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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how PC Pals Forum uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website. PC Pals Forum is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. PC Pals Forum may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You will be required to agree to any such policy changes before continuing to use this forum, in accordance with GDPR legislation.  This policy is effective from 20th May 2018.

What information we collect about you
We may collect the following information when you use our website:
-Email Address
-Date of Birth
-IP Address
-Other data collected that could directly or indirectly identify you.

Cookie Policy
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies on this website are ONLY used to keep you logged in / out (if you so choose), and to enable the forum to function correctly for you while you are logged in, by monitoring which posts remain unread by you. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to or from your computer nor does it exchange information with other web sites. If you choose not to allow cookies to be saved via your browser settings, you will need to log in each time you use the forum.  If you choose to reject cookies via your browser settings, functionality of this forum will be extremely limited. We suggest that you allow the forum cookie to be saved in your browser's cache, but this may be cleared at the end of each browser session.

How to control and delete cookies
PC Pals will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our forum, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies will impact on the functionality of the forum.

Cookies on this forum
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this forum.

We may send to you the following cookies:


If at any time you have questions about our privacy practices or any of your data protection rights, you may reach us at admin@pc-pals.com

How we use information we collect
We may collect, store and use the following information for the sole purpose of administrating these forums:

    Your IP address and any information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with these forums including your email address.
    Information about your computer including operating system and browser type / version.
    Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our forum services such as email notifications and / or newsletters.
    Information about your use of these forums including referral source, length of visit and page views.  

We do not provide your information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Data about Usage of Services
Is automatically collected when you use and interact with our Services, including metadata, log files, cookie/device IDs and location information. This information includes specific data about your interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third-parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the Services, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and settings, the date and time the Services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the Services, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data, and some of this data collected might be capable of and be used to approximate your location.

How we store and secure information we collect
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All forum data is stored on our hosts servers, which are fully compliant with all required security protocols.

While we implement safeguards designed to protect your information, no security system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that data, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, is absolutely safe from intrusion by others.

Compliance with legal, regulatory and law enforcement requests.
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (such as subpoena requests), to protect our property and rights or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.

Communicating with you.
We may contact you directly such as necessary to deliver transactional or website related communications. This contact will be via the email address you have registered with us.

You may update your subscription preferences with respect to receiving communications from us by signing into your account and visiting your Profile > Notifications page.

Transfer of personal data abroad.  
If you utilize our Services from a country other than the country where our servers are located, your communications with us may result in transferring your personal data across international borders.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under by visiting your member Profile > Modify Profile > Export Data.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at admin@pc-pals.com as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.