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Conduct, Terms of Use, Privacy
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By Travis Mitchell
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Privacy Policy

This policy explains in detail how “VoterVoices.org” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “VoterVoices.org”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Group”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “VoterVoices.org” you will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “VoterVoices.org” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.

We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “VoterVoices.org”, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: registering on “VoterVoices.org” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).

Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), your first and last name (hereinafter “your real name”), your party affiliation (hereinafter “your party affiliation”), your date of birth (hereinafter “your birthdate”), the county where you reside, a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail”). Your information for your account at “VoterVoices.org” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the U.S.A.

  • Your user name and your party affiliation will be public (visible) to other registered members.
  • Your real name, county and your birthdate will be private and therefore only visible to VoterVoices moderators.
  • Within your account, you can opt to have your e-mail either public or private to registered members. If it is public, other members can send you e-mail through the phpBB software only.
  • You likewise have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the phpBB software.

Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at “VoterVoices.org”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “VoterVoices.org”, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy policy, you can put them in a reply to this topic.

-Travis