We value your privacy
Our website will store a few details about you while you visit us. Please be assured however that we take all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized access to the information is granted. Believe us when we say that our website collects FAR FEWER details about our visitors than many other sites you visit on a daily basis (yes, we're also talking about other sim sites too).
The following information is collected:
The forum software we use will set cookies to facilitate login and member-only functions of the board. These cookies contain no personally-identifiable information and have a one hour expiration.
The polling software that we use to conduct our polls will also set the following cookie:
Last Visit Data: This is to prevent someone from 'stuffing the voting box' full of their own votes. We want our polls to represent our entire community, not just one user with too much time on his/her hands. You may opt-out of this cookie by simply not voting. This cookie is called 'lastvisit'.
When you register and when you make a post to our bulletin board - your IP address is stored on our server. This protects you as a member and us as site admins when identifying that the user who posted is indeed authentic. This information will only be used if you misuse any features on the board or in any dispute. We are able to refuse access by IP address, and we reserve the right to do so. We may also make this information available to your ISP should you abuse the site. Additionally, we reserve the right to disclose your IP address to a third party copywrite holder or law enforcement agency in the event of a copywrite dispute.
The polling software that we use to conduct our polls also records your IP address when you vote. This again is to prevent someone from 'stuffing the voting box' full of their own votes. We want our polls to represent our entire community, not just one user with too much time on his/her hands. You may prevent your IP from being recorded in this way by simply not voting.
The registration process on the bulletin boards is designed so that you can keep a unique identity. The only required parts to the registration process are the 'Membername' and 'Email address'. There is an option to keep this email address private if you wish. We will take all reasonable measures to ensure that any information you provide confidentially is kept confidential. You may change this information at any time by editing your profile.
We cannot be held responsible for the content of posted messages on the bulletin boards.
We may use a third-party marketing firm to display advertisements on our site. These advertisements may or may not collect information. For details or other questions, please contact us and we will put you in contact with the right people to answer those questions.
Site Statistics (hit counter):
Our site collects certain information about your Internet connection when you visit that is used for statistical purposes only. Nothing personal is ever collected by our counter.
How to contact us:
You are invited to email us at admin at fs2004.com if you have any questions about this policy.