“rustmaps.com” (otherwise referred to as “We/we, Our/our or Us/us”) will use and store on this website, and
any services associated. In using all services operated by RustMaps, you agree to all the terms stated within
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website
visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of
that personal data.
Any information we collect shall be stored using proper security protocols and will be handled with the utmost
care. Information collected shall be hosted on servers located in the United States of America, meaning the
data we collect will leave the European Economic Area. Any information transferred to a physical state will be
handled securely and shall be destroyed after its physical use.
All information deemed vulnerable by you (the user using our site) must be handled with care by you. We will
not be held liable for any data breaches as a result of actions out of our control.
This website is owned and operated by RustMaps, the trading name for the individuals operating the
If you have any questions concerning the information we hold about you, or wish to enquire about this privacy
policy, please email us at [email protected]
How we use your personal data
In this Section 2 we have set out:
the general categories of personal data that we may process;
in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
the legal bases of the processing.
We will process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data includes your
IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit,
page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of
your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be
processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing
is consent or our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your name and email
address. The source of the account data is from PayPal, which is used to process payments made to us, as well
as your account username and unique identifier used for https://steamcommunity.com. The account data is
processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our
website and services, and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate
interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
We may process your personal data that is provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data").
The service data may include the timing, frequency, and pattern of service use. The source of the service data
is you. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services,
ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases, and communicating
with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our
website and business.
We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications
and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending
you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a
contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us
("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata
associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications
made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of
communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests,
namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, we
may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal
obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another
Providing your personal data to others
We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries,
our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on
the legal bases, set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably
necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining
professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or
in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 3, we may disclose your personal
data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in
order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your
personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims,
whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
International transfers of your personal data
In this Section 4, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be
transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
The hosting facilities for the server which stores the user information we collect for our website is situated in
the United States of America. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the
data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by
appropriate safeguards, namely EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Retaining and deleting personal data
This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that we
comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for
that purpose or those purposes.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention
is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital
interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
We may notify you of changes to this policy by email on our website.
In this Section 7, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights
are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the
relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
Your principal rights under the data protection law are:
the right to access;
the right to rectification;
the right to erasure;
the right to restrict processing;
the right to object to processing;
the right to data portability;
the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
the right to withdraw consent.
You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do,
access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes
details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the
personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of
your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a
reasonable fee. Provision of such information will be subject to:
the first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies will be subjected to a xxx administration fee; and
the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a
photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing
your current address).
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the
purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those
circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they
were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the
processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing
purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to
erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of
expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or
defence of legal claims.
In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances
are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no
longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the
establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the
verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store
your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment,
exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for
reasons of important public interest.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular
situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for:
the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in
us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection,
we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds
for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the
establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including
profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal
data for this purpose.
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a
legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in
the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right
to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting [email protected]
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Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information
that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
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including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services
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