Laos Forums - Privacy policy

This policy explains in detail how “Laos Forums” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Laos Forums”, “http://laosforums.com”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

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

We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Laos Forums”, which is covered later in this document. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Laos Forums” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).

Your 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 “Laos Forums” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by “Laos Forums” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Laos Forums”. 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 from the phpBB software.

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 “Laos Forums”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Laos Forums”, phpBB 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 phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your email, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

Measuring our visitors

We also measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site. The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better. You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

- Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on laosforums.com.
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site's visitors based upon their visit to laosforums.com and other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Our Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include

- Google

While each of these advertising partners have their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: privacy policies. You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of laosforums.com.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on laosforums.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

laosforums.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. laosforums.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

Additionally you can read about how Google use your data over here http://www.google.com/intl/da/policies/privacy/partners/.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. laosforums.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that laosforums.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the last paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Friday, August 21th, 2015.

Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

Contact

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at admin(at)laosforums.com.


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