Privacy policy

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We are Noobs R Us (“we”, “our”, “us”). We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. If you have questions about your personal information, please contact us.

What information we hold about you

The type of data that we collect and process includes:

  • Your name or username.
  • Your email address.
  • Your IP address.

Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

  • You register as a member on this site.
  • You fill out our contact form.
  • You browse this site. See “Cookie policy” below.
  • You fill out fields on your profile.

How your personal information is used

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, for you to contribute content to this site.
  • We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
  • Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.

Other ways we may use your personal information.

In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time, we may wish to communicate with all members any important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You may opt out of receiving some or all categories of promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those communications or by updating your email options in your account preferences here. If you opt out of promotional communications, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as information about your account or your use of the Services.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you during your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site. We do not sell this information.

Keeping your data secure

We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have established suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect.

Although some parts of the Services may be private or quarantined, they may become public (e.g., at the moderator’s option in the case of private communities) and you should take that into consideration before posting to the Services.

Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set on this page.

Conversations

At Noobs R Us, what we call conversations are similar to what other forums and social media refer to as private messages or direct messages, etc.

Note that we do not call the Private Conversations, as this could be misleading. So-called Private Messages on any forum are never totally private. In practice, what this means is that conversations between two or more members are not visible to others.

Like all other forums and social media, it is technically possible for server administrators to access conversations, which would only happen under exceptional circumstances.

Exceptional Circumstances

For example:

  • Requests from law enforcement agencies with the appropriate warrants. (To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information in response to such a request)
  • Any action needed to be taken by admin to ensure the legality, security, and integrity of the forum or any other Noobs R Us entity, for example if there are good grounds to suspect fraudulent or other illegal activity.
  • Scanning and reviewing forum data for illegal material, e.g., third party CSAM Scanning

Our policy is to not access personal conversations or allow any third-party access unless exceptional circumstances require it. However, you are advised to be aware that nothing you say in conversations on this forum, or other forums, is truly confidential concerning absolute privacy.

If you don't agree with this part of the privacy policy, please consider using alternative forms of personal communication between yourself and other members, such as encrypted chat clients/email, postal service or telephone. Also bear in mind, we are not advising that any of these will give you any more actual privateness.

For this reason, we do not actually call them Private Messages or Private Conversations – although they do function in the same way as “PMs” on any other forum software or social network, with one main difference: this is that you have control over whether other participants are invited into the conversation. Hence, it can be more of a conversation between several people rather than a message to one person.

Noobs R Us cannot be held responsible if another member publishes or alludes to something you say in a conversation. You should take that into consideration before posting to the Service. Not withstanding, we advise you to make it clear (and ask the participants to accept) in the conversation when you mention something confidential.

Moreover, please be aware members can report to moderators any conversations which are deemed to be spam, illegal, harassing or otherwise against forum policy.

Rights

You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or obtain a copy of it. To do so, please contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.

You also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data. Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy, then please do not use this site. When registering, we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Changes to this policy

We may modify this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.


Last revised 17 May 2022

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