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Privacy Policy

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 analysed 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 recognised by our web servers.

Cookies
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

 

General Data Protection Regulation

As this site is operated from within the European Union and a number of our users are EU citizens, we are bound to the GDPR (you can read more here). We collect the following information when you use this site: 

  • Your Username, Email Address & Profile Picture (if you use Gravatar, then we use your Avatar from there. Gravatar-hosted avatars are not stored on our servers)
  • Any contact methods/information you supply on your profile page (i.e. Social Network accounts, Gender, Location, Birthday, Interests, etc)
  • The IP address of your Computer/Internet Connection 
  • The pages you visit whilst logged in
  • Your Twitter Account ID (If you logged in with Twitter or linked your OpenComputers Forum account with your Twitter account)
  • Anything you post on the forums

This information is stored in our Databases and is only processed for use on the OpenComputers Forum. We do not give out your information to any third-parties.

Right To Be Forgotten

Part of the GDPR defines the "right to be forgotten". Upon receiving a request, we will remove and purge all personally identifiable information (such as email address, username, profile info) and anonymise forum posts (we ask that you please refrain from posting personal info within threads, however if you have posted personal information in a thread, do let us know in your request and we will remove it). Please send your request to one of the members of the Administrator team (preferably Lizzy as she has direct access to the server itself) and we will action it.

 

If you have any questions, please message a member of Staff.

Third Parties

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.
keyCAPTCHA
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.

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.