Blendermania3D Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 6/3/24

Welcome to Blendermania3D! Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information when you use our forum, Blendermania3D, built on the Discourse platform.

1. Information We Collect

1.1 Personal Information:

  • Username: A unique identifier chosen by the user for their account.
  • Email Address: Used for account verification, notifications, and communication purposes.
  • Password: A secure password chosen by the user to protect their account. This is stored in a hashed format.
  • IP Address: Collected during the sign-up process and when users log in to monitor and prevent abuse, spam, and security threats.
  • Profile Information: Optional information users may provide, such as a profile picture, bio, location, and website.

1.2 Usage Data:

  • Activity Data: Information about users’ interactions with the platform, such as posts created, likes given, and login times.
  • Device Information: Data about the device used to access the forum, including browser type and operating system.

2. How We Use Your Information

We use the collected information to:

  • Communicate with users.
  • Enhance the user experience and improve our services.
  • Send marketing or promotional materials.
  • Send reminders about events happening on the site.

3. Information Sharing

We do not share user information with third parties, except for the following:

  • Third-Party Services: We use third-party services for email blasts.

4. Data Storage and Security

User data is stored on hosted servers. We rely on the security measures provided by our third-party hosting provider to protect your data.

5. User Rights

Users can access, update, or delete their personal information at any time via their profile settings. Users can also control their privacy settings, such as hiding or removing their name. Emails are not shown publicly.

6. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Blendermania3D uses cookies and other tracking technologies to enhance user experience, improve site performance, and gather information about how our platform is used. We use the following types of cookies:

  • Essential Cookies: Necessary for the basic functionality of the site.
  • Performance and Analytics Cookies: Collect information about how users interact with the site.
  • Functional Cookies: Remember user preferences and choices.
  • Targeting and Advertising Cookies: Used by third-party services to deliver relevant advertisements.
  • Third-Party Cookies: Set by external services to enhance our site.

7. Children’s Privacy

Blendermania3D is intended for users aged 13 and older. We have measures in place to maintain a PG-13 environment. Users who violate this policy will be removed from the site.

8. Policy Updates

Users will be notified of changes to this Privacy Policy via email or a post on the site. We will review and update this policy as needed.

9. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via private message on the site.

10. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Blendermania3D complies with various data protection laws, including:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): For users in the European Union.
  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): For users in California.
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): For users under the age of 13, with verifiable parental consent.
  • Other Applicable Laws: Adhering to relevant local regulations and ensuring our data practices comply with legal requirements.