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Privacy Policy

 
 

 

 MacGyver Online takes your privacy seriously. At no time will any member information ever be passed or sold on to another party except where necessary to cooperate with law enforcement agencies.

We invite you to read our privacy policy below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
 

Scope of this policy
This privacy policy relates solely to the MacGyver Online web site and forums. It does not cover any other site you may find links to, or which are used by MacGyver Online to provide specific services.

Children on this site
U.S. law requires that Web sites may not collect information of any kind, including an e-mail address, from children under 13 years of age without their parent's consent. This web site takes measures to restrict membership to persons 13 years and older.

MacGyver Online can not be held responsible for any user who fraudulently provides false information about their age, in order to gain access to this site.

Logged Activity
Whenever you request a page through your browser data such as your IP address, browser and version, OS, date and time and the site from which you came are stored in a log file for statistical analysis. This information is never passed on or used in any other way.

When posting in our forums, your current IP address is recorded against your post and is viewable by the administration team. Certain activates within the forums, such as editing and deleting posts are also recorded in a Moderators log file which can be viewed by the admin. This records your user name, IP address, a brief description of the action and the time it happened. This is a standard security practice amongst many forum and community web sites and is only ever used at MacGyver Online to investigate suspicious accounts and activities within the forums.

Passwords
Passwords are encrypted in the site database. They cannot be retrieved by anyone. It is your responsibility to keep your password safe. If you forget your password you can request a new one to be sent to you via the 'forgot password' function.
 
Email
MacGyver Online requires that you maintain a valid email address in your profile at all times for the purpose of validating and distinguishing active and dead accounts. Your email address is not visible in your profile and at no time will we ever sell or pass on your email address to any third party.

From time to time administrators may wish to send out email notices. You may opt out of these notices via the user control panel at any time, however in the case of important service messages such as system updates or account validation messages, the administrator may choose to override this option.

If you choose to send an email to another member, your email address will be visible to the member when they read the email.
 
Personal information
We will never intentionally make your profile or account settings available to non-members. Unless otherwise stated, only registered members have access to your public profile details.
 
Cookies
This website uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies are small text files that do not contain any personal information; they serve only to improve your experience of this site. They enable features such as the storing of your logging in details or letting you know if you have visited a part of the site before. We do not collect any personal information through the use of cookies and you may remove the cookies at any time by using the Delete cookies set by this board option, as well as altering your web browsers settings to not accept cookies from this site.
 
Database
In order for this system to work, all your posts and other communications using this system have to be stored in a database. This database can only be accessed by the site administrators and the private contents of the database will not be disclosed to anyone; your passwords are encrypted and can not be viewed.

External Links
This site contains links to other sites for which MacGyver Online is not responsible for
. You should consult the privacy statements of these sites.

External Services
This site uses external services to provide certain functions and features. The companies providing these services operate under their own privacy terms of which MacGyver Online has no control. You should consult the individual privacy statements of these services before using them.  

Online Store
Our online store is hosted by Amazon.com who have their own privacy policies which are beyond the control of MacGyver Online. You should consult the Amazon.com policy and contact them with any concerns.

Private Messages (PM's)
Private Messages are a function of these forums which allow a member to post messages to another member or group of members away from the public view. Like any other message in our forums, these messages are stored in the forums database.

While these messages are considered private and personal, the administrators are able to view these messages if so required by law enforcement agencies or in cases where illegal activities or severe rule infringement is suspected. In such cases only applicable information to the case will ever be obtained from any messages .

Exceptions
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in good faith that such action is necessary to conform to applicable law , court order or legal process served on our website.
While all reasonable efforts are made to ensure the security of this site, we will not accept any responsibility for data that is lost as a result of a hacking attempt or other breach of security.

Right to update
MacGyver Online reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. Once an amendment has been made we will notify all members via the Community News and Updates forum