Privacy Policy

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What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated May 31, 2013.


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Seamly2D Forum Privacy Policy and FAQ

21 May 2018

This notice describes how the Seamly2D Forum collects and uses data about you, and serves as the Seamly2D Forum’s official privacy policy. Users are required to check a box (with link to this post) stating that they have read and understood this policy before they can create a Seamly2D Forum user account.

Does Seamly2D Forum share data with data brokers?

The Seamly2D Forum does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

How does the Seamly2D Forum collect data about me?

The Seamly2D Forum collects data about you:

  • when you browse a forum that CDCK hosts
  • when you create and use an account on a forum that CDCK hosts
  • when you post, send private messages, and otherwise participate in a forum that CDCK hosts

What data does the Seamly2D Forum collect, and why?

The Seamly2D Forum collects data about visits to forums. The Seamly2D Forum uses cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages and topics you visit and when.

The Seamly2D Forum uses data about how you use the website to:

  • optimize the forum, so that it’s quick and easy to use
  • diagnose and debug technical errors
  • defend the forum from abuse and technical attacks
  • compile statistics on forum and topic popularity
  • compile statistics on the kinds of software and computers visitors use

The Seamly2D Forum usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, the Seamly2D Forum may preserve log data longer, for analysis. The Seamly2D Forum stores aggregate statistics about use of the forum, but those statistics don’t include data identifiable to you personally.

The Seamly2D Forum collects account data, as forum accounts are required to post and reply to topics.

To sign up for a forum account, our forum software Discourse requires your name, a user name, and an e-mail address.

The Seamly2D forum uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. The Seamly2D forum is access-restricted so that your account data is available only to forum members, according to the forum administrator’s configuration.

Seamly2D uses your e-mail address to:

  • notify you about posts and other activity on the forum
  • reset your password and help keep your account secure
  • contact you in special circumstances related to your account
  • contact you about legal requests, like DMCA takedown requests

You may provide additional data for your account, like a short biography, your location, or your birthday, on the profile settings page for your account. The Seamly2D Forum makes that data available to others who can access the forum. You don’t have to provide this additional information, and you can erase it at any time.

The Seamly2D Forum stores your account data as long as your account remains open. The Seamly2D Forum collects data about posts and other activity on the forum.

The Seamly2D Forum collects the content of your posts, plus data about bookmarks, likes, and links you follow in order to share that data with others, through the forum. The Seamly2D Forum makes your activity available only to users permitted to see it.

The Seamly2D Forum also collects data about private messages that you send through the forum. The Seamly2D Forum makes private messages available to senders and their recipients, and also to forum administrators.

The Seamly2D Forum stores your posts and other activity as long as your account remains open.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You can make choices about how data about is used on the settings page for your account.

The Seamly2D Forum does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does the Seamly2D Forum store data about me?

We store our data on a DigitalOcean droplet, in the Digital Ocean datacenter in London, England, UK.

Does the Seamly2D Forum comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

The Seamly2D Forum respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires the Seamly2D Forum to give can be found throughout this privacy notice. So can information about specific rights, like access, rectification, erasure, data portability, and objection to automated decision-making.

Where can I access data about me?

You can see your account data at any time by visiting your account page on the forum. Your account page also lists your posts and other activity on the forum.

Your account activity page also includes a link to download all of your activity in standard comma-separated values format.

How can I change or erase data about me?

You can change your account data at any time by visiting the profile settings page for your account. The settings for a particular forum may also allow you to close your account, on the settings page for your account. Closing your account starts a process of erasing or anonymizing the Seamly2D Forum’s records of data you provided for your account. Forum administrators can also erase and anonymize accounts.

Depending on the settings for your particular forum, you may also be able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, the Seamly2D Forum will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Does the Seamly2D Forum make automated decisions based on data about me?

The Seamly2D Forum classifies posts as spam automatically.

The Seamly2D Forum uses data about your posts and other activity on many forums to make automated decisions about whether your posts are spam. When Akismet decides that a post is likely spam, the forum refuses to accept the post.

If you think a post has been wrongly blocked or removed, contact an administrator of your forum. They can override the decision that a post was spam.

The Seamly2D Forum uses data about posts and activity to set trust levels automatically.

The forum may use data about your posts and activity to award you badges and calculate a trust level for your account. Your trust level may affect how you can participate in the forum, such as whether you can upload images, as well as give you access to moderation and management powers in the forum. Your trust level therefore reflects forum administrators’ confidence in you, and their willingness to delegate community management functions, like moderation.

If you think your trust level has been set incorrectly, contact an administrator of your forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

Does the Seamly2D Forum share data about me with others?

The Seamly2D Forum shares data about your posts and other forum activity with others as mentioned in the section “What data does the Seamly2D Forum collect, and why?”.

The Seamly2D Forum does not sell or give information about you to other companies or services. Some of the following services are in use by the forum:

Is the Seamly2D Forum compliant with data protection regulations?

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Seamly2D Forum complies with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you have any questions about this forum’s GDPR compliance, please notify the forum admins at hello@seamly.net with your concerns.

How can I contact the Seamly2D Forum about privacy?

You can send questions and complaints to:

For complaints under GDPR more generally, European Union users may lodge complaints with their local data protection supervisory authorities.

How can I find out about changes?

The Seamly2D Forum will post any updates to it’s Privacy Policy and FAQ in this thread. The Seamly2D Forum will post any updates to its contact information in this thread and in the forum settings.

This version of the Seamly2D Forum’s “Privacy Policy and FAQ” took effect May 21, 2018. It is based on the CDCK (Discourse’s parent organization) privacy statement found here: Privacy Policy - Discourse Meta.

License

This document is licensed with Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA 4.0. It was last updated 21 May 2018.


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