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Started by Admin Moo, July 26, 2020, 04:51:25 PM

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I have added a privacy policy to comply with the EU data protection rules (GDPR) for our European members, though it may also be informative our our members outside the EU.  This will be visible to new members at registration:

QuoteIsGodImaginary (IGI) is a open internet forum. This privacy policy will explain how we use the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics:

       
  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities
What data do we collect?
IGI collects the following data:
  • Personal identification information (Email address, date of birth, IP, etc.)
How do we collect your data?
You directly provide IGI with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:
  • Register online.
  • Use or view our website via your browser's cookies.
  • Share information in a forum post or private message.
IGI may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

       
  • Information shared about you in others' posts.  See our forum rules for more information about what other members can and cannot share about you.
How will we use your data?
IGI collects your data so that we can:

       
  • Verify your user account and age to register for the forum
  • Email you with notices from the admin
  • Identify duplicate accounts.
In addition, we allow search engine indexing so other users can find our site.  The only information gathered is public information available in posts.  You can see what is indexed by first logging out, and then clicking the "Sitemap" button at the bottom of our forum.

How do we store your data?
IGI securely stores your data in a password-protected database. We will keep your data for the life of this site. If for some reason you need data to be removed, please contact a site administrator.

We do not store your password. Instead, we store a "salted hash," which is a code that we compare to an encrypted code that your computer sends us to verify that you know what your password is. This means that the administrators of our site are not able to determine your password by looking at the database, since your password is never actually sent to our site.  This also means that we can never verify your identity by asking for your password.  If someone claiming to be a member of our staff ever asks for your password, it is a scam and should be reported to the administrators immediately.

In the event that our database were ever breached, a hacker would have access to your personal information listed above, as well as the contents of private messages, posts to private member groups, and other information not publicly available on the forum.  A hacker would not have access to your password, because we do not store your password in our database.  It is extremely difficult and time consuming to reverse engineer the salted hash, which means that it is unlikely that a hacker would be able to decipher your password in the event of a data breach.  However, it is not completely impossible, so if we ever became aware of such a breach, we would recommend that you change your password on this and any other site where you use that password immediately.

Marketing
IGI does not participate in any marketing.  We will never sell your data and in no way profit from your use of the site.

What are your data protection rights?
IGI would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request IGI for copies of your personal data.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that IGI correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request IGI to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that IGI erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that IGI restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to IGI's processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that IGI transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: admin@isgodimaginary.com or send a private message to an administrator.

Cookies
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.  For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?
IGI uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

       
  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?
There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

       
  • Functionality – IGI uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. We only use first-party cookies; we do not use any third-party cookies.
  • Tracking – IGI uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. We sometimes use this information to compare your account to other accounts to confirm that your account is unique and not a "sock puppet" account.
  • Advertising – IGI does not do any advertising and we will not share your information with any third parties.  If you see an ad on our site, this was likely injected via your browser, an app you use to visit our site, or adware installed on your device that is unrelated to our site.  If you see an unexplained ad, we recommend you run adware detection software on your device to identify such programs.  Some apps, such as Tapatalk, run their own ads and we do not benefit from any money they generate.
How to manage cookies
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.  However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.  Most notably, you will need to repeatedly login to the forum.

Privacy policies of other websites
The IGI website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy
IGI keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 26 July 2020.

How to contact us
If you have any questions about IGI's privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: admin@isgodimaginary.com

Or send an admin a private message on the forum.  Private messages are checked more frequently than the forum email.

How to contact the appropriate authority
Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that IGI has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the current forum owner, who is listed here.

There should not be any surprises for currently registered members, but I am happy to answer any questions.

none

is this why it the webpage hangs after a few seconds then loads very slowly in my browser?

and

this needs immediate attention....

critical...

https://isgodimaginary.com/forum/index.php/topic,65180.msg894078.html#msg894078
how long after I type amen do I get the money?
I'm lost, if you see me you are lost also
If Jesus believed in himself he wouldn't have been Jewish.

Mooby the Golden Sock

Quote from: none on July 27, 2020, 12:34:09 AM
is this why it the webpage hangs after a few seconds then loads very slowly in my browser?
No

Quotethis needs immediate attention....

critical...

https://isgodimaginary.com/forum/index.php/topic,65180.msg894078.html#msg894078
I think that was intentional to pull in people specifically searching for Jesus myth resources. You'd have to ask assyriankey or Son of Man as I suspect one of them added it.
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.--BÖC

none

now the index page is loading quickly...odd
how long after I type amen do I get the money?
I'm lost, if you see me you are lost also
If Jesus believed in himself he wouldn't have been Jewish.