Privacy Questions and Answers

This notice describes how Hitman Forum (“the forum”) (using the Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc., or CDCK for short), collects and uses data about you.

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What is Hitman Forum?

Hitman Forum is a third party forum site primarily for the discussion of the Hitman games created by IO-Interactive and published primarily through Square-Enix and Warner Bros Video Games.

Hitman Forum adheres to its own privacy practices using the available functionality in the CDCK. Due to this functionality and support received by CDCK - some data may also be gathered and stored under CDCK’s privacy policy. HitmanForum was hosted on a CDCK server up until May 2018 and a some CDCK staff retain staff access - currently the forum is hosted on Dreamhost.

How does HitmanForum collect data about me?

Hitman Forum collects data about you:

  • when you browse the forum and the rest of the website

  • when you create and use an account on Hitman Forum

  • when you post, send private messages, and otherwise participate on Hitman Forum

Hitman Forum collects data when you use the forum, whether you use the forums using a web browser on your own computer, or use CDCK’s Discourse apps for mobile devices.

Hitman Forum does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

What data does Hitman Forum collect about me, and why?

Hitman Forum collects data about visits to forums.

When you visit a forum that Hitman Forum hosts, whether you have an account or not, the forum uses cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

Hitman Forum uses data about how you use the website to:

  • optimize the forum, so that it’s quick and easy to use

  • diagnose and debug technical errors

  • defend the forum from abuse and technical attacks

  • compile statistics on forum and topic popularity

  • compile statistics on the kinds of software and computers visitors use

Hitman Forum usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, Hitman Forum may preserve log data longer, for analysis. Hitman Forum stores aggregate statistics about use of the forum, but those statistics don’t include data identifiable to you personally.

Hitman Forum may, upon request, share the aggregate information with IO-Interactive but not any data identifiable to you personally.

Hitman Forum collects account data.

Many features of the forum require a forum account. For example, an account is required to post and reply to topics.

To sign up for a forum account, Hitman Forum requires your name, a user name, and an e-mail address.

Hitman Forum uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. If the forum is public, Hitman Forum publishes your account data. If the forum is access-restricted, Hitman Forum makes your account data available to everyone who can access the forum, according to the forum administrator’s configuration.

Hitman Forum uses your e-mail address to:

  • notify you about posts and other activity on the forum

  • reset your password and help keep your account secure

  • contact you in special circumstances related to your account

  • contact you about legal requests, like DMCA takedown requests

You may provide additional data for your account, like a short biography, your location, or your birthday, on the profile settings page for your account. Hitman Forum makes that data available to others who can access the forum. You don’t have to provide this additional information, and you can erase it at any time.

Hitman Forum stores your account data as long as your account remains open.

Hitman Forum collects data about posts and other activity on the forum.

Hitman Forum collects the content of your posts, plus data about bookmarks, likes, and links you follow in order to share that data with others, through the forum. If the category is public, Hitman Forum publishes your activity. If the category is access-restricted, or access restrictions apply to the specific post, Hitman Forum makes your activity available only to users permitted to see it.

HitmanForum also collects data about private messages that you send through the forum. HitmanForum makes private messages available to senders and their recipients, and also to forum administrators.

HitmanForum stores your posts and other activity as long as your account remains open.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You can make choices about how data about is used on the settings page for your account. When a forum uses access restrictions that vary by category, you can choose who will see your post by choosing the appropriate category.

Hitman Forum does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does CDCK store data about me?

Most of the data is stored in Dreamhost’s data center in Ashburne, Virginia, USA. Some aggregate data is stored in Google Analystics servers across the world.

Does Hitman Forum comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

Hitman Forum respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires HitmanForum to give can be found throughout this privacy notice. So can information about specific rights, like access, rectification, erasure, data portability, and objection to automated decision-making.

Where can I access data about me?

You can see your account data at any time by visiting your account page on the forum. Your account page also lists your posts and other activity on the forum.

Your account activity page also includes a link to download all of your activity in standard comma-separated values format.

How can I change or erase data about me?

You can change your account data at any time by visiting the profile settings page for your account. The settings for a particular forum may also allow you to close your account, on the settings page for your account. Closing your account starts a process of erasing or anonymizing Hitman Forum’s records of data you provided for your account. Forum administrators can also erase and anonymize accounts.

Depending on the settings for your particular forum, you may also be able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, Hitman Forum will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Does Hitman Forum make automated decisions based on data about me?

Hitman Forum classifies posts as spam automatically.

Hitman Forum uses data about your posts and other activity on many forums to make automated decisions about whether your posts to and most forums that Hitman Forum hosts are spam.

If you think a post has been wrongly blocked or removed, contact a moderator or administrator. They can override the decision that a post was spam.

Hitman Forum uses data about posts and activity to set trust levels automatically.

The forum uses data about your posts and activity to award you badges and calculate a trust level for your account. Your trust level may affect how you can participate in the forum, such as whether you can upload images, as well as give you access to moderation and management powers in the forum. Your trust level therefore reflects the forum administrators’ confidence in you, and their willingness to delegate community management functions, like moderation.

If you think your trust level has been set incorrectly, contact an administrator of your forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

Does Hitman Forum share data about me with others?

Hitman Forum shares account data with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

Hitman Forum shares data about your posts and other forum activity with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

Apart from making aggregate data available to IO-Interactive, Hitman Forum does not sell or give information about you to other companies or services. However, Hitman Forum does use services from other companies. The companies behind those services may collect data about you on their own, for their own purposes. Some of these services may be used to collect information about your online activities across different websites. All of these services are based in the United States.

Service Privacy Notice Description
Akismet reduces spam posts on some forums
Google Analytics Compiles visitor statistics on some forums, including You can opt out of Google Analytics using a browser extension.
Amazon Web Services Provides cloud servers and services, in service regions across the world, to host and back up some forums.
Apple Push Notification Service Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse iOS app.
Google Cloud Messaging Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse Android app.

Other individuals and companies may also reuse data about you that CDCK publishes, such as your posts to public forums.

How can I contact Hitman Forum about privacy?

You can send questions and complaints to:

Hitman Forum
[email protected]

For complaints under GDPR more generally, European Union users may lodge complaints with their local data protection supervisory authorities.

How can I find out about changes?

This version of Hitman Forum’s privacy questions and answers took effect October 14, 2018.

Hitman Forum will post the next version at Hitman Forum may change how it announces changes in future versions.

In the meantime, Hitman Forum may update its contact information without announcing a change. Please refer to for the latest contact information at any time.