Your privacy is critically important to us. At Forumbee we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- In our community forums product, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.
Forumbee LLC (“Forumbee”) operates the website forumbee.com. It is Forumbee’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Forumbee 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. Forumbee’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Forumbee’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Forumbee may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Forumbee also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for participants who post topics or comments in Forumbee communities. Forumbee only discloses logged in user and participant IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that community participant IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the community where the topic or comment was posted.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Forumbee’s websites choose to interact with Forumbee in ways that require Forumbee to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Forumbee gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to participate in a community hosted at Forumbee.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Forumbee - by purchasing a subscription to Forumbee’s services, for example - are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Forumbee collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Forumbee. Forumbee 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.
Forumbee may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Forumbee may monitor communities on the Forumbee.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Forumbee may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Forumbee does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Forumbee 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 Forumbee’s behalf or to provide services available at Forumbee’s websites, 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 Forumbee’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Forumbee 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, Forumbee discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Forumbee believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Forumbee, third parties or the public at large. If you are a Forumbee Account Owner or Administrator and have supplied your email address, Forumbee may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Forumbee and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. 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. Forumbee takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Forumbee, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Forumbee goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Forumbee may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Last updated: December 3, 2016