This policy explains in detail how “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club”, “http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.uk”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club”, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club”. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails from the phpBB software.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club”, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your email, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.
As a user you agree to your information, which you have entered, to being stored in a database. This information is
- Your email address, which you provide.
- Your username, which we jointly agree is acceptable (see below)
- Your IP address. A label assigned to each device connected to a computer network. This information may be used to provide your approximate geo-location, but your identity and specific location is held by your ISP (Internet Service Provider - i.e. BT) and not this forum.
Your information will NOT be disclosed to ANY third party without your consent, it will NOT be used to provide direct, or indirect, marketing of goods nor Services to you.
While both “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” and phpBB shall endeavour to take all reasonable precautions to safeguard your data, we cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
There is a forum mail service available, should you opt to use it. The messages are neither visible nor recoverable by the “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club”.
You have the right of access to your stored information, with regards to provision, removal or alteration, as well as to request removal of your posts onto the forum. This maybe requested via Webmaster@arielownersmcc.co.uk
You may opt into providing your forum mail or email address, within the forum, as well as alerts on new or "watched" topics. This is at your discretion and is not managed by the “Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club” via the forum.