Chaotic Communications values your privacy. To keep you informed, we have created this privacy statement that discloses our purposes and methods for online collection and use of information. This statement applies to all information collected through all sites owned and operated by Chaotic Communications, LLC and information gathered from any web pages that we host.
Types of Information Collected
Generally, personal information is not collected from visitors to the website. However, in order to access certain special services, personal information is requested; those cases are described in more detail below.
Chaotic Communications collects information during the registration process to operate the site ("Registration Information"). It collects non-personally identifiable information (often referred to as demographic information) such as: country, region or city, zip or postal code, gender, birth date and occupation. You may update your Registration Information any time by clicking the "Settings" link found on the horizontal black bar on the upper part of any page.
Bulletin Board Registration
Chaotic Communications bulletin board sites requires a valid e-mail address for users who want to participate in the discussion forums. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.
Also in the registration, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This information is made available to other bulletin board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.
Certain activities on the Chaotic Communications websites involve the use of "cookies" to facilitate your experience. This includes retention of your username and password for our sites and showing a default Topic View when you visit. You have the option to turn these cookies off at any time by updating your user profile preferences. If your browser doesn’t support cookies, or if you have cookies turned off, these preferences will not be set.
Disclosure of Personal Information
It’s important to be aware that when you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g., address, phone number) in a posting on the bulletin board, that information is publicly available and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we encourage using caution before offering of any personally identifying information within the message board itself.
Chaotic Communications keeps your entire Personal Information private and does not share it with any third parties.Chaotic Communications will not disclose your Personal Information unless acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the owner; (3) enforce the User Agreement; or (4) act to protect the interests of its members or others.
In acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the owner; the owner reserves the right to disclose all posts, private messages and any other known necessary information made by or about any user.
We may use anonymous information about the use of Chaotic Communications for research purposes, advertising and to improve the service, and we may share such information in aggregate form with our partners or affiliates.
Children Under the Age of 13