Privacy Policy


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Formal Policy

The privacy of our visitors to is important to us.

At we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit our site and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests ('interest based targeting'). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses 'non personally identifiable information'. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Policy for Forum Members

Forum Members Must Additionally Agree to the Following Terms and Conditions Before Creating an Account

By continuing with your registration you consent to having all the information you enter stored in a database; this database is kept as secure as possible and is only accessible by site admin and forum moderators. Your email address will be used to verify your account and to send you emails notifying you of private messages, posts to subscribed threads etc providing you enable these services on your user profile. None of your details will be passed to any third parties unless required by applicable laws. Public posts you make will be visible to anyone, those made in members only areas will be visible to all registered forum members.

If you create an account but do not subsequently visit the forum within the next 4 weeks, your account and all your details will be deleted.

If you have never made a posting to the forum and do not visit the forum for a period of a year or more, your account and all your details will be deleted.

If you want your forum account to be deleted, contact site admin at

By accessing “Home Brew Forum” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Home Brew Forum”, “”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use “Home Brew Forum”. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of “Home Brew Forum” after changes mean you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Jims Home Brew Forum” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “Jims Home Brew Forum” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “Jims Home Brew Forum” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

Use of your data: - This site uses Google Analytics to collect visitor statistics. The data generated from Google Analytics is used by us to monitor the number of visits to the site, where the users are located and how they behave when they access the site (pages most visited, the route they follow from page to page etc) and is aggregate in nature. This data is used to help us understand what content and layout is best to improve user experience and which parts of the site are most popular with users – this is all used to plan site updates and to determine the best future direction of the forum. For information on what data Google Analytics collect see Analytics Privacy and Security page - Google Analytics

This site shows Google Ads. The revenue from these finance the site and make it free to users. The money pays for server hire and domain name fees etc. For information on how Google collects your data, see our Privacy Policy (above). '

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