This Site collects information regarding your use of the Site through the use of "cookies." Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer includes the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and click stream data, including date and time, cookie number and content you viewed or searched for on the Site
We use "session" cookies to collect information about your use of the Site and so that you may view articles, post in the forums and browse from page to page. These cookies are temporary and are deleted when you leave the Site. We use "persistent" cookies to allow for automatic login, give you a more personalised browsing experience, and help you navigate the Site more efficiently.
We collect and use, and may from time to time supply third parties with, this information only as anonymous, aggregated user data for the purposes of usage analysis, quality control and improving the Site.
You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by accessing your browser's preferences menu. If you choose to disable cookies altogether, you can use the Site but will not be able to register, login to the Site with a personal User Name and Password, or make use of the advanced personalisation features of the Site, although the basic features and functionality offered to unregistered users of the Site will be possible to use.
We request users of the Site to provide personal information to use certain features of the website. The information collected from a user is strictly voluntary and may include contact information such as the user's name, e-mail address, telephone and postal address.
In order to access certain content and to make use of the full functionality and advanced personalisation features of the Site such as to post in the forums, we ask you to register and obtain a personal User Name and Password. You may be prompted to register when you:
The information collected from the registration form that is presented to users when they choose to register may include contact information, such as the user's name, e-mail address, postal address, country, telephone number and work setting ("Registration Information"). The Registration Information is linked directly to a personal User Name and Password
We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:
Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees, agents, representatives and service providers, such as our data processing operations, for the purposes set forth above.
We will not disclose any personal information without your consent except: in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and if we are acquired by or merged with another company.
We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognise that your privacy is important to you, and therefore we endeavor to keep your personal information confidential. The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on servers that are behind a firewall and physically housed within a secured data center. Furthermore, our internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of personal information. However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorised access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of the personal information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of personal information.