Jcink Forum Hosting Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Jcink.com/Jcink Forum Hosting. We have limited the amount and types of personal information that we need from you. We wish for you to be fully informed of how your information is gathered and used.

What information does Jcink Forum Hosting gather:
When you register as a member on a board hosted by Jcink.com, or for your own board, you need to provide a username, give an e-mail address, and enter a password. The username does not need to be your real name. The password you choose is protected by an MD5 encypted hash. The email address you provide can be used to let members contact you, for Jcink.com to send you notices, and for other features of the site. You may choose to disable features that can send you emails. Jcink.com also collects other information such as IP addresses, browser information, and the date and time of your visit. Administrators of hosted sites have the ability to view your IP address if you post messages, send personal messages, visit, or register on their board.

How we use gathered information:
The email address you provide is used by us to validate your board/account registration. We may also send warnings or notices to you by email. Jcink.com will never spam or sell your email. All other information you provide is optional or adds additional functionality to a board. Jcink Forum Hosting reserves the right to disclose any information for any reason, including but not limited to, if we believe that a law has been violated. Jcink Forum Hosting may transfer the information in our possession if Jcink Forum Hosting is sold or merges. We may disclose general statistics to our sponsors and advertisers. Your email address will not be given to advertisers.

How we protect your information:
We maintain strict policies against spam email being sent to you from Jcink Forum Boards. Anti-spam measures are in place to stop spam from being sent. If any board, or member is caught sending spam their account will be removed. All passwords stored are encrypted. However, note that board administrators have access to the database dump which contain the encyrpted password hashes. Jcink Forum Hosting is not responsible for what the board administrators elect to do with the information stored in the database.

Cookies:
Cookies are used to better your experience. You can disable cookies if you wish using browser settings or any other program. However, this could affect your ability to use features such as logging in to a board. Our advertisement providers can also use cookies for tracking purposes, and display ads.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA):
Users under 13 may NOT register a board. Anyone under 13 must fill out a COPPA form to register on a board, if the administrator has elected to provide one. We don't collect personal information from anyone known to be under 13. If Jcink Forum Hosting finds a user that is under the age of 13, we will delete that user and any personal information related.

Third Party Advertisements
Jcink Forum Hosting uses third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our web site and hosted boards. These companies may collect and use information about your visits to Jcink Forum Hosting as well as other web sites.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
If you would like more information please visit the following links: By using Jcink Forum Hosting, you agree to the terms of the following advertisers listed above in addition to the terms of Jcink Forum Board's privacy policy.

Modifications to our Policy:
Jcink Forum Hosting may update and revise this privacy policy with, or without notice to you.