Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. We believe in transparency, and we’re committed to being upfront about our privacy practices, including how we treat your personal information.

Upon using, you agree to respect the privacy of other members.

By accepting our Terms of Use, you are confirming that you have read this policy and consent to us using your information in the ways we describe. If you don’t want us to collect or process your personal information in the ways described in this policy, you shouldn’t use the Services.

Uses and Sharing

We may use your forum suggestions to improve the Services; we use data analytics and may work with certain third-party service providers to ensure site functionality, to improve the Services, and for targeted online and offline advertising and marketing; and of course, we use your email address to communicate with you. will not sell or disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in our Privacy Policy.

Information Collected or Received

In order to use some of our Services, you need to provide us with a valid email address and a name associated with your account. The name that you can choose will represent your identity on Your username may not be modified. You are not required to provide us with this information, but we will need it to provide certain services.

The name associated with your account, which you may review and change in your account settings, is publicly displayed and connected to your activity. Other people may see the date you joined, reviews, ratings, profile information, and comments in community spaces and your profile.

We also collect certain information from both members and non-members who visit websites hosted by us. This information may include your IP address or unique device identifier, and cookies and data from the pages you visit.

Information Collected or Received

We know that members of our community value having control over their own information, so gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choices about how we contact you. You may change or correct your account information through your account settings. You may also remove certain optional information that you no longer wish to be publicly visible through the Services, such as your full name. may send you messages about the Services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, such as newsletters. You can control which optional messages you choose to receive by changing your account settings.

If you no longer wish to use the Services or receive service-related messages, then you may close your account.


We do not retain the login information for your email service, mobile device, or social network site. You may be able to search for people you know by information provided by the users on the website. Finding your friends on helps you connect with them on our platform. For example, you can follow another member’s public activity. When you provide us with personal information about your contacts, we will only use this information for the specific reason for which it is provided.

If you do not wish to be located on via your full name, you can remove your full name and instead may use a nickname or alias as your name in your public account information. If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please contact us at

Messages from

On occasion, may need to contact you. Primarily, these messages are delivered by email. Every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. may also need to contact you by telephone to provide member support. Additionally, and with your consent, may send you an SMS (or similar) message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features that you may find of interest. You may update your contact preferences in your account settings.

Some messages from are service-related and necessary for members. You agree that can send you non-marketing emails or messages, such as those related to transactions, your account, security, or product changes. Examples of service-related messages include an email address confirmation/welcome email when you register your account, notification of a forum response, service availability, modification of key features or functions, and correspondence with’s support team.

Community is both a resource and community. We offer several features that allow members to connect and communicate in public or semi-public spaces, such as Groups and Forums. You don’t have to use these features, but if you do, please use common sense and good judgment when posting in these community spaces or sharing your personal information with others through the Services. Be aware that any personal information that you choose to submit there can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send unsolicited messages to you. generally does not remove content from community spaces, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed. You are responsible for the personal information that you choose to post in community spaces through the Services.

Information Uses, Sharing & Disclosure

We respect your privacy. will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in this policy. We rely on three separate and overlapping bases to process your personal information lawfully. First, it’s necessary for us to process your personal information in certain ways in order to provide the Services to you, in accordance with a contract between you and us, namely, our Terms of Use (for example, giving a vendor your shipping address so that they can send you the item you purchased). Second, where you have given us valid consent to use your data in certain ways, we will rely on your consent. Third, as described in more detail below in the section titled “Legitimate Interests”, in certain cases we may process your information where necessary to further’s legitimate interests, where those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests. may release your personal information to a third party in the following limited circumstances: in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet legitimate national security or law enforcement requirements; to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, including to collect a debt; to comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to our property, or violations of’s Terms of Use.

If receives a lawful, verified request for a member’s records or information in one of the limited circumstances described in the previous paragraph, may disclose personal information, which may include, but may not be limited to, a member’s name, address, phone number, email address, and company name. is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them for a variety of purposes, including assisting us to perform and improve the Services. With your consent, these businesses may offer promotions (including email promotions) or sell items or services to you through the Services. may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. When an affiliated business assists in facilitating your transaction, we may need to share information related to the transaction with that affiliated business in order to facilitate your transaction. may share demographic information with business partners, but it will always be aggregated and de-personalized, so that personally-identifiable information is not revealed.

Third-party plug-ins also may collect information about your use of the Site. For example, when you load a page on that has a social plug-in from a third-party site or service, such as a “Like” or “Send” button, you are also loading content from that third-party site. That site may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site. In addition, certain cookies and other tracking mechanisms on the Site are used by third parties for targeted online marketing and other purposes. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer or mobile device each time you use the Services, but do not allow access to personal information from Please be aware that when you use third-party sites or services, their own terms and privacy policies will govern your use of those sites or services. While provides you with access to these third-party technologies, does not have control over the actual functionality of these third-party technologies, and they are subject to that third party’s privacy policy and not’s Privacy Policy.

We can speak only for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that does not own or control or individuals that does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others, different practices may apply to the use or disclosure of the information that you provide to them. does not control the privacy policies of third parties, including other members. is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of members or other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Services. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Legitimate Interests relies on several legitimate interests in using and sharing your personal information. These interests include:

  • improving and customizing the Services for our community;
  • understanding how the Services are being used;
  • exploring and unlocking ways to develop and grow our website;
  • obtaining insights into usage patterns of the Services;
  • ensuring the safety and security of the Services; and
  • enhancing our members’ protection against spam, harassment, IP infringement, crime, and security risks of all kind.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after it is received. Your account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your account and information by choosing your password carefully and by keeping your password and computer secure, such as by signing out after using the Services. encrypts certain information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after it is received. Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we can’t guarantee its absolute security.

Data Retention will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, for as long as your account is active (i.e., for the lifetime of your member account), or as needed to provide the Services to you. If you no longer want to use your information to provide the Services to you, you may close your account. will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Please note that closing your account may not free up your email address or username on a new account. We also retain log files for internal analysis purposes. These log files are generally retained for a brief period of time, except in cases where they are used for site safety and security, to improve site functionality, or we are legally obligated to retain them for longer time periods.

Your Rights

If you would like to manage, change, limit, or delete your personal information, you can do so via your account settings or by contacting us. Upon request, will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. By visiting your account settings, you can access, correct, change, and delete certain personal information associated with your account. In certain cases where we process your information, you may also have a right to restrict or limit the ways in which we use your personal information. In certain circumstances, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information, to request the deletion of your personal information, and to obtain a copy of your personal information in an easily accessible format.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may amend or update this policy from time to time. Changes will be effective upon the posting of the changes and your acceptance of the changes, which may be through your continued use of the Services after the changes take effect.


If you have questions or suggestions about personal information you can contact’s team by sending an email to