May 24, 2018, 8:04 PM
Personal Information that Is Collected
Personal information is information that can be used to identify or contact you. Only personal information that you voluntarily provide when registering for a forum account is collected, in other words the email address that you provide to validate your sign up. This is used to send you forum notifications such as replies to posts or threads that you are 'watching' aswell as taking you automatically to the first unread post of a forum topic on log in. Notifications can be turned off in preferences.
You can use the NLM site without registering or submitting any personal information. In that case, the only information we collect will be non-personal information obtained through the use of “Cookies.” These are small computer files transferred to your computer’s hard drive, which allow site statistics to be collected. NLM does not store any personally identifiable information in any cookies on your computer. Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. You do not have to accept our cookies in order to productively use the site.
NLM does not sell (or provide for free) e-mail addresses, names, mailing addresses, or any other personal information to any Third Parties for their own marketing or information collection purposes.
General Use of Site
Advertising on the NLM site
The site carries advertising to cover the sites running costs. Without the advertisers there would be no site. Advertisers collect information such as your browsing history and measure activity amongst other information in order to target adverts that they think you may be more interested in. You will need to give your consent in order for them to do this. Note that if you are not happy with this then you can decline but you will still see adverts, they will just be untargetted.
Disclosure of Your Information
Although every reasonable effort is made to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that thieves could find a way to thwart security systems or those of our Internet Service Provider (ISP).