This policy explains in detail how “Proclaim User Forum” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Proclaim User Forum”, “https://www.proclaimforum.co.uk”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Proclaim User Forum” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “Proclaim User Forum” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Proclaim User Forum”, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Proclaim User Forum” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at “Proclaim User Forum” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by “Proclaim User Forum” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Proclaim User Forum”. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails from the phpBB software.
Summary of Personal Information we store, and how we use it:
* Your username (if you provide your real name or other Personal Information as part of your Username)
>> For managing your account on Proclaim User Forum and the operation of the Forum.
* Your Email address used to sign up for an account
>> For spam prevention when activating a new account, for notifying you of new post content notifications if requested, for communicating information relating to Proclaim User Forum such as site availability or password reset.
* Voluntary User Profile field information that you submit when you sign up for an account.
>> In order to provide suitable forum areas to meet your interests and so other users may tailor replies to your interest areas.
* IP address used to browse the forum, sign up for an account, and post messages.
>> For the purpose of spam and fraud prevention, and for the purpose of speeding up performance of the forum.