Our Privacy Policy  •  What we need to tell you
This policy explains in detail how “Barrens Chat” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Barrens Chat”, “https://barrens.chat”) 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”).

What is collected by phpBB itself?

Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Barrens Chat” 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. 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 “Barrens Chat” 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 “Barrens Chat”, 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 “3.0.” (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 a 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 “Barrens Chat” 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 “Barrens Chat” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Barrens Chat”. 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.

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 “Barrens Chat”, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with “Barrens Chat”, 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.

What is collected by our data and advertising partners?

We make use of Google Ad Exchange and Google Analytics, which mean that you are also subject to Google's data collection and privacy policy.

How do I request deletion of all my personal and private information?

1. Click your username on the right side of the navigation bar
2. Click 'Account'
3. From the sub-navigation bar, click 'Delete Account'
4. Check all the boxes showing you understand that this will delete all personal and private data, and cannot been undone (there is also an option to delete all of your posts if you wish)
5. Your account is now deleted, the last step is to delete all board cookies by clicking here.
6. You may also wish to delete your website data/browser cache for the domain https://barrens.chat.

Living in California?

Find out more about the CCPA and how it affects your privacy.

Contact us

If you have any concerns regarding privacy, or want to ask us a question, please email privacy@barrens.chat.

Last Update

This document was last updated on 29th January 2020.
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