Privacy

We take your privacy seriously.

  1. We do not give any information about your account to anyone without a Court Order.
  2. All IP addresses and Times of Posts are logged.
  3. Do check the privacy settings of your User account
  4. No-one, not even the Administrators know your passwords.
  5. Moderators can only view the IP you used. Not your email Address.
  6. Only the Administrators can view your entire Profile (less password, but including PMs) irrespective of privacy settings. We are not going to give any of that information to anyone, except as per criminal action or Court Order (see 1 and 11).
  7. Do Not regard a PM as actually really Private like a letter. You are sending a Message to someone you may not know that can easily be copy & pasted anywhere. Assume anything in a PM is Publicly Published.
  8. Users can be banned, but are not deleted. You can then delete any information in your profile other than email and password.
  9. Spammers are banned, reported to Spam Databases and deleted. There is no appeal. A spammer is someone who signs up solely to promote their own product, service or site.
  10. Email addresses are never given to 3rd parties or leave the site. They are only used to contact you as you specify in your Profile
  11. Currently Techtir is hosted in a Secure Location in Ireland
  12. Irish Law applies.
  13. If post or actions of a criminal nature are made we will contact the appropriate Authorities with your profile details, IP address and time of post.

Cookies

For a good clear explanation of what cookies are and how they are used please see this page on the BBC website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies<

This website uses cookies for only one purpose:

When you register or log into the forum cookies are used to remember who you are, to keep you logged in, and to track which threads you have read (so that they correctly show as read or unread for you). If you choose to block these cookies the website will not work correctly for you (you will not be able to remain logged in and will not be able to post messages). If you tick "Remember Me" when logging in these cookies remain active on your computer until you specifically log out. If you do not tick "Remember Me" these cookies expire after 30 minutes of inactivity.

By using the website without blocking cookies you accept that cookies will be used and stored on your computer as detailed above.

If you wish to block some or all of these cookies please refer to the help system in your web browser. With the range of different browsers available (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari etc) together with different version numbers and operating systems we cannot give specific instructions here. However in most cases you should check the settings in Options – Privacy or similar.

If you choose to block our cookies or all cookies you will not be able to post comments or other content.

Unlike many sites we do not use Google Analytics (which would add its cookies). We think Google is detrimental to privacy.