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Privacy Policy

Internet Privacy & Cookies Policy
This is the internet privacy policy for WoodSmokeForum.uk (the Forum)

This website is the property of WoodSmoke Forum administrators. We take the privacy of all visitors to this Forum very seriously and therefore set out in this privacy and cookies policy our position regarding certain privacy matters and the use of cookies on this Forum.

This policy covers all data that is shared by a visitor with us whether directly via woodsmokeforum.uk or via email. This policy been created by the internet marketing experts at Surge Digital on our behalf, and is occasionally updated by us so we suggest you re-review from time to time.

This policy provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you share with us, or that we collect from you either directly via this Website or via email.

Certain businesses are required under the data protection act to have a data controller. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 our data controller is Wade Nash and can be contacted via email at admin@woodsmokeforum.uk.

1.         Information we collect

In operating our Forum we may collect and process the following data about you:

1.1       Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics and other communication data.
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       Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Forum, such as when you register as a member or add information to your profile.
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       Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

2.         Use of cookies

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services, and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our Forum to our advertisers.

Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the Website so that we can continue to develop and improve this Website.

We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically.  This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computers hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our Website.

Any advertising featured on this Forum may also incorporate cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our Website.

For more information on cookies you can read the guidance at All About Cookies.

3.         Use of your information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to assist you when using the Forum. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

3.1       To provide you with information requested from us relating to Forum topics. We will NOT use it to directly market to you any products or services, other than information posted publically in the Forum threads.
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       To meet our contractual commitments to you.
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       To notify you about any changes to our Forum, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.
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       We will NOT share your data with any third parties.
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       Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors such as your area of residence or age group.

4.         Storing your personal data

4.1       All data collect from you will be stored in locations within the European Economic and managed by WoodSmoke Forum staff within the European Economic. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in agreement with this privacy policy.
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       The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain areas of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

5.         Disclosing your information

5.1       Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
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    To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

6.         Third party links

You might find links to third party websites on our Forum. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

7.         Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the contact details below.

8.         Contacting us

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this policy please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@woodsmokeforum.uk

Third Parties

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
Invisible reCAPTCHA
This site uses a CAPTCHA to ensure humans are performing certain actions. The CAPTCHA provider may set a session cookie and get information about your internet browser and device accessing this website.