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GDPR and Data Protection
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:50:36 pm »
General Data Protection Regulation - 2018 (GDPR)

To comply with the GDPR you need to be made aware that your JustQuit account will, at a bare minimum, contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at JustQuit is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us (England). Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by JustQuit during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of JustQuit. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails and for other users to be able to email you.

Furthermore we will store all of the IP address that you use to post with. This is necessary to ensure the protection of others if there is evidence of improper use of forum services (e.g. harassment, bullying or the dissemination of inappropriate images). For further information on appropriate use please see the Terms and Conditions.

Depending on your preferences JustQuit may send you emails to the email address that JustQuit holds in your account which will either be that you used when you registered or one that you have subsequently changed, but you are able to change these preferences from your Profile at any time should you wish to stop receiving them.

The personal details that you gave us when you signed up, or added later, will be used solely for the purposes of JustQuit board functionality. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party without your explicit consent, except in the case of them being required by law enforcement agencies for the purposes of investigating criminal matters.  You can check, at any time, the personal details JustQuit is holding about you from the Profile section.

The only other information about you is that which you decide to post in the fora, whereupon it is considered to be “publicly available” as it will have been indexed by search engines as well as on-line archive sites.

Privacy Policy

This policy explains in detail how “JustQuit" along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “JustQuit ”, “http://www.justquit.co.uk”) and SimpleMachines (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “JustQuit” will cause the SimpleMachines 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 software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “JustQuit” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.

We may also create cookies external to the software whilst browsing “JustQuit", though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the SimpleMachines 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 JustQuit (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).

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 JustQuit  so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with JustQuit, SimpleMachines 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 software.


The Simple Accompaniment:

By registering you provide an email address and IP address. We keep a record of these; we only use them if necessary and they would only ever be shared on a need to know basis with law enforcement agencies if you commit a crime. Only Moderators/Admin can access your email address and IP addresses and we would only do so if necessary. We don't want it to ever be necessary, so please don't commit any crimes.

Private messages are private and only the recipient can see them. All other posts are public and can be seen by search engines and any other person around the whole world; even if you later edit and delete the text we cannot guarantee that someone in Timbuktu (or any other country) has not already taken a screenshot.

This is true to the best of our knowledge and belief.

Play nicely and be kind to each other.

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Re: GDPR and Data Protection
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 04:25:10 pm »
I feel like the JustQuit Grinch, telling you boring things and spoiling the fun....

.....I didn't mention that we have access to databases of IP addresses of known spammers and scammers. If an IP adddress is on that list we done accept the application. So we think we do all that we reasonably can to keep you safe. However, if you notice something dodgy you can press the "Report" button and we look into it.
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Re: GDPR and Data Protection
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 05:07:02 pm »
Well said @tea;D
Finally saw sense on 8/12/13

So many mountains, so little time...