There are many different ways that you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating an account, we can make those services even better.  As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  • What information we collect and why we collect it.
  • How we use that information.
  • The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.

We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms, such as cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to Rusty In Places, so whether you are new to Rusty In Places or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions, please use our public forums or connect to our TeamSpeak 3 server and ask for a member of our Command Staff.

Information that we collect

We collect information in the following ways:

  • Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for an Account. When you do, we’ll ask for your email address to store with your account but we do not ask for any other personal information. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible profile.
  • Information we get from your use of our services. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like which pages you view and how often. This information includes:
    • Device information
      • We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information).
    • Location information
      • When you use our services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address that may, for example, provide us with information on nearby devices.
    • Local storage
      • We may collect and store information locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
    • Cookies and similar technologies
      • We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a our service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device.

Information we collect when you are signed in to this website, may be associated with your account.

Information that you share

Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.

Accessing and updating your personal information

Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so free of charge, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

Information that we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organisations and individuals outside of us unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With your consent
    • We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals outside of us when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • For legal reasons
    • We will not share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals outside of us if we have a belief in good faith that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
      • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
      • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
      • detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
      • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of our site, our users or the public, as required or permitted by law.

Information security

We work hard to protect our site and our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information that we hold.

When this Privacy Policy applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Rusty In Places, but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search results, sites that may include our services or other sites linked from our services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organisations that advertise our services and that may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.