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'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.
Our Advertising Partners
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Third Party Privacy Policies
Additionally you can read about how Google use your data over here http://www.google.com/intl/da/policies/privacy/partners/.
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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.