1.The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to safeguarding it. This policy explains what we will do with your personal information.
This policy explains in detail how “Homage Forum” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Homage Forum”, “http://homage-forum.com”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Homage Forum” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “Homage Forum” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Homage Forum”, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second 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 (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Homage Forum” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).
Please refer to section M for more information about Cookies.
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at “Homage Forum” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by “Homage Forum” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Homage Forum”. 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 emails from the phpBB software.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at “Homage Forum”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Homage Forum”, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your email, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.
C. Collecting personal information
The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used:
1.information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;
2.information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths;
3.information, such as your email address, that you enter when you register with our website;
4.information that you enter when you create a profile on our website—for example, your name, profile pictures, gender, birthday, social network links, interests and hobbies;
5.information, such as your name and email address, that you enter in order to set up subscriptions to our emails and/or newsletters;
6.information that you enter while using the services on our website;
7.information that is generated while using our website, including when, how often, and under what circumstances you use it;
8.information that you post to our website with the intention of publishing it on the internet, which includes your username, profile pictures, and the content of your posts;
9.information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and metadata;
10.any other personal information that you send to us.
Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy
D. Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following:
1.administering our website;
2.personalizing our website for you;
3.enabling your use of the services available on our website;
4.sending you non-marketing commercial communications;
5.sending you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
6.sending you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
7.dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
8.keeping our website secure and prevent fraud;
9.verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website private messaging service); and
If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.
We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
E. Disclosing personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our staff members as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal information:
1.to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
2.in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
3.in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
4.to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
5.to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
F. International data transfers
1.Information that we collect may be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
2.Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China, and India.
3.Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
4.You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section F.
G. Retaining personal information
1.This Section G sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.
2.Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
3.Without prejudice to article G-2, we will usually delete personal data falling within the categories set out below at the date/time set out below:
a.personal data type will be deleted after being requested by you in a place of maximum 30 days; and
b.as soon as our administration team receives the notification.
4.Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section G, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
a.to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
b.if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
c.in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
H. Security of your personal information
1.We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
2.We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
3.All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.
4.You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
5.You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
J. Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the following:
1.the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity; for this purpose, we will usually accept an email sent from the address you actually have last registered to use on our website stating your current user name.
We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
K. Third party websites
Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
L. Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
M. Managing Cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies—for example:
a.in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools,” “Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and then “Advanced”;
b.in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” “Privacy,” selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
c.in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Content settings,” and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
3.You can delete cookies already stored on your computer—for example:
a.in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 );
b.in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies,” and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
c.in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Clear browsing data,” and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data.”
4.Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.