Las Venturas Playground Privacy Policy

Las Venturas Playground respects the privacy of every member and visitor of any service provided. Please note that this policy may be amended from time to time to keep up with the latest privacy policies.

LVP Privacy Policy | Version: 1.0 | Date: 2009-11-10 | Download PDF

Introduction and definitions

This document contains Las Venturas Playground's Privacy Policy, meaning it describes the information we collect, process, and share with third parties. This document may be amended by the Las Venturas Playground Management at their own discretion. All changes will be publicly announced.

In this document a number of acronyms and non-standard terms will be used, which must be interpreted using the following definitions:

  1. IRC, IRC Channels
    Las Ventures Playground owns a number of public and private chatting channels on the GTANet IRC Network. IRC is an acronym for Internet Relay Chat.
  2. LVP
    Las Venturas Playground, the community as a whole, including all Services and Staff Members.
  3. LVP Staff
    Staff members of the Las Venturas Playground community: Administrators, the Management, Developers, Forum Administrators and Website Administrators.
  4. SA-MP, San Andreas: Multiplayer
    A multiplayer modification for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that Las Venturas Playground has been built upon. More information is available on
  5. Services
    All services offered by Las Venturas Playground including, but not limited to, the San Andreas: Multiplayer server, Website, Forums, TeamSpeak server and IRC Channels.
  6. TeamSpeak
    Las Venturas Playground hosts its own TeamSpeak server, allowing you to talk to other people over the Internet. No logs are being kept of the vocal- and textual conversations.
  7. WhatPulse
    Las Venturas Playground maintains its own sub-team in the WhatPulse competition, which tracks your key presses, clicks, and mouse movement. No private information will be shared using this service. More information is available at

This Privacy Policy applies to all Services owned by, maintained by, or derived from Las Venturas Playground. The most recent version of this document can be found on the following page of the Las Venturas Playground website:

User Agreement

By registering on Las Venturas Playground you agree to and acknowledge the contents of this document. In the case of disagreement with any of the items listed in this document you are expected to leave Las Venturas Playground and all related Services. No exceptions to these regulations are possible.

When you register on Las Venturas Playground, the following information will be collected. Fields noted with a red asterisk (*) are required in order to create a user account.

Field Private Intended usage
Nickname* No Unique personal identifier for your account.
Password[1]* Yes Password used for gaining access to your account.
E-mail address[2]* Yes Address to contact you in case of major problems.
Real name Yes Your real name for personalized panels.
Birth date Yes Verifying whether you are old enough for GTA.
IP Address Yes Keeping track of account access and clones.

Other information including, but not limited to, your homepage, telephone number, address, country, avatar image, signature, and your gender may be entered at your own discretion. Some of these details will be published on your community profile page, which will be clearly noted on the page you are able to change your details on.

V.I.P. Memberships

Las Venturas Playground offers V.I.P. memberships for regular players. Such a membership allows you to have a more extended profile, extra storage space for your activities on our Services and extra features where available. Payment information, including your PayPal address, name and address will be stored for administrative purposes. This information will be handled privately and will only be accessible for select members of the LVP Management.

Automatically gathered statistics

Las Venturas Playground has various bots and systems that automatically gather information about your actions around our Services. Most of these statistics will be published by default; however, due to privacy implications some of these may have, you are allowed to disable them in your profile configuration.

The following information will be gathered by default and will be published without exception.

Field Details / Intended usage
Position Your position on Las Venturas Playground.
Registration date Displaying the amount of days you have been registered.
Online time Displaying the total time you have spent on our SA-MP Server.
Karma[3] Your karma level based on your performance on all our Services.

Next to this, depending on your involvement on the Forums and our WhatPulse Team, columns may be shown in your profile describing your last actions on these Services. These columns cannot be disabled either, considering this is public information.

Various other information we track can be disabled based on your preference. While most of these fields have been enabled by default, you are free to show or hide them whenever you please. Certified Services of Las Venturas Playground[4] are able to access this information at all times.

Field Default Details / Intended usage
Last online shared Date of your last appearance on our SA-MP Server.
Melee statistics[5] shared Information about your fighting performance.
Fun statistics[5] shared Information about your exports, reaction tests, etc.
In-game activity shared Your in-game activity in the last 5 sessions and hours.
Extended activity[5] hidden Extended information about your in-game activity.
WhatPulse activity shared Detailed information about your WhatPulse activity.
Favorite victims[5] hidden Your favorite victims on our SA-MP Server.
Frequent killers hidden Players who often kill you on our SA-MP Server.
Weapon preference[6] hidden Information about your fighting performance.
Profile API hidden Publish XML files with information about your statistics.

Next to these fields, a number of statistics will be gathered but will not be available to you or in your profile. Most of the time these statistics will be used for administrative purposes or general statistic gathering. While these are visible on our website, all information used to generate them is anonymous. In detail, the gathered statistics about you which are not directly available to you are:

  1. IP Addresses, and associated countries, used during your SA-MP Sessions.
  2. Any security-related command entered during your session on the SA-MP server, except the general "/login" command.
  3. Notations in your profile made by Forum Administrators as a consequence of your actions, performance or behavior, on our Forums.
  4. Notations in your profile made by LVP Staff Members as a consequence of your actions, performance, or behavior.
  5. Reasons of kicks and bans from the SA-MP Server made by LVP Staff Members.
  6. In-game chat-logs, personal messages and gang-messages made by you on our SA-MP Server.

In case of immediate problems, select members of the LVP Management are allowed to look up your personal messages on the Forums. This will, however, be done with respect for your privacy. The contents of messages will never be shared with other Players or members of the LVP Staff. Private Messages on IRC, TeamSpeak and WhatPulse are absolutely private and cannot be viewed by any member of the Las Venturas Playground Management.

Sharing information with third parties

Your information will be handled privately and will never be shared with any third party without your direct consent, unless you chose to enable your Profile API. The Profile API allows external developers to use your information for any purpose they think is applicable. Mind that no personal information such as your e-mail address, real name, birth date, or IP addresses will be made available using the API, only basic in-game statistics.

Cookies and Statistics

The Las Venturas Playground Services store several cookies on your computer. None of the cookies stored contain any private or identifiable information.

  1. The Las Venturas Playground Websites stores three cookies, containing your PHP Session Id, whether your browser supports font smoothing and whether the menu has been closed.
  2. The Las Venturas Playground Forum stores two cookies, one containing your PHP Session Id and another one containing information about your Simple Machines Forums Session Id.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Deletion of accounts or account data

Las Venturas Playground does not delete user accounts under any circumstances. If you wish to remove information associated with your account from the Las Venturas Playground Services, request this directly to a member of the Management. Removal of information is irreversible.

Requesting all stored information

As the European Data Protection Directive requires, it is possible to request a copy of all information associated with your Las Venturas Playground account, including descriptions of the purposes we are storing the information with.

In order to retrieve a copy of these documents, send a formal request to Mail us. Your message must include your real name, player alias ("nickname") and the e-mail address you registered with. After confirmation Las Venturas Playground will charge you $7.00 (€ 4.50 for European citizens) in administrative costs, following the European laws which apply to this community. You will receive a copy of the document within four weeks.

Las Venturas Playground has the authority to refuse your request, or parts of it, if this is in the interest of the prevention, investigation or prosecution of offences, or in order to protect the rights and privacy of other people.

[1] Your password will be stored severely encrypted using a one-way hashing algorithm.
[2] Your e-mail address may be used to inform you of important events like a change in our Services.
[3] Your Karma level gets calculated automatically. The formula for this statistic will be kept private at all times.
[4] Certified Services are the “Nuwani IRC Bot” and the “Nuwani Forum Bot.”
[5] This field can only be hidden by Las Venturas Playground V.I.P. Members.
[6] This field can only be enabled by Las Venturas Playground V.I.P. Members.