You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.
Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.
You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason. We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.
After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.
Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.
Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.
What data do we collect?
How do we collect your data?
How will we use your data?
How do we store your data?
What are your data protection rights?
What are cookies?
What types of cookies do we use?
How to manage your cookies
Privacy policies of other websites
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.