North American Tiddlywinks Association

NATwA founded • 27 February 1966

Who we are

Our website address is: Other web domains may redirect to this website.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data provided in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help in spam detection.

An anonymized string created from a poster’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact form email

The contact form on is available for use by people who opt to contact us. Any information provided in the contact form is emailed to us through regular, unencrypted Internet email via the website hosting provider’s services (currently provided by Elementor.Cloud). Depending upon the type of contact or query, may forward the contact email to a limited number of qualified, knowledgeable parties who may be able assist in our response to the request.


If you transmit images or videos to administrators maintaining the website, you should be aware that such images or videos supplied by you may include metadata containing identifying information (such as EXIF GPS location metadata). The website administrators who may receive such images and videos may post them to this website or other websites (unless you specifically request that they are not posted). Visitors are capable of downloading supplied images posted to a website and therefore may be able to extract any metadata contained in those images.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies typically expire after a designated time period.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Note that logging in to our website is not necessary for accessing a substantial majority of content on our website.

You can delete cookies from this website in your web browser.

Web logs

Ordinary web logs of hits to this site are recorded. These web logs do not include personal information—they include information such as the Internet site or IP address of each visitor, referring site, and other nonpersonal information.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Our website has no control over the behavior of other such websites.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Our website does not include advertisements nor “bugs” that track web browsing behavior across websites.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Search engines

External companies unrelated to this site provide search engine services that index the pages on this website using a variety of technical means. All information provided on this website that does not have access restricted to logged-in users is subject to indexing by such search engines.

Updates to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change; any changes will be provided on this site.