Forums Privacy Policy

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At Forums, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines what type of personal information is collected and stored by Forums and how it is used.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Forums collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Forums's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Forums's visitors use its website. From time to time, Forums may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Forums also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Forums forums. Forums only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Forums's websites choose to interact with Forums in ways that require Forums to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Forums gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a forum user account at Forums to provide a username and email address. We advise users not to use their real names for the username as this information is shown publicly on pages of this website. Email address is not shown publicly. In each case, Forums collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Forums. Forums does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics Forums may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Forums may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Forums does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information Forums discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Forums's behalf or to provide services available at Forums's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Forums's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Forums will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Forums discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Forums believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Forums, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Forums website and have supplied your email address, Forums may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Forums and our products. We expect to keep this type of email communication to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Forums takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Forums uses cookies to help Forums identify and track visitors, their usage of Forums website, and their website access preferences. Forums visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Forums's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Forums's website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Forums, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Forums goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Forums may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Forums and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to Forums website.
  • Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to Forums users based on their visit to Forums and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting
Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send the advertisements and links that appear on Forums directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. Forums has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Forums's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Forums may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Forums's sole discretion. Forums encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This Privacy Policy has been last updated on May 25th, 2018