Automatic Data Collection
Like most Web servers on the Internet, our servers collect and store all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page, including:
- the name, domain, and numerical internet address of the “host” computer (typically a computer belonging to your Internet Service Provider and not your personal computer) from which you access the Internet. For example, your host computer’s name and its numerical address
- the date and time you accessed our site
- the Internet address of the web page that you came from
- the page you requested from our site and the number of characters sent to your computer
- the information your web browser software sends as its so-called “User Agent,” which typically identifies the browser software and may also indicate the operating system and type of CPU used in your personal computer
It is the policy of the Gnostic Serpent to collect only that personally-identifying information (such as nickname and e-mail address) that visitors to the Gnostic Serpent’s website knowingly and voluntarily provide by completing one of the forms on the website.
The Gnostic Serpent is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Gnostic Serpent does not collect, save or store such personally-identifying information from our visitors who just browse through our website without completing any forms, and does not attempt to identify users or share user information with any parties outside of the Gnostic Serpent, except as described above, in the event of a suspected attempt to deliberately circumvent our system’s security with the intent to gain unauthorized access to or to do physical damage (for example, an attack by hackers).
When you posts in the blog, wiki or chat, your message becomes public domain and you automatically accept and allow others to quote, comment and use the information provided in the post, as well as allowing moderators and administrators of the Gnostic Serpent to edit and remove messages deemed innapropriate. You are provided with an ‘edit/delete’ functionality for you own posts by default, but these functions may be disabled at any time by forum moderators and administrator if your actions damages the forum. This may happen specially in the case a member starts mass-deleting his/her posts and interfering with the flow of threads where his/her messages were an integral part of a discussion.
When you send us via e-mail (in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to other moderators of the Gnostic Serpent who are better able to answer your questions. We do not retain or distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of the Gnostic Serpent. In no event, do we distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any outside parties. Information collected via e-mail will be retained at our discretion in a directly readable form as long as necessary to complete our response.
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The Gnostic Serpent has the discretion to update this privacy statement at any time. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.