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Privacy Policy

Updated on 03-04-2014


Important, we do not completely remove any account from the community. Therefore, please carefully read our terms of service and this privacy policy before signup on this site. However if it is highly important try contacting accounts@socialengineforum.com with the reason.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Social Engine Forum collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://www.socialengineforum.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Social Engine Forum.

Personal identification information


We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information


We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies


Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Cookies explained


  • Strictly Necessary Cookies - These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
    • System Session Cookies - These cookies are used by our website to store anonymous session and login tokens. They may identify you as a single user when you move between pages, but carry no personally identifiable information and are destroyed when you close your browser, unless you actively choose to be remembered for easier login on your next visit. (e.g. session_id, pass_hash, PHPSESSID)

    • Basic User Settings Cookies - These cookies are stored by the site when a specified action has been triggered, to delivery best personalized experience through it. Sometimes these type cookies may stored without your consent, such as Weather Forecaster, which detects your location and stores WOEID in your cookies (which isn't a best way personally identify you practically). (e.g. allowCookies, woeid, wcode)
  • Performance Cookies - These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. We use Google Analytics to provide this service, which uses four first party cookies. The data collected is not shared with any other party. (e.g. __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv)

  • Functionality Cookies - These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. This category includes the social sharing buttons we place on the bottom of our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
    • Facebook Cookies - We have Facebook Connect feature (if enabled) to quickly signup and login to the community. These catogery have several cookies that keeps the session details and few other required information from Facebook. (e.g. s, presence, fr, xs, datr, lu, c_user, act)

    • Google Cookies - We have a Google Analytics tracking code on the site which enables us to get a estimated info-graph of user's usage and their behaviors. These may include your browser and device information, location, local time and few more information, but not any personally identifiable information. (e.g. N_T)

How we use collected information


Social Engine Forum may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service: Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site: We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To process payments: We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature: To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails.

We may use the email address to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

How we protect your information


We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information


We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites


Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy


Social Engine Forum has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms


By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at privacy@socialengineforum.com.

Social Engine Forum Administration
Coldware Networks Netherland


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