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At Scryforce, your privacy is important to us. The purpose of this page is to outline what kinds of personal and private information are gathered at the site and how this information is used.
A: TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION GATHERED
There are a variety of types of personal information gathered, some automatically (IP Address and browser provided) and some user-provided.
1: IP Address.
An IP Address is a set of numbers that indicate from where you are viewing the site. Consider an IP Address like an Internet Zip Code. Scryforce keeps track of all visitors' IP Addresses, regardless of whether they have registered accounts.
2: General Automatically-Gathered Information.
Scryforce gathers a variety of information whenever you visit the site, such as: what browser you use, what pages you view, your IP location when visiting the site, and other general statistics.
3: User-Provided Personal Information.
While at Scryforce, you will have opportunities to share personal information with other users. You can post any sort of details in messages or on your profile such as interests. All users have a profile page they can fill out with their contact information and e-mail address.
B: WHY THIS INFORMATION IS GATHERED
Whenever personal information is gathered by Scryforce, there is always a reason.
The site tracks IP Addresses as part of the site ban system. Reasons for this include tracking & preventing re-registered accounts, allowing people who cause significant problems for the site userbase to receive IP Bans (prevents levels of access), and to help prevent spam from known sources or track new ones.
As for the automatically-gathered information on your browser and page views, this information is usually gathered for strictly record-keeping and technical purposes. It is important for the site staff and Administrators to know the most popular web browsers people use to view the site in order to best cater to them (such as problem solving site HTML/CSS bugs). Being able to see which areas of the site are most viewed allows the site administration to improve Scryforce based on those statistics.
C: YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL NEVER BE ABUSED
The staff reserve the right to use gathered information, whether user provided or automatic, as they see fit. However, no staff member is allowed to use this information illegally or in an unprofessional manner. Information is never to be sold to anyone. We will never provide any of your personal information to anyone unless we are required or legally obligated. Your privacy and keeping the integrity of users and people is most important to us. No staff may engage in any activities that could lead to your personal information being misused or abused. If any information is required to be given, it will be noted in this policy.
D: REGARDING PRIVATE MESSAGES
Private Messages often refered to as PMs are private messages that only allow whom you invite to view them. This includes the recipient(s) and any admins who reviews reported private messages. To clarify, your messages are private unless they're reported to be breaking rules. You WILL be alerted when this happens. Once the report is closed, they will remain private to only recipient(s) unless the report is reopened.
E: REGARDING THIRD PARTIES
A third party is any individual or group that is not you (the user) or Scryforce and its administration.
As previously stated, Scryforce will never share your personal information with known spammers or in a manner that will lead to it being abused. If Scryforce is obligated to share your personal information with a third party, however, such third parties can include: the staff or administration of another website, the providers of proxy servers (means by which users can access the Internet from an IP Address other than their own), and, if need be, any law enforcement agencies.
It should also be noted that, at times, third parties may choose to leave cookies on your hard-drive. For more information on Browser Cookies, please see Section G of this policy.
If a situation arises in which your personal information needs to be shared, it will never be shared with any third parties whom the staff and administration of Scryforce believe will abuse it in any way.
F: LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Scryforce's staff and administration takes precautions to ensure the security of the site and its userbase. However, should the site ever suffer a security breach that leads to your personal information being stolen and abused, Scryforce will not be held liable for how your information is used. Efforts will always be taken to prevent this from ever happening, but, should it happen, Scryforce cannot be held responsible should your information be abused in some way.
In addition to the above-noted, Scryforce's staff and administration cannot be held liable if information users choose to provide and share is abused in some way. As previously noted, all users have an opportunity to share their contact information and social media details. What is shared/gathered depends on the user to decide what they want to share and to whom, and users should always use common sense in providing this information. If a user links to his or her Facebook page and starts getting odd friend requests from strang- ers, Scryforce cannot be held responsible for this. If a user shares his or her phone number and starts getting odd calls, this is not the site’s fault. Scryforce takes a basic precaution to protect your details like email from being spammed (you decide privacy settings), but users are responsible for whatever happens to any voluntarily-provided personal information.
G: COOKIE INFORMATION
A Browser Cookie is a small text file the site leaves in your browser with various information, such as a PHP session or login. If you do not want cookies to be saved, you can use Private Browsing/Incognito Mode or manually remove them.
At times, Cookies may be gathered by third parties. However, no third parties has been enabled for this site. This notice line will change automatically when that has been enabled!
When you use the site, cookies will be set. This is how PHP tracks sessions so that you can remain logged in. If you disagree with this, you must quit using the site immediately. All session cookies (not login) are automatically deleted upon the browser closing.
H: RIGHT TO REVISIONS