What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.
When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.
When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience
- To improve our site and respond to your feature requests
- To send brief, occasional emails, if you have opted into this, or for important administrative updates.
What is your data retention policy?
We make a good faith effort to:
- Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
- Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. As noted above, we may share site usage data with trusted third parties to generate site analytics. We may also release your information when we believe release is necessary to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ safety.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We nevertheless seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these third party sites.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated February 1, 2018.