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Dear Members,

As you will no doubt be aware, new data protection legislation is coming into force on May 25th, in the form of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

As we hold certain data which enables you to use the forum, we must comply with the GDPR.

We have taken steps to ensure that the forum is compliant, and these involved creating a new Privacy Policy and a new User Agreement, which we will need you to agree to if you wish to continue using our forum.

Rest assured that nothing too much has changed.  We just need to be transparent about how your data is used, how it is stored, your rights to access the data we hold, and your 'rights of erasure', i.e., your rights to have data removed and to 'be forgotten'.

When you log into the forum for the first time after this evening, you should be presented with our new User Agreement and Privacy Policy.  You will be required to agree to these before you can continue to use the forum, and will also be required to agree to any subsequent changes, which we hope to keep to a minimum.

You may also wish to review your consent to receive email communications from us.  You can do this by going to your Profile > Modify Profile > Notifications where you will find options to update your preferences.

You will find more information in a new section on the forum, which outlines how we have set out to achieve GDPR Compliance, and provides easy reference to our new Forum Policies.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and for your continued support of the forum.

I am furious that you apparently know my Date of Birth, yet have never sent me a birthday card.  Absolutely disgraceful.  :censored:


Actually, we did used to send birthday greetings in the form of a Happy Birthday thread, but we didn't want to be accused by the EU of having too much fun.  ::)

On a serious note, it would be useful if someone could confirm that they were requested to consent to the new User Agreement and Privacy Policy when they logged in.  We have obviously tested as far as we can, but it would be great to know that it's working for all members.  :)

Yes, I confirmed. 


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