Colour Whist is a game for everyone. Therefore Whisthub wants to be as accessible as possible for everyone. According to this philosophy an account is not required to play.
Playing without an account
If you want to play against other players, all that is required is a screen name so that you are recognizable to other players. You are not required to use your real name, but you are more likely to be accepted into a game with a trustworthy name.
The name you enter is not saved on the server. It is however saved locally so that you don't have to re-enter your name next time. You can change your screen name before every game you join.
If you would like to compare your playing strength with other players you can choose to sign up for an account. With an account you can score - or lose - points by playing against other players that also have an account.
There are three possibilities to create an account:
- Using your Facebook account
- Using your Google account
- Using your e-mail address
When using your Facebook or Google account only your name and profile picture will be used. Whisthub never publishes something in your name on Facebook or Google. Signing up with Facebook or Google can be useful so that you don't have to remember a password.
If you don't have a Facebook or Google account you can sign up with your email address. This email address can be used to reset your password in case you forgot it. The email address you enter has to be confirmed. For this reason Whisthub sends you an email with a link you can use to confirm your email address.
If you sign up with an email address, this address is only used to recover your password if needed. The email address is never published and not visible to other users. Whisthub does not send you emails, unless you forgot your password and want to recover it.
User account data
Your user account data are private and are not shared with third parties. Only your name, total amount of games played and your current rating are public. If you signed up with an email address, this email address is not visible to others.
Whisthub keeps a record in the database of every game in the multiplayer mode. This is solely for statistical purposes and to improve the AI. This data is not used for any other purpose and is never shared with third parties.
During a game you have the possibility to chat with other players. The chat messages you send are only sent to other players in the game and are nowhere stored on the server.
Currently it is difficult to find a website that doesn't show you a popup to accept cookies right away. Whisthub wants to be different.
In case you don't have an account, no cookies are used.
If you do have an account only the technically required cookies are used. These are cookies that keep track of whether you are logged in and whether you want to stay logged in if you return later.
Given that Whisthub is free of ads, no third-party cookies are used.
By signing up for an account you accept the use of those required cookies.