This policy explains in detail how “Alfavisione” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Alfavisione”, “http://www.alfavisione.net/community”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Group”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).
Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing “Alfavisione” will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within “Alfavisione” and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.
We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing “Alfavisione”, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on “Alfavisione” (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).
Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail”). Your information for your account at “Alfavisione” 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 “Alfavisione” during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of “Alfavisione”. 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 Alfavisione, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with Alfavisione, 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.
Since the new European Cokkie law on June 1, 2012 came in to force, every website is legally obliged to inform the user about the nature of the delivered cookies and permission for its use. We realize that this is difficult and unfriendly. We're sorry.
What information do we gather?
We gather information that relates to, and can identify you (e.g. your name and address) and information that does not identify you (e.g. a visitor’s behaviour patterns when they visit our website). We collect information that does not identify you to evaluate our site, ensure that our site and services run properly.
How do we gather information?
Information is gathered in two ways:
indirectly (e.g. using website technology or technology when you use a application for a mobile device); and
directly (e.g. when you sign a subscription, sign up to create a Alfavisione profile, download a attachment or file.
Use of your information
We might use your personal information to:
- remember you when you visit our website and track your browsing patterns by using cookies.
- ensure any products or services you receive are correctly administered (including subscriptions).
- contact you by email, mail or telephone to let you know about any of our products, services or promotions (which, in some cases may be provided by third parties) if you give us permission.
- ensure materials on the website are presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
- collate and log numeric internet addresses to improve the website and to monitor website usage.
If you have subscribed to any of or services, we will use the information you provide to keep you updated on those services unless you tell us otherwise.
Accessing and updating your personal information
You can update your details and preferences by accessing your account pages on the website, or by emailing email@example.com.
You have the right to access the personal information held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you visit certain websites.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
- remember you when you visit this website to keep track of your browsing patterns and to build up a profile of how you and other users use the website.
- make our website work as efficiently as possible.
- administer services to you and to advertisers.
Third party advertising cookies
Most of the advertisements you see on the website are generated by third parties.
Some of these third parties generate their own cookies (or web beacons) to track how many people have seen a particular advertisement (or use the services of third parties to do this), and to track how many people have seen it more than once. These cookies cannot be used to identify an individual; they can only be used for statistical purposes, for example, in providing you with advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. Some of the information gleaned from third party cookies will be aggregated with other anonymous information for statistical purposes. The third party companies that generate these cookies have their own, very strict, privacy policies but we don't have access to these cookies; other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all (although we may use statistical information arising from these third party cookies and provided to us by third parties, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of the website).
The password you provide when registering with the website is encrypted to ensure protection against unauthorised access to your personal information.
We invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. No data transmission over the Internet can be entirely secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the website. Any information that you send is at your own risk and may be read by others. However once we have received your personal information we use strict procedures to protect the security of your personal information.
Disclosing your information
We may disclose your personal information if we are approached by a potential buyer of our business, if we required to do so by law or in good-faith believing such action is necessary to comply with the law.
We sometimes share your personal information with third parties who are our subcontractors or providers of various products and services on our behalf.
We never sell personal information, or pass it to third parties for marketing purposes without your permission.
Where we store your personal information
Alfavisione respects the privacy of any person and shall ensure that personal data confidentially and with the utmost care be treated. All personal details are stored securely in the databse of Alfavisione. This database is accessible only to administrators of the domain Alfavisione. Alfavisione further reasonable endeavors to secure its systems against loss and/or any form of unlawful use or processing, making use of appropriate technical and organizational measures.
This Policy was last updated on June 8, 2012.