Last revised: 10th September 2010
This policy explains in detail how spyka Web Group (hereinafter “sWG”, “us”, “we”, “our”) use any information collected during any visit by you (hereinafter “your”, “visitor”, “user”)
Automatically collected information
Our web server automatically logs information when you visit any of our websites. This information includes, but is not limited to: Your IP, Hostname, Browser and Operating system information, Plug-in information, referrer and the pages you visit. None of the information we automatically collect identifies you personally. This information is kept for up to one month on our server. The information is then processed and analysed to produce website statistics. We use these statistics to enhance your browsing experience by creating pages tuned to specific browsers and operating systems. We may also use the information collected to administer and troubleshoot technical problems.
All personal information we collect is kept securely and is not shared, sold or otherwise passed on to any person or company outside of the spyka Web Group management. We only collect personal information which you wilfully supply. We only ask you for the information we require to process your request. Once this information has been used it is deleted. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We ask you to provide a name and email address when contacting us, this information is essential for a reply from us. We do not keep personal information collected in this manner, once used it is deleted.
sWG do not monitor, view, share, store or in any other way make available queries you may enter into forms on our websites unless it is needed explicitly for the service in question (e.g. contact forms). Search queries you may run are not logged or stored by us however third party search services such as Google may log such queries.
An IP is the numeric address of a computer connected to the internet; also called internet address. Some of our web applications use IP addresses to identify users and supply them with their personal settings. For this reason an encrypted version of your IP address may be stored in a database for future requests and processing. We may also encrypt, log, store IP addresses in order to prevent multiple voting in polls, surveys or in order to prevent damage to server resources. When your IP is stored using any of our applications it is encrypted and anonymised using a one-way hash function.
Users are reminded that some sections of our forums are viewable by the public and as such we warn you to be careful when posting personal information on them and advise against it.
All forums on our servers are powered by vBulletin, a software platform by Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd (hereinafter “Jelsoft”). The passage hereunder describes how information is collected and stored with the vBulletin software.
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name, a personal password used for logging into your account and a personal, valid e-mail address. Your information for your account on forums is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us (USA). Any information beyond your user name, your password and your e-mail required by the forums during the registration process are at our digression what is mandatory and what is optional. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. At all times you can view from your account any personal information you have provided by selecting the User CP menu option on our forums. Also, at any time, you have a right to request removal of any of this information and your account from our system. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the forum software.
Your password is ciphered so that it is secure, as your password is the means of accessing your account on our forums, please keep it safe. Under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with sWG, Jelsoft or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the forgotten password feature provided by the forum software. This process will ask you to submit your username and the email address you registered with, then the forum software will generate a new password to reclaim your account. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to access your email you can request a new password to be set manually upon presentation of proof of your ownership of the account in question.
Private messages will remain private, sWG will never monitor, view, share or in any other way access messages sent between you and any other user unless expressly asked to do so. We will only view private messages when given expressed written permission from you and only if we believe there is near or immediate risk to the safety of our users and their data. In such cases you will be informed of any progress made.
These outside companies may also use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
spyka Web Group reserves the right to revise and make changes to this policy at any time. The up to date version will be available from www.spyka.co.uk