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Privacy Policy

SokaForums.com is committed to respecting your privacy rights when visiting any SokaForums.com web site, such as this one. To protect your personal information, SokaForums.com has adopted the guidelines outlined below:

Information Collected
While visiting any of the SokaForums.com website we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you for purposes of interacting with the site. Such personal information may include, but is not limited to, your display name (not necessarily your real name), birthdate (important to insert real dates, you will celebrate your birthday together) and e-mail address (which will help you when you forget your password and get all notifications for private messages on the site). On any page that collects personal information, we will specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product or service or enter you in the promotion you have requested, as well as respond to your inquiry or comment.

What are Cookies? A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. This element of data is a piece of text, not a program. The site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the site. We cannot access other cookies sent by other web sites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your e-mail address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way we would learn such information is if you specifically and voluntarily submit that information to us, for example, through a registration system, by entering a sweepstakes or promotion, etc.

Why does the site use cookies? SokaForums.com uses cookies to track usage of the site and further personalize your experience when you are visiting the site. By tracking usage, we can best determine what features of the site best serve the users.

What benefits do I receive from cookies? Overall, the use of cookies helps to give you a more personalized experience at the site. The information is used to keep our site fresh and relevant to you the user. Cookies also allow you to avoid retyping your e-mail address and password each time you access the site.

May I decline to accept a cookie? You may decline to accept cookies sent by the site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. However, some portions of the site may require registration in order to access those areas. In such cases, we ask that you register and provide us with basic information on our registration page, or sign in if previously registered. Cookies enable our server to know that you are a registered user; and will eliminate the need for you to log in each time you access our site. In addition, our registration system may require that you accept the cookies from the site in order to access that portion of the site. Other sites linked to the site may also send cookies; however we do not control such activities.

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[/code][/b][/b] The information stored in a cookie is used to identify you to our server, to allow us to personalize your experience on the site, and to serve content and communications that may be of interest to you.

IP Addresses: SokaForums.com does log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and to determine site usage and clears logs on monthly basis.

Use of Personal Information
We believe in protecting your privacy, and will not share personal information with third parties outside of SokaForums.com except as described in this Privacy Policy. We believe that we can enhance your experience on our site with the information you share with us. We use personal information about you to improve our advertising and marketing efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to personalize the site's content, layout, and services. We may also use your personal information, such as your e-mail address or mailing address, to contact you regarding products and/or services that may be of interest to you, to respond to an inquiry from you regarding the information that we have collected or respond to your comments and suggestions.

SokaForums.com will not sell your personal information or user database to outside companies or whomever, however, we may facilitate delivery of special offers or promotions from local businesses which are relevant to our users. All e-mails generated from user registration will come from an @sokaforums.com. SokaForums.com may match specific and/or aggregated personal information with third party data to provide you with product and content offerings that interest you and improve our advertising and marketing efforts. SokaForums.com also may disclose aggregated user statistics (not identities) in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners, other third parties, our affiliate companies, and for other lawful purposes. As part of your experience on our site, you may receive communications from us related to products and services that might interest you. While we believe these services will enhance your experience at our site, you will at all times be able to opt out from receiving these communications, either by specifically opting out of these services or by deleting your profile from our database.

We have today, and will in the future have, arrangements with third party service providers, such as credit card processors, shipping companies, mobile money, Advertisement companies and fulfillment services. These third party providers are not permitted to retain or use personal information for any purpose unrelated to providing the service.

We reserve the right to disclose personal information when needed to comply with the law or a legal process, cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities (identified serious crimes), to identify persons violating the law.

Party Collecting the Information
This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and dissemination of information that we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose any information to other parties, whether through, for example, on-line auctions, chat rooms, personal ads, or the like, through third party services or promotions offered on or through the site or through other web sites throughout the Internet, different policies may apply and SokaForums.com shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of such information.

Our site may operate as part of a larger group of sites, and may carry co-branded pages. In addition, other sites may use the site's (SokaForums.com) name. Since SokaForums.com does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies, if any, of such third parties, and SokaForums.com shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of your private information by such parties. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions and review those parties' privacy policies before you disclose your personal information to others.

Links to Other Materials
Third party sites linked to and from the site are not necessarily under the control of SokaForums.com. SokaForums.com shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. SokaForums.com does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk. SokaForums.com hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

Children's Privacy
SokaForums.com cares about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.

Reviewing, Changing and Deleting Your Personal Information
You may access all of the personal information that we collect from you online and maintain by using the procedure that follows. We use this procedure to better safeguard your personal information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

SokaForums.com maintains industry standard safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the personal information that you provide to SokaForums.com.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at support@sokaforums.com