Updated January 2, 2008
This policy covers the teamobc.com use of personal information that is collected when you use teamobc.com. The policy also gives you information about cookies. When you register on our website you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services may include newsletters, competitions, live chats and message boards. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable teamobc.com and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information teamobc.com will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
2. Visitor Information
During the course of any visit to teamobc.com, the pages you see, along with a short text file called a 'cookie', are downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, but cookies are necessary for use with our forum for identification and to allow you to auto-login. Cookies are referenced and updated throughout your visit
3. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that you will not be able to use our services. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse teamobc.com anonymously until such time as you wish to register for teamobc.com services. For further information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
4. Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to teamobc.com (e.g. forum membership) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use those data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to teamobc.com will only be used within our site and by its agents and service providers. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to teamobc.com or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on teamobc.com, we can use whatever information that is available to us about you to stop such behavior. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behavior. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of teamobc.com forum membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as a member. For safety reasons, however, we may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of teamobc.com forums for a period of six months. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you are notified on a teamobc.com page that your information may be used to allow teamobc.com to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that teamobc.com may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services on teamobc.com unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.
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