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Thread: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

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    Privacy policy:

    We do NOT share or sell member info via any means period. We do not condone the selling or sharing of personal data by any means whether electronic or otherwise.

    We are NOT connected to any business or organization that buys, sells or shares personal data.
    We used to have a modification that allowed facebook users to login with their facebook credentials, but that modification was removed.

    Advertising policy:

    We do NOT belong to any advertising partners that throw random ads in your face every time you click on a page, nor will we ever. The only advertising you will see here is in the form of sponsor banners and only a handful of them.

    We are not into ad clicks or any form of pay as you go click advertising nor will we ever be.

    We are not in this for the profits. You will not ever see premium memberships or fees for perusal of the forum or X-Change areas.
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    Re: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

    There, you have heard from the one true one.

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    Re: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

    That Privacy Policy makes me very happy(!). Long story, but unfortunately the Privacy Policy of the other forum has now become more of an "Anti-privacy Policy" and with the new technology based on social media integration, it's a bummer. I'll be posting more here, given that I still care about preserving some level of privacy and I'm opposed to tracking and selling user activity, etc. So Hawk, thank you for the enlightened privacy policy.

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    Re: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

    You're welcome kind sir!
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    Thanks for posting, Hawk!

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    Re: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

    Someone sent me this and asked me if we do this sort of tracking here.....

    "We automatically collect information about how you access, navigate and leave our Site, including the website you came from before visiting our Site, what browser type and operating system you are using, the internet protocol (IP) address you are accessing the Site from, your mobile device ID or Advertising ID if you visit our Site from a mobile device, the pages of our Site that you are navigating through, the date and time of your visit, how long you spend on our Site or certain pages of our Site, and what website you go to after visiting our Site."
    Some information regarding browser type, OS, referring website, and site navigation is collected by default by the web server and BBS software. It is only used as-needed for diagnostic purposes, we routinely discard this information without review. We will not data-mine users or their equipment for purposes of marketing/advertising.

    Our software does make ip addresses available to us if need be for security purposes, although in all honesty, by design, its more for weeding out the spammers, robots for search engines and such and not for spying on our membership. I honestly can't remember using it at any time because we have other methods of dealing with the spammers and robots.
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    Re: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    We unequivocally do NOT do this sort of tracking.
    Can you be 100% certain that vBulletin and/or DragonByte Technologies Ltd. aren't doing this sort of tracking since you're using both of their software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by electricnic View Post
    Can you be 100% certain that vBulletin and/or DragonByte Technologies Ltd. aren't doing this sort of tracking since you're using both of their software?
    Check the phrasing again. Hawk and I had a small chat in the back room while you were replying.


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    Re: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

    DragonByte Technologies?????
    The only software I have installed on the server is vBulletin 4.2.5. I am not aware of any DragonByte Tecknowlogies.

    No-one can be 100% certain that vBulletin does not collect info other than vBulletin. I can tell you this, throughout my history with using vBulletin both here and on the M14 Firing Line Forum up until I sold it in 2011, I have never heard or witnessed any other collection of information/data for the purposes of advertising or anything other than what I already stated.

    I cannot speak for other forums or versions of forum software.

    I am not a tekki either. However, that being said, I am the only one with access to our data bases other than our server hosts, and the one tech we have used through the years for upgrades and such.
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    Re: M14BR privacy policy / Advertising policy

    DragonByte Technologies Ltd, is who wrote the thankyou/like mod we have on the forum.
    I had to do some googling /digging to find out.
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