PlanetGong/GAS is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors, customers, and colleagues. We store information as securely as possible, use it only for the purpose intended, and make every effort to guard against its loss, misuse, and alteration. We may receive email messages, email addresses subscribed to a mailing list, email addresses registered in the forum, mail order billing and shipping details (including postal, residence, or business addresses), and email addresses for paid downloads or voluntary donations, or other information as described below. We do not share personal information without prior consent except as compelled by law.
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When you make a purchase, the information you provide is processed in order to receive payment, deliver the goods, and refer to the transaction. We share payment information with payment services providers to process payments, combat prohibited activities, facilitate dispute resolution, and other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit or debit cards. Payment information includes credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address. Any payment information you submit is collected and used by those payment services in accordance with their privacy policies.
We are legally required to keep records of VAT orders (orders which are taxed) for 7 (seven) years… after which we shred them.
When you make a purchase, the information you provide is processed in order to receive payment, deliver the links, and refer to the transaction. Payments are processed by Paypal. We receive an email showing your name, email address, billing and shipping addresses, IP address, and order details. We do not receive your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, or CVV code.
We are legally required to keep records of VAT orders (orders which are taxed) for 7 (seven) years.
Subscriptions acquire only a valid email address. Lists are and are strictly opt-in, and you can change your address or unsubscribe at any time by following the relevant link in a message from the list or by visiting the subscription page. Lists are used only by the list owner. Addresses are stored in a protected database on a secure server, visible only to list owners and site administrators.
Messages received @planetgong.co.uk (for example when you send us questions or comments, offer information, or ask for support) are directed to the attention one or more persons within the organisation, who may retain those messages for the purpose of correspondence and reference.
The forum allows you to communicate directly with other registered members. When you send and receive such 'private' messages, they are stored in the system until they are deleted, and recipients may copy, store, and share the contents of your communications.
Registration requires a valid email address, a strong password, an acceptable user name of your choosing, and approval by an administrator. Only forum administrators can see email addresses. Nobody can see your password. Anyone - including unregistered guests - can see your user name. You can change any or all of these from the User Control Panel. Forum administrators can also see IP addresses from which forum visitors register.
Only forum administrators can deactivate or delete your account. To request either, login to that account on the forum, and send a private message to one of the administrators.
The forum may contain non-humans and extra-terrestrials. (We try to exclude robots and 'spiders'.)
When you make a contribution, the information you provide is processed to receive your donation and refer to the transaction. Payments are processed by Paypal. We receive an email showing your name, email address, billing and shipping addresses, and IP address. We cannot see your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, or CVV code.
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planetgong.co.uk is HTTPS by default, creating a secure channel and encrypting all communications between your browser and our web server.
Website hosting companies keep log files that record data each time a device accesses the server - typically the IP address, ISP, device type, operating system and browser version, referring page, requested files, date and time, and exit page - data used to analyse trends, administer the site, track visitors' movement on the site, and gather demographic information. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. Non-identifying usage information and log data are shared with third-party analytics services. Log data may also be used to fight spam and other abuse of web services.
We may process or analyse data about your use of our website, including IP address, apparent location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, and navigation paths.
This policy does not apply to information collected by other websites linked to or accessible from planetgong.co.uk, and information collected or received by third-party services is subject to their privacy policies.
In addition, PlanetGong/GAS gathers and uses certain information about individuals, including customers, suppliers, colleagues, and other people with whom we have a relationship or who we may need to contact. This can include names of individuals, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, social media accounts, and any other information relating to individuals.