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1) Information Collected
Registration and membership at Aquariumcarebasics.com is optional.
For those visitors who sign up to receive emails of new posts, we require them to supply an email address. For those visitors who sign up to comment on posts, we require them to supply a name and email address. For those visitors who sign up to become members of our forum, we require them to supply a username and email address. All other information that a member, or one who comments on posts may choose to supply via the forum profile form, in posts on a forum topic, or in comments on posts, 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, or in comments on posts, users must be aware that this data may be viewable and available to other users of the forum, the Site, and to the public.
The other data collected is the IP address and related information of any user, registered or not, who visits the Site. This data can include but is not limited to: the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, search terms used, the referring Web site if any, county of origin, browser type and version, computer operating system and version, monitor display resolution, and other parameters regarding the visit, the search, and the URL.
As previously noted, our site uses WordPress and Google Analytics. We are not responsible for any data collection that may potentially be harvested by the WordPress application or Google Analytics 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. However forum topics and posts will only be removed at our own discretion and we retain the right to keep those available to other members.
Any user can adjust the settings on their computer to decline any cookies from Aquariumcarebasics.com should they so wish. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser.
2) How We Use Your Information
The information we collect, as outlined above, is used to identify you when visiting our Site, posting on our forum, commenting on posts, or sending notification to you of new posts via email, should you so request and consent. We 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.
We may permit certain other trusted third parties to track usage and analyze data including but not limited to: the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, search terms used, the referring Web site if any, county of origin, browser type and version, computer operating system and version, monitor display resolution, and other parameters regarding the visit, the search and the URL.
This collected information is tracked and analyzed in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results, links and otherwise assist in managing the Site.
We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control.
WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN FORUMS SUCH AS A BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
3) How We Protect Your Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
4) Third Party Advertising and 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.
5) Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as edit and account.
6) Email Choice/Opt-out
If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications you may opt-out of receiving these communications by changing your “email notification” settings in your “account settings.” In addition, if you receive emails from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, you can do so by following the instructions in the emails. Also, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.
7) Children’s Privacy and Parental Controls
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
8) Disclaimer to Security
9) Notification of Changes
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