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Privacy Statement

KonaForum is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of the KonaForum.com site. By accessing the KonaForum, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.


Collection of your Personal Information

When you register in our Discussion Boards, we will ask you for information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you or to be contacted by others registered in the KonaForum. The personal information we collect may include your name, address, e-mail and phone number.

The KonaForum may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the KonaForum; the pages that you access while at the KonaForum and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. We may collect this information in order to prevent misuse of the KonaForum by those who do not wish to abide by the KonaForum Agreement.

The KonaForum communities provide opportunities for main landers and locals to interact with each other. We provide this opportunity at no cost in order to share knowledge, news and the common love we all have for the Big Island of Hawaii. In order to avoid your e-mail address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for inappropriate or harmful purposes, KonaForum advises that you should be cautious about posting a real e-mail address or other personal information to the Discussion Boards, chat rooms, or other public Discussion Boards.

Use of your Personal Information

The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) you have requested or authorized. When you register for the KonaForum you agree to receive from the KonaForum. Any e-mail communication you receive will be properly identified as coming from KonaForum.com. If you wish to not receive e-mail from KonaForum.com you may un-register at any time.

Control of your Personal Information

Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the KonaForum will not be shared outside of KonaForum.com without your permission. You can access your personal information and make choices about how you wish to be contacted at any time.

KonaForum.com may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service or security issues or just general information related on to the KonaForum.com.

Security of your Personal Information

KonaForum.com is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies on this Site to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, or want to login automatically a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site's features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.

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