We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, 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.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
Information We Collect
Registration and membership at thehomesteadingboards.com is optional. For those visitors who sign up to become members of our forum and other restricted pages, we require them to supply an email address. All other information that a member may choose to supply via the support forum profile form is optionally given.
Users may, from time to time, divulge to us further personal data items. Such data is voluntarily given. If posted on a forum topic users must be aware that this data may be viewable and available to other users of the forums. If sent as a Private Message it is viewable only to those selected to receive it.
The only other data item collected is the IP address of any user, registered or not, who posts on the forums.
It should be noted that our site is powered by WordPress. We are not responsible for any data collection that may potentially be harvested by the WordPress application and that we are unaware of.
If at any time a registered user of our website requests that we remove their registration and profile details, once we have verified that the request comes from the user in question we will accede to the request. Any forum posts they have made will revert to ‘Guest’ status. If you request all forum posts will be deleted.
Any user can adjust the settings on their computer to decline any cookies from thehomesteadingboards.com should they so wish. This in no way effects their usage of our support forum.
Use of Your Information
The information we collect, as outlined above, is used solely to identify you when visiting or posting on our support forum. We make no other use of it whatsoever but reserve the right, should we wish, to send emails from time to time to inform users of our products and service.
We in no way pass your data to third parties and have no intention of doing so.
Data may, from time to time, be transferred from thehomesteadingboards.com to other storage media strictly for the purposes of backing up the forum and website. It is not shared with anyone.
Links and Email Subscriptions
Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the thehomesteadingboards.com web site. But thehomesteadingboards.com may provide links to other web sites. When you leave the thehomesteadingboards.com web site, you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for thehomesteadingboards.com do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.
Changes to this Policy
Last Edited on 2014-12-16