Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard - Privacy policy

This policy explains in detail how “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard”, “http://cardiffcityforum.co.uk”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Group”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

Forum Cookies
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.

We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard”, see below for details of our third party cookies. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).

Information
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail”). Your information for your account at “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard”. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the phpBB software.

Security
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Cardiff City Football Forum | Cardiff City FC Messageboard”, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

Third Party Cookies
We publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DoubleClick cookie. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements you see on other websites to reflect your interests. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/. You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings.
For more information on how google uses cookies please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/


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