Privacy Statement
General Information
  • We collect some personal information when you register with the Site. At the moment, the only personal data collected is your freely chosen user name (which, of course, doesn’t have to be your real name).
  • Beside that, the Site automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the page you request.
  • We use this information for the following general purposes: product and service provision, identification and authentication, service improvement, research, and anonymous reporting.
IP Addresses

IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in our user registration databases when you register.

IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including:

  • To diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
  • To tailor advertising based on geographic area or other information derived from your IP address.
  • To estimate the total number of users visiting the Site from specific geographical regions.
Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

  • You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.
  • If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use the Site.
  • The Site uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
    • access your information when you sign in (regardless whether for a temporary session as a guest or by using your registered account details),
    • keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the Site’s services,
    • display the most appropriate advertising banners, based on your interests and activity on the Site,
    • estimate and report our total audience size and traffic,
    • conduct research to improve the Site’s content and services.
  • The Site lets other companies [that show advertisements on some of our pages, or perform user counting, eg. Google] set and access their cookies on your computer. Other entities’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other entities do not have access to the Site’s own cookies.
  • This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you will not be able to use this website. By accepting these terms and conditions, you consent to the processing of data about you .