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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our on-line information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in our footer and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

All posts are publicly viewable in perpetuity, including poster's real names, and will not be deleted

Every registered member of the Discussion Community has explicitly agreed, during the account registration process, to our Terms of Use which inform that your posts and your real name will be visible on the internet in perpetuity, and every post made to the Community constitutes a re-affirmation of this agreement. You should keep in mind when posting that on-line discussion fora are intrinsically public. When you participate in public discussions, your comments become part of that public dialogue and are viewable by a wide audience -- this includes search engines (e.g. Google), archives, links, quotations databases, etc. While messages sent to individual members through the Private Messaging system are just that (i.e. private), all members must remember that posts in the public forum are read by a very large audience, and will be read into the future by new members, etc. Given that individual posts become integral parts of larger discussions and threads, it is not possible to delete posts except in truly exceptional circumstances. You must also be aware that if you decide to retire your account in the future (i.e. to leave the forum), your posts will remain in the forum as part of the public discussion, and will remain searchable with your name. (It is helpful to think of posting to the forum along similar lines as publishing an article or text in a magazine or book: once it has been published, its content and your name attached to it remain in public readership and accessibility into the future.) Do not register or post to this forum unless you understand and explicitly accept that your posts, with your name, will be publically accessible on the internet in this way, in perpetuity.

System Logs

Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Cookies

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.