Privacy & Cookies
This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we, MPC-Forums.com (‘us, ‘we’, ‘our’, ’MPC-Forums’) may collect about you (you’, ‘your’ ‘user’) when you interact with us through our web site and businesses (‘Services’). It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.
MPC Forums.com is a trading name of Beat Box Digital LTD, a company incorporated in England and Wales, company number 06810062.
When you are using this website, Beat Box Digital is the data controller. You can contact the data protection officer at [email protected].
1. Information We Collect
We collect different types of information through your interactions with our Services, the legal basis for Our processing of personal data are primarily that the processing is necessary for providing our Service to You in accordance with Our Terms of Service.
1.1. User-provided Information. When you use our Service, as a user you may provide, and we may collect Personal Data from you such as email address and forum username. You provide us with this type of Personal Data when you register for an Account or contact us for support.
1.2. Automatically Collected Information. When you use the Service, we may automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including cookies, scripts or “web beacons.” This “automatically collected" information may include IP address or other device address, web browser and/or device type and the dates and times of the visit, access, or use of the Site.
2. How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information that we collect in a variety of ways in providing the Service and operating our business, including the following:
We use the information to operate and maintain all features of the Service. The Personal Data you provide us is used to create your forum account and allow you to post content to the forum.
We may use your email address to contact you for administrative purposes such as password reset and customer support responses. We do not send promotional emails to any Forum members.
2.3 Analytics & Security
We use automatically collected data to assist with site security and to provide anonymous, aggregated statistics and web analytics.
3. To Whom We Disclose Information
3.1 Service Providers
We work with third party service providers who provide website, application development, hosting, maintenance, and other services. These third parties may have access to, or process Personal Data as part of providing those services for us. We limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and our contracts with them require them to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
3.2 Unrestricted Information
Any information that you voluntarily choose to include in a public area of the Service, such as a public profile page and forum postings will be available to anyone who has access to that content. Please note that this is a publicly accessible forum and your posts can be viewed by anyone who browses this Site, and will be indexed by search engines.
3.3 Non Personally Identifiable Information
We may make certain automatically-collected, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties for various purposes, including (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes
3.4 Law Enforcement, Legal Process and Compliance
We may disclose Personal Data or other information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, in response to a valid court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Data or other information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Service and any facilities or equipment used to make the Service available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights, enforce our contracts, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others.
4. Your Choices
You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that We hold at any time. To ask for a copy of your information, please contact the Data Protection Officer at [email protected].
You also to have a right to have all Personal Data we hold on you to be corrected if it is inaccurate. For data amendments, please update your Forum Account, or contact our Customer Support team.
At any time you may object to the processing of your Personal Data, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law.
You also have a right to request that we delete your forum account and any Personal Data we hold by contacting our data protection officer at [email protected]. Please note that we may refuse this request if there is a legitimate reason to do so, for example where we have to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation or where we need Personal Data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If you opt out of marketing communications we have to keep a record or such opt out to ensure that we don’t contact you in the future.
Please note that the act of deleting your Forum Account will not remove any content that you have previously posted within forum topics ('Historical Posts'). Instead your Historical Posts will be 'anonymised' which involves assigning all posts to a randomly generated 'anonymous' user account.
If you believe your right to privacy granted by applicable data protection laws has been infringed upon, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities.
Opting out from Commercial & Web Site Communications
If you have chosen to receive marketing and administrative emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email or by sending an email to the address provided in “10. How to Contact Us”.
5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. Cookies cannot identify you personally. More information about cookies and how to manage them can be found at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
We use the following cookies on our Site:
(i) Session Cookie ('phpbb3_hfk2g_sid') - this cookie is used to remember you as you browse the site. This cookie itself contains no Personal Data and expires after 7 days of inactivity.(iii) 'Remember Me' Cookie ('phpbb3_hfk2g_k') - this cookie remembers your account ID so you don't have to log in each time you subsequently visit the site. This cookie itself contains no Personal Data and expires after 7 days of inactivity.
(ii) Account Cookie ('phpbb3_hfk2g_u') - this cookie is used to identify registered members of the site and to allow you to post content to the site. This cookie itself contains no Personal Data and expires after 7 days of inactivity.
(iv) Google Adsense Cookie (_gads) - this cookie may appear on a page containing advertising banners served by the Google network.
6. Minors and Children’s Privacy
Our Sites and Services are not directed to children under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 16 without obtaining parental consent. If you are under 16 years of age, then please do not use or access the Service at any time or in any manner. If we learn that Personal Data has been collected on the Service from persons under 16 years of age and without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under 16 years of age has the Service, then you may alert us at [email protected] and request that we delete that child’s Personal Data from our systems.
7. Data Security
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us and maintain appropriate safeguards to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, unauthorised disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Data in our possession. This includes, for example, firewalls, password protection, SSL technology and other access and authentication controls.
However, no method of internet transmission or electronic storage is 100MPC-Forums.comecure, thus We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Service, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our safeguards. If you believe your Personal Data has been compromised, please contact us as set forth in “10. How to Contact Us”.
If we learn of a systems breach we will inform you and the authorities of the occurrence in accordance with all applicable law.
8. Data Retention
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and to satisfy our legal and regulatory obligations, after which it will either be deleted completely or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.
9. Where your personal data may be processed
Sometimes we will need to share your personal data with third parties and suppliers outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If we do this, we have procedures in place to ensure your data receives the same protection as if it were being processed inside the EEA. For example, our contracts with third parties stipulate the standards they must follow at all times . Any transfer of your personal data will follow applicable laws and we will treat the information under the guiding principles of this Privacy Notice.
10. How to Contact Us
Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy, your Personal Data, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email at [email protected]. If you have any concerns or complaints about this Policy or your Personal Data, you may contact Our Data Protection Officer by email at [email protected].
Last update: May 10th, 2018