Effective Date: September 22, 2023, at 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time.
Last Updated: September 22, 2023, at 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time.
The type of data that we collect and process includes:
Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.
We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:
We may use your personal information in the following ways:
Upon registration on our platform, an XML (Extensible Markup Language) file is automatically generated, housing the information provided during the registration process. This data is securely stored on our dedicated storage servers, with its removal promptly executed upon your request to uphold stringent privacy standards. Please be assured that our staff members will never access your information unless expressly requested as part of the account deletion process.
Our system meticulously updates this data on a monthly basis, precisely every 30 days from your initial registration date, and promptly in response to an account deletion request. The purpose of this data retention is to facilitate the potential reactivation of your account, ensuring a seamless user experience in the future. Furthermore, this dataset can be leveraged to facilitate the transfer and import of users into other existing forums, a service that is only initiated upon specific user requests.
In addition to notifying you of activity on our site that may be relevant to you, from time to time, we may wish to communicate with all members any important information, such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails in your profile.
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you during your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you're using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.
We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect.
Cookies are small text files that we set on your computer that allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in or remembering certain preferences.
You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you or obtain a copy of it. To do so, please contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.
You also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data. Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data.
Conversations are ways you can privately chat with other users who are members of the CreativeBuilding | Network forums. Conversations cannot be viewed by other users beyond the ones invited to conversations unless content is reported. If content is reported, staff members will receive a copy of the conversation group. Furthermore, your conversation messages will not appear in your postings tab for other users or search results on our website or SEO.
We temporarily check passwords to make sure they are secure and not compromised every so often and upon registering for our website. This process is done through the browser console and automatically. Staff members will never see your password. We do not keep track of and/or log passwords. If your password is deemed weak or compromised, you will be denied registration. If you have an account already with a weak/compromised password, you will be sent notifications via the alert system and email recommending you change it immediately.
We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.