This policy explains in detail how newton-le-willows.com or the asociated domains use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, just by browsing the website you will cause the forum 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 (“user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (“session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the forum software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed any topics within the forum, this third cookie and is used to store which topics have already been read by you, thereby improving your user experience upon your return, by notifying you about new threads, since your last visit.
The e-mail address you supply to register is used only for confirming your registration details and so that you can recieve your username and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (“your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (“your e-mail”). Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by the forum during the registration process is optional, at posted at your discretion. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed by editing your profile in the forum control panel. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the forum software and or from other users and the administrators
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is totally 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 newton-le-willows.com, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with the forum, 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 forum software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, then the forum software will generate a new password for you to reclaim your account access.