Our visitors’ privacy is very important to us. We appreciate that the privacy of your personal information is important to you, and therefore it also is important to us. When you visit our website, we receive and collect various types of personal information. Details of that information are given below. Please rest assured that we do not sell anyone’s personal information to any other organization.
We can confirm that we do collect data stored in log files, and we do use that data. A log file will likely contain details of your IP (Internet Provider) address, your ISP (Internet Service Provider), which browser you used to access the website, which pages on the website you visited while you were logged in, and when and for how long you visited.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are used by us to hold information. That information will include your personal preferences that you told us about or became apparent during your visit to our website. You may only see a cookie once, or you may wish to log into some of our popular features, such as the forums that we run.
- Google does use the DART cookie.
Information collected by third parties
Some companies use tracking technologies like cookies or pixels to collect information about users of or visitors to a particular website. We do allow these third-party companies to collect information in this way on our website. However, no personal information relating to users or visitors is ever passed on to these companies. The information that they collect gives them the opportunity to target advertisements at selected users and then to assess the effectiveness of that approach.
It is possible for a user or visitor to opt out of this targeting if the companies involved are advertising networks that belong to the Network Advertising Initiative. This offers a one-stop location to opt out of advertisement targeting from those companies that are members of the Initiative. Another option open to you if you wish to disable or selectively switch off our website cookies or those from third-party companies, is to do so via your browser settings. If you use a security program like Norton Internet Security or similar, you can go to ‘manage preferences’ and make the changes you want from there. Doing this, however, might affect your interaction with our website and prevent you from logging into programs and services such as forums or your account.