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Privacy Policy for The UNIX and Linux Forums

Privacy Policy for The UNIX and Linux Forums

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email or post your question as a reply to this thread.

At The UNIX and Linux Forums, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by The UNIX and Linux Forums and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, The UNIX and Linux Forums makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

The UNIX and Linux Forums does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
  • Google, as a third party vendor (for unregistered users), uses cookies to serve ads on The UNIX and Linux Forums.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to The UNIX and Linux Forums 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 - Advertising and Privacy ? Google Privacy Center

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners (primarily for unregistered users) include:
  • IDG TechNetwork
  • Tribal Fusion
  • Google Adsense
These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on The UNIX and Linux Forums send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

The UNIX and Linux Forums has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

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. The UNIX and Linux Forums's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

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.

Your Private User Information (Email Address)

The UNIX and Linux Forums does not provide or sell any of your user information (for example, your email address) to third parties. In addition, because email addresses are not permitted in the posts, this helps insure that robots mining for email addresses will not have any success here.

The UNIX and Linux Forums reserves the right to send out announcements and notices to all registered members. However, you may opt-out of these announcements and notices in your User Control Panel. As mentioned earlier, if you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email or post your question as a reply to this thread.

Abuse of Community Trust

The Unix and Linux Forums will not tolerate or accept any activities it deems harmful or potentially damaging to its reputation, community, or that of its members. The Unix and Linux Forums employs various software techniques for the express purpose of monitoring our site to ensure that our members do not abuse the trust of the community. Examples of abuse of community trust include creating multiple user ids and using one user id to nominate another for awards.

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The UNIX and Linux Forums
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