Yes, there are ads in the site, and yes, you need to enter an email address if you want to post on the forum. We promise that we don't do anything that with information other than administer this site. We will never, ever sell or share any of your information with third parties.
If you send us an Email:
Assume we hang on to it. We won't ever share it without your permission, but Rich never deletes anything.
If you're on the forum:
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable username, a personal password used for logging into your account and a personal, valid e-mail address. Your information for your account at yafgc.net is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by yafgc.net during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of yafgc.net. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the phpBB software.
Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at yafgc.net, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with yafgc.net, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the "I forgot my password" feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.
Our web server logs your IP address and browser type in standard server logs. We use your IP address to administer the web site and diagnose server problems.
Information is collected via cookies, which may log data regarding your visit such as your IP address and the name and/or location of your internet provider. You may block cookie usage via your personal browser settings, but it may disable some functions of the website.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
If you have any questions or feedback about this policy, feel free to email us.