Information We Collect
Scope of Personal Information
In order to create an account on the Flipstream website, you must provide some personal information into the system such as your name, username, password, E-Mail address, and time zone. You may also optionally provide some additional details within your profile such as your birth date, a profile picture, location, occupation, interests, personal website, and instant messenger identifiers, although these are not required for using the forums. Your username, E-Mail, and forum profile content will be displayed to other registered users at Flipstream and can be modified through the available website management options by logging in with your account. Other website features such as viewing homepage news feeds or reading public information does not require creating a login.
Flipstream follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), country of origin, date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Like any other website, Flipstream uses 'cookies'. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your device when you visit a website which enables the server to collect information from the browser and to enhance or enable the usability of this website. These cookies are used to maintain login sessions and optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' preferences, browser type, and/or other information.
You may choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options with the knowledge that you will not be able to log into the website and some display preference issues may occur. To learn more about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at your browsers' respective websites, or you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org for more information about cookies and how you can turn them off.
Another part of our priority is protection for children while using the Internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Flipstream does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable information nor permit account registration for children under the age of 13. If you believe your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Transparency and Choice
How Information Is Stored and Used
Account and forum profile information collected by this website is maintained and managed by Flipstream. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all data provided is treated securely in accordance with this policy and all applicable data protection laws. All traffic is encrypted using SSL/TLS certificates to help prevent electronic eavesdropping, and information is only accessible to designated administrative users.
We may use information we collect about you to:
- Administer your account;
- Provide you with access to particular tools and site features;
- Respond to your inquiries and send administrative communications;
- Give E-Mail notifications of relevant forum activities and/or private messages;
- Display the currently logged in users;
- Statistically analyze user behavior and activities;
- Obtain feedback on the website; or
- Send personalized newsletter E-Mails
Sharing Information with Third Parties
The Flipstream website does not display ads nor will we share or sell collected personal user information to third party companies, organizations, or individuals. We will only share personal information for legal reasons with government and/or law enforcement agencies if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- Meet applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or enforceable governmental/law agency requests such as a warrant
- Enforce applicable terms of the intended website use, including investigation of potential violations
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or related technical issues.
- As required or permitted by law to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of: The Flipstream website or its hosting provider, our users, or the public at large.
Users should be aware that if they disclose personal identifying information in discussion forums, chat rooms, or other areas that are publicly accessible by others, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. Flipstream and its hosting provider are not responsible for any information that you provide in the above areas.
Transfer of Ownership
Changing Your Preferences
Users that decide to opt-out of receiving communications from the Flipstream website may do so through their account and the related Newsletter Subscriptions and Forums Notification preferences on the website, by using the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of all newsletter distributions, or by sending a forum message to an Administrative forum user or
If you request that we terminate your registration and/or cancel your account, Flipstream will permanently delete your account and the related personal data that we have in our database.
Third Party Privacy Policies
Policy Revision: May 1, 2021 (Initial Implementation)