This policy explains how we use any information collected by us while you are using our website, chat room or any other services provided by us via our website, clients provided by us or any other ways of accessing our services.
Your information can be collected in several ways. Firstly, by using our site it will generate a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer in your web browser’s temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier and an anonymous session identifier, automatically assigned to you. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed the site or used the chat room and is used to store which forum topics have been read by you and options you have changed in our chat client such as colour thereby improving your user experience.
The fourth way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be and is not limited to posting as an anonymous user, registering on our website and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in.
Your account will at a bare minimum contain your username, password and e-mail address. Your account information is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the United Kingdom and the country our website is being hosted in at any given time only. Any information beyond username, password and e-mail address required by us during the registration process is either mandatory or optional. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is unreadable by us, you or anyone else. However, it is still recommended that you don’t reuse the same password across multiple sites. Your password is the means of accessing your account here, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password, you can use the “I forgot my password” link. This process will ask you for your username and e-mail to automatically generate a new password to reclaim your account and email it to you. It is your responsibility to make sure we have valid email address for your account.