Cookie Consent by Registration Agreement and Privacy Policy

Registration Agreement and Privacy Policy

Registration Agreement


You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

This forum is intended for genuine seekers of information and discussion about the Christian faith. All discussions should be started and conducted in an appropriate manor for this context and in line with the forum guidelines which can be found here. Any information, discussions or posts the forum owner or staff determines falls outside of the specific context mentioned above will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable. Please note the forum's Basic Statement of Faith which sets out the basic points of the Christian faith and also the forums purpose statement found here. Reading these two articles may help you get a better understanding of the forums, and what might or might not be appropriate or acceptable posting content for the forums.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor all posted messages all the time, and  are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame and without notice, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.

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Privacy Policy

Privacy and Cookies

By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies as described below.

Information we collect and how we use it

In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide - When you sign up for a Site Account or other service or promotion that requires registration, we may ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).

Please note that some links on our site link to third-party, unconnected and affiliate sites which may request information from you and these sites will have their own privacy and cookie policies and settings available to view on their own pages - we have no control, and are not responsible for, their privacy and cookie policies and settings, which will differ to ours. Be sure to view the policies of these third-party, unconnected and affiliate sites before submitting any information to them so you know and are happy with their policies and usage of your data.

Use of cookies
UK Christian Forums uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Some of the cookies we use are "analytical" cookies such as tracking cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they're using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. Targeting cookies help to tailor information that is presented to you for example relevant adverts you might be interested in rather than completely random ones.

If you click 'I agree' on our cookie consent form, you have agreed that we will use cookies to provide our services and for the types of data analysis mentioned above unless you choose to alter your cookie settings. If you want to alter cookie settings you can find information about how to do so (see below under "How do I turn cookies off"). Please be aware that some parts of websites may not function properly if you delete or disallow/block certain necessary or functional cookies. you can also navigate away from the site and clear all cookies related to our sites using your browser settings (see below for more information on how to do this) if you do not wish cookies from our site to be used any further. To prevent cookies activating again next time you visit you will need to change/update cookie preferences when you first visit the website again.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the UK Christian Forums website, or indeed any other website, you can also do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. We have included some information about this below. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of UK Christian Web website(s) and might stop it functioning at all.

More information on cookies can be obtained from All About Cookies.

How do I turn cookies off using the cookie consent preferences on this website?
Click on 'Change your Cookies Preferences' which appears at the foot of every page on the website, and then choose your preferences and click on the save preferences button.

How do I turn cookies off using the tools in my browser?
The main browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari) allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will often be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Safari
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Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

We do not recommend turning cookies off, particularly when using services like forums, as this may prevent you from registering, signing in, and using other services on the site.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau's (IAB) consumer site.

Read more about EU cookie law, essential and non-essential cookies

We, like many, have found it difficult to fully implement the cookie law as the website changes and is kept up to date with current technologies. If you spot anything we can improve, or that needs updating on our site, please contact us. You can find more general information about the EU Cookie Law at the following websites:
The Cookie Law Explained
ICO - How Do We Comply with Cookie Rules? or for_organisations/privacy_and_electronic_communications/the_guide/cookies

Data protection and confidentiality
Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used. Any information you do submit will never knowingly be passed on or sold to any third party.

Log information
When you access our sites, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

User communications
When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

We may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our content and advertising.

Other sites
This Policy applies to UK Christian Forum and associated UK Christian Web sites. We do not exercise control over other sites or advertisements linked from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Please check you are happy with their terms and conditions, privacy policies and cookies policies before submitting any information to them.

Sometimes embedded "share" buttons (to enable users of the site to easily share content through a number of popular social networks) include links to the relevant sites that may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. UK Christian Forum and UK Christian Web have no control over the setting and usage of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these before submitting your information.

We do not sell or share the information we collect with third parties. The only exception to this is where we are required under applicable laws to disclose relevant requested information.

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