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Privacy policy

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    Introduction
    This privacy policy sets out how BSB Forums uses and protects any information that you give BSB Forums when you use this website.

    BSB Forums is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

    BSB Forums may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01 February 2013.

    What we collect
    We may collect the following:
    • name, occupation and date of birth
    • contact information including email address and instant messaging handles
    • IP addresses used to register, log in and post messages
    • demographic information such as your gender, location and interests
    • forum preferences
    • other information you may wish to provide

    What we do with the information we gather
    We require this information to uphold security, to prevent misuse of the services we provide and to identify content posted by individuals.

    Furthermore:
    • We will send you welcome messages to verify your email address and to inform you of the services we provide and confirm when your account has been activated
    • We may periodically send you messages and may contact you for market research purposes relating to the forum
    • We may use the information to improve our service
    • We may use the information to customise the forum according to your preferences and to protect your information

    Security
    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

    How we use cookies
    We use cookies to enable functions such as showing whether or not a thread or forum you are viewing has new posts since your last visit, or to automatically log you back in when you return to the site after being away for a while, storing your username and password. Cookies are also used to track your current session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site.

    We also use third party advertisements on BSB Forums to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use cookies when they advertise on our site, which will also send advertisers information including your IP address. BSB Forums have no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third party advertisers although we believe that these organisations ensure that your privacy is protected.

    You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.

    You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

    Links to other websites
    Our website contains links to other websites of which we do not have any control. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

    Controlling your personal information
    You are able to set privacy settings which can limit who can see some information you have provided.

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission, are required by law to do so or if we need to submit a report regarding misuse of the services we provide. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

    You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please use the 'Contact Us' form (located at the top of the main index page).

    If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please use the 'Contact Us' form. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
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