Last Updated: May 27, 2023
What We Collect
In order to create an account with FOREC and to become a Member, we need to collect and process certain information from you. Depending on your use of the Membership, this information may include:
Information You Provide: Personal information, such as your e-mail address, mailing address, country of residence, telephone number, username and password details. When you register as a Member, subscribe to our newsletters, upload or submit content through FOREC, or request any information, we will request this information.
Information From Third-Party Social Media Platforms: You may be able to register with, log on to, or modify your profile on this Site by choosing to automatically populate the requested data fields with information you previously provided to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook or Twitter). By doing this, you are asking the third-party platform to send us information, including personal information, from your profile on that platform. We treat that information as we do any other information you give to us when you register, log on, or modify your profile.
Information about your activity on and interaction with FOREC: When you access our Site or Members, or communications from FOREC, we may collect your Internet Protocol address (IP address), a unique user ID, device type, device identifiers, browser types and language, referring and exit pages, platform type, version of software installed, system type, the content and pages that you access within our Members platforms, the number of clicks, the amount of time spent on pages, the dates and times that you visit our one or more of the Site or Members platforms, and other similar information.
You send us communications (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem).
How We Use Information
We may use the information that you provide and/or we collect for the following purposes:
To keep your account secure;
To operate, maintain, improve, promote, and protect all of the features and Members provided by the Members
To establish and administer your account, contact you, and customize your experience of the Members; and
To track your use of the Members so that we can improve FOREC’s functionalities, look and features offering.
How This Information is Shared
–Information That’s Shared with other Registered Users
When you register as a user of FOREC, your username and other information you provide may be displayed as part of your public profile and becomes public information that can be viewed and collected by other registered users. This information may include your username, e-mail address, profile photo(s), your published content, comments, contributions to discussions, or other forms of engagement on the Members.
-Information That Isn’t Shared Publicly
The following information will not be publicly disseminated nor disclosed to other users of the Members:
Your password information;
Your IP address;
Your phone number;
Communications you send to FOREC (e.g. when seeking support Members, or reporting a problem).
-Information That’s Shared with Trusted Third Parties Members
-Information That’s Shared to Protect FOREC and Comply with the Law
We may disclose personal information if we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to comply with state and federal laws in the U.S., the laws of other jurisdictions, as applicable, and law enforcement. Further, we reserve the right to disclose your information when we believe in good faith after reasonable inquiry that doing so is necessary or appropriate to protect ourselves from liability or allegations of misconduct; to prevent fraud, abuse, or unlawful uses; to enforce or apply our online Terms of Members; or to protect the legal rights and safety of FOREC, users of the Membership, or others.
Links to Other Websites
We will use your e-mail address for administrative communications, customer service and membership purposes, to address copyright infringement or defamation issues, or to contact you regarding any content you have posted to or downloaded from the Membership website.
We may periodically send promotional materials or notifications per your preferences that you may opt-out of at any time by updating your notification settings within your account or contacting FOREC’s customer support team.
We may also send you service-related announcements when it’s necessary to do so.
Access to Your Information
Please log in and update your account to update, correct, or delete certain of your user information and preferences. You may also request to update, correct, or delete the personal information you have provided to us by contacting customer service. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, THEN DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE MEMBERS AT ANY TIME OR ANY MANNER.
The Members are not available to persons under the age of 18.
If you choose to provide us with information, including personal information, you understand that we are transferring it to FOREC’s locations and systems in the United States.
Advertisers and Analytics Providers
Analytics: FOREC uses a variety of third-party Members to help us understand the use of our Sites and Members, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information your browser or mobile device sends, such as cookies or your IP address.
For example, the information generated by the cookie and other platform-specific technology about your use of our Members (including your Internet protocol (“IP”) address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Sites, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and provide other Members relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
You may opt-out of many third party ad networks. To learn more about this, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp (NAI) or the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA). Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Site or other websites.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. FOREC employs procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect personal information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
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