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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.

To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in our footer and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Any information provided by you to us, by which you can be identified, will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We may change this policy as and when necessary. It is your responsibility to check this privacy policy periodically to ensure you agree with any changes; you will be notified on your next login to the website whenever changes are made, we will also publish updates on this website whenever changes are made to our privacy policy.

What information we collect

When using our services, we may require some of the following information:

  • Email address
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Geographical location
  • Length of visit, page views, website navigation and any other related browsing activity

What we do with the information we collect

The information you provide to us is required for, but not limited to, the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Access to our website
  • Account management
  • Sending notices of relevant communications

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.


We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place safeguards to secure the information we collect.

How we use cookies and IP addresses

We use small text files, called cookies, to store information in your web browser. The information stored may include preferences, session identification, HTTP information, and IP address. Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.

IP addresses of computers used to visit our website, are stored in our database. This includes when first registering for an account, managing your account details, writing a private or public message or performing any other transaction which results in data being transferred to or from your computer and the website in question. Your IP address is not visible to the public at any time.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. You can set your browser to not receive cookies, but this may degrade your ability to use our website. Click here for more information on our usage of cookies and learn how to opt-out. The Cookies we use are as follows:

  • Session Cookies – we use these when you enter our website, and they remain in place whilst you are using our website. A session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not normally retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from a user’s computer.
  • User Cookies – these remember your choices when using our website such as login details, what you have viewed and other actions that you perform whilst visiting our website. These cookies are retained after you close your web browser.
  • Third Party Cookies – generally these are cookies deposited by other websites which may or may not be affiliated with our website. These may be tracking, or analytical cookies related to: YouTube videos that you post or view and other media types for videos or audio.

Links to external websites and content

Our website may contain links to other websites and third-party hosted content. These websites and content may or may not be affiliated with our website.

We have no control over any external websites and/or content, therefore clicking any link which results in you visiting an external website or access to externally and third-party hosted content will result in this privacy policy no longer applying and we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites.

Controlling your personal information

When using our website, you may choose to limit public viewing of applicable personal information through the settings located in your personal account.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your explicit permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you site information or other information pertaining to your account. You can adjust what types of communication you prefer to receive in your account settings.

You may request a copy of any information that we hold on you that could potential identify you as an individual. Send an administrator a message to request a copy of your data. You may also request that we delete all information that we hold on you should you wish to close your account and no longer be a member of our website, see the section below for more information on this.

If you discover any of the information that we hold for you is incorrect or incomplete, that you are unable to change yourself, please contact us as soon as possible so the necessary changes can be made. A contact link is available at the bottom of every page on this site, you can also Personal Message an administrator using the sites internal messaging system, or you can post in our Support forum, note that any messages posted in our Help and Support forum will be publicly available and viewable to anyone that visit this website.

Delete your member account and content

If you do not agree with our privacy policy – or if you simply just want to have your member account on msgboard.net deleted – you can request to have your member account and any information provided by you to us on this website deleted. When you request to have your member account and information permanently deleted you will be offered two alternatives:

  1. To delete all stored information and content provided by you to us on this website deleted
    This include, but is not limited to, your profile page, posts, events, photos, comments, status messages, attachments, as well as any stored IP addresses.
  2. To delete your member account but retain your content
    If you choose this option, your content will be anonymised but not deleted. Your profile page will be deleted, but your posts, events, photos, comments, status messages, attachments, etc, that you have submitted to this website will not be deleted and will remain online on this website. Your content will be automatically anonymised, i.e. all posted content will be attributed to 'Guest'. Any stored IP addresses will be deleted. Note, this will not delete any identifiable information that you have published on this website in status updates, comments, posts, etc.

Once the request has been received, your profile and data will be purged from this website within 30 days.

Please note that once your request has been fulfilled and all your data has been removed it's not possible to restore your data or profile – once it's deleted it will be gone forever. You are of course welcome to register a new account later if you so choose, but your old data will not be recoverable once deleted. Send an administrator a message to request the removal of your personal data.

Third Parties

Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
This site uses a CAPTCHA to ensure humans are performing certain actions. The CAPTCHA provider may set a session cookie and get information about your internet browser and device accessing this website.
To enable StatCounter to track whether a visitor has been on this website before (i.e. a first-time or returning visitor) they send a cookie to the visitors' computer. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals.
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