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Privacy Policy

Last Update: 22 June 2023

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in our footer and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Log files are maintained and analyses of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognized by our web servers.

Information we may hold about you

Data we collect and process may include, but it is not limited to:

  • You name or username.
  • Your email address.
  • Your IP address.
  • Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases.

  • You register on this website.
  • You browse this website. See our cookies policy below.
  • You fill out fields on your profile.

Use of your personal information

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of making you a registered member of our website, in order for you to contribute to the content of this website.
  • We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our website. Your email address is never publicly visible, only if you chose to fill out a field on your profile.
  • Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain activities on our website. Your IP address is never publicly visible.

How long do we store the data

To maintain the continuity and integrity of forum discussions, we store your personal information indefinitely. This allows us to preserve the context and flow of conversations, ensuring that discussions remain coherent and valuable to all participants. By retaining this information, we can also facilitate effective moderation and address any potential violations of our forum's policies or guidelines.

Other uses of your personal information

In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you and which you have indicated you'd like to receive, we may occasionally wish to communicate with all members any important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in or opt-out of such emails in your account settings.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.


Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your computer by websites including this one. Cookies usually contain anonymous information which can only be accessed by the website which placed it on your computer.

You can delete cookies, however you may lose information which enables you to access the website more quickly or enables use of certain services or systems on the website.

You can choose to disable cookies in your browser. By default your browser will accept cookies. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain areas of the website, as well as some services.

You can always review the cookies we use by visiting our cookies page. Please note that this page is dedicated only to the cookies our website software is using, not third-parties cookies.

We use cookies for the following:

  • Saving your preferences for the website.
  • Monitor the traffic on the website.
  • Displaying advertisements on the website.
  • Compile aggregate data about forum traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services such as Google that track this information on our behalf, see Google's Privacy Policy page for more information.


You may encounter ads on our site, such as:

  • Graphic ads.
  • In-feed ads.
  • In-article ads.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website or other websites.

Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to our website or other websites on the Internet. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Google's Ads Settings page.

Account deletion requests and personal information

Member accounts are generally not deleted. This is due to the public nature of discussion forums, when you participate in a topic discussion, other members may already have responded to your post, comment or content, by removing your content this can cause confusion in the flow of the discussion. However, if you have disclosed personal information, we are happy to remove or redact the content if a request is sent to a staff member.

Third Parties

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
Invisible reCAPTCHA
This site uses a CAPTCHA to ensure humans are performing certain actions. The CAPTCHA provider may set a session cookie and get information about your internet browser and device accessing this website.
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