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Linux Forums collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners.

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Linux Forums uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve the content of our web pages, contact you about promotions and updates to the website, conduct research, and to provide statistical analysis for our own use. We do not share the information we collect with any other organizations.

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You can edit your Linux Forums personal information at any time by accessing your user profile page (registered users only). New categories of personal information may be added to the profile page from time to time.

Linux Forums reserves the right to send you certain communications relating to the Linux Forums website without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them. Your email address is not made available to any other companies for use in mailings. It is possible for other Linux Forums users to access your email address and send private email.

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We limit access to personal information about you to users with administrator privileges only.

All personal data is stored in a relational database and password protected. Only the site administrators have access to the tools and passwords required to access the data outside of the website. We have taken industry standard means to provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

Your Linux Forums personal information is password-protected. In certain areas of the Linux Forums site, industry-standard SSL-encryption is used to protect data transmissions.

Changes to This Policy

Linux Forums may update this policy without notice. In the event of a major change to this policy, Linux Forums may post a notification in the site news on the Linux Forums home page.

The MASMedia Team