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VorKuta - Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy makes you aware of the proper conditions of use on this website. The use of this one implies full and unreserved acceptance of each and every provision of this legal notice, so if you do not agree with any of the conditions set forth herein, you should not use and/or access this website. The administrator keeps the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Your continued use of any portion of this website following notification or posting of such modifications, will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

About the PHP Application

Despite of being a basic design, the VorKuta PHP Application was designed with security and monitoring in mind. It offers fundamental protection against SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting attacks. Passwords are encrypted and not knowable by the administrator. The application does not send cookies to the client machines. Registration, login, post submission, message sending and even the administration tools are protected against automated spam software and other kinds of malicious bots (such as brute force password hackers in login forms) by a CAPTCHA system, which being also a bit annoying for the average user, contributes to reduce human-generated spam and "garbage posting".

The application stores the IPs of users when they register and also when they perform other activities along their "virtual life" in this website; this is done to better monitor and counter the activities of offenders that can use multiple IPs to connect to the website. Private messages are not encrypted and they can be read by the administrator, so you should not use them for sending sensible or compromising data; have in mind that the administrator has to be able to read the messages to verify any possible report made against any user. This data is not shared with persons other than the administrator, it is just gathered for monitoring purposes.

About Cookies

This website does not generate cookies (small data files that are generated in a client machine/browser to gather data of diverse nature) but cookies of third-party entities exist. These gather information from your computer without providing references that could allow to deduce personal data from it. You can configure your browser to notify and reject the installation of cookies sent by this website, without detriment to the ability to access the content. However, the administrator is not responsible if the deactivation poses problems for the long-term operation of the website. To disable cookies and avoid Google AdSense advertising systems from creating a profile of your browsing, visit this link and select your desired disabling options.

Privacy Policy of the Advertising provided at this site (Google Adsense): We study the preferences of our customers, their demographics, traffic patterns, and other information together to better understand who our audience is and what you need. Tracking our users' preferences also helps us serve you the most relevant ads.

Privacy Policy of Tracking Sources used in this site (Google Analytics): We use tracking software to know the amount of people accessing this website. This software statistics system digs some information from our visitors. This information includes aspects such as geographical location, operating system and browser used, traffic sources, keywords used, pagewiews and estimated time spent visiting the website or particular pages of it. No personal data is collected.

Privacy Policy of Google Corporation: http://www.google.com/intl/eng_ALL/privacy/privacy-policy.html

Policy on Personal Data Protection

As in any website of this nature, to use certain services or access certain content you are asked to provide certain data of personal nature; this data will only be used for the purpose it was collected: the utilization of the website. The type of information that could be requested includes or could include your name, e-mail address, date of birth, sex, occupation, city, country and personal interests, among others. Not all of the information requested might be mandatory, as it will be made noticeable when appropriate. As a general principle, the administrator of this website will not share or disclose information except when authorized by you or in the following cases:

a) When requested by a competent authority and after fulfilling the corresponding legal proceedings.
b) When in opinion of this website it were necessary to enforce the terms of use or to protect the integrity of other users or of the website itself.

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors and users.

Responsible Behaviour (Disclaimer)

All information provided to this website must be truthful. For these purposes, you guarantee the authenticity of all the data supplied when filling the necessary forms for accessing the services provided in the website. In any case you will be solely responsible for any false or inaccurate information provided if negative consequences arise from this (damages caused to this website, to others or to yourself because of the information provided). You are supposed and obliged to act responsibly while being on this website and to treat other visitors with as much respect as possible. A set of administrative tools is ready to detect abuses of the service and to delete any abusive content or even ban user IP addresses.

However the administrator is not a paid employee nor an entrepreneur, and no schedule nor degree of effectiveness is guaranteed for the task of cleaning the garbage that every social website receives. Hence no responsibility is accepted by him regarding the possible harm caused to a user by the utilization of this website. Currently the minimum age to use this website is +13 years but I can tell you that people under 18 probably should not use the website since no monitoring is perfect and the administrator is not responsible from the acts of others (either naive or evil). Equally, as this service is free for the user, the administrator is not obliged to keep the website running or any of the user-generated content stored (database "cleaning" is necessary).

Contact the administrator

If you want to consult something to the administrator (who runs several websites), use this e-mail address (it is written in reverse): se.liamtoh@tessarnamat. However the response might quite delay if he has to remain isolated from internet during days or longer periods due to his yearly duties in forsaken lands.