Geek Culture's Privacy Statement
Geek Culture uses all reasonable precautions to keep any personal information disclosed to us, like your email address, secure and private.
We recognize that most Internet users wish their email addresses and other personal information remain private. As such we will not and never will sell or give access to any of this kind of information.
Geek Culture maintains a separate double opt-in mailing list for those wishing to keep informed of updates to the site, or special promotions, and the addresses and information in that list are also kept completely confidential and never sold or given access to by any third party.
What else should I know about my privacy when I'm online?
Who We Are
Upon request, we will delete your account and de-associate your screen name from posts. If you wish to delete posts, you can do that at any time (go to the post you wish to delete and select ‘edit’ or ‘delete’).
How This Policy Applies
The Information We Collect and Receive
In order for you to create an account on Geek Culture and use our Services, or to purchase something from us, we need to collect and process certain information. Depending on your use of the Services, that may include:
You may decline to provide us with your information. However, this will limit your ability to register an account or use our Services.
You may review, change, or remove your information through your account settings. To delete your account, contact us and we will delete your account.
When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users. Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others, unless you delete such content. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after you delete your account, but most likely we will not keep a thing, except perhaps the email you sent to ask to delete your account.
We will retain your information as long as your account is active, as necessary to provide you with the Services or as otherwise set forth in this Policy. We will also retain and use this information as necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy and to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements and protect Geek Culture’s legal rights.
We may receive and process information about your location. We may receive location information from you when you choose to share such information on our Services, including by associating your content with a location, or we may derive your approximate location from other information about you, including your IP address.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
How We Use This Information
We do not sell your personal data to third parties to use for their own marketing purposes. We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:
European Union Users
How This Information Is Shared
We share information as set forth below, and where individuals have otherwise consented:
Information that is shared publicly
When you create a Forum account, we create a basic profile page for you on Geek Culture containing your username and the date the account was created. By default, your profile is private and you can choose to make profile information public in your account settings. Your username appears with the comments you post and messages you send on Geek Culture and, if your profile is set to public, people can click your username to view profile. If you choose to make these profile items public, others may be able to see the following things if you include them...
You may also choose to allow registered users or people you follow to do the following:
If you use the Geek Culture Forums on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. However, use of information for these purposes is a violation of our Geek Culture Terms of Service. To request removal of your personal information from our community forum, contact Snaggy.
We may offer social sharing features or other integrated tools that let you share content or actions you take on our Services with other media. Your use of these features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third-party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g., Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter).
Information that’s shared with trusted third-party services
We may share your information with certain trusted third-party services to help us provide, improve, promote, or protect Geek Culture’s Services, as well as those who assist us in providing advertising services. But it's highly doubtful we ever will.
Information that’s shared to protect Geek Culture and comply with the law
We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect Geek Culture’s legal rights, property, or the safety of Geek Culture, its employees, users, or others.
Links to other websites and services
Cookies, Pixels and Tracking
Geek Culture Ads and Personalization
You may opt out of much interest-based advertising on third party sites and through third party ad networks (including Google AdSense):
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 (or under the age of 14 for anyone living in Spain or South Korea) or knowingly allow such persons to register. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the relevant age without parental consent, we take steps to delete that information.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy statement, please contact Snaggy.
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