Like most websites, The Politics Forums collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Politics Forumsís purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Politics Forumsís visitors use the website. The Politics Forums also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Politics Forums does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Politics Forumsís websites choose to interact with The Politics Forums in ways that require The Politics Forums to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Politics Forums gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who post at The Politics Forums to provide an email address. In each case, The Politics Forums collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitorís interaction with The Politics Forums. The Politics Forums does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Politics Forums may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Politics Forums may monitor the most popular parts of the The Politics Forums site, and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Politics Forums does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Politics Forums discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Politics Forumsís behalf or to provide services available at The Politics Forums, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Politics Forumsís websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Politics Forums will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Politics Forums discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Politics Forums believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Politics Forums, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The Politics Forums website and have supplied your email address, The Politics Forums may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with whatís going on with The Politics Forums and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Politics Forums takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.