CertForums Privacy Statement

At CertForums, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by CertForums and how it is used.

User Information: As you visit our site, CertForums does not collect any personal identifying information about you. Your name, address and phone number all remain your private properties. Our server does, however, note non-personally identifying details such as, but not limited to, the server you are logged onto, the geographic location of the ISP you use, the type of browser you use, and your IP address. This information is obtained solely for the purpose of enhancing the over-all experience of the website for visitors, and is not shared with anyone or any other site.

There are instances where a user may provide specific personal information in a message to us or when registering for the message board. We do not require any personal information, and will remove it upon valid e-mail request from the user.

Message Board Registration: Information you enter on the registration form for the message board will be viewable to the public. However, your e-mail address will never be viewable to the public. Other users will be able to send you e-mail, but it is performed through a screened process whereby the sender never sees your address. We will never share our registered members' e-mail addresses with a third party. We reserve the right to notify you of important information via e-mail, but will use that option infrequently.

Forum Cookies: The message boards at CertForums use cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your username and password, and your messages read/unread on each forum. These cookies are stored on your browser. No cookies are used by the message board software program to track your movement or perform any other function other than enhance your use of the message board. Optionally, you may browse the board without cookies, but it may interfere with your full use of the system. All cookies on the system expire 15 minutes after you leave the site, and are never available to anyone, including administrators.


Advertising Services: CertForums works with third parties that serve ads to this site. These companies also respect the privacy of individuals viewing our website. To find out more about how our advertiser manages the privacy of information in conjunction with serving ads on this site, please read http://www.google.com/privacy.html

Log Files

Like many other Web sites CertForums makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

CertForums does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on CertForums
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to CertForums 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 at the following URL - www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners currently include:

  • Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on CertForums send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

CertForums has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers

CertForums allows third party advertisers to serve ads on the Google Display Network. Using a tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative, you can opt out of several third party ad servers' and networks' cookies simultaneously.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. CertForums privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Overall Policy: It is our intention to support as much privacy as possible for our users and guests in all cases. Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly atmosphere for our visitors of all ages. While we do not have direct control over every user, we will utilise our administrative abilities to attempt to maintain this environment. No flaming, no baiting, and while we may at times be rude and insensitive, we won't in any case allow that to extend to personal attacks on anyone.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected]

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