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PRIVACY POLICY

 

What personal information do we receive from you?

 

When you register for an account, you voluntarily provide us with personal information necessary to be able to communicate with you in connection with your membership and activity at JWTalk Forums. This personal information includes your name, email address, location, gender, and congregation details.

  

How and why we use your personal information?

 

We use your personal information to respond to you when you contact us, or to update you about the services we provide or changes to our policies. We also use your personal information to verify that you qualify for membership at JWTalk Forums.

 

How long do we keep your personal information for?

 

We keep your personal information for the entire duration of your membership at JWTalk. If you want to temporarily stop using JWTalk, we will deactivate your account, and your personal information will continue to be retained so that you may return to the community at any time. You cannot delete your account, but you may request that your personal information be deleted from your account, at which point you will not have access to the services provided to members of JWTalk Forums.


Who do we share your personal information with?

 

We do not sell or share your information to other websites or to advertisers. We may share information about you with your local congregation elders or with other responsible individuals within Jehovah’s organization. Your information is visible to all our Staff members, listed here.

 

Who can see the content I submit?

 

Only you and the Staff can see your personal information that is connected to your account, such as your full name, email address, location, and congregation. Only your first name and other information you choose to share is visible to others. When you start a New Topic or post a Reply to an existing topic, this content becomes public. Even if you post it in one of the members only forums, threads containing your posts may be moved to a publicly visible forum at our discretion. Private Messages are only visible between you and the other participants, unless you or the other participants make a request to the Administrators to review the content of a Private Message. You can control who can view albums you create in the Photo Gallery. Files you submit to our Files Library are available for downloading to the general public.

 

How can I manage or delete information about me?

 

You can manage the personal information you share when you use JWTalk Forums in your Account Settings. Some information can only be edited by the Staff at your request.


You cannot delete your posts, as this would break the flow of conversation in topics you participated in. JWTalk Forums is a public discussion forum, and when you voluntarily participate in discussions with other members, the content you submit to JWTalk Forums becomes the property of JWTalk Forums as stated in our Forum Membership Policy.

 

You can delete your Status Updates, Albums in the Photo Gallery, and your Private Messages at any time.

 

What other data do you collect about my visits?

 

When you visit JWTalk Forums, we receive data from your Internet Service Provider as well as data about the type of device you have and the browser you are using. 

 

Do we use Cookies to collect personal information on you?


No. However, to provide better service to you on JWTalk, we use cookies when you are browsing our community. If you disable cookies in your browser, the features and services provided to registered members of JWTalk may no longer work properly for you. For more details about our use of cookies, click here.

 

How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?

 

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. 

 

We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.

 

We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.


Where do you store my personal information?


Your information is stored on our secure server in the United States of America.

 

How will we notify you of changes to this policy?

 

Changes to this policy will be posted in the Forums so as to give you the opportunity to review and comment on the revised policy. When it the new policy becomes effective, you will have to accept it before continuing to use your membership privileges.

 

How will we contact you?

 

We may contact you by private message, email, or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another please just let us know.

 

How can you contact us?

 

If you have further questions on the processing of your personal information, please use the Contact Us form at the bottom or send an email. Registered members may also post a new topic in the Confidential Talk with Only the Moderators forum. or Private Message one of the Administrators.

 

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12 minutes ago, Tortuga said:

What changed?

 

We added language to comply with the "Right to erasure" section of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that was adopted by the EU on April 14th, 2016, which becomes enforceable on May 25th, 2018.

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1 hour ago, Dismal_Bliss said:

How will we contact you?

 

If you prefer a particular contact means over another please just let us know.

Please contact me by sending donut via express post, with the message attached.

You asked for it! :whistling:

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5 hours ago, carlos said:

This is quite funny because the EU made a law that is to be applied, not only in Europe, but by any company anywhere in the world that has dealings with European citizens. As if the EU had any jurisdiction outside its borders!

 

That was my thoughts as well. I'm not even sure how much of the GDPR applies to discussion forums like ours. We're not a business, we don't sell anything, nor retain credit card data.

 

But, while we never have deleted accounts, there is no reason to retain personal information if someone wants to end their membership here and makes a polite formal request to have it removed.

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1 hour ago, Dismal_Bliss said:

I'm not even sure how much of the GDPR applies to discussion forums like ours.

Well, doing all things for Caesar is the best way to go.  No one will be able to accuse you that you did something "illegal".  And your conscience is clear.  Good job Bob 👍

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17 hours ago, Tortuga said:

What changed?

Previously they had me on the file as polish (/ˈpɒlɪʃ/😞 to create a shiny surface by rubbing; a compound used in that process

.Finally they realized that it should be: Polish (/ˈplɪʃ/😞 from Poland

 

Thus the changes are to the capitonym changes, and this effects general changes to the changes, so the changes effect all who don't even need changes.

And sometimes we don't like changes but changes are good changes, so we don't become stale.

So the change is a real change, to introduce improved change to the change, so the change becomes a change without deep change even to the point where change is a change, necessary to the change for the sake of the change!

 

Clear? :lol1:

 

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1 minute ago, TonyWenz said:

A Pole, here in Oz?

I am not real Pole, as I have no real attachment to Poland.

I was born there, had Austrian grandparents  (they spoke German at home)

Lived in Germany and short time in Spain..came to Australia 25 years ago.

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50 minutes ago, TonyWenz said:

I want to say donuts, but she made the best Strudel...

 

I went to primary school in Vienna Austria...

 

:off-topic emoji507.pngfa6f7922d91d86527c5d6c64b9d41e71.jpg&key=99db43b216bfb2fd0b923eee0e331806ffa4380b66c50387d49943ae7e0f3d5f

 

Older

{still waiting for the 'Wiser'}

 

 

 

 

 

 

This could easily sway me away from any diet LOL 

For a moment I forgot that this is a POLICY update thread :lol1:

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12 hours ago, Gregexplore said:

I am not real Pole, as I have no real attachment to Poland.

I was born there, had Austrian grandparents  (they spoke German at home)

Lived in Germany and short time in Spain..came to Australia 25 years ago.

Now if you ever leave the forums we will have to remove this post with personal info! :angry::lol2:

Edited by carlos

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1 hour ago, carlos said:

Now if you ever leave the forums we will have to remove this post with personal info! :angry::lol2:

 

Not really. Making information public is a consequence of his own actions.... 

 

On 5/10/2018 at 11:47 PM, Dismal_Bliss said:

You cannot delete your posts, as this would break the flow of conversation in topics you participated in. JWTalk Forums is a public discussion forum, and when you voluntarily participate in discussions with other members, the content you submit to JWTalk Forums becomes the property of JWTalk Forums as stated in our Forum Membership Policy.

 

However, we would entertain a request to edit information out, as we usually do.

 

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3 minutes ago, Dismal_Bliss said:

 

Not really. Making information public is a consequence of his own actions.... 

 

 

However, we would entertain a request to edit information out, as we usually do.

 

I am just glad that this forum is run in a professional manner ..thumbs up!

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