Sparky Slider FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Rules

The Sparky Slider forums have grown tremendously over the past years and we thank all of you for being a part of this growing community. In order to keep the forums running well and to prevent problems, please follow these simple rules for the forums here. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the admin team.

General Rules

While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, profanity (or attempts to bypass profanity filters), insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.

Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.

Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.

Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members.

Please wait a reasonable amount of time before bumping posts. For style changes and general 'how-to' questions this should be 24 hours. For specific troubleshooting issues, use 12 hours as a guideline.

We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate Sparky Slider community standards. The admin team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.

Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.

Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.

We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.

Posts discussing moderator actions are also not allowed.

Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.

You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.

You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests.

All post must be made in English

We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, as access to our support forums are a privilege and not a right.

Advertising Services and Solicitation

We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations. Explicit advertising and soliciting in signatures is also prohibited.

No signatures

Avatars

Animated avatars are not allowed. Sorry.

We also have some rules that apply for certain 'private' forums, it it your responsibility to understand these rules BEFORE you accept the invitation to join or, make an application to join.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The owners of Sparky Slider reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Addendum

We reserve the right to update and modify these rules as the needs of the community dictate to ensure the smooth operation of this community.

Privacy Policy

www.SparkySlider.co.uk (or "Site") Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This Privacy Policy applies to your information that we collect and receive on and through this Site; it does not apply to practices of businesses that we do not own or control or people we do not employ.

At no time will we sell or otherwise distribute your information or your personally-identifiable data without your permission. You can visit this Site without revealing who you are or providing any personal information about yourself.

By using this Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you use this Site and its services. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.

This Site contains links to other websites. These include links to websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Browsing this Site

If you browse through this Site without entering any personal data, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and cannot be linked back to you unless you decide to identify yourself. If you are only browsing, we collect the following information: IP address, the type of browser and operating system used to access this Site, the date and time you access this Site, the pages you visit (click-through), and if you linked to this Site from another website, the address of that website as well as additional information related to your visit. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with this Siteís server, and to administer this Site.

Information Collected

We collect the email addresses of consumers who communicate with us via email. We do not collect credit card information or other sensitive financial information for paid subscription.

All financial transactions on this Site are processed on our behalf by PayPal. For information regarding the privacy policies of those companies, please refer to the following:

http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_privacy-outside

All information provided by consumers in any of the above-listed ways or otherwise becomes the property of vBulletin Solutions, Inc. once received and may be used and disclosed as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

We may use your personal information to send you email communications regarding products or services offered by us or by third parties with whom we have relationships in which we think you may be interested.

We do not share, sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties for unknown reasons.

You may at any time choose not to receive promotional emails from us by changing the setting in your pofile. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may continue to contact you for the purpose of communicating information relating to this Site, as well as to facilitate, complete, or confirm any transaction that you may enter into or responding to your inquiry or request.

If you prefer for us not to provide your name and email or postal address to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please use the contact us page.

Cookies

We may place "cookies" on your personal computer. "Cookies" are small identifiers sent from a website server and stored on your computerís hard drive, similar to a license plate, that help us to recognize you if you visit this Site again. Also, this Site uses cookies to track how you found this Site. Cookies are not designed to be used to get data from your hard drive, your email or any other personal data about you. To protect your privacy, we do not use cookies to store or transmit any personal information about you on the Internet. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings, but please be aware that if you reject our cookies it is possible that some Site pages may not properly load, your access to certain information might be denied or you might have to enter information about yourself more than once.

Security

This Site has reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Third Party Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit this Site. These companies use non-personally identifiable information regarding your visit to this Site and other websites, such as the user IP address, pages viewed, date and time of your visit, and number of times you have viewed an advertisement (but not your name, address, or other personal information), to serve advertisements to you on this Site and other websites that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this Site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your Internet browser.

In addition, we use clear GIFs or pixel tags to help manage our online advertising. These clear GIFs enable our advertisement serving company to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this Site. This allows us to learn which banner advertisements bring users to this Site. The information we collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable. To learn more about these practices and your choices about not having this information used by these companies please visit the website http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp .

Contacting this Site

Please be aware that we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will update this Privacy Policy on this Site, so be sure to check back here frequently.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you may use the contact us page.

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Cookies

We may place "cookies" on your personal computer. "Cookies" are small identifiers sent from a website server and stored on your computerís hard drive, similar to a license plate, that help us to recognize you if you visit this Site again. Also, this Site uses cookies to track how you found this Site. Cookies are not designed to be used to get data from your hard drive, your email or any other personal data about you. To protect your privacy, we do not use cookies to store or transmit any personal information about you on the Internet. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings, but please be aware that if you reject our cookies it is possible that some Site pages may not properly load, your access to certain information might be denied or you might have to enter information about yourself more than once.

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