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Offline Michael McNamara

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Privacy Policy
« on: February 27, 2012, 08:23:08 PM »
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us (Network Infrastructure Forums). Because we ask for some basic personal information during registration, we want you to be fully informed of how this information is gathered and used.


Some basic personal information is required in order to register with Network Infrastructure Forums:

  • Name - Your first and last name help us to personalize your online experience. For example, your "My Forums" list of favorite online communities may feature your first and/or last name.
  • Email Address - By providing your email address, you can receive important messages via your existing email account. Message board notifications, personalized My Forums newsletters, and messages sent to you by other Network Infrastructure Forums members rely on the email address you provide when you register.
  • Email Address - By providing your email address, you can receive important messages via your existing email account. Message board notifications, personalized My Forums newsletters, and messages sent to you by other Network Infrastructure Forums members rely on the email address you provide when you register.

Information Network Infrastructure Forums Requests
When you register, you are asked to give demographic information (like birth year, occupation, and gender). We ask you to tell us a little about yourself so we can better understand the types of people who register. This information can also be used to provide you with content that may be of interest to you, and to show you advertisements that are relevant to your demographic information. Network Infrastructure Forums uses outside ad companies to display ads on its sites. These ads may contain cookies. While Network Infrastructure Forums uses cookies in other parts of its sites, the ad companies also use cookies with the ads displayed, and Network Infrastructure Forums may not have access to this information.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
No children under 13 are allowed to participate in Network Infrastructure Forums.

The above describes information that is provided "actively" - meaning, you choose to submit this information to us when you join Network Infrastructure Forums, or update your account at any point after having joined. Some other information is provided "passively" - meaning, that Network Infrastructure Forums obtains this information when you login to your forum account and use the service. This is done primarily through the use of "cookies." Cookies are used on Network Infrastructure Forums to verify your login information, and to optionally store your password in your browser so that you do not need to type it in each time you visit. Any time that you point your browser to a 'members-only' area, Network Infrastructure Forums checks your browser's cookie file to see if you have already logged in, and if you have, you're taken right to the page that you have requested. If not, you'll be directed to the Network Infrastructure Forums login screen, where you can quickly and easily login to your account, or signup for Network Infrastructure Forums if you are not yet a member. Cookies are also used in conjunction with some ad banners to determine their effectiveness.

Network Infrastructure Forums uses cookies to customize your experience while using our services. A cookie is a small text file that many Web sites write through your browser when you visit them. A cookie can only be read by the site that places it, so Network Infrastructure Forums can't learn about your browsing history based on any other cookies in your browser. Most browsers also allow the option of displaying a warning before accepting a cookie, or refusing all cookies. Declining cookies while participating in forums may result in some of features not working properly.

Network Infrastructure Forums uses third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information 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, please visit http://donottrack.us/). Personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address or telephone number are not shared with advertisers without your permission. We may use personally identifiable information in order to fill in forms on third-party sites we use to present advertising offers. But this information will not be shared and will not be stored by any third parties if you decline these offers.

Among the third-party advertising companies that Network Infrastructure Forums uses are Google and Advertising.com. For more information on their privacy policies, please consult the Google ad and content network privacy policy and the Advertising.com Privacy Policy.

Public Forums
Network Infrastructure Forums hosts message boards, chat and other services for both public and private forums. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in public forums becomes public information. In addition, information that is disclosed in private forums may be disclosed by other forum participants. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Network Infrastructure Forums' site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control. Network Infrastructure Forums' servers have strict security in place to prevent an intruder from retrieving personal information about its users.
You can elect to terminate your membership with the Network Infrastructure Forums at any time. Simply go to Profile -> Account Settings then Actions -> Delete this account. Upon termination, your account information will be removed but any forum posts you've made will remain intact along with username identifying the author of that post.

In this electronic era, when personal information can easily be obtained through various sources, we appreciate the sensitivity of any private information that you disclose to us. It is our intention to treat your account information with the highest level of care.

If there are any questions please contact the site administrator.
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