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Privacy Policy for UK Aquatic Plant Society

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21 Feb 2008
This Privacy Policy for UK Aquatic Plant Society (UKAPS). When you register on the UKAPS website, use the UKAPS forum, UKAPS will collect, store, use, disclose and secures your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. This Privacy Policy covers our collection, use and disclosure of information we collect through our website ukaps.org. The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.

What is UKAPS?

UKAPS is an online community run by its members, UKAPS does not offer any services other than provide the forum for it's members to use and share their experiences in the aquarium hobby.

What personal information does UKAPS collect?
UKAPS only collects the information that you have submitted at the time of registration, or information you have decided to make public by filling in your profile details.

Sharing of the Information This Site Gathers or Tracks
As a matter of policy we do not sell any of your personally identifying information, UKAPS has a policy not to sell or share any information with any third party. The information we store is purely so that the UKAPS forum functions with whichever information you have decided to share with the members/public in this community.

There are however some situations that UKAPS might be obliged to share your data, this would be in situations where your data is requested by public authorities, including to meet national security and law enforcement, when required by law to comply with a subpoena or other legal processes.

Links to External Websites
This site may contain links to other websites not connected to UKAPS. Please be aware that UKAPS is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any website that collects personally identifying information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by UKAPS.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
UKAPS cookie policy can be found at: Cookie Policy

Access to Your Personally Identifying Information (pii)
UKAPS acknowledges that you have the right to access your personal information, also the information we keep on our users is what you place in your profile, you can also hide some of that from members/public if you so wish too by changing the settings, you can also remove any information yourself.

You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information collected via this UKAPS by emailing us at privacy@ukaps.org. We will respond to your request within a reasonable time frame.

In regards to content members have posted we will remove only what we deemed necessary as we need to protect the integrity of the information provided by the site, in some cases we will not remove all content so that it will not break thread conversations, but we will ensure that the information is anonymized so that it will not be able to identify a person by the data.

Security of Your Personally Identifying Information
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifying information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Please keep in mind, however, no method of transmission over the Internet, or any method of electronic storage is perfectly secure. If you have any questions about our security practices or security on our website you can contact us by sending a message to one of the Administrators.

Choices and Opt-out Options
Since we do not have a mailing list or share data with any other third party we do not have any opt-out options, since there is no need to. You will only receive emails from UKAPS if you subscribe to forums/topics and if a member sends you a private message. You can also disable email alerts from the user settings so you don't receive any emails at all, this is up to you to decide.

Data Retention
We will retain your contact information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide your membership to UKAPS. If you wish to cancel your account contact us by sending a message to one of the Administrators.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please email us at privacy@ukaps.org
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