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Privacy Policy


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Privacy Questions and Answers

This notice describes how Original Websites Limited collects and uses data about you.

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• How does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collect data about me?
• What data does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collect about me, and why?
• How can I make choices about data collection?
• Where does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED store data about me?
• Does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?
• Where can I access data about me?
• How can I change or erase data about me?
• Does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED make automated decisions based on data about me?
• Does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED share data about me with others?
• How can I contact ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED about privacy?
• What if this privacy notice changes?

How does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collect data about me?

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collects data about you:

• when you browse a forum that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts
• when you create and use an account on a forum that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts
• when you post, send private messages, and otherwise participate in a forum that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collects data when you use forums that Discourse hosts, whether you use the forums using a web browser on your own computer, or use ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED’s Discourse apps for mobile devices.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

What data does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collect about me, and why?

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collects data about visits to forums.

When you visit a forum that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts, whether you have an account or not, the forum uses cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED uses data about how you use the website to:
• optimize the forum, so that it’s quick and easy to use
• diagnose and debug technical errors
• defend the forum from abuse and technical attacks
• compile statistics on forum and topic popularity
• compile statistics on the kinds of software and computers visitors use

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED may preserve log data longer, for analysis. ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED stores aggregate statistics about use of the forum for as long as ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts the forum, but those statistics don’t include data identifiable to you personally.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collects account data.

Many features of forums that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts require a forum account. For example, most forums that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts require an account to post and reply to topics.

To sign up for a forum account, Discourse requires your name, a user name, and an e-mail address.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. If the forum is public, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED publishes your account data. If the forum is access-restricted, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED makes your account data available to everyone who can access the forum, according to the forum administrator’s configuration.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED uses your e-mail address to:

• notify you about posts and other activity on the forum
• reset your password and help keep your account secure
• contact you in special circumstances related to your account
• contact you about legal requests, like DMCA takedown requests

You may provide additional data for your account, like a short biography, your location, or your birthday, on the profile settings page for your account. ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED makes that data available to others who can access the forum. You don’t have to provide this additional information, and you can erase it at any time.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED stores your account data as long as your account remains open.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collects data about posts and other activity on the forum.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED collects the content of your posts, plus data about bookmarks, likes, and links you follow in order to share that data with others, through the forum. If the forum is public, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED publishes your activity. If the forum is access-restricted, or access restrictions apply to the specific post, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED makes your activity available only to users permitted to see it.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED also collects data about private messages that you send through the forum. ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED makes private messages available to senders and their recipients, and also to forum administrators.
ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED stores your posts and other activity as long as your account remains open.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You can make choices about how data about is used on the settings page for your account. When a forum uses access restrictions that vary by category, you can choose who will see your post by choosing the appropriate category.
ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED store data about me?

Most forums that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts store all data in OVH LIMITED’s data center in the United Kingdom of England and in France. Some forums that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts store data in data centers in multiple jurisdictions, such as the United States and the European Union.

Does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED to give can be found throughout this privacy notice. So can information about specific rights, like access, rectification, erasure, data portability, and objection to automated decision-making.

Where can I access data about me?

You can see your account data at any time by visiting your account page on the forum. Your account page also lists your posts and other activity on the forum.

Your account activity page also includes a link to download all of your activity in standard comma-separated values format.

How can I change or erase data about me?

You can change your account data at any time by visiting the profile settings page for your account. The settings for a particular forum may also allow you to close your account, on the settings page for your account. Closing your account starts a process of erasing or anonymizing ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED’s records of data you provided for your account. Forum administrators can also erase and anonymize accounts.

Depending on the settings for your particular forum, you may also be able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED make automated decisions based on data about me?

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED classifies posts as spam automatically.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED uses data about your posts and other activity on many forums to make automated decisions about whether your posts to forums.bestbrokers.co.uk and most forums that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED hosts are spam. When Akismet decides that a post is likely spam, the forum refuses to accept the post.

If you think a post has been wrongly blocked or removed, contact an administrator of your forum. They can override the decision that a post was spam.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED uses data about posts and activity to set trust levels automatically.

Depending on how administrators of your forum configure the forum, the forum may use data about your posts and activity to award you badges and calculate a trust level for your account. Your trust level may affect how you can participate in the forum, such as whether you can upload images, as well as give you access to moderation and management powers in the forum. Your trust level therefore reflects forum administrators’ confidence in you, and their willingness to delegate community management functions, like moderation.

If you think your trust level has been set incorrectly, contact an administrator of your forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

Does ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED share data about me with others?

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED shares account data with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED shares data about your posts and other forum activity with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

Apart from making data available to the customer that pays ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED to host a forum, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED does not sell or give information about you to other companies or services. However, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED does use services from other companies on some forums that it hosts. The companies behind those services may collect data about you on their own, for their own purposes. Some of these services may be used to collect information about your online activities across different websites. All of these services are based in the United States.

Service Privacy Notice Description
Akismet


reduces spam posts on some forums

Google Analytics
https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/
Compiles visitor statistics on some forums, including forums.bestbrokers.co.uk. You can opt out of Google Analytics using a browser extension.

Amazon Web Services
https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/
Provides cloud servers and services, in service regions across the world, to host and back up some forums.
Digital Ocean


Stores backups for many forums.
Fastly

Provides a content delivery network of servers that host copies of content like images and website files, so that users around the world can download them quickly, from servers close to where they are.
KeyCDN

Provides a content delivery network.
MaxCDN

Provides a content delivery network.
Apple Push Notification Service
https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/
Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse iOS app.
Google Cloud Messaging
https://policies.google.com/privacy
Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse Android app.
Other individuals and companies may also reuse data about you that ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED publishes, such as your posts to public forums.

How can I contact ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED about privacy?

You can send questions and complaints to:
ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED
Click here to use the contact form

European Users with questions or complaints about GDPR compliance should also address ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED’s representative in the Union:
ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED
Click here to use the contact form

For complaints under GDPR more generally, European Union users may lodge complaints with their local data protection supervisory authorities.

How can I find out about changes?

This version of ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED’s privacy questions and answers took effect May 1, 2018.

ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED will post the next version at https://forums.bestbrokers.co.uk/privacy. ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED may change how it announces changes in future versions.

In the meantime, ORIGINAL WEBSITES LIMITED may update its contact information without announcing a change. Please refer to https://forums.bestbrokers.co.uk/privacy for the latest contact information at any time.


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We are updating our privacy policy which has been specifically adjusted to reflect the new regulation :wink: .

The updated privacy policy takes effect immediately for all users.