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    Privacy Policy

    Last Updated 29 Dec 12

    TheDiveForum Ltd. (hereafter referred to as TDF) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of the users of our websites. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy, and how we treat personally identifiable information collected from our visitors and users.

    Be assured we will never sell or pass on your personal information to any third parties.

    What this Privacy Statement Covers

    This privacy statement covers TDF treatment of personally identifiable information collected by TDF through a website owned and operated by TDF.

    This privacy statement does not apply to the practices of companies that TDF does not own or control, or of persons that TDF does not employ or manage, including any third-party content contributors bound by contract and any third-party websites to which TDF websites link.

    Collection and Use of Personal Information

    You can visit the TDF website without revealing any personal information. However, TDF needs certain personal information if you wish to register for a members account, receive a TDF newsletter, or use certain TDF services such as competitions run through the forum.

    Where required, this information may include your personal contact information. TDF will use this information to reply to your enquiries, to set up your members account, to provide you with requested services, and to contact you regarding new services.

    TDF may collect data on users via registration forms, contest forms and survey forms on our site in which we ask visitors for general contact information (like email address), unique identifiers (like a customer id), and demographic information (like postcode, age, or income level). Contact information from the contests is used to ship purchases, information about our company, and to send promotional material from some of our partners to our customers. The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary, and to share with other companies who may want to contact our visitors. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

    Usage information that is collected is used for classification, profiling, and traffic analysis purposes. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. This information may be shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis. We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

    By accessing the services of TDF and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy statement.

    Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

    TDF automatically receives and records non-personal information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. TDF may use this information to customise the advertising and content you see and to fulfill your requests for certain products and services. However, TDF does not connect this non-personal data to any personal information collected from you.

    TDF uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

    Information Sharing and Disclosure

    TDF will not disclose your personal information to third parties except for the following reasons:

    • We have your express consent to share the information for a specified purpose;
    • We need to respond to subpoenas, court orders or such other legal process;
    • We need to protect the personal safety of the users of our websites or defend the rights or property of TDF.


    Third Party Cookies

    Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, we or a data provider we have engaged may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customised ads or content. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information. The cookies may reflect de-identified demogaphic or other data linked to data that you have voluntarily submitted to us, or posted to our Web Site. We may share such data with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these cookies please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

    Consent

    If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this statement, please do not provide any personal information to TDF. If you have provided personal information to TDF and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify TDF privacy@thediveforum.com.

    How to Access your Personal Information

    TDF gives you the ability to edit your TDF Account Information and preferences at any time.

    Security

    Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your TDF Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas of our websites, as identified on the site, TDF uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.
    We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorised access, through access control procedures, network firewalls and physical security measures.
    Further, TDF retains your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes identified above or as required by law.

    Changes to this Privacy Statement

    TDF from time to time may amend this statement at any time. If the privacy statement changes, a post will be made in the News sub-forum. If you want to know immediately of a change, subscribe to that sub-forum. Your continued use of the TDF website after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.

    Questions or Suggestions

    If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy statement, or your own personal information, please e-mail us privacy@thediveforum.com.



    Opting Out of Third-Party Ad Servers

    If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, currently you must visit each ad network's Web site individually and opt out (if they offer this capability).


    If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, we recommend you block cookies using your browser privacy setting.
    Last edited by GLOC; 29-12-2012 at 10:15 PM.


 

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