Like most websites, The Political Forums 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. The Political Forumsís purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Political Forumsís visitors use the website. The Political Forums also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Political Forums does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Political Forumsís websites choose to interact with The Political Forums in ways that require The Political Forums to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Political Forums gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who post at The Political Forums to provide an email address. In each case, The Political Forums collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitorís interaction with The Political Forums. The Political Forums 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.
The Political Forums may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Political Forums may monitor the most popular parts of the The Political Forums site, and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Political Forums does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Political Forums 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 The Political Forumsís behalf or to provide services available at The Political Forums, 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 The Political Forumsís websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Political Forums 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, The Political Forums discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Political Forums believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Political Forums, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The Political Forums website and have supplied your email address, The Political Forums may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with whatís going on with The Political Forums and our products. 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. The Political Forums takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.