Your privacy is important to us. Therefore we minimize any intrusions while balancing this with the need to keep the site operating free of charge.
In order to do that we adhere to industry standards and follow that evolution.
The logs kept on this web site are industry standard logs and are used for statistical purposes as well as troubleshooting of issues with the server and/or the interaction of the server with users reporting problems. Logs are kept for a period of about one month.
Logs could also end up on backups and remain there for a longer period of time off-line.
We use session cookies to enhance your experience and to allow statistical analysis of visitor behavior. This analysis is anonymous and aimed to allow to enhance the web site and improve your experience.
Session cookies expire at the end of a browser session and hence cannot be use to track you long term.
The EU passed a directive requiring legislation from its member states to implement measures. Within our ability we abide by these rules:
- We have globally removed the use of Google Analytics (it doesn't work without cookies)
- We have globally removed direct advertising from amazon.com and replaced it with our own implementation that does not track you while you stay on our web site.
Users can sign up for an account and participate in a public forum. Anything the user enters as information in this section is displayed for all other users to see. Users are encouraged not to publish personal identifiable information (such as their real name, their address, their phone numbers and email addresses).
Volunteer moderators have access to personal identifiable data such as IP addresses and email addresses. These are however only used to facilitate the good workings of the forum and prevent abusive behavior by banning offending participants.
Google Adsense is a critical revenue source in order to keep this web site free for its visitors.
In order to implement Adsense, we have to allow Google to run scripts that will attempt to set cookies when you visit one of the pages with such ads on them.
The content of these cookies and the manner they are handled is completely in control of Google, not of this web site.
We do not use any 3rd party network within Google Adsense.
We have disabled interest-based ads: this means that we do not allow Google to use our site to build a picture of what you're interested in. To completely get rid of it, you have to disable showing what you are interested in built up on other sites directly with Google yourself (see below).
These cookies ("DART") can be used by Google to track your visits on other web sites, gauge your interest and allow Google to deliver you ads based on that interest.
Read more on Google privacy policies ...