We respect your privacy. All information collected on Cyburbia will be kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to others. Any information you give to Cyburbia will be held with the utmost care, and will not be used in ways which you have not consented.
Email addresses and personal information
We will respect your privacy. Email addresses collected by user email sent to site administrators, Cyburbia Forums registration, or other means will stay private. Cyburbia does not sell, rent, or otherwise distribute personal information collected at the site, including email addresses. If Cyburbia is ever sold, one condition of sale will be that any personal information of users will remain confidential.
You will not get spam, virii, spyware, phishing attempts, or other malicious messages as as a result of emailing Cyburbia Administration or registering for the Cyburbia Forums. The message board software (vBulletin) is configured to keep email addresses hidden; if you want others to mail you, they have to fill out a form where your address is not seen, and they cannot include attachments.
We will not release any information unless we have a legitimate subpoena, your consent, or there is an emergency involving personal danger. We many need to release information in cases of those who are hacking, spamming or otherwise abusing Cyburbia, to show proof of the incident and/or alert other parties.
Log information is collected and analyzed to determine how Cyburbia is used; find out how many people are visiting the site and what countries they come from; discover referring links; find evidence of hacking, image leeching and other abuse; and record the "click-through" of ads (if we have any) to determine their effectiveness.
There is no attempt to link log information with individuals that actually browse the site, except in cases of hacking, spamming or other abuse. Google Analytics and Quantcast provides general demographics of Cyburbia visitors, and not details about individual users. Quantcast uses "bugs" (clear GIFs) to profile the different kinds of users that visit Cyburbia. We're not fans of bugs, but we're interested in the general data the site provides.
Email address harvesting by spammers: be careful!
The Cyburbia Forums and almost every other message board online are not immune to spiders that search the Web for email addresses. Your registered e-mail address cannot be "grepped" or discovered by an address harvesting spider, because it does not appear on any pages the public can see. If you include an email address in a Fourms post, it's converted to an image that, as far as we know, is unreadable to spiders. Still, we can't totally ensure that a email address in a post will not be decoded by a spider in the future.
Online Privacy Alliance