We want you to understand how and why GrokBB, LLC ("GrokBB," "we" or "us") collects, uses, and shares information about you when you access and use this website or any of our services (collectively, the "Services") or when you otherwise interact with us.
We collect information you provide directly to us when you use our Services. Depending on which Service you use, we may collect different information about you. This includes:
We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services. This includes information used to create your account (e.g., a username, password and at your option, an email address), account preferences, the content of private messages between you and other users or boards, and the content of information you post to the Services (e.g., text, photos, videos, links).
You may choose to provide other information directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in contests, sweepstakes or promotions, apply for a job, communicate with us via third-party sites and services, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.
When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes:
We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., moderator points), the requested URL, hardware settings, and search terms.
We may receive information from cookies, which are pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests. We use this information to maintain a login session, store search preferences, improve your experience, understand user activity, and improve the quality of our Services.
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).
We use information about you to:
When you use the Services, certain information may be shared with other users and the public. For example:
Please note that, even if you delete a topic, reply or message you submit through the Services, they may still be viewable or available on our servers or to other users who have the proper permissions (e.g., moderators or GrokBB employees).
We will not share, sell, or give away any of our users’ personal information to third parties, unless one of the following circumstances applies:
We use analytics partners (such as Heap Analytics) to help analyze usage and traffic for our Services.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Although we welcome users from all walks of life, GrokBB is not intended or directed at individuals under the age of 13. Therefore, individuals under the age of 13 may not create an account or otherwise access or use the Services.
We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights as you do under local law.
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