Privacy Policy - www.Oscarfishlover.com Privacy Policy for http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at PennWooding@BTInternet.com.

At http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/ and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/ makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/ does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/.
.:: Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/ and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include ....
Google Adsense


These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/ send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/ has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. http://www.Oscarfishlover.com/'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

How to use some features on the website

I am putting together a few video tutorials that I hope will help people understand how to use the website.

The first tutorial is a short video showing you how to register an account. There will be more videos to follow.

How to Create an Account

How to Start a Thread

How to Post a Reply on a Thread

How to Upload a Photograph to Photobucket

How to Add Photos to the Forum

We like to encourage our members to write and submit articles that they have written themselves based on their own experience in keeping tropical fish. If the articles are good enough then we will happily publish them on Oscarfishlover.com and credit the author with the article. If you want to write an article then please look at what is already on our website, there is no point in replicating something that we already have here, we are looking for unique articles that will be of help to the tropical fish keeping world. So get writing, you never know you might get published on Oscarfishlover.com. We must state that these articles have been written by members of our website and the information is based purely on their own experience, none of the articles contain information written by the owners of Oscarfishlover.com

Uploading photographs onto the forum using Photobucket

 

If you want to display photos on the forum but don't know how to go about putting them there, please check this video out that one of our members has put together.  Matt explains how to set up an account with Photobucket, how to upload your photos and then the process you need to go through to display photographs in your threads on the forum.

Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

Only one account per member is permitted

Members must not attempt to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks, usernames or copying avatars of mod team members) Any members not conforming to this rule will be politely asked to make changes immediately

You agree not to create usernames which may offend other members

The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of oscarfishlover.com. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable should contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, sexual nudity, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening,  invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise a violation of any law. We now practice a Zero tolerance on anyone deliberately harassing, insulting or abusing forum staff and other members.

You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this website.

In addition there is to be no advertising of commercial sites on the forum unless authorised by the owners of this site. If you wish to advertise here then contact us.

No promoting of other competing sites either in the forum, chat room or private message system. In the event of receiving such spam messages, please report the incident to a member of the moderating team.

You agree not to poach registered members for other aquatic forums.  Anybody caught doing so will earn themselves a lifetime ban without warning

Spamming will not be tolerated under any circumstances.  SPAM posts will be deleted immediately and the offending poster will have their account terminated permanently without warning.

We have a zero tolerance on any members inciting hatred against Oscarfishlover.com.  This can be in the form of derogative messages posted on either our own forum or any other forum.  Any member found to be posting such messages on the Internet will have their account terminated immediately without any warning

The admins, moderators & site owners have final say, they reserve the right to terminate any account without warning and without reason (although we would normally tell you why you have been suspended)

By submitting your photos to our monthly photograph competition, photograph gallery, forum thread, you therefore give us permission to use your photographs on our website. However, out of courtesy we normally ask permission first. We also copyright the photo to its owner

Members must not construct messages using "texting jargon". Members who insist on writing posts using mobile phone shorthand jargon will have their messages deleted without warning. Persistent offenders will receive an official warning.

You agree not to publish avatars that contain sexual content, or are likely to cause distress to other members. Furthermore you agree not to advertise any aquatic products within your avatar image

You agree not to argue and disrespect other members when they are trying to help answer your questions

You agree that articles and photos submitted to Oscarfishlover.com become available for us to display when and how we choose. You may not request for articles and photos to be removed from our website at any time.  You also agree that some editing may need to be done on any articles.

MINORS
Posting material that exploits children, or is unsuitable for viewing by children on our community forum is strictly forbidden.  Offenders will have there account terminated immediately without notice or warning.

Unfortunately we are unable to reliably verify the age of any user of Oscarfishlover.com.  Minors under the age of 13 years old are not permitted to use the forum without adult supervision.