This policy explains in detail how “Planet Zot Forums” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Planet Zot Forums”, “http://www.planetzot.com/forums”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Group”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Planet Zot Forums” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information and serve only to improve your viewing pleasure, such as determining how many visitors are currently online at the same time. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “Planet Zot Forums” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Planet Zot Forums”, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Planet Zot Forums” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain an uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail”). Your information for your account at “Planet Zot Forums” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by “Planet Zot Forums” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Planet Zot Forums”. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the phpBB software. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password, for sending new passwords should the user forget his or her current one, and on rare occasions for notifying the members of the community of very important matters regarding Planet Zot, such as scheduled down time for a longer period of time.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is 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 “Planet Zot Forums”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Planet Zot Forums”, phpBB or another 3rd party, 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 phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.
Planet Zot is committed to providing a fun, entertaining, and safe website for people of all ages with no compromise to the user's personal information. The information collected is strictly for account management only and all users are encouraged not to reveal their personal information to other users. As a community that is under development, we may make adjustments to our policies and additional information may be required for new services. However, our dedication towards safeguarding our user's information will remain the same. An user is required to enter a valid e-mail address to obtain membership. Additional information, such as the user's date of birth, is optional and may be provided by the user to enhance the user's ability to communicate between other users and to use tailor features or special events that are of interest to the user. Planet Zot will not share any personal information collected upon registration with any third party of any kind, but reserves the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.