Forum Privacy Policy

This notice describes how AmiBroker Community Forum (forum.amibroker.com) web site collects and uses data about you.

This privacy policy applies to forum.amibroker.com site only. For main Amibroker.com web site Privacy Policy please see http://www.amibroker.com/privacy.html

Introduction

AmiBroker Community Forum web site is operated by AmiBroker.com and it is provided for users of AmiBroker software to publicly discuss, exchange ideas and get help for our products and services.

AmiBroker.com is a small software development business specialising in technical analysis software, based in Wroclaw, Poland, EU member state.

AmiBroker Community Forum uses Discourse, open source forum software.

How does AmiBroker.com forum collect data about me?

AmiBroker.com collects data about you:

  • when you browse the forum
  • when you create and use an account on the forum
  • when you post, send private messages, and otherwise participate in a forum that AmiBroker.com hosts

AmiBroker.com collects data when you use the forum, whether you use the forums using a web browser on your own computer, or use Discourse apps for mobile devices.

AmiBroker.com does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

What data does AmiBroker.com forum collect about me, and why?

AmiBroker.com collects data about visits to forums.

When you visit a forum that AmiBroker.com hosts, whether you have an account or not, the forum uses cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

AmiBroker.com uses data about how you use the website to:

  • optimize the forum, so that it’s quick and easy to use
  • diagnose and debug technical errors
  • defend the forum from abuse and technical attacks
  • compile statistics on forum and topic popularity
  • compile statistics on the kinds of browser software and computers visitors use

AmiBroker.com usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, AmiBroker.com may preserve log data longer, for analysis. AmiBroker.com stores aggregate statistics about use of the forum for as long as AmiBroker.com hosts the forum, but those statistics don’t include data identifiable to you personally.

AmiBroker.com collects account data.

Many features of the forum that AmiBroker.com hosts require a forum account. For example, the forum that AmiBroker.com hosts require an account to post and reply to topics.

To sign up for a forum account, Discourse requires your name, a user name, and an e-mail address.

AmiBroker.com uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. The forum is public and it publishes your account data.

AmiBroker.com uses your e-mail address to:

  • notify you about posts and other activity on the forum
  • reset your password and help keep your account secure
  • contact you in special circumstances related to your account
  • contact you about legal requests, like DMCA takedown requests

You may provide additional data for your account, like a short biography, your location, web site address, on the profile settings page for your account. AmiBroker.com makes that data available to others who can access the forum. You don’t have to provide this additional information, and you can erase it at any time.

AmiBroker.com stores your forum account data as long as your account remains open.
AmiBroker.com collects data about posts and other activity on the forum.

AmiBroker.com collects the content of your posts, plus data about bookmarks, likes, and links you follow in order to share that data with others, through the forum. If the forum is public, AmiBroker.com publishes your activity. If the forum is access-restricted, or access restrictions apply to the specific post, AmiBroker.com makes your activity available only to users permitted to see it.

AmiBroker.com also collects data about private messages that you send through the forum. AmiBroker.com makes private messages available to senders and their recipients, and also to forum administrators.

AmiBroker.com stores your posts and other activity as long as your account remains open.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You can make choices about how data about is used on the settings page for your account. When a forum uses access restrictions that vary by category, you can choose who will see your post by choosing the appropriate category.

AmiBroker.com does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does AmiBroker.com forum store data about me?

The forum that AmiBroker.com hosts stores all data in DigitalOcean data center in New York, NY, USA.

Does AmiBroker.com forum comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

AmiBroker.com respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires AmiBroker.com to give can be found throughout this privacy notice. So can information about specific rights, like access, rectification, erasure, data portability, and objection to automated decision-making.

For the details how other AmiBroker.com sites work see privacy policy at http://www.amibroker.com/privacy.html

Where can I access data about me?

You can see your account data at any time by visiting your account page on the forum. Your account page also lists your posts and other activity on the forum.

Your account activity page also includes a link to download all of your activity in standard comma-separated values format.

How can I change or erase data about me?

You can change your account data at any time by visiting the profile settings page for your account. The settings for a particular forum may also allow you to close your account, on the settings page for your account. Closing your account starts a process of erasing or anonymizing AmiBroker.com’s records of data you provided for your account. Forum administrators can also erase and anonymize accounts.

Depending on the settings for your particular forum, you may also be able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, AmiBroker.com will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Does AmiBroker.com forum make automated decisions based on data about me?

AmiBroker.com forum classifies posts as spam automatically.

AmiBroker.com forum uses data about your posts and other activity on many forums to make automated decisions about whether your posts to forum.amibroker.com are spam. When spam control decides that a post is likely spam, the forum refuses to accept the post.

If you think a post has been wrongly blocked or removed, contact an administrator of your forum. They can override the decision that a post was spam.
AmiBroker.com uses data about posts and activity to set trust levels automatically.

Depending on how administrators of your forum configure the forum, the forum may use data about your posts and activity to award you badges and calculate a trust level for your account. Your trust level may affect how you can participate in the forum, such as whether you can upload images, as well as give you access to moderation and management powers in the forum. Your trust level therefore reflects forum administrators’ confidence in you, and their willingness to delegate community management functions, like moderation.

If you think your trust level has been set incorrectly, contact an administrator of your forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

Does AmiBroker.com share data about me with others?

AmiBroker.com shares account data with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

AmiBroker.com shares data about your posts and other forum activity with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

AmiBroker.com does not sell or give information about you to other companies or services. However, AmiBroker.com does use services from other companies on the forum that it hosts. The companies behind those services may collect data about you on their own, for their own purposes. Some of these services may be used to collect information about your online activities across different websites. All of these services are based in the United States.

Service Privacy Notice Description
Digital Ocean https://www.digitalocean.com/legal/privacy/ Host the forum and backups
Apple Push Notification Service https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/ Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse iOS app.
Google Cloud Messaging https://policies.google.com/privacy Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse Android app.

Other individuals and companies may also reuse data about you that AmiBroker.com publishes, such as your posts to public forums.

Children safety

This forum is not directed to children under 16, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16 do not use this site.

How can I contact AmiBroker.com about privacy?

You can send questions, requests and complaints to: privacy@amibroker.com

How can I find out about changes?

This version of AmiBroker Community Forum Privacy Policy took effect May 23, 2018.

AmiBroker.com will post the next version at https://forum.amibroker.com/privacy. AmiBroker.com may change how it announces changes in future versions.

In the meantime, AmiBroker.com may update its contact information without announcing a change. Please refer to https://forum.amibroker.com/privacy for the latest contact information at any time.