Privacy Policy

In this Privacy Policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refers to: Colitco.

This is privacy policy sets out how Colitco uses and protects any information that you provide, whilst using Colitco products and services. Colitco may change this policy as and when necessary. We will provide a more prominent notice (including email notification of privacy policy changes).

COLITCO PRIVACY
 
 

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND HOW WE USE THIS INFORMATION

ACCOUNT AND PROFILE INFORMATION

You don’t have to create an account to use this forum, such as searching and viewing public member profiles, forums, topics and posts. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. This includes a display name (for example, “John Doe”), nickname (for example, @john-doe) a username (for example, johnxdoe), a password, and an email address. Your display name and nickname is always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. After the registration your account display name, nickname and username are the same. We recommend to change display name and nickname to keep the username private and secure. You can change those in your account editing page.

Once you registered and created an account, you also have the option of adding this public information:
  • Member Title
  • Avatar
  • And other details to your profile information to be displayed in our community.

Additionally, whilst using Colitco the following information may be collected (not public):

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address (not public)
  • Geographical location
  • Browser type and version (not public)
  • Operating system (not public)
  • Referral source (not public)
  • Length of visit, page views, website navigation and any other related browsing activity

Most activity on Colitco is public, including your profile information mentioned above. You also may choose to publish your location in your profile. Information posted about you by other people who use our forum may also be public. For example, other people may mention you using @nickname in posts. You are responsible for your topics, posts and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information.

You may choose to register connecting your account to accounts on another service (e.g. Facebook login), and that other service may send us information about your account on that service. We use the information we receive to provide you features like cross-posting or cross-service authentication, and to operate our community. We create new account in our community for you based on your third party account information you share.

CONTACT INFORMATION

We use your contact information, such as your email address, to authenticate your account and keep it – and our services – secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services, enable certain account features for example, for login verification, reset password, to send you information about our community and notify on new replies to your subscribed forums and topics. You can also unsubscribe from any email notifications.

If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.

PRIVATE MESSAGES AND NON-PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS

We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example if forum admin is enabled, you can check the “Set Topic Private” checkbox when you create a topic or click on the “Private” button of your topic first post, or use the Private Messages to have non-public conversations. In these cases we will store and process your communications and information related to them. This includes message content, images, information about whom you have communicated with and when to better understand the use of our community, to protect the safety and review the reported messages. We share the content of your Private Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. When you use features like Private Messages to communicate, remember that
recipients have their own copy of your communications on Colitco – even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account – which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our community. Cookies are not required for many parts of our community such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some of our community features may not function properly if you disable cookies. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option. You can learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies here.

WE USE COOKIES FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES

  1.  Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our community. When you create a topic or post a reply as guest (not registered user) we store your name and email address in cookies. We use this information to detect current visitor content (topics, posts) and display it to you even if the content is under moderation (not approved by moderators). The name is used to display as topic/post author name. Also we store your name and email in cookies to keep filled these fields when you post a new reply or create a new topic (you don’t heave to fill these information every time you post a content). We recommend don’t use guest posting option on non-personal devices, or at least delete browser cookies when you leave it.
  2. Status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website.
  3. Security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts,
    including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Colitco does not collect any sensitive information as that term is used in the Act (including information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religion or trade unions, sexual preferences or activities, criminal record, state of health or medical history) unless it is reasonably required for the purposes of providing its services to you. If Colitco holds any sensitive personal information about you, that information will only be used and disclosed by Colitco for the purpose that it was collected or otherwise in accordance with the law.

ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

At any time you may request access to personal information about you that Colitco holds by contacting the Privacy Officer at privacy@colitco.com. Colitco will process your request within a reasonable time, and if Colitco is unable to give you a copy of the information, the Privacy Officer will notify you of generally the sort of information that
Colitco holds about you or give you the reasons why your request has been refused.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT PRIVACY

Please notify the Privacy Officer at privacy@colitco.com. If you have any complaints relating to Colitco’s handling of your personal information. Colitco will investigate all complaints and respond to you within a reasonable time.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

Colitco may amend this policy from time to time, and the updated policy will be published on this website.