The Oak Ridge Web Site is comprised of various Web sites and Web pages operated as Outdoors Network and ForumsAmerica.com, and ImmediateWeb.com, and other domain names, by Oak Ridge. or its affiliates (collectively, the "Oak Ridge Web Sites"). Oak Ridge (hereafter referred to OakRidge), and its advertisers and affiliates are deeply committed to protecting the privacy of Internet users. Below is information outlining our continued support for the responsible management of consumer information.
During the process of delivering a web page to you, OakRidge does not collect any personally identifiable information about you such as name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. However, OakRidge does obtain some types of non-personally identifiable information such as the Internet Service Provider you use to connect to the Internet, your browser type, or the type of computer operating system you use (Macintosh or Windows, for example). Such information collected by OakRidge is the standard sort of information available to all operators of web sites, and includes:
Your IP address: a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet. The type of information that ForumsAmerica can infer from the IP address is a geographic location.
Your domain: e.g., .com, .net, or .edu. This is standard information that is available with all communication sent on the Internet.
Other information that OakRidge can infer consists of:
Operating system: e.g., Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX;
Browser version and type: e.g., Firefox or Internet Explorer;
Browser language: e.g., Java or Unix;
Internet Service Provider (ISP): e.g., Comcast or Verizon;
In some cases, you may voluntarily provide personal information in response to a specific ad (this ad may ask you to fill out a survey or provide your zip code). If this does occur, we may collect this information on behalf of an advertiser. This information is used by an advertiser to respond to your request. In addition, ForumsAmerica may combine this information with other users' information and review it in an aggregate form to understand the type of individuals who view a specific type of ad or visit a particular kind of website.
Data Collection and Opt Out
ForumsAmerica, as well as most sites on the Internet, use "cookies" to enhance your experience on the web. ForumsAmerica cannot use these cookies to personally identify you in any way. What are cookies and why do we use them? A cookie is a unique number that is provided to you if you choose to join our forum area. This unique number, which is stored in a cookie file on your computer, allows you to enter the forum area without typing in your name and password each time you visit. When you join the forum you have the option of storing the cookie on your computer or not. While we believe that cookies enhance your Internet experience, they are not required for ForumsAmerica access.
If you do not want the benefit of cookies, there is a simple procedure to manually delete your cookies. Please consult your web browser's Help documentation for more information.
Third Party Advertising
We may, from time to time, use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here
Third Party Cookies
In the course of serving advertisements to this
site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique
"cookie" on your browser.