Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Commitment To Privacy

Nothing is more important to the owners and staff of than making every effort to protect the privacy of all members. 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.

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The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the website, and any other site owned and operated by . On some pages, you can specify personal profiles that may be viewable by other registered members of this website. However, at no time do we collect your personal information such as name, address, or phone number, and only require a functioning e-mail address for membership. At no time do we attempt to reconcile any information you provide including your IP address with offline identity or other personal information.

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provided about yourself at registration to authorize your access when you post messages on our discussion forum. We also record the IP address you’re using at the time of each posted message.

We use the e-mail address you provided to confirm your discussion board password. Your addresses are not used for any other purpose other than registration for the Email notifications, and will never be shared with outside parties and are not viewable by unregistered members.

To receive newsletters and administrative emails, you must first respond in the affirmative to the opt-in notification email you will receive soon after joining the site or subscribing to the email newsletter service. If you do not opt-in, you will receive no newsletters or promotional emails. You may opt-out of the emails at any time by clicking the opt-out link in each email, replying to the email with the subject line “unsubscribe.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would never disclose anything that could be used to identify any individuals.

The non-identifying aggregate information is not stored on any server owned by as we do not collect nor store any log files of activity on our websites. Instead, we employ the software (which does set a cookie) to obtain traffic analysis data.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above. Your profile information is protected from web-spiders that search for e-mail addresses and other personal information. We reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable information associated with your account and/or posting history as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on

Voluntary Input Of Personally Identifiable Information:

If you use the bulletin boards (forums), blogs, private messaging (U2U), or chat room on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums and services, and may, at our discretion, remove any personally identifiable information you submit that appears in public view.

Data Cookies:

From time to time data cookies will be set by various portions of the application code that runs the forums, features,  and other specialty items running on our web servers. At no time is any personally identifying information (other than site username) ever stored in these cookies. The cookies are used to provide our application with page-to-page awareness of your user status and/or access privileges. Most of these cookies expire within days, however, some may expire in moths or years.

Third Party Data Cookies:

Advertising networks that serve advertising on may write their own cookies for the purposes of determining advertising frequency and relevance, and to match ads against your interests based on aggregate non-personally identifiable information learned about your Internet browsing. We have performed reasonable diligence on all advertising networks authorized to serve ads on our websites to ensure that their data cookies are for this purpose and nothing more. Many of the providers serving display ads on provide users with the ability to opt-out of these third-party cookies. Below is a list of the networks which may, from time to time, deliver ads to our users (many may only occasionally deliver ads):


Factor TG
Casale Media
Specific Media
Value Click Media
24/7 Real Media
Pulse 360

Opting Out

What is the DoubleClick DART cookie?

The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on publisher’s site(s) and across the web.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page.  Also you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.)

If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on, and should be disclosed in your privacy policy as well in the following manner.

  • he third party Vendors and their links are listed just above this paragraph, users may visit those websites to opt out of cookies (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Users can also opt out of some, but not all, of these cookies in one location at the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website at

Data Mining:

At no time will your personal profile information, posting history, or any other activity specific to your time on our websites be used for the purposes of targeted messages from advertisers or marketers purchasing ads or other marketing products on these websites.
Our Commitment To Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To The Privacy Of Children:

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.

Our Commitment to Communication Privacy:

Members are provided with a private messaging system (U2U service) as part of their account privileges. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the private messaging system is maintained in a secure fashion so as to ensure the privacy of any and all messages sent between members. Staff and/or owners will not observe the content or flow of any private messaging unless explicit reports of Terms & Conditions violations are received. The private messages may be subject to run-time content filtering  that is used to filter the content of thread posts.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your profile information that we collect online and maintain by We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. Use the “Member Center” link in the top of the discussion board menu-bar.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Changes To This Privacy Policy:

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Fair Use Notice:

This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

How To Contact Us:

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email using our Contact Form.

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