WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND HOW WE USE THIS 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
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.