The owner of the Site will be referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our” in this Policy. By using the Site or its Services, you are deemed to be a “user” for purposes of this Policy. You and every other user (“you” or “User” as applicable) are subject to this Policy. In these Terms, the word “Site” includes the site referenced above, its owner, and other related parties.
We provide this privacy statement explaining our online information practices, so that you can decide whether and how to interact with the Site and the Services.
We may release your information only to comply with the law, or protect ours or others’ legal rights, property, or safety.
Please also review our Terms of Service section that governs the use and the users of the Site.
Contact Data and Other Identifiable Information
This site collects certain user information, which may include a username and password, contact information, or any other data that you type in to the site. It may also identify your IP address to help recognize you on future visits to the site. At our discretion, the Site may use this data to:
- Personalize or improve the user experience and/or service
- Administer a survey or other site feature or function
- Send email to users (e.g. if you opt in to receive forum topic updates)
Note that apart from IP address and browser (user agent) information which will be recorded by our hosting provider in an anonymized way, all other data collection happens strictly on an opt-in basis. You can use the site and some of its services without registering an user account.
Mobile Device Privacy
Your mobile network service providers may collect device-specific information, such as a device identifier, when you use our website. This information collected by your mobile network service will not be associated with your user account with us, or with your personally identifiable information.
In most Internet browsers, you can change your settings so that you will be warned each time a cookie is being sent, or so that cookies will be turned off. With cookies blocked, some functions of the Site may not operate properly.
The list of cookies this site uses is:
|__cfduid||3rd-party||1 year||Used by CloudFlare content delivery network to override any security restrictions based on the IP address. Does not store any personally identifiable information. See CloudFlare support for further information.|
|bp-activity-oldestpage||Convenience||Session||Remembers the last viewed page of an activity stream.|
|bp-members-scope, bp-members-filter||Setting||Session||Used to remember the ordering and filtering settings on the members page.|
|cf_use_ob, cf_ob_info||3rd-party||Session||Used by CloudFlare content delivery network to display a notice in case the website is temporarily inaccessible.|
|comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url||Convenience||11 months||Stores your name, email and website URL if you're not logged in and leave a comment, so that you won't need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment.|
|fbsr-[UID]||3rd-party||1 month||Used for authentication if you log in with Facebook.|
|frontend_theme_variant||Setting||1 year||Stores the selected visual theme variant.|
|IN_HASH||3rd-party||Session||Used for authentication if you log in with LinkedIn.|
|linkedin_oauth_777o5mksb8t73h, linkedin_oauth_777o5mksb8t73h_crc||3rd-party||Session||Used for authentication if you log in with LinkedIn.|
|wordpress_logged_in_[hash], wordpress_sec_[hash]||Login||14 days||Stores your login details (username and hash).|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Login||Session||Used to check wether your browser accepts cookies.|
|wp-resetpass-[hash]||Login||Session||Used to faciliate resetting a login password.|
|wp-settings-[UID] / wp-settings-time-[UID]||Login||1 year||Used to customize your view of the main site interface.|
Usernames, Passwords, and Profiles
If registering an user account, Users must provide a valid email address to the Site, at which the User can receive messages. User must also update the Site if that email address changes. The Site reserves the right to terminate any User account if a valid email is requested but is not provided by the User.
If the Site prompts or allows a User to create a username or profile, Users agree not to pick a username or provide any profile information that would impersonate someone or that is likely to cause confusion with any other person or entity. The Site reserves the right to cancel a User account or change a username or profile data at any time. Similarly, if the Site prompts or allows a User to create an avatar or upload a picture, User agrees not to use any image that impersonates some other person or entity, or that is otherwise likely to cause confusion.
You are responsible for protecting your username and password for the Site, and you agree not to disclose it to any third party. We recommend that you use a password that is more than eight characters long. You are responsible for all activity on your account, whether or not you authorized it. You agree to inform us of unauthorized use of your account, by email to Email. You acknowledge that if you wish to protect your interactions with the Site, it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection, virtual private network, or other appropriate measures.
We are based in Stuttgart, Germany and you are contracting to use our Site. This Policy and all matters arising from your use of the Site are governed by and will be construed according to the laws of Stuttgart, Germany, without regard to any choice of laws rules of any jurisdiction. The federal courts and state courts that have geographical jurisdiction over disputes arising at our location in Stuttgart, Germany will be the only permissible venues for any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Policy or the Site and Service.
Notwithstanding anything that may be contrary within the “Disputes” provisions above, all matters, and all claims within a multi-claim matter, that are arbitrable, including all claims for monetary damages, shall be decided by a single arbitrator to be selected by us, who shall hold hearings in or near Stuttgart, Germany.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please address them to Email.
These terms were last updated on 2016-02-02