Revised March 13, 2009

Badgeaddicts's Philosophy

Your private information is not a commodity for this site or anyone else to buy, sell, or trade.

Information collected

If you choose to email us, we assure you that your name, email address, and any other identifying information will be kept absolutely confidential. It will not be given to any third party. The contents of the email become the property of Badgeaddicts and may be published if it is considered relevant. No identifying information will be revealed in this or any case.

Those registering at the Badgeaddict's Forum will need to provide a valid email address for registration. Our only use of this address will be to send you your password should you forget it, to send you important updates about the boards (extremely rare and done only with very good reason), and to inform you of posts made to topics you are subscribed to. This email address will not be given to any third party or used for any reason unrelated to the message board.

Our server records information automatically when you visit this website. This includes the URL, IP address, browser type and language, the date and time of your request and the address of the page you were viewing when you arrived here. Nearly all existing web sites record this same information.

In the event of an attack, hack attempt or other suspicious activity, an administrator may review these logs. The information is not used for any other purpose and is deleted frequently.

Cookies used

Badgeaddicts uses cookies on the forum to make it more convenient for you to log into your account. These cookies are optional and may be deleted at any time without affecting your account if you have registered with us.

Cookies from the advertisers may be set, if you follow a link to an advertiser's web site, so that they will know to credit Badgeaddicts for referring a sale to them.

Badgeaddicts uses Google Analytics to count page views. This sets a cookie when you view pages on this site. This cookie allows Google to recognize that you are not a new visitor, as you load various pages on this site.

The data collected by the Google Analytics cookie is entirely anonymous. The cookie is specific to Badgeaddicts and is not used to collect any information about, or cross referenced with, any other sites you may visit.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to this sites 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

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org

Links

This site provides hyperlinks to web sites not under our control. Badgeaddicts is not responsible for the privacy policies (or lack thereof) or any other practices of these sites.

If you follow one of our links and there is an attempt to install software via ActiveX or to change settings on your browser, please contact us immediately so that this may be investigated.

We will not knowingly link to a pornographic web site. If you find a pornographic web site on the other side of a link placed on this site, please contact us immediately so that this may be investigated.