1.0 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Please use caution and common sense when using the website. You are entirely responsible for the information that you post on the website, or send to us or other people. We do not edit this information, and are not liable for errors or omissions in the information that you or other users submit. However, we reserve the right to edit or delete any material we consider inappropriate at our sole discretion.
3.0 INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
3.1 TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AND INTERNAL USE
(a) ANONYMOUS TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTED
We automatically collect technical traffic information regarding your connection to the website, including your IP address; the IP address of intermediary servers; the type of device; and the web browser you used to access the website. This data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you.
We may use this information to improve your experience on the website, and drive our development of new products and services.
We also create temporary ‘cookies’ on your device to facilitate an active session, so you don’t need to log in every time you open a new window. These will automatically expire, or you can delete these at any time through your browser settings.
(b) PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
We collect certain personal information when you register a new account, which may include a username (which may be a pseudonym); contact details such as your name, mailing address, email address and phone number; demographic information such as your age; etc.
We may use this information for the provision of the services accessible on the website, and to tailor and improve your experience on the website.
If you have subscribed to our mailing list, we may use your contact details to promote new services and product offers to you, or notify you about important changes to the website.
(c) CONTENT YOU UPLOAD
Please note that it may be possible to ascertain your identity from other information and content you choose to post on the website, such as your opinions, advice or any contact information you choose to disclose. Please take care with the content you post, as it will be publicly accessible on the website.
(d) CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
We do not request, receive or store any credit card information. Where necessary to facilitate payments on the website, we will redirect you to a secure third party payment processor, and you can opt to provide credit card information directly to them under their terms and conditions.
(e) ANONYMOUS INTERACTION
You may choose to register under a pseudonym and interact with the website anonymously. You may still access and use most of the features of the website, however some features may not be available.
4.0 SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We may share certain categories of information with third party contractors under an obligation of confidentiality, including our service providers, telecommunications providers, web developers, moderators, and others as necessary to facilitate the ongoing operation of the website.
We may share your contact details with our affiliate advertisers and service providers to promote new services and product offers to you, or notify you about important changes to the website. If you would rather not receive this information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the unsubscribe facility on the website.
Some of our third party service providers may be located overseas, and may operate in jurisdictions such as the United States, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
5.0 CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
(a) ENCRYPTED TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE
All information collected on the website is encrypted and stored on secure servers. We recommend you use a secure protocol for all interactions with the website.
All internal data transmission and communication to our third party service providers is conducted through secure, encrypted protocols.
(b) ACCESS, UPDATE AND CORRECTION
You may view and update information associated with your account profile by logging into the website and accessing your personal profile. You may also opt-out of marketing and some third party correspondence through your account profile.
(c) LOST OR STOLEN INFORMATION
You must promptly notify us if your login credentials (username and password) are lost, stolen, compromised, or used without permission. In such an event, we will deactivate or remove those login credentials from your account profile, issue new credentials, and update our records accordingly.
(d) PUBLIC INFORMATION
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We also make forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Any information you choose to disclose in these areas becomes public information, and we have no control over its use. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.