Privacy Policy

HSReplay.net Privacy Policy

As with most online services, you trust us with your data when you use our website. This privacy policy is here to help you understand what information we collect, how we store it and what we do with it. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or your data in general, email us at privacy@hearthsim.net and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We aim to be as transparent as possible. To that end, we made the HSReplay.net website open source. We run an unmodified version of the code that is available on GitHub for everyone to see.

As of March 2017, the source document of this Privacy Policy is hosted on GitHub. You may find its edit history there.

The last update to this document (excluding formatting changes, typo fixes, etc) was on 2018-05-20.

Your Data

Third-Party Login Data

We offer solutions to sign in and/or authenticate using third party services. This is colloquially known as “social authentication” or “OAuth login”.

You may connect certain third parties to your HSReplay.net account. Upon doing so, you authorize the third party to share some of your account data with us. This type of authentication is secure and HSReplay.net never gains access to the corresponding account’s password.

You may manage those connections and subsequently delete any data that the third party in question shared with us by removing the account connection from the Connected accounts section of the Account settings dashboard.

For detailed information, please refer to the Privacy Policy of the third party in question. Below is a list of the data third parties share with us and their corresponding Privacy Policy. This list is not guaranteed to be exhaustive.

Blizzard (“Battle.net”)

Discord

Twitch

  • Twitch account ID, username, display name, account email and creation date
  • Twitch account “bio” (if one exists)
  • Twitch avatar URL (hosted by Twitch)
  • Twitch Privacy Policy.

Billing data

When opting to make a purchase with us, you implicitly share some information with us that we may store indefinitely for legal and tax compliance purposes.

The type of data received and stored depends on the Payment Provider you use. However, in no case does HSReplay.net ever get access or store any data considered sensitive by PCI-DSS, such as full payment card number. Furthermore, at no point during payment is your information transferred over an insecure connection. As of May 2018, all connections to HSReplay.net and other HearthSim services are encrypted and require TLS version 1.2 or higher.

For PayPal users

Upon making a purchase with PayPal, the following personal information is shared with us from the PayPal account used:

  • First and Last name
  • Email address
  • Shipping address (as configured on PayPal)

For Stripe users

For all payment methods except PayPal, we use Stripe, a secure payment provider, trusted by thousands of online businesses. When you input payment information on HSReplay.net, you are sending it directly to Stripe; HSReplay.net does not ever see or store your full credit card number or any information considered sensitive by PCI-DSS.

PCI Compliance

Thanks to the help of our payment gateways, HSReplay.net complies with PCI-DSS. For more information on PCI Compliance, please see the following resources:

Email data

Upon signing up with our services, we ask that you share your email address with us. We will verify that you own this email address by first sending you a verification email.

This address may be used for account and billing related notifications. Furthermore, the billing email is automatically shared with Stripe, our Payment gateway. Your email may be deleted from Stripe by deleting your account.

Upon signup or during your usage of the site, you may also be asked whether you would like to opt in to marketing emails. You may opt in or out of marketing emails at any time from the Email section of the Account settings.

Regardless of policy, we respect your inbox and we will take great care not to send you unnecessary or unsolicited emails.

Account deletion

You may delete your account from the Delete account section of the Account settings dashboard.

Upon doing so, your account will be immediately deleted and you will no longer be able to log into it. Logging back into the website will create a new account.

All account data is irreversibly wiped once the account is deleted. Uploaded replays are detached from the account and will only be reachable via their URLs or any page listing them. Click here to access the replay deletion page.

Deleting your account or replays DOES NOT remove or reset the following data:

  • “Global” statistical data (game records used across the entire playerbase).
  • Any billing data or records we are legally obligated to keep.

Usage tracking and Telemetry

Our servers log requests across our web pages and APIs for security, auditing and debugging purposes. All server logs are destroyed within 14 days, unless exceptional circumstances (such as legal or security reasons) require us to keep them longer.

We use Google Analytics to understand how our users use the website. All data is anonymous. We also use our own internal tracking tooling. Data tracked using our own tools is not sent to a third party, as we process that data ourselves.

If you are concerned with usage tracking on the internet, we recommend the EFF’s Privacy Badger browser extension.

Opting out of usage tracking

HSReplay.net respects the Do Not Track standard and does not serve Google Analytics to browsers sending the DNT header. If you wish to opt out of website usage tracking, please enable “Do Not Track” in your browser.

The Hearthstone Deck Tracker application also sends usage tracking to our own servers. Such telemetry helps us understand how our users use the software. To disable telemetry on Hearthstone Deck Tracker for Windows, open the options menu, then go to tracker › settings and disable Submit anonymous data.

Hearthstone Deck Tracker

Hearthstone Deck Tracker (HDT) is our official replay upload client. Whenever you finish a game of Hearthstone with HDT running, the game’s log is automatically uploaded to HSReplay.net. You can disable those uploads in HDT itself, in options › tracker › replays.

Data Originating from Uploaded Replays

We permanently store the following data as part of processing and serving Hearthstone replays:

  • Game metadata, including game and client IDs and game server IP.
  • The full replay of the game, which includes the following metadata for both the player uploading the replay as well as their opponent:
    • A Hearthstone account ID
    • A Battletag matching that ID

This data is critical to our service, in order to identify legitimate sources and participants of games and replays and provide accurate statistics.

Furthermore, we temporarily store additional metadata as part of that service, for security and curation purposes. Such data is wiped from our logs after 14 days and includes:

  • The replay uploader’s IP address and detected country
  • IP addresses and “Web browser user-agents” of visitors on the site
  • A copy of the Power.log file that was uploaded to our servers.

Statistics and game analysis

One of our goals in the creation of this service is to understand Hearthstone and its metagame. The strong diversity of backgrounds in the HearthSim Developer Community puts us in the unique position to be able to analyze the game as nobody has ever done before. Our intention is to contribute that data back to the community in various ways such as blog posts, APIs, and interactive features. Some of these features are monetized, in order to help us keep the replay service free and to ensure the continued development of the many free tools in the HearthSim community such as Hearthstone Deck Tracker.

You can elect to opt all your new uploads out of such analyses and any public archive from your account page, under the Statistics contributions section.

List of Third Parties

As part of our operations and in order to provide you with our services, we sometimes need to share data with third parties.

The list of third parties we may share data with, as well as resources on their own privacy policies and compliance information, is available here:

https://hsreplay.net/about/third-parties/