Privacy Policy


At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by and how it is used.

The privacy statement explains our collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information”.

As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, or email address.

By accessing the Website, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information, however, are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

When you register on our BBS Section located at or when you browse the WordPress-powered blog area, we collect information from you.

Registered Users at BBS Section

When you register to obtain a user account on the BBS Section (any such person, a “Registered User”), you may be asked to provide personal information (nickname and e-mail address) to create your account and establish a password and profile. If you do provide your email address, it will allow us to send you your password if you should forget it. We will also use that personal information to establish and maintain your membership and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events.

If you upload images to the BBS Section as a Registered User, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

to allow you to post and comment in the BBS Section: Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering service requested.

Emails: We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails— for example, to reply to your email.

WordPress-powered Blog Section

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Newsletter opt-in through Google Feedburner

When you opt-in to subscribe to our newsletter through Feedburner (Email Delivery Powered by Google) at, your email address is stored at Google. You can unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of newsletters.  

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

2. How long we retain your data?

If you leave a comment at WordPress-powered Blog Section, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our BBS Section, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their email address). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Likewise, if you write a new post at BBS Section or leave comments, your post and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

3. What rights you have over your data?

If you have left comments on the WordPress section of this site, you may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you are a registered user at the BBS Section of this site, you mayrequest to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. While you may also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, there are two exceptions. First, this request does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Second, once a comment has been posted, the original thread cannot be deleted. Similarly, once a comment has been posted in reply to an original comment, that original comment can no longer be deleted. The user may, however, edit the content of his or her postings and/or comments.

4. Where we send your data?

Visitor comments on the WordPress section of this site may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

5. How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

6. Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to save your log-in information for future visits.

7. Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

8. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old or older.

9. Your Consent

By using, you consent to our website privacy policy.

10. Special Note to International Users

The Website is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Website from Asia, the European Union, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:

  • the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and
  • the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above. 

11. Changes to Privacy Policy 

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

LAST UPDATED: 5/25/2014