Introduction & General Terms
What Information We Collect
When registering on the Forum, making use of the Chat Room or using the Contact Form within this website, we collect your:
- email address
- ip address
This information is stored within our database and is necessary to the functioning of the Website and Forum. Please be assured this information is only accessible by isurvive.org ’s administrative staff and that your email address is not visible to, or shared with, other members.
How We Use Your Information
- We do use your email address to make contact when/ if necessary
- We do check your ip address, on registration, to help prevent spammers accessing isurvive.org
- We do not share this information with any external entity or individual, except if:
– required to do so by law
– we need to investigate plagiarism or theft of content with other forums, blogs, web sites or publishing entities
How Long We Store Your Information
- Until you decide otherwise
You can request deletion of your account at any time. This will ensure isurvive.org no longer stores your email address or ip address. However, please be aware that all your posts will be retained.
Records of Your Chat and Posts
All content posted in the forums or in the chat room, including private chat messages is reviewable by isurvive.org ’s administration and posts become part of the archives of the isurvive.org website. Our administrators can review a history of all such content posted to our Website.
Our Policy for Reporting Suspected Abuse
Understand that if there is an on-going discussion of a possibly abusive situation on the forums, then isurvive.org may report it to the proper authorities. We may comply with legal court orders. Be aware that law enforcement officials can monitor all conversations on public websites. Do not make threats of retaliatory violence against your alleged offender on our Website.
Consider Anonymous Browsing
While server privacy violations are uncommon, they are possible. If you want your Internet activities to remain secure, you should consider using an anonymization system. There are several companies that have established reputations for good security, such as zeroknowledge.com and anonymizer.com. You’ll need to study their websites to learn the details of the services they offer as we do not endorse them.
Public Access to Posts
Some information on our Website may be searchable by third-party publicly available search engines, however the isurvive.org Forum is set-up to be closed off to all such third-party search engines. Some forum posts from the archived “orange” site (pre November 2006) have been searchable by third-party publicly available search engines.
Links to Other Websites
Our Website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites, and this privacy statement does not govern such sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
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In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online. However, we do not guarantee or warrant that your personal information or the content you post is secure against unauthorised use or disclosure.