Cordaware Customer Forum - Privacy policy

This policy describes how "Cordaware Customer Forum" ("") (hereinafter "the Operator") uses the data collected during your visit to the forum.

Scope and type of data storage.

Your data is collected in four different ways:

  1. The phpBB forum software creates several cookies when you visit the board. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores as temporary files and which are retained between visits to the board. These cookies store the current ID of your session (so that all page views can be assigned to you), information about the posts you have read (to mark them as read/unread if you are not logged in) and information about your participation in polls (if you are not logged in). Your user ID, an authentication key and a session ID are also stored. The cookies are valid for one year by default. You can delete all cookies at any time using the "Delete all cookies" function.
  2. Furthermore, the data you enter during registration, in your profile or in your personal area will be stored. At least a unique username, an e-mail address and a password are required for registration. If the operator has specified further data as necessary, you will be able to see this before you enter it.
  3. If you create a post or a private message, the data entered there will also be saved. The same applies if you save a post as a draft. In these cases, your IP address is also saved. The IP address is also saved for the following actions: deleting and changing posts (this includes private messages and surveys), changes to central profile data (e-mail address, account activation, user password) and failed login attempts. The browser identification (user agent) transmitted by your browser is only displayed in the "Whos online?" function and is not stored permanently.
  4. Finally, individual functions of the board require further data to be stored. This includes your voting behavior in surveys, the read status of your posts or bookmarks or notification functions explicitly set by you.

Your password is stored with a one-way encryption (hash) so that it is secure. However, you are advised not to use this password on a large number of websites. The password is your key to your user account for the board, so handle it with care. In particular, no representative of the operator, phpBB Limited or any third party will legitimately ask you for your password. If you have forgotten your password, you can use the "I forgot my password" function. The phpBB software will then ask you for your username and email address and then send a newly generated password to this address, which you can then use to access the board.

Permission to store data

You allow the operator to store the data entered by you and specified above in order to be able to operate and offer the board.

In addition, the operator is entitled to store the times of access and actions together with your IP address and the browser ID transmitted by your browser as part of a balancing of interests between your interests and its interests and the interests of third parties, insofar as this is necessary to avert danger or for legal traceability.

Regulations regarding the disclosure of your data

The purpose of a board is to enable an exchange with other people. You are therefore aware that the data in your profile and the posts you create may be accessible on the Internet. However, the operator may determine that certain information is only accessible to a limited group of users (e.g. other registered users, administrators, etc.). If you have any questions, please search for the relevant information in the forum or contact the operator. However, the e-mail address from your profile is only accessible to the operator and persons authorized by the operator (administrators).

The operator will only pass on data other than the above-mentioned data to third parties with your consent. This does not apply if the operator is obliged by law to pass on the data (e.g. to law enforcement authorities) or if the data is required to enforce legal interests.

Permission to make contact

You also allow the operator to contact you using the contact details you have provided if this is necessary for the transmission of key information about the board. In addition, the operator and other users may contact you if you have permitted this in your personal area.

Scope of this guideline

This policy only covers the area of pages that include the phpBB software. If the operator processes further personal data in other areas of its software, it will inform you of this separately.

Right to information

Upon request, the operator will provide you with information about which data is stored about you.

You can request the deletion or blocking of your data at any time. To do so, please contact the operator.

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