1. What user data is required and when
BikeGremlin web site requires users to enter username and e-mail if they want to post comments.
2. What is the user data used for
User data is only used for moderation of comments and data that users put on the site. Access rights to put it shortly.
From “ordinary users” that can post comments and questions, “authors” that add posts, to “administrators” who make sure it all works. In case of bad behavior (spamming, insults etc.), an account can be blocked (etiquette and the rules are explained on this link: Posting questions, or comments).
There is no other use of the user data. It is not given to any other company, or individual.
3. Data protection
User data visible (only) when posting a comment, or a post, are user name and website (if that data is provided by the user). E-mail is kept private (hidden), protected from alteration, or copying.
The site uses SSL/TLS encryption (HTTPS protocol). That is why user data can’t be intercepted while being sent from user’s computer, to the website’s server.
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By submitting a comment on Bike Gremlin website, one consents to the comment being publicly visible, without the right to delete and/or alter it (except with the website administrator’s approval). Given information remains the property of Bike Gremlin website. Administrators are keeping the right to edit and/or delete comments if they see it as appropriate.