your child provided such information to our website (such as email) we encourage you to contact us so we can do our best effort to promptly remove such information from our records.
Overkill.wtf works with a small handful of third parties in order to best serve our content and services (analytics, media embeds, advertising).
Please note, this document does not cover the privacy considerations of such third parties — these sites should have their own privacy policies which outline how they handle user data.
We currently work with the following third parties:
(The above is not an exhaustive list of our partners, and is merely provided as a service to you to refer to their policies should you so wish.)
The information held by overkill.wtf is administered by Kevin Wammer.
Should you have any queries relating to this data, such as a GDPR request, please contact [email protected].
In order to fulfil any requests please provide any information we may require in order to locate any information we may store about you.
This policy only applies to our online activity and the information collected via this website.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
From time to time some of the content shared on overkill.wtf may contain affiliate links; therefore we, might receive a small commission for any purchases made via those links.
overkill.wtf is currenlty a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, JSAUX Affiliate Program, Green Man Gaming Affiliate Program, and others.
These various affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for sites such as ours to earn commision fees by linking to external stores.
The use of these affiliate schemes on overkill.wtf does not influence our editorial policy in any way.
Should we update, amend, or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.
Last update: April 2023